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'Incredibles 2' set to break records

After a glut of lucrative box office juggernauts from its Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney is looking to break more records with Incredibles 2, the long-awaited return of a quirky animated superhero family.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 17:08:39

'Ocean's 8' steals big lead at box office

The women of Ocean's 8 proved this weekend that they know how to steal the show - and much more - as the new heist flick took in an estimated $41.5 million in North American theaters.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 18:03:39

Indian comedy drama 'Toilet: A Love Story' sparks heated discussion in China

Indian movie Toilet-Ek Prem Katha, or Toilet: A Love Story, raked in a total of 58.3 million yuan ($9.1 million) at the Chinese mainland box office over its debut weekend, a rather disappointing figure compared to the opening weekend for Hindi Medium's 134 million yuan, the last Indian social comedy film released in the country in April.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 17:28:39

Anticipation in China high for Friday debut of Indian film 'Toilet: A Love Story'

Indian comedy drama Toilet-Ek Prem Katha (Toilet: A Love Story) will become the fifth Indian film to be imported into the Chinese mainland when it hits theaters on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 17:38:39

Atlanta-set 'Superfly' leads blaxploitation revival

With their fast cars, furs and fedoras, the heroes of 1970s "blaxploitation" are making a comeback on the big screen as Hollywood indulges its endless addiction to cinematic nostalgia.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/6 17:53:39

'I should be the poster boy of #MeToo': Woody Allen

US filmmaker Woody Allen has backed the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and said he would have been a "poster boy" for the cause if he hadn't been unfairly maligned.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/5 17:38:40

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' stays aloft but loses altitude in North American theaters

Solo: A Star Wars Story clung to the top spot in North American theaters this weekend but again fell below expectations, taking in $29.3 million, just over a third its opening-weekend receipts, said box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/4 18:13:39

K-pop star Krystal Jung's visit to China sparks discussion on possible loosening up of long-rumored S.Korean cultural ban

News that South Korean pop star Krystal Jung attended a charity event at a primary school in Southwest China's Yunnan Province has caused Chinese netizens to speculate if China's long-rumored restriction on South Korean entertainers has started to loosen up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 17:23:39

Johansson on 'no place to hide,' Time's Up and music

"There's really no place to hide." So says Scarlett Johansson, movie maven, Avengers heroine and millionaire Hollywood actress as she contemplates the Time's Up revolution following the demise of Harvey Weinstein.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/3 17:13:39

New documentary to introduce hometowns of famous Chinese writers

A new documentary that explores the hometowns of celebrated Chinese writers is set to air on Central China Television on June 8.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 18:43:39

8th edition of Chinese film festival kicks off in Paris

The 8th edition of Chinese Film Festival in France (FCCF) opened Monday night in Paris, offering French audiences a chance to discover nine Chinese films released last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/30 8:26:55

Creators behind China's Golden Trailer Awards nominees discuss the future of China's movie trailer market

Three China-produced movie trailers have been nominated for the 19th Golden Trailer Awards, the winners of which will be unveiled on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 18:18:39

'Solo' fails to take off

Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest prequel in the hugely popular film franchise, struggled to achieve escape velocity this holiday weekend, with an estimated $101 million four-day take falling far below expectations.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/28 17:53:39

'Sesame Street' creators sue over lewd puppet murder mystery film

Promotion for a new raunchy puppet crime comedy has the group behind the beloved children's TV series Sesame Street in Oscar-the-Grouch mode - and they're suing on claims the film "tarnishes" the educational show's brand.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/27 18:08:40

Aussie surf film 'Breath' and 'toxic femininity'

Point Break has its surfers robbing banks when they aren't on the water, while in Blue Crush they clean hotel rooms. In Breath, they swim in the choppier waters of erotic asphyxiation.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/23 18:13:40

'Deadpool 2' rises to top

Another weekend, another $100-million-plus superhero opening. This time it was 20th Century Fox's Deadpool 2, with an estimated $125 million take in North American theaters and a huge debut overseas, box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/21 17:38:39

Frame by frame, China's film restorers revive classics

Jiao Xiang, 31, a true film aficionado, watches movies frame by frame.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 13:33:55

Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou receives Boston University honorary degree

Famed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou on Sunday was greeted with cheers and applause of an enthusiastic crowd after he received an honorary Doctor of Humanize Letters from the Boston University at its 145th Commencement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 9:08:54