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Chinese director Xue Xiaolu's new suspense/thriller ropes us in with intrigue, makes us stay for family


An 8.1-magnitude earthquake that looks too much like an industrial accident strikes a peaceful Malawi village. The Whistleblower, directed by Xue Xiaolu, vividly starts the action without hesitation so we ...

Chinese films among nominees at Aussie screen awards

Chinese films were among those nominated for awards at this year's Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTAs), at a gala ceremony on Wednesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/5 16:43:40

'No Time To Die'

Car chases, machine gun fire and love interest: fans of James Bond on Wednesday got their first taste of the upcoming film featuring the fictional British superspy, No Time To Die.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/5 16:33:40

Nobel winner Mahfouz lives on in Cairo's alleyways

The legacy of Islamic Cairo's most famous son Naguib Mahfouz lives on in its winding lanes more than three decades after he became the only Arab to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/5 16:28:40

Steinway & Sons produces limited-edition pianos to celebrate Shanghai Symphony Orchestra's 140th birthday

China's Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has received a special "gift" for its 140th birthday from renowned pianomaker Steinway & Sons - a limited-edition grand piano.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 13:42:02

Lay Zhang's mobile variety show demonstrates the potential of portrait-mode-only programming

Chinese singer and K-pop EXO member Zhang Yixing, also known by his stage name Lay Zhang, launched his solo variety show Reknow on short video platform TikTok on November 28. Unlike other variety shows aimed at mobile users, Zhang's new show was filmed and is meant to be watched in portrait mode.
Source: Global times | 2019/12/4 20:42:05

Experts discuss the art of stage plays at World Class Theater for Chinese Audiences forum

A dialogue among Chinese theater director Roy Szeto, Chinese actor Zhang Liang, French director Jean Varela, Lithuaniain director Egidijus Stancikas and Eric Lacascade took place during the World Class Theater for Chinese Audiences forum in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 18:06:26

What's trending on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Wednesday

Trending on Wednesday: The Untamed enters Tumblr's list of the best TV series for 2019, Black Widow teaser trailer drops, South Korean singer/actress Im Yoon-ah wows fans with her Chinese speaking ability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 17:54:09

Hollywood 'needs to be reformed,' says Harvey Keitel

Movie tough guy Harvey Keitel, who plays a mobster in Martin Scorsese's Netflix gangster epic The Irishman, has some advice for Hollywood: Get back in touch with your creative side.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/4 17:38:40

South Korean singer Kang Daniel steps away from activities due to depression

South Korean singer Kang Daniel posted a letter on forum website Theqoo on Tuesday night, in which he expressed his desperation and struggles. “I am indeed extremely tired. I wish somebody could help save me,” the post read.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 16:36:20

Chinese Marvel fans look forward to solo film 'Black Widow'

Chinese netizens took to social media on Tuesday night to express their anticipation for Marvel's Black Widow film, which is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2020 in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 16:34:44

Apple TV+ drama dives into murky world of true-crime podcasts

True-crime podcasts have become an obsession of armchair detectives around the world. Millions of wannabe sleuths "solve" real-life murders as they listen during morning commutes.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/4 16:18:40

Rapper Drake declared Spotify's most-streamed artist of decade

As the 2010s winds to a close, streaming titan Spotify announced Tuesday that poppy rap sensation Drake is the most globally streamed artist of the decade with more than 28 billion streams.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/4 16:13:40

Magic show 'The Illusionists' returns to NY

The world-famous touring magic show The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays has returned to New York with a batch of new magicians and their mind-boggling tricks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/4 15:53:40