DAILY BRIEF

Sep 22, 2017

NEWS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

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    Why China’s ‘Wolf Warriors II’ Is Enjoying Surprising Success in Hong Kong

    To the surprise of some, China’s top-grossing film of all time, “Wolf Warriors II,” has been better received in Hong Kong compared to previous Chinese propaganda movies. The film’s modest success in Hong Kong theaters comes despite its unabashedly patriotic content, of a kind which in the past was strongly rejected by residents of the former British colony. Variety

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    Jackie Chan Is Defying Age With Action in 'Lego Ninjago' and 'The Foreigner'

    Jackie Chan talks about the freedom of doing cartoons, the challenges of being an aging action icon and the thrill of winning an Oscar last year. The Los Angeles Times

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    Why The New Hollywood Will Never Live Up To Old Hollywood

    Esteemed Hollywood producer Mike Medavoy, who produced hits like “Black Swan,” “Zodiac” and “Shutter Island,” was inspired to enter the movie business after watching films featuring Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and Lauren Bacall as a child. But Medavoy says the quality of filmmaking suffered after creative control in the industry shifted. HuffPost

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    ‘Escape Plan 3’: China’s Max Zhang Joins Sylvester Stallone Sequel

    Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista will be joined by China’s Max Zhang in “Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station.” The film is the third in the “Escape Plan” prison break franchise produced by Emmett Furla Oasis. Variety

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    New Sci-fi Movies Feature Chinese Heroes

    The recent lineup of Tencent Pictures features four new sci-fi movies, which are either set in China or feature Chinese heroes. China Internet Information Center