Bucheon film festival to present world of love, fantasy, adventures 2015/07/11, Source,
Movies of fantastic features including fears, grotesqueness, suspense and action, which fans cannot experience in real world, are coming in droves.
The 19th Bucheon International Fantastic Movie Festival (BiFan), which will take place on July 16 July 26, will showcase 235 movies under the theme Love, Fantasy and Adventure from 45 countries. The opening film is the French movie Moonwalkers (director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet) and the closing work will be "The Chosen: Forbidden Cave" by Kim Hwi,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2015/05/02, Jang Hyuk begins shooting in Taiwan, what does the Korean media think of the "Avengers"?, Fabien introduces a couple of new local releases, and the 16th Jeonju International Film Festival gets under way,...More
Kim Bum becomes the 'Hallyu Icon' 2015/04/21, Source, Actor Kim Bum successfully completed his Chinese region promotions and has become a top actor.
King Kong Entertainment revealed pictures of Kim Bum at the Beijing Film Festival which is considered one of the most important local events,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Thieves": Sunglasses, Suits, and Smokescreens 2013/01/05, Film:"The Thieves" 도둑들 (Do-dook-deul)
Director:Choi Dong-hoonStars:Kim Yun-seok, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jung-jae, Jun Ji-hyun, Simon Yam, Kim Hae-sook, Oh Dal-soo, and Kim Soo-hyunReview Score: 3.5 / 5
Choi Dong-hoon's colossal hit "The Thieves" laid siege to the Korean box office last July, snatching 2 million admissions in the first weekend of its nine-week presence in the top ten. This record-smashing flick earned almost 13 million admissions during that time and its profitability will surely continue as the film is set to open in China on the 15th of this month on over 3,000 screens. Its rise to fame was relentless and it was honoured by the film industry as it was nominated for its excellence across most categories from Korea's top award ceremonies.
"The Thieves", much to the distress of perhaps a few of its paying audience members, has been likened to Steven Soderbergh's 2001 film "Ocean's Eleven", but the film deviates enough from the ' heist ' formula to ward off most critics knee-jerk comparison. It's definitely one to hunt down or watch when you can but have we all been guilty of the Halo effect?,...More
Art and Culture 2012/09/27, Source,
And now it's time for our daily arts and culture segment with Michelle Kim. Today, she'll tell us about a few films we can enjoy over the upcoming Chuseok holiday weekend. Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young So which films do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Tim Burton is back with a new goth-like animation film called "Frankenweenie". This feature length version of his 1984 short of the same name has gotten a millenial update with high-tech effects. Here's a preview of the film, which will be in theaters in early October. Tim Burton's remake of his 1984 short "Frankenweenie" hits theaters next month. Like the original, the remake is both a parody and a homage to Mary Sheeley's Gothic novel "Frankenstein", and tells the story of a young boy who brings his late dog, Sparky, back to life,...More
Korea's most anticipated films of 2012 2012/02/10, Source, With the start of the new year, the Korean film industry looks to its brightest prospects. Kang Byung-jin profiles eight highly anticipated films of 2012.
"The Fortune Tellers"In production. Directed by Sin Jeong-won. Starring Kim Soo-ro, Lee Je-hoon, Kang Ye-won. Produced by Dasepo Club, Saram Entertainment. Distributed by N.E.W.Release planned for the first half of 2012.
Korean fortune-tellers not only tell the future, but they also chase away ghosts. The background of "The Fortune Tellers" is Uljinri where a decades-old evil spirit rules. When mysterious accidents and events keep happening without avail, fortune-tellers from all over the country gather to hold a shaman ritual,...More
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