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WATCH: First teaser for 'Train to Busan' sequel 'Peninsula'

Apr 02, 2020 - 11:12 PM

The movie's storyline takes place 4 years after the events first movie

Trump scoffs at 'Parasite' Oscar win

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:21 AM

'We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year?,' President Donald Trump asks the crowd at a reelection campaign rally

Black and white 'Parasite' a more intimate film – Bong Joon-ho

Feb 19, 2020 - 5:57 PM

The black-and-white version, which Bong created along with cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo, is set to be released in South Korean theatres next week

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho smiles during a press conference in Seoul on February 19, 2020, after his film Parasite won the Oscar for Best Picture. - Bong's movie Parasite -- about the widening gap between rich and poor -- became the first non-English-language film to win Hollywood's biggest prize on February 10, prompting celebrations in South Korea. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

Bela Padilla to star with Kim Gun-woo in 'Ultimate Oppa'

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:45 PM

The movie is a joint project by Viva Entertainment and Reality Entertainment

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Business booms for 'Parasite' locations

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:05 AM

Locations featured in 'Parasite' are enjoying a business boom since its Oscar triumph, with a pizza store seeing sales double

'Parasite' Oscar success opens new era

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:48 PM

Bong Joon-ho's historic win comes a year after the 100th anniversary of South Korean cinema in 2019

OSCAR-TIPPED. More than 1.6 million viewers in France watched Bong Joon-ho's satirical drama 'Parasite' so far. Photo from Parasite's Facebook page

'Parasite' will be streaming on Viu

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:23 PM

The Oscars Best Picture winner will be on the on-demand platform

STREAMING SOON. The South Korean film begins streaming on Viu soon. Photo from Parasite's Facebook page

'Opportune moment': 'Parasite' makes history with Academy Award wins

Feb 10, 2020 - 3:55 PM

The director from South Korea dominates the 'local' awards-giving body

HISTORY. Best Picture Award winners for 'Parasite' pose onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Matt Petit/AFP/AMPAS

Oscars 2020: Everyone is living for the 'Parasite' Best Picture win

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:14 PM

Celebrities and publications from around the world are just as excited as we are about 'Parasite's' historic Oscars win

LIST: 'Parasite' returns to Philippine cinemas starting January 29

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:26 PM

Check out the complete mall list here!

'Parasite' raises hope of breakthrough for 'world cinema' in U.S.

Jan 17, 2020 - 5:38 PM

Although 'Parasite' continues to see international success, a 'widespread aversion' to subtitles still stands between 'world cinema' and a breakthrough into English-language markets

HBO to produce 'Parasite' miniseries

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:30 AM

HBO secures the rights to adapt Bong Joon-ho's award-winning 'Parasite' film into a limited series adaptation

JaDine to star in Philippine remake of Korean flick ‘Spellbound’

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The love team is back on the big screen!

Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

'The Age of Shadows' Review: Suspense and suspicions

Nov 27, 2016 - 9:48 PM

The Age of Shadows is brimming with vigor There is excitement even from unlikely conversations and telling moments of silence writes Oggs Cruz

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'Train to Busan' Review: Exhilarating and clever

Sep 04, 2016 - 2:31 PM

It is Train to Busan’s preoccupation with morally complex characters that makes it enduring despite its narrative being contained within very confined spaces writes Oggs Cruz