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Academy Award nominations: All the fun facts and figures

The nominations for the 91st Oscars were announced on Tuesday, with Roma and The Favourite leading the pack.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 18:53:40

The worst of 2018

John Travolta's mob movie flop Gotti and US President Donald Trump were nominated on Monday for the Razzie Awards for the worst films of 2018 after a year that organizers called full of disasters - both on and off screen.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/22 18:28:40

Chinese film about a village couple wins award at Indian festival

Chinese film Red Flower and Green Leaves won the Silver Sparrow for Best International Feature at the New Deli Diorama International Film Festival on Sunday, the film's producer announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 18:13:40

Ryan Reynolds cancels arm surgery to promote 'Once Upon a Deadpool' in China

The PG-13 edit of Deadpool 2, Once Upon a Deadpool, is expected to debut in the Chinese mainland on Friday with a screen share of 82.4 percent, according to China Box Office. If true, that means the film will set a record for the highest-ever screen share for a movie in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 17:33:39

CIA agent Tony Mendez, hero of film 'Argo,' passes away at age 78

Former CIA agent Tony Mendez, who engineered a creative way to smuggle US hostages out of Iran in 1980 and was immortalized in the Hollywood film Argo, died of complications from Parkinson's Disease, his family announced. He was 78.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 16:48:39

'Escape Room' producer talks about the thriller's release in Chinese mainland

Thriller Escape Room made its big screen debut in the Chinese mainland on Friday, becoming the highest-earning film of the eight new films released that day with 12.6 million yuan. The film currently has an 8.7/10 on Chinese ticketing platform Maoyan and a 7.4/10 on media review site Douban.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/20 17:33:39

Director Ning Hao's 'Crazy Alien' to hit big screens on February 5

Crazy Alien, the third movie in Chinese director Ning Hao's Crazy series, will hit Chinese big screens on February 5, the first day of the Chinese New Year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/20 16:38:39

The show must go on... without a host

Hollywood's biggest night - the Oscars - is set to take place next month without a host for the first time in 30 years, after comedian Kevin Hart pulled out of the gig and no suitable replacement was found.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/20 16:33:40

What is Peppa? New film trailer snatches the attention of Chinese film audiences

What is Peppa? A trailer released Thursday afternoon for the upcoming Peppa Pig film, which is also the first film of the series to be released in Chinese mainland theaters, has received wide applause from Chinese audiences, industry insiders and even celebrities.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/18 13:28:40

Imported movies staying longer in cinemas a sign of change for the Chinese mainland film market

Sony's Golden Globe-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has received a one-month extension to its miyao (code key) in Chinese mainland theaters. Not long before, another superhero flick, Aquaman, had also received an extension, meaning that both Hollywood films will still be in theaters during the Spring Festival holiday period, a time normally reserved for domestic films.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 17:33:40

Ukrainian animated film 'Stolen Princess' to make China debut

Ukrainian animated film The Stolen Princess will hit Chinese cinema screens on Friday, the film's producers announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 16:43:40

Top Bollywood director Hirani denies sexual assault allegations

Renowned Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani has denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a colleague over a period of six months in 2018.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/15 18:13:40

Unlikely film finds an 'Upside' in theaters

In a movie era dominated by thrillers and superheroes, few saw this coming: The weekend's top box-office draw in North America was The Upside, the story of a wealthy quadriplegic and his ex-convict caregiver.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/14 17:08:40

Animated film to spotlight bear that served in World War II

During World War II, Wojciech Narebski and his fellow Polish servicemen had to lift crate after heavy metal crate of artillery. Fortunately for them, one of the soldiers had superhuman strength: Corporal Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/14 16:58:39

China movie box office revenue to reach 78 bln yuan by 2021: Nomura

China's movie box office income is expected to see an average annual increase of 9 percent by 2021, a Nomura report showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 14:57:35

Chinese film wins jury award at Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival

Chinese film "Dead pigs" won a jury award Saturday at the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 14:56:28

Back from sabbatical

Former Disney animation chief John Lasseter, who resigned last year after acknowledging he made staff feel uncomfortable with unwanted hugs, has landed a new job at Skydance Media, the company said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 16:53:41

Russian region nurtures local film boom

In Russia's remote Yakutia region the film industry is booming, despite shooting schedules being restricted by some of the coldest winters on Earth and directors blaming "spirits" for disturbing the production crew.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 16:48:40