Showing posts with label two moons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label two moons. Show all posts

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Review: K-Horror TWO MOONS Scrapes the Bottom of the Barrel

By Pierce Conran

I’m glad that I’m not a particularly big horror buff, because if I was, Korean cinema would seem like a real letdown these days. The last few years have done little to convince anyone of the quality, and frankly necessity, of K-horror. Once a strong niche revenue driver for the industry, with a number of interesting if not always stellar entries finding their way to theaters and DVD, of late about three increasingly lackluster productions get dropped on the marketplace per annum. It’s a story of diminishing returns, as the genre seems to be on the way out. At least until something or someone can come along to save it…

2012’s third K-horror Two Moons, following the soporific Don’t Click and the frustrating Horror Stories, is definitely not the messiah that will save the struggling genre. Director Kim Dong-bin previously made the horrors Ring Virus (1999) and Red Eye (2005), both of which were warmly received by audiences or critics. With pretty much nothing going for it, his latest is one of the worst K-horrors to be released in years.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Korean Box Office Update (07/13-07/15, 2012)

Deranged Infects the Charts

Title Release Date Market Share Weekend Total Screens
1 Deranged 7/5/12 43.60% 1,148,211 3,226,499 734
2 The Amazing Spiderman (us) 6/28/12 28.80% 679,675 4,396,250 652
3 Two Moons 7/12/12 7.60% 204,806 238,454 347
4 Dangerously Excited 7/12/12 4.90% 127,816 157,225 278
5 A Letter to Momo (jp) 7/5/12 3.80% 108,895 247,814 248
6 Limitless (us) 7/12/12 2.30% 60,765 76,399 159
7 Midnight in Paris (us) 7/5/12 2.50% 60,051 196,927 144
8 Madagascar 3 (us) 6/6/12 2.00% 54,143 1,606,573 163
9 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (uk) 7/12/12 0.90% 22,967 31,650 149
10 Street Dance 2 (us) 7/12/12 0.80% 20,875 26,179 133

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 2012 Korean Releases

This monthly features previews the coming month's attractions in Korean cinema. All of these monthly posts are available in an archive on the Upcoming Releases page.

July 5


July 12

Bloody Fight in Iron-Rock Valley
Dangerously Excited
Sex, Lies and Videotape
Two Moons
Venus in Furs

July 19

Tears of the Antarctic
The 5-Million-Dollar Man
Ukelele Love Together

July 25

The Thieves

July 26

Horror Stories