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Disney, Netease to create Chinese superhero

The Walt Disney Company and China's Internet company NetEase will work together to create a Chinese comics superhero, the two companies have announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/8 21:39:16

US actress Annette Bening to become first woman to head Venice International Film Festival jury in more than a decade

US actress Annette Bening will preside over the jury for this year's Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 17:48:40

‘The House That Never Dies II’ joins summer box-office war

The summer is one of the most competitive times for domestic films as animated movies, detective stories and urban romance films battle it out to turn a profit at the box office.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 18:38:39

Actor Adrien Brody to be honored at Switzerland’s Locorno film fest

US actor Adrien Brody will receive the prestigious Leopard Club Award when the Locarno Film Festival kicks off in Switzerland next month, organizers said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/5 17:58:39

Historical war film ‘The War of Loong’ reflects China’s changing mind-set

Films are a reflection of society, its people and the beliefs of the time. If you want to get a glimpse into the mind-set of Chinese today, it would be worth your time to take a look at the films that are coming to the big screen.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 17:23:39

Mystery of nun’s unsolved murder is latest US documentary hit

A documentary about the mysterious killing of a beloved young Catholic nun half a century ago is the latest smash hit on Netflix, highlighting the popularity of true crime stories in the US these days.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/3 16:58:39

‘Despicable Me 3’ grabs top spot

Despicable Me 3, the latest installment of the animated crime caper series, debuted at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday, but fell short of industry expectations in weekend ticket sales.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/3 16:48:39

Domestic Red films set to dominate mainland cinemas in July

Films earned 27.2 billion yuan ($4 billion) at the Chinese mainland box office during the first half of 2017, a year-on-year increase of 9.6 percent, the Film Bureau of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television announced Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 17:33:39

Director Michael Moore donates $10,000 to Trump-as-Caesar theater

US filmmaker Michael Moore has donated $10,000 to a New York theater that staged a controversial production of Julius Caesar in which the Roman emperor bears a striking resemblance to US President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/29 18:58:39

Chinese mainland filmmaker takes a soulful look at Tibetan pilgrimages with ‘Paths of the Soul’

Going from a little-known film to a trending topic on social media, Paths of the Soul, a Chinese film about a group of Tibetans heading out on a pilgrimage, looks like it is about to see a turnaround similar to that of Indian sports film Dangal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 18:28:40

Bollywood’s ‘Dangal’ sets new benchmarks for success abroad

Bollywood star Aamir Khan's hit wrestling movie Dangal has become the first Indian film to make 20 billion rupees ($310 million), analysts said Wednesday, as the film continues to take Chinese cinemas by storm.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/29 18:23:39

BRICS Film Festival end with Panda Awards ceremony

Brazilian film Nise, the Heart of Madness won the Panda Award for Best Picture on Tuesday at the BRICS Film Festival in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 17:33:40

China Film Group’s key film project flops at the Chinese mainland box office

One of the State-run China Film Group's key film projects announced in 2015, action movie China Salesman has bombed at the box office.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:33:39

China rescues ‘Transformers’

Earning a weekend box office of 856 million yuan ($125.12 million) in the Chinese mainland, Transformers: The Last Knight has proven once again China's ability to act as a lifeline to ailing Hollywood blockbusters.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2017/6/26 18:18:39

Filmmakers tackle movie coproduction at BRICS Film Festival

A few months ahead the BRICS Summit scheduled for September, filmmakers from the five member countries gathered in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, for the 2nd BRICS Film Festival to work on expanding cultural cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 17:53:41

Predictable me?

Reformed super-villain Gru adds to his burgeoning family on June 30 with the release of Despicable Me 3, which will likely push the gargantuan franchise past $3 billion at the box office.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/25 16:48:40

New documentary about orphaned wolf cub dispels misunderstandings about wolves

Wolves have a complex image in China. On one hand, many Chinese find them scary, which is why there are numerous stories about wolves harming people and other animals in traditional Chinese culture. On the other hand, Chinese also respect these animals because they are seen as being "courageous" and "tough."
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 19:28:39

Global Times interview with one of the stars of 'Return to the Wolves'

Seven years since Li Weiyi set her son-like young wolf free, she still clearly recalls the days with him.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 19:13:10