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3-D film reconstructs 18th-century Joseon fest

It took Crown Prince Sado (1735-1762) eight days to die of starvation after his father King Yeongjo ordered him to be confined in a cramped wooden rice chest. Sado’s son, who later became King Jeongj...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:38

Jared Leto, Jonah Hill win early MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Conan O’Brien kicked off the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night with a challenge to gain 50 celebrity cameos for his opening segment, a shtick with Will Arnett that merged two categories, best fight and best kiss, and a musical number about hating musical num...

Updated : 2014.04.14 19:52

With $41.4 million, ‘Captain America’ holds off ‘Rio 2’

NEW YORK (AP) ― “Captain America” continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as “The Winter Soldier” took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. The strong s...

Updated : 2014.04.14 19:51

Director Raoul Peck shoots new quake film in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) ― Haiti’s most respected filmmaker began production on a new film in Haiti this week, making perhaps the first feature to dramatize how people faced the topsy-turvy days a...

Updated : 2014.04.13 19:36

Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies

Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of “Children of a Lesser God,” has died. She was 70.Frelich died Thursday at their home in Temple City, California, her husband, Robert Steinberg, said. She suffered from a rare degenerative neurologic...

Updated : 2014.04.13 09:42

‘Draft Day’ plays like a late-round pick

“Draft Day” is a “ticking clock” thriller built around the NFL draft, a movie that counts down to the fateful decision that one embattled general manager (Kevin Costner) makes with his team’s fir...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:01

Box Office: Innocent Thing, My Father’s Emails, Son of God

Innocent Thing (Korea)Opened April 10Thriller. Directed by Kim Tae-gyun.Former athlete and school teacher Joon-gi (Jang Hyuk) is married to his dutiful, pregnant wife, Yoo-jin (Sun Woo-sun). He doesn’...

Updated : 2014.04.11 19:59

U.S. indie movie to open green film fest

An American independent film about three teenage friends who build a home in the woods will open this year’s Green Film Festival in Seoul, organizers said Monday.The debut feature by director Jordan ...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:32

‘Captain America 3’ will go up against ‘Superman’

After sweeping the North American box office with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Walt Disney Co. announced that “Captain America 3” would return on May 6, 2016, Reuters reported Monday. Nu...

Updated : 2014.04.10 11:07

Promising indie films hit theaters

The year 2011 was a memorable period for Korea’s independent cinema. A number of films, such as Yoon Sung-hyun’s “Bleak Night,” Park Jung-bum’s “The Journals of Musan” and Min Yong-geun’s “Re...

Updated : 2014.04.09 20:35

‘Lights, action!’

 The temperature had dipped suddenly, making April 6 an unseasonably chilly day. But that did not deter the hundreds of spectators braving the cold on Sunday morning who had turned up at Gangnam Boul...

Updated : 2014.04.09 17:25

‘Innocent Thing’ goes mad on screen

Although filmmaker Kim Tae-gyun says his latest film is an exploration of love, it’s very hard to agree with him.Titled “Innocent Thing,” the film is about a former athlete and married school teach...

Updated : 2014.04.07 20:32

‘Captain America’ sets April record with $96.2m

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around. Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has set a record as the bigg...

Updated : 2014.04.07 20:28

‘The Fatal Encounter’ to open in North America in May

A new South Korean historical thriller starring Hyun Bin will open in North American theaters next month, the film’s local distributor said Monday.Directed by Lee Jae-gyu, “The Fatal Encounter” is ...

Updated : 2014.04.07 20:26

‘Han Gong-ju’ wins top prize in Fribourg

After winning seven trophies from Rotterdam, Marrakech, Busan and Deauville, Korean helmer Lee Su-jin’s award-winning feature debut “Han Gong-ju” nabbed another award this month, this time at the F...

Updated : 2014.04.06 20:20