In the 1950s in New York, Mafia boss Don Carini suddenly brings his lovechild Young-gu from Korea, who seems mentally impaired, to train him as his successor. He keeps disappointing everyone by behaving strangely, but finally manages to win the hearts of the gang. However, the mafia's rival refuses to let him take over.
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||April 1st, 2011 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions|
||PG-13 for brief sexual humor.|
(Rating bulletin 2150, 12/8/2010)
||vs. Radio Days|
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||Mafia, Mental Illness, Foreign Language, Directing Yourself, Kidnap, Spoof, Rescue, Culture Clash|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Historical Fiction|
||Republic of Korea,|
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August 9th, 2011
This week's list is highly frustrating for two reasons. Firstly, while there's a pretty big list of first-run releases, many of which had some pre-release buzz, almost none of them matched expectations. Secondly, my internet access kept cutting out, so it took till 4:30 a.m. to get this done, and by the end I was swearing nearly constantly. (Even 15 minutes of the Smooth Jazz Nyan Cat wasn't enough to calm my nerves.) Moving on... There were two main contenders for Pick of the Week, Paul on Blu-ray and Stargate: Atlantis: Complete Series Megaset on Blu-ray. In the end I went with the latter, partially because the screener for the former hasn't shown up yet.
August 7th, 2011
The Last Godfather
is written, directed, and stars Shim Hyung-rae
, who is a major star in South Korea
. This film was released in its native market at the end last year and topped the chart for two weeks. Over here, it was far less successful, despite having a cast full of Hollywood stars. Was there something lost in translation?
April 5th, 2011
The Four Times led a group of three films that topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this week with $16,192 in its lone theater. My Perestroika was next with $13,498, also in one theater. Meanwhile, the overall box office leader, Hop, was the final member of the $10,000 club with an average of $10,490.
April 1st, 2011
Normally limited releases open in only a couple theaters and even six theaters is quite a lot compared to the average. However, this weekend, we have a film opening in nearly a dozen theaters, another opening in a few dozen theaters, and even one opening in more than 100 theaters. It's always risky to open a film in that many theaters, and to make matters worse, most of the films opening in limited release this week are not earning spectacular reviews. But let's hope we have continued success on the limited release front.
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