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Netflix renews 'Stranger Things' for third season

Stranger Things fans, rejoice: More adventures in the Upside Down are on the way.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 18:13:39

Popular Japanese 'Ring' series author Koji Suzuki talks about Sino-Japanese cooperation and new book

While the classic image of the long-haired ghost Sadako Yamamura crawling out of a television set in the 1998 Japanese movie Ring remains a haunting memory for many Chinese movie lovers today, the movie's screenwriter and the original novel's author Koji Suzuki said he didn't originally intend to create something so horrifying when he started the Ring series nearly three decades ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 17:48:39

Marvel's biggest cast assemble for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

The evil villain Thanos is preparing to take over the universe and Marvel has recruited all of its cinematic superheroes, from Iron Man and Thor to Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, to save the galaxy in Wednesday's new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/30 17:58:39

Chinese react to Disney's 'Mulan' casting

Disney announced on Wednesday that Chinese actress Liu Yifei would play the lead role of Mulan in the new live action remake of the company's 1998 animated classic of the same name.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 17:53:39

Popularity of Day of the Dead film 'Coco' reflects changing views on spirits in China

Throughout China's long history, ghosts and spirits have remained something of a taboo, especially where children are concerned. But today, the increasing popularity of Halloween and ghost-themed animated films from Hollywood have caused younger generations in China to approach ghost culture with a more open mind.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 18:43:19

Kelly, Hayworth and other US women who married royalty

US actress Meghan Markle, who is to wed Britain's Prince Harry next year, will become the latest American to marry into a royal family. Here's a brief look at five other US women who became princesses or queens.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/28 18:03:39

Harvey Weinstein kicked out by Directors Guild of America

Hollywood movie maker Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) as his widely reported sexual misconduct continues to be brought to light.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 16:23:35

'Coco' wins at box office

Coco gave Disney and Pixar much to be thankful for over the long Thanksgiving weekend, as the highly reviewed animation led all comers on North American screens, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
Source: AFP -- Global Times | 2017/11/27 18:58:39

China to have over 60,000 film screens by 2020: SAPPRFT

China is expected to have over 60,000 cinema screens by 2020, making it the world's largest film market, according to an official from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 15:29:45

"Coco" dominates North American box office in opening weekend

Disney and Pixar's animated "Coco" dominated North American box office with an estimated 49.02 million US dollars in its opening weekend, dethroning big-budget superhero film "Justice League."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 7:32:49

Award-winning Chinese film sparks discussion by tackling aftermath of child molestation

Premiering in the Chinese mainland on Friday, award-winning Chinese film Angels Wear White ignited widespread discussion on China's social media platforms as the film's debut came on the heels of reports of child abuse at a Beijing kindergarten.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/26 19:03:39

Actor Hugh Jackman on 'Logan': 'It's time to leave the party'

"I know Aussies are not known for leaving the party at the right time but [after] 17 years, it's time to leave the party," Hugh Jackman quipped as he discussed his last time playing X-Men superhero Wolverine in this year's gritty action hit Logan.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/26 18:43:40

Huayi Brothers Media Corp announces new focus on TV series and quality stories

At a press conference in Beijing on Friday, Huayi Brothers Media Corp, one of China's leading entertainment companies, announced its "I Plan" project, which will see the company place more emphasis on new TV and Internet programs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/26 18:43:40

Golden Horse Awards

The 54th Golden Horse Awards were held in Taipei on Saturday. The biggest prize of the night, Best Feature Film, went to the Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful, while actresses Kara Hui and Vicky Chen won Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively for their roles in the film.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2017/11/26 18:38:39

'Patriots Day' performs poorly at Chinese box office despite positive reviews

"Even though I am not American, I was deeply moved by the film," Chinese netizen Ms Xieyue's Cat, wrote on Chinese media review site Douban. "While special effects and grand scenes dominate theaters today, the only films that are truly impressive are those that touch your heart," posted another netizen Loxeddove on Mtime. "The film is honest and profound, which makes its display of the American spirit easy to swallow… I hope Chinese films can learn from it." These were snippets from just some of the reviews for Patriots Day, the US action film based on the events around the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the following terrorist manhunt.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/26 18:03:39

Cannes Film Festival to end decades of tradition

The Cannes Film Festival has decided to end decades of tradition next year by awarding its top Palme d'Or prize on a Saturday rather than a Sunday, the festival's organizers announced on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/23 17:03:39

'Call Me By Your Name'

Call Me By Your Name became a landmark for gay romantic fiction when it was first published in 2007, but the makers of a new movie version say it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good love story.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/23 16:58:39

UK police probe second Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegation: report

British police are investigating Hollywood star Kevin Spacey over a second allegation of sexual assault, the Press Association news agency reported on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/23 15:03:39