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Sony opens CinemaCon with stunning show of new footage


Sony kicked off the annual CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas Monday with an array of stars and plenty of thrills in never-before-seen footage of its upcoming slate of movies.

Nobel laureate writes disparaging play about US President Trump

US theater-goers got a small taste Monday of a new play by Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek that tries to understand US President Donald Trump and what he says about society.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 19:23:39

Sony opens CinemaCon with stunning show of new footage

Sony kicked off the annual CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas Monday with an array of stars and plenty of thrills in never-before-seen footage of its upcoming slate of movies.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 19:18:39

Andrei Stenin Contest draws photographers from 76 countries

About 5000 entries by young photojournalists from 76 countries have been submitted to the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2017/3/28 19:05:43

‘Small Talk’: One Taiwan director’s courageous tale of family strife

Filmmaker Huang Hui-chen felt bound by labels while growing up in Taiwan - impoverished, a school dropout and daughter of a lesbian Taoist priestess who she yearned to understand.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 18:58:40

Wall Street's popular 'Fearless Girl' statue to remain until 2018

The popular bronze statue of a young girl staring down a bull on Wall Street will stay in place until March 2018, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 18:23:40

Film festival opens in cinema-less Saudi Arabia after weather delay

The Saudi Film Festival opened Monday with 58 homegrown cinematic works to be screened in the ultra-conservative kingdom that continues to ban public cinemas.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 18:23:39

Former Beatle Paul McCartney making album with Adele producer Greg Kurstin

Paul McCartney has revealed that he is working on a new album with the producer best known for Adele's blockbuster hit "Hello."
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 18:23:39

‘The Underground Railroad’

Director Barry Jenkins, whose movie Moonlight won this year's best picture Oscar, is writing and directing a drama for Amazon based on a prize-winning novel about escaping from slavery.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 18:18:39

"Kong: Skull of Island" tops Chinese box office

American blockbuster "Kong: Skull Island" saw 500 million yuan (72.6 million US dollars) in earnings for the week ending March 26, the clear box office winner for the week, China Film News reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 13:56:10

Horse racing festival celebrated in Nepal

Horses jump through fire rings during the Ghode Jatra, a horse racing festival at Army Pavilion, Tundikhel in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 27, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 9:46:38

Exhibitions a new highlight in China's cultural exchange

Cultural relics exhibitions have become more important for China in improving cultural exchange, the head of the country's cultural heritage authority said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:04:48

Lucasfilm lost sleep over ‘Rogue One’ resurrections

It grossed $1 billion and picked up numerous awards nominations, but a particular aspect of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story proved one of the most controversial moments in the entire franchise.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 18:58:40

Hong Kong filmmakers cooperate with Chinese mainland police for new crime movie

Looking for a way to fit into the Chinese mainland market has been one of the biggest challenges for many Hong Kong filmmakers since they first started heading north. Now, about a decade later, it seems that some have found a way to get their foot in the door: Create political mainstream works in cooperation with the government.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 18:58:39