All posts tagged "movies"

  • "Roaring Currents" was South Korea's biggest hit last year. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean film industry surpasses 2 trillion won ($1.8 billion) in sales for the first time

    The South Korean film industry surpassed 2 trillion won, or about $1.8 billion, in sales for the first time last year, according to a Korean Film Council report Monday. Sales — which include digital and overseas sales...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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    ‘Han Gong-ju’ picked as best film of 2014 by Korean film reporters

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The Korean film reporters’ association said Monday that it has chosen “Han Gong-ju,” a film about the life of a high school girl, as the best homegrown picture of 2014. The feature film by...

    • Posted January 26, 2015
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  • A CJ CGV theater in Seoul on Oct. 21, 2013 (Yonhap)
    Two S. Korean cinema chains fined $5 million for unfair practices

    (Yonhap) — South Korea’s corporate anti-trust watchdog on Monday slapped fines totaling 5.5 billion won (US$5 million) on two of the country’s largest cinema chains for discriminatory film screening practices. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said both...

    • Posted December 22, 2014
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    Movie-going tops S. Korean cultural activities

    By Kwon Mee-yoo Movies are the most popular type of cultural experience among Koreans. According to the 2014 culture enjoyment survey by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), 65.8 percent of the population went to...

    • Posted December 22, 2014
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  • Cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
    Security experts doubt North Korea hacked into Sony

    Some cybersecurity experts say it is unlikely North Korea was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures’ computers and possibly leaked unreleased movies online. Speculation has been rampant that the hard-line communist state sponsored last week’s hack...

    • Posted December 2, 2014
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  • "Roaring Currents" set a domestic box office record earlier in 2014. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean box office revenue plunges in October

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s cinema ticket revenues and the number of moviegoers fell drastically last month from a year ago largely due to the weakness of Korean films, a market tracker said Thursday. Ticket revenue in...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • A scene from "The Divine Move." (CJ E&M)
    ‘The Divine Move’ to premiere in L.A. and O.C. on July 25

    “The Divine Move,” a crime thriller that combines the Korean game of Go (ba-duk) with action, is coming to theaters in Los Angeles and Orange County July 25. The movie will open at the Koreatown CGV in...

    • Posted July 21, 2014
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