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Holiday box office

The latest blockbuster installment of the Star Wars saga dominated box offices in North America for a second weekend straight, according to early holiday estimates released Sunday.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2016/12/26 18:23:39

‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher in intensive care after heart attack

Hollywood star Carrie Fisher was spending Christmas Eve in intensive care after suffering a massive heart attack near the end of a transatlantic flight.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/25 17:58:40

Rodrigo Prieto on ‘Silence,’ Scorsese and J-Law in bed

Mexican cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto has little to prove, having won almost nothing but acclaim over two decades for his collaborations with the very biggest names in filmmaking.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/25 17:58:39

Audiences, critics line up on either side of ‘The Great Wall’ when it comes to reviews

US-China fantasy action co-production The Great Wall broke the 600 million yuan ($86.3 million) mark on its sixth day in Chinese mainland theaters. Yet, while the film is an undeniable commercial success, the debate over whether the film is any good continues to rage.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 17:48:39

Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip talks about his ‘new orientalism’ concept of design

In writer Chen Guanzhong's eyes, Tim Yip's capacity to work is striking.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 16:38:39

Inclusion of Chinese stars Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen raises 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hype in China

While Star Wars: The Force Awakens received a lukewarm reception in the Chinese mainland last year, the newest entry into the franchise looks poised to turn things around.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 19:13:39

Award-winning French actress Michele Morgan remembered after passing away at age 96

French screen legend Michele Morgan, who starred in some 70 movies and took home the best actress prize at the first-ever Cannes film festival, died on Tuesday, aged 96, her family announced.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/21 17:43:40

'The Great Wall' tops Chinese box office

"The Great Wall," an epic action-adventure by Zhang Yimou, ruled the Chinese box office in the week ending Dec 18, China Film News reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/20 23:33:44

China has 40,917 film screens, exceeding the US

There are 40,917 film screens in Chinese mainland cinemas as of December 20, according to the film bureau of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/20 18:40:03

Walt Disney Studios hits industry-first $7b at box office with ‘Rogue One’

A huge debut for Rogue One has seen Walt Disney Studios become the first distributor in history to hit $7 billion in annual global boxoffice receipts, the company said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/20 17:58:39

Shared experiences

Australian star Nicole Kidman says her experience as the mother of adopted children meant she closely related to her character in the movie Lion, tipped as an Oscar favorite.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/20 17:53:40

China's radio drama industry sees new beacon of hope in the success of 'Murders on the Pacific Ocean'

Waves wash the side of the boat while fishermen gamble and curse loudly. Suddenly, someone screams: "Murder! Murder!"
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/20 17:48:39

Zsa Zsa Gabor, first Hollywood star famous for being famous, passes away at age 99

Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian-born Hollywood siren, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack, her husband said. She was 99.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/19 17:33:39

Romantic-comedy ‘See You Tomorrow’ brings star power to final marketing push before Friday debut

Making one final promotional push, the producers of romantic-comedy film See You Tomorrow held a star-studded press conference in Beijing on Sunday, five days before the film’s nationwide release on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 17:28:39

"Rogue One" dominates box offices in opening weekend

The latest blockbuster episode in the Star Wars anthology dominated weekend box offices in North America, humbling another popular Disney film, Moana, according to industry estimates.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/19 17:23:39

New "Star War" film rockets to No.1 at box office in North America

The new "Star Wars" movie has opened in the number one spot around the world, as "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was on track to sell 155 million US dollars in tickets by the end of Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/19 9:10:20

Zhang Yimou and Matt Damon's 'The Great Wall' may be a dissapointment to critics in China, but is sure to please action fans around the world

Matt Damon’s latest work The Great Wall was once the center of controversy over allegations of whitewashing, but not that the film has hit Chinese mainland theaters on Friday attention has shifted.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/18 16:23:39

SAG award nominations

Kenneth Lonergan's tender family drama Manchester by the Sea scored the most nominations on Wednesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, seen as a major bellwether for the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/15 19:18:39