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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.

'Beauty' stays on top, but much-maligned 'Rangers' shows box-office power

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast continued its blockbuster ways this weekend, dominating North American movie screens with a three-day take of $88.3 million, according to an estimate from the specialized Exhibitor Relations.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 18:38:39

Tanzanian rapper held for ‘insulting president’

A popular Tanzanian rapper said Sunday that he had been arrested over a song allegedly insulting President John Magufuli, seen as increasingly authoritarian and unwilling to brook any dissent.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 18:28:39

Debut of daring anti-graft show ‘In the Name of People’ a sign that corruption genre is making a comeback

Gun fights, police sirens and car chases - this isn't some random thriller or gangster film, but the trailer for Chinese anti-graft TV drama In the Name of People, which debuts on Hunan Satellite TV on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 18:08:39

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" continues to lead North American box office

Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" continued to dominate the North American box office with an estimated 88.3 million US dollars this weekend, and powered the movie studios to have the best cumulative march film attendance ever.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 9:14:15

Kanye West settles with Hungarian singer over alleged song theft

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song “New Slaves.”
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/26 18:03:39

Photographer captures world's glacier melt over decade

For the last decade, US photographer James Balog has been on a mission to document climate change through his camera lens.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/26 18:03:39

Upcoming FRONT International triennial shares vision for Cleveland with China

Organizers for FRONT International, a new triennial set to debut in Cleveland in 2018, shared their vision for the upcoming event with Chinese audiences and artists at a seminar on Saturday afternoon at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing’s 798 Art District.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 17:58:39

Oscar winner Brie Larson to play first female presidential candidate in the US in new film

Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson will star in a movie about the first woman to run for US president decades before US women even had the right to vote.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/26 17:53:39

Finding the ‘best energy’ through EDM

Nick is usually known as a lawyer in Detroit but when he travels the world’s electronic music festivals he takes on a new persona – he shaves tribal figures into his hair and sprinkles glitter over his biceps.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/26 17:43:39

‘The Fate of the Furious’ to be revealed in theaters this April

With its box-office take of 2.43 billion yuan ($352.7 million) in the Chinese mainland, Furious 7 has remained the top highest-earning imported film in China since it released in the country in April 2015. Two years later, The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in the franchise, will hit theaters in the Chinese mainland and North America on April 14.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 17:33:39

Mediterranean film festival kicks off in Morocco as Chinese films shine

The 23rd edition of the International Mediterranean Film Festival opened on Saturday in Morocco's northern city of Tetouan, with China as the guest of honor.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/26 9:43:52

China rolls out plan to revitalize traditional crafts

The Chinese government has rolled out a revitalization plan for traditional craftsmanship amid efforts to protect intangible cultural heritage and meet needs such as employment and poverty alleviation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 13:55:08

China publishes books on "two sessions"

A series of books of selected transcripts of press conferences held during this year's two sessions have been published by the People's Publishing House, the publisher said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 18:10:56