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Young love lives or dies with one decision in ‘If I Stay’

Manipulative, contrived, melodramatic ― all labels we slap on that most perfectly titled movie genre, “the weeper.” All fit “If I Stay” like original packaging. Teenage girls and the boys who wan...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:26

Box Office

The Letters (U.S.)Opened Aug. 21 Drama, Directed by William RieadBased on Mother Teresa’s letters to her spiritual mentor, Father Celeste van Exem, over a 50-year period, “The Letters” is a biopic ...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:26

‘Love Is Strange’ is tender, meandering

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated ― at least physically ― by factors beyond their control in “Love Is Strange,” the latest tender and me...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:15

Bong Joon-ho among BIFF’s New Currents jury members

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) said on Thursday that it has named five jurors for this year’s New Currents competition section, including director Bong Joon-ho who gained international fame for his 2013 sci-fi thriller “Snowpiercer.”The New Currents presents works by promi...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:01

Korean Film Festival to open in China

The 2014 edition of the Korean Film Festival will open in Beijing and Shanghai, the Korean Film Council said on Wednesday. The fourth biennial festival, which launched in 2008, will screen 10 Korean f...

Updated : 2014.08.20 20:49

Ken Watanabe to cohost Busan film fest

Veteran Japanese actor Ken Watanabe will open this year’s Busan International Film Festival, the event’s organizers said Tuesday.Watanabe has been chosen to cohost the festival’s opening ceremony o...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:28

Song Hye-kyo expresses deep regret over tax evasion

South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo on Tuesday apologized for committing tax evasion, stating in a news release that she “deeply regrets mishandling her tax affairs due to ignorance.”Song said that sh...

Updated : 2014.08.19 11:46

‘Into the Storm’ short on suspense, plot

Disaster movies are by design not long on character development. Instead they bank on our love of being virtually, vicariously in fear for lives.Still, they need to establish personalities deep enough...

Updated : 2014.08.18 20:26

‘Turtles’ tops weak debut for ‘Expendables 3’

NEW YORK (AP) ― Moviegoers continued to shell out for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” while Sylvester Stallone’s action ensemble “The Expendables 3” was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut. P...

Updated : 2014.08.18 20:26

[Herald Review] Under the ocean, ugliest side of human desire

Moviegoers have seen quite a lot of the sea this summer, as ocean-themed films filled the silver screen. Period action flick “Roaring Currents” showed Adm. Yi Sun-sin’s historic victory, while come...

Updated : 2014.08.17 20:57

‘Roaring Currents’ sells record 13.62m tickets

A homegrown action film about a 16th-century Korean naval hero’s astonishing victory against Japan gathered more than 13.62 million in attendance at home, a local box-office tracker said Saturday.The...

Updated : 2014.08.17 20:55

'Roaring Currents' viewers surpass record 13.62 mln

A homegrown action film about a 16th-century Korean naval hero's astonishing victory against Japan gathered more than 13.62 million in attendance at home, a local box-office tracker said Saturday.The ...

Updated : 2014.08.16 15:26

[Graphic News] ‘Roaring Currents’ tops 10 million viewers in record time

The number of viewers who have seen “Roaring Currents” exceeded 10 million on Sunday, just 12 days after its premiere, marking the fastest time for a film screened in Korea to hit the box office mil...

Updated : 2014.08.11 21:36

Laughter on the high seas

As its subtitle “The Seafaring Mountain Bandits” suggests, period adventure flick “The Pirates” is out to make audiences laugh.Though the film that opened on Aug. 6 faces strong competition from a...

Updated : 2014.08.11 21:02

Cowabunga! ‘Ninja Turtles’ bring box-office power

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office. Paramount Pictures’ comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated rendi...

Updated : 2014.08.11 20:59