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Boseman honors real-life hero

Landmark blockbuster Black Panther and nostalgic horror sensation Stranger Things shared the spoils on Monday with a real-life hero at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 16:58:39

BRICS coproduction shines light on women in the modern world

A cross-cultural film by five female directors from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) was announced on Sunday during the Shanghai International Film & TV Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 17:23:39

'Incredibles 2' makes heroic debut

Incredibles 2, the long-awaited return of a quirky animated superhero family from Disney-Pixar, reigned supreme at the North American box office, raking in a record $180 million in its debut, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 17:18:39

Pakistani movie awarded jury prize at the SCO Film Festival

The Closing and Award ceremony of the first SCO Film Festival was held in Qingdao on June 17, 2018.Pakistani movie Punjab Nahi Jaongi was awarded the Jury Special Award, while Sultana Siddiqui, jury member from Pakistan, awarded best picture award to two movies from Afghanistan and China.
Source: | 2018/6/18 15:54:49

French artist's film digitization project creates window into China's past

At first glance, piles of dank discarded film negatives in recycling centers may appear to be nothing but trash, but when you have half million negatives there is sure to be something worth saving - as French artist and photo editor Thomas Sauvin has proved through his nine-year artistic project.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/17 9:50:33

White Deer Plain wins Best TV series at Shanghai International Film Festival

The film, White Deer Plain, won three awards on Friday at the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival(SIFF).
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/16 16:29:01

Chinese variety show find cultural aspiration and confidence

A total of 15 programs have been nominated for the Magnolia Award's variety show section in 24th Shanghai TV Festival, including "National Treasure," "The Sound," "Back to Field," "Letters Alive." It is not hard to see from the shortlist, Chinese characteristic variety show carved out a new form of production mode.
Source: CGTN | 2018/6/15 21:28:53

Comcast outbids Disney with $65b offer for Fox assets

Comcast on Wednesday offered $65 billion for key film and television assets of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, topping an offer from Walt Disney Co. for a deal that could create a dominant media-entertainment power.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 19:53:40

Chinese animator Du Pengpeng shines a light on inequality in traditional Chinese culture with animated film

With his short film Cage, Du Pengpeng captured the attention of judges from Disney and Pixar during the 2016 Student Academy Award competition, an annual contest for college and university filmmakers held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 19:43:39

Actor Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault

US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 14:58:39

Saudi to screen 'The Message' four decades after ban

The Message, Syrian-American director Moustafa Akkad's epic film about Prophet Mohammed, will be screened for the first time in Saudi cinemas on Thursday – four decades after an initial ban.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 16:33:39

China's love of wedding photography depicted in new documentary at Sydney Film Festival

A new documentary showcasing Chinas profound love of wedding photography will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on Wednesday evening, with audiences buzzing about the behind-the-scenes look into the multi-billion dollar industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 11:41:53

'Incredibles 2' set to break records

After a glut of lucrative box office juggernauts from its Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney is looking to break more records with Incredibles 2, the long-awaited return of a quirky animated superhero family.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 17:08:39

'Ocean's 8' steals big lead at box office

The women of Ocean's 8 proved this weekend that they know how to steal the show - and much more - as the new heist flick took in an estimated $41.5 million in North American theaters.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 18:03:39

Indian comedy drama 'Toilet: A Love Story' sparks heated discussion in China

Indian movie Toilet-Ek Prem Katha, or Toilet: A Love Story, raked in a total of 58.3 million yuan ($9.1 million) at the Chinese mainland box office over its debut weekend, a rather disappointing figure compared to the opening weekend for Hindi Medium's 134 million yuan, the last Indian social comedy film released in the country in April.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 17:28:39

Anticipation in China high for Friday debut of Indian film 'Toilet: A Love Story'

Indian comedy drama Toilet-Ek Prem Katha (Toilet: A Love Story) will become the fifth Indian film to be imported into the Chinese mainland when it hits theaters on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 17:38:39

Atlanta-set 'Superfly' leads blaxploitation revival

With their fast cars, furs and fedoras, the heroes of 1970s "blaxploitation" are making a comeback on the big screen as Hollywood indulges its endless addiction to cinematic nostalgia.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/6 17:53:39

'I should be the poster boy of #MeToo': Woody Allen

US filmmaker Woody Allen has backed the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and said he would have been a "poster boy" for the cause if he hadn't been unfairly maligned.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/5 17:38:40