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US chain AMC signs Saudi deal after decades-old cinema ban lifted

Giant US cinema chain AMC Entertainment has signed a deal to build and operate movie theaters in Saudi Arabia after the conservative kingdom lifted a decades-old ban.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/13 17:28:40

Golden Globes ramp up against backdrop of Hollywood scandals

Fairy tale romance The Shape of Water led the Golden Globe nominations with seven on Monday as Hollywood launched an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/12 17:08:39

'Coco' lives on

The Disney-Pixar animated comedy Coco showed serious staying power this weekend in North American theaters, holding to the top spot for its third week running while taking in an estimated $18.3 million, industry website Exhibitor Relations reported.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/11 18:08:39

Macao film festival seeks to bring movies to a wide audience

While casinos are the first thing most people think of when talking about Macao, the people behind the International Film Festival & Awards - Macao (IFFAMacao) are trying hard to make the city more culturally rich.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 17:58:39

'Operation Mekong' wins big at China-Britain Film Festival Awards

The 5th China-Britain Film Festival Awards kicked off at London's Indigo at The O2 on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 18:23:39

The hype reawakens: 'Star Wars' stages 'Last Jedi' premiere

The trailers have dropped, the frantic media tours have concluded and the phony war is over: Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally began the real battle on Saturday at its glittering world premiere.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 16:53:39

2nd Macao International film festival kicks off

The second Macao International Film Festival kicked off Friday in China's Macao Special Administrative Region, with over 40 films from around the world to be shown on the big screens.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 23:23:24

Patrick Stewart, Irrfan Khan, Wahid Hamed kick off Dubai film fest

Dubai's international film festival opened on Wednesday night, bringing together Britain's Patrick Stewart, India's Irrfan Khan and Egypt's Wahid Hamed - cinema stars from different corners of the globe.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/7 18:03:39

Actress Zhang Ziyi's 'Forever Young' finally gets release date

Tencent Penguin Pictures announced on Wednesday that Chinese movie Forever Young, which stars actress Zhang Ziyi, actors Huang Xiaoming, Leehom Wang and Chang Chen, finally announced that the film will hit big screens across the Chinese mainland on January 12, five years after filming completed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 17:03:39

Feng Xiaogang's 'Youth' premieres in Beijing after two-month delay

Youth, director Feng Xiaogang's latest coming-of-age drama, premiered in Beijing on Wednesday, a week ahead of its nationwide release on December 15.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 17:03:39

Chinese sci-fi drama 'Die Now' coming to streaming platform Sohu TV

As one of the most popular Chinese comics, Die Now, made its debut on streaming platform Sohu TV as a sci-fi drama on Wednesday, the show's producer Xu Kang announced that same day.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 17:13:39

'Shawshank' star Tim Robbins's real-life prison revolution

With an acclaimed starring role in The Shawshank Redemption and an Oscar nomination for directing Dead Man Walking, Tim Robbins owes many of his career highlights to the prison system.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/6 17:03:39

Indian screen icon Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

Bollywood icon Shashi Kapoor - a star of 1970s Indian cinema and a member of the Hindi film industry's famous Kapoor family - died on Monday aged 79 after a long illness, his family said.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/5 18:13:39

'Coco' and Mexico's Day of the Dead rule at the box office

The animated Disney and Pixar hit Coco ruled at the North American box office for a second week, figures out Sunday showed, beating out superheroes, dramas and Christmas comedies.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2017/12/4 18:03:40

Golden Horse winning director Wen Yan discusses new film 'Angels Wear White' and sexual assault stigmata in China

Right after her return from Taipei, film director Wen Yan was immediately surrounded by Chinese mainland media. Although she was dealing with a severe flu, she managed to push through a series of interviews that lasted all afternoon and into the evening.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 17:38:39

'Star Wars' sisters hail girl-powered galaxy

Carrie Fisher's death caused a huge disturbance in the Force, but the women of The Last Jedi vowed on Sunday to honor her legacy in the latest girl-powered Star Wars chapter.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/4 17:03:39

China's animation wins first prize of Anilogue International Animation Festival in Hungary

The animation by Chinese director Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun "Big Fish and Begonia" won the first prize of the full-length film category of the 15th Anilogue International Animation Festival here on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 9:50:26

'Coco' continues to lead North American box office

Disney and Pixar's animated "Coco" continued to lead North American box office for the second weekend in a row with a solid 26.1 million US dollars, pushing its worldwide total to an impressive 280 million US dollars through Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 9:48:47