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Susan Park and Lena Hall are the latest Snowpiercer passengers

It has been a while since we shared any news on the casting process for the television series Snowpiercer, based on the 2013 SNOWPIERCER film directed by Bong Joon-ho. It's been almost three months, in fact. But now we have an update,...Show More Summary

‘Snowpiercer’: Susan Park Cast In TNT Drama Pilot

Vice Principals‘ Susan Park is set as a series regular opposite Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly in TNT's pilot Snowpiercer, a futuristic thriller drama based on the acclaimed 2013 feature by Bong Joon-ho. The hourlong drama pilot,...Show More Summary

The Villainess paints its genre thrills with a broad and bloody brush

The Korean New Wave exploded onto the international film scene 15 years ago, more than enough time for a generational shift. Now, as the likes of Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook take their places as masters of cinema, Jung Byung-gil is one of a new crop of Korean directors emulating the ultra-violent, operatic genre … Read more...

Bong Joon-ho: The Man Who Loved Monsters

Monsters are ubiquitous in the work of Bong Joon-ho. Sometimes they’re literal—a giant, mutated fish comes crawling out of the Han River in “The Host” (2006), and a genetically engineered super-pig takes center stage in “Okja” (2017 —but more often, they’re not so easy to spot, partially because they’re hiding in broad daylight. Show More Summary

The /Filmcast: Bonus Ep. – The Dark Tower and Okja (GUEST: Matt Singer from ScreenCrush)

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

David and Matt Singer from ScreenCrush review The Dark Tower. Then, Devindra and David discuss Bong Joon-Ho’s new film Okja. Be sure to check out Matt Singer’s review of The Dark Tower and Josh Spiegel’s review of The Dark Tower. Also, see answers to your Dark Tower questions. Show More Summary

TNT’s ‘Snowpiercer’ Series is a ‘Spaceship Show’ On a Train [TCA 2017]

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

TNT and TBS President and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Reilly spoke with the Television Critics Association in an executive session. /Film asked him about the upcoming TNT adaptation of Snowpiercer, based on the Bong Joon-Ho film. The...Show More Summary

Episode 472: Okja: The Super-Pig Slaughterhouse

On the Overthinking it Podcast, we tackle “Okja,” the critical smash from Netflix and Bong Joon-ho starring Tilda Swinton and a giant CGI super-pig. Episode 472: Okja: The Super-Pig Slaughterhouse originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

Will ‘Okja’ Really Turn the World Vegan?

Starring an adorable ‘super pig,’ the film is now available on Netflix Okja, from director Bong Joon-Ho and now available to stream on Netflix, is the latest attempt to entertain while asking viewers to consider and, perhaps, rethink...Show More Summary

How Okja Almost Ended, According To The Director

It seems that Bong Joon-ho's Okja apparently almost had a very different ending when compared to the final version of the film.

OKJA Trailers, Clips, Featurettes, Images and Posters

"Okja" is the second English-language film from South Korean writer/director Bong Joon-ho ("Snowpiercer", "The Host") and it follows the adventures of a young girl... For more, visit our blog !

‘Okja’ Nearly Ended Very Differently

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Director Bong Joon-ho originally imagined a more optimistic finale.

“A Ghost Story” and “Okja”

A touching twist on the haunted-house genre, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, and Bong Joon-ho’s fantasy about a genetically modified superpig.

You'll Only Catch Okja's Best Joke If You Speak Both English And Korean

Of the many jokes sprinkled throughout director Bong Joon-ho's newest film, Okja, there's one in particular that's designed to capture the spirit of the movie while also flying under the radar for anyone watching it who isn't fluent in Korean and English. More »      

Film Club: Can Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja get out of the shadow of The Host?

For the first segment of this week’s edition of Film Club, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky discuss the Netflix-produced, bilingual sci-fi satire Okja, which finds South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho revisiting some of the genre-switching monster-movie territory first explored in his breakthrough film, The Host. Show More Summary

Director Bong Joon-ho, Tilda Swinton, and Jake Gyllenhaal reveal ‘Okja’

By Matt Hoffman The director and stars of 'Okja' reflect on one of the biggest films (and monsters) of the summer. The article Director Bong Joon-ho, Tilda Swinton, and Jake Gyllenhaal reveal ‘Okja’ appeared first on Film School Rejects.

Did You Catch the Translation Joke in Okja?

This article originally appeared in Vulture. There are many excellent jokes in Okja, Bong Joon-ho’s genre-mashing movie about the titular GMO super-pig and its kid caretaker Mija, which is now streaming on Netflix. There are poop jokes;...Show More Summary

Okja

The three syllables Bong Joon-ho (known in his native South Korea as Joon-ho Bong) evoke a particular kind of thrill in a particular kind of film fan. Of the great directors currently working, he may be the most playful, the most unpredictable, and the most stylistically omnivorous. Show More Summary

How 'Okja' Was Brought to Life

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : Moviefone

"Okja," South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's latest marvel, is one of the very best movies of the year -- it's touching and strange and thrilling in a way few films are. The film (premiering on Netflix and in select theaters this week)...Show More Summary

Review: In ‘Okja,’ a Girl and Her Pig Take on the Food Industrial Complex

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Bong Joon-ho’s latest film on Netflix is a high-speed satire with a conscience and a heart. And Tilda Swinton in braces.

How ‘Okja’ Makes the Case for Netflix Original Films

To fully appreciate the achievement of Bong Joon-ho’s new film, you probably have to begin with his last one. That was the extraordinary Snowpiercer, released in the U.S. in 2014 after a lengthy, public battle between director Joon-ho and distributor Harvey Weinstein, who lived up to his “Harvey Scissorhands” persona by demanding 20 minutes of cuts […]

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