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"Railroad Tigers" tops Chinese box office

"Railroad Tigers," a domestic comedy featuring Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan, ruled the Chinese box office in the week ending Jan. 1, earning 275 million yuan (39.9 million US dollars), China Film News reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/6 14:02:16

A tight race

Hollywood’s elite hits the red carpet on Sunday for the Golden Globes, launching a fiercely-contested awards season that looks set to reward escapist fantasy and gritty drama in equal measure.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/6 0:23:39

‘Django’ unchained

The Berlin film festival will open next month with the premiere of a biopic about Gypsy-jazz great Django Reinhardt focused on his family's persecution by the Nazis, organizers said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/5 19:38:39

Award-winning documentary 'Plastic China' draws attention to environmental issues

China is one of the largest importers of plastic refuse in the world. According to data from the China Scrap Plastics Association, roughly 30 percent of the world's plastic scrap was recycled in the Chinese mainland in 2014, up from 20 percent in 2010, the Xinhua News Agency reported in 2014.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/4 18:28:39

Sherlock returns but disappoints Chinese fans

After three years of waiting for Sherlock season 4, Chinese fans of the show were in a fervor on Monday morning after they saw the first episode premiere on the BBC's official website.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/3 18:48:39

Destined for stardom

It's an all-too-familiar Hollywood story: The out-of-work actor eking out an existence in cheap housing, earning minimum wage delivering pizzas, desperate for his big break.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/3 18:28:39

New Year’s prank: Hooray for ‘Hollyweed’

The famed Hollywood sign high in the hills over Los Angeles got a little higher on Sunday, when someone altered two of its letters to make it read "Hollyweed."
Source: AFP | 2017/1/2 17:38:39

The Force stays with 'Rogue One' for a third straight week

Rogue One, the latest chapter in the Star Wars intergalactic saga, kept a firm grip on the box-office top spot for a third straight week, industry estimates for North America showed on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/2 17:33:39

Legendary US cartoon artist Tyrus Wong passes away, aged 106

Legendary animation artist Tyrus Wong, whose evocative sketches were used to create Disney's groundbreaking Bambi cartoon, has died at the age of 106, the company said.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/2 17:28:39

Chinese film market stumbles on track to become world’s largest

While the Chinese mainland film market's performance over the past few years has set it on track to become the world's largest within a few years, the market has stumbled a bit last year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/2 14:03:39

A 2017 lookout from Hollywood film maker

The passing 2016 witnesses a good momentum of North American box office, which grows to be the biggest year in history.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/1 15:00:07

Actress Debbie Reynolds, known for 'Singin' in the Rain,' dies at age 84

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, who sang and danced her way into the hearts of millions of moviegoers around the world in musicals like Singin’ in the Rain, died on Wednesday at age 84, Variety reported citing her son.
Source: Reuters | 2016/12/29 17:48:39

Film ratings by critics removed from platform as low ratings seen as hurting domestic movie industry

The professional ratings and reviews of some domestic films have been removed from an online ticket platform amid accusations that low ratings would harm China's movie industry.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/29 0:03:39

Chinese fans mourn ‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and later endured drug addiction before going on to tell her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday aged 60, her family said. The sudden death of the US actress has led to an outpouring of emotion among Chinese fans.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2016/12/28 18:48:39

Scarlett Johansson named 2016’s top-grossing movie star by Forbes

Scarlett Johansson was named the top-grossing actor of 2016 on Tuesday thanks to her roles in superhero movie Captain America: Civil War and Hollywood satire Hail Caesar.
Source: Reuters | 2016/12/28 18:38:39

Galaxy-sized dilemma

Carrie Fisher's unexpected death on Tuesday did not just leave Star Wars fans heartbroken. It thrust movie studio Walt Disney Co into a dilemma over the fate of her iconic character, Princess Leia, as it moves forward with the blockbuster film franchise.
Source: Reuters | 2016/12/28 18:33:39

Summing up 2016’s most-discussed US films screened in the Chinese mainland

For lovers of foreign films in China, 2016 was definitely a bountiful year. With the release of Hacksaw Ridge on December 8, the number of foreign box-office films imported on a revenue-sharing basis this year reached a record high of 40. Among these Hollywood movies dominated the list.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/28 16:58:39

Director Makoto Shinkai, Japan’s ‘new Miyazaki,’ asks moviegoers to not see his animated blockbuster ‘Your Name’

Makoto Shinkai has a problem, a big problem. His mystical teenage body-swap movie Your Name has become such a massive hit it’s beginning to worry him.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/27 17:48:39