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Gyllenhaal breathes ‘Life’ into alien invasion genre

Eight decades after Flash Gordon hinted that aliens might not have our best interests at heart, mankind still risks destruction in the movies to make contact with extraterrestrial life.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 17:33:39

China welcomes Disney film’s gay content

Despite the various outcries over gay content in Disney's latest fantasy film Beauty and the Beast in countries and regions such as Malaysia, Singapore, Russia and Hong Kong, the reaction in the Chinese mainland has been relatively low-key even though gay-themed content is still a sensitive subject here when it comes to film.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 19:00:47

‘Beauty’ proves a beast in sales

Disney's Beauty and the Beast smashed box-office records in its opening three-day weekend, taking in an unexpected $170 million, according to industry estimates.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/20 18:53:39

Mr Bean to fight King Kong in Chinese theaters

Chinese film Top Funny Comedian: The Movie, starring cross-talk performer Guo Degang and British comedian Rowan Atkinson, held its premiere in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 18:53:39

Golden Brooms ‘award’ China’s worst

The Golden Broom Awards, which "awards" the worst Chinese films of the year, were held in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 18:33:39

"Beauty and the Beast" blasts through box office recorders with 350-million US dollars debut

Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" blasted through box office records to open with an estimated 170 million US dollars in North American ticket sales and 180 million US dollars overseas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/20 8:59:44

Tom Hiddleston talks about ‘Kong: Skull Island’ in Beijing

Global heartthrob Tom Hiddleston, veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson and Oscar winner Brie Larson met with media in Beijing on Friday to promote their latest film - Kong: Skull Island. Hitting US theaters on March 10, the film enjoyed an opening weekend of $61 million and earned a total of $88.59 million after its first eight days in the US. The film is currently scheduled to reach the Chinese mainland on March 24.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 17:38:39

Teenager fights for women’s rights through micro movie

At the age of 18, Sang Ni, a senior student at a Beijing high school, shot the feminist micro-movie Fengzhongliu, which translates to “Willow in the Wind.” The film has just been released online and tells the story of a girl who pursues her dream of becoming a painter against her father’s disapproval.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 0:28:47

Beauty and the Beast keeps original flavor on Chinese mainland

A controversial gay moment has been kept in the Chinese mainland version of Disney’s fantasy film Beauty and the Beast, as seen at its midnight premiere. The film comes with no parental guidance warning.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 12:10:47

New industry law means promising future for Chinese film

China's new film industry law provides the regulation needed to help bring the fast-growing market into a golden era, according to industry insiders.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 7:56:23

New video may indicate a new level of transparency for China’s film watchdog

With its power to approve or deny a film entry into cinemas in the Chinese mainland, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) clearly plays an incredibly important role within the film industry. Yet, while its role is felt everywhere in the film industry, the administration's inner workings have long remained a mystery.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 18:28:39

Bye Bye ‘beauty’

Disney on Wednesday said it would not release a censored version of its film Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia after authorities in the Muslim-majority nation cut a "gay moment" in the movie.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/15 16:23:39

China elements shine light on Mediterranean film festival

China will be the guest of honour for the 23rd edition of the Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival, which will run from March 25 to April 2.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 9:43:38

MTV Movie Awards+

The MTV Movie Awards, an annual celebration of youth pop culture, will expand this year to include television in a recognition of the power of the small screen.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:53:39

Emma Watson is Belle of the ball in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

It is a tale as old as time (or one dating back to the 1990s, at least): Disney dusts off an animated classic, adds bells, whistles and real people, and everyone makes a fortune.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:48:39

Hong Kong int'l film, TV event kicks off

People visit Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) in Hong Kong, south China, March 13, 2017. The FILMART, with the participation of over 800 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions, kicked off here Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 8:57:58

Iran's film "Wishbone" wins award at US film festival

Iranian film "Wishbone" by director Ali Atshani won the best feature film and best director of the year awards at the WIND International Film Festival in Hollywood, reported Tehran Times daily on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 7:51:11

King Kong reigns supreme

In the box-office battle of the beasts, King Kong easily conquered Wolverine.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/13 17:23:39