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'Ethical' porn

Ethical, diverse and not a silicone breast in sight - feminist filmmakers are standing up to mass-market porn with adult movies free of male domination and gender stereotypes.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/1 16:43:40

'Thugs of Hindostan' failed to attract Chinese audiences

Indian star Aamir Khan's new movie, “Thugs of Hindostan”, failed to win over the Chinese market with a poor opening Friday night, resulting in 10.74 million yuan ($1.56 million) at the box office. According to Chinese movie ticketing platform Maoyan, the movie is estimated to get in only 96.1 million yuan, possibly the worst of Aamir Khan's movie performance in China. His movie is competing with Hollywood movies “Aquaman” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider- Verse” and Chinese movies “Kill Mobile” and “Master Z: The IP Man Legacy”.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/29 13:10:37

Success of films with Chinese elements in North America excites Hollywood insiders

The success of Hollywood films with Chinese elements at North American box office in 2018 has attracted interest from critics and Hollywood insiders, triggering enthusiastic discussions about cooperation between Chinese and American film industries.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 11:16:26

Documentary 'Light of Love' shines light on leukemia sufferers

A new documentary Light of Love hit Chinese streaming site ixigua.com on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 17:08:39

Chinese film market sees low growth as audience tastes change

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Chinese mainland box office had brought in a total of 59.39 billion yuan ($8.63 billion). With a week still left to go, that's over 3 billion more than the 55.9 billion yuan earned last year. While this is mere steps away from the 60 billion yuan goal predicted by media at the beginning of the year, this year's record just doesn't seem that worth celebrating.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 18:28:40

Media examining traditional Chinese parenting roles reflect changing attitudes

After Disney Pixar released its short film Bao on YouTube on December 18, it managed to rack up more than 2 million views in just 48 hours.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 17:54:05

'Aquaman' makes a big splash

New Warner Bros release Aquaman made the biggest waves in North American theaters over the weekend with $67.4 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations estimated on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/24 16:53:40

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" scores 186 mln yuan at Chinese box office

Animated superhero film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has pocketed about 186 million yuan (26.9 million US dollars) at the box office since hitting Chinese screens on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/24 15:30:51

American film "Aquaman" continues to dominate Chinese box office

The DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" continued to lead the Chinese mainland box office for the second straight week, according to China Film News.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 9:53:57

Indian actor Aamir Khan meets with fans in Xi'an to promote new film 'Thugs of Hindostan'

Aamir Khan, the iconic Indian movie star, attended a promotional event for his movie Thugs of Hindostan on Tuesday evening at Xidian University in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, spending nearly two hours answering questions from his fans.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 19:03:40

'Big' director Penny Marshall dies at 75

Penny Marshall, the star of ABC's Laverne and Shirley who became one of the most successful female directors in history at the helm of Big, A League of Their Own and a string of other hit movies, has died. She was 75.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/19 18:08:40

Berlin Film Festival to award Honorary Golden Bear to Charlotte Rampling

The 69th Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, will award an Honorary Golden Bear to British film and theater actress Charlotte Rampling for her life's work, according to an official press release on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 18:38:39

Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges to receive lifetime achievement honor at next year's Golden Globes

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will receive a lifetime achievement award at January's Golden Globes ceremony for his wide range of work, from Western True Grit to comedy The Big Lebowski, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/18 18:33:39

Berlin Film Festival to award Honorary Golden Bear to Charlotte Rampling

The 69th Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, will award the Honorary Golden Bear to British film and theater actress Charlotte Rampling for her life's work, according to an official press release on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:10:15

Iranian movie bags yet more int'l awards

In its international presence, the movie directed by Kaveh Moeinfar and produced by Jafar Mohammadi has hit the big screen for the second time in Japan.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency | 2018/12/17 19:54:16

Chinese film hailing internet boom, 'Fighting Men of China,' to hit big screens

Chinese film Fighting Men of China, which tells a story about an internet start-up, will be screened nationwide starting December 18, the film's producers announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 18:33:40

Latest Spider-Man spin-off film scales box-office heights

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse snared North American viewers in its web this weekend, earning $35.4 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations estimated on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/17 16:58:39

China's love for Hayao Miyazaki pushes 'My Neighbor Totoro' to No.2 at box office

Earning a total of 89.58 million yuan ($12.97 million), Studio Ghibli's classic Japanese animated film My Neighbor Totoro took the No.2 spot at the weekend box office in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/17 16:53:39