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Gilliam Strikes out at #METOO

Hollywood director Terry Gilliam said Friday that the #MeToo movement has morphed into "mob rule," claiming that while some women suffered, others used Harvey Weinstein to further their careers.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/18 16:33:39

"Amazing China" passes 300 mln yuan box office

"Amazing China," a 90-minute documentary recording China's achievements over the last five years, had raked in over 300 million yuan (47 million US dollars) at the box office on the Chinese mainland as of Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 9:03:17

"The Shape of Water" hits Chinese screens

Oscar-winning film "The Shape of Water" hit Chinese cinema screens Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/16 15:32:48

"Star Wars" creator's Narrative Art Museum officially breaks ground

Finally, after several years of planning and proposals in different cities, George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art is no longer just a concept. The "Star Wars" filmmaker's non-profit museum officially breaks ground Wednesday at its future location in parking lot 3 of Los Angeles' Exposition Park.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/16 8:53:15

'The Shape of Water' on track to become highest-earning Best Picture Oscar winner in China since 'Titanic'

The Shape of Water, the biggest winner at this year's Oscars, is set to hit theaters in the Chinese mainland on Friday. The latest winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture introduced into the market since The Artist in 2012, Guillermo del Toro's human-monster romance looks like it may become the highest-earning Best Picture winner in a decade.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 18:33:40

Chinese filmmaker uses a creative twist to present ancient Taoist wisdom in animated short film

TV programs like Chinese Poetry Conference and Everlasting Classics, China Central Television shows that encourage participants to recite or sing Chinese poems, have received high marks on Chinese media review site Douban. It seems that traditional Chinese culture is becoming increasingly popular among the public.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 17:58:39

US pop superstar Madonna to direct biopic about Sierra Leone dancer

Pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday announced that she will direct a biopic about Michaela DePrince, a war orphan from Sierra Leone who overcame overwhelming odds to become a very successful ballerina.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/14 16:58:39

Pan-Asian film organization presents season six festival in Chicago

Red carpet rolled out for the opening of the Pan-Asian film organization's season six festival in downtown Chicago Tuesday night, showcasing 16 feature and documentary films from Asia and Canada.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/14 14:53:41

Broadening horizons

At first it looks little different from any other teen drama, but Fox's Love, Simon is as significant a milestone for LGBT inclusion as Marvel's Black Panther was for racial diversity.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/13 16:33:39

"Amazing China" most cited movie at China's two sessions

A documentary about China's achievements over the last five years has become the movie most cited by China's ministers at the ongoing annual sessions of China's national legislature and top political advisory body.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/13 8:24:26

'Black Panther' tops 'Wrinkle' as Disney dominates at the box office

Black Panther kept up its record-setting ways in North American theaters over the weekend, easily defeating a challenge from another Disney product, newly released A Wrinkle in Time, to again dominate the box office, industry analysts said.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/12 17:03:39

'Black Panther' debuts at top of Chinese mainland box office to mixed reviews

Black Panther, Marvel's first black superhero blockbuster, took in 108 million yuan ($17 million) in the Chinese mainland on Sunday for a weekend gross of more than 421 million yuan, allowing it to top the box office in China during its debut weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 16:43:39

'Black Panther' storms China box office at weekend

Marvel's action movie Black Panther made more than 400 million yuan ($63.2 million) in three days at the Chinese mainland box office by Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 23:18:39

'Black Panther' debuts at top of Chinese mainland box office to mixed reviews

While the film is performing well financially, critically it doesn't seem to have appealed to Chinese audiences as much as it has to audiences elsewhere.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 18:03:39

Chinese TV and film industry representatives discuss importance of representing country on global stage

While Chinese culture continues to step out on the global stage, especially in the form of movies and plays, there are still many challenges that need to be overcome, actors, actresses and directors said at the first session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 16:38:39

China's film and TV industry struggles to focus on talent rather than popularity

It's widely believed that a charming face and great figure are essential for anyone setting out on an acting career in the TV and film industry, however, when looks become more valuable than talent, things can go very, very wrong.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 18:03:39

'The Shape of Water' and cinema's love affair with monsters

In the charm stakes, he's hardly Cary Grant, but the goofy-looking amphibian in The Shape of Water upholds a tradition of monster movies that has captured the public's imagination since the early days of cinema.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/7 16:43:39

"Operation Red Sea" tops Chinese box office

Chinese anti-terrorism action film "Operation Red Sea" led the Chinese film market in the week ending March 4, earning 868 million yuan (about 137 million US dollars), according to China Film News.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 14:26:38