Movies

Zhang Yimou says 'Great Wall' story may have been too weak

May 10, 2017

Zhang Yimou says the disappointing U.S. performance of the biggest budget China-U.S. co-production to date, "The Great Wall," may have been down to a weak story

Thriller 'Trivisa' wins big at Hong Kong Film Awards

Apr 11, 2017

Crime thriller "Trivisa" was the big winner at the Hong Kong Film Awards night, taking home five awards including the prize for best film

Thailand's ex-tourism chief gets 50 years for taking bribes

Mar 29, 2017

The former head of Thailand's tourism promotion board has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from two Hollywood producers to let them organize the Bangkok International Film Festival a decade ago

Indonesia deports 2 French journalists from Papua province

Mar 19, 2017

Indonesia deported two French journalists for committing visa violations while shooting a documentary film in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua

Director Jia Zhangke to host film festival in northern China

Mar 16, 2017

Chinese director Jia Zhangke, known for films exploring China's wrenching social changes, will host his own festival to showcase the work of young directors and movies from developing countries

'Beauty and the Beast' shelved in Malaysia despite approval

Mar 14, 2017

Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie "Beauty and the Beast" in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors say Tuesday it has been approved with a minor cut involving a "gay moment."

Jackie Chan: Hollywood competition means better China films

Mar 7, 2017

Jackie Chan says letting more Hollywood movies into the Chinese market would put pressure on Chinese domestic filmmakers to boost the quality of their output

Japan actor in Scorsese's 'Silence' drawn to recurring theme

Mar 1, 2017

Shinya Tsukamoto was drawn to Scorsese's 'Silence' and his own films by the evolution of a recurrent theme _ the nature of violence

China's Recon buys $100M majority stake in Millennium Films

Feb 24, 2017

China's footprint in Hollywood is expanding following a wire and cable maker's purchase of a controlling stake in independent studio Millennium Films, which produced "Rambo" and "The Expendables."

'Soul Mate' leads Hong Kong Film Awards nominees with 12

Feb 8, 2017

Romance drama "Soul Mate" has charmed the Hong Kong Film Awards

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