ENTERTAINMENT

[Box office] Movies in theaters this week

By Rumy Doo
  • Published : Nov 24, 2017 - 15:23
  • Updated : Nov 24, 2017 - 15:23

The Swindlers
(Korea)
Opened Nov. 22
Action, crime. Directed by Jang Chang-won

Ambitious, ruthless prosecutor Park Hee-soo (Yoo Ji-tae) decides to venture outside the law and employ the help of a gang of scammers to entrap another renowned scam artist. Skilled scammer Hwang Ji-sung (Hyun Bin) is central to the plan, hatching a grand scheme to both help Park and catch his father’s killer. Prosecutor Park goes on to form precarious ties with politicians and does not hesitate to delve into the illegal to achieve his ambitions. 


Justice League
(US)
Opened Nov. 15
Action, science fiction. Directed by Zack Snyder.

Superman (Henry Cavill), the defender of mankind, has died. The villainous alien military officer Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) has seized this opportunity to lead an army of Parademons into Gotham City, in search of the three ancient Mother Boxes scattered across Earth. Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and his newfound ally Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) gather a team of heroes and outcasts including Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and Victor Stone (Ray Fisher) to fend off the impending threat. 


Heart Blackened
(Korea)
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
(Korea)
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.