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Uma Thurman joins cast of Lars von Trier thriller

Uma Thurman is to star in Lars von Trier’s new serial killer thriller The House That Jack Built, producers announced Tuesday as shooting got underway in Sweden.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/8 18:23:39

‘Logan’ claws way to top

The X-Men spinoff Logan - starring Hugh Jackman as the metal-clawed, mutant anti-hero Wolverine - dominated North American box offices this weekend with a whopping take of $85.3 million in its debut, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/6 18:58:40

Indian films continue to struggle in the Chinese mainland

Producing more than 1,000 movies a year, India boasts the largest number of film works in the world. However, Indian films' influence in China is still nowhere near as close to that of films from the US or other Asian countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 18:53:39

Senegalese film scoops top award at Africa film fest

Felicite, a tale about a nightclub singer who has to scrape together funds to pay for her son’s treatment after a road accident, scooped the top prize on Saturday at Africa’s top cinema festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/5 16:03:39

"Beauty and Beast" themed lego building block show held in HK

Photo taken on March 3, 2017 shows a designer adjusting the building blocks during a lego media preview activity in Hong Kong, south China. A lego building block show themed on "Beauty and Beast" will be held here from March 4 to March 31. (Xinhua/Liu Yun)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/4 0:05:53

Tribeca Film Festival unveils feature film lineup, includes 78 World Premieres

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Thursday announced its feature film line-up which includes films from 28 countries, including 78 World Premieres.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/3 8:18:48

Sylvestre Amoussou’s anti-colonial film ‘The African Storm’ gets rave reception at Africa’s top film festival

A film raging against colonialism and the exploitation of Africa wowed viewers at the continent's top cinema festival Wednesday, winning shouts of approval at a screening packed to bursting point.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/2 19:23:40

‘Logan’ first of its kind in the Chinese mainland

Logan, the latest film in the Wolverine franchise, is the first film released in the Chinese mainland to put up notices warning of the film's possible negative influence on children.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 19:23:40

Huayi Brothers, CKF Pictures set to produce screenplay from late Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa

The Mask of The Black Death, based on a screenplay from late Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, will be produced by Chinese film studios Huayi Brothers and CKF Pictures and hit the big screen in 2020, the studios announced at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 19:23:39

Logan, the last in its series but the first of its kind in the Chinese mainland

Logan, the latest film in the Wolverine franchise, is the first film released in the Chinese mainland to put up notices warning of the film's possible negative influence on children.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/3/1 17:53:11

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" tops Chinese box office

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," a Sony Pictures action movie, topped the Chinese box office in the week ending Feb. 26, earning 638 million yuan (92.8 million US dollars), China Film News reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/1 14:21:10

China’s new Film Industry Promotion Law sparks discussion among filmmakers both at home and abroad

Opinions differ between domestic and foreign filmmakers when it comes to the recently implemented China Film Industry Promotion Law, the first of its kind in the Chinese mainland. While the film law has been viewed relatively optimistically by the country's industry insiders, it has caused a bit of concern for the Western film industry.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 19:08:39

PwC accountant ‘very upset’ over Oscars best film mix-up

A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers has been identified as the culprit for a mix-up in the final moments of the Oscars that saw best picture awarded to the wrong movie.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/28 19:03:40

Online competition

In a first for the streaming industry, Amazon Studios and Netflix walked away with Oscars, underlining their emergence as major players in the entertainment business.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/28 18:58:39

Despite surprise ending, Oscar gets second lowest rating in history

The 89th Academy Awards may have had one of the most dramatic endings in its history, but it failed to give any help to the ratings.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/28 13:27:29

Politics, diversity and awkward moments

Just when everyone thought that jokes about US President Donald Trump would be the highlight of this year's Oscar, an awkward mix-up at the end of the show in which the Best Picture Award was accidentally awarded to La La Land and not the true winner Moonlight stole the spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 19:38:39

‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ makes waves among Chinese viewers

Whenever Yue Ming, a 32-year-old bank worker and amateur film critic, is asked what his favorite movie is he always says the Resident Evil series. So, it’s expected that he would be in the audience when the sixth installment of the Resident Evil franchise opened in China on February 24.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 19:33:39

‘Get Out’ scares off competition

Jordan Peele's socially conscious horror film Get Out scared off last week's holdovers, beating expectations to grab the top spot at North American box offices on its debut weekend, an industry group projected on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/27 16:53:39