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Remastered Harry Potter movie continues to top Chinese box office amid coronavirus

Amid the COVID-19 epidemic, the remastered 4K 3D version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is making box-office history following its re-release in the Chinese mainland on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/16 23:15:31

Director Guan Hu's war epic an ode to patriotic soldiers and the great Chinese people

As the lights turned back on in the theater, the entire audience - only at 30 percent of capacity due to coronavirus prevention measures - continued to sit motionless in their seats, even long after the screen went dark. They were so shocked and moved by the movie they had just seen - The Eight Hundred, which was prescreened at several cinemas around China on Friday. The film, set for wide release on August 21, is one of the very first new films to hit theaters since Chinese mainland cinemas returned to operation in late July.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/16 18:20:53

Big budget Chinese drama set during Korean War to end filming in December

A Chinese TV drama marking the 70th anniversary of China's move to support North Korea during the Korean War (1950-53) began filming in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/16 16:33:40

French director breaking the barriers for young black women

Just like the heroine of her acclaimed debut film, Cuties, Maimouna Doucoure knows what it feels like not to be taken seriously.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/16 15:13:40

Chinese film 'The Crossing' has been well received in France

Chinese film The Crossing, which focuses on teenagers whose families are split between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Chinese mainland, was released in France on Wednesday and has got compliments from the local media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/14 1:10:25

After soap opera career, media mogul Sumner Redstone dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, who rose from modest beginnings to lead one of the most powerful Hollywood and television empires and became enmeshed in battles worthy of a TV soap opera, has died at age 97 after years of declining health.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/13 16:33:41

Peter Chan's new film to hit cinemas on National Day

A series of posters for the new film Coffee or Tea, produced by Chinese director Peter Chan and directed by Xu Hongyu, were released on Wednesday. The film follows three young people as they start a business in their hometown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/12 15:38:40

Does China's recovering film market light the way for global industry?

Two highly anticipated films were confirmed to be heading to Chinese mainland cinemas on Monday. The announcement ignited hope for the recovery of the Chinese mainland film market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 17:33:41

Film extras rush to China's 'Hollywood' as record number of productions underway

Despite high temperatures reaching 38 C, dozens of people line up in front of the registration center at Hendian World Studios, China's equivalent to Hollywood, in East China's Zhejiang Province, to wait for training to become an extra. Some of them have come out of curiosity, while others hope it is the first stepping stone to achieving their dreams of becoming a star.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 17:28:41

Baby's back: New 'Dirty Dancing' movie confirmed

A new Dirty Dancing movie is in development, with Jennifer Grey expected to reprise her iconic role as Frances "Baby" Houseman after more than three decades.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/9 17:18:42

China's 'Hollywood': Hengdian World Studios regains vitality as coronavirus brought under control in China

Walking down a street at Hengdian World Studios, China's equivalent to Hollywood, at least seven different film crews can be seen busily going about shooting films or TV shows, while performers dressed in various period costumes are everywhere.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 16:53:41

Long-delayed Hollywood war blockbuster '1917' finally heads to Chinese mainland theaters

The Chinese mainland premiere of war film 1917 was held in Beijing on Tuesday. Critics who attended the premiere gave the film high compliments, saying that the film was worth the half-a-year wait.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 11:13:40

Disney sees big loss as pandemic hits parks, studios; subscriptions rise

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reported its quarterly earnings were hit hard as the pandemic emptied theme parks and cruise ships, while it hit a new milestone for streaming subscriptions.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:43:41

India's anti-China movies may trigger extreme nationalism: experts

Chinese observers and netizens are concerned Indian films are stirring up heated nationalism and anti-China sentiment with false and exaggerated plot not respecting the facts, after Indian actor-producer Ajay Devgn recently announced he will soon start casting for a movie about the border clash between China and India in the Galwan Valley.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 0:03:13

Bollywood star discharged after catching coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said Sunday he had been discharged from the hospital, three weeks after being admitted with "mild" coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/3 18:13:40

Filming ramps up at China's equivalent to Hollywood – Hengdian World Studios

More than 100 crews have returned to work at China's version of Hollywood, Hengdian World Studios in East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 15:48:40

Blockbuster Chinese film 'The Eight Hundred' receives new release date

The official Sina Weibo account of film The Eight Hundred announced on Sunday that the film will debut in theaters on August 21. After being delayed in 2019 for technique problems, the film is set to be the first major Chinese blockbuster to be released in cinemas since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 0:13:44

Trailer for China's first documentary about its overseas peacekeeping operations goes viral on social media

The trailer for The Blue Defensive Line, China's first documentary film about the country's first peacekeeping infantry battalion, was released online on Sunday, arousing netizens' curiosity in China's sense of responsibility for the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 17:13:40