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Chinese sci-fi blockbuster 'The Wandering Earth' catches audiences at home and abroad in its gravitational pull

New sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth had gained a lot of attention from Chinese media and audiences long before its premiere in the Chinese mainland on February 5 as it is an adaptation of Hugo Award winning sci-fi writer Liu Cixin's novel of the same name and stars Wu Jing, the actor/director behind patriotic mega-hit Wolf Warrior 2.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 18:23:40

Directors of Netflix Catalonia documentary return award

The directors of Netflix documentary Two Catalonias said on Tuesday they had returned a German award because the involvement of Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont in the ceremony had "politicized" the "neutral" spirit of their work.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 17:38:40

Swinton overlooked daughter at first for starring film role

Tilda Swinton and a childhood friend prepared for months to make a film about a traumatic experience from their youth before realizing that the actress's daughter would be perfect for the starring role.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 16:23:40

Latest 'Lego' film clicks well enough to lead N.American box office

A new movie starring a bunch of interlocking plastic bricks has snapped its way to the top of North American box offices this weekend, according to industry estimates on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/11 17:48:39

'Roma' wins Bafta glory in new advance for Netflix

Netflix black-and-white production Roma triumphed at the Bafta film awards on Sunday, boosting Academy Award hopes for the US streaming giant despite concerns that its business model is undermining the film industry.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/11 16:53:39

Domestic sci-fi films dominate China's Spring Festival holiday period

After setting a new single day box-office record for the Chinese mainland with 1.44 billion yuan ($213 million) on Tuesday, the first day of the Chinese New Year, the seven-day Spring Festival holiday brought in an estimated total of 5.86 billion yuan, a 1.6 percent year-on-year increase from 2018's festival period.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/10 20:08:39

Binoche hails starring role for women as Berlin filmfest opens

Europe's first major film festival of the year, the Berlinale, kicked off on Thursday with jury president Juliette Binoche welcoming an unprecedented line-up of female directors.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/10 19:38:40

Chinese New Year's day box office sets a new record

The Chinese mainland film made 1.43 billion yuan ($212 million) at the box office on its Lunar New Year's day on February 5, a 11.7 percent increase over last year's 1.28 billion yuan, a new high.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/6 13:36:48

"Glass" tops North American box office for third weekend in a row

Universal's presentation of superhero thriller film "Glass" topped North American box office with an estimated 9.53 million US dollars for a third weekend in a row, leading the weakest Super Bowl weekend in nearly two decades.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/4 10:35:02

Chinese mainland's January box-office lowest since 2015

The Chinese mainland box office brought in a total of 3.36 billion yuan ($499 million) in January, 1.59 billion lower than the same period in 2018 for a 32.1 percent year-on-year decrease.
Source: Global Times - Agencies | 2019/2/1 18:03:40

'Alita: Battle Angel' gets lukewarm reception

Some 15 years in the making and after multiple delays, sci-fi epic Alita: Battle Angel finally arrived on Thursday, but the Japanese manga-inspired action film earned only lukewarm reviews.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/1 16:58:40

Superhero creator Stan Lee honored at TCL Chinese theater in Hollywood

Comic book giant Stan Lee, who dreamed up such pop culture icons as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Black Panther and countless others, has been honored in Hollywood by fans and celebrities.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/1 16:53:42

Wu Jing-led 'The Wandering Earth' shows how Chinese sci-fi film trends have grown hand in hand with the country's space program

A big market for Hollywood sci-fi blockbusters, China is now looking forward to domestic film The Wandering Earth putting the local film industry on par with the rest of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 16:58:40

First Indian film museum opens in home of Bollywood

From silent black-and-white films to colorful blockbusters bursting with song and dance, the evolution of Indian cinema is traced by a new museum in the home of Bollywood.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 19:03:41

Black, gay US TV actor Jussie Smollett from 'Empire' hospitalized after 'possible hate crime'

Black, openly-gay actor Jussie Smollett of the US television program Empire was hospitalized on Tuesday in Chicago following a possibly hate-motivated attack in which assailants tied a rope around his neck, police and his co-workers said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 18:18:40

Designer behind Transformers and Bumblebee sculptures gives Chinese legendary figures a robotic twist

"Mommy, is that real? Does it really live somewhere?" These are common questions most kids ask their parents after watching robot-themed TV shows and films such as the Transformers series.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 17:03:40

'Glass' stays at top

M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller Glass bested the competition at the North American box office for a second straight weekend, taking in $18.9 million, industry figures showed on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 16:38:40

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo comes to Chinese cinemas for the first time

A film featuring The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, debuted in Chinese cinemas in Beijing and Shanghai on Friday, bringing the live show that the tattoo performs for four weeks every August at the Edinburgh Art Festival to China for the first time ever.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:03:39