Bong Joon-Ho

Who says theatrical is dead? Despite Bong Joon Ho’s historic Best Picture Oscar winner Parasite already being available on DVD and SVOD, there’s a huge appetite among moviegoers following Sunday’s awards ceremony to watch it on the big screen this weekend.  As of EOD Monday, advance ticket sales for Parasite had jumped 443% week over week
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So, what happens now? With the three-and-a-half-weeks early, lowest-rated Oscar show in the bag, the movies and those who love them are caught in an unaccustomed February vacuum. Normally, there would be cocktails, canapés, and the whispers of publicists looking for last-minute advantage over competitors. But Sunday’s Academy Awards implosion—what else to call a show
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Newly minted four-time Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho is being hailed in his native South Korea and elsewhere today for Parasite’s history-making achievement in becoming the first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture Academy Award. From social media salutes to an official message from President Moon Jae-in, the Bonghive is abuzz. Moon congratulated Parasite
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In its tenth weekend at the box office in a limited release at 306 theaters, NEON’s Parasite continues to suck up cash and counts $20.3M at the domestic box office. At that B.O. level, for a film that’s from a foreign country and entirely in a different language, Parasite is very, very close to busting into the top 10
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Despite pumping out some of the most riveting cinema in the world, South Korea has long flailed at the domestic box office. Until now, with NEON’s release of Bong Joon-ho’s Cannes Film Festival Palme D’or winner Parasite, which soared past $11.278M this weekend, with many distribution sources projecting the pic’s stateside endgame at $20M. Worldwide,
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