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Uphill climb for 'Justice League'

Saving Metropolis and Gotham City from the clutches of evil supervillains might be enough pressure for the average caped crusader but the cast of the forthcoming Justice League film also face another equally-terrifying foe: film critics.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/8 17:38:39

Vincent Kok's 'Two Wrongs Make A Right' sets eyes on Singles' Day audiences

Rom-coms have always performed well in China. Chinese movie Two Wrongs Make A Right is looking to capitalize on this fact and the upcoming Singles' Day holiday on Saturday by serving up a helping of romance and laughter to audiences on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 18:43:39

'Thor: Ragnarok' Rules Box Office

Disney-Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations - the fourth best launch of 2017.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/6 18:38:39

Italian producer Marco Müller shares views on Pingyao film festival

While most film festivals try to be as grand as possible, the newly established Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF) wishes to remain small-scale.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 17:58:39

'Cinema Paradiso' director Giuseppe Tornatore denies sexual harassment allegations

Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore on Saturday denied assaulting a showgirl as the Academy Award-winning filmmaker became the latest in the entertainment world to be accused of sexual harassment.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/5 17:23:39

28th Carthage Film Festival kicks off in Tunisia

The 28th Carthage Film Festival (JCC) kicked off in Tunis on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/5 7:08:16

Chinese American Film and TV Festival glittering in Los Angeles

Twice this week, Chinese American filmmakers and TV producers gathered in Hollywood where the Chinese American Television Festival (CATF) and the Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) both held key events to build important cross-cultural relationships between the two countries and foster valuable business alliances.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 7:50:16

Hollywood director Brett Ratner accused of sexual misconduct: LA Times

Actresses Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn and four other women have accused Hollywood action director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct or harassment, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/2 16:48:39

Alibaba's Jack Ma goes up against some of Asia's biggest martial arts stars in kungfu flick 'GSD'

Jack Ma, chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and one of country's richest men, will star as the lead in a 20-minute short film titled Gongshoudao, or GSD, the film's executive producer Jet Li, also one of China's best-known kungfu stars, announced on Tuesday at a press conference in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 16:43:39

Warner Bros. severs ties with Brett Ratner after sexual misconduct allegations

Warner Bros. has severed all ties with the "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner after six women publicly accused him of a range of sexual misconduct.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 13:26:12

Chinese director Jia Zhangke takes on new role for his Pingyao International Film Festival

From a regular attendee at film festivals to an organizer of one, 47-year-old Chinese auteur film director Jia Zhangke is looking to set up a platform for new filmmakers while introducing non-Hollywood film culture to a wider audience in China through his Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF).
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 18:03:39

Kevin Spacey faces backlash after sexual misconduct allegations, Chinese social media reacts

The next season of Netflix's award-winning House of Cards will be the last, a spokesman said on Monday, as the series reeled over sexual misconduct allegations against its star Kevin Spacey.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2017/10/31 17:58:39

Protest at Polanski tribute

French feminists interrupted a retrospective of filmmaker Roman Polanski in Paris on Monday, in a topless protest against the Franco-Polish director who has been accused of a string of sexual assaults.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/31 17:48:39

'Jigsaw' helps solve box-office puzzle

Hollywood may be suffering through a spiritless patch but Halloween films can still lend a needed jolt, as Lionsgate's new Jigsaw horror film and a clutch of other scary films showed by boosting an otherwise flimsy weekend box office.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/30 17:23:39

Horror film "Jigsaw" wins N. American box office in pre-Halloween weekend

Lionsgate's horror film "Jigsaw" topped North American box office in pre-Halloween weekend with an estimated 16.25 million US dollars debut, demonstrating the latest success of horror genre this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/30 7:57:45

Warner Bros goes all out in promoting 'Justice League' for Chinese mainland

Justice League is all in for China, where it will debut on November 17.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 17:28:40

HK film veteran John Woo encourages young directors to buck trends

Following veteran Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo's return to the action genre with Manhunt, he has once again captured public attention. On Saturday and Sunday, Woo attended a series of events at the Pingyao International Film Festival, where he encouraged young filmmakers to follow their own heart rather than market trends.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 17:28:40

Sweden's awkward tour-de-force 'The Square' eyes Oscar

It was more of an apologetic retreat than an ostentatious flounce, but one critic decided he'd had enough two hours into Ruben Ostlund's Palme d'Or-winning The Square.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/29 17:03:39