2014.9.5 Now PlayingViolet & Daisy (19)
Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are young best friends living in New York who are in love with dresses, shoes and boys.
In order to earn some pocket money after school, these two girls pick an extraordinary job that offers a large amount of money - hired assassins.
The two are recruited by mob boss Russ (Danny Trejo) who one day gives them an assignment to kill Michael (James Gandolfini) and head to the target’s apartment.
Armed and ready, the combo hits the victim’s home at the expected time, but Michael is not there.
While waiting for the target to arrive, the girls fall asleep. When they wake up to Michael’s courtesy, they find out that he is not such a bad guy after all.
This comedy-filled action flick is directed by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Precious,” Geoffrey Fletcher.
The Tunnel (15)
Ki-cheol (Song Jae-rim) takes his friends to a luxury resort owned by his father, but the group accidentally kills a janitor while there.
They decide to dispose of the body in a coal mine but get trapped in a tunnel where they hear someone whistling in the dark.
The film unfolds as the mystery man moves closer and closer to them.
Actress Jeong Yu-mi aims for the title of “horror queen” in this film.
Jeong has projected her cute, cheerful image through multiple films, TV series and the MBC reality show “We Got Married,” but the actress will show a completely different side in this movie.
Besides Jeong, viewers will also see members from two girl groups in the film, Do-hee of Tiny-G and Woo-hee of Dal Shabet.
Golden Chariot in the Sky (12)
Drama/ 84 / Korean
“Golden Chariot in the Sky” is directed by Jeju Island native O Muel.
The filmmaker also created “Jiseul” (2012), a movie that revealed the brutality of the 1948 Jeju Massacre and won the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival last year.
For this movie, the maverick director has crafted a unique music-themed film that revolves around Pongddol’s clumsy rock band “Golden Chariot” and his relationship with his three older brothers.
But with the eldest brother’s death looming, the three siblings and other members of their band, Golden Chariot, embark on a journey that mends the characters’ estranged relationships with a little help from love, care and, of course, music.
The film will be screened at Indie Space, a cinema that exclusively screens independent films, with English subtitles for five days from today until Wednesday.
The movie theater is located near Gwanghwamun Square in Jongno District, downtown Seoul.
For more information, visit www.indiespace.kr.
Into the Storm (12)
Disaster films rarely fail to provide a quality experience at the cinema, and Steven Quale’s latest flick, “Into the Storm,” could be a good choice to wash away the lingering heat now that summer is almost over.
The movie is set in the peaceful town of Silverton in Oklahoma where an unprecedented super tornado caused by abnormal changes in climate sweeps the town away one day, leaving everything in rubble.
And what’s worse is that the heaviest cyclone is yet to come, according to several meteorologists.
And when the deadly tornado breaks out again, a team of professional storm chasers and courageous townspeople climb onto a heavily armed truck to videotape the once-in-a-lifetime vortex.
The videotaped part of the movie is filmed from a first-person perspective, which may give the audience a more realistic and mind-blowing storm experience. The film is set to open with 4-D effects as well.
Man on the Train (15)
Drama/ 100/ English
Directed by female filmmaker, producer and screenwriter Mary McGuckian from Northern Ireland, “Man on the Train” is a remake of Patrick Leconte’s 2002 film of the same title.
The film revolves around an unlikely friendship between a retired literature professor and a professional bank robber.
The stale professor (Donald Sutherland) used to teach poetry at school, but after retirement he lives a basic life in a luxurious house his mother left him. One day, he runs into a professional bank robber (Larry Mullen, Jr.) at a pharmacy and decides to provide him with shelter.
During the three-day stay, the two come to a deeper understanding about society and humankind through each other’s different perspectives.
The two have walked completely different path of life until meeting, but the rare bond shown between these two men is inspiring.