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Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

GUADALUPE, California (AP) ― Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the Central California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes ― but these are made of plaster.More than 90 years ago, legen...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:35

Film about Korean naval hero to open in China

A scene from “Roaring Currents”A South Korean smash-hit movie about a 16th-century Korean naval hero will open in Chinese theaters this year, the film’s local distributor said Monday.“‘Roaring Cu...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:34

‘Leviathan’ named best picture at London Film Fest

LONDON (AP) ― Movies about corruption, gang violence, honor killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognized cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world. Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan,” a tragic satire of small-town Russian corruption, was named ...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:39

‘Dear White People’ acts as sly, wry conversation starter

Coming on like a fresh breeze amid the hot air that so often accompanies talk about race, “Dear White People” is both a conversation piece and a calling card, announcing writer-director Justin Simie...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:05

Box Office

The Golden Era (China)Opened Oct. 16Drama. Directed by Ann HuiThe Chinese-Hong Kong film, “The Golden Era,” is a biopic of legendary Chinese writer Xiao Hong (Tang Wei), who lived through political ...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:04

Rogen’s serious business: Alzheimer’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Seth Rogen let out a loud laugh when asked what he had done with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader who suddenly and inexplicably dropped out of sight about six weeks ago. “It’...

Updated : 2014.10.17 20:46

Keaton soars again in ‘Birdman’

NEW YORK (AP) ― When Michael Keaton met Barack Obama shortly before Obama would become president, the then-senator had a question for the actor.“Why don’t you make more movies?”It’s a quandary th...

Updated : 2014.10.15 20:33

Rare French-made animation film showcases home talent

A rare feature-length animation film produced entirely in France, “Yellowbird” premiered on Sunday at the London Film Festival, a heartwarming tale of an orphaned bird leading a migration across the...

Updated : 2014.10.14 20:45

‘Gone Girl’ remains at top of N. American box office

“Gone Girl” stood tall atop the North American box office for a second straight week, fighting back competition from a number of new films, industry estimates showed Sunday.The mystery, starring Ben Affleck as a husband accused of murdering his wife (Rosamund Pike), raked in $26.8 millio...

Updated : 2014.10.13 20:28

Behind Korea’s film renaissance

At a glance, Korean cinema seems to be having a renaissance. In a world where Hollywood blockbusters dominate the silver screen, local films grabbed a market share of 60 percent in 2013, double that o...

Updated : 2014.10.12 20:42

Korean, Iranian films on family share top award at Busan

A Korean and an Iranian film exploring family and relationships shared the top award at Asia's largest film festival Saturday, with jury members praising both for expressing "what it means to be a human being"."End of Winter" from Kim Daehwan and "13" from Hooman Seyedi will be officially ...

Updated : 2014.10.11 13:36

Box Office: My Love My Bride, Slow Video, Whistle-Blower

My Love My Bride (Korea)Opened Oct. 8Romance, Comedy. Directed by Im Chan-sangA remake of the popular 1990 movie of the same title, “My Love My Bride” centers on a newlywed couple, poet Young-min (J...

Updated : 2014.10.10 20:06

Drummer keeps the beat or takes a beating in ‘Whiplash’

We only hear about them if there’s video or audio ― coaches, mostly ― a Bobby Knight, grabbing and choking players, a Mike Rice, hurling basketballs and the foulest abuse at a recruit.We hear the r...

Updated : 2014.10.10 20:05

Downey and Duvall battle in ‘The Judge’

Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you’ll have a movie, a truism that “The Judge” does its damnedest to disprove. David Dobkin’s film doesn’t leave a melodramatic stone unturned, adding to its courtroom drama a sentimental tsunami of story lines: a mot...

Updated : 2014.10.08 20:37

Jennifer Lawrence slams stolen nude photos as ‘sex crime’

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has spoken publicly for the first time after naked pictures of her were hacked and posted online, angrily slamming the leak as a “sex crime.”...

Updated : 2014.10.08 20:35