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Predictable me?

Reformed super-villain Gru adds to his burgeoning family on June 30 with the release of Despicable Me 3, which will likely push the gargantuan franchise past $3 billion at the box office.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/25 16:48:40

New documentary about orphaned wolf cub dispels misunderstandings about wolves

Wolves have a complex image in China. On one hand, many Chinese find them scary, which is why there are numerous stories about wolves harming people and other animals in traditional Chinese culture. On the other hand, Chinese also respect these animals because they are seen as being "courageous" and "tough."
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 19:28:39

Global Times interview with one of the stars of 'Return to the Wolves'

Seven years since Li Weiyi set her son-like young wolf free, she still clearly recalls the days with him.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 19:13:10

‘Journey to the West’ still a favorite go-to source for films and TV shows

Classic novel Journey to the West has been adapted so many times and in so many ways in China and overseas that people barely bat an eye when yet another adaptation of the story is announced.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 16:53:39

Daniel Day-Lewis to retire from acting

Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most acclaimed performers of his generation, has announced he is retiring.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/21 16:33:39

Removal of gay kiss from ‘Alien: Covenant’ sparks conversation about censorship standards

The removal of a gay kiss from the Chinese mainland version of Alien: Covenant, which released on Friday, has left many moviegoers in the country confused on just where the line lies when it comes to the depiction of same-sex relationships on big and small screens in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 16:58:39

Lifelong battle

Carrie Fisher had a cocktail of drugs including cocaine and ecstasy in her system when she suffered a fatal mid-air heart attack, a coroner's report revealed Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/20 16:53:39

‘Cars 3’ speeds to top

The action film starring Gal Gadot netted $40.8 million, for a total of $274.6 million in domestic ticket sales in three weeks, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/19 17:38:39

China signs film cooperation deals with B&R countries

Thirteen countries under the Belt and Road Initiative have signed memorandums of film cooperation and exchange with the organizers of the Shanghai International Film Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/19 9:06:38

40 countries to partake in int'l children film festival in Iran

Filmmakers from 40 countries will participate in the 30th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which will open in Iran's city of Esfahan on June 30, Press TV reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 22:17:24

Hollywood’s Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against publisher

Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson on Thursday won a lengthy defamation case against an Australian publisher that portrayed her as a serial liar, which she said cost her lucrative movie roles.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/15 18:03:40

IQiyi Pictures to adapt Thai comedy, Chinese stories of the supernatural

Thailand box-office hit comedy film ATM will be adapted into a Chinese movie, iQiyi Pictures announced on Wednesday when releasing its list of new film projects.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 18:03:39

Love of Chinese films, TV series motivates Vietnam youngsters to learn Chinese

Wearing pajamas and lying on her bed at her home in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, 19-year-old Nguyen Nhu Van wasn't planning to sleep anytime soon on Wednesday, despite it being midnight.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 15:06:06

"The Mummy" rules Chinese box office

Universal's fantasy movie "The Mummy" topped the Chinese box office with an estimated 356 million yuan (52.4 million US dollars) in the week ending June 11.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/13 15:47:18

China to the rescue

Despite a generally negative reaction from Chinese audiences, the Tom Cruise-led The Mummy remake performed very well in Chinese mainland theaters.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 18:03:39

"Wonder Woman" sinks "The mummy" at N. American box office

"Wonder Woman" of Warner Bros. easily remained atop the box office in North America for the second weekend in a row, taking in an estimated 57.18 million US dollars.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/12 8:58:15

Chinese streaming site iQiyi announces three projects to support self-produced content

Chinese streaming platform iQiyi is investing heavily in self-produced content similar to the way "Netflix does," said Wang Xiaohui, the site's chief officer of content, during a media briefing after the iQiyi Technology & Entertainment World 2017 Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 18:08:39

‘Lifelong commitment’

China and Kazakhstan signed a film co-production agreement on June 8. A key project under the agreement, co-production Composer began shooting the same day as the signing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 18:03:39