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Preparations for 89th Academy Awards

Statues of the Oscar are seen during the preparations for the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, the United States, Feb. 22, 2017. The 89th Academy Awards, or "Oscars", will be held on Feb. 26.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/24 9:18:10

Final R-rated Wolverine film to claw its way into the Chinese market in March

The long-awaited, last installment of the solo films for Marvel superhero Wolverine, Logan, will hit big screens in China on March 3, the same date as the film's US release.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 17:48:39

Video game adaptation ‘Assassin’s Creed’ pins hopes on the Chinese market

Assassin's Creed, the action adventure adapted from popular video game franchise of the same name, is pinning its last hopes on China, the world's second largest film market and one that especially favors Hollywood action blockbusters. In late 2016, the film seriously underperformed when it was released in North America and other countries and regions outside of China during the Christmas season. The film only pulled in $54.53 million in the US and $157.9 million internationally, far below what it needs to break even on its $125 million budget plus marketing costs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 18:23:39

A bit of progress

Women and minorities are faring better in Hollywood and feature prominently at this year's upcoming Oscars, but they are still woefully underrepresented overall in the entertainment industry, according to a report issued on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/22 18:13:39

Chinese film wins award in road safety film festival

A Chinese short film named "Distracted Driving" won the second prize of the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/22 9:32:47

‘The Great Wall’ fails to please both Chinese and US audiences

The Great Wall, an architectural marvel that once divided China from invading nomadic tribes, is now serving to bring people together. After poor reviews from filmgoers in China, the lukewarm reception from North American audiences toward Legendary Pictures and Le Vision Pictures' The Great Wall shows that audiences in both countries have found the film disappointing. More importantly, the reviews from overseas have helped put to rest accusations that Chinese filmgoers and critics were deliberately smearing the international coproduction.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 18:13:39

Robin Hood rides into Croatia for new film

After hosting Star Wars and Game of Thrones, Croatia's Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik was transformed into medieval Nottingham on Monday for a Leonardo DiCaprio-produced adaptation of the story of Robin Hood.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/21 18:08:40

Batman still on top

The Lego Batman Movie spanked Fifty Shades Darker for a second weekend running at North American box offices, an industry group said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 18:23:40

Oscar nominee ‘La La Land’ loses to action flick ‘xXx’ in China

Looking for a film to export to China? It seems action films are still your best choice.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:18:39

Asian films tackle LGBT issues at Berlin International Film Festival

The results of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) were announced on Saturday night, with director Ildikó Enyedi's Hungarian romance film On Body and Soul taking home the night's biggest prize - the Golden Bear for Best Film.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 17:43:39

Jolie unveils Khmer Rouge film in 'second home' Cambodia

Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 16:53:39

Paramount CEO Grey to depart as soon as next week – sources

Brad Grey, the chairman and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc’s Paramount Pictures film studio is expected to leave with an announcement coming as early as next week, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/19 16:33:39

Hungarian film "On Body and Soul" grabs Golden Bear

Hungarian film "Testrol es lelekrol" (On Body and Soul) won the Golden Bear for Best Film award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 9:52:21

Filmmaker goes against odds to document story of ‘comfort women’

“The world is so beautiful. I want to live and see this world.” When documentary maker Guo Ke heard these words from Wei Shaolan, a woman forced into sex slavery by Japanese soldiers during their invasion of China, he was barely able to comprehend it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 23:52:00

In search of lost Proust: Film may show revered author

An oval face with a thin black moustache, descending the steps of a Paris church: Is this the only known footage showing the French literary giant Marcel Proust?
Source: AFP | 2017/2/16 21:23:40

Berlin film festival haven for LGBT, historical awareness and diversity

The rise of US President Donald Trump, together with an increasingly troubled political environment around the globe, has weighed heavily on the shoulders of some film industry veterans. Fortunately, the ongoing Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) has offered a way for them to speak out by focusing on diversity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 18:18:40

Actor Harrison Ford in near-miss while landing private plane at California airport

Hollywood star Harrison Ford was involved in a near-miss at a California airport as he was piloting his private plane, officials and US media said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/15 18:28:40

Director Huang Ji’s film competing for Crystal Bear Award at Berlin film festival

Chinese film Ben Niao (The Foolish Bird) was screened as part of the Generation section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday. Directed by Chinese director Huang Ji and Japanese filmmaker Ryuji Otsuka, the film focuses on China's "left-behind children," rural kids whose parents have left to work in big cities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 18:23:39