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New Spock for 'Star Trek'

Actor Ethan Peck - whose grandfather was Hollywood legend Gregory Peck - has been cast as iconic half-Vulcan science officer Spock in CBS's Star Trek: Discovery.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 17:48:41

Romance film 'Ice Cream Lover' to hit the silver screen in September

Chinese director Tong Jiangnan's latest work, Ice Cream Lover starring mainland actress Yao Xintong and Taiwan actor Leon Jay Williams, will be screened on September 21, the director announced at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 17:48:39

Who will be the biggest winner at the Chinese mainland box office?

July and August are widely seen as a golden time of the year for the box office, as large numbers of students, families and couples head to cinemas to escape the summer heat. With autumn right around the corner, industry analysts are starting to look at which film will be the biggest winner of the summer at the Chinese mainland box office.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 17:48:39

'The Meg' chomps up competition at N.America box office

The North American box office was under attack from sci-fi horror film The Meg this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday, as it more than doubled the earnings of its closest competitor to claim the top spot.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 17:53:39

American-Chinese co-production 'The Meg' tops North American box office in opening weekend

An American-Chinese co-production, "The Meg," dominated North American box office with an estimated 44.5 million US dollars in its opening weekend, well surpassing all expectations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 8:17:12

Sarajevo film fest honors Turkish Palme d'Or winner

Turkish director and Cannes Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan on Friday received an outstanding contribution award at the opening of the Sarajevo film festival.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 17:48:40

Cold War film opens Sarajevo Film Festival

A Cold War film by Oscar-winning Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski opened the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) in Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) capital on Friday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 6:57:58

Anti-hero 'Deadpool' gives life to Fox

Media group 21st Century Fox, most of which is being sold to Walt Disney Co., on Wednesday topped earnings expectations with help from the latest film devoted to anti-hero Deadpool.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/9 16:38:39

Academy Awards organizers announce event to add 'best popular film' category, shorten gala ceremony

Organizers of the Oscars - under fire for plummeting ratings and accused of elitism - on Wednesday announced the creation of a new category for top blockbusters and said they would shorten the ceremony to attract more viewers.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/9 16:33:39

Robert Redford retiring from acting at 81

Robert Redford, the screen legend and Oscar winner, has announced that he's retiring from acting at the grand old age of 81, with upcoming movie The Old Man & The Gun his last gig in front of the camera.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 17:58:39

Animated film 'Flavors of Youth' demonstrates stronger coproduction ties between China and Japan

Featuring three stories set in Chinese cities drawn by a crew primarily made up of Japanese animators, the new Sino-Japanese animated coproduction Flavors of Youth has set out to bring smiles to the faces of anime lovers around the globe.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 17:48:39

"Hello Mr. Billionaire" continues to lead Chinese box office

"Hello Mr. Billionaire" continued to lead the Chinese box office in the week ending Aug. 5, earning about 1.04 billion yuan, China Film News reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:32:24

Cruise beats Pooh at box office

Tom Cruise continued to test the limits of the possible this weekend as Mission Impossible - Fallout clung for a second week to the top spot in North American theaters, beating new Disney film Christopher Robin, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/6 18:22:56

Patrick Stewart to reprise 'Star Trek' role in new series

Actor Patrick Stewart delighted fans on Saturday by boldly going back to his role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he said he will reprise in a new Star Trek series.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/6 18:18:39

Chinese crime action film 'Project Gutenberg' set to debut in September

Starring renowned Hong Kong stars Chow Yun Fat and Aaron Kwok, Chinese crime action film Project Gutenberg, directed by Hong Kong director Felix Chong, is scheduled to hit Chinese mainland theaters on September 30, the producers announced at a Beijing press conference on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 17:28:39

Weinstein seeks to toss sex crimes case over 'warm' emails

Harvey Weinstein's defense lawyer on Friday demanded that a New York court dismiss the sex crimes charges against him, explosively disclosing "warm" emails between the disgraced Hollywood tycoon and his alleged rape victim, in which she wrote "I love you."
Source: AFP | 2018/8/5 16:43:39

Chinese box office in July hits all-time high

Box office sales in China reached 6.96 billion yuan (1.02 billion US dollars) in July, making the month the highest-earning July of all time in the national film market, China Film News reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 13:39:53

New US series spotlights Trayvon Martin killing

The killing of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who went to a Florida store for Skittles but was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer, inflamed the US in 2012.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/1 17:08:40