Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Okja

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • “Alien: Covenant”
  • “Beauty and the Beast”
  • “Blade
  • ...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

Part of this season’s Oscar conversation centers on creatively inspired creatures who play integral roles in telling ambitious stories. They include:

• A leader of apes who faces a profound inner struggle.
• A genetically engineered “pet” who’s seemingly part pig, manatee, hippo and...

Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

From the murderous Laura in "Logan" to the mysterious Eleven in "Stranger Things" to the audacious determination of Mija in "Okja," opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before.

Though Nancy Drew was solving mysteries in the 1930s and...

Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

Just in time for summer comes a film that seriously threatens the core component of barbeques, baseball games and block parties. To be blunt, "Okja" may force you to put down that hot dog.

Director Bong Joon Ho's uneven movie is about a girl, her giant, adorable pet pig and an evil...

Friday, Jun. 23, 2017

The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon-Ho's "Okja" is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant.
It's a hybrid creature for a hybrid movie. Like the South Korean...

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has an answer to where the controversy over the theatrical releases of Netflix movies started: his cinematic ambition.

Bong said Wednesday that Netflix never pushed for the theatrical release of his "Okja," but he did so himself so people could see it...

Friday, May. 26, 2017

The Cannes Film Festival, with its late-night soirees and throngs of paparazzi, isn't an ideal place for children. Few of its movies are PG-rated, nor is much of the nightlife.

Yet at this year's Cannes, kid actors have delivered many of the festival's most memorable performances, often...

Monday, May. 22, 2017

This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their positions.

As the world's largest and most prestigious film festival, Cannes has often been...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

Netflix's entry into the Cannes Film Festival produced new drama Friday as the first screening of its film "Okja" was met with boos for Netflix and a technical glitch that prompted the festival to restart the film and apologize to the audience.

At the end of all the commotion, largely...

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday under the lights of Cote D'Azur sunshine and high-wattage stars such as Will Smith and Marion Cotillard. But a brewing storm over Netflix's place at the world's most prestigious film festival clouded the event as Cannes rolled out the red carpet....

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