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Bong Joon-ho’s Interpreter is Not Writing a Film About Awards Season [Updated]

Update: In a piece for Variety reflecting on her experience interpreting for Bong Joon-ho over the past several months, Sharon Choi says she is not, in fact, writing a movie about awards season. Here’s an excerpt: Empathy bridges the gap between the perpetual “others.” And to feel a little less lonely is why I want to be a storyteller. And no, I am not writing a feature on the awards season. This is a deeply personal experience I’ve yet to process, and it will find another time to seep into my ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Yahoo, Awards, Korea, Cannes film festival, Mark Ruffalo, Cannes, Martin Scorsese, Indiewire, Palme, Bong, Bong Joon, CHOI, BONG-Joon-ho


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Tops the Box Office with Best Opening Weekend Ever for a Video Game Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog has gone from receiving extremely unfavorable reactions from fans to earning the biggest box office opening weekend ever for a video game movie. The Blue Blur had no problem topping the box office, speeding past Birds of Prey with a $57 million three-day weekend, and a projected $68 million for the Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day holiday weekend. But how did Birds of Prey hold up in second place? Get the rest of the box office results below. The Hollywood Reporter has the So...
Tags: Movies, Harley Quinn, Box Office, Birds Of Prey, Deadpool, Sony Pictures, Sonic the Hedgehog, Will Ferrell, Downhill, Logan, Warner Bros Pictures, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Fantasy Island, Bong Joon, CinemaScore, Parasite


‘I Thought It Really Resembled Reality.’ Oscar Winner Parasite Shines Light on South Korean Basement Apartments

(SEOUL, South Korea) — Kim Da-hye, a 29-year-old South Korean, said that moving into a semi-basement apartment was her least-preferred option when she was looking for a new place to live. But after a rigorous search and a close examination of her finances, she was forced to settle for a “banjiha,” the Korean word for a cramped basement flat. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho‘s Oscar-winning film Parasite has brought banjiha dwellers like Kim to worldwide attention, thanks to its depiction ...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Oscar, Kim, Seoul, Seoul South Korea, Bong Joon, Onetime, Da hye, Kim Da hye, Ahn Young joon AP Kim Da hye


Parasite Director Bong Joon-ho Greeted by Applause Upon Returning to South Korea

(INCHEON, South Korea) — Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie Parasite, including the award for Best Picture. The crowd clapped and cheered as Bong walked out of the arrivals gate at Incheon International Airport. “It’s been a long journey in the United States and I’m pleased that it got wrapped up nicely,” Bong said, speaking in Korean. “Now, I am happy that I can qu...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, News, China, Uncategorized, Ap, United States, World Health Organization, Bong, Incheon South Korea, Bong Joon, Incheon International Airport, Onetime


Watch: ‘Parasite’ From Storyboard to Screen, Ahead of Graphic Novel Release of Bong Joon-Ho’s Storyboards

Bong Joon-ho doesn’t hand his cast a script – he hands them a comic book. Or more accurately, a book full of the film’s storyboards that the Oscar-winning director meticulously draws himself. Bong has been known for storyboarding all of his movies before he ever gets behind the camera, shooting with a level of precision that is rarely seen in filmmakers today. And no film better shows that precision than Bong’s Best Picture-winning film Parasite. Bong’s Parasite storyboards show the director en...
Tags: Art, Books, Hollywood, Movies, Thriller, Vulture, Alfred Hitchcock, Cool Stuff, Bong, Vashi Nedomansky, Bong Joon, Steven Yeun, BONG-Joon-ho, Parasite, Foreign Language, Okja


Pop Culture Imports: Where to Stream Four-Time Oscar Winner Bong Joon-Ho’s Favorite Films

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) We live in a world where Parasite is a Best Picture winner, and where every publication has been quick to recommend dozens of other South Korean films to watch now that audiences have suddenly accepted subtitles. Well, as the column that has long been advocating for subtitled movies, I’m here to shake things up a bit. I won’t be recommending the best South Korean films to check out if Pa...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Movies, France, Cure, Francois Truffaut, Alexander, Bong, Ingmar Bergman, Hitchcock, Uppsala Sweden, Bong Joon, Holden Caulfield, Gilbert Grape, Kim Ki, Truffaut


Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ Coming to the Criterion Collection

#BongHive, assemble! Fresh off the filmmaker’s big Oscar win comes news that Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite and Memories of Murder are both headed to the Criterion Collection. Parasite, which just won Best Picture, was recently given a pretty bare-bones Blu-ray release, while Memories of Murder has never had a U.S. Blu-ray – until now. Neon, who distributed Parasite, also snapped up the rights to Bong’s 2003 film, and plan on re-releasing it in theaters before it arrives on Blu-ray. Good news for p...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Korea, Blu, Bong, Bong Joon, Parasite, Home Video, DVD/Blu-Ray, The Criterion Collection, BONG-Joon-ho, Memories Of Murder, Song Kang


Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, Memories of Murder Getting Criterion Releases!

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, Memories of Murder getting Criterion releases! After bringing home the night’s top prize at last week’s Oscars, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is getting another major treatment as it and his 2003 crime drama Memories of Murder are both being added to the Criterion Collection! RELATED: Mark Ruffalo Being Considered to Star in HBO’s Parasite NEON and Criterion are partnering to issue special editions for both the four-time Oscar-winning Parasite, which made history as the ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Korea, Kim, Criterion Collection, Dvd, Mark Ruffalo, Ki, Bong Joon, Kim Kwang, ComingSoon, Movie News, Blu-Ray Releases, Joon, Hwaseong, Song Kang


New on Blu-ray: ‘Parasite’, ‘Roma’, ‘Doctor Sleep’, ‘Shutter Island’, ‘The House that Jack Built’, and More

Brace yourselves, my friends – this week’s Blu-ray column is packed. There are so many movies here that you probably want to block out your entire day just to read this. Go ahead, clear your calendar. Call in sick from work. Lock all your doors, draw the blinds, and feast your eyes. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week. Parasite Fresh off its triumphant run at the Oscars, Parasite is now available on Blu-ray, and it’s just as special as you’ve heard it is. I...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mexico, New York City, Kodak, Features, Netflix, House, Alfonso Cuarón, Leonardo Dicaprio, Stanley Kubrick, Lars von Trier, Spike Lee, Scorsese, Kubrick, Jack


Pedro Almodóvar’s First English-Language Project is a Short Film Starring Tilda Swinton

The power of Tilda Swinton can convince many an international director to make the foray into English-language features. Swinton has partnered with Bong Joon-ho and Luca Guadagnino in English-language projects, and now she has worked her ethereal magic on Pedro Almodóvar, who will make his first English-language project in his 46-year career with a short film starring the actress and a dog. The Pain and Glory director is preparing to make his first English-language feature following the short f...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Adaptation, Pedro Almodóvar, Tilda-Swinton, Madrid, Antonio Banderas, Alice Munro, Bong Joon, Luca Guadagnino, Almodóvar, Julieta, Swinton, Lucia Berlin, Short Films


‘Parasite’ Expanding Into 2,000 Theaters After Best Picture Win at the Oscars

Parasite was first released in limited theaters all the way back in October 2019 before expanding to a wider release in November. Since then, it’s been kicking around movie theaters as it picked up more and more awards season buzz. Now that the movie has been named Best Picture at the Academy Awards, it’s getting its widest theatrical release yet, with NEON expanding the movie to over 2,000 theaters this weekend, giving everybody a chance to see it on the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter ha...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, United States, Thriller, Bong Joon, Parasite, Foreign Language, BONG-Joon-ho


These Sketches From RuPaul’s SNL Debut Left Me In Tears

Please, I could watch RuPaul verbally destroy children’s books all day This past weekend marked two historical events: the first time a foreign language film has won the Academy Award for Best Picture (get on down with your bad self, Bong Joon-ho!) and the Saturday Night Live hosting debut of the Queen of Drag herself, RuPaul Charles. As any fan of RuPaul could’ve predicted, he was a force to be reckoned with and killed in every sketch he appeared in. Most folks at least know him as a rec...
Tags: Sloane Hughes


Bong Joon-ho’s Interpreter is a Filmmaker and She Wants to Make a Film About Awards Season

Sharon Choi has been along for Parasite‘s wild ride for months, from it unanimously winning the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival to its historic win at last night’s Academy Awards. The 25-year-old aspiring filmmaker has been serving as Parasite co-writer/director Bong Joon-ho’s interpreter this entire time, and now a new report says that Choi is currently writing a feature length script set during awards season. Count me in. The Wrap reporter Steve Pond, who was covering the Oscars...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Yahoo, Awards, Cannes film festival, Mark Ruffalo, Cannes, Indiewire, Palme, Bong, Bong Joon, CHOI, BONG-Joon-ho, Steve Pond, Sharon Choi


Daily Podcast: Oscars 2020 Best Moments, Big Winners & Losers, and More

On the February 10, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the 92nd annual Academy Awards. Opening Banter :    The Oscars How Going Hostless Hurt the Oscars This Year Best Moments Janelle Monae intro (background dancers repping movies that otherwise didn’t get mentioned) Practically every moment Bong Joon-ho was on screen Into the Unknown performance, Cynthia Erivo’...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Laura Dern, Renée Zellweger, Walt Disney, Jacob, Ben Pearson, Klaus, Cynthia Erivo, Bong Joon, Hoai Tran Bui, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Two Popes


Mark Ruffalo Being Considered to Star in HBO’s Parasite

Mark Ruffalo being considered to star in HBO’s Parasite Last night was an amazing night for Bong Joon-ho’s dark comedy thriller Parasite, bringing home four awards including Best Picture, and HBO’s development on the limited series adaptation is reportedly taking a big step forward as Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame) is being eyed to star in the series, according to Collider. RELATED: Bong Joon-Ho Teases New Details About HBO’s Parasite Miniseries The outlet notes that HBO has said that so...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Kim, Mark Ruffalo, Ki, McKay, Ruffalo, Bong, Bong Joon, MCU, Bong Joon Ho, Joon, Kevin Messick, TV Premiere


Rumor: HBO’s ‘Parasite’ TV Series Might Star Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo is rumored to be in consideration for the Parasite TV series headed to HBO. This news is very, very early, and HBO has no comment on the matter. But a report indicates that Ruffalo is being sought after to lead the series. This immediately raises several questions. Who is Ruffalo playing? And does this mean the series is re-casting the story with American actors? If so, that seems to go against previous reports that the show would actually be a continuation of the film. Collider...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Casting, Mark-Ruffalo, Adam-McKay, Adam, Ruffalo, Bong, Bong Joon, Parasite, Film to TV, BONG-Joon-ho


‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon-ho Tied an Oscars Record Set by Walt Disney 67 Years Ago

Last night was a big one for director Bong Joon-ho. Not only did his film Parasite win Best International Film as many predicted, the filmmaker walked away with Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and (amazingly) Best Picture. It was the first time a foreign language film won the top prize at the Academy Awards, but the Oscar glory doesn’t stop there. With those four wins in a single night, Bong Joon-ho tied a 67-year old record set by none other than Walt Disney. Even though ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Awards, Walt-Disney, Trivia, Bong Joon, BONG-Joon-ho, Parasite, Joon, Foreign Language


The 5 Best Moments From the Confusing, Chaotic, Cathartic 2020 Oscars

Like every year, Sunday’s 2020 Oscars ceremony was a night of overwhelming highs and abysmal lows. But Parasite is now a four-time Oscar winner, so things are (mostly) right in the world. Because of that, we’ll only be counting down the highs of this year’s host-less Oscars ceremony, which ran the gamut of emotions from confusing, to chaotic, to cathartic. Here are our highlights of the 92nd Academy Awards. Janelle Monae is Our New May Queen In a gonzo opening number that would set the ...
Tags: South Korea, Elsa, Hollywood, Movies, Senate, Features, Eminem, Denmark, Sam Mendes, Brad-Pitt, Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Idina Menzel, Academy Awards, Donald Trump, James Corden


The Morning Watch: 2020 Oscars Video Highlights: The Best Speeches, Musical Performances & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, since the 92nd Academy Awards aired last night, we’re running through some 2020 Oscars video highlights. The show may not have had a host, but it had some major moments in between the little golden men being...
Tags: Elsa, Hollywood, Movies, Cats, Awards, Broadway, Eminem, Steve Martin, Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Idina Menzel, Renée Zellweger, Academy Awards, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Joaquin Phoenix


92nd Academy Awards Winners Live!

92nd Academy Awards Winners Live! Tonight the 92nd Academy Awards (a.k.a. The Oscars) are being broadcast on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and ComingSoon.net is bringing you all the winners as they are announced! Check out the winners highlighted in red below ! The Oscars are being held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and for the second year in a row will be without a host. RELATED: The 2020 Oscars Will Be Host-Less for Second Year in a Row Best Picture Ford v. Ferrari The Irishman Jojo...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Tom Hanks, Ferrari, Ford, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sam Mendes, Brad Pitt, Rian Johnson, Anthony Hopkins, Han Jin, Martin Scorsese, The Oscars, Bong Joon, Noah Baumbach


2020 Academy Awards Winners - 'Parasite' Wins Best Picture & Director

The 92nd Academy Awards are upon us and it's time to watch the show and discover the winners of the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony is being broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with no host this year - the same as last year, too. There are nine Best Picture nominees, and I'm very excited to finally find out who wins - perhaps there will be a few surprises, a few upsets, but most of all I really hope Bong Joon-ho's Parasite sweeps everything. Let it win th...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Awards, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Bong Joon, Discuss, Movie News, Joon, Judy Read


2020 Academy Awards Winners - Joaquin Phoenix Wins for Best Actor

The 92nd Academy Awards are upon us and it's time to watch the show and discover the winners of the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony is being broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with no host this year - the same as last year, too. There are nine Best Picture nominees, and I'm very excited to finally find out who wins - perhaps there will be a few surprises, a few upsets, but most of all I really hope Bong Joon-ho's Parasite sweeps everything. Let it win th...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Awards, Joaquin Phoenix, Bong Joon, Discuss, Movie News


2020 Oscars Winners: ‘Parasite’ Surprises Everyone By Winning Best Picture

The 92nd Academy Awards are aired live on ABC this evening, and Parasite surprised everyone by walking away with Best Picture. But that’s not all, because Bong Joon-ho also won Best Director, the movie earned Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Film. It’s also the first foreign language film to win Best Picture in the history of the Oscars. Get the rest of the 2020 Oscars winners below. *Winners will appear in BOLD below* 2020 Oscars Winners BEST PICTURE Ford v Ferrari The Iris...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Awards, Tom Hanks, Ferrari, Ford, Leonardo Dicaprio, Oscars, Sam Mendes, Academy Awards, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Skywalker, Bong Joon, Joe Pesci


2020 Oscars Winners: Complete List Updated Live During the Ceremony

It’s time for Hollywood’s biggest night yet again. The 92nd Academy Awards are airing live on ABC this evening, and we’ll be updating the list of winners live as they’re announced. Keep up with the 2020 Oscars winners below. The ceremony begins at 8pm ET/5pm PT. We’ll be updating the winners list live. Check out all the nominees below. *Winners will appear in BOLD above the Oscars banner with the most recent on top* 2020 Oscars Winners Coming soon! 2020 Oscars Nominees BEST PICTURE Ford...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Awards, Tom Hanks, Ferrari, Ford, Leonardo Dicaprio, Oscars, Sam Mendes, Academy Awards, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Skywalker, Bong Joon, Joe Pesci


POLL RESULTS: Who Will Win the Oscars?

POLL RESULTS: Who will win the Oscars? There’s only two days left until Hollywood’s biggest stars and filmmakers gather for the Oscars and ComingSoon.net asked our readers what films and performers they expected to take home the ceremony’s top prizes and with over 1000 votes for the four big categories, the results are in! Check out the winners below! RELATED: POLL RESULTS: What is the Best Scene in Star Wars: A New Hope? Best Picture 1917 (48%, 573 votes) Parasite (16%, 193 votes) Joke...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ferrari, Ford, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sam Mendes, Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Renée Zellweger, Antonio Banderas, Joaquin Phoenix, Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Judy, Judy Garland, Mendes


10 Great Filmmakers Who Never Won the Academy Award for Best Director

The 92nd Academy Awards are almost upon us, and if there’s one certainty going into Oscar night, it’s that some worthy talent in some category will be overlooked in favor of a lesser talent. No nominee or winner is undeserving of recognition, but snubs are also an essential part of Oscar history and directors are not immune to them. In fact, some of the greatest directors of all time have gone their whole career without receiving a proper Best Director Oscar. Film is fundamentally a collaborati...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Africa, Time, Orson-Welles, Awards, America, Features, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro, Oscar, Stanley-Kubrick, Paul-Thomas-Anderson, Oscars, Sam Mendes


‘I’ve Already Won.’ France’s Ladj Ly on Taking Les Miserables to the Oscars

There’s still a few days to go before Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Yet at least one Oscar nominee feels he has already won big. French director Ladj Ly, whose movie Les Misérables is one of five nominated for Best International Feature Film, says he’s astonished that his tale of racist police violence in Paris’s largely ethnic-minority banlieues, or suburbs, has found a global audience at all. “There is Paris, and there are the banlieues, and they are two worlds apart,” ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, France, Berlin, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Gigi, Paris, Moscow, FIFA World Cup, Woody Allen, Les Miserables, Cannes film festival, Emmanuel Macron, Amazon Studios


Fandango Users Vote For Parasite to Win Best Picture at Oscars

Fandango users vote for Parasite to win Best Picture at Oscars Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite has been one of the most critically lauded films of 2019 across the globe and has garnered an impressive six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and Fandango’s users have voted on the major categories for the ceremony and with over 2,000 votes, moviegoers have voted for the South Korean black comedy to win the top prize and for its co-writer/director to win Best Director! RELATED: New Trailer For B...
Tags: Movies, Oscars, Kim, Cannes film festival, Fandango, Chang, Ki, Bong Joon, Erik Davis, Movie News, Tom Quinn, Joon ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Hollywood Knives Out Toy Story


POLL: Who Will Win the Oscars?

POLL: Who will win the Oscars? There’s only a few days left until Hollywood’s biggest event, the Oscars, and audiences are sitting on the edge of their seats debating who should win. ComingSoon.net is asking our readers to vote on who they feel will take home the statues… and we’ll find out how good you all are at predicting soon enough! Let us know in the polls below, and check out our live coverage of the event this Sunday! RELATED: POLL RESULTS: What’s the Most Anticipated Film of 2020? ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ferrari, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sam Mendes, Quentin Tarantino, Renée Zellweger, Antonio Banderas, Joaquin Phoenix, Judy, Ronan, Cynthia Erivo, Bong Joon, Jonathan Pryce, Todd Phillips, ComingSoon


Pop Culture Imports: ‘Honeyland,’ ‘Tomboy,’ ‘My Mister,’ And More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) As we near the annual Academy Awards, you may be anxious to watch the films nominated for the coveted golden statuette. And while some of them are available to stream now, a fair few are harder to find. But you can still watch the next best thing: movies or shows vaguely related to the Oscar-nominated movies! We have that and more in this week’s Pop Culture Imports, in which I offer you ...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, France, Taiwan, Features, New York Times, Macedonia, Kim, Hulu, Seoul, Hannibal, Malacca, Bong Joon, Laure, Sciamma, Sabrina



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