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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

By Rumy Doo

Published : Nov. 3, 2017 - 17:54

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Heart Blackened
Opened Nov. 2
Directed by Jung Ji-woo

Im Tae-san (Choi Min-sik) is an unfathomable conglomerate chairman, at times a hopeless romantic -- such as when he is with his young lover Yu-na (Lee Ha-nee) -- and at others, a fearsome businessman who makes his employees tremble. Instability reigns at home: His daughter Mi-ra (Lee Soo-kyung) is rebellious and spoiled, exploiting her father for money. Tae-san has proposed to Yu-na, a celebrity singer with a tainted past, which prompts Mi-ra to act out in dangerous ways. 

Glass Garden
Opened Oct. 25
Mystery, drama. Directed by Shin Su-won

Scientist Jae-yeon (Moon Geun-young) has been studying artificial blood created using chlorophyll when her research, and her lover, are stolen. Deeply depressed, Jae-yeon locks herself away in a glass garden in the forest, where she grew up. Writer Ji-hoon (Kim Tae-hoon) learns about her secluded life and begins to observe her from afar, eventually writing a novel about a woman whose veins contain green blood, which becomes a bestseller. One day, Jae-yeon is suspected of murder, and the book comes under scrutiny. 

Thor: Ragnarok
Opened Oct. 25
Fantasy, science fiction. Directed by Taika Watiti

As Hela (Cate Blanchett), the goddess of death, invades the city of Asgard, it seems the world has come close to Ragnarok, the battle of the end of the world. Meanwhile, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe, finding himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest against his former ally and fellow Avenger Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). What ensues is Thor’s quest for survival, which leads him in a race against time to prevent Hela from destroying the Asgardian civilization. 

Opened Oct. 19
Psychological horror. Directed by Darren Aronofsky

A couple lives inside an idyllic country mansion surrounded by fields. The wife (Jennifer Lawrence) is a homemaker intent on fixing up the rustic house, content on living in isolation amid nature. The husband (Javier Bardem) is a once-famous poet with writer’s block, struggling to find inspiration for the next story. A doctor and fan of the poet’s work (Ed Harris) visits the couple’s home one day. The poet welcomes the attention, and one by one, more people begin flocking to the once-secluded home.