[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.10.18 ~ 2013.10.20 2013/10/21,
The sci-fi thriller "Gravity" has struck the Korean box office to become the first foreign film to take gold since "Now You See Me" back in August. Alfonso Cuarón's spacey drama snatched 45% (714,419 admissions) of the total ticket sales to outplay last week's number one "Hwayi : A Monster Boy" by some margin. "Gravity" (which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) has already made $284M worldwide and its international popularity managed to secure foothold for it in the Korean market. Jang Joon-hwan's action thriller "Hwayi" scoped up 365,175 (18.8%) over 552 screens to advance its total now to just under 2 million admissions, while two new Korean entries ("Fasten Your Seatbelt" and "Queen of the Night") quietly crept into fourth and fifth respectfully with less than 300,000 stubs between them,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/09/28, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "Tough as Iron": Kang-cheol, a once great street fighter, gets pulled into Busan's organised crime while trying to support his deteriorating mother. (10/02)
★★★★ "Hope": A father struggles to support his family in the aftermath of his daughter's assault. (10/02)
★★ "Vacation": Three glamorous and privileged young women go on a seductive vacation with three men they've targeted. (10/01),...More
Won Bin: 'I Dreamed of Becoming Actor After Watching Action Movie' 2010/08/04, Source,
The movie "The Man From Nowhere", which will be released on August 4, is a very violent movie with realistic action scenes. The fight scene in which Tae Sik, who is the former member of a special forces unit, devastates a criminal organization that kidnapped a neighbor girl contains violent scenes such as splattered blood and broken bones, but the scene is also filled with resolute and well-made action sequences.
An interviewer met actor Won Bin, who has been "reborn" as an action hero, at a café located in Samcheong-dong, Jongno on August 2. He had previously filmed battle scenes in the movie "Taegukgi" and he had carried a gun when he filmed the movie "Guns and talks", but he mentioned that this is the first time for him to film a legitimate action movie,...More
The new action fantasy epic "The Restless" (Chungchon) is visually enjoyable. State-of-the-art compute,...More
Korea Film Festival to Be Held in China 2006/10/20, Source, The Korean Film Festival will be held in Beijing and Shanghai from Friday through Sunday, after the CJ China Film Festival was held in the two biggest Korean cities of Seoul and Busan last month. The,...More
Won Bin to join military in late November 2005/10/20, Source, Actor Won Bin, 28, will join the military on Nov. 29, as was originally planned. His agency reported on Oct. 20 that though the actor has yet to receive his enlistment orders, he will join the military on Nov. 29 if everything goes as planned. The,...More
I was riding home in a cab in Gangnam, Seoul at 2:00 a.m. when a face appeared outside my window. The face had a hairstyle like cotton candy. The figure taking the back seat of a motorcycle passed by at high speed. I heard a voice shouting a queer sound, something like "Kkiyo!,...More
In the midst of a Korean cinema boom, full of candy-fluff movies and over-stylized action movies, comes a poignant sentimental drama about life and human nature rooted in the everyday man. Hot on the heels of his,...More
The movie "Mal-ah-ton - Marathon" is about an autistic man's triumph as a human. The movie softly wakens a forgotten, subtle, and yet important sense. It is the sense of touch. The movie tickles its audience. Grass that t,...More
The 1st Jongno Film Festival (JNFF), running from Nov. 17 to Nov. 25, invites viewers to watch contemporary cinema in the historical Jongno area of Seoul. Set in,...More
Korean cinema scores 60% market share in October 2004/11/05, Source, According to a report by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) and Maxmovie.com, Korean films earned a 61.95% market share in the month of October, up from a 57.83% share in September. In total 1,802,361 tickets out of a total 2,909,380 were sold for Korean films. However the level cannot match the 70.5%,...More
[Local and Foreign Films With English Subtitles] 2004/10/22, Source, ■ First Seoul Green Film Festival
Through Oct. 26
Three Venues in Seoul
A film festival presenting short and feature-length works dealing with environmental issues will be held at three venues in downtown Seoul _ Star Six Theater, Cinecube Theater and Seoul History Museum _ through Oct. 2,...More
[Local Films With English Subtitles] 2004/10/15, Source, ■ Kodogi Momburichilddae (Sweet Sixties) (2004)
Seoul Selection Bookstore
Saturday at noon
In this comedy, seven funny old men and women are engaged in a series of brawls and romance in the agricultural fishing village of Mulgon-ri in southeastern Korea. Bae Jung-dal (Ju Hyeon) has two amb,...More
[Local Films With English Subtitles] 2004/10/08, Source, ■ Uri Hyong (My Brother) (2004)
Cine Core Theater
Once daily from Oct. 8
"My Brother", directed by An Gwon-tae, portrays the conflict and reconciliation of two very different brothers. Jong-hyon, a tough trouble-making but nevertheless comic and handsome character (,...More
[Local and Foreign Films With English Subtitles] 2004/09/30, Source, ■ Pusan International Film Festival
Three venues in Pusan
In its ninth year, the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), Asia's biggest cinema event, will emphasize the diversity in international cinema more than in previous years. This year's event will present 266 films fro,...More
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