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Chinese director's ongoing film accused of copying a Marvel production

The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity, a Chinese costume fantasy film helmed by the controversial Chinese director Guo Jingming, which is now widely showing in Chinese mainland cinemas, has been accused of including scenes that are very much similar to the 2016 US superhero film Doctor Strange.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 22:31:08

2020 box office goal can be met in Chinese mainland thanks to highly qualified releases in late December

The Chinese mainland box office is highly likely to achieve its goal of breaking 20 billion yuan ($3.05 billion) in 2020 as several highly qualified films are seeing good results after their release in late December.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 18:36:38

'Wonder Woman 1984' a test for pandemic-torn Hollywood

Each time she wields her lasso, the stakes are high. But with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day, the world's biggest female superhero could alter the future of blockbuster movies.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 18:03:39

Tom Hanks saddles up for first Western in 'News of the World'

It's taken Tom Hanks more than 35 years to make his first Western, so when he finally got on a horse and into a shootout, he wanted to make sure that the movie had something special to say to audiences.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/23 17:28:39

Documentary celebrates Egypt's female weight lifters

On a busy street corner in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, an open-air training camp for female weight lifters has been inspiring women to reach the top of the sport for two decades - smashing taboos in the process.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/23 17:23:40

Argentine film screening to end International Film Festival at China National Film Museum

Argentine films have always been an important part of the map of the world's film industry. The ongoing International Film Festival hosted by the China National Film Museum and Beijing New Film Association kicked off a new section for Argentinan films on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 11:38:39

'The Rescue' brings Chinese bravery to big screens in China

After throwing away its original plan to hit big screens in the Chinese mainland on Chinese New Year's Day back in January, the much-anticipated action adventure film The Rescue finally made its cinema debut on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 22:47:54

Fans of movie star Jackson Yee donate hair to cancer patients to promote idol's upcoming film

A public charity event aimed at getting people to donate their hair to people who have been diagnosed with cancer was launched by a fan club dedicated to Chinese star Jackson Yee on Monday , warming the hearts of many Chinese netizens on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 21:59:37

111 film industry insiders sign letter calling two famous filmmakers 'plagiarists'

Famous but controversial TV producer-screenwriter Yu Zheng and film director Guo Jingming were highlighted in a joint letter signed by 111 Chinese film and TV industry insiders who pledged to boycott the two for plagiarizing other authors' works.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 20:10:11

Christmas films finally show same-sex couples

When Jonathan Bennett's agent called about a leading romantic part in a new Christmas movie, the actor's first reaction was "Great, who's the girl?"
Source: AFP | 2020/12/22 19:23:40

Chinese heroes KO US super heroine at mainland box office

As 2020 draws to an end, things are heating up at the Chinese mainland box office as two blockbuster films, The Rescue directed by Dante Lam, and Hollywood superhero film Wonder Woman 1984, were released on Friday. However, it remains to be seen if the two films will be enough to help the mainland box office break past the 20 billion yuan ($3.06 billion) mark in 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 21:36:48

How the COVID-19 epidemic changed the way Chinese people live

When people around the world welcomed the new year of 2020, none of them imagined they would spend a whole year in the shadow of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus changed the way people work, socialize, dine, exercise, seek entertainment, and even get married. To avoid being infected, people wear face masks and practice social distancing, while noisy parties and screaming concerts are deemed too dangerous and banned in many parts of the world. As this special year comes to a close, we take a look at how the epidemic has changed life.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 18:45:31

Boseman tipped for posthumous glory with Netflix's 'Ma Rainey'

Four months after his death shocked the world, trailblazing US actor Chadwick Boseman makes his heartbreaking, hotly Oscar-tipped final film appearance in 1920s blues drama Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/16 19:08:40

China National Film Museum to host Spanish movie screening event

A series of Spanish films will be screened at the China National Film Museum as part of an ongoing international film screening project hosted by the museum and the Beijing New Film Association.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 18:08:40

Sundance unveils pandemic lineup, Redford son's final film

January 2021's Sundance will be the first major festival highlighting movies made during and about the coronavirus pandemic, as organizers Tuesday unveiled a lineup featuring the final film by co-founder Robert Redford's late son.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/16 18:03:40

Without fresh releases, 'The Croods 2' claims victory again in NA

Universal's animated adventure The Croods: A New Age led another quiet weekend at the domestic box office. The film generated $3 million in its third weekend of release, bringing its total to $24.1 million.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/14 19:33:40

Documentary on children who escape poverty through baseball gets rave reviews

Since it hit Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday, Chinese sports documentary Touch Out has been getting rave reviews and high marks from audiences with its story about a group of young boys from poor families who are able to change their lives through baseball.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 16:23:40

Documentary about the brutal murder of Chinese student Zhang Yingying releases NA trailer

Finding Yingying – a feature-length documentary about Zhang Yingying, a 26-year-old Chinese student who was brutally murdered by a former physics graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the US – announced that it is on virtual cinemas in North America since Friday with the release of the film's new English trailer.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 23:08:26