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‘New Order’ Review: This Class Conflict Makes ‘Parasite’ Look Tame [TIFF 2020]

Class conflict in cinema is nothing new. Though after Bong Joon-ho’s Best Picture-winning Parasite became a global phenomenon, there’s perhaps never been a more receptive audience for films depicting a breakdown of unsustainable social contracts. (The ever-growing chasm of worldwide economic inequality unfortunately does not hurt, either.) Enter Mexican writer and director Michel Franco with New Order, a taut 88-minute dystopian drama about a country thrown into disarray amidst societal upheava...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Toronto, Features, Movie Reviews, Mexico City, Franco, New Order, Picasso, Bong, Film Festivals, Bong Joon, Michel Franco, Rebeca, Featured Stories Sidebar, TIFF 2020

‘Parasite’ Can’t Stop Winning Awards, Picking Up 10 Nominations at the Asian Film Awards

Remember when Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars earlier this year? That may have been the last good thing to happen in 2020, before the world descended into the hell that we currently live in. But while the rest of the world has had a pretty bad year, Parasite continues to have one great one, picking up even more awards nominations on top of its historic Oscar wins, this time at the Asian Film Awards. We can pretend, for a brief moment, that we’re back in February 2020, riding high off...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Movies, China, Awards, Taiwan, Thriller, Tokyo, Busan, Academy, Macau, Bong Joon, Chung Mong, Parasite, Asian Film Awards

New Trailer for 4K Re-Release of Bong Joon-ho's 'Memories of Murder'

"Do you see this kind of thing in Seoul often?" Neon + Artificial Eye have released trailers for the new 4K re-release of Bong Joon-ho's Memories of Murder, his second feature film that he made in 2003 following Barking Dogs Never Bite. With Parasite taking the world by storm last year (and at the Oscars this year) there's no better time than now to get people back into Bong Joon-ho. This film is considered one of his all-time greatest, and it has been "remastered" in 4K and will be getting ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, US, Seoul, Bong Joon, To Watch, Foreign Film, Song Kang, Kim Sang kyung Kim Roi ha Song Jae

‘Invasion’: Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller

Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is about to get back in science fiction mode. Emmy winner Ahmed and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) have joined the cast of Invasion, a new sci-fi thriller that’s been acquired by Amazon Studios. Get the details about the upcoming project below.  According to Deadline, Ahmed and Spencer have officially joined the Invasion cast for up-and-coming UK director Michael Pearce, who won a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Di...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Netflix, United States, Thriller, BAFTA, Invasion, Ahmed, Octavia Spencer, Spencer, Allegiant, Amazon Studios, Pearce

10 Great South Korean Movies

10 Great South Korean Movies For our readers who have gotten hooked on the Korean wave, ComingSoon.net has got you covered as we count down 10 Great South Korean Movies which you can check out below! You’ll also find buy links for all the movies on the list! RELATED: 10 Great Weird Movies Available on Midnight Pulp PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Movies, SU, Taiwan, Park, Netflix, Ocean, Korea, Ki, JUN, Ye, Kang Il, Bong Joon, Kang

The 10 Best Korean Movies Available on Asian Crush

The 10 Best Korean Movies Available on Asian Crush For our readers who have gotten hooked on the Korean wave, ComingSoon.net has got you covered as we’ve scanned through the streaming service Asian Crush’s varied collection of classic and modern Asian movies and TV dramas. More than 400 titles later, we’ve narrowed it down to the 10 Best Korean Movies Available on Asian Crush which you can check out below! You’ll also find buy links if you just want to check out one or two of the movies on t...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Movies, SU, Taiwan, Park, Netflix, Ocean, Korea, Extras, Ki, JUN, Ye, Kang Il, Bong Joon

‘Palm Springs’ Sets New Hulu Record With the Biggest Opening Weekend for the Streaming Platform

No, the buzz for Palm Springs that you’re seeing all over social media is not déja vu. After Max Barbakow‘s time loop romantic-comedy starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti debuted to glowing praise at the Sundance Film Festival, Palm Springs set records as the biggest deal at the annual Park City fest. And after its streaming debut on Hulu, the unique rom-com is setting records once again. A spokesperson for Hulu confirmed to IndieWire that Palm Springs broke the streaming platform’s ope...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Romance, Park City, Hulu, Nate Parker, Palm Springs, Sundance, Indiewire, Ben, Cristin Milioti, Andy Samberg, Ben Pearson, Bong Joon, Netflix/Streaming Video, Max Barbakow

Snowpiercer Season 2 Teaser Features Sean Bean

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Snowpiercer Season 2 teaser features Sean Bean Following last night’s first season finale of Snowpiercer, TNT has released the first teaser for the upcoming second season of their post-apocalyptic dystopian series, providing us with our first look at Game of Thrones alum Sean Bean as Mr. Wilford, who is apparently still alive all this time. The character was first portrayed by Ed Harris in Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film of the same name. Check out the video in the player below!...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, TV News, TNT, Snowpiercer, ITV Studios, Hanna, Sean Bean, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Bong Joon, Scott Derrickson, Wilford, Bong Joon Ho, ComingSoon

‘Snowpiercer’ Season 2 Adds Sean Bean, But His Character Is a Big Spoiler for Season 1

The first season finale of Snowpiercer just aired last night on TNT. The television adaptation of the Titan Comics title takes place eight years before the feature film adaptation from director Bong Joon-ho, so there are a lot of gaps to fill in when it comes to the overall narrative of the post-apocalyptic landscape itself. Last night’s finale brought a number of twists and turns, but the biggest made way for the introduction of Sean Bean as a character who will have a major presence in the se...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Sci-fi, Chicago, Sequels, TNT, Snowpiercer, Alice, Melanie, Sean Bean, Manson, Collider, Ed Harris, Bong Joon

‘Parasite’ Black and White Poster Shows New (Spoilery) Perspective

Bong Joon-ho was frequently compared to Alfred Hitchcock after the release of his Oscar-winning masterwork Parasite. And soon, audiences will get to see Parasite as if it was shot in Hitchcock’s time (at least, early on in his career). A Bong-approved Black-and-White edition of Parasite is coming soon to U.K. theaters and to the Curzon Home Cinema streaming service, and to mark the occasion, a monochromatic poster has been released. But like the film itself, the Parasite black and white poster ...
Tags: Movies, Kim, Poster, Alfred Hitchcock, Hitchcock, Bong Joon, Parasite, Release Dates, Foreign Language, Empire Magazine, Curzon Home Cinema, Nosferatu Bong

New UK Trailer for Black & White Version of Bong Joon-Ho's 'Parasite'

"See Parasite, the historic phenomenon, in a brand new light." Curzon has released a new official UK trailer for the black & version of Parasite that has been touring around festivals since late last year. The beloved Best Picture winner was given a special B&W edition, overseen by Bong Joon-ho, and it has been playing mostly at film festivals. Forrest Cardamenis wrote a report here from IFFR earlier this year about watching it again this way. And it sounds like it makes a bit of a differenc...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, Parks, Iffr, Curzon, Bong Joon, To Watch, Foreign Film, Song Kang ho Bong, Lee Sun kyun Cho Yeo jeong Jang Hye, New UK Trailer for Black amp, Forrest Cardamenis, New UK Trailer for Black White Version

Austin’s Fantastic Fest Film Festival Has Officially Been Canceled for 2020

The film festival circuit has taken another casualty amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Austin’s Fantastic Fest, a hugely popular genre festival that has been running for more than 15 years, announced that it is canceling its 2020 edition. However, Fantastic Fest has hopes that it can hold a virtual program to replace this year’s festival, and commit to a physical festival in 2021. Fantastic Fest 2020 is canceled, the Austin-based genre festival announced in a blog post Wednesday. Thi...
Tags: Movies, Uncategorized, Austin, Oscar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Taika Waititi, Film Festivals, Bong Joon, Luca Guadagnino, Fantastic Fest, Jojo Rabbit, Coronavirus

‘Parasite’ Wins Big at the 56th Grand Bell Awards, the Korean Equivalent to the Oscars

Parasite‘s winning streak continues more than a year after its historic Palme D’or win at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Bong Joon-ho‘s darkly comic thriller won big at South Korea’s prestigious Grand Bell Awards this week, scooping up five awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress for Lee Jung-eun, Best Screenplay, and Best Music. It’s fitting that the record-setting film which brought the South Korean film industry to the front of the global stage would end its incredibl...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, Awards, Thriller, Korea, Hulu, Cannes, Han Jin, Lee Byung, Bong, Bong Joon, Parasite, Foreign Language, Lee Jung, Song Kang, Jung Jae

Film and TV Production Studios in the U.K. and Asia Are Starting to Re-open

International production studios are beginning to re-open after months of shutdowns in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We’ve seen countries like New Zealand, which had a notably tough response to the outbreak, the Czech Republic, and France begin to slowly resume film and TV productions, but studios in the U.K. and Asian countries like South Korea, China, and Taiwan have begun to follow suit. Deadline reports that some of the biggest studios in the U.K. have begun to open th...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, Australia, France, China, Disney, Taiwan, Netflix, Czech Republic, Piers Morgan, New Zealand, Pacific, Variety

‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Graeme Manson Shares What Bong Joon-ho Liked About the TV Adaptation of His Film [Interview]

Snowpiercer finally premiered on May 17 after a very long development. Scott Derrickson directed a pilot for creator Josh Friedman, but TNT asked for revisions, neither returned. Graeme Manson redeveloped the series based on Bong Joon-Ho’s 2013 film, which was itself based on a French graphic novel. The plot of the series will be familiar to anyone who saw the film. After an experiment to combat global warming inadvertently freezes the earth, the last survivors of humanity live on the Snowpi...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, TNT, Snowpiercer, Orphan Black, Geoff Scott, Josh Friedman, Melanie, LAYTON, Manson, Bong, Bong Joon, Scott Derrickson

The 5 Best Films Starring the Parasite Cast

The 5 Best Films Starring the Parasite Cast Last award-season, visionary filmmaker Bong Joon-ho was in the center spotlight as his black comedy thriller Parasite defied all expectations and broke records after records after taking home the 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or and four Oscar Awards out of six nominations. Although director Bong very much deserved all the praise for his brilliant and electrifying work on Parasite, it’s still a shame that the cast didn’t received the same amo...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Movies, Park, Kim, Cannes film festival, Hulu, Busan, Ma Dong, Cannes, Extras, Dong, Lee, Cho, Chun, Bong

CS Interview: Steven Ogg Talks Snowpiercer Season 1

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Steven Ogg Talks Snowpiercer Season 1 TNT’s adaptation of Bong Joon-Ho’s 2013 film Snowpiercer finally landed — you can read our review here — and to commemorate the event, we reached out to actor Steven Ogg, who discussed his role as “taillie” Pike, the show’s vast production, and how the series relates to modern society. Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a p...
Tags: TV, Movies, Interview, New York City, US, Noah, TV News, TNT, Snowpiercer, Simon, ITV Studios, Hanna, LAYTON, Jennifer Connelly, Pike, Bong Joon

7 Things We Learned From the ‘Parasite’ Storyboards Graphic Novel

Bong Joon-ho famously storyboards all of his films before he ever gets behind the camera. When the Oscar-winning director of Parasite gets on set, he doesn’t hand his cast a script, he hands them a collection of detailed storyboards that are more akin to a comic book — a comparison that Bong’s own Okja star Steven Yeun made, describing the “fully bound books” of the storyboards he received like a “manga.” Bong’s meticulous storyboards are how he was able to shoot the Oscar-winning movie on a ti...
Tags: Books, Movies, Comic Books, Features, Park, Thriller, Kim, Unicef, Dong, DA, Jessica, Ki, Bong, Bong Joon, Steven Yeun, Parasite

Video: Celebrate the Journey of ‘Parasite’ as the Film Nears Its One-Year Anniversary

I know time has essentially ceased to matter in the quarantine era, but for those of you who still appreciate marking things like anniversaries, Bong Joon-ho‘s Oscar-winning masterpiece Parasite is coming up on the one year anniversary of its premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Neon, the up-and-coming distributor which helped guide the movie to its historic award season run, has released a video celebrating “a year of cinema” and tracking the movie’s incredible journey from Palm d’Or win...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Thriller, Oscar, Academy Awards, Hulu, Academy, Neon, Bong Joon, Parasite, Foreign Language, BONG-Joon-ho, Céline Sciamma, Cannes Film Festival Neon

Mandatory Streamers: Monica Raymund Leads New Crime Drama Series Hightown

Mandatory Streamers: Monica Raymund Leads New Crime Drama Series Hightown Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of May 11, Monica Raymund and James Badge Dale star in executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s new crime thriller series Hightown, an official selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and created and executive produced by Rebecca Cutter for Starz. Check out the best shows debuting and returning ...
Tags: Videos, UK, TV, Movies, Russia, Fox, Dave, Netflix, TV News, Starz, Streaming, Martin Freeman, Bob, Emmy, TNT, Hulu

TNT's Snowpiercer Is Like an Apocalyptic Law & Order Spin-Off Set on a Train

TNT’s adaptation of Snowpiercer chugs along similar narrative tracks as both Bong Joon-ho’s film of the same name and Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s graphic novel Le Transperceneige, which inspired both live-action stories. Within moments of the TV series’ premiere episode, though, you can see that it’s a train…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Climate Change, Trains, Climate, TNT, Apocalypse, Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Bong Joon, Bong Joon Ho, Jacques Lob, Jean Marc Rochette, Snow Piercer

New ‘Snowpiercer’ Trailer Makes One Last Attempt to Get You On Board the Crazy Train

The long-delayed Snowpiercer series is finally arriving at TNT this month, and one final trailer has arrived for the show inspired by Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 adaptation of Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s graphic novel Le Transperceneige. Snowpiercer stars Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting) and Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) as passengers on a train that runs in perpetual motion around a world that has become a frozen wasteland. The train has a social class hierarchy within, which makes for ple...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, TNT, Snowpiercer, Connelly, Jennifer-Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Diggs, Bong Joon, Comic Book/Superhero, TV Trailer, Graeme Manson, Jacques Lob, Jean Marc Rochette

The Quarantine Stream: ‘High and Low’ is a Terrific Kidnapping Thriller from Akira Kurosawa

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: High and Low Where You Can Stream It: The Criterion Channel The Pitch: After making two back-to-back samurai classics, Yojimbo and Sanjuro, director Akira Kurosawa switched into contemporary mode to make High and Low (literal translation: Heaven and Hell), an urban thriller centering on an executive who faces a moral choice. On ...
Tags: Movies, Features, Thriller, Akira Kurosawa, Hulu, Low, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Kurosawa, Bong Joon, Yojimbo, Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Mifune, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream

New Snowpiercer Trailer: Order Must Be Restored

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Snowpiercer trailer: Order must be restored TNT has released a brand new trailer for their long-in development series adaptation of Snowpiercer, featuring new footage that highlights the social division among the passengers. Based on Oscar winner Bong Joon-Ho’s 2013 film of the same name, the dystopian thriller is set to make its debut on Sunday, May 17 at 9PM. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Bong Joon-Ho Opens Up About HBO’s Parasite Limited Series...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, TNT, Snowpiercer, ITV Studios, Hanna, Jennifer Connelly, Bong Joon, Scott Derrickson, Bong Joon Ho, ComingSoon, Annalise Basso, Lena Hall Hedwig

Here’s Where TNT’s ‘Snowpiercer’ Series Falls on the Official Snowpiercer Timeline

TNT’s Snowpiercer series has been torturously making its way to the small screen for five years, barreling through losing its original showrunner, the director of its pilot, and bouncing across networks like a pinball. So you’d be forgiven if, among all of that chaos, you completely forgot that this show is not a remake of Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 movie, but is in fact set in the same universe as that film. (Hopefully you’ll extend me the same forgiveness, because this feels like brand new informati...
Tags: Television, Movies, Comic Books, Sci-fi, Infographic, TNT, Snowpiercer, Bong Joon, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, The Weinstein Co, Titan Comics

‘Snowpiercer’ Trailer: The TNT Sci-Fi Series Chugs Along to Its Much-Delayed May Premiere Date

It’s possible no other TV production has had as many troubles and delays on the road to the small screen than Snowpiercer, TNT’s upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed Bong Joon-ho 2013 film and Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s graphic novel Le Transperceneige. Snowpiercer has weathered showrunner departures, network changes, and director exits. But finally, after many years of behind-the-scenes difficulties, Snowpiercer will hit our TV screens. And TNT is reminding us of that fact with a new...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, TNT, Snowpiercer, Connelly, Bong, Diggs, Bong Joon, Film to TV, TV Trailer, Jacques Lob, Jean Marc Rochette, Daveed Diggs Blindspotting, Jennifer Connelly Alita, Diggs Snowpiercer

Daveed Digs Leads the Revolution in New Snowpiecer Trailer

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Daveed Digs leads the revolution in new Snowpiecer trailer TNT has released the second full trailer for their long-in development series adaptation of Snowpiercer, which is based on Oscar winner Bong Joon-Ho’s 2013 film of the same name. The video features new footage highlighting the impending rebellion of the lower class who have had enough of Wilford Industries and the higher class’ discrimination and cruelty towards them. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Jennif...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, TNT, Snowpiercer, ITV Studios, Hanna, Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Bong Joon, Scott Derrickson, Bong Joon Ho, Annalise Basso, Lena Hall Hedwig

Pop Culture Imports: Have a Bong Joon-ho Marathon With ‘Parasite,’ ‘The Host,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite broke streaming records when it hit Hulu last week, making it just the latest achievement the blackly comic thriller has notched since won the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2019, culminating in this year’s historic Best Picture win at the Oscars. But while Hulu proudly touts its new crown jewel, three other Bong Joon-ho films quietly slipped onto t...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Features, Foreign Language, Netflix/Streaming Video, Barking Dogs Never Bite, Mother, Parasite, The-Host

‘Parasite’ Sets New Streaming Record for Hulu in Just One Week

Glory to the holy wi-fi that is fueling the people streaming Parasite on Hulu. It’s thanks to those subscribers that watched Bong Joon-ho‘s Oscar-winning thriller that the movie set the all-time streaming records for most-watched independent or foreign language film on Hulu. It’s just the latest accolade collected by Parasite – it won the Palme D’Or at Cannes last year and went on to take home four Oscars, including a historic Best Picture win. Since its debut on Hulu last week, Bong Joon-ho...
Tags: Movies, Hulu, Cannes, Bong, Bong Joon, Parasite, Netflix/Streaming Video, Hulu Twitter

Criterion Collection Unveils Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits Tribute

Criterion Collection unveils Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits tribute In honor of the life and work of iconic martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, the Criterion Collection has unveiled the special seven-disc Blu-ray box Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits that comes packed with five of his landmark films including Game of Death and the Way of the Dragon. RELATED: Criterion Collection & Janus Films Establish Art House Relief Fund Capturing Lee at the height of his artistry and superstardom, this seven...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, Bruce Lee, Dvd, Lee, Bong Joon, Grady Hendrix, Simon Yam, ComingSoon, Movie News, Chen Zhen, Blu-Ray Releases, Andre Morgan, The Criterion Collection

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