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‘Step’ up

A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary Step, out in US theaters this week.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/6 15:43:39

"Wolf Warrior 2" takes second place in China's all-time box office

"Wolf Warrior 2", a Chinese action film, has leaped into the second place in China's all-time box office sales, surpassing "The Fate of the Furious" on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/6 14:54:42

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury talks about new biopic, new season and new career

Friday is a big day for Stephon Marbury, as this is the day that My Other Home, a biopic about why the former NBA player moved to China to continue his basketball career and how he made a name for himself in the country. The choice of title was deliberate as Marbury wanted to deliver the message that he sees China, and Beijing in particular, as his home away from home.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 18:33:39

‘Borg/McEnroe’ to open TIFF

Toronto's International Film Festival served up an ace Monday, announcing it would open with a movie depicting the epic rivalry between tennis legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/1 18:03:39

Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian children in Lebanon go to school

George and Amal Clooney plan to help nearly 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says around 200,000 Syrian refugee children are out of education.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/1 18:03:39

Movie about PLA inspires Chinese youth

Since its release, new film "The Founding of An Army" has been inspiring Chinese youth across the nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/1 8:31:37

"Wolf Warriors 2" tops Chinese box office

"Wolf Warriors 2", a domestic war film, topped the Chinese box office with a revenue of about 987 million yuan (about 150 million US dollars) in the week ending July 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/1 8:26:44

‘Dunkirk’ stays on top in N.America

World War II epic Dunkirk stayed at the top of the North American box office for the second straight weekend, industry data showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/31 17:23:39

Patriotism helps Chinese military action flick ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ reach No.2 on list of highest single-day earnings for a domestic film

While Chinese films are given a chance to shine in July - a month in which foreign films are traditionally kept from Chinese mainland cinemas - not many could have predicted that Wolf Warrior 2, a film with few well-known stars, would steal the spotlight after its debut last Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 17:33:40

Venice Film Festival unveils lineup

The upcoming Venice Film Festival will be rife with global talent, world premieres and potential Oscar contenders, according to the lineup unveiled by festival Director Alberto Barbera on Thursday in Rome.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/28 7:18:57

Director of harrowing ‘Detroit’ hopes film starts dialogue on race

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow brought her powerful interpretation of Detroit's racially charged 1967 riots home to the city in the world premiere of Detroit, saying she hoped the film would encourage a wider dialogue nationwide.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/27 17:33:39

Bateman honored

Emmy-nominated actor Jason Bateman was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, 30 years after breaking into the movies in Teen Wolf Too.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/27 15:23:39

Women in focus at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival

Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will focus this year on female directors, screenwriters and actresses, in response to criticism that such events are too male-dominated.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 15:48:39

Leo and Kate will be your date, for the right price

Ever yearned to swap tales of the sea with Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet?
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 15:48:39

Next James Bond film set for November 2019; no word if actor Daniel Craig will return as 007

James Bond is returning to movie theaters in November 2019, producers said on Monday, but they did not say who will play Britain's most famous fictional spy.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/25 18:08:40

Hong Kong director brings fresh outlook on Chinese mainland war films

With its star-studded cast, historical war drama The Founding of an Army is without a doubt one of the most eye-catching Chinese films of the year. However, as a film depicting the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which celebrates its 90th anniversary on August 1, many moviegoers are concerned that the film might feel more like a history lecture than an entertaining summer blockbuster.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 17:58:40

Marvel brings Thor, new king Black Panther for Comic-Con

Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney's Marvel studios' upcoming superhero movies at San Diego's Comic-Con.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/24 17:33:39

‘Dunkirk’ wins top spot

Big-budget World War II epic Dunkirk stormed to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend on the strength of stellar reviews and a sterling big screen debut by pop star Harry Styles, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/24 16:38:39