Theatrical Releases Firmed up in Korea as Summer Season Approaches
Major local film titles are beginning to appear on the Korean releasing schedule as COVID-19 retreats and the peak summer season approaches. Since Korean cinemas began reopening earlier this month,…
, Lotte and Showbox canceled or postponed dozens of theatrical outings. “Time to Hunt” was rescheduled multiple times and then switched to a straight to streaming release via Netflix. The pattern was repeated in May.What has changed is the retreat of the virus threat, effective social distancing measure sin cinemas and the arrival of the summer season, which is traditionally a peak period, especially for genre and horror. That’s because school is out and audiences retreat into theaters to escape the heat.
Acemaker Movieworks’ mystery thriller “Intruder,” which was originally to open in May, held press previews this week and will now open on June 4. Starring Song Ji-hyo (“New World”) and Kim Mu-yeol (“Illang: The Wolf Brigade”), the story revolves around a widower who re-encounters his sister who has been missing for 25 years.
Related StoriesEntertainment Industry Leaders Discuss 'Generation Defining' Impact of Coronavirus at NAB Summit“I feel burdened and nervous (about opening the film at a time when audiences don’t go to watch films in theaters). I hope audiences can enjoy watching films while sticking to safety precautions,” said the film’s director Son Won-pyung at the press event.
Another local drama “Innocence,” which was delayed twice previously will open on June 11. Co-distributed by Sony PicturesKoreaand Kidari Ent, “Innocence” is the story of a lawyer who endeavors to prove her mother’s innocence in a murder case.Starring Park Shin-hye (“The Royal Tailor”) and “Burning” star Yoo Ah-in, “Lotte’s “#alive” is set for a theatrical debut on June 24. The survivor thriller is based on 2019 American film “Alone” by Matt Naylor. Naylor participated in adapting his own script with the Korean director Cho Il-hyung. In a city that is infected by a mysterious virus and has gone out of control, two survivors isolated in an apartment struggle stay alive in the critical situation.
South Korean Ends Yearlong Tower Protest After Samsung ApologizesA South Korean man who spent 355 days at the top of a Seoul traffic-camera tower in a protest against Samsung ended his demonstration after the company apologized and agreed to resolve his grievances Without having read the article, I have a few logistical questions. 355?!? What?! That level of commitment is outside the range of normal human behavior. Just sayin’
More than two dozen North Korean bankers charged in $2.5 billion money-laundering schemeThe US Justice Department has unsealed criminal charges against more than two dozen North Korean bankers, alleging they were behind an international money laundering scheme that moved some $2.5 billion in violation of US sanctions Let me know when they surre n.v der for trial
Spike in South Korean cases prompts alarm and a new crackdownA spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea has prompted officials to tighten social distancing measures so as to curb a second wave of the pandemic. “A spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea has prompted officials to tighten social distancing measures so as to curb a second wave of the pandemic.“ Interpretation: Using NBC’s own reporting, “It comes just weeks after the country eased stringent social distancing policies.” Yes taking action to get it back under control. Why are they so much smarter than Trump
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Greek Theatre Season Canceled for First Time in 90 YearsThe decision comes two weeks after the Hollywood Bowl canceled its 2020 summer season. . Spotify → Apple Music → YouTube → TIDAL → iTunes → Amazon → Google Play → Follow RbTansi for a follow back
Meet New York’s Social-Distancing Ambassadors—Just Don’t Get Too CloseNew York City has deployed a small army of employees to encourage residents to keep six-feet apart and wear masks in public as summer season kicks off. GeorgeFloyd I guess 'Ambassadors' sounds a lot better than 'Stasi'.