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Chinese netizens praise new manga anime film for its 'hooray of Japan’s defeat'

Chinese netizens have applauded the latest new episode of animation of the Japanese manga Doraemon series in which the leading characters hooray for the defeat of Japan in World War II, calling it "brave and a just view of history."
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 22:08:39

'M:I6' shoot halted as star Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt

Mission: Impossible 6 has halted filming after Tom Cruise broke his ankle in a botched stunt, the director confirmed Wednesday, while vowing not to push the film's release date back
Source: AFP | 2017/8/17 17:28:40

One last time

Daniel Craig, the British actor who famously complained he'd rather slash his wrists than play James Bond a fifth time, has finally confirmed he's returning as 007 after all... one last time.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/17 17:28:39

China blockbuster breaks into top 100 grossing films worldwide

Fresh from shattering China's box-office record, patriotic blockbuster Wolf Warrior 2 has claimed another slice of history by becoming the first non-Hollywood film to break into the top 100 all-time grossing movies worldwide.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/17 17:23:39

To enjoy the Chinese film Wolf Warrior II, shed your biases

Wolf Warrior II, an action film written by, directed by and staring Chinese actor Wu Jing, has become the first non-Hollywood movie ever to crack the list of 100 global box office champions, a dose of Chinese kung fu to Western-dominant movie markets.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/16 12:02:45

Out the door

India's film industry Monday welcomed the departure of the country's chief film censor, who had stoked controversy by axing James Bond's kissing scenes and briefly blocking the release of a movie for being too "lady-oriented."
Source: AFP | 2017/8/15 18:08:39

Hollywood hears howls at the door as Chinese action flick ‘Wolf Warrior II’ rakes in $650 million in a single market

If Hollywood hears a wolf at the door, it may well be Chinese director-producer-star turned wolfpack leader Wu Jing, whose recent effort, Wolf Warrior II, has gobbled up the competition to become a genuine cultural phenomenon, not only in China, but also in Hollywood.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 17:28:39

‘Annabelle’ leads box office

Horror, war or animal-centered comedy - take your pick. This weekend, horror prevailed on North American movie screens, with "scary as hell" film Annabelle: Creation pulling in $35 million in its first week out, more than paying off the $15 million Warner Bros spent on it, analysts said.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 17:23:39

‘Comfort women’ documentary focuses on victims as individuals

In the spirit of remembering the tragedies of the past in the hopes they will never happen again, a documentary featuring 22 Chinese "comfort women" premiered in Chinese mainland theaters Monday, which also marks the International Memorial Day for "Comfort Women."
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 17:53:40

Netflix discussing keeping Disney’s Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ films

Netflix Inc is in “active discussions” with Walt Disney Co about keeping Marvel and Star Wars films after 2019, when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop appearing on the streaming service, a senior executive said late on Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/13 17:28:39

Chinese documentary 'Mrs. Fang' wins top prize at Locarno

Mrs. Fang, Chinese director Wang Bing’s documentary about a family waiting to say goodbye to their elderly Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, scooped the top prize at the Locarno film festival in Switzerland Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/13 17:13:39

Filmmaker points out white opioid abusers often shown leniency

Filmmaker John Singleton said Wednesday the US' 1980s crack cocaine crisis was different from today's opioid epidemic in one crucial way - its victims were harshly punished because they were mainly black.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/10 16:58:39

'Manchester by the Sea' to be first foreign film distributed by Chinese art cinema alliance

Manchester by the Sea, the Oscar-winning film directed by Kenneth Lonergan, has set a release date of August 25 in the Chinese mainland. This marks the first time that China's Nationwide Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas, which was established last year, will distribute a foreign film to its cinemas.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 17:08:41

‘Magical Negro’: the racist cliche Hollywood won’t drop

One trope in filmmaking that is sure to draw scorn from culturally aware critics is the "Magical Negro" - a black character whose sole purpose is to help the white protagonist.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/8 17:03:39

'Wolf Warrior 2' tops China's all-time box office

Chinese action film "Wolf Warrior 2" has topped China's all-time box office sales as of Monday, surpassing "The Mermaid," a Chinese fantasy comedy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 15:46:58

‘Tower’ casts short shadow

Sony's sci-fi production The Dark Tower led ticket sales in North American theaters this weekend, but its estimated three-day take of a modest $19.5 million fell on a notably sluggish August weekend.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/7 16:28:39

"The Dark Tower" topped North American box office with lowest No.1 opening of 2017

Sony and MRC's "The Dark Tower" topped North American box office with an estimated 19.5 million US dollars, the lowest No.1 opening of 2017 so far.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/7 9:45:30

'Wolf Warrior 2' earns 3.1 billion yuan after 11 days, on the way to becoming highest-earning film in China

In its second weekend in mainland theaters, Chinese action film Wolf Warrior 2 earned an estimated 1.1 billion yuan ($163.51 million) bringing its total earnings at the mainland box office to 3.1 billion yuan (estimated). The film is currently the second-highest earning film in the Chinese mainland pushing past The Fate of the Furious' 2.66 billion yuan and right below Stephen Chow's 2016 fantasy romance film The Mermaid (3.39 billion yuan).
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 18:18:39