Short! Short! Short! 2011
The Jeonju International Film Festival has supported young, talented directors by inviting them to contribute short pieces. In this year’s project, director Boo Ji-young presents “Moonwalk,” about a single mother working at a market to raise her teenage daughter, while Yang Ik-june’s “Immaturity” shows how a brokenhearted guy rediscovers hope through a naive young girl. Rated 15 and over. Runs 80 minutes. In Korean.
White: The Melody of the Curse
Pop band Pink Dolls emerges to stardom after releasing a remake of “White,” written by an anonymous composer. The more popular the members become, however, the more they become torn by jealousy and rivalries. But as the girls each take turns to become the lead vocalist, mysterious incidents occur. Directed by Kim Gok and Kim Sun. Rated 15 and over. Runs 106 minutes. In Korean.
The Story of My Life
Top musical actors star as themselves in this film about life onstage. Popular actors gather for the first script-reading of a new work, and a rivalry ensues between Jeong-han (Ryu Jung-han) and Seok-jun (Lee Seok-jun). Sung-rok (Shin Sung-rok) tries to relieve the tension between the two while Chang-yong tries to please the senior actors. Directed by Shin Chun-soo Rated 12 and over. Runs 100 minutes. In Korean.
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns home after wrapping up her book tour. She reunites with Sheriff Dewey and Gale as well as her cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) and Aunt Kate. But unfortunately her appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting all of them in danger again. Directed by Wes Craven. Rated 18 and over. Runs 110 minutes. In English with Korean subtitles.
Based on the Korean graphic novel by Hyung Min-woo. A legendary “priest” (Paul Bettany), a deadly assassin trained to kill vampires, sets out to track down the murderous creatures that kidnapped his niece, Lucy (Lily Collins). Orelas (Christopher Plummer) orders priestess (Maggie Q) and her group to kill the priest. Directed by Scott Charles Stewart. Rated 15 and over. Runs 88 minutes. In English with Korean subtitles.
Game of Death
Marcus (Wesley Snipes) is officially retired as a CIA agent, but is sent to Detroit to take out an arms dealer Smith (Rober Davi) and his backer, the head of a hedge fund company that has been financing him. After six months, Marcus goes undercover as Smith’s bodyguard but the CIA seems to have other plans in mind. Directed by Giorgio Serafini. Rated 15 and over. Runs 98 minutes. In English with Korean subtitles.
Movies on Cable TV
6:30 P.M., FRIDAY ON OCN
A national ski jumping team is created ahead of Korea’s bid to host the Winter Olympics, and the coach recruits athletes from unlikely walks of life. Directed by Kim Yong-hwa. Starring Seong Dong-il, Ha Jeong-woo, and Kim Dong-wuk.
7:30 P.M., SATURDAY ON OCN
Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski grudgingly helps to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong boy, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession, his 1972 Gran Torino. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang and Christopher Carley.
7 P.M., SUNDAY ON OCN
Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does. Directed by Paul McGuigan. Starring Camilla Belle, Dakota Fanning, and Chris Evans.