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[Box Office] Latest movie releases

Familyhood(Korea)Opened June 29Comedy, Drama. Directed by Kim Tae-gonThe Hunt(Korea)Opened June 29Action, Thriller. Directed by Lee Woo-cheolDong-geun (Cho Jin-woong) ventures deep into the mountains ...

Updated : 2016.07.01 16:50

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ is a dull disaster

From the metallic shell of the 1996 smash “Independence Day,” director Roland Emmerich has pulled a seriously lousy sequel, dripping with alien goo and incoherence.I take no pleasure in reporting th...

Updated : 2016.07.01 16:37

[Weekender] On-screen scares for summer

As the sweltering Korean summer sets in, theaters are gearing up to open a series of horror movies for audiences wishing to cool off with goosebumps and chills. Coming soon to the screens are a diver...

Updated : 2016.07.01 14:32

'Familyhood,' 'The Hunt' top domestic box office

Just within one day of its release, “Familyhood” topped the Korean box office, while second place went to “The Hunt,” which debuted on the same day. Released on Wednesday, “Familyhood” lagged be...

Updated : 2016.07.01 14:24

Academy asks Lee Byung-hun, 3 Korean directors to join

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known for hosting the prestigious Academy Awards, invited four representatives from Korea’s film industry to the organization’s newest membershi...

Updated : 2016.06.30 15:55

Netflix plans to expand presence in Korea

Content streaming service Netflix, which launched here in January as part of its global expansion efforts, will be announcing plans for original Korean series within the year, Netflix leadership said ...

Updated : 2016.06.30 15:27

Movie shows Big Bang in natural state

In a scene in “Big Bang Made,” G-Dragon sits in his dressing room barefaced and in his underwear, while Seungri ambushes the shower to take candid shots of T.O.P, who proceeds to spew expletives at ...

Updated : 2016.06.29 15:45

'Independence Day' franchise makes successful return to Korean box office after 20 years

The Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster "Independence Day: Resurgence" landed with 699,687 in attendance to take the No. 1 spot at the South Korean box office last weekend, data showed Monday.Directed by Roland Emmerich, the sequel to the 1996 hit film "Independence Day" depicts the Earth facing ...

Updated : 2016.06.27 11:04

‘The Handmaiden’ pulls in 4 million

Award-winning director Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden” has attracted more than 4 million viewers so far. The film, which opened in local theaters on June 1, had attracted 4,005,806 moviegoers by...

Updated : 2016.06.26 14:37

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

The Truth Beneath (Korea) Opened June 23 Thriller. Directed by Lee Kyoung-mi A power-hungry politician (Kim Joo-hyuk) and his strong-willed wife (Son Ye-jin) discover their daughter (Shin Ji-hoon)...

Updated : 2016.06.24 17:41

With new chairman, Busan Film Fest pushes on in fight for autonomy

The leaders of the Busan International Film Festival, Asia’s largest film festival which has been mired in a turbulent battle for autonomy over the past two years, said they will strive to officially...

Updated : 2016.06.23 15:25

Fantastic Film Festival aims to widen scope

The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, now in its 20th year, is hoping to broaden its international scope, organizers said Wednesday.    This year’s festival will screen a record 302 ti...

Updated : 2016.06.23 15:17

Embattled BIFF promises to hold film festival on time, change controversial governing doc

The organizing committee chief of the Busan International Film Festival on Thursday promised that the annual cultural event will take place on schedule, vowing to make speedy changes to the governing document to regain support from the boycotting actors. In a press conference in central Se...

Updated : 2016.06.23 14:04

Willem Dafoe to get top prize at Czech film festival

PRAGUE (AFP) -- American actor Willem Dafoe will get the top prize at the Czech Republic's Karlovy Vary film festival next month, organizers said on Tuesday.“The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema ... will be presented to leading film and theatre actor and two-time...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:50

Actress Kim Min-hee, director Hong Sang-soo having affair

Actress Kim Min-hee of “The Handmaiden” and Cannes award-winning film director Hong Sang-soo, who is married with one daughter, are having an affair, local media reported Tuesday.According to report...

Updated : 2016.06.21 18:04