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Eastwood's flick takes a beating from critics

They were hailed as all-American heroes when they pummeled a heavily-armed jihadist with their bare hands to foil the Thalys train terror attack in France in 2015.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 17:13:39

Playing catch-up

Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink ranked fourth at the Chinese box office over the weekend with two days' gross taking of 32.5 million yuan ($5.17 million), surpassing Hollywood blockbuster Maze Runner: The Death Cure and My Little Pony: The Movie, even though these rivals included Friday's takings for their final tally.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 15:18:39

'Star Wars' hires GoT guys

Lucasfilm announced plans Tuesday for a new series of Star Wars films made by the team behind Game of Thrones, as it seeks to build on the lucrative sci-fi franchise.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/7 18:13:39

'Our Time Will Come' leads 37th Hong Kong film award nominations

Hong Kong director Ann Hui's World War II movie Our Time Will Come leads the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards race with 11 nominations, followed by Love Education, nine, directed by Taiwan director Sylvia Chang, the film association announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 18:08:40

Chinese military movie 'Operation Red Sea' shows off confidence of nation, individuals

"When I asked [the Chinese navy] to what extent they can lend me help, the answer I received was 'anything you want we will do our best to cooperate,'" Dante Lam, the Hong Kong movie director whose military action movie Operation Red Sea is about to hit the big screen on February 16, told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/6 17:58:39

Director Dolan cuts Chastain from upcoming film

Canadian director Xavier Dolan announced he had cut American actress Jessica Chastain's character from upcoming drama The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/6 17:08:40

Del Toro wins directing prize

Guillermo del Toro's bid for Oscars glory was boosted Saturday as he took top prize at the Directors Guild of America honors: a key predictor for the Academy Awards.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 17:58:39

'Jumanji' claws back to top of North American box office

Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle managed the rare feat this weekend of regaining the No. 1 spot in North American box offices in its seventh week out, according to industry estimates.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 17:53:40

'Pulp Fiction' star regrets not preventing other actresses from suffering harassment

Uma Thurman, indelibly linked to Harvey Weinstein's Miramax studio thanks to her iconic roles in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, has broken her silence about the disgraced Hollywood mogul, accusing him of attacking her and threatening her career.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 17:53:39

'Secret Superstar' powers to the top

With total box office takings of 553 million yuan ($87.8 million) as of Sunday noon, Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar is the most successful imported movie on the Chinese mainland of 2018 so far.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/4 17:28:39

Steppin' out

O'Shea Jackson Jr was lavished with acclaim for hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton - but the sweet taste of his first big success was soured by claims of nepotism.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/4 16:48:39

Chinese director recounts how his movie on child beggars was cut to be released

After struggling for a decade to finish his trilogy, award-winning director Li Yang finally saw the release of Blind Way nationwide in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/1 18:43:40

First black superhero

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman revealed Tuesday doubters had tried to convince him not to give the superhero an African accent - and how proud he was to prove them wrong.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 18:53:39

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan softens Sino-India communications

Where older Chinese sometimes hum the tunes of veteran Bollywood stars Jeetendra or Anil Kapoor, today their children and grandchildren might be heard singing “main sexy baliye ho ho, main sexy baliye.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/28 19:18:39

Actress Beth Behrs joins cast of Chinese animated 'Boonie Bears' franchise

The Boonie Bears franchise is one of the biggest animated series in China. While the show got its start as a TV series in the Chinese mainland, it made the leap to film with Boonie Bears: To the Rescue, which debuted during the Spring Festival in 2014.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/25 18:43:41

China, India need Aamir Khan films and more

Indian actor Aamir Khan's latest film "Secret Superstar" has taken Chinese audiences by storm within four days of its release, becoming a hot topic against the relatively cooler China-India relationship.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:19:57

Indian filmmaker Aamir Khan attends Chinese-Indian Film Forum

One of the best-known Indian stars in China, Aamir Khan, appeared at a Beijing forum on Tuesday along with the cast and crew of his latest film Secret Superstar to talk about the future of film with Chinese filmmakers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 17:58:39

'The Shape of Water' scores big with 13 Academy Award nominations

Fantasy romance The Shape of Water topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with 13 nods, one shy of the record, as the Academy also gave a rare nomination to a woman in the directing category.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 17:13:40