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Where have all the women gone?

Female-led films and storylines will likely be a rarity on the big screen in 2017. Korean cinema this year, similar to previous years, seems set to be rife with political thrillers that critique its p...

Updated : 2017.01.16 16:17

No digital Carrie Fisher planned for future Star Wars

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- The producers behind Star Wars said they will not digitally recreate the late Carrie Fisher’s likeness in future episodes of the film franchise.In July, “Star Wars: Episode VIII...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:36

[Herald Interview] Yoo Hae-jin still finds each film set ‘new’

The public perception of actor Yoo Hae-jin has changed over the years. In the early years of his career, he was regarded primarily as a comical sidekick before being recognized as a colorful supportin...

Updated : 2017.01.15 16:03

‘The King’ delves into mania of power and corruption

What is it like for a person of power to live in Korean society?Apparently, it’s like being royalty, according to director Han Jae-rim’s latest flick “The King.”From childhood, protagonist Park Ta...

Updated : 2017.01.13 19:15

Films to look forward to in 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hollywood might still be patting itself on the back for its 2016 films, but there‘s a lot to look forward to in film this year -- in all genres. Here are some films to put on your...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:26

South Korean cinema leads nominees at Asian Film Awards

HONG KONG (AP) -- Korean cinema has fared well in the nominations for the Asian Film Awards.Director Park Chan Wook‘s erotic period drama, “The Handmaiden,” received six nominations, including Moon So-ri for best supporting actress. Five nominations went to the zombie film, “Train to B...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:26

[Movie Review] In uplifting ‘Hidden Figures,’ three women’s rise

Theodore Melfi’s buoyant “Hidden Figures” is an old-fashioned feel-good movie with powerful contemporary relevance, spearheaded by a trio of unstoppable actresses playing black women who wouldn’t ...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:19

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

Moana(US)Opened Jan. 12Animation, adventure. Directed by Ron Clements, John MuskerMoana, the strong-willed daughter of the chief of a Polynesian tribe, has been chosen by the ocean to deliver a mystic...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:18

‘Wolverine’ sequel ‘Logan’ to premiere at Berlin film fest

BERLIN (AP) -- “Logan,” the third movie focusing on Hugh Jackman’s Marvel superhero Wolverine, is to premiere at next month’s Berlin International Film Festival.The film, directed by James Mangold, sees the aging Logan set out on a last adventure to protect a young girl with special po...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:57

Los Angeles beats San Francisco for George Lucas museum site

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The force, it seems, was with Los Angeles. And San Francisco was left on the dark side. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and his team were on the side of the City of Angels over the City by the Bay on Tuesday, choosing LA as the home of a museum that will showcase his ...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:56

Sundance festival adds Trump documentary to line-up

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- A documentary offering an intimate behind-the-scenes look at Donald Trump’s shock presidential election victory has been added to the Sundance Film Festival line-up, TV executives said on Tuesday.“Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time” premieres J...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:56

Hong Sang-soo’s ‘On the Beach’ to compete at Berlin Film Fest in February

Director Hong Sang-soo’s upcoming film “On the Beach at Night Alone” has been invited to be screened in the competition category at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, scheduled for Feb. 9...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:56

[Herald Review] ‘Confidential Assignment’ is familiar but entertaining mix of humor, drama, action

“Confidential Assignment” offers the staple formula of one mission and two cops -- with a twist: one is from South Korea while the other hails from the neighbor to the north.The film starts out in N...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:49

North-South bromance in ‘Confidential Assignment’

At a press screening of “Confidential Agreement” in Seoul on Tuesday, the lead actors said they concentrated on working out and perfecting their action sequences in preparation for filming.Directed ...

Updated : 2017.01.10 18:48

‘La La Land’ waltzes to huge victory at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- Whimsical modern-day musical “La La Land” pirouetted its way into major Oscars contention Sunday as it swept the board at the Golden Globes, the glitziest party of the showbiz y...

Updated : 2017.01.09 16:08