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"The Greatest Showman" hits all the right notes

Set in colorful, mid-1800's New York City, Hugh Jackman's hit musical "The Greatest Showman" is hitting all the high notes, pulling in 94.5 million US dollars in North America and more than 100 million dollars internationally, through Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:08:19

New Aamir Khan film looks to recreate success of 'Dangal' in the Chinese mainland

Following the tremendous box-office success of Dangal in China, Secret Superstar, another Aamir Khan film, is set to hit Chinese mainland theaters on January 19. While Indian films that screen in the Chinese mainland usually debut at least six months after their premiere on their home turf, Secret Superstar is coming out after just a three-month delay, indicating that the Chinese distributors of the film, China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution, has high hopes for its performance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 18:28:39

'Coco' guitars all the rage in Mexico

Salvador Meza has been making guitars since he was a boy, but his leathery hands have never had to churn them out as fast as now – thanks to the hit movie Coco.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 16:18:40

Marvel creates Chinese superheroes to draw Asia fans

Chinese superheroes will soon be joining the pantheon of larger-than-life Marvel universe mainstays Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, a company official said as the comic book giant makes a major thrust into Asia.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 16:18:40

Old Summer Palace replica to fully open to public in 2019

A controversial replica of the Old Summer Palace will be fully open to public in July 2019, the project's main investor Xu Wenrong said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/13 23:20:24

Barbara Wong's 'Girls 2' to hit Chinese mainland on March 2

Girls 2, the latest work from Hong Kong director Barbara Wong, is scheduled to release in cinemas across the Chinese mainland on March 2, the day of the Lantern Festival on the Chinese calendar.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 16:58:39

Dark comedy set to show a different side of Chinese animation

The only Chinese-language film to compete for the Golden Bear at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and the only animated film to do so since Miyazaki Hayao's Spirited Away, Have a Nice Day is a very different work from what people usually think of when it comes to animated film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 16:53:39

Dominic West to star in TV drama version of 'Les Miserables'

The Wire star Dominic West is set to play Jean Valjean in a new television adaptation of Les Miserables scripted by the master adapter Andrew Davies, the BBC announced on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/11 16:48:39

Hollywood actors Michael Douglas, James Franco say sexual misconduct allegations against them are false

Actor Michael Douglas has issued a pre-emptive denial of accusations that he committed a sex act in front of a female employee three decades ago.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/11 16:38:40

'Forever Young' holds premiere at Beijing's Tsinghua University

Chinese director Li Fangfang's newest film Forever Young, starring Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming and Leehom Wang, held its premiere at Beijing's Tsinghua University on Tuesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 16:48:39

British film awards nominations dominated by "The Shape of Water"

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) unveiled Tuesday its shortlist for this year's film awards with "The Shape of Water" dominating the nominations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:48:52

Chinese netizens chime in on the Golden Globes and war on sexual harassment

Sunday night's Golden Globes saw US film industry insiders declare war on the industry's culture of sexual harassment and abuse as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2018/1/8 18:18:39

'Jumanji' bounds to the top

Sony's family-oriented movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared into first place this weekend in North American theaters as horror film Insidious edged into second past a slipping Star Wars installment, according to industry estimates.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/8 18:03:40

'The Last Jedi' set to become the lowest-earning 'Star Wars' film of recent years in the Chinese mainland

Despite its status as the highest-earning film of 2017 in North America, Star Wars: The Last Jedi failed to take first place during its opening weekend in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/7 19:03:39

'Walking Dead' fined after on set death

The production company behind AMC zombie series The Walking Dead has been hit with the maximum possible fine over the death of a stuntman, the US government said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/7 15:03:39

Beijing's box office revenue tops 520 million USD in 2017

Beijing's box office revenue topped 3.39 billion yuan (520 million US dollars) in 2017, up 12.1 percent year on year, the Beijing Municipal Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television announced on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 21:48:18

Eleven films nominated for 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards

A total of 11 films have been nominated for the top honor bestowed by the Producers Guild of America (PGA), the group announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 7:53:40

Cate Blanchett to head Cannes jury

Cate Blanchett, the double Oscar-winning actress leading a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 17:53:39