[HanCinema's Digest] Food Lovers' Lane 2017/11/19,
See what America's 45th President ate during his 12-day Asia tour, Cheatsheet finds out what North Koreans love eating, My Korea Kitchen's latest recipe for Gyeran-guk takes just two steps, and a passionate vegan looks at how South Korea is slowly embracing veganism (à la "Okja"),...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Culture Corner 2017/11/05, Bong Joon-ho's critically acclaimed "Okja" tracks Korea's growing concern for animal rights, CNN takes us inside the country's epic 'cheer culture', The Korea Herald reviews Andrew Eun-gi Kim's new book on Korean Society, and why does Kim Jong-un care about the cosmetic industry?,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Food Lovers' Lane 2017/09/03, Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" helps to raise consciousness about the suffering of animals, create kimchi fried rice with My Korean Kitchen, Holly has a cold seaweed and cucumber soup to enjoy before the end of summer, and 10 Magazine finds 10 new (and delicious) restaurants in the capital, Seoul,...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
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Okja" 2017/07/08,
There's two wildly different stories at play in "Okja". The first story, the American one, deals with the cartoonish world of corporate agribusiness. The plot in that story is minimal- it's mainly just an excuse for loud imagery and louder performances. The second plot, the Korean one, is quite a bit more down to earth. It's the story of Mi-ja (played by Ahn Seo-hyun) and her pet super-pig Okja,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/07/02,
The Los Angeles Times digs into Bong's 'meaty' masterpiece, these are the highest rated Korean films on America's top film review sites, Korean LGBT films are earning critical acclaim, and Kaitlyn Tiffany talks about Netflix's conflict over "Okja" and why it matters,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/06/25,
KOBIZ reveals the most expensive Korean films of 2017, Variety looks ahead to next month's Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan), Korean animation pioneer Shin Dong-hun dies at the age of 90, and Bong Joon-ho talks to The Inquirer about his new film "Okja",...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
Director Diplomatic in 'Okja' Screening Controversy 2017/06/15, Source,
Director Bong Joon-ho (center) speaks at a press junket for his latest film "Okja" in a hotel in Seoul on Wednesday along with cast members. /Newsis
Bong Joon-ho took the blame Wednesday for the screening controversy about his latest film "Okja" and expressed hope that the spat between producer Netflix and Korean cinema chains can be resolved amicably.
"I am responsible for all this fuss. I had just thought it would be great to provide viewers with more channels and opportunities to watch my film, but it seems I wanted too much", Bong told reporters at a press conference in Seoul,...More
'Okja' Gets 1st Screening in Korea 2017/06/13, Source,
Reporters gather for a preview of Bong Joon-ho's Netflix-produced CGI spectacular "Okja" at a theater in Seoul on Monday.
Bong Joon-ho's Netflix-produced CGI spectacular "Okja" had its first screening in Korea on Monday after it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month.
Some 1,000 reporters including about 30 from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines attended the preview,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/06/11,
Busan mourns the sudden loss of Kim Jo-seok, Claude Lanzmann's new documentary about North Korea is not about taekwondo, Rachel Gilman reviews Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" following its premiere at Cannes, and Korean distributors clash with Netflix over purposed distribution models,...More
Korea's Biggest Theater Chain Boycotts Netflix's 'Okja' 2017/06/07, Source,
Movie theater chain CGV on Tuesday decided to deny screen space to "Okja", which is directed by Bong Joon-ho and produced by Netflix.
CGV on Friday said Netflix's insistence on releasing the co-production simultaneously both in theaters and online "will disturb the entire distribution system in Korea". The theater chain had threatened to boycott the film unless it could get a theatrical release first,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/05/28, Hong Sang-soo talks about his minimalist approach to filmmaking, Slant reviews "Okja" after its premiere at Cannes in France, read how diplomatic tensions are affecting Korea's cinema industry, and Bong Joon-ho voices his support for the coming together of local industries and streamers like Netflix,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/04/30,
The Jeonju Film Festival puts 'alternative films' in the spotlight, KoBiz reveals which films will compete at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival, Netflix teases new 'Super Pig' website ahead of Bong Joon-ho's "Okja", and get to know some of Korea's smaller film festivals,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/04/22,
Note the Korean films that will be competing at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, the Evening Standard reviews Park Chan-wook's "masterpiece", explore Korea's various bro films, and KoBiz's latest infographic documents the different Korean presidents that have appeared in film,...More
Yoon Je-moon admits to driving intoxicated, his work in panic 2016/06/07, Source,
While actor Yoon Je-moon admitted to have driven under intoxication, his work is in panic.
According to Namoo Actors, Yoon Je-moon was found sleeping in his car around 7AM in the morning on the 23rd last month. His alcohol level was 0.104% which is subject to the cancellation of his driver's license. He admitted to have driven drunk and this case has been sent to the Seoul West District Office,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2015/07/26,
Chinese company invests in South Korea's top VFX studio, Tilda on board for Bong's next feature, catch the latest episode of Korean Cinema Today, and Mying Films has some exciting plans for the future of film production,...More
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