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LeBron James somber after losing Black Panther and Black Mamba in 2020

LeBron James described 2020 as the worst year of his life on Saturday, with the Los Angeles Lakers superstar losing two of his black heroes just seven months apart.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/31 18:18:40

Documentary about Wuhan chengguan and street vendors to be released in cinemas

A Chinese documentary film named City Dream will be released in cinemas on Friday. It was shot in 2014 and follows the conflicts between urban management staff, or chengguan, and illegal street vendors in Wuhan, showing that the relationship between these two groups is not simple.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 1:09:06

Several Chinese-made Korean War film and TV productions underway, scheduled for 2021

Chinese film giant Bona Film Group is planning to produce three films, including one Korean War (1950-53) film, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China in 2021, a Bona Film Group official said at the 10th Beijing International Film on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 23:33:40

China may be the first country to see film industry recover from negative impact of coronavirus pandemic: experts

China may become the first country to see its film industry walk out of underneath the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese film experts said at the 10th Beijing International Film Festival on Wednesday, adding that Chinese filmmakers are increasingly confident about the industry's recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 19:01:55

iQIYI Pictures announces sports, true story film projects at Beijing film festival

Chinese film studio iQIYI Pictures released its original film project at the Beijing International Film Festival on Thursday. The announced films cover various genres from sports and action to crime thrillers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 19:13:40

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' seen as savior for cinemas

It is the film of the summer - the release that cinema operators, beset by coronavirus regulations around the world which have largely kept audiences at home, are praying will reboot the industry.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/26 18:35:02

The Sihang Warehouse turns into hot tourist spot following success of war epic 'The Eight Hundred'

With the box-office success of Chinese war epic 'The Eight Hundred,' the old building in Shanghai where the film takes place has become a hot tourist spot.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 23:21:39

China's top film festival opens, igniting hope the global film industry is recovering

Cooperation between Chinese and foreign filmmakers which suffered hugely since the #COVID-19 pandemic, is getting a morale boost with Monday's opening of the 10th Beijing International Film Festival, organizers say.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 8:21:52

Noir 'The Batman' footage thrills fans

Robert Pattinson showcased The Batman footage and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hyped up his new anti-hero movie Black Adam as Hollywood A-listers and their comic-book alter-egos hosted a sprawling online event Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/24 17:33:40

Infographic: Chinese war epic 'The Eight Hundred' revitalizes box office, sign of hope for global industry

Infographic: Chinese war epic 'The Eight Hundred' revitalizes box office, sign of hope for global industry
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 21:03:41

Hollywood's Chateau Marmont turns to 'hand-selected' clientele

For nearly a century Chateau Marmont has been an adopted home and playground for Hollywood's elite, discreetly hosting sophisticated Golden Age icons and raucous Brat Pack celebrities.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/23 16:13:40

Online Beijing International Film Festival launched on iQIYI

Due to the special circumstances brought about by COVID-19, 2020's Beijing International Film Festival is combining online and offline modes. The online section of the film festival kicked off on Friday on one of China's most popular video platforms - iQIYI.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 15:53:40

Tickets sell fast ahead of 10th Beijing International Film Festival

The upcoming 10th Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF), which is scheduled to be held in Beijing from Saturday to August 29, has ignited the enthusiasm of Chinese moviegoers. Anticipation is so high that 72 percent of the tickets for the films that will be screened during the festival were sold within the first 10 minutes of them going on sale on Chinese ticketing platform Taopiaopiao on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/20 18:39:45

'Making of Harry Potter' park to open in Tokyo in 2023

Muggles in Japan can discover how the Harry Potter series of films were made at a new amusement park scheduled to open in 2023 in Tokyo, Warner Bros said Tuesday, in the latest expansion of the multibillion-dollar wizarding franchise.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/19 17:03:40

2017 Chinese war film 'Defenders' capture audiences' attention during 75th anniversary of Japan's surrender

As Chinese blockbuster The Eight Hundred earned more than 20.38 million yuan ($2.95 million) at the box office during prescreening events over the weekend, which also marked the 75th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender announcement, another Chinese war film was grabbing people's attention on the small screen.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 21:03:48

National Day holiday film slate ignites moviegoer enthusiasm in China

The recent announcement that two high-profile Chinese films will be released during China's National Day has ignited the passion of many Chinese moviegoers to head to theaters, leading many film experts to predict that the Chinese film industry is well on the way to recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 17:53:41

Cautious Hollywood edges back to work

When veteran Hollywood actor Gregg Daniel was offered an audition for a new movie in Los Angeles, he nearly didn't show up - the pandemic was well under way, and "no one was shooting."
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2020/8/17 17:08:42

Locarno hails hybrid-format film festival

Switzerland's Locarno Film Festival said Sunday it hoped to have set the bar for future international film festivals, having adopted a new semi-virtual format due to the coronavirus crisis.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/17 17:08:40