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Review: Bleak And Gripping, SEA FOG Prizes Character Over Spectacle

To date, the summer of 2014 has seen the majority of mainstream Korean films fall into either of two categories: the noir thriller or the period blockbuster. While a handful of terrific genre pieces, namely A Hard Day and Confession,... More »
  

SEA FOG: Watch The Full Trailer For The Bong Joon-ho Produced Thriller

The Host director Bong Joon-ho takes the producer's chair with Sea Fog (Haemoo), the based- on-a-true-story Korean thriller directed by his Memories Of Murder writer Shim Sung-bo. The first teaser for the film arrived back in late June but with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Acting Legend John Hurt And Co-Writer Kelly Masterson Talk SNOWPIERCER

Many moons past, at an NYC dinner where the soju flowed freely, Director Bong Joon-ho revealed his plans to adapt the French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige, as an international production. Five years later, Snowpiercer has finally barreled into US cinemas. ... More »
  

SEA FOG: Watch The Teaser For Bong Joon-ho Produced Thriller

The Host director Bong Joon-ho slides into the producer's chair for his Memories Of Murder co-writer Shim Sung-bo's directorial debut, Sea Fog (HaeMoo), the based-on-a-true-story tale of a fishing vessel whose attempt to transport illegal immigrants ends very badly, indeed.With... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SNOWPIERCER: Tilda Swinton Delivers An Inspirational Speech In New Clip

Tilda Swinton's got a little something going on in this new clip from Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, a wee bit of righteous indignation as she informs Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and the rest of the lower class insurgents in this post-apocalyptic... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: SNOWPIERCER, A Singular And Breathtaking Cinematic Experience

Cinema is a medium of motion and if anyone understands this, it appears to be Bong Joon-ho, whose visionary new work is a demented and stunning thrillride. In his first production outside his native South Korea, Bong has delivered his... More »
  

SNOWPIERCER: New U.S. Trailer - "This Is Your Destiny"

Ahead of its North American premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Wednesday, June 11, a new U.S. trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer has dropped. And, like everything else I've seen about the movie, it looks spectacular. Radius-TWC will release... More »
  

SNOWPIERCER Gets An Action-Packed Red Band US Trailer

Almost a year since its debut in director Bong Joon-ho's native South Korea last summer, futuristic thriller Snowpiercer finally arrives on US shores on 27 June, courtesy of Radius TWC. While Harvey Weinstein ultimately lost his battle to re-edit the... More »
  

LA Film Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

The Los Angeles Film Festival is turning 20 this year, and to celebrate, the fine folks at Film Independent have quite the whopper of a line up. Bong Joon-ho's hotly anticipated science fiction actioner Snowpiercer opens the fest, which runs... More »
  

At Last! SNOWPIERCER To Break The Ice On June 27th

UPDATE: CJ Entertainment, the producer of Snowpiercer, has confirmed that the film will be released in June, though according to them a date hasn't been finalized.It's been a long and winding road but Bong Joon Ho's eagerly anticipated Snowpiercer has... More »
  

Full-Length SNOWPIERCER Coming to U.S. -- If You Can Find It

The journey of Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer from South Korea to the U.S. via the Weinstein Co. is a long story, with many obstacles along the way, but it might have a happy ending -- if you can find it. According... More »
  

Lots More To See In The Japanese SNOWPIERCER Trailer

Those of us here at Twitch who have been lucky enough to see Bong Joon-ho's fantastic science fiction thriller Snowpiercer have been incredibly vocal about how much we love it. Hell, it was my favourite film of 2013 bar none. After... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: It's Time To Get Over "The Truth"

This is not a political column, nor does it have any ambitions to become one; but I admit that it's been difficult (as a Toronto-local pop culture writer) to find anything in the sphere to talk about this week that... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On The Crew And Influences Behind SNOWPIERCER (Part 3 of 3)

In the third and final part of our epic interview with Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho we discuss the incredible crew he assembled behind the scenes, the influences behind the film's stunning production design and the input of fellow Korean Park... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On Casting SNOWPIERCER (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, Twitch was gifted the opportunity to spend an hour talking to South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho about his hugely-anticipated science-fiction thriller Snowpiercer. The film opened in Bong's homeland back in August, where it quickly became his most succesful... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On The Weinsteins, Tarantino And SNOWPIERCER (Part 1 of 3)

One of the best - and for the vast majority of people still hotly-anticipated - films of the year is Bong Joon-ho's fantastic science fiction thriller, Snowpiercer, in which the sole survivors of a nuclear winter reside within a single... More »
  

Busan 2013: Highlights From The Tarantino And Bong Joon-ho Open Talk

Nearing the last legs of the festival everyone received a nice jolt to the system when news quickly spread that Quentin Tarantino was dropping by Busan for an open talk with director Bong Joon-ho. If one is observant, Tarantino could... More »
  

L'Etrange In Photos: The Paris Genre Giant Wraps With An All Star Cast Of Guests

The massive Paris based genre festival L'Etrange has come to a conclusion and while Ben Croll will continue to turn in reviews of titles screened at the festival over the next few days we're happy to share a gallery of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EXCLUSIVE Etrange 2013 Interview: Bong Joon-ho talks SNOWPIERCER

We couldn't let Toronto have all the fun.Sunday night, Bong Joon-ho's masterful Snowpiercer made its Paris premiere as part of L'Etrange Festival, and Twitch had two contributors on hand to confirm that yeah, basically everything you've been hearing is... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Korean Box Office: HIDE AND SEEK Ekes Out Another First Place

In the last weekend before many schools start their new terms, business had a last hurrah with 3.24 million tickets sold over the frame, approximately 30% more than last year. A new Hollywood release dampened the market share somewhat, but... More »
  
 
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