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Mahua FunAge tops weekend box office chart

Never Say Die, a Chinese romance comedy, topped the weekend box office with 307 million yuan ($46.14 million), followed by Jackie Chan-led US-China coproduced action thriller The Foreigner (146 million yuan).
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/10/2 16:56:08

Still going strong

For most action stars, 60 is a difficult age to continue their career. Yet, the 63-year-old Jackie Chan just finished his last action thriller The Foreigner, together with 74-year-old director Martin Campbell and 64-year-old actor Pierce Brosnan.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 18:43:39

Chinese filmgoers looking forward to Indian remake of classic Hong Kong film ‘Infernal Affairs’

Images of an undercover cop and a criminal suddenly breaking out into a dance routine during a dramatic fight scene rushed into the minds of numerous Chinese netizens on Wednesday after Warner Bros India and Mumbai-based Azure Entertainment announced they were teaming up to produce an Indian version of the 2002 Hong Kong gangster classic Infernal Affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 18:38:40

British Raindance Film Festival hosts China Day

The British Raindance Film Festival held a China Day event on Monday in London in conjunction with Dreamax, a Beijing based production and distribution outfit.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 16:23:39

Jackie Chan continues to promote Chinese martial arts at the age of 63

For most action stars, 60 is a difficult age to continue their career. Yet, the 63-year-old Jackie Chan just finished his last action thriller The Foreigner, together with 74-year-old director Martin Campbell and 64-year-old actor Pierce Brosnan.
Source: Global Times – People’s Daily | 2017/9/27 18:01:56

Censorship not behind delay of Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Youth’

On Sunday, the team behind well-known Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's latest film, Youth, announced on Sina Weibo that the film would not be released on September 29 as was originally scheduled.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 17:43:39

Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's new film pushed back days before release

Despite a high level of anticipation, the latest film by well-known Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, Youth, will not premier on September 29 in theaters as scheduled, the film's official Sina Weibo account confirmed on Sunday. While various rumors have circulated about the reasons behind the sudden delay, no official explanation has been issued by the film's director or producers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 18:08:39

It’s over for ‘It’

The espionage comedy Kingsman: The Golden Circle dominated North American box offices in its debut weekend, industry figures showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 18:48:39

Director Hu Mei announces ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ film trilogy

Chinese director Hu Mei announced plans for a film trilogy based on the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) classic Dream of the Red Chamber in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 18:43:39

India chooses "Newton" for Oscars

Bollywood film "Newton" is India's official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 2018 Oscars, Film Federation of India said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 8:20:52

Film festival concludes in Islamabad with message of peace, harmony

Sofiya, a Young filmmaker from Malaysia, says when she first landed in Pakistan, she thought she was going to face serious security threats, based on her impression about the country from reading stories about terrorist attacks and extremism here.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 10:11:15

‘Raging Bull’

Jake LaMotta, the legendary former world middleweight boxing champion whose wild life and times inspired the Oscar-winning movie Raging Bull, has died at age 95, his family announced on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/21 17:28:39

Director of new Jackie Chan flick Martin Campbell talks about weaknesses of Chinese and US film industries

When mentioning Jackie Chan, you may instantly think of characters who clown around while performing acrobatic kung fu moves, but the upcoming thriller The Foreigner sees Chan play a very different character: A grey-haired and bitter old man seeking revenge.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 17:03:39

"War for the Planet of the Apes" tops Chinese box office

"War for the Planet of the Apes" dominated the Chinese box office in the week ending Sept. 17, grossing 401 million yuan (61 million US dollars) in its debut week, China Film News reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 11:43:27

Not clowning around, 'It' dominates box office

Record-setting horror film It continued its winning ways over the weekend, accounting for nearly three times the combined ticket sales of the next two films in North American theaters, industry websites reported Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/18 17:23:40

‘Three Billboards’ wins big at Toronto film fest

Martin McDonagh's darkly hilarious drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won the Toronto film festival's audience prize for best picture on Sunday, giving it a leg up in the race for the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/18 17:23:39

Social reality films win big at 26th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Awards

Films about social realities stood out from the crowd at the 26th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in Hohhot, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 17:03:39

Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival held in N China

Cast members of the film "I Am Not Madame Bovary" pose for pictures on the red carpet before the Awarding Ceremony of the 26th China Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Sept. 16, 2017.Photo:Xinhua
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/17 7:23:02