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Kiwi Waititi brings his special touch to Hollywood with ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Known mostly for his inventive, low-budget comedies, Taika Waititi joked last year that his deeply affecting and funny adventure Hunt for the Wilderpeople was The Revenant, without any money."
Source: AFP | 2017/10/26 16:13:40

US director James Toback accused by 38 women of sexual harassment

The Hollywood sexual abuse scandal widened on Monday after 38 women were said to have accused US film director James Toback of unwanted sexual encounters over a period of decades.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/24 17:48:39

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" tops Chinese box office

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" dominated the Chinese film market during its debut week ending Oct. 22, earning 246 million yuan (37.1 million US dollars), China Film News reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/24 15:38:05

Thailand movie ‘Bad Genius’ wins big in China

Currently the highest-earning Thailand-produced film in China, Bad Genius has brought in more than 221 million yuan ($33.3 million) after only 11 days in the Chinese mainland, the world's second largest movie market, according to the box-office site on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/23 17:53:39

‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ wakes up box office on flat weekend

It was a dismal weekend for North American cinemas - but Liongates' Boo 2! A Madea Halloween managed to scare some life back into the box office, bagging the top spot, according to industry estimates Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/23 17:48:39

International Student Film and Video Festival looks to improve international lines of communication

The Beijing Film Academy's 16th International Student Film and Video Festival (ISFVF) kicked off on Sunday with six short films screened after the opening ceremony.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/23 17:43:40

"Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" dominates North American box office in opening weekend

Lionsgate's comedy horror film "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" dominated North American box office with an estimated 21.65 million US dollars in its opening weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/23 8:11:29

Korean, Iranian dramas share top prize at Asia's leading film fes

ASouth Korean drama about desperate teens and a movie that exposes the hardships of daily life in the Iranian capital Tehran shared the top prize at Asia’s premier film festival on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/22 17:53:39

New Chinese film 'Road to the Sky' tells story of WWII China-Myanmar supply lifeline nicknamed the 'Second Great Wall'

While for most Chinese today, the Burma Road is nothing more than a name in history books, but for Chinese mainland filmmaker Wang Yi, bringing the history of this vital World War II supply line that connected Kunming in China’s Yunnan Province to Lashio in Myanmar (then known as Burma) onto the big screen has been a rewarding endeavor that has taken up the past three years of his life.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/22 17:18:39

Int'l films claim most top awards at 53rd Chicago Int'l Film Festival

Films from Argentina, Poland, Senegal, Iran, Colombia, Spain and other countries took home most of the top honors at the award ceremony of the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) held om Chicago on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/22 6:31:54

Policies help Chinese film industry hit big time following 18th CPC Congress

The past five years have seen tremendous changes in the Chinese film industry. The domestic film market has more than doubled in size while overseas sales of Chinese films have heated up since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 20:28:39

Chinese director Jia Zhangke talks about the rising power of BRICS countries' film industries and upcoming anthology film 'Where Has Time Gone!'

The first BRICS co-produced film, Where Has Time Gone?, is set to hit mainland cinemas on Thursday. Before its nationwide release, Jia Zhangke, executive producer and director of the Chinese section of the film, shared some behind-the-scene stories with Chinese media and film fans at a promotional event in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 18:28:39

‘Happy Death Day’ at No.1

Comedy horror slasher Happy Death Day had an excuse to celebrate this weekend as it stormed straight to the top of the North American box office, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/16 18:28:39

Romanian director brings China to Bucharest

The 8th edition of the film festival Cannes Film Festival in Bucharest is providing opportunity for Bucharesters to familiarize themselves with the latest Chinese cinema productions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 17:53:39

Silk Road brings China, Cannes in Bucharest

The 8th edition of the film festival entitled Les Films de Cannes a Bucharest (Cannes Film Festival in Bucharest) is an opportunity for Bucharesters to get more familiarized with the latest Chinese cinema productions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:27:43

"Happy Death Day" takes top spot at North American box office

American slasher film "Happy Death Day" took the top spot at North American box office in its opening weekend with an estimated 26.5 million US dollars, showing the latest success of horror genre this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:18:31

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ receives mixed reviews after Chinese mainland premiere despite huge marketing push

Film director Matthew Vaughn and actors Taron Egerton and Mark Strong ate "golden" hairy crabs and enjoyed glasses of "golden" rice wine at the official premiere ceremony for their new film Kingsman: The Golden Circle in Shanghai on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/15 17:28:40

Motion picture Academy kicks out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, vowing that the era of “shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior” in the movie industry was over.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/15 14:33:39