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Sam Mendes: It’s time for a new James Bond director

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) -- Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond.The acclaimed British director of “Skyfall” and “Spectre” said Saturday he will not direct the next installment in the popular spy series that started with Sean Connery’s startling 1962 performance in “Dr. No.”“It was...

Updated : 2016.05.29 11:37

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

Mountain Cry  (China) Opened May 25 Directed by Larry Yang A new family moves into a remote village with a tight-knit, traditional community. After the sudden death of the family’s father and hus...

Updated : 2016.05.27 17:49

[Herald Review] ‘The Handmaiden’ as tender as it is bold

Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden” is a tale of two women who seek to be free -- one from poverty, the other from confinement, and both from control. The costumes and set design may seem excessive, ...

Updated : 2016.05.26 14:08

New Mexico joining efforts to rehabilitate historic theaters

RATON, New Mexico (AP) -- For years, the Shuler Theater in this once-booming New Mexico mining town sat empty in a desolate downtown. It had long passed its heyday as a hot spot for Italian immigrants and Hispanic workers who visited to take in a traveling show or a newly released movie. ...

Updated : 2016.05.24 14:41

'Cheese in the Trap' movie to star actor Park Hae-jin

Actor Park Hae-jin, who starred as the lead character in the TV series “Cheese in the Trap,” has been cast for the same role in the upcoming movie adaptation, the film’s publicist said Tuesday. Th...

Updated : 2016.05.24 14:17

Loach’s Cannes triumph comes two years after he nearly quit

CANNES, France (AFP) -- Two years ago the veteran British director Ken Loach said he was ready to throw in the towel. But on Sunday, only weeks from his 80th birthday, he won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival. It is the second time that fiercely politically engaged filmmaker has...

Updated : 2016.05.23 13:57

[Newsmaker] Britain’s Loach wins Cannes honor

British director Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or top prize at Cannes on Sunday for the second time in a decade with his moving drama “I, Daniel Blake” about the shame of poverty in austerity-hit Europ...

Updated : 2016.05.23 13:48

‘The Handmaiden’ rights sold in 175 countries

The distribution rights to Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden” have been sold in a record 175 countries, making it the widest-selling Korean film to date. The film’s rights were sold to over 55 cou...

Updated : 2016.05.20 14:21

Cannes wunderkind blows off boos for new all-star drama

CANNES, France (AFP) - Canadian director Xavier Dolan, a freakishly successful 27-year-old presenting his fifth film at Cannes, shrugged off a critical mauling for his new all-star drama Thursday.  “...

Updated : 2016.05.20 14:18

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

Canola (Korea) Opened May 19 Drama, Family. Directed by Chang (Yoon Hong-seung)  Grandma Gye-choon (Youn Yuh-jung) is reunited with her long-lost granddaughter Hye-ji (Kim Go-eun), who is no long...

Updated : 2016.05.20 13:37

‘The Nice Guys’ is as funny as it is dark

Shane Black films are unmistakably Shane Black films, with crackling dialogue, relentless action, and tough guys cut from a decidedly retro cloth.  In “The Nice Guys,” which he directed, and cowrot...

Updated : 2016.05.20 13:31

Iconic Korean film digitally restored

A classic Korean film depicting poverty in the aftermath of the Korean War has been digitally restored for the first time. The restored version of  “O Bal Tan (The Aimless Bullet)” was screened fo...

Updated : 2016.05.19 17:34

[Herald Interview] 'Spa Night' director opens up about gay experience

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Director Andrew Ahn came to Korea to spark a conversation.  His film, “Spa Night,” depicts David, a second-generation Korean-American working with his parents at th...

Updated : 2016.05.19 17:21

Virtual reality films comes to Cannes, Spielberg sounds warning

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Virtual reality moviemaking is taking flight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival alongside traditional film offerings.  A pavilion is dedicated to the immersive technology, with virtual reality film screenings and discussions as part of the festival’s tandem ...

Updated : 2016.05.19 17:17

German comedy, U.S. indies lead race at Cannes

CANNES, France (AFP) - A German comedy has emerged as the favorite to win Cannes’ Palme d’Or, with critics also lauding a U.S. indie movie featuring “Star Wars” villain Adam Driver and a stirring U.S. drama on an interracial couple’s battle for equal rights. As the race for the top p...

Updated : 2016.05.18 14:58