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Top 20: Films to see in 2017

19 hours ago | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

We are a few months into 2017 and already we had a number of standout movies like Get Out, Logan, and The Lego Batman Movie. Hopefully that is just the start of what is to come. Considering that, myself and Kevin – the hosts of podcast Cinema Geeks – combine forces to put a list together of 20 movies to watch in 2017.

Let us know what you think of the list in the comments below. Did they leave any off? Are the rankings off base? Let your voice be heard!

20) The Lost City of Z

What Can Go Right: A film with this type of setup sure would have to be bungled in order for it not to work. It describes the life of British explorer Percy Fawcett who made several attempts to find an ancient lost city in the Amazon and disappeared in 1925 along with his son. It should be in good hands »

- Dan Clark

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New images from Bong Joon-ho’s Okja

27 March 2017 4:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has released three new images from Okja featuring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and An Seo Hyun. The upcoming action adventure is written and directed by Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) and features a cast that also includes Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, and Giancarlo Esposito; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the teaser for Okja here

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a massive animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when the family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.

With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated »

- Amie Cranswick

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New Images from Bong Joon Ho’s Okja Feature Jake Gyllenhaal & Tilda Swinton

27 March 2017 4:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its premiere on Netflix on June 28th, Okja, the latest film from Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho, is teased in a set of new images featuring Jake GyllenhaalTilda Swinton, and An Seo Hyun.

Press Release: Netflix has unveiled a new set of images from Director Bong Joon Ho’s Okja. The Netflix original film stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins and newcomer An Seo Hyun.

Continuing her adventure to reclaim her best friend, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) simultaneously takes on big business and the big city - both for the first time - in the Netflix original film Okja, from genre-defying writer/director Bong Joon Ho.

Zoologist, TV personality and face of the Mirando Corporation, Dr. Johnny Wilcox (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the Netflix original film Okja, from genre-defying writer/director Bong Joon Ho.

Enthusiastic CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) unveils »

- Derek Anderson

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Okja Images Peel Back The Layers Of Bong Joon-Ho’s Monster Movie

27 March 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Of all the many, many original features lining Netflix’s slate for 2017 – think War Machine or David Ayer’s fantastical Bright – there’s a vocal pocket of subscribers keeping a close eye on Okja, the all-star monster movie in the works from South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho.

Best known for helming Memories of Murder, The Host – another monster movie cut from a similar cloth as Okja – and 2013 cult hit Snowpiercer, Joon-ho has assembled quite the ensemble cast to bring his latest feature to life, and today we have three new images designed to shed light on the human side of Netflix’s upcoming creature feature. Given that Okja largely centers on the unusual bond between the titular animal and a young girl named Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun), it’s only fitting that the young up-and-comer is ushered into the spotlight here. Throughout the course of Joon-ho’s monster flick, »

- Michael Briers

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New images land from Netflix and Bong Joon Ho’s Okja

27 March 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Netflix have released a bunch of new images from their upcoming Bong Joon Ho film Okja. The Netflix original film stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins and newcomer An Seo Hyun, and lands on the streaming network on June 28th.

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja—a massive animal and an even bigger friend—at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when the family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.

With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, »

- Paul Heath

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Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Characters in Netfflix’s ‘Okja’

27 March 2017 6:19 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Netflix has provided us with brand new images from Okja, which was filmed last year in Seoul, South Korea, follows Mija (An Seo Hyun), a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’. From director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother), Okja is produced by Plan B, […] »

- Brad Miska

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Sarah Bolger Joins A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, Next from Director Abner Pastoll

9 March 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Sarah Bolger is set to star in director Abner Pastoll's upcoming crime-thriller, A Good Woman is Hard to Find. Penned by Academy Award nominated writer Ronan Blaney, A Good Woman is Hard to Find tells the story of a recently widowed young mother who will go to any length in order to protect her children while piecing together the truth behind her husband's murder. Most recently seen leading in features Emelie and Mary Harron's The Moth Diaries, Bolger has also appeared in hit television series Into the Badlands, Agent Carter and Once Upon a Time. Bolger is currently shooting Counterpart for Starz opposite J.K. Simmons. Producers on the project include Junyoung Jang, who produced Pastoll's last film, Road Games, along with one of Korea's most successful exports The Host,...

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Exclusive Interview: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Talks Kong: Skull Island

8 March 2017 8:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) takes his indie sensibilities and translates it into blockbuster movie magic with this week’s Kong: Skull Island.

Set in the 1970s, just after the Vietnam War, the action adventure flick follows a group of scientists (John Goodman, Corey Hawkins), a war photographer (Brie Larson), a British Sas tracker (Tom Hiddleston) and a military squadron (lead by Samuel L. Jackson) who set out to discover an uncharted island and all the mysteries it holds. Little do they realize, though, that those mysteries include the mythical Kong, a giant ape who rules over his dominion with a heavy hand.

In his glowing review of the film, our very own Matt Donato had this to say:

This is a grand cinematic adventure powered by furry fury, as the horrors of war blend with chest-beating creature confidence.

At the recent press day for Kong: Skull Island, »

- Kit Bowen

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Netflix is Going to Release ‘Okja’ in Theaters

8 March 2017 7:07 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Welp, Netflix is beta testing theatrical releases and will do so with Okja, which was filmed last year in Seoul, South Korea. From director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother), Okja is produced by Plan B, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company, and stars Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer, Doctor Strange, Hail, Caesar!, Moonrise Kingdom), Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Nightcrawler, Everest) and Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, […] »

- Brad Miska

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Jordan Vogt-Roberts interview - Kong: Skull Island, Miyazaki, videogames

3 March 2017 4:33 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Mar 6, 2017

The director of Kong: Skull Island talks to us about monsters, anime, videogames and lots, lots more...

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is a self-confessed nerd. Indeed, it's difficult to think of another filmmaker we've spoken to who, in the space of just 15 minutes or so, has managed to drop in such a varied array of pop cultural touchstones: Pokemon, Predator, the anime of Hayao Miyazaki, arthouse action videogame Shadow Of The Colossus, Ray Harryhausen and the Coen brothers.

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Vogt-Roberts' first feature was the charming coming-of-age comedy drama Kings Of Summer - one of the »

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First Teaser Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's 'Okja' Featuring Tilda Swinton

28 February 2017 4:31 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I took nature, and science - and I synthesized." Ooooh this looks good. Netflix has debuted a teaser trailer for the new film from Bong Joon-ho, titled Okja, another movie (like The Host) about a young girl and her monster/creature friend. I'm a huge fan of Bong Joon-ho, and I've been waiting to see some footage from this new film and I'm pretty damn excited. Tilda Swinton is back (from Snowpiercer) in the cast, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Giancarlo Esposito, Devon Bostick, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, and Choi Woo-shik. The main girl, named Mija, is played by Ahn Seo-hyun. She's trying to keep a "multi-national company" from kidnapping her friend - the creature known as Okja. This is a nice tease, an intriguing introduction that makes me extra curious to see more. Here's the first official teaser trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Okja, »

- Alex Billington

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Netflix's Okja Trailer: Tilda Swinton Creates a Fantastic New Animal

28 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

From visionary filmmaker Bong Joon Ho, the creative mind behind the worldwide sensation Snowpiercer, comes the new global adventure Okja. The film follows the epic journey of Mija, a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend, a massive animal named 'Okja'.

The Netflix original film stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins and newcomer Seo Hyun An. Okja will premiere exclusively on Netflix on June 28. This first teaser only gives us a glimpse at Okja and his best friend. We also get to see Tilda Swinton as the ominous creator behind this strange and fascinating creature.

From visionary Director Bong Joon Ho, this grand global adventure follows a friendship too big to ignore. Meet Mija, as you follow her across continents, in this coming-of-age comedy drama which sees Mija's horizons expand in »

- MovieWeb

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Snowpiercer's Bong Joon Ho Returns with Okja [Trailer]

28 February 2017 7:43 AM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

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The Host and Snowpiercer remain two of my all time favourite films so I'm thrilled to see Bong Joon ho's next film, Okja, coming straight to Netflix this June.

Synopsis:

This grand global adventure follows a friendship too big to ignore. Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. [Continued ...] »

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New Teaser Trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s Okja Hints at the “Animal in All of Us”

28 February 2017 7:13 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"I took nature and science, and I synthesized." Since 2013's Snowpiercer, we've been eagerly awaiting Okja, the next film from Bong Joon-ho, and ahead of its premiere this June on Netflix, the first teaser trailer for the movie has been unveiled.

"From visionary Director Bong Joon Ho, this grand global adventure follows a friendship too big to ignore. Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija’s horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion."

Okja reteams Joon-ho with Snowpiercer co-star Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive) and also features Jake Gyllenhaal (Life), Paul Dano (Swiss Army Man »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Okja’ Teaser Trailer: Tilda Swinton Battles a Beast in Bong Joon-Ho’s Netflix Monster Movie

28 February 2017 7:05 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Bong Joon-Ho’s anticipated fantasy film “Okja,” starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins and Paul Dano. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Okja’ New Photos Introduce Lily Collins’ Character in Bong Joon-Ho’s Upcoming Film

Co-written by Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”), “Okja” tells the story of Mija (played by South Korean actress Ahn Seo-hyun), a young girl who lives in the deep woods of the Gangwon Province of South Korea. Mija will do everything in her power to prevent a powerful company from taking her best friend, a massive beast named Okja. “It’s a very shy and introverted animal. It’s a unique animal that we’ve not seen before,” the director told Entertainment Weekly.

This trailer offers a first glimpse of Okja, a large creature with big brown eyes, while Swinton’s character »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Okja’ Teaser Trailer: Tilda Swinton Battles a Beast in Bong Joon-Ho’s Netflix Monster Movie

28 February 2017 7:05 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Bong Joon-Ho’s anticipated fantasy film “Okja,” starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins and Paul Dano. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Okja’ New Photos Introduce Lily Collins’ Character in Bong Joon-Ho’s Upcoming Film

Co-written by Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”), “Okja” tells the story of Mija (played by South Korean actress Ahn Seo-hyun), a young girl who lives in the deep woods of the Gangwon Province of South Korea. Mija will do everything in her power to prevent a powerful company from taking her best friend, a massive beast named Okja. “It’s a very shy and introverted animal. It’s a unique animal that we’ve not seen before,” the director told Entertainment Weekly.

This trailer offers a first glimpse of Okja, a large creature with big brown eyes, while Swinton’s character »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Okja’ Teaser Show’s Netflix’s New “Monster”

28 February 2017 5:49 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Netflix shared the first teaser trailer for its feature film Okja, which was filmed last year in Seoul, South Korea. From director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother), Okja is produced by Plan B, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company, and stars Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer, Doctor Strange, Hail, Caesar!, Moonrise Kingdom), Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Nightcrawler, Everest) and Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) […] »

- Brad Miska

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Feature: The Rise of South Korean Horror Cinema

24 January 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Something strange is happening in South Korea. While Hollywood is churning out dismal remakes and teen-friendly jump scare franchise films, South Korea, for the past decade or so, has been producing intelligent, highly-original and truly effective horror films – including monster movies, zombie thrillers and nerve-shattering psychological mysteries.

The latest is The Wailing, a scary and sometimes funny supernatural epic that mixes police procedural with terrifying occult horror to devastating effect. The film features a bumbling cop investigating a spate of killings that may or may not be linked to a strange man living in the woods, and is packed with incredible set pieces and shocking twists – cementing South Korea’s growing reputation for world class horror. Here are some more that will turn you into a SoKo horrorphile…

R-Point (2004)

A Vietnam war film featuring a platoon of ghosts, this is a genuinely creepy and atmospheric horror film directed by Kong Su-chang, »

- Phil Wheat

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