ARTS >> Film

Brexit satire draws big laughs at Berlin fest

An uproarious British satire shot during the Brexit referendum drew big laughs at the Berlin International Film Festival on Monday, with Sally Potter using a stellar cast for "a light and loving look" at a "broken England."
Source: AFP | 2017/2/14 16:13:40

"xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" tops Chinese box office

"xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," a Hollywood action movie featuring Vin Diesel, topped the Chinese box office in the week ending Feb. 12, earning 427 million yuan (62 million US dollars), China Film News reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 13:11:43

Blocky start

The Lego Batman Movie dominated Fifty Shades Darker in a battle of new releases at North American box offices over the weekend, an industry group said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/13 17:58:39

Berlin International Film Festival comes to Beijing

As the attention of movie lovers is being drawn to the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (BIFF) in Germany's capital, The Goethe-Institute China, French Institute of China and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) have decided to bring a little bit of the festival to Beijing with Eyes on Berlin, a tie-in film showcase for productions from China, Germany and France.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/13 17:43:39

‘La La Land’ picks up five British BAFTA movie awards in London

Hollywood musical La La Land won five British BAFTA movie awards on Sunday, at a glitzy London ceremony charged with filmmakers' political messages.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/13 17:43:39

La La Land wins 5 awards, including best film at British BAFTAs

La La Land, a film telling the story of an aspiring actress and a dedicated jazz musician struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams, won Britain's top movie prize Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/13 10:58:00

Berlin International Film Festival opens with politics, will screen animated Chinese film

Since opening day on February 9, this year's Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) has lived up to its decades-long reputation as a politically-minded event.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/12 18:18:39

Chinese movie ‘The Door’ to compete with ‘La La Land’ on Valentine’s Day

Chinese fantasy movie The Door is set to hit big screens across the country on Valentine’s Day (Tuesday), the film’s producers announced in a press release on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/12 17:23:39

Multimedia project on nukes 'freaks out' Berlin fest

Audiences at the Berlin film festival are submitting themselves to a ground-breaking immersive multimedia project on nuclear war.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/12 17:13:39

Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse’s foodie movie ‘Cook Up A Storm’ to hit Chinese mainland theaters on Friday

As one of the last movies for this year's New Year movie season, Hong Kong movie star Nicholas Tse's latest work Cook Up A Storm is set to hit big screens across the country on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/9 15:58:39

Oscar winner Jack Nicholson to make big screen return: reports

Screen legend Jack Nicholson is to make his first movie since 2010 after being tempted out of retirement with an English-language remake of German dramedy Toni Erdmann, according to US entertainment media.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/9 15:53:40

The hottest tickets at this year’s Berlin film festival

The Berlin film festival, one of Europe's top cinema showcases, gets under way Thursday, bringing a parade of stars to its famed red carpet.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/7 17:13:39

Oscar awards organizers call for artistic freedom

The head of the organization behind the Oscar awards on Monday called for diversity and freedom of expression.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/7 16:38:39

‘Split’ again rules N.America box office

Split, the M Night Shyamalan thriller about a man with multiple personalities who locks three teenage girls in an underground bunker, held onto the top spot in the North American box office for a third weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/6 16:28:39

Expect ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan said fans of the erotic box office hit could look forward to more action when the sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, reaches theaters next week.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/5 18:58:39

No president for ‘French Oscars’ after Polanski affair

The French equivalent of the Academy Awards will not have an honorary host this year, its organizers announced Saturday, after their first choice, director Roman Polanski, pulled out in a storm of controversy.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/5 18:53:39

Stephen Chow, Jackie Chan help set records for Chinese mainland Spring Festival box office

As of 3 pm Thursday afternoon, the Chinese mainland box office had earned a total of 3.11 billion yuan ($452 million) during the Spring Festival holiday box-office period (January 28 - February 2), outperforming the 3 billion yuan earned during the 2016 Spring Festival period (February 8-13).
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/2 18:08:39

Hollywood unions challenge US President Donald Trump concerning executive order on immigration

Two of the most influential unions in US filmmaking spoke out Tuesday to denounce President Donald Trump's ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/2 17:58:39