Movies

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

Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms

Jan 20, 2017

Paramount Pictures says it has signed a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured while working in Thailand

Jan 18, 2017

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau has been injured while working in Thailand

South Korean cinema leads nominees at Asian Film Awards

Jan 11, 2017

South Korean cinema has fared well in the nominations for the Asian Film Awards

Marilyn Monroe's dresses, notes, checkbook seen before sale

Sep 27, 2016

Marilyn Monroe's dress from "Some Like It Hot." Handwritten notes and letters expressing the Hollywood icon's inner thoughts and, at times, despair

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