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Monday, December 04, 2006

SFCC awards go to UN chief, blockbuster movie and LG

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- The Foreign Correspondents Club in Seoul said Monday it has decided to award new U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, special effects blockbuster "The Host" and LG Electronics for their contribution to improving the image of South Korea abroad. PGA golfer Choi Kyung-ju and Lee Jung-hyun, whose music has transcended Korea and scored big in China, will also be awarded at the SFCC's year-end party at a hotel in downtown Seoul on Thursday. Ban was awarded in the category of society, and best picture went to Bong Joon-ho's "The Host," the story of a family's galling fight to save their daughter from the clutches of a monster residing in Seoul's Han River. "Dance if you feel like loving," a romantic-comedy musical, picked up an award in the performance category.

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In Movie Theaters the Week of

Based on the Christopher Paolini-penned bestselling fantasy novel about a youth whose discovery of a dragon egg leads him to become a knight and battle an evil king. The medieval-set tale revolves around a farm boy who learns he is the last of a breed of benevolent Dragon Riders, whose magical powers derived from their bond with the beasts. .

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Movie Review: Casino Royale And The Reinvention Of Bond

When critics say that Daniel Craig is the best bond since Sean Connery and closest to Ian Fleming's literary creation, are they reacting to minor changes in the Bond formula? After all, any Bond film made now has to take into account the MI series and the Bourne films, particularly the latter, which seem to have changed action movies forever? And isn't it time anyone making a Bond movie was influenced by Quentin Tarantino? Or took into account the newfound love for dark movies among both critics and audiences? Now, unlike in the sixties, everyone loves grey; black and white is pass. .

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