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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' stays aloft but loses altitude in North American theaters

Solo: A Star Wars Story clung to the top spot in North American theaters this weekend but again fell below expectations, taking in $29.3 million, just over a third its opening-weekend receipts, said box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/4 18:13:39

K-pop star Krystal Jung's visit to China sparks discussion on possible loosening up of long-rumored S.Korean cultural ban

News that South Korean pop star Krystal Jung attended a charity event at a primary school in Southwest China's Yunnan Province has caused Chinese netizens to speculate if China's long-rumored restriction on South Korean entertainers has started to loosen up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 17:23:39

Johansson on 'no place to hide,' Time's Up and music

"There's really no place to hide." So says Scarlett Johansson, movie maven, Avengers heroine and millionaire Hollywood actress as she contemplates the Time's Up revolution following the demise of Harvey Weinstein.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/3 17:13:39

New documentary to introduce hometowns of famous Chinese writers

A new documentary that explores the hometowns of celebrated Chinese writers is set to air on Central China Television on June 8.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 18:43:39

8th edition of Chinese film festival kicks off in Paris

The 8th edition of Chinese Film Festival in France (FCCF) opened Monday night in Paris, offering French audiences a chance to discover nine Chinese films released last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/30 8:26:55

Creators behind China's Golden Trailer Awards nominees discuss the future of China's movie trailer market

Three China-produced movie trailers have been nominated for the 19th Golden Trailer Awards, the winners of which will be unveiled on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 18:18:39

'Solo' fails to take off

Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest prequel in the hugely popular film franchise, struggled to achieve escape velocity this holiday weekend, with an estimated $101 million four-day take falling far below expectations.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/28 17:53:39

'Sesame Street' creators sue over lewd puppet murder mystery film

Promotion for a new raunchy puppet crime comedy has the group behind the beloved children's TV series Sesame Street in Oscar-the-Grouch mode - and they're suing on claims the film "tarnishes" the educational show's brand.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/27 18:08:40

Aussie surf film 'Breath' and 'toxic femininity'

Point Break has its surfers robbing banks when they aren't on the water, while in Blue Crush they clean hotel rooms. In Breath, they swim in the choppier waters of erotic asphyxiation.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/23 18:13:40

'Deadpool 2' rises to top

Another weekend, another $100-million-plus superhero opening. This time it was 20th Century Fox's Deadpool 2, with an estimated $125 million take in North American theaters and a huge debut overseas, box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/21 17:38:39

Frame by frame, China's film restorers revive classics

Jiao Xiang, 31, a true film aficionado, watches movies frame by frame.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 13:33:55

Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou receives Boston University honorary degree

Famed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou on Sunday was greeted with cheers and applause of an enthusiastic crowd after he received an honorary Doctor of Humanize Letters from the Boston University at its 145th Commencement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 9:08:54

iQiyi announces new projects at annual Technology & Entertainment World forum

Chinese streaming giant iQiyi announced a series of new projects including dramas, movies and entertainment shows at its annual Technology & Entertainment World forum on Thursday and Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/20 17:23:39

Changing families

Mamoru Hosoda is one of the greats of Japanese animation, whose films like The Boy and the Beast and The Girl who Leapt Through Time are seen as modern classics.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 17:08:39

Japanese film "Shoplifters" wins Cannes' Palme d'Or

Japanese film "Shoplifters", portrait of a poor and improvised family directed by director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won Saturday evening the Palme d'Or of the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/20 11:41:31

Surreal soccer comedy wins prize at Cannes film festival

A wacky comedy that features a superstar soccer player bearing a striking resemblance to Cristiano Ronaldo has won the best film prize in the Critics' Week section at Cannes.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 17:43:40

Marvel icon Stan Lee in $1 bn lawsuit against company he started

Comic books legend Stan Lee is suing the entertainment company he co-founded for damages topping $1 billion, accusing bosses of trying to steal his image, according to court documents filed on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 17:38:40

'Here to stay'

Gender discrimination will not disappear overnight but the #MeToo and Time's Up movements are "here to stay," Games of Thrones star Emilia Clarke said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/16 17:48:40