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March 2020 Programming for Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles Includes Near Dark, Carnival Of Souls, Stagefright

March 2020 Programming for Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles Includes Near Dark, Carnival Of Souls, Stagefright
Horror fans living in the Los Angeles area might want to clear some calendar space, because Alamo Drafthouse is scaring up plenty of horror-themed screenings in March, including partnering with the Overlook Film Festival for very special Terror Tuesday screenings.

Including their Bong Joon Ho retrospective screenings and "Remakes and Hot Takes" series, Alamo Drafthouse is teaming up with Overlook Film Festival to present an eclectic lineup of horror movies with special guest hosts, including Near Dark (in 35mm) with Karyn Kusama, Carnival of Souls with Alicia Malone, StageFright with Ryan Turek, and more.

We have the press release with additional details below, and to learn more, visit:

https://drafthouse.com/los-angeles

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA The iconic Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles has jam packed its March programming full of incredible events like celebrating the genius that is Bong Joon Ho. The downtown location is hosting an eight-film
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After ‘Parasite’ from Bong Joon-Ho, What Should You Watch? A Look into his Underappreciated Work

After ‘Parasite’ from Bong Joon-Ho, What Should You Watch? A Look into his Underappreciated Work
​After the legendary director Bong Joon-ho swept the Oscars with four awards, one for best original screenplay, best director, best international feature, and lastly, best picture, there was a tour de force energy around Parasite. Audiences who had not yet seen the comedy-thriller suddenly were alive with conversation about the film. “Who is Bong Joon-Ho?”, “What is Parasite?”, “What other films has he made?” These were common questions that were not only asked to me, as a film student and avid fan of Bong Joon-Ho, but questions that circulated the internet immediately after Bong’s win. I am here not to talk about Parasite, because that film is already receiving adequate time in the spotlight, and is one of the most talked about films of last year. South Korean, or foreign filmmakers in general, do not get much attention in America. Which is why I will spotlight his other masterpieces: Okja,
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After Historic ‘Parasite’ Run, South Korea Vows to Improve Semi-Basement Apartments

After Historic ‘Parasite’ Run, South Korea Vows to Improve Semi-Basement Apartments
The South Korean government is taking an active step to improve the lives of low income households by vowing to financially support 1,500 families living in semi-basement apartments. The news comes after the record run of Boon Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” the first South Korean movie to win the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or and the first South Korean film to win Oscars, including Best Picture. A semi-basement apartment is one of the film’s most important settings and is the home where the Kim family lives. During one of the film’s most intense set pieces, the Kim’s semi-basement is destroyed by a flood caused by a rainstorm.

According to The Korea Herald, the South Korean government is partnering with the Korea Energy Foundation and the Seoul Metropolitan Government to offer “up to 3.2 million won per household to enhance heating systems, replace floors, and install air conditioners,
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‘Parasite’ Star Song Kang-ho to Lead Stellar Cast of ‘Emergency Declaration’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
‘Parasite’ Star Song Kang-ho to Lead Stellar Cast of ‘Emergency Declaration’ (Exclusive)
Parasite” star Song Kang-ho will head the cast of airborne disaster action move “Emergency Declaration.” Jeon Do-yeon and Lee Byung-hun co-star, making “Declaration” one of the powerful casts ever assembled in a Korean movie.

The film is in pre-production and aiming for an end-of-year release. Leading studio Showbox will begin pre-sales during this week’s European Film Market.

Showbox pitches it as ”an airborne blockbuster about an aircraft forced to declare an emergency when an unprecedented terror incident occurs in-flight.” It is to be directed by Han Jae-rim, who previously enjoyed success with “The King” and the Song-starring 2013 drama “The Face Reader.”

Jeon won a best actor award at Cannes in 2007 for “Secret Sunshine,” and has other credits that include “Untold Scandal” and “The Housemaid.” Lee is one of Korea’s finest thespians and a rarity who has managed to build a career on both sides of the Pacific. His
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‘Parasite’ to Open Friday on IMAX Screens for One Week

  • The Wrap
‘Parasite’ to Open Friday on IMAX Screens for One Week
As if “Parasite” couldn’t get any bigger, Bong Joon Ho’s Best Picture winner will get a one-week only theatrical release on the super-sized IMAX screens, Neon and IMAX announced Thursday.

The film will open on Friday on 200 U.S. screens and 14 in Canada and will play for just one week. It will be digitally re-mastered for IMAX screens with the company’s proprietary IMAX Dmr (Digital Re-Mastering) technology.

Just about everyone is trying to get a piece of “Parasite” at this point, with Neon announcing last week that the Criterion Collection would issue “Parasite” in a special edition home video release along with Bong’s 2003 film “Memories of Murder.” Prior to that, the production company behind the film, Cj Entertainment, partnered with Skydance Media in a $275 million investment.

Also Read: James Bond Is on a Mission in New IMAX Image for 'No Time to Die' (Photo
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Five Short Films From Martin Scorsese Join Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ & More In May’s Criterion Releases

Just yesterday, we learned that Criterion is about to add both “Parasite” and “Memories of Murder” to its coveted Collection, both directed by Bong Joon Ho. But apparently, before that happens, the library is set to add a number of lovely films this may, including a collection of shorts from Martin Scorsese and one of our favorite films from two years ago.

Continue reading Five Short Films From Martin Scorsese Join Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ & More In May’s Criterion Releases at The Playlist.
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Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite and Memories Of Murder to Join the Criterion Collection

  • DailyDead
Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite and Memories Of Murder to Join the Criterion Collection
Neon and the Criterion Collection have announced that Parasite will be getting a special edition home video release, along with 2003's Memories of Murder:

Press Release: Neon and the Criterion Collection are excited to announce that Criterion will issue special editions of two Bong Joon Ho masterpieces, the four-time Academy Award-winning Parasite and the breathtaking crime drama Memories of Murder. Parasite just made history as the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and the first Korean film to win Best Director, Best International Film, and Best Original Screenplay. Parasite was also Nominated for Best Production Design and Best Editing, and previously won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. The film is set amidst the two families, the Parks,
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Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite & Memories Of Murder to Join Criterion Collection

Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite & Memories Of Murder to Join Criterion Collection
Neon and the Criterion Collection are excited to announce that Criterion will issue special editions of two Bong Joon Ho masterpieces, the four-time Academy Award-winning Parasite and the breathtaking crime drama Memories of Murder. Parasite just made history as the first foreign-language film to win the […]

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Film News Roundup: Comedy ‘Save Yourselves!’ Bought by Bleecker Street

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: Comedy ‘Save Yourselves!’ Bought by Bleecker Street
In today’s film news roundup, “Save Yourselves!” and “Becoming” find homes, Cast & Crew buys Media Services, “Parasite” is getting a Criterion special edition and MethodFest unveils early titles.

Acquisitions

Bleecker Street has bought worldwide distribution rights to the survivalist romantic comedy “Save Yourselves!

The film, directed by Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson from their own script, stars Sunita Mani and John Reynolds, who portray a Brooklyn couple who find themselves dependent on technology and unable to put down their phones. They seize the chance to head to an isolated cabin in the woods but are blissfully unaware when aliens attack the earth.

Save Yourselves!” premiered at Sundance in the dramatic competition. It will be released in theaters in the summer.

The film is produced by Keshet Studios’ Mandy Tagger Brockey and Adi Ezroni, alongside Kara Durrett.

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Gravitas Ventures has bought North American rights to the horror thriller “Becoming,
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Bong Joon Ho’s Next Film To Be Unique Horror Action Movie

Bong Joon Ho’s Next Film To Be Unique Horror Action Movie
The Host, Mother, and Memories of Murder director Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite snagged Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature, and more at the Oscars this past weekend. And today we hear his next film could be a unique mixture of horror […]

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Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ Coming to the Criterion Collection

  • Slash Film
Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ Coming to the Criterion Collection
#BongHive, assemble! Fresh off the filmmaker’s big Oscar win comes news that Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite and Memories of Murder are both headed to the Criterion Collection. Parasite, which just won Best Picture, was recently given a pretty bare-bones Blu-ray release, while Memories of Murder has never had a U.S. Blu-ray – until now. Neon, who distributed Parasite, also snapped up […]

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Bong Joon Ho's Parasite, Memories of Murder to get the Criterion treatment

  • JoBlo
If you're confused as to why you heard a celebratory roar in the distance early this afternoon, it's likely due to the fact that Neon and Criterion have announced that Criterion will issue special editions of two Bong Joon Ho masterpieces, the four-time Academy Award-winning Parasite and the majestic crime drama Memories Of Murder. In what was recently…
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Is the "One-Inch Barrier" Falling?

by Eric Blume

Since Parasite's historic Best Picture win this past Sunday, the heat surrounding it has not let up. Though the movie is already available on DVD and Blu-Ray, it will expand to 2000 screens this weekend in Us theaters and a Criterion Collection release has also been announced. Given the hoopla, the industry trade magazines are falling over themselves to write stories about the change that may come for international titles.  The Hollywood Reporter has an interesting article proclaiming that we'll be seeing many more foreign film titles in the American marketplace in the next few years.

This article gives big credit to Netflix for "global programming" that is helping people get over the "one-inch barrier" that has plagued marketing of foreign product over the decades.  It's an interesting take...
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Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ & ‘Memories Of Murder’ Are Both Being Added To The Criterion Collection

Neon and Criterion are feeling the #Bonghive love this week. Not only did the distributor win big at the Oscars on Sunday, thanks to Bong Joon Ho’s incredible wins for “Parasite,” but now we get word that Neon will release a special edition of that film, plus another Bong-directed classic, as part of the Criterion Collection.

Read More: How The F*ck Did ‘Parasite’ Win Best Picture When We’re So Used To Losing?

Continue reading Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ & ‘Memories Of Murder’ Are Both Being Added To The Criterion Collection at The Playlist.
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Bong Joon Ho Statue and Museum Proposed in South Korea After ‘Parasite’ Oscar Wins

Bong Joon Ho Statue and Museum Proposed in South Korea After ‘Parasite’ Oscar Wins
Who’s ready to kneel at the statue of Bong Joon Ho? The New York Times reports that conservative political candidates in the South Korean city of Daegu have proposed to build a museum and statue to Bong following his history-making Oscar wins for “Parasite” at the 92nd Academy Awards. People are also lobbying for Daegu to rename streets in honor of the South Korean filmmaker, whose additional credits include “Memories of Murder,” “The Host,” and “Mother.” Bong was born in Daegu in 1969 and lived there before his family moved to Seoul while he was in elementary school.

The proposal to erect a Bong Joon Ho statue is somewhat of a change of pace for conservatives and their relationship with the filmmaker. According to the Times, South Korea’s right-wing leaders have been highly critical of Bong’s films throughout his career. Conservative presidents Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye even
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‘Parasite’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ From Bong Joon Ho to Join Criterion Collection

  • The Wrap
‘Parasite’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ From Bong Joon Ho to Join Criterion Collection
Bong Joon Ho’s Best Picture winner “Parasite” and his 2003 film “Memories of Murder” will receive special edition releases as part of the Criterion Collection, the “Parasite” distributor Neon and Criterion announced Thursday.

There’s no target release date for the special home video releases yet or whether the films will immediately become available on The Criterion Channel for streaming, but it’s rare to see Criterion partner with a distributor to specially release a movie still in theaters.

Criterion just released a special edition of Netflix’s “Roma,” which was nominated for Best Picture in 2019, and Criterion also recently partnered with Neon on Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which is opening in theaters in limited release this weekend.

Also Read: 'Parasite' Director's Korean American Interpreter Wants to Make Her Own Movie - About the Oscar Season

Bong’s “Memories of Murder” was released
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Oscar Winner 'Parasite' to Join Criterion Collection

Oscar Winner 'Parasite' to Join Criterion Collection
After making history as the first non-English-language movie to win best picture at the Academy Awards, Bong Joon Ho's Parasite will now be joining the Criterion Collection. 

Also in the collection will be Bong's Memories of Murder, which was released in 2003 and marked the first film with Bong and Parasite star and longtime collaborator Song Kang Ho.

Criterion will issue special editions of both Parasite and Memories of Murder.

Following its win at the Sunday night ceremony, Parasite distributor Neon, which acquired the movie out of Cannes and first opened in select cinemas in early October, will dramatically expand the theater ...
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Taika Waititi on Oscars, His ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Journey and Those ‘Star Wars’ Rumors

  • Variety
Taika Waititi on Oscars, His ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Journey and Those ‘Star Wars’ Rumors
The morning after the Academy Awards, Taika Waititi — the winner of the adapted screenplay Oscar for “Jojo Rabbit” — is drinking a Pedialyte. But however hungover the filmmaker might be, it does not stop him from hamming it up for a photo shoot. He writhes on a hotel room couch, folds himself into an armoire and holds out his Oscar with a look of mock terror on his face, as if he’s warding off a vampire with a cross.

Jojo Rabbit,” loosely based on Christine Leunens’ 2008 novel “Caging Skies,” tells the story of Johannes Betzler, a sensitive 10-year-old boy (Roman Griffin Davis) in late-World War II Germany. Though he has conjured Adolf Hitler (Waititi) as an imaginary friend, his Nazi aspirations do not match his true character. In fact, he gets his nickname when older Hitler Youth kids pressure him to strangle a bunny, and he can’t. Jojo’s
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Want more of Bong Joon Ho after ‘Parasite’ Oscars sweep? Here’s how you can binge his previous movies right now

  • Gold Derby
Want more of Bong Joon Ho after ‘Parasite’ Oscars sweep? Here’s how you can binge his previous movies right now
Bong Joon Ho became an overnight Hollywood sensation when he won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay Oscars for “Parasite,” his satirical thriller about a poor family that infiltrates a wealthy household before things go dangerously awry. And by overnight, of course, I mean after more than 20 years of making movies. He has become a household name thanks to his historic victories over the weekend, but if you’re not familiar with his earlier work, you can watch it all right now. Scroll down to find out how.

SEE2020 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 92nd Academy Awards

Parasite” is already available to rent or buy on Redbox, Apple, Google, Fandango and more, and it’s going to expand its theatrical run following its Oscars windfall. But his first feature film was 20 years ago: “Barking Dogs Never Bite” (2000), in which a college lecturer takes drastic
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Mark Ruffalo Eyed For Parasite TV Series At HBO

Last night, Parasite and director Bong Joon-ho made history.

The impeccably crafted social satire scooped top honors at the Oscars and, in doing so, became the first non-English language film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Joon-ho also pipped Sam Mendes (1917) at the post to claim Best Director, with Parasite also earning the Best International Film award, completing a historic sweep.

Amidst all this success, Collider brings word of a potential update relating to the planned HBO series inspired by Parasite, which, we should stress, is still in the very early stages of development. Be that as it may, it appears Bong Joon-ho has already struck up a conversation with Avengers: Endgame star Mark Ruffalo about potentially starring in the HBO drama, perhaps slipping into the same character played by Song Kang-ho. Which is to say the patriarch of the lower-class family.

Per Collider:

We’re not saying Ruffalo has been cast,
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