Okja Fares Well In Theaters Despite Chain Boycott

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'Okja' Fares Well in Theaters Despite Chain Boycott
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'Okja' Fares Well in Theaters Despite Chain Boycott

Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" has been enjoying steady success despite a boycott by major chains of the Netflix-produced film.

The family-friendly CGI extravaganza is going strong even in its fifth week, and has attracted over 300,000 viewers.

"Okja" was released simultaneously on June 29 on Netflix and independent cinemas across the country. It got off to a rocky start due to hostility from the multiplex chains, who wanted a head start on the online release. That meant it was only screened in 1.9 percent of cinemas nationwide on the day of its release.

Korea's Biggest Theater Chain Boycotts Netflix's 'Okja'
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Korea's Biggest Theater Chain Boycotts Netflix's 'Okja'

Movie theater chain CGV on Tuesday decided to deny screen space to "Okja", which is directed by Bong Joon-ho and produced by Netflix.

CGV on Friday said Netflix's insistence on releasing the co-production simultaneously both in theaters and online "will disturb the entire distribution system in Korea". The theater chain had threatened to boycott the film unless it could get a theatrical release first.

CGV, which owns 39 percent of all movie theaters in Korea, will also show no trailer for the film, whose star-studded cast includes Hollywood A-listers Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal alongside Korean actress Ahn Seo-hyun. The theater chain said trailers for a movie not being shown on its screens could "confuse" viewers.

[Video] Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie
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[Video] Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "Okja"

Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "Okja"

Directed by Bong Joon-ho

With Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Ahn Seo-hyun, Lily Collins, Kelly MacDonald,...

"Okja" is a co-production between Korea and the USA

An upcoming upcoming Korean girl comes and goes from Korea in this monster movie.

Release date in Korea : 2017/06/29

Source:www.hancinema.net/kor...

2 Chain's Cover Of 'You And I' Received Compliments From Netizens
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2 Chain's Cover Of 'You And I' Received Compliments From Netizens

2 Chain of MONSTA X just did a cover of Crush's "You and I" on YouTube. The two did the cover really well with their vocal and rapping skills. Netizens praised their performance for this cover because they showed great harmony.

2 Chain is formed by two members of MONSTA X, Kihyun and Jooheon. On Apr. 1, MONSTA X announced on their Twitter that they formed a unit and they prepared 2 Chain for MONSTA X's fans so that they would be satisfied, One Hallyureported.

2 Chain just did the cover of Crush's "You and I" on YouTube on May 16 really well. Many people commented on their performance for showing great skills with their own style. Netizens praised their ability in singing the song, showing their vocal and rap skills, AllKpopreported.

H.O.T. Fan Community Announces They Will Boycott All Of Moon Hee Juns Future Activities
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H.O.T. Fan Community Announces They Will Boycott All Of Moon Hee Juns Future Activities

Major H.O.T. fan community, DC H.O.T. Gallery, announced that they will not be supporting member Moon Hee Jun as of May 20. They listed various reasons for this action, including him allegedly lying about his wifes premarital pregnancy.

Below is their official statement.

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Moon Hee Jun of H.O.T. faced criticism from the public after beginning his solo activities with rock music, but he made it through those hard times with the help of his fans. However, after he was discharged from the army, his reputation with the public recovered, and Moon Hee Jun discarded his humble stance and began to show inappropriate attitudes and words. Last year, he made various problematic statements regarding his concert and marriage, as well as the return [of H.O.T.]. We fans have waited for an earnest explanation and apology, but what we got was a deceptive letter filled with excuses, no response about the issue with concert goods, and continuous disrespect for the [H.O.T.] members. We believe these actions will harm fans memories with the group, the groups reputation, and other H.O.T. members images, and therefore declare withdrawal of support.