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Director of harrowing ‘Detroit’ hopes film starts dialogue on race

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow brought her powerful interpretation of Detroit's racially charged 1967 riots home to the city in the world premiere of Detroit, saying she hoped the film would encourage a wider dialogue nationwide.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/27 17:33:39

Bateman honored

Emmy-nominated actor Jason Bateman was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, 30 years after breaking into the movies in Teen Wolf Too.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/27 15:23:39

Women in focus at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival

Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will focus this year on female directors, screenwriters and actresses, in response to criticism that such events are too male-dominated.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 15:48:39

Leo and Kate will be your date, for the right price

Ever yearned to swap tales of the sea with Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet?
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 15:48:39

Next James Bond film set for November 2019; no word if actor Daniel Craig will return as 007

James Bond is returning to movie theaters in November 2019, producers said on Monday, but they did not say who will play Britain's most famous fictional spy.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/25 18:08:40

Hong Kong director brings fresh outlook on Chinese mainland war films

With its star-studded cast, historical war drama The Founding of an Army is without a doubt one of the most eye-catching Chinese films of the year. However, as a film depicting the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which celebrates its 90th anniversary on August 1, many moviegoers are concerned that the film might feel more like a history lecture than an entertaining summer blockbuster.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 17:58:40

Marvel brings Thor, new king Black Panther for Comic-Con

Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney's Marvel studios' upcoming superhero movies at San Diego's Comic-Con.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/24 17:33:39

‘Dunkirk’ wins top spot

Big-budget World War II epic Dunkirk stormed to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend on the strength of stellar reviews and a sterling big screen debut by pop star Harry Styles, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/24 16:38:39

‘Ready Player One’

Thousands of fans were treated to a first look at Steven Spielberg's hotly anticipated sci-fi adventure Ready Player One at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 18:18:39

'Home Alone' Dad John Heard passes away at 72

Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the hit 1990s-era Home Alone films, has died, according to US media. He was 72.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 18:13:39

Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman

Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros presentation Saturday that introduced Justice League and announced a sequel to summer smash hit Wonder Woman.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 17:58:40

New Chinese ‘Tarantino-esque’ animated film inspires confidence in the future of the industry

For a long while animated films produced in China have been labeled as childish and lacking in quality, but in recent years a streak of high quality works have started to change people's opinions about the animation industry in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 18:38:39

Tunisia court bans US superhero film ‘Wonder Woman’ over Israeli actress Gal Gadot

A Tunisian court has banned the US film Wonder Woman, which stars an Israeli actress, more than a month after the film had been scheduled to open at cinemas in the Arab state, a legal source said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/20 17:18:39

Smart mouth superhero Deadpool opens fire in virtual reality game

Smart-mouthed, mayhem-prone anti-hero Deadpool made a virtual reality debut on Wednesday in a Marvel Powers United VR game being tailored for Oculus Rift gear.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/20 17:13:40

Film featuring basketball star Stephon Marbury set to hit the big screen on August 4

Chinese film My Other Home, starring CBA basketball player Stephon Marbury, has been moved to August 4, Hairun Pictures announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 17:18:39

Hollywood honors Stan Lee

Stan Lee, whose Marvel superheroes have dominated popular culture for half a century, was honored Tuesday when he plunged his hands and feet into cement at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/19 17:13:40

Harry Styles shines in debut film 'Dunkirk'

The path from pop to screen stardom is strewn with the wreckage of a thousand broken dreams but British singer Harry Styles may have pulled it off first time in wartime epic Dunkirk.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/18 17:03:39

‘Apes’ swings to top

War for the Planet of the Apes won this weekend's battle of the box office in North America, riding on strong reviews and ever more natural-looking apes to take $56.3 million.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/18 16:53:39