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Young Chinese idols taking more active role in promoting patriotism in China

If you've been to the cinema in the Chinese mainland recently, you may have noticed that in addition to the short commercials marketing the latest big-name brands, China's young pop idols are also popping up in a series of short public welfare advertisements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 19:18:39

China sees successful rise of a diverse range of Chinese films in 2017

While in general Chinese films may still be at a disadvantage compared with Hollywood productions as only eight of the top 20 highest-earning films of the year were either Chinese or Sino-foreign coproductions, some promising signs have emerged that the potential of the Chinese film market is more than a numbers game.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:08:39

French Christmas comedy bombs at Chinese holiday box office

Santa & Cie, the French family comedy that looked to capitalize on the holiday season in China, has bombed at the Chinese box office, grossing less than 4.5 million yuan in total ($688,000) after its second weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 19:13:39

'The Last Jedi' tops Christmas box office

The force was with Disney as the latest Star Wars movie The Last Jedi beat out the competition to top the Christmas weekend box office, according to industry estimates released on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/25 17:13:39

What is the Force of "Star Wars" with American public?

The force was with Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" this past week as it soared to blockbuster status, heading for 321 million US dollars in North America and 635 million dollars worldwide to date.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/24 7:01:09

Seven former child actors accuse producer Goddard of sexual abuse

Seven former child actors say they were sexually abused by prominent Hollywood producer Gary Goddard during the 1970s, adding weight to accusations made earlier by the actor Anthony Edwards.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/21 17:03:40

Director Xin Yukun discusses China's vanishing rural villages

Wrath of Silence, the latest crime/action flick and second directorial work from Chinese director Xin Yukun, is set to hit Chinese mainland theaters in early 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 18:43:39

The Fourth Estate

At a time when the media is being accused of peddling "fake news," Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are bringing Hollywood star power to a movie celebrating journalism and the virtues of a free press.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/20 17:18:40

Academy announces 341 feature films eligible for 90th Best Picture Oscar

Some 341 feature films are eligible in the Best Picture race for the 90th Academy Awards, or the Oscars, organizers announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/20 9:39:07

Berlin film festival unveils Gus Van Sant, Europe auteurs in line-up for next year

New movies starring Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara and Isabelle Huppert will join the race for the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival in February of 2018, organizers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/19 18:38:40

Jackie Chan's sci-fi action film 'Bleeding Steel' gets release date

Chinese movie Bleeding Steel, kungfu star Jackie Chan's latest work and also starring Show Lo, musician Ouyang Nana and New Zealand actor Callan Mulvey, is set to hit Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/18 19:33:39

Macao international film festival wraps up with awards ceremony

Wrath of Silence, the crime action film from The Coffin in the Mountain director Xin Yukun, was awarded the Jury Prize and Best Actor Award at the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/18 19:28:40

Feng Xiaogang's new film 'Youth' wins at the Chinese box office

Youth, the highly-anticipated Feng Xiaogang film that touches upon the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) and the Sino-Vietnam War, is officially a box-office hit. After premiering on Friday, Youth dominated the Chinese weekend box office with a 316 million yuan ($47.78 million) take. This marked the first time since mid-October that a Chinese film, rather than a Hollywood blockbuster, took first place at the Chinese mainland box office.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/18 17:43:40

Chastain on the rise and fall of Hollywood's 'poker princess'

Jessica Chastain struggled initially to relate to Molly Bloom, the former ski champion turned "poker princess" hostess to the rich and famous at Hollywood's most exclusive high stakes card tables.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/18 17:18:39

'Titanic' still capturing people's attention 20 years on

Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie Titanic is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/17 16:18:39

China's film industry struggles to broaden appeal

Despite taking a huge 50 billion yuan (7.56 billion US dollars) at the box office in 2017, Chinese film still struggles to make an international impact.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/17 9:50:29

US actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

He's been named "sexiest man alive" and "world's highest paid film star" - now Dwayne Johnson can celebrate being accepted into the Hollywood establishment with a Walk of Fame star.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 18:08:39

Three Billboards' leads US Screen Actors Guild award nominations

Martin McDonagh's black comedy crime story Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri scored the most nominations on Wednesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, seen as a major bellwether for the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 17:48:39