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  • Hurtling along in Bong Joon-ho's train movie 'Snowpiercer'

    Survival, when the odds are desperate, breeds a certain mania, a kill or be killed ethos that we've seen played out in countless post-apocalyptic movies. By their very nature, these are dark, depressing, violent affairs beset by plagues, pestilence and...
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Haemoo'

    Turning a real-life human trafficking tragedy into a comment on social inequality and the cost of survival, "Haemoo" dramatizes a stark nautical ordeal fraught with tension. Produced and co-written by internationally recognized Korean auteur Bong Joon-...
  • Korean Hit-Makers to Host Seminar in Busan Market

    HONG KONG -- Film-makers behind South Korea's string of recent blockbuster hits will convene at an event to be held as part of the Busan festival's Asian Film Market. Only those whose films have exceeded 10 million ticket sales within Korea are invited...
  • Film Review: 'Gyeongju'

    The South Korean city of Gyeongju is known for its hundreds of burial mounds, making this town, which has its head in the past, a fitting backdrop for director Zhang Lu's exquisitely observed personal drama. Inspired by an obscene painting the Chinese-...
  • Iran's Asghar Farhadi to Head Busan Festival Jury

    SEOUL -- Iranian filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi ("A Separation") will lead the main competition jury at October's Busan film festival (Oct. 2-11, 2014) Fellow jurors who will award a $30,000 prize to the winner of the New Currents Asian film competition...
  • 'Last of Robin Hood' is pointless and creepy

    'Last of Robin Hood' is pointless and creepy
    * (out of four) All swash and no buckle, “The Last of Robin Hood” has not one clearly defined character or relationship. That’s a problem in any movie, but it’s especially troubling when chronicling a real-life union between a...
  • The appalling 'If I Stay' is cello pudding

    The appalling 'If I Stay' is cello pudding
    0.5 stars (out of four) This movie is so bad I sort of can’t believe it. In the appalling “If I Stay,” a guaranteed Oscar winner if the Academy adds a category for Movie Most Likely to Mislead Viewers About Comas, Mia (Chloe Grace...
  • Korea's 'Roaring Currents' set to Overtake 'Frozen' For 2014 Box Office Crown

    HONG KONG - Period action film "Roaring Currents" has added another astonishing record as it sits atop the Korean box office for the second weekend. According to distributor CJ Entertainment, the film became only the twelfth film ever to have sold more...
  • Andrew Simpson and Josephine de la Baume Board Abner Pastoll's 'Road Games'

    PARIS- Andrew Simpson ("Notes on a Scandal") and Josephine de la Baume ("Rush") have boarded Abner Pastoll's debut "Road Games," a French-English suspense thriller. Set in rural France, pic turns on a chance encounter between a young Englishman and a...
  • 'The Giver' is a brain drain

    'The Giver' is a brain drain
    *1/2 (out of four) For anyone who didn’t read Lois Lowry’s novel “The Giver” in junior high (that includes me), the big-screen adaptation will make you much more upset with “Divergent.” What a freakin’ ripoff...