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‘Ready Player One’

Thousands of fans were treated to a first look at Steven Spielberg's hotly anticipated sci-fi adventure Ready Player One at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 18:18:39

'Home Alone' Dad John Heard passes away at 72

Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the hit 1990s-era Home Alone films, has died, according to US media. He was 72.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 18:13:39

Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman

Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros presentation Saturday that introduced Justice League and announced a sequel to summer smash hit Wonder Woman.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 17:58:40

New Chinese ‘Tarantino-esque’ animated film inspires confidence in the future of the industry

For a long while animated films produced in China have been labeled as childish and lacking in quality, but in recent years a streak of high quality works have started to change people's opinions about the animation industry in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 18:38:39

Tunisia court bans US superhero film ‘Wonder Woman’ over Israeli actress Gal Gadot

A Tunisian court has banned the US film Wonder Woman, which stars an Israeli actress, more than a month after the film had been scheduled to open at cinemas in the Arab state, a legal source said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/20 17:18:39

Smart mouth superhero Deadpool opens fire in virtual reality game

Smart-mouthed, mayhem-prone anti-hero Deadpool made a virtual reality debut on Wednesday in a Marvel Powers United VR game being tailored for Oculus Rift gear.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/20 17:13:40

Film featuring basketball star Stephon Marbury set to hit the big screen on August 4

Chinese film My Other Home, starring CBA basketball player Stephon Marbury, has been moved to August 4, Hairun Pictures announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 17:18:39

Hollywood honors Stan Lee

Stan Lee, whose Marvel superheroes have dominated popular culture for half a century, was honored Tuesday when he plunged his hands and feet into cement at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/19 17:13:40

Harry Styles shines in debut film 'Dunkirk'

The path from pop to screen stardom is strewn with the wreckage of a thousand broken dreams but British singer Harry Styles may have pulled it off first time in wartime epic Dunkirk.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/18 17:03:39

‘Apes’ swings to top

War for the Planet of the Apes won this weekend's battle of the box office in North America, riding on strong reviews and ever more natural-looking apes to take $56.3 million.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/18 16:53:39

Undying legacy

US filmmaker George A. Romero, whose 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead spawned the zombie movie genre, died on Sunday aged 77.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/17 16:58:39

Luc Besson banking on passion project ‘Valerian’

With its $180 million budget, two relatively new stars and obscure source material, Luc Besson is betting the house on the success of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/16 17:48:39

Eastwood casts real-life heroes in train terror film ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

Clint Eastwood has cast three young Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on a high-speed train to play themselves in The 15:17 to Paris, according to US media.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/13 18:43:39

The magical journey continues: 20 years of Harry Potter

It's been 20 years since the iconic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was first published in 1997. J.K.Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter stories as a single mother on benefits in Edinburgh. From then on, the magical journey began and never stopped.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 15:36:09

Heroes in French terrorist attack to act themselves in Clint Eastwood's new movie

Three real-life heroes from California will act themselves in Clint Eastwood's upcoming film "The 15:17 to Paris," a story about their own experience of thwarting a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train with about 500 passengers in 2015.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/12 11:48:05

Behind the visuals of ‘Planet of the Apes’

As Caesar sits astride a horse rallying his legions to battle you'd be forgiven for thinking you were watching a Roman-era war epic - except that the protagonist is a chimpanzee.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/11 17:08:39

‘Spider-Man’ tops weekend box office

Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony's newest addition to the growing library of summertime superhero yarns, spun up an impressive opening in North American theaters this weekend, with ticket sales for the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster estimated at $117 million.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/10 16:58:39

Indian star Aamir Khan undisputed Bollywood champion

Three Indian actors sharing a surname have ruled Bollywood box offices across three decades, but the success of wrestling blockbuster Dangal means it's Aamir who's currently king of the Khans.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/9 15:53:39