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Actress Reese Witherspoon says ‘things have to change’ for women in US film industry

Reese Witherspoon, fed up with Hollywood gender bias, is calling for an end to the practice of handing excellent actresses only "thankless roles."
Source: AFP | 2017/1/16 16:13:39

‘Hidden Figures’ soars

Hidden Figures, a story about three black women mathematicians who helped NASA put the first men in space, soared into its second week atop the box office, industry estimates for North America showed on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/16 16:03:39

'Star Wars’ makers vow not to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher

The studio behind the Star Wars movie franchise said on Friday it has no plans to digitally recreate film performances of the late actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia, in upcoming installments of the blockbuster series.
Source: Reuters | 2017/1/15 17:48:39

'Railroad Tigers' box-office failure in North America hints that Jackie Chan's star has lost its luster

Very often, a film will perform very differently in its home country than in a foreign land. However, audiences in the two largest film markets - North American and China - seem to feel the same when it comes to Jackie Chan's two most recent films: disappointed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/15 17:43:39

Woody Harrelson joins ‘Stars Wars’ galaxy

Actor Woody Harrelson will be heading to a galaxy far, far away for his next movie, playing a role in the second anthology Star Wars film focused on a young Han Solo.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/12 18:03:40

Documentary on the life of billionaire Warren Buffett coming to HBO on January 30

“I like numbers,” Warren Buffett says in an upcoming HBO documentary about his life. “It started before I could remember. It just felt good, working with numbers.”
Source: Reuters | 2017/1/12 18:03:39

Amy Adams makes her 'Arrival' on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Actress Amy Adams may have missed out on a Golden Globe win this year, but her career was recognized on Wednesday with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame landmark.
Source: Reuters | 2017/1/12 17:58:39

Movie reviews backlash prompts creation of China's national online film and video critics committee

To handle the increasing challenges and criticisms from the Internet, the Chinese mainland's first national online film and video critics committee was established in Beijing on Wednesday, just weeks after a controversy over negative ratings on movie review websites.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/12 17:48:39

China sets up first national online film and video critics committee

To handle the increasing challenges and criticisms from the Internet, China’s first national online film and video critics committee was established in Beijing Wednesday, just weeks after a controversy over the negative ratings some films were given on movie review websites.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/12 0:12:00

Sundance Film Festival adds ‘Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time’ to line-up

A documentary offering an intimate behind-the-scenes look at Donald Trump's shock presidential election victory has been added to the Sundance Film Festival line-up, TV executives said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/11 18:43:39

LA to house George Lucas museum

Star Wars creator George Lucas on Tuesday picked Los Angeles over San Francisco as the home of his future $1 billion museum.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/11 18:43:39

Chinese filmgoers look on in envy at Vietnam’s new film rating system

Starting January 1, Vietnam began implementing a new rating system for movies. The move has not only got filmgoers in Vietnam talking, but also caught the attention of film fans in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/11 18:38:39

Stage Fright

For a man whose movies burst with bravado and swagger, Damien Chazelle is disarmingly shy, but the filmmaker is finding himself increasingly in the spotlight as the awards pile up.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/10 17:13:39

Golden Globes pulls second highest audience in decade

Hollywood's three-hour Golden Globe Awards averaged 20 million viewers on Sunday, the second biggest audience in a decade, NBC said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/10 17:13:39

Golden Globe sparks word fight between Trump, Hollywood

US President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at Hollywood Monday in response to jeering against him during the star-studded Golden Globe ceremony.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/10 9:34:55

Hollywood star criticizes Trump for mocking reporter

Hollywood actress Meryl Streep was honored the Golden Globes for her lifetime contributions to the world of entertainment on Sunday. While in her nearly 6-minute acceptance speech, Streep spoke critically of US President-elect Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/10 9:23:04

Golden Globes: ‘La La Land’ wins big; Meryl Streep takes on Donald Trump

As one of the biggest celebrations of film and television in Hollywood, the Golden Globes grabs the attention of not only audiences in the US, but also the media in China as well.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/9 19:08:39

South Korean minister apologizes for government’s artist blacklist

South Korea's culture minister apologized Monday for the conservative government's blacklisting of thousands of artists for their political beliefs, as critics said the attempt to muzzle critics was the worst for decades.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/9 23:38:40