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Park Chan-Wook to Helm A24’s Series Adaptation of The Sympathizer

Park Chan-Wook to helm A24’s series adaptation of The Sympathizer A24 has acquired the rights to author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-winning debut novel The Sympathizer. The acclaimed studio has teamed up with Rhombus Media to develop the series adaptation of said novel, which centers around a Communist spy during the Vietnam war. Nguyen took to Twitter to also announce that award-winning South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook has officially signed on to helm the project. This marks Park’s se...
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Park Chan-wook is Directing a TV Adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-Winning Novel ‘The Sympathizer’

Park Chan-wook has found his next TV project. The filmmaker behind Oldboy and The Handmaiden ventured into TV for the first time for the John le Carré series Little Drummer Girl in 2018, and will be bringing another espionage story to to the screen with A24’s TV adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer. A24, Park Chan-wook, and post-Vietnam War espionage? It’s a match made in heaven for the Sympathizer TV series, which is being developed for the small sc...
Tags: Television, Movies, America, Los Angeles, War, Adaptation, Vietnam, A24, Saigon, Nguyen, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Park Chan wook, Park Chan, The Sympathizer, Sympathizer

20 movies that Prime members can watch for free right now on Amazon Prime Video

  Prime Video is one of the best perks of a Prime membership, but it has more options than you can get through before picking something to watch. Below, you'll find 20 great movies already included in your Prime membership at no extra cost — all available to stream right now. For more streaming entertainment recommendations, check out our guide to the best streaming services.   Aside from two-day shipping, the best perk of having a Prime membership is probably Prime Video, the site's f...
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Nick Robinson and Jason Mitchell Team Up in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ PUBG Short Film

Both Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Nick Robinson have come a long way since their breakout hit The Kings of Summer, but the director and star are reuniting again for a short film. Joining Robinson is Kong: Skull Island actor Jason Mitchell and the short is based on the video game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Directed by Vogt-Robert, the short will remind you of the joys of playing the multiplayer shooter game that dominated 2017. PUBG Short Film Widely known as PUBG, Playerunknown’s Battleg...
Tags: Movies, War, Jordan, Deadpool, Nick Robinson, Skull Island, Video Game, Mitchell, Robinson, Jason Mitchell, Short Films, Oldboy, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Park Chan, Vogt Roberts, Vogt Robert

‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Trailer: Park Chan-wook’s TV Spy Thriller Looks Great

Park Chan-wook assembles a splendid cast to tackle the work of John le Carré in The Little Drummer Girl. This marks Park’s first foray into television, and based on the footage below, the results won’t disappoint. Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon star in the 1970s-set spy thriller. Watch The Little Drummer Girl trailer blow. The Little Drummer Girl Trailer  Seduction. Manipulation. Betrayal.Featuring Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgård, and @Florence_Pugh, #TheLittl...
Tags: Television, Movies, Greece, Amc, Park, Thriller, Adaptation, John Le Carre, Michael Shannon, Diane Keaton, Charlie, Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Cornwell, TV Trailer, Park Chan-wook

TV Bits: Anthony Bourdain, ‘Rick and Morty’, ‘The Good Place’, ‘Barry’, ‘Dirty John’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty gets an anime-style teaser The Good Place gets a poster for its upcoming third season Two guest stars of the new Magnum P.I. reboot have been announced The two-hour finale of NBC’s Timeless is coming soon CNN is making a full-length documentary about chef/TV personality Anthony Bourdain Eric Bana and Connie Britton appear in the first look photo of Dirty John And more! #RickandMorty — Rick and Morty (@Ricka...
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AMC Orders New Seasons of ‘Better Call Saul’ & More, Plus New Shows from Jason Segel & Park Chan-wook [TCA 2018]

From the Television Critics Association panel presentation by AMC, the network announced the renewal of three shows, including Better Call Saul season 5. But they also have a couple new shows in the works from Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Jason Segel and master filmmaker Park Chan-wook, and they announced the premiere date for the documentary series Eli Roth’s History of Horror. Better Call Saul Season 5 Surprises Bob Odenkirk Saul Goodman himself, Bob Odenkirk surprised the TCA with an a...
Tags: Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk, England, Movies, Greece, Amc, America, James Cameron, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth, Michael Shannon, Television Critics Association, Tca, Fear The Walking Dead, Joseph, Charlie

‘Thoroughbreds’ Featurette Explains How a Play Evolved Into a Movie

Focus Features’ upcoming thriller Thoroughbreds may seem like it’s being helmed by a long-time filmmaker with plenty of features under his belt, but it’s actually the debut movie for writer/director Cory Finley. We’re debuting a brand new Thoroughbreds featurette in which Finley explains how the story morphed from its original form – a stage play – into a wholly cinematic experience. Throughbreds Featurette The movie tells the story of two childhood friends, played by Olivia Cooke (Read...
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Park Chan-wook’s The Little Drummer Girl Begins Shooting

Park Chan-wook’s The Little Drummer Girl begins shooting Produced by The Ink Factory in partnership with BBC One and AMC, The Little Drummer Girl starts shooting across Europe on a global scale today. The international thriller marks the television debut of visionary film maker Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, The Handmaiden, Stoker). The award-winning director will helm all six hours bringing his epic cinematic sensibility to the small screen. The Little Drummer Girl stars Screen Actor’s Guild, Emmy...
Tags: Europe, TV, Movies, Greece, Berlin, Amc, Bbc, TV News, BAFTA, Streaming, John Le Carre, Mia, BIFA, Stalin, Michael Shannon, Simon

TV Bits: Michael Shannon Teams With Park Chan-wook, Helen Mirren is ‘Catherine the Great,’ and More

In this edition of TV bits: Sneaky Pete season 2 debuts a new trailer. Altered Carbon shows off some impressive fights. Michael Shannon joins AMC’s Little Drummer Girl. Helen Mirren joins HBO Catherine the Great. Sister Maggie is coming to Daredevil season 3. Here’s some extremely excellent news: Michael Shannon has joined Park Chan-wook‘s new AMC spy series The Little Drummer Girl. Michael Shannon and Park Chan-wook are both two people worth paying attention to, and the two of them workin...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, England, Television, Movies, Drama, Amc, Netflix, John Le Carre, Maggie, Daredevil, Helen-Mirren, Catherine, True Story, Michael Shannon, Whalley

John le Carré Novel The Little Drummer Girl to Become Miniseries

BBC, The Ink Factory and AMC are developing a six-part miniseries based on the John le Carré novel ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ The Ink Factory, BBC ONE and AMC (The Night Manager) announced today that they will be adapting John le Carré’s best-selling 1983 spy novel “The Little Drummer Girl” into a six-part miniseries. The Little Drummer Girl will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, The Handmaiden, Stoker), marking his television debut. Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) will ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Amc, Bbc, Middle East, TV News, John, John Le Carre, Florence, Simon, Stephen Cornwell, BBC oNE, Carré, Park Chan wook, Joe Tsai, The Ink Factory

The Best Vampire Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition: the best vampire movies you’ve probably never seen!) Vampires are one of the horror genre’s more bland and uninspired character types, but even as I believe that to be true, I also find myself to be a big fan of dozens of vampire films. I promise this is less about me being a hypocrite than it is a response to the abundance of ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Movies, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vampires, Features, Park, Kim, Imdb, Thirst, Amazon Video, Hauser, Park Chan, Featured Stories Sidebar, Chakiris

South Korea Opens World's Largest Imax Cinema

CJ CGV has also dedicated a screen to 'Oldboy' director Park Chan-wook at the Yongsan I'Park Mall near the U.S. military base in more
Tags: South Korea, Movies, Seoul, Park Chan, Yongsan I Park Mall

North Korea Confirms Latest Detention Of American Citizen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the detention of another American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country. Kim Sang Dok, an accounting instructor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was “intercepted” at Pyongyang International Airport on April 22, according to the Korean Central News Agency. It said he was being detained while authorities conduct a detailed investigation into his alleged crime. The school’s chancellor Pa...
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Pyongyang, Seoul South Korea, U S State Department, Hyung Jin Kim, Korean Central News Agency, Kim Dong Chul, Otto Warmbier, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, Communist Party Committee, Park Chan, Swedish Embassy

In Call With Trump, Chinese President Urges Restraint Over North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump. American’s U.N. envoy warned of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile. Xi’s phone call with Trump came amid signs Pyongyang could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test explosion since 2006, or the latest in a rapid series of missile tests, further advancing its ambition...
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The Best Film in 30 Movie Trilogies

The Best Film in 30 Movie Trilogies The striking critical and commercial success of Logan — currently tallying over $565 million worldwide and counting — has many hailing it as not only the best film in the Wolverine trilogy but the best among ALL THREE of the existing X-Men trilogies (X-Men, First Class, Wolverine). Given that tremendous reaction, we thought we’d look back at some other movie trilogies in all different genres to try and figure out what the best entry in each of them is. Some...
Tags: Feature, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Osama Bin Laden, Michael Bay, Malcolm McDowell, America, Vienna, Ocean, Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Guillermo Del Toro, Oscar, Hugh Jackman, Beverly Hills, Steven Soderbergh

Spinning Discs: For Movie Lovers

Valentine’s Day is here, so it’s a good time to look at some movies I swooned for last year, now that they’re on home video. (Does anyone even use that term anymore? Sounds antiquated, but then again, I’ve been writing on this topic since the 80s, so I am, too.) Speaking of the 80s: John Hughes meets James L. Brooks in The Edge of Seventeen, which updates the former’s teen movie template with the latter’s world-wise, world-weary attitude. (He co-produced.) Following in the the estimable footstep...
Tags: Film, Spinning Discs, Blu-ray Reviews, Bob Cashill, DVD Reviews, Featured, Movies

South Korean Filmmakers Demand Probe Into Censorship Allegations

Impeached President Park Geun-hye's former chief of staff and other government officials are accused of compiling a "blacklist" that includes such prominent filmmakers as 'Oldboy' director Park more
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The 10 Best Live-Action Manga Movies

The 10 Best Live-Action Manga Movies This weekend saw the debut of the first full-length trailer for Paramount‘s Ghost in the Shell movie, one of several upcoming major Hollywood takes on Japanese manga comics (Death Note, Alita: Battle Angel). With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of The 10 Best Live-Action Manga Movies that brought their comic book (and often anime) worlds to life on the big screen. Check out the list in the gallery below! RELATED: Ghost in the Shell Trailer: Scarlett Jo...
Tags: Feature, Japan, Hollywood, Movies, US, Netflix, Heath Ledger, Scarlett Johansson, Spike Lee, Cia, Takashi Miike, Quentin Tarantino, Wu Tang Clan, Criterion Collection, Shell, Mark Hamill

A Chat With Park Chan-wook About Adapting Sarah Waters's Fingersmith into the Lesbian Thriller The Handmaiden

The Korean phrase for “male gaze” is “male gaze,” I learned earlier this month during an hourlong conversation with Korean master director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance). We were discussing his sumptuous new movie, The Handmaiden, an adaptation of Sarah Waters’s beloved 2002 novel Fingersmith. Park retains much of Waters’s twistier-than-a-Brooklyn-mustache plot, but supplants the action from Victorian England to 1930s Korea, during Japan’s occupation. The story follows young pickpocket ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, News, Film, Interviews, Brooklyn, Korea, Victorian England, Fujiwara, The Handmaiden, Fingersmith, Park Chan

The life and death of the American erotic thriller

Three decades ago "Fatal Attraction" heralded the age of the erotic thriller -- crime potboilers featuring leading men swapping suggestive dialogue and bodily fluids with bewitching but murderous femme fatales. Movies like "Basic Instinct" and "Sliver" enjoyed acclaim and big box office receipts during the 1990s, but within a few years the genre had died out, usurped by a new wave of smarter thrillers that swapped female flesh for sophisticated scriptwriting. South Korean director Park Chan-wook...
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Fantastic Fest 2016: The Handmaiden Review

Rating: 10 out of 10 Cast: Min-hee Kim as Lady HidekoKim Tae-ri as Sook-Hee (as Tae Ri Kim)Jung-woo Ha as Count FujiwaraJin-woong Jo as Uncle KouzukiHae-suk Kim as ButlerSo-ri Moon as Aunt of Noble Lady Directed by Park Chan-wook The Handmaiden Review: First, a word about the rating (and ratings in particular) – number ratings for films may be a quick way to see whether or not a movie is good, but they also dramatically fail at letting readers know whether or not the film is good for them. ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Park, Movie Reviews, Korea, Stanley Kubrick, Kim, Jo, Jung, Jin, Fujiwara, Fantastic Fest, Park Chan

Second Wave of Programming for Fantastic Fest 2016 Includes Arrival, Elle and More!

Second wave of programming for Fantastic Fest 2016 includes Arrival, Elle and more! Fantastic Fest 2016 has revealed the second wave of programming for the festival, the 12th annual celebration of genre-twisting cinema. The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, Texas will once again host the festival from September 22 – 29, 2016. “I’m proud of the creative tension we’ve asserted with this year’s program,” said Fantastic Fest founder Tim League. “Established, award-winning veterans are celeb...
Tags: Movies, Horror, France, Germany, US, Adele, United States, Korea, New Zealand, Tokyo, Eiichiro Hasumi, Amy Adams, Ana Lily Amirpour, Paramount Pictures, Elle, Isabelle Huppert

‘The Handmaiden’ Trailer: Park Chan-wook’s Latest Revenge Thriller Looks Equal Parts Sexy and Twisted

Following a brief foray into English-language filmmaking with Stoker, South Korean director Park Chan-wook returns to his home turf this fall with The Handmaiden. Well, kind of — his new thriller is actually an adaptation of the Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, with the action moved from Victorian-era Britain to Japanese-occupied Korea. Kim Tae-ri plays a young woman who’s hired by a con man (Ha Jung-woo) to help him defraud a Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee). But the plan goes sideways when the ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Park, Gay, Britain, Thriller, Korea, Adaptation, Movie Trailers, Sarah Waters, Cannes, Sarah, Grey, Kim Min, Ha Jung, Park Chan-wook

New US Trailer for Park Chan-wook's Sensual Film 'The Handmaiden'

Magnolia Pictures & Amazon Studios have unveiled the official US trailer for Park Chan-wook's latest film, The Handmaiden, a sensual crime thriller in Korea. The story is actually based on Sarah Waters' novel, titled Fingersmith, which is set in Victorian Era Britain, however Park Chan-wook decided to tell his version in Korea instead. Kim Min-hee stars as Lady Hideko, Ha Jung-woo as the conman who calls himself the Count, and Kim Tae-ri stars as the maid Sookee. It's a twisted tale of sex a...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Korea, Sarah Waters, Kim Min, New US, To Watch, Foreign Film, Park Chan, Kim Tae Ri

Amazon Studios Takes Cannes ‘On Its Own Terms’

Amazon Studios rolled into Cannes with five major Festival titles: Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society,” Nicolas Winding Refn’s “The Neon Demon,” Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” and his Iggy Pop documentary “Gimme Danger” and Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden.” The presence of so many top contenders and high-profile auteur works from the streaming services was not lost on some... Read more »
Tags: Film, Festivals, Jim Jarmusch, Woody Allen, Cannes, Amazon Studios, Nicolas Winding Refn, Park Chan

10 Horror Movies Featuring the Cast of X-Men: Apocalypse

10 horror movies featuring the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse It’s hard not to love superhero movies. One regular, everyday human being is suddenly plucked from the millions of other ordinary citizens in the universe to rise above, and answer a call greater than themselves – to save the world. A diamond in the rough struggles to overcome inexperience, physical inferiority, and self-doubt, in order to evolve into the person he or is she is meant to be: a hero.Seeing them on the big screen, it’s diffi...
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Gorgeous Posters + Photos from Park Chan-wook's 'The Handmaiden'

The official selection for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival was just announced, and one of the films playing there this year is the latest work from Park Chan-wook, who was last at Cannes in 2009 with his film Thirst. Park Chan-wook has been adapting a novel called Fingersmith into a Korean version of the story, titled The Handmaiden (or Agassi in Korea), about a Japanese heiress that falls in love with a petty thief who works as her personal servant. The cast includes Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, J...
Tags: Photos, Korea, Posters, Cannes, First Look, Agassi, Indies, Jung, Park Chan, Kim Min hee Jo Jin, Kim Tae Ri