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"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" tops North American box office in opening weekend

Sony's superhero film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" sprinted to the top of North American box office with an estimated 35.4 million US dollars in its opening weekend, scoring the best December opening ever for an animated film.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 9:59:56

Colombian crime movie wins top award at Havana Film Festival

The Colombian crime film Pajaros de Verano has won the prized Coral Award at the 40th edition of the popular Havana Film Festival.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/16 20:40:15

French film legend Trintignant reaches for poetry

He is 88, has cancer and has had to endure the rock star who killed his daughter attempt a very public comeback earlier this year.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/13 20:13:41

Pedro Pascal to lead cast of 'Star Wars' series

Narcos and Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal is to play the lead in upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, Disney said on Wednesday, as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction franchise.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/13 18:58:40

French actress Juliette Binoche to head Berlin film festival jury

Oscar winner and one of France's most recognized actresses, Juliette Binoche, will head the jury of next year's Berlin film festival, organizers said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 19:08:40

'Bohemian Rhapsody' now most-streamed 20th century song

They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/12 18:48:40

Beauty meets despair

Some films about race in the US are angry, many are passionate, or terrifying or heartbreaking, and a few are funny.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/12 18:38:41

Yalitza Aparicio: an indigenous Mexican woman captivates Hollywood

Yalitza Aparicio had just gone along with her sister to the casting call for Alfonso Cuaron's new film. She had no intention of trying out herself.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 17:48:40

James Wan's 'Aquaman' wins over Chinese moviegoers by bringing something new to superhero films

In just four days, Warner Bros' Aquaman broke the box-office record of 690 million yuan ($100 million) set by Justice League in 2017 to become the highest-earning DC superhero movie in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 17:23:39

Roving cinema plays public service role in Central Africa

A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. Some 200 villagers avidly take in an evening of films thanks to a traveling cinema team with the dual goal of entertaining and enlightening.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 17:18:40

Disney again makes history with takings above $7b for 2018

Walt Disney Studios is again ending the year on a high note, posting more than $7 billion in global box office earnings, thanks to hits such as Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 17:18:39

'Ralph' wrecks it again

Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet has again topped North American box offices, taking in an estimated $16.1 million for the weekend to narrowly edge out another family-oriented animation, Universal's The Grinch, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/10 17:58:39

Competition fierce as 11 animated films vie for Chinese mainland audiences' attention

This month is set to be a highly competitive one when it comes to animated films as a total of 11 movies will be crowding into Chinese mainland theaters before the end of the year. Among the biggest draws, The Grinch, My Neighbor Totoro and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are looking to take on Ralph Breaks the Internet, which debuted on November 23 but is still going strong, to see who can become the box-office king of animation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 18:03:39

#MeToo has brought change to Bollywood, says star

A wave of #MeToo revelations in India has created fear among sex pests and more respect for women in one of the world's largest film industries, Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/6 17:53:41

Beijing ATW Culture releases New Live lineup for first half of 2019

Beijing ATW Culture and China's ticketing site released a new list of classic operas that will be available through its New Live program during the first half of 2019 on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 17:48:40

Making waves

Starting out as a unit production manager in Romania's film industry more than two decades ago, Ada Solomon felt she needed to punch above her weight.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/5 18:58:43

'Einstein and Einstein' to hit theaters five years after film festival debut

Five years after it debuted at the Youth Generation International Film Forum in October 2013, Chinese director Cao Baoping's Einstein and Einstein will finally hit theaters in China on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 18:58:42

Box-office failure of '102 Not Out' reveals the true secret to Indian movies' success in China

When 29-year-old Effie Wu tried to buy a ticket in Beijing for the latest Indian comedy 102 Not Out over the weekend, she was surprised to find that there were no showings near her home even though the film had just released in the Chinese mainland on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 18:35:20