“Old Boy” Cited One of the 500 Greatest Movies of All Time

Director Park Chan-wook’s acclaimed film “Old Boy” was cited one of the 500 greatest movies of all time compiled by the British film journal Empire. Among the illustrious list that includes “The Godfather,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Empire Strikes Back,” Park’s “Old Boy” came in 64th place in the list.

Empire polled 150 film directors, 50 critics and more than 10,000 members of the public for the top 500 picks. The only Korean film to make the list, “Old Boy” was applauded for tenaciously probing the lure of revenge and its futility. The most memorable scene in the award-winning thriller was when the main character played by famed actor Choi Min-shik ate a live octopus.

On the whole, the 500 greatest movies list leans on the pop culture side. The perennial number one, Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” ended up in the 28th place, while such commercial films as “Raiders of the Lost Ark” or “Jaws” were placed in the top 10. In spite of some questionable rankings, Empire’s 500 list is rated as a good source of recommendations and for discovering the classics as well as some really good films made outside the U.S.


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Song Hye Kyo’s Hollywood Debut

Top star Song Hye Kyo’s Hollywood advancement project will make its premiere at this year’s Pusan International Film Festival. Originally titled ‘Fetish’ but now changed to’Make Yourself at Home,’ the film will have its first ever public viewing at this year’s Pusan International Film Festival’s gala presentation.

Officials revealed the news during a press conference held on the 9th in Seoul at Gwanghwamun’s Press Center.

A project jointly funded by the U.S. and Korea, ‘Make Yourself at Home’ is also director Soon Soo Bum’s (graduate of New York University) first feature-length film. In this film, Song Hye Kyo takes the role of a sorceress named ‘Sookhy’ who has an innate disposition.

The story begins when Korean American ‘Peter’ (Rob Yang) marries Sookhy through a marriage broker. Beautiful yet a bit strange, Sookhy is a woman who posseses special powers which runs in her family. She relocates to the U.S. in hopes of avoiding the spiritual powers but finds herself unable to escape it.

This year’s Pusan International Film Festival will be held from October 2nd to 10th.


Son Ye-jin and Kim Joo-hyeok in ‘My Wife is Married’

New movie stars the gorgeous Son Ye-jin and charismatic actor Kim Joo-hyeok in ‘My Wife is Married’.

This new movie will be coming to theaters on October 23rd. This movie’s original plot is from a novel that was the best seller at The 2nd World Literature Nominations.

The plots is about double marriage also known as polygamy that is sought to be experienced, a new revelational idea that hits the characters in this movie. Son Ye-jin is the wife In-ah who declares she will marry another man also,and Kim Joo-hyeok is the husband Uk-choon. This movie is similar in questioning marriage life like the movie “Changing Partners” and directed by the same director.

source: cynews
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