Jackie Chan Set for December, January China Releases

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"Skiptrace" star Jackie Chan will appear in two new films in December and January, respectively, while shooting on "Viy 2," co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, continues. Read More

Feng Xiaogang’s ‘I Am Not Madame Bovary’ Clears China Censorship

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"I Am Not Madame Bovary" (我不是潘金莲), the highly anticipated social satire by veteran Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, has officially passed China’s film censorship board with some cuts and will finally hit screens on November 18. Read More

Shark Thriller ‘Meg’ Will Bite China in 2018 Before Rest of World

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The Jason Statham/Li Bingbing vehicle will debut for Chinese New Year audiences a full two weeks before it attacks the rest of the world in early 2018. Read More

CFI Q&A: Rian Dundon, English Tutor to China’s Leading Lady Fan Bingbing

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China Film Insider spoke with Rian Dundon, who served as English tutor and private photographer for China's most recognizable film star, Fan Bingbing. Read More

Chinese Star Fan Bingbing Quits Shark Horror-Adventure ‘Meg’

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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing has announced she is pulling out of the thriller Meg (巨齿鲨), being made by Warner Bros. and Chinese company Gravity Pictures. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Tarzan’ Swings to First Place, Jackie Chan’s ‘Skiptrace’ Could Lure Summer out of Doldrums

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Warner Bros.’ "The Legend of Tarzan" swung to first place with a RMB 46.8 million ($7.0 million) debut, a reign likely to be cut short by "Skiptrace," perhaps the only Chinese-language film with the potential to gross RMB 1 billion ($150 million) this summer. Read More

‘Tarzan’ Gets July China Release Date

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Warner Bros. "The Legend of Tarzan," a new version of the ape-man saga, will open in China on July 19, over two weeks after its US opening, the studio announced Monday. Read More

Chinese Celebrity and the Soft Power Machine

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In the first in a series of occasional guest Op-eds, China Film Insider brings you the voices of two academics in Britain who are recording milestones and studying trends in the growing world of Chinese moviemaking, Read More

Big in China: Western Celebrity Spreads via Social Media Campaigners FansTang

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The chasm between China’s social media ecosystem—now 650 million online and counting—and the Twitterverse enveloping the rest of the world is not simply cultural. Read More

Chinese Stars Promise to Behave, Or Else

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The latest twist in Xi Jinping’s vision of wholesome Chinese culture involves Chinese celebrities pledging their adherence to morally upstanding conduct. It would be difficult to imagine a similar scene in Hollywood, with, say, Jennifer Lawrence and Warner Brothers CEO Kenji Tsujihara proclaiming their intention to behave according to government directives. Yet that is exactly Read More