[HanCinema Awards] Best Actress in a Film for 2017 - Cast Your Vote! + Movie Giveaway 2017/12/23
Competition in 2017 between the talented leading ladies in film was fierce. From action to romance to thrillers, Korean actresses pulled out all the stops, delivering excellent performances and winning accolades domestically and abroad. You can vote from December 23 to January 6 on the nominees for Best Actress. Results for all categories will begin to release on December 30,...More
[HanCinema Awards] Best Film of 2017 - Cast Your Vote! 2017/12/15
Cinema in South Korea is busier than ever, with faces new and old and quite a few globetrotters that made notable appearances on the international scene in 2017. From December 15 to December 29 you can vote for your favorite film of 2017. Results for all categories will be revealed beginning December 30,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.07.14 ~ 2017.07.16 2017/07/17
"Spider-Man" soars unchallenged, slow start for "Cars 3"...
Marvel's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (starring Tom Holland) retained the top spot in Korea for a second weekend by capturing 64.36% of the sales from 1781 screens. The 1.4 million admissions it claimed swelled the reboot's total tally to 5.9 million ($42.7 million), making it the second-highest grossing film of the year behind "Confidential Assignment" (7.8 million), as well as the highest grossing foreign film ahead of "Beauty and the Beast" (5.1 million). Worldwide, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" has already brought in $469 million,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.07.07 - 2017.07.09 2017/07/10
Marvel's new "Spider-Man" reboot given screens and soars...
America's 'friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man' swiftly swung into pole position over the weekend by capturing 82.74% of the box office sales. "Spider-Man: Homecoming", the second movie reboot of Marvel's iconic web-slinger, scored 2.6 million admissions ($19.1 million) from a massive 1,965 screens around the country, dislodging Lee Joon-ik's "Anarchist from Colony" at the top and becoming the seventh highest grossing film of year,...More
It's Summer! Korean Stars on Vacation 2017/06/30
As the summer sunlight shine brightly on our face this June, some of the celebrities decided to have a little getaway vacation! Be it a rest-only vacation, or the time you can bond with your family, vacation is always righteous when you have been working so hard all this time.,...More
How Did These Stars Break Their Slump 2017/06/27
We all feel it. There are times where we feel such loneliness, feeling like there's no one there for me or there's nothing I can do to make the situation better. We may feel this slump at work, in family situations, school, and in life. Now, we all have different approach in breaking out of this slump and motivating ourselves. Let's take a look at how these stars took care of it!,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.06.16 - 2017.06.18 2017/06/19
"The Mummy" narrowly outplays new local drama "A Day - 2017"...
Jo Seon-ho's "A Day - 2017" (Kim Myung-min and Byun Yo-han) arrived last Wednesday and came close to toppling the latest "The Mummy" reboot at the top of the pile. Jo was the assistant director for four previous films (including "Killer Toon" and "Once Upon a Time in Seoul") but "A Day - 2017" is his first in the driving seat. Like the 1993 American drama "Groundhog Day", the film's protagonist finds himself caught in a loop as he frustratingly relives the same day over and over again. This day, however, is tragic because the lead's daughter is killed in an accident and he has to rush around to try and prevent that from happening, again. From 781 screens around the country, Jo's debut captured 28.36% of the sales (480,790 admissions), just 18,000 less than this week's reigning feature,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/06/18
See what films have been competing at the box office this month, France's Annecy is coming to Seoul in 2019, take a look at Bong Joon-ho's new film "Okja", and KoBiz previews some of the local adaptations that will cause a stir later this year,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Villainess" 2017/06/17
The opening scene of "The Villainess" has the deeply unsettling look of a video game. Specifically, first-person shooters, which require the perfect mix of head shots and anticipation of predictable AI behavior necessary to get through the few dozen mooks that stand between you and the next level. The sense of discomfort is further heightened by how obviously human all the various stuntpeople in this movie are. So for this, and all subsequent action scenes, horrified as I was by the unbroken chain of grotesque violence, my eyes were glued wide open in sheer overwhelming shock,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.06.09 - 2017.06.11 2017/06/12
"Wonder Woman" steps aside for "The Mummy" and "The Villainess"...
DC's cinematic reimagining of "Wonder Woman" (starring Gal Gadot) failed to secure a second week at the top of the Korean box office. The film entered in first last weekend with 831,226 thousand admissions (36.5%), but was outplayed by two new releases, foreign and domestic: Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy" and Jung Byung-gil's "The Villainess". "Wonder Woman" added 240,552 (10.64%) across 611 screens (down from 1,034) and moved its total tally now to 1.8 million, or $12.2 million. Worldwide, Warner Bros. Pictures' superhero film has grossed over $435.2 million,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.05.26 ~ 2017.05.28 2017/05/29
Disney's Pirates and "Our President" rule the roost...
The fifth instalment of Walt Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean"-"Dead Men Tell No Tales", by directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg-arrived in Korea last Wednesday. From 1,328 screens around the country, producer Jerry Bruckheimer's latest spectacle captured 48.41% of the sales during its opening weekend. The 1.1 million admissions ($8.9 million) the film scored is the highest weekend take for the month of May, and the film is also the fourth consecutive foreign feature to enter in first in as many weeks,...More
Kim Ok-bin, "Did a ghost get thyroid surgery?" 2017/02/23, Source
Actress Kim Ok-bin claimed the reports on her thyroid surgery weren't true.
She posted a picture on Instagram and said, "I guess a ghost got the surgery for me? Or did you have a dream about talking to me? You wrote the report like you spoke directly to me",...More
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