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Disney axes director James Gunn over offensive tweets

Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn has been axed from the third movie over a series of tweets posted several years ago.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/22 18:38:40

Warner Bros superheroes swoop into Comic-Con

Warner Bros closed the final full day of the Comic-Con International fanfest on Saturday as the belle of the ball, bringing its roster of superheroes to take a bow in San Diego.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/22 18:23:39

Belgian director Olivier Meys talks about his feature film focusing on Chinese streetwalkers in Paris

While normally Chinese women are rarely the focus of European films, Bitter Flowers, a 2017 film directed by Belgian director Olivier Meys, tackles the struggles of Chinese streetwalkers in Paris.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 19:08:39

75th Venice International Film Festival to hold Focus on China section for the third year

The Focus on China section, which aims to introduce more Chinese films to Europe, will be returning to the Venice International Film Festival (VIFF) for its third year, organizers announced at a launch ceremony held at the Embassy of Italy in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 18:58:40

Zhang Yimou's new film 'Shadow' to screen in Chinese mainland cinemas in September

A new trailer and a series of black-and-white ink wash-style posters for Chinese director Zhang Yimou's latest feature film Shadow, set to debut in the Chinese mainland on September 30, was released online on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 18:13:40

Black Panther's sister Shuri gets own spin-off comic

In Marvel's massively successful Black Panther film released this year, one of the major surprises was how the superhero's sister, tech genius Shuri, stole the show. Now, she is getting her own comic book series.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/18 18:13:39

130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con

Desk jockeys in eye-wateringly tight spandex will blur the line between fantasy and reality this week as they invade San Diego for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/17 17:53:39

Abrupt withdrawal of $113m-budget film 'Asura' sparks discussion about online movie review platforms in China

Asura, China's most expensive film in recent years, made an abrupt departure from mainland cinemas just three days after its debut during which time the $113 million-budget fantasy flick only pulled in 48 million yuan ($7 million).
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 17:43:39

Roles of JYP Entertainment actresses revealed

On Monday a Tencent entertainment report released the upcoming film and TV schedule for three South Korean actresses with the JYP Entertainment talent agency.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 18:38:40

From Austria with love

In the last installment of his adventures, filmgoers saw James Bond dice with death in the Austrian Alps. Now in the same location, 3,000 meters above sea level, a museum dedicated to the world of the fictional spy has opened its doors.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/15 17:38:39

William Chan interacts with fans at iQiyi VIP Fanmeet

Chinese actor and singer William Chan attended a fan meet hosted by streaming site iQiyi in Beijing on Friday. As a spokesman for the site's VIP members, he interacted with fans and thanked them for standing with him and supporting him over the years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 17:28:41

Animation icon Genndy Tartakovksy draws blood for Drac's return

When triple Emmy-winning animation guru Genndy Tartakovsky put together the final touches for 2015's Hotel Transylvania 2 he decided he'd had enough of his old pal Count Dracula.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/12 17:13:40

S. Korea approves rare screening of N. Korea films

South Korea approved a rare screening of North Korean movies at a local film festival on Tuesday, as a diplomatic thaw gains pace following two landmark summits between their leaders.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/11 18:13:41

Emmy nominations set to be a race between old favorites

Television industry watchers are expecting past winners to relive old glories on Thursday as Hollywood's awards season kicks into high gear with the announcement of the Emmy nominations.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/11 17:58:40

$113m-budget Chinese fantasy film 'Asura' to hit mainland theaters

Boasting a 750 million yuan ($113.5 million) budget, Chinese fantasy production Asura will make its debut in the Chinese mainland on Friday, the film's producers announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 18:03:40

Weinstein pleads not guilty to crimes against third woman

Harvey Weinstein on Monday pleaded not guilty to sex crimes against a third woman, as prosecutors plough on with a case that the #MeToo movement hopes will end with the disgraced Hollywood mogul sent to prison.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/10 17:53:39

'Ant-Man and Wasp' fly to top

The Disney/Marvel film Ant-Man and the Wasp swatted away competition over the weekend, logging $76 million in ticket sales in North America, according to industry estimates on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/9 17:53:39

Race to restore Myanmar's film classics for a second screening

The restoration of a 1934 black-and-white action movie, famed for high-octane stunts including a hot-air balloon escape and a jungle shootout against teakwood thieves, has energized efforts to salvage more of Myanmar's decaying cinematic heritage.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/9 17:48:39