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'Mission Impossible-Fallout' crew receive a warm welcome in Beijing

To promote the film, director Christopher McQuarrie – also director for the franchise's fifth film – and lead stars Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill and Simon Pegg attended a premiere press event at the Imperial Ancestral Temple near the Forbidden City in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 18:08:41

Star Ryan Gosling took flying lessons for new astronaut film

Hollywood star Ryan Gosling said on Wednesday that he tried to learn to fly to play astronaut Neil Armstrong in an emotional new biopic about the strong but silent space hero.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/30 17:43:40

Redgrave makes plea for refugees

Legendary British actress Vanessa Redgrave made an impassioned plea on behalf of refugees while accepting the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at this year's Venice International Film Festival on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/30 17:28:40

Women directors slam 'toxic masculinity' of Venice film festival

The Venice film festival was slammed for its "toxic masculinity" as it opened on Wednesday with just one female director represented among its most mouth-watering line-up in decades.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/30 16:23:40

Anticipation high for Indian wrestling film 'Sultan,' Salman Khan's second movie to hit Chinese cinemas this year

Following in the footsteps of Aamir Khan's record-breaking sports film Dangal, another Indian film focusing on Indian wrestlers, Sultan, is set to release in the Chinese mainland on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 18:48:42

Romance isn't yet dead

Once the quintessential spot for young love, the drive-in movie theater has by and large gone the way of the record player, a vestige of retro nostalgia.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/28 18:38:41

US playwright Neil Simon passes away at 91

Neil Simon, the prolific and Pulitzer Prize-winning US playwright celebrated as the king of comedy who won more Oscar and Tony nominations combined than any other showbiz writer, died on Sunday. He was 91.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/28 18:33:41

More riches for 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Rom-com Crazy Rich Asians continued to sparkle in North America, topping the box office for the second weekend running, according to industry estimates on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/27 17:28:39

After 'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Searching' breaks more new ground

The Asians in new movie Searching are neither rich nor crazy, but the contemporary thriller is in some ways as ground-breaking as the big romantic comedy currently making waves in Hollywood.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/26 16:28:39

Asia greets 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Crazy Rich Asians has been hailed as a win for diversity in Hollywood, but in much of Asia the movie is being greeted with little more than a shrug.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/23 18:33:40

#MeToo takes a hit with Asia Argento underage sex allegations

The #MeToo campaign has proved an irresistible force since emerging from the carnage of Hollywood's abuse and harassment scandal - dominating the conversation on sexual misconduct.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/23 18:03:40

Argento denies abuse allegations

Italian actress and sexual abuse campaigner Asia Argento denied on Tuesday having had a sexual relationship five years ago with an underage teen, calling the allegations part of "a long-standing persecution."
Source: AFP | 2018/8/22 17:23:40

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle quits new Bond movie

Daniel Craig's last outing as 007 was plunged into turmoil on Tuesday as the team behind the 25th James Bond movie announced that Oscar-winning British director Danny Boyle was quitting the project.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/22 17:18:39

Jennifer Garner honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jennifer Garner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday to honor a glittering career that has included roles in acclaimed movies from Juno to Dallas Buyers Club.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/21 18:43:40

'Crazy Rich Asians' takes No.1

Highly anticipated rom-com Crazy Rich Asians - the first Hollywood film with an mainly Asian cast in a generation - dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend, claiming the top spot, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/20 17:48:40

Comedy 'Oolong Courtyard' to storm cinemas on Friday

After more than two decades, Taiwan director Chu Yen-ping's Shaolin martial arts comedy franchise will finally return to cinemas in the Chinese mainland on Friday with Oolong Courtyard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 19:48:40

Chinese filmgoers mixed over Hollywood watershed 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Rich, dashing man sweeps sweet young girl off her feet. It's the fantasy to launch a thousand love stories, but Hollywood's latest rom-com oozes more than sentimental escapism.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2018/8/16 19:43:40

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