Showing posts with label cold eyes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cold eyes. Show all posts

Sunday, August 3, 2014

News: Korean Film Festival in Australia 2014 Lineup Announced!

By Hieu Chau

The Korean Film Festival in Australia returns for its fifth year, bringing with it a slate of the country’s must-see films from the past year. KOFFIA will be touring across six cities this year, and the festival will kick off in Sydney on August 31st and finish up in Adelaide in late September.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Busan 2013 Review: Cold Eyes Looks to the Best for Inspiration

Part of MKC's coverage of the 18th Busan International Film Festival.

Korean thrillers have earned a reputation for consistency over the years and though there may only be a few great ones, the majority of them are solid efforts. However, we’ve come to expect a lot of the same tropes as a result of this consistency, so much so that they have begun to feel too familiar over time. One of the latest offerings from the genre is Cold Eyes, which set the stage for a summer full of Korean thrillers (others included Snowpiercer, The Terror Live, The Flu and Hide and Seek). With an innovative approach to location filming in Seoul and by featuring three stars playing against type, Cold Eyes may seem familiar but it’s also a fresh and exciting addition to the genre.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Korean Box Office: Red 2 Fends of The Wolverine in Week 2

Following a burst of activity in June and early July, the Korean box office has been down a little down (though still strong) these past few weeks as we brace ourselves for what should be an enormous August. 2.56 million tickets were sold over the frame, down one sixth from last year. Meanwhile the local market was 26%, only marginally higher than this weekend last year, which stood at 20%.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Korean Box Office: Pacific Rim Cashes in on Korea's Robot-philia

Business was a healthy 2.62 million admissions (in line with last year) over the frame as two big releases duked it out for the top spot. The local market share was down to 40%, well below last year's 60% but unsurprising given the big new release the past weekend.

TitleRelease DateMarket ShareWeekendTotalScreens
1Pacific Rim (us)13/07/1144.30%1,160,6361,372,7311005
2Cold Eyes13/07/0334.60%1,003,0493,540,435801
3World War Z (us)13/06/2011.60%345,8964,891,909383
4Killer Toon13/06/273.50%107,1731,091,116244
5Lone Ranger (us)13/07/041.20%34,668370,829229
6Secretly Greatly13/06/051.10%34,3196,932,959141
7The Adventures of Jinbao (ch)13/07/040.80%25,19971,029116
8Side Effects (us)13/07/110.70%18,69723,441170
9The Croods (us)13/05/160.30%8,998936,69939
10The Master (us)13/07/110.20%6,5619,28238

Saturday, July 6, 2013

New Korean Films: These Are Watching You (2013 Week 27)

Cold Eyes

The Special Crime Department of the Korean police is led by Hwang Sang-jun, a detective who tracks down criminals thanks to his instinct. A new recruit, Ha Yoon-ju, who demonstrates an exceptional memory and sense of observation, joins his team. Both they must work as a team to capture a dangerous robbing organization headed by the cautious and very discreet "James."