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Box Office: The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol, The Golden Era, My Love My Bride

The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol (Korea)Opened Oct. 23Documentary. Directed by Lee Sang-ho and Ahn Hae-ryongThe documentary “The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol” (a.k.a. “Diving Bell”) addresse...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:51

Hasbro in high spirits over prospects for film based on Ouija board

Hollywood has a fascination with turning classic board games into movies.There was “Clue” and “Battleship,” and now “Ouija” is about to hit theaters this week. Filmmakers are working to get “Mo...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:49

‘Healthy’ Zellweger broaches storm over new-look face

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― Renee Zellweger hit back Wednesday at the online furor triggered by her new-look face, saying she was simply older and happier. The 45-year-old Oscar-winner, whose first film in five years is out next year, told People magazine she had not been “taking care of myself”...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:35

‘Begin Again’ woos Korean audience with song

Greta (played by Keira Knighley) follows her singer-songwriter boyfriend Dave (played by rock band Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Levine) to New York. As soon as Dave lands a deal with a major record label...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:29

Building on the ‘Frozen’ effect in Korea

Following Walt Disney’s groundbreaking success in Korea earlier this year with its animated film “Frozen” ― the first animated feature and second foreign film after “Avatar” in 2009 to attract o...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:19

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