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Protests delay Bollywood film

Indian filmmakers said they have delayed indefinitely the release of a Bollywood historical epic about a legendary Hindu queen that has been the subject of weeks of violent protests.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/21 18:38:40

Havana film festival not to be affected by recent US restrictions

The upcoming Havana International of the New Latin American Cinema 2017 will not be "affected" by the recent US travel and trade measures against Cuba, said the event's director Ivan Giroud on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 13:28:45

Josh Gad on ‘Frozen,’ Christmas and the wonder of childhood

When Frozen was being planned five years ago, its star Josh Gad was relatively unknown and its writers' grandest ambition was simply to tell a story that "didn't suck."
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 18:13:39

‘Explosion’ to release amid fierce competition

Explosion, the crime action film that closed out this year's Shanghai International Film Festival, will hit screens nationwide on November 24, the film's producers announced at a media event on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 17:48:40

‘Justice League’ takes no.1

It might have scored top of the North American box office, but Justice League didn't have the super opening weekend predicted, falling short of expectations with takings of $96 million, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 17:48:39

Hong Kong holds film festival in London

To mark the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Saturday night held a film festival "Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017" at the Ham Yard Hotel in central London.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 7:06:59

So bad it’s good

In 2003, The Room opened in California and quickly became known as the "Citizen Kane of bad movies" - a melodrama so poor that it went on to gain cult status.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/15 18:03:39

Ministry of Public Security’s Shield Entertainment Center to work with Chinese streaming platform iQiyi

In a press release sent to the Global Times on Tuesday, Chinese streaming platform iQiyi announced that it has entered into a five-year cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Public Security's Shield Entertainment Center, which mainly works on police-themed TV and movie productions, to produce new TV and film works.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 17:58:41

Alibaba’s Jack Ma fails to win applause with kung fu debut

Similar to how people never imagined that a school teacher-turned entrepreneur would one day build one of the largest e-commerce empires in the world some 30 years ago, it is hard to believe that Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, can now be considered a film star.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 18:03:40

Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ remains a box-office smash, thundering into second weekend with $56.6 million take

After a smashing start in its first weekend in theaters, Thor: Ragnarok thundered to the box office top spot once again this week, taking $56.6 million, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/13 17:53:39

Alibaba's Jack Ma fails to win applause with kung fu debut

Similar to how people never imagined that a school teacher-turned entrepreneur would one day build one of the largest e-commerce empires in the world some 30 years ago, it is hard to believe that Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, can now be considered a film star.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:38:39

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ beats out ‘Thor: Ragnarok’on first day in China despite mixed reviews

The newest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s detective novel Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh’s latest crime drama of the same name became one of the hottest titles in Chinese mainland theaters after it debuted on Friday, the same day as the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:23:39

Hollywood and China embrace more animation co-productions

Aimed at stimulating international co-productions and strategic alliances in the cultural and entertainment sectors, animation projects between China and Hollywood are leading the charge in film production and elsewhere.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 16:38:39

International Film Festival & Awards Macao coming in December

With Hollywood star Jeremy Renner, actress Miriam Yeung, Chinese action star Donnie Yen and rising South Korean star D.O. acting as its talent ambassadors and veteran director John Woo as festival ambassador, the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) is scheduled to be held from December 8-14 in the coastal city.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 17:08:39

Greta Gerwig explores complexities of growing up in 'Lady Bird'

"Why won't you call me Lady Bird? You promised that you would." That is the line that popped into actor and filmmaker Greta Gerwig's head one day and went on to become the opening statement from the precocious teenage heroine of her directorial debut, Lady Bird.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/8 17:43:39

Uphill climb for ‘Justice League’

Saving Metropolis and Gotham City from the clutches of evil supervillains might be enough pressure for the average caped crusader but the cast of the forthcoming Justice League film also face another equally-terrifying foe: film critics.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/8 17:38:39

Vincent Kok’s ‘Two Wrongs Make A Right’ sets eyes on Singles’ Day audiences

Rom-coms have always performed well in China. Chinese movie Two Wrongs Make A Right is looking to capitalize on this fact and the upcoming Singles' Day holiday on Saturday by serving up a helping of romance and laughter to audiences on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 18:43:39

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Rules Box Office

Disney-Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations - the fourth best launch of 2017.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/6 18:38:39