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'Passengers' tops Chinese box office

American adventure film "Passengers" topped the Chinese box office in the week ending Jan. 22, earning 117.5 million yuan (about 17.1 million US dollars), according to the China Film News.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/31 11:55:08

Interview: S. Africa, China need more films to understand each other: filmmaker

South Africa and China need more documentaries and films with storylines that people can relate to, a South African filmmaker said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/30 11:37:01

Stephen Chow’s new Journey to the West film fails to live up to its high anticipation

If Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons had surprised audiences by breaking the boundaries of an over-adapted Chinese legend, four years later its sequel, Journey to the West: Demons Strike Back has become stuck in its own legend.
Source: | 2017/1/28 17:33:06

"La La Land" ties record wining 14 Oscar nominations

The musical film "La La Land" received 14 nominations for the 89th Academy Awards on Tuesday, tying record by "All About Eve" in 1951 and "Titanic" in 1998.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/25 10:37:50

Lucasfilm announces next ‘Star Wars’ film title: ‘The Last Jedi’

The next chapter in the beloved blockbuster Star Wars saga has a title: Episode VIII will tell the tale of The Last Jedi.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/24 18:08:39

‘Trainspotting’ returns after 21 years with punchy sequel

It was the shocking, surreal, drug-fueled movie that defined a generation. Two decades later, the aging Scottish lowlifes of Trainspotting are back with a new sequel which premiered Sunday in Edinburgh.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/23 14:48:39

Thriller ‘Split’ claims US box office

Split, a thriller about a man who imprisons three teenage girls in an underground bunker, debuted as the top ticket seller at North American movie houses, preliminary Hollywood figures showed on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/23 14:43:39

Behind the Big Mac: McDonald’s gets movie and literary spotlight

The man who turned a popular California hamburger stand into the McDonald's global fast-food empire is having a posthumous Hollywood moment.
Source: Reuters | 2017/1/22 16:38:39

'Hidden Figures' stays at top

Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s Hidden Figures dominated the North American box office, topping charts for the second straight weekend after earning $26 million. The film’s message of empowerment and triumph over prejudice was amplified by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Source: Reuters | 2017/1/18 17:38:39

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" tops Chinese box office for second week

Disney's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" retained the Chinese box office's top spot for a second week in a close race, China Film News reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/18 9:58:24

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ amazes with visuals, but disappoints with story

While US stop-motion film Kubo and the Two Strings has received a relatively positive welcome by many moviegoers since its Chinese mainland debut on Friday, it failed to live up to the expectations of those who predicted the film would recapture the box-office success that US animated film Zootopia had in 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/17 18:23:39

‘Engage and Provoke’

The Sundance Film Festival opens in Utah Thursday, promising to set the agenda for independent cinema and starting the 2018 Oscars buzz a month before this year's statuettes are awarded.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/17 18:18:39

Secondhand smoke puts 007 at risk: health study

James Bond may have quit smoking 14 years ago, but he remains at high risk from the puffing habits of his many sexual partners, researchers warned Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/17 16:48:39

International film technology forum targets mainland movie industry

The First China International Forum on Film Engineering Technology Industry was held in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2017/1/16 19:43:39

Actress Reese Witherspoon says ‘things have to change’ for women in US film industry

Reese Witherspoon, fed up with Hollywood gender bias, is calling for an end to the practice of handing excellent actresses only "thankless roles."
Source: AFP | 2017/1/16 16:13:39

‘Hidden Figures’ soars

Hidden Figures, a story about three black women mathematicians who helped NASA put the first men in space, soared into its second week atop the box office, industry estimates for North America showed on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/16 16:03:39

'Star Wars’ makers vow not to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher

The studio behind the Star Wars movie franchise said on Friday it has no plans to digitally recreate film performances of the late actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia, in upcoming installments of the blockbuster series.
Source: Reuters | 2017/1/15 17:48:39

'Railroad Tigers' box-office failure in North America hints that Jackie Chan's star has lost its luster

Very often, a film will perform very differently in its home country than in a foreign land. However, audiences in the two largest film markets - North American and China - seem to feel the same when it comes to Jackie Chan's two most recent films: disappointed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/15 17:43:39