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China box office to grow 12 pct annually: UBS

China's movie box office revenue is estimated to grow at an average annual rate of 12 percent between 2017 and 2020, boosted mainly by increases in the number of movie screens, UBS Securities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 8:21:29

"The Shape of Water" leads race for 2018 Oscars with 13 nominations

The film "The Shape of Water" led the race for the 90th Academy Awards, or the Oscars, with 13 nominations, organizers announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 8:17:39

Former NBA star Bryant's animated film among 2018 Oscar nominees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their full list of Oscar nominees for 2018 on Tuesday and among them was former NBA star Kobe Bryant's animated film "Dear Basketball".
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 8:14:58

Split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardle's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/23 17:13:39

'Transformers' leads Razzie pack for Hollywood's worst of 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight led the pack with nine nominations on Monday for the Razzies, Hollywood's anti-awards celebrating the worst films of 2017.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/23 17:08:39

Aamir Khan film 'Secret Superstar' lives up to the hype to become king of the Chinese mainland weekend box office

Secret Superstar, the Indian musical comedy, lived up to expectations by topping the weekend box office in China with 172 million yuan ($26.85 million) after its premiere on January 19.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 18:53:40

Chinese filmmakers choosing 2D over 3D for their films

It seems that the 3D craze in the Chinese mainland is starting to cool off. Monster Hunt 2, the sequel to the 2015 box office champion Monster Hunt, will only release in 2D when it premieres on February 16 in China, even though the first film came out in both 2D and 3D. Monster Hunt 2 is not the only blockbuster film to stick to 2D. When Legend of the Demon Cat, veteran director Chen Kaige's latest fantasy film, debuted in December of 2017, a 3D version of the film was conspicuously absent, despite the fact that most Chinese fantasy films tend to feature a 3D version.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 17:58:39

Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines

Hollywood producers on Friday outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets in a response to revelations of misconduct that have shaken the entertainment industry in recent months.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/21 16:23:39

Chinese movies earn 4 bln yuan abroad in 2017

Chinese movies earned 4.25 billion yuan (662.7 million US dollars) in overseas markets in 2017, 11.19 percent more than the year before, according to Friday's China Film News.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 15:18:59

Film festival in Istanbul focuses on cats

A film festival dedicated to cats is running in Istanbul, evoking deep emotions among movie-goers toward cats in different cultures.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:43:17

Nostalgia and willingness to tackle sensitive subjects helps Chinese director Li Fangfang find an audience

Chinese film Forever Young, a nostalgic drama that released nearly five years after shooting was completed, has become a hot topic of discussion among Chinese filmgoers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 19:26:02

Chinese film 'Asura' releases new trailer, posters

The producers of big-budget Chinese fantasy film Asura, released a new trailer and posters for the film at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 17:58:39

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg's 'The Post'

The Lebanese government has allowed the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, The Post, overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a ministry said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/18 17:32:26

Aamir Khan says hope to cooperate with Chinese talents in film industry

China and India should definitely cooperate in making a film which blends the two cultures and strike a chord with audiences of both sides, Indian actor Aamir Khan told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 14:35:40

Chinese movie 'The Drifting Red Balloon' to hit theaters on Friday

The Drifting Red Balloon, the latest work from Chinese director Zheng Laizhi, is set to hit big screens across the mainland on Friday, the director announced at a pre-screening event on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 18:03:39

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/17 17:58:40

Actress Diane Kruger says Hollywood changing because 'men are scared'

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said on Monday that the #MeToo movement had scared powerful men but she was afraid that change may be short-lived.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 17:13:39

'Master of None' actor Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has acknowledged a sexual encounter with an anonymous accuser but insisted it was "completely consensual."
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 17:08:39