[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.07 ~ 2017.04.09 2017/04/10,
"Beauty and the Beast" holds off "The Prison" to secure its fourth weekend at the top...
For the fourth straight weekend, Bill Condon's update on Disney's 1991 classic "Beauty and the Beast" (starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens) has remained Korea's film of choice. The 347,085 admissions (26.96%) it claimed over the weekend pushes its total tally in Korea now 4.6 million ($33.2 million), making it the highest-grossing foreign film of the year, as well as the third highest overall ("Confidential Assignment" and "The King" are one and two respectively). Worldwide, "Beauty and the Beast" has grossed nearly a billion dollars,...More
[Interview] "Ordinary Person" Jang Hyuk, "I am not violent" 2017/04/06, Source,
Actor Jang Hyuk takes on the character of Gyu-nam a spiteful prosecutor who has his own principles. He said he wanted to act out a huge system, a wall and he was determined to make this serious character work. Even so, he said, "I am not like him in real life. I don't act as violently as Kyu-nam".
"Ordinary Person" is based in the year 1987. An ordinary detective named Kang Seong-jin (Son Hyun-joo) gets involved with a series of murders that puts the whole country in shock, which also shakes up his life. The movie came out on the 23rd of April,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.03.31 ~ 2017.04.02 2017/04/03,
Foreign fairytale narrowly outplays "The Prison" for the top spot...
"Beauty and the Beast", Bill Condon's re-imagining of Disney's classic fairytale, fended off a flood of new entries last weekend to secure a second week at the top. Now in its third weekend, the film once again narrowly retained pole position by capturing 32.51% of the sales (650,185 admissions). That sum moves its bottom line in Korea now to over 4 million admissions ($30.1 million) and is currently the third highest-grossing film of the year behind "The King" (5.3 million) and "Confidential Assignment" (7.8 million). Worldwide, "Beauty and the Beast" is closing in on a billion dollars in sales: $876.3 million,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Ordinary Person"
The time is 1987. Seong-jin (played by Son Hyun-joo) is an ordinary police officer who gets tapped by Gyoo-nam (played by Jang Hyuk), a high-ranking member of South Korea's police state hierarchy, to investigate a serial murder case. Well, "investigate" is kind of a strong word. Gyoo-nam already knows who he wants to blame for the killings, and Seong-jin is involved mainly to avoid raising suspicion that the whole thing is frame-up job intended for political purposes,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.03.24 - 2017.03.26 2017/03/27,
A flood of new entries fail to subdue "Beauty and the Beast"...
Despite the flood of new entries, foreign and domestic, Disney's musical fantasy "Beauty and the Beast" narrowly retained pole position by capturing 40.98% of the sales. With the million admissions the film scored over the weekend, Bill Condon's remake now moves its total tally in Korea to 3.1 million, or $23.1 million; "Beauty and the Beast" is only 500,000 short of becoming the third highest-grossing film in Korea this year,...More
"Ordinary Person" preview, spring in 1987 and 2017 2017/03/22, Source,
Spring of 1987 was the peak of military dictatorship and the people from back then are ringing a bell to us in 2017.
"Ordinary Person" is about a detective named Kang Seong-jin (Son Hyun-joo) who lived an ordinary life in 1987 but then gets involved in a national crisis that is a serial murder and begins losing his life as a whole. The turbulent period the people experienced in 1987 seems to overlap with 2017,...More
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