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Review: The Handmaiden

PLOT: In 1930s pre-war Korea, a scheming Count hires a poor thief to work for the Japanese heiress he plans on running away with. REVIEW: Park Chan-Wook is probably one of the greatest filmmakers working today, and he doesn't disappoint with THE HANDMAIDEN, a gorgeous, sensual adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel "Fingersmith" that is so stimulating that its 144 minute runtime feels...
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The Best Move You Never Saw: Stoker

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at STOKER. THE STORY: THE PLAYERS:  director...
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First look at Park Chan-Wook's Fingersmith adaptation The Handmaid

It's been over a year since it was first reported that OLDBOY and STOKER director Park Chan-Wook was attached to helm a Korean film adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel Fingersmith , but apparently production is underway on the project, and the first image from movie has been released featuring stars Ha Jung-woo (THE CHASER), Kim Min-hee (NO TEARS FOR THE DEAD), Jo Jin-woong (THE...
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Oldboy director Park Chan-Wook to helm science-fiction thriller Second Born

Last we heard of STOKER and OLDBOY director Park Chan-Wook, he was gearing up to helm a Korean adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel "Fingersmith." While it's unknown if those plans have changed just yet, it looks like he'll also take a dip in the Sci-Fi pool with SECOND SON. Based on an original screenplay by David Jagernauth, SECOND SON takes place in a futuristic...
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Oldboy director Park Chan-wook to helm Fingersmith adaptation

According to Screen Daily , OLDBOY and STOKER director Park Chan-wook is attached to a new project, and it's an adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel Fingersmith . Casting for the film will begin this month, and the producers want production to start by early 2015. Although the book is set in Victoria England, Chan-wook's Korean-language adaptation will take place in Korea...
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C'mon, Hollywood: Why exactly did Oldboy bomb?

Remakes are always controversial no matter who's attached to the project, the number of years it's been since the original was released, how good the first one was, etc. With directors ranging from Justin Lin to Steven Spielberg , the OLDBOY remake eventually became Spike Lee's responsibility and after playing a very long waiting game, the film has finally come and hit theaters with...
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Meet the family in this new featurette for Chan-Wook Park's Stoker

Ever since OLDBOY, I will watch anything from director Chan-wook Park . I sat through the bizarre I'M A CYBORG, BUT THAT'S OK because I knew there would be something special there. LADY VENGEANCE and THIRST are two favorites as well and I am hoping his first foray into English-language film-making will yield great results. STOKER has looked unlike any other movie since the first...
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Updated with new poster! New poster trio: Monsters University, Stoker, and A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

Updated: a second poster for MONSTERS UNIVERSITY has been released that shows off the brilliant little details that make Pixar's work so... well, brilliant.  Check it out below the first poster (via Fandango ) First up today we have the new poster for MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, one which holds the dual honor of being both new and full of infinitely more character (both literally and...
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William Monahan will write the remake of Sympathy for Lady Vengeance starring Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron 's adaptation of Park Chan-wook 's SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE now has a screenwriter. William Monahan will script the English language remake. Monahan is best known for writing THE DEPARTED and KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. IndieWire reports no start date for production or who will direct. The last rumored name was Danny Boyle . Theron just recently finished filming...
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Teaser poster and promo video for Park Chan-Wook's Stoker starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska

The folks at Empire have the new poster for Park Chan-Wook's upcoming U.S. debut STOKER, starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, and Dermot Mulroney.  Beyond that, they have a sweet promo video to go along with the poster.  Sounds crazy, right?  No, it's totally cool, I assure you.  Showing a nice batch of new clips from the film, the promo shows the...
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International trailer for Chan-wook Park's Stoker with Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska is seductively cool

The new international trailer for Chan-wook Park's STOKER, starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasakowska, and Matthew Goode has arrived and takes a less creepy and more seductive approach than the U.S. version.  Although I was sold on the prior trailer, this one is better chopped and uses Death in Vegas' song "Dirge" to its full potential.  It's always cool to see a happy marriage of images and...
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The full trailer for Park Chan-Wook's Stoker is a creepy slice of perfection

Now this is what I am talking about! Where are all of the original movies anymore? STOKER looks like the antidote for all of the sequels and reboots that we are inundated with every year. For a while I was paranoid it would be a DRACULA remake, but this looks so much better. Park Chan-wook (my wife is Korean so I will use the proper name order) has been one of my favorite directors...
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