[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.07.04 ~ 2014.07.06 2014/07/07, "Divine" intervention almost topples Bay's beast…
Micheal Bay's blockbusting "Transformers: Age of Extinction" managed to hold onto the top spot despite some serious local protest. Bay's latest was the sole star last weekend where it opened its Korean account with over 1.8M admissions, but the mech-monster was challenged here by a new entry in the form of Jo Beom-goo's "The Divine Move",...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.06.27 ~ 2014.06.29 2014/06/30, Bay's Blockbuster Dominates…
Michael Bay's bombastic "Transformers: Age of Extinction" landed in Korea on Wednesday and, quite simply, dominated. The lastest in the "Transformer" series enslaved some 1.8M filmgoers over a whopping 1,597 screens to dislodge "Edge of Tomorrow" as Korea's film of choice. It did so by greedily gobbling 78% of the box office pie, leaving little more than crumbs for the rest of the pack as Bay's brutes raced to 2.6M admissions ($21.6M),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Futureless Things" 2014/06/27,
The entirity of "Futureless Things" takes place inside a convenience store. Well, I guess there are some portions which take place just right outside the convenience store, but even these segments take on an eerie otherworldly quality. In another movie these people would look like a malicious violent army waiting for the moment to strike, standing in the dusk of twilight, staring mutely at the locked doors without wavering,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/06/21, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Futureless Things": An insightful and fragmented drama that follows various part-timers at a convenient store; and in doing so comments of life, love, and contemporary Korean society. (06/26)
★★★ "Let's Dance": A documentary that follows a group of woman sharing their experiences and arguments about a 2009 incident where doctors were exposed performing surgical abortions. (06/26)
★★★★ "Winter Garden": Director Lee Ji-hyeon-I reveals the life and past of a Korean adoptee living in France and the story behind her journey. (06/26),...More
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