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Aamir Khan film 'Secret Superstar' lives up to the hype to become king of the Chinese mainland weekend box office

Secret Superstar, the Indian musical comedy, lived up to expectations by topping the weekend box office in China with 172 million yuan ($26.85 million) after its premiere on January 19.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 18:53:40

Chinese filmmakers choosing 2D over 3D for their films

It seems that the 3D craze in the Chinese mainland is starting to cool off. Monster Hunt 2, the sequel to the 2015 box office champion Monster Hunt, will only release in 2D when it premieres on February 16 in China, even though the first film came out in both 2D and 3D. Monster Hunt 2 is not the only blockbuster film to stick to 2D. When Legend of the Demon Cat, veteran director Chen Kaige's latest fantasy film, debuted in December of 2017, a 3D version of the film was conspicuously absent, despite the fact that most Chinese fantasy films tend to feature a 3D version.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 17:58:39

Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines

Hollywood producers on Friday outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets in a response to revelations of misconduct that have shaken the entertainment industry in recent months.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/21 16:23:39

Chinese movies earn 4 bln yuan abroad in 2017

Chinese movies earned 4.25 billion yuan (662.7 million US dollars) in overseas markets in 2017, 11.19 percent more than the year before, according to Friday's China Film News.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 15:18:59

Film festival in Istanbul focuses on cats

A film festival dedicated to cats is running in Istanbul, evoking deep emotions among movie-goers toward cats in different cultures.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:43:17

Nostalgia and willingness to tackle sensitive subjects helps Chinese director Li Fangfang find an audience

Chinese film Forever Young, a nostalgic drama that released nearly five years after shooting was completed, has become a hot topic of discussion among Chinese filmgoers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 19:26:02

Chinese film 'Asura' releases new trailer, posters

The producers of big-budget Chinese fantasy film Asura, released a new trailer and posters for the film at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 17:58:39

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg's 'The Post'

The Lebanese government has allowed the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, The Post, overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a ministry said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/18 17:32:26

Aamir Khan says hope to cooperate with Chinese talents in film industry

China and India should definitely cooperate in making a film which blends the two cultures and strike a chord with audiences of both sides, Indian actor Aamir Khan told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 14:35:40

Chinese movie 'The Drifting Red Balloon' to hit theaters on Friday

The Drifting Red Balloon, the latest work from Chinese director Zheng Laizhi, is set to hit big screens across the mainland on Friday, the director announced at a pre-screening event on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 18:03:39

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/17 17:58:40

Actress Diane Kruger says Hollywood changing because 'men are scared'

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said on Monday that the #MeToo movement had scared powerful men but she was afraid that change may be short-lived.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 17:13:39

'Master of None' actor Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has acknowledged a sexual encounter with an anonymous accuser but insisted it was "completely consensual."
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 17:08:39

"The Greatest Showman" hits all the right notes

Set in colorful, mid-1800's New York City, Hugh Jackman's hit musical "The Greatest Showman" is hitting all the high notes, pulling in 94.5 million US dollars in North America and more than 100 million dollars internationally, through Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:08:19

New Aamir Khan film looks to recreate success of 'Dangal' in the Chinese mainland

Following the tremendous box-office success of Dangal in China, Secret Superstar, another Aamir Khan film, is set to hit Chinese mainland theaters on January 19. While Indian films that screen in the Chinese mainland usually debut at least six months after their premiere on their home turf, Secret Superstar is coming out after just a three-month delay, indicating that the Chinese distributors of the film, China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution, has high hopes for its performance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 18:28:39

'Coco' guitars all the rage in Mexico

Salvador Meza has been making guitars since he was a boy, but his leathery hands have never had to churn them out as fast as now – thanks to the hit movie Coco.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 16:18:40

Marvel creates Chinese superheroes to draw Asia fans

Chinese superheroes will soon be joining the pantheon of larger-than-life Marvel universe mainstays Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, a company official said as the comic book giant makes a major thrust into Asia.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 16:18:40

Old Summer Palace replica to fully open to public in 2019

A controversial replica of the Old Summer Palace will be fully open to public in July 2019, the project's main investor Xu Wenrong said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/13 23:20:24