[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016/10/31,
Marvel's "Doctor Strange" arrives and thrives
Marvel's fourteenth film, "Doctor Strange", arrived last Wednesday and shot straight to the top of the chart by capturing 63.4% of the box office pie. The film, directed by Scott Derrickson, had a massive 1,500 screens from which to pool and attracted 1.6 million admissions ($12.9 million) to dislodged Lee Gye-byeok's comedy drama "Luck.Key" as the country's film of choice,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.10.21 ~ 2016.10.23 2016/10/24,
"Lucky.Key" retains pole position after screen boost despite "Inferno"...
Lee Gye-byeok's drama "Luck.Key" gained a few more screens during its second week out and retained pole position by adding another 1.4 million admissions (66%) to its total tally. Since its release mid-October, "Luck.Key" has banked $4.3 million (4.3 million admissions) and so moves to number ten in the country's list of highest-grossing films of the year,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Now Playing" 2015/08/29,
The first segment of the "Now Playing" omnibus posits a very simple question. Why do people go to movies? Is it because they like movies? Well...not really no. For most people movies are just a social event, like a date, where they can forget the drudgery of their actual lives and pretend like love exists. This opening segment sets the tone for the next two- where movies are exposited as generally pointless gimmicks designed to make certain people feel better themselves more than they are things intended to actually be watched,...More
SIFF's top award won by director Kwon Woo-jung 2009/12/24, Source, Director KWON WOO-jung's documentary about female farmers "Earth's Women" received Seoul Independent Film Festival's (SIFF) grand prize. The award and the accompanying cash prize of KRW 15 million were awarded on 18 December in Northern Seoul.
First prize award and KRW 1 million went to director,...More
13th PiFan Wraps with Awards 2009/07/30, Source, The 13th edition of the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival has wrapped with winners announced at the closing ceremony on Thursday July 23. Capturing the top prize in the international competition section, Indonesian horror was The Forbidden Door by Joko ANWAR picking up the "Best of Pucho,...More
New Korean Films at PiFan
2009/07/16, Source, The 13th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) kicks off July 16 – 26 with an exciting range of new Korean independent genre films, commercial hits and rare classics. Among the 12 films vying for the Puchon Choice competition section's top prizes are Korean low-budget omnibus feature,...More
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