Arts & Culture: Movie Rankings
“The Wolf of Wall Street,” for one, is making
a lot of headlines but perhaps it’s for the wrong reasons? That’s right, Conn-young.
Now, the film itself is said to be wonderfully made, which is no big surprise considering
it was done by Scorsese and is expected to be a contender during the upcoming awards
season. However, perhaps it was made a bit too well… What do you mean? Well, conservative audiences see this film
as condoning the fraudulent lifestyle of Belfort, who is seen in the film “living it up.”
So, it has been receiving a lot of negative publicity, to the point that the stars of
the film, DiCaprio and Hill, have come out defending Scorsese. Alright. Thank you for those film previews.
And since today is Movie Day, you will also be filling us in on all the hottest movies
at the Korean box office this week, correct? That’s right. These two films aren’t the only
films you can look forward to for the weekend. Let’s go ahead and look at which films are
the current top 5 here in Korea. And starting off our list this week at number
five is the animated film “The House of Magic” by French production and distribution company
StudioCanal and the Belgian animation studio nWave.
The film was directed by nWave founders Ben Stassen and Jeremy Degruson.
The story revolves around an abandoned young cat named Thunder, who stumbles into a strange
house that is owned by an old magician. But when the current residents plot to evict
the new tenant, Thunder must fight to earn a place in his new home. Number four is the sci-fi adventure film “Ender’s
Game,” which is based on the novel by Orson Scott Card and was directed by Gavin Hood.
The film also features an all-star cast, including big names such as Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield. At number three this week is another film
based on a story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” directed by and starring Ben Stiller.
The film is based on the short story of the same name, which was written in 1939 by James
Thurber. And the runner-up this week at number two
is the Korean action thriller “The Suspect,” directed by Won Shin-yeon and starring Gong
Yoo and Park Hee-soon. And the top honors go to the Korean film “The
Attorney,” starring Song Kang-ho and directed by Yang Woo-seok.
The film follows Song Woo-seok, whose one and only goal as a tax attorney is to make
money. That is, until one day he meets a terrorized
student activist, Jin-woo, who is unjustly beaten and tortured for his views.
Will Woo-seok jeopardize his career and his future to defy an unjust system?
Find out, in the number one film of the week, “The Attorney.” Certainly some great films in the top five
this week. I’ve heard that “The Attorney” is doing very well at the moment. That’s right. The film has racked up almost
eight million in ticket sales in just about 20 days since its opening, so I think we’ll
be hearing about the film hitting the all-important ten-million mark very shortly. And the runner-up this week, “The Suspect,”
is also quietly making a name for itself, right? That’s right. Now, I’ve been hearing great
reviews of the film, and it’s actually about to open in 14 major cities across the United
States. It’s just unfortunate that the film’s release
coincided with the blockbuster that is “The Attorney.” Alright. Well, it’s great to see these Korean
films doing so well in the New Year. Thank you, Tae Ho, and we’ll be seeing you
again tomorrow. Okay, have a great afternoon.