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[Herald Interview] The many shades of Lee Jung-jae

Actor Lee Jung-jae has come to symbolize the sleek, sophisticated modern male in Korean cinema. But in his most recent film “Warriors of the Dawn,” directed by Jeong Yoon-chul, Lee sheds his usual s...

Updated : 2017.05.26 15:55

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

Get Out(US)Opened May 17Mystery, horror. Directed by Jordan PeeleChris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams) have been dating for awhile, finally reaching the meet-the-parents point in the rela...

Updated : 2017.05.26 15:48

[Movie Review] Latest ‘Pirates’ movie follows the formula

Since Hollywood loves a nostalgic reboot, it’s no surprise that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise is setting sail once again, six years after 2011’s “On Stranger Tides.” For this film, su...

Updated : 2017.05.26 15:46

[Movie Review] ‘Obit’ is a compelling look at the craft of newspaper obituary writing

Most journalists stifle a laugh when we hear somebody denounce a newspaper as a product of organized conspiracy.Because everyday we see the reality -- the mistake-filled atmosphere of chaos, rancor, d...

Updated : 2017.05.26 15:46

[Weekender] Our fascination with crime

Crime dramas have been running rampant in Korean film and television.In cinema, 2017 opened with such flicks as “One Line,” the tale of a surprisingly simple but effective bank scam; “The Prison,”...

Updated : 2017.05.26 15:44

Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin to star in ‘Negotiation’

Actors Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin have confirmed their roles in the upcoming film “Negotiation,” according to an official related to the project Thursday. On May 10, both the actors’ agencies said the...

Updated : 2017.05.25 13:54

‘Merciless’ receives rave reviews, lengthy standing ovation at Cannes

“The Merciless (Bulhandang)” met with an avid response at the Cannes Film Festival’s midnight screening Thursday, receiving a seven-minute standing ovation from the audience, according to reports.I...

Updated : 2017.05.25 13:53

Kids are the break-out stars of Cannes film festival

Young actors are making waves at this year‘s Cannes film festival -- often in films that are hardly suitable children’s viewing.AFP takes a look at some of the kids who are making a splash:Starring ...

Updated : 2017.05.25 11:18

Why Korea’s ‘film noir’ movies are wowing Cannes

Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea’s years of dictatorship, violence and upheaval that have inspired the country’s staggering rise as a cinemati...

Updated : 2017.05.25 11:16

[Herald Interview] Heo Min-seon removes Crayon Pop helmet, embarks on theatrical career

As a member of the once-sensational K-pop group Crayon Pop, Heo Min-seon used to dance in a helmet and bright tracksuit that recall the Power Rangers. She has now moved on to acting onstage. Also know...

Updated : 2017.05.24 17:53

[Herald Interview] Yeo Jin-goo at ease with transition from child to adult actor

For most of his career, Yeo Jin-goo has played the younger versions of characters.He acted out the childhood of a Robin Hood-esque hero in the 2008 TV series “Iljimae.” He played a youngster who gro...

Updated : 2017.05.24 15:11

Tom Cruise says Top Gun 2 in the works

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise revealed Wednesday he plans a sequel to the cult action film Top Gun, with filming set to begin next year.Rumours have swirled for years that he would revisit the 1986 m...

Updated : 2017.05.24 09:57

With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their p...

Updated : 2017.05.23 17:56

Hong Sang-soo’s ‘Day After’ gets mixed reviews at Cannes

Hong Sang-soo’s “The Day After” received both enthusiastic and mild responses from critics following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival Monday, prompting whispers of the film’s chance at the...

Updated : 2017.05.23 14:01

‘Okja’ challenges ‘capitalism’ of meat production

Bong Joon-ho is no stranger to controversy, having poked fun at the government, military, social classes and discrimination through his previous works.Now the acclaimed director is in the hot seat aga...

Updated : 2017.05.21 14:49