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Cumberbatch shines as wartime code-breaker

’Tis clearly the season for Oscar-worthy performances by British actors playing mathematical geniuses facing daunting personal odds. Sound overly specific? Consider: A few weeks ago we had “The Theo...

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:55

Box Office: Big Match, Late Spring, Set Me Free

Big Match (Korea)Opened Nov 26Action, Comedy. Directed by Choi HoWhen Choi Ik-ho (Lee Jung-jae), a professional mixed martial arts fighter, finds out that his brother Choi Young-ho (Lee Sung-min) has ...

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:52

ASEAN film festival kicks off in Seoul

The first edition of the ASEAN Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with the screening of an Indonesian drama film and directors, guests and movie fans gathering at the Seoul Theater of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. “Film is an enriched escape from our stressful dail...

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:33

Peter Capaldi muses on his first year as ‘Doctor Who’

Finishing out his first season as “Doctor Who,” lead actor Peter Capaldi feels he’s living a dream and having a “fabulous” time.“I get up at half-six in the morning,” he says, “and by 7 o’clo...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:08

[Herald Interview] Lee Jung-jae returns as invincible fighter

Model-turned-actor Lee Jung-jae has worked in TV and film for many years. Lee instantly became a household name when he starred in the 1994 campus TV drama “Feelings.” In 1995, his impressive suppo...

Updated : 2014.11.26 20:45

‘Horrible Bosses 2’ doesn’t work

The characters of the modern workplace comedy, like the rest of us, don’t know how to make a living anymore. Having haplessly tried to murder their bosses in the first “Horrible Bosses,” Jason Bate...

Updated : 2014.11.26 20:37

Sci-fi epic 'Interstellar' tops 7 mln audience mark

The Hollywood film "Interstellar" has attracted more than 7 million viewers in South Korea, a market tracker said Tuesday.   The sci-fi epic by Christopher Nolan hit the milestone on Monday, becoming the fifth most-viewed film in South Korean theaters this year, according to the data fr...

Updated : 2014.11.25 15:11

‘Blind Massage’ sweeps Chinese ‘Oscars’

TAIPEI (AFP) ― Chinese director Lou Ye’s drama starring blind amateur actors as massage therapists scooped top honors at the Golden Horse Film Awards in Taiwan on Saturday, touted as the Chinese-lan...

Updated : 2014.11.24 20:50

Putting Oscar on the block

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― ‘Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February. But winning isn’t the only way to s...

Updated : 2014.11.23 20:55

‘Beyond the Lights’ director gave film’s star a crash course in diva

A 90210 ZIP Code. A 12-meter interior waterfall. Private movie theater. Rooftop deck equipped for 500 people.The $14 million Beverly Hills mansion had all the trappings of a verifiable celebrity home....

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:09

Box Office: Late Spring, Set Me Free, Cart

Late Spring (Korea)Opened Nov. 20Drama. Directed by Cho Keun-hyunIn rural 1960s South Jeolla Province, prominent sculptor Jun-koo (Park Young-woo) finds out that he is slowly dying of progressive tota...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:07

‘Mockingjay’ stars reflect on growing up together

NEW YORK (AP) ― Sitting down to interview Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, stars of the blockbuster “Hunger Games” franchise, feels a bit like hanging out with three siblings....

Updated : 2014.11.19 20:34

Matthew McConaughey gets Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey capped off a blockbuster year Monday as he received a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.“It’s a special day, great moment in my career and for my family,” McConaughey, dressed in a light-colored suit with an open colla...

Updated : 2014.11.18 20:52

July Jung’s ‘A Girl at My Door’ wins award in Stockholm

Korean filmmaker July Jung won the Best First Film award on Friday at the Stockholm International Film Festival for her feature directorial debut “A Girl at My Door.” The movie deals with social jus...

Updated : 2014.11.17 21:04

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ tops U.S. box office

NEW YORK (AP) ― At the movies, idiocy never goes out of style. Twenty years after the 1994 original, “Dumb and Dumber To” opened with $38.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio es...

Updated : 2014.11.17 20:46