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‘Sniper’ brings Eastwood back, a lot closer to the bull’s eye

The acting drops away from Bradley Cooper’s performance as “deadliest American sniper” Chris Kyle. Cooper bulked up, kept a pinch between his lower lip and jaw and became a man of few drawled words...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:08

Box Office: The Tailors, The Hobbit, Ode to My Father

The Tailors (Korea)Opening Dec. 24Drama. Directed by Lee Won-suk“The Tailors” is the story of two tailors: Jo Dol-seok (Han Suk-kyu), the head of Sanguiwon, the office in charge of royal attire in t...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:07

‘The Interview’ jeopardizes overseas movie villains

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the dramati...

Updated : 2014.12.19 20:50

Children’s cartoons deadlier than films for adults

LONDON (AFP) ― Children’s cartoons depict death more often than films for adults, and their main characters are more than twice as likely to be killed off, according to research released on Tuesday.The study found the main characters in children’s cartoons were two and a half times as l...

Updated : 2014.12.18 20:32

‘Selma’ stars on poignancy and parallels of movie

NEW YORK (AP) ― At Sunday’s premiere of “Selma” in New York, the cast acknowledged parallels between their film about the African-American civil rights movement and recent protests nationwide, cal...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:33

‘Gone with the Wind’ premiere sparked tension

ATLANTA (AP) ― Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie “Gone with the Wind,” research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of A...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:46

Gray-haired lovers become cinema hit

A documentary about a couple who have been married for 76 years is storming the box office, with more than 1 million tickets sold so far, a rare feat for an indie-film in Korea. “My Love, Don’t Cros...

Updated : 2014.12.15 20:36

North Korea criticism fuels ‘Interview’ box office hopes

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― The obvious question is: Where is Kim Jong-un’s sense of humor?It’s hard to understand why North Korea is taking “The Interview” ― a madcap comedy about a fictional CIA plot ...

Updated : 2014.12.15 20:35

Chicken pox keeps Jolie from ‘Unbroken’ promotions

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Angelina Jolie is reluctantly calling in sick for “Unbroken” promotional duty. Universal Pictures said Friday that Jolie is suffering from “a mild bout of chicken pox” that will keep her from making public appearances in the coming days to support the film, which sh...

Updated : 2014.12.14 21:08

Box Office: Ode to My Father, The Theory of Everything, Five Eagle Brothers

Ode to My Father (Korea)Opening Dec. 17Drama. Directed by Yoon Je-kyoon“Ode to My Father” is the story of Deok-soo (Hwang Jung-min), a man who lived through Korea’s tumultuous 1950s and 1960s. When...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:49

‘Exodus’ plagued by casting, script issues

To what do we owe the second coming of the biblical epic? A genre that was once as moldy as stale communion wafers has been reborn this year, first with Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” and now with Ridle...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:47

Korean film on 16th-century victory against Japan hits China

Chinese moviegoers are set to be thrilled by a South Korean all-time super-hit movie featuring a famous 16th-century naval victory against Japanese invaders as "Roaring Currents" debuted in China on Friday. Starring Choi Min-sik, known for his lead role in the 2003 thriller "Old Boy," the...

Updated : 2014.12.12 13:40

Korean docu film tops box office over Hollywood blockbusters

A South Korean documentary film about love and separation by death of an elderly couple topped the latest daily box-office chart, beating big-budget Hollywood films, a box-office tracker said Friday."My Love, Don't Cross That River" hit the record, collecting 65,613 moviegoers in 465 theat...

Updated : 2014.12.12 10:26

Holiday movies: from Joseon tailors to magical Middle-earth

There’s a reason why people say “save the best for last.” At least, that is the case here on the silver screen, as a vast lineup of films is pieced together to celebrate the most wonderful time for...

Updated : 2014.12.11 20:48

Kirk and Anne Douglas reflect on 60-year romance

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) ― Kirk Douglas is done with writing. The rakish screen legend with the famously dimpled chin made that abundantly clear on a recent afternoon at his Beverly Hills home,...

Updated : 2014.12.11 20:41