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New Chinese docu-series retraces the footsteps of foreign documentaries filmed in China in the 1970s

The first thing any Italian who wants to understand China does is go seek out reputed Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni's 1972 documentary Chung Kuo, Cina, says Italian journalist Gabriele Battaglia, also known as Lao Gao, in a voice-over at the beginning of a new Chinese docu-series about the film.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 18:13:40

Jackie Chan films new movie "Vanguard" in Dubai

Hollywood celebrities continue to seek a slice of Dubai action and this time it's global superstar Jackie Chan who is back in the emirate to film another movie.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 15:41:34

'Captain Marvel' clobbers the competition to stay atop box office

Female-led superhero movie Captain Marvel took in an estimated $69.3 million over the weekend, outearning the combined North American totals of the next nine films, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 16:48:39

Plus-size actresses are getting front-and-center roles

Long relegated to providing comic relief or playing supporting parts, plus-size actresses are finally getting their due with juicy front-and-center roles in a sign of shifting attitudes towards diverse body types.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 16:43:40

China's Pearl Studio seeks to step onto the world stage with animated film 'Abominable'

Looking at the white furry creature in the poster Shanghai-based Pearl Studio released for its new animated film Abominable on Wednesday, it's hard to link its cute visage to the terrible tales surrounding the legendary yeti of the Himalayas.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/17 18:08:39

Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among dozens indicted on Tuesday in a multimillion dollar scam to help children of the US elite cheat their way into top universities.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/13 17:48:40

'Apollo 11' comes back to life

New documentary Apollo 11, which tells the story of man's first steps on the Moon, contains footage so striking that it seems practically a crime that it remained hidden for nearly five decades.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/13 17:33:41

Disney says acquisition of 21st Century Fox to close on March 20

The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday that its 71.3-billion-US dollar acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox is expected to close on March 20.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 8:05:17

"Captain Marvel" leads Chinese box office

Disney and Marvel's latest superhero movie "Captain Marvel" dominated the Chinese mainland box office in the week ending March 10, China Film News reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/12 20:56:09

'Captain Marvel' soars to top of N.America and Chinese mainland box office

Captain Marvel, the first Marvel Studios/Disney superhero film with a female lead, has soared to rare heights in North American theaters, with whopping weekend ticket sales of $153 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported.
Source: AFP - Global Times | 2019/3/11 18:13:39

Interview: Science fiction makes people more open-minded: Chinese writer Liu Cixin

Liu Cixin, author of Chinese sci-fi bestseller "The Three-Body Problem," said here in an recent interview by Xinhua that science fiction "opens our minds to everything that we might see in the future."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/11 8:52:47

Japanese ACG culture doorway to strengthening China-Japan ties

March will be a huge month for Chinese fans of anime as several animated films based on Japanese manga titles are showing in Chinese mainland theaters, including My Hero Academia: Two Heroes on Friday. Written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi, My Hero Academia is one of the most popular manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called quirks) in a world where they have become the norm, but who still dreams of becoming a hero himself. He is taken under the wing of the world's greatest hero, who shares his powers with Izuku after recognizing his potential and later enrolls him in a high school for heroes in training.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 18:08:40

Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai's three-hour-long 'So Long, My Son' to face tough challenges at the box office

In February, Chinese film So Long, My Son won the Silver Bear Awards for Best Actor and Actress at the Berlinale in Germany, the first time a Chinese film has won both awards.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 19:03:41

New production base fuels China's sci-fi filmmaking efforts

With Earth facing imminent demise, Liu Peiqiang must leave his only son and spend the next seven years aboard a space station where the crew's mission is to not only save mankind but Earth as well.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/7 18:58:41

Hello Kitty to get Hollywood film debut

Hello Kitty, Japan's moon-faced global icon of cute, will soon appear in a Hollywood film for the first time in her 45-year-old history, her creator said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/7 18:53:41

'Green Book' ignites moviegoers' passion... for fried chicken

Director Peter Farrelly probably never imagined that when his film Green Book debuted in China roughly two weeks after winning the Oscar for Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards what would impress Chinese audiences the most would be the scenes depicting fried chicken.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 18:48:40

Interview: Chinese participation in int'l film festival special: event's president

President of Sharm el-Sheikh Asian Film Festival (SAFF), Magdi Ahmed Ali, praised on Wednesday the participation of China as a guest of honor in the festival with a special variety of movies.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/7 8:22:54

Captain Marvel, a superhero with girl power to spare

Iron Man, Thor, Captain America: scores of Marvel movies had superheroes taking turns to save the world on the big screen before a woman finally captured a leading role in the comic franchise's films.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/6 16:38:40