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'Avengers' won't save Chinese box office, but May Day holiday will

As the rest of the world shuts down their cinemas due to the threat of COVID-19, all four of Marvel's Avengers movies are set to be re-released on Thursday in the Chinese mainland as cinemas begin reopening their doors.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 18:08:41

Serbian Embassy's 'spelling mistake,' former Yugoslavian films go viral in China

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Serbia has become a trending topic on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo. One popular hashtag in particular stemmed from a post about Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic greeting Chinese doctors who arrived in Serbia to support the country's fight against the virus and kissing the Chinese national flag to show his gratitude.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 17:08:40

Serbian Embassy's 'spelling mistake' and films go viral in China

Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Serbia has been trending on Chinese social media recently. On Weibo, a hashtag was inspired from a post, where Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic greeted a team of Chinese doctors who had arrived to help fight against COVID-19 and kissed the Chinese national flag to show his gratitude.
Source: | 2020/3/24 5:15:14

Is the reopening of Chinese cinemas a ray of hope for global film industry as Hollywood struggles amid COVID-19 outbreak?

As the box office in the US is hitting its lowest point in the past two decades, things seem to be turning around in China as positive signs indicate things will start warming up for the world's second-largest film market, which came to a stand still when the COVID-19 lockdown began back in January.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 19:13:40

Hit by virus outbreak, N.American box office sinks to two-decade low

Under the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak, the North American box office had its lowest weekend ticket sales in two decades as viewers stayed home and theaters closed or slashed capacities, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/17 16:38:40

As COVID-19 strikes festivals, red carpets happen in living rooms

Hollywood directors who had their glitzy premieres canceled due to coronavirus are finding inventive ways to build buzz for their films - including bringing the red carpet into their living rooms.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/16 16:33:40

Tom Hanks tests positive for coronavirus

Hollywood megastar Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the new coronavirus while in Australia for a film project, the Oscar-winning US actor revealed Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/12 18:58:40

Chinese netizens send best wishes to Tom Hanks and his wife after couple tested positive for coronavirus

Chinese netizens expressed concern and sent their best wishes after famous US actor Tom Hanks announced that he and his wife had tested positive for coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 17:33:40

Hollywood rapist Harvey Weinstein jailed for 23 years

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault Wednesday, capping a sensational downfall for the once-powerful producer in a landmark case for the #MeToo movement.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/12 15:53:40

Shame on those who try to take down 'Mulan' by spoiling the plot for others

Even though it has been eight months since actress Liu Yifei expressed her support for Hong Kong police on Sina Weibo and was attacked by radical netizens who support the illegal protests in Hong Kong, some protestors in the city are still daydreaming about taking down Disney's upcoming blockbuster Mulan, in which Liu plays the starring role.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 18:53:40

'Exorcist' star, Swedish screen legend Max von Sydow dies at 90

Swedish-born actor Max von Sydow, whose seven-decade career saw him go from starring in iconic art-house movies by Ingmar Bergman to appearing in English-language hits including The Exorcist and Game of Thrones, has died in France aged 90, his family said.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/10 15:03:40

Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat risks all for film and art

For a generation, Roya Sadat has been a voice for Afghan women in one of the world's worst places to be one.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/9 17:03:43

Publisher cancels Woody Allen's memoir after backlash

A leading publisher on Friday scrapped plans to release the autobiography of filmmaker Woody Allen, who has long been accused of molesting his daughter, following an outcry and a staff walkout.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/8 19:53:41

How irrational fans ruined fan fiction site AO3 and their idol too

It is a known fact that a star can only stay popular in China as long as they have a great number of devoted and loyal fans who can create for them sky-high traffic numbers on social media. However, in the case of Chinese star Xiao Zhan, it turns out that his followers have ended up causing him considerable trouble in both China and abroad.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 19:48:40

Streaming titans seek passage to India for new growth

Netflix and Amazon are battling a dizzying array of homegrown outfits, from Bollywood producers to broadcasters, for dominance of India's streaming market, a key target as growth in Western countries slows.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/5 16:13:40

Foreign netizens attribute cut 'Mulan' character to 'homophobia' out of ignorance of Chinese culture

The inaccessibility of the global fanfic platform Archive of Our Own (AO3) in China (can be seen: has misled some foreign netizens to think Chinese are "homophobic". Those who are not familiar with Chinese culture even made a groundless connection, claiming that the removal of character Li Shang in Disney film Mulan is also because Li is actually a gay who fell in love with Hua Mulan who disguised her as a man in the army.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 22:53:40

Will there be films about COVID-19? Maybe China and South Korea can collaborate

Following in the footsteps of various epidemics through the years, there have invariably been some thought-proving and relevant works that have graced the world's film landscape. Yet no noteworthy Chinese films appeared after the country's SARS outbreak in 2003. Which begs the question: Will there be any films produced after the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak ends?
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 20:03:36

Hollywood split as Democrats swap glitzy fundraisers for rallies

From Tom Hanks to Scarlett Johansson, Hollywood A-listers determined to see US President Donald Trump defeated are badly split over the best Democratic candidate to back with their silver-screen dollars.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/2 16:46:34