Donnie Yen Makes His Mark on Hollywood

 /  News  / 
Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen Ji-dan has finally gotten recognition in a place where until recently he has not actively sought recognition -- Hollywood. Read More

Judge Not Laughing, Calls ‘Madame Bovary’ ‘a Shallow Insult’

 /  Legal  / 
A Chinese judge apparently thought "I Am Not Madame Bovary" was nothing to laugh at, calling its plot an insult to her profession. Read More

Huahua Media Signs Exclusive Deal for ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ in China

 /  News  / 
Huahua Media has become an exclusive partner in China with Paramount Pictures for the roll-out of "Transformers:The Last Knight." Read More

On Screen China: Japan’s ‘Your Name’ Looks to Win the Weekend

 /  Box Office  / 
Look for Your Name to win this weekend’s box office easily with RMB 300 million ($43.5 million). Read More

Senior Alibaba Pictures Executive Detained For Suspected Bribery

 /  News  / 
Another senior executive at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s movie production arm has been detained under suspicion of corruption, according to multiple local media reports. Read More

Tim Burton’s ‘Peculiar Children’ Makes Cut for China Market

 /  News  / 
An "eyeball feast" enjoyed by some of the monster cast was deemed unsuitable for local audiences and had to be removed in order to gain release here, state-run media reported Thursday. Read More

Electric Shadows

 /  News  / 
We are presenting a prophetic essay by the legendary cinematographer, James Wong Howe, as originally published in Script Magazine in 1945. Read More

Film Review: ‘Old Stone’ is Neorealist Noir

 /  Reviews  / 
"Old Stone" (Lao Shi/老石), the debut feature by Chinese-Canadian director Johnny Ma, makes a kind of hybrid neorealist noir, something akin to the rising, ultra-unreal (chaohuan) sensibility, through the story of a hapless taxi driver, the titular Lao Shi, whose desire to act morally is at every turn thwarted by an inhuman system. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Finds a Home at Number One

 /  Box Office  / 
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" enchanted Chinese audiences over the weekend as the Harry Potter spinoff debuted to an impressive RMB 284 million (US$41.2 million). Read More

Alibaba Buys 30 Percent Stake in Hehe Pictures

 /  News  / 
Alibaba Pictures Group will acquire a 30 percent strategic stake in Chinese film investment company Hehe Pictures, becoming its second-largest shareholder. Read More

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