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Increasing film imports show closer cooperation between China and Russia

Counting the release of figure skating romance Ice on Friday and other films coming down the pipeline, it looks like more than five Russian films will be imported into the Chinese mainland this year, a prominent increase over the past two years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 17:28:40

Taiwan film 'Missing Johnny' banned from Chinese mainland after lead actor Lawrence Ko accused of supporting 'Taiwan independence'

Chinese authorities have decided to ban Taiwan film Missing Johnny, originally slated for April 13, in response to accusations that lead actor Lawrence Ko supports "Taiwan independence," announced An Fengshan, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, at a press conference on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 17:18:27

The ninth Golden Broom Awards 'celebrate' the worst in Chinese film

This year's Golden Broom Awards - China's equivalent to the US' Golden Raspberry Awards, which "awards" the worst movies of the previous year - crowned Buddies in India, Once Upon a Time and Pure Hearts: Into Chinese Showbiz as the most disappointing Chinese films of 2017 at a ceremony in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/27 18:58:40

'Pacific Rim' dethrones 'Black Panther'

Smash-'em up blockbuster Pacific Rim: Uprising sent shockwaves through the North American box office this weekend, claiming the top spot with takings of $28 million, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/26 17:58:39

US adult film star describes alleged affair with Trump

Stormy Daniels, a US adult film star who allegedly had a sexual relationship with President Donald Trump, told her story in an interview with a local current affairs program on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/26 12:51:31

Hollywood femme-fatale Hedy Lamarr's amazing double life

Once proclaimed "the most beautiful woman in the world," Hedy Lamarr is remembered as the silver screen siren who scandalized show business in a 1930s nude scene.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/25 17:58:39

Annual China Film Directors' Guild Awards announces nominees

Some of China's most influential film celebrities gathered on Thursday in Beijing to witness the announcement of the nominees for this year's China Film Directors' Guild Awards.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/25 17:33:39

'Pacific Rim: Uprising'disappoints in Chinese mainland despite topping weekend box office

The recent Pacific Rim: Uprising, one of the most promising films competing for audiences' wallets this month, has succeeded in bringing in an estimated 400 million yuan ($63.3 million) in the three days since its debut on Friday, despite a score of 5.8/10 on Chinese media review site Douban falling far lower than the first film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/25 17:28:39

Will 'Pacific Rim Uprising' succeed in China?

Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" seems like ages ago, but five years later, it's time to rise again as that film's sequel "Pacific Rim Uprising" made a strong impression on Friday both in China and the US.
Source: CGTN | 2018/3/25 9:18:55

Int'l Mediterranean Film Festival kicks off in northern Morocco

The 24th edition of the International Mediterranean Film Festival opened on Saturday in Morocco's northern city of Tetouan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/25 8:32:57

Ellen Barkin hits back at Terry Gilliam over #MeToo comments

The actress Ellen Barkin has hit back at Hollywood director Terry Gilliam after he said the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault has morphed into "mob rule."
Source: AFP | 2018/3/21 16:58:40

"Tomb Raider" tops Chinese box office

American adventure film "Tomb Raider" led the Chinese film market in the week ending March 18, earning 245 million yuan (about 38.7 million US dollars) in its debut weekend, China Film News reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 14:47:02

Guangzhou documentary festival accepting applications

Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival has started accepting applications worldwide.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 19:09:14

'Pacific Rim: Uprising' looks to win over China with Chinese elements

Legendary-Universal monster-fighting blockbuster Pacific Rim: Uprising is scheduled to open in China on Friday, a simultaneous release with the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 17:48:39

'Black Panther' clings to lead

Digging in its claws, Black Panther has clung to its box-office lead for a fifth straight weekend, taking in an estimated $27 million in North American theaters while fending off two new films, website Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/19 17:33:39

Academy Awards chief being investigated for sexual harassment

The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body which hands out the Oscars, is being investigated for sexual harassment, US media outlets reported on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/18 16:58:39

Gilliam Strikes out at #METOO

Hollywood director Terry Gilliam said Friday that the #MeToo movement has morphed into "mob rule," claiming that while some women suffered, others used Harvey Weinstein to further their careers.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/18 16:33:39

"Amazing China" passes 300 mln yuan box office

"Amazing China," a 90-minute documentary recording China's achievements over the last five years, had raked in over 300 million yuan (47 million US dollars) at the box office on the Chinese mainland as of Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 9:03:17