• China has reopened more than 500 cinema screens after drop in coronavirus cases
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    China has reopened more than 500 cinema screens after drop in coronavirus cases

    Chinese authorities have re-opened a swathe of cinemas across the country, after cases of coronavirus have seemingly receded.

  • As Cinemas Shut Worldwide, China’s Prepare to Reopen
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    As Cinemas Shut Worldwide, China’s Prepare to Reopen

    As cinemas shutter for the foreseeable future across the U.S. and Europe in a historically unprecedented wave of closures to lower risks of exposure to coronavirus, a handful of cinemas in China have already re-opened and all signs indicate that many more will soon follow in their wake. “Our cinema is preparing to re-open, but […]

  • 'Toy Story 4' beaten at China's box office by 18-year old movie
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    'Toy Story 4' beaten at China's box office by 18-year old movie

    'Spirited Away" has been released for the first time in China after being banned for years.

  • Huge plot holes appear in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' after China removes all gay references
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    Huge plot holes appear in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' after China removes all gay references

    The Chinese release of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is coming under fire, after censors removed all references to homosexuality, AIDs and cross-dressing. Peng Yanzi, a Chinese LGBT activist who has seen both the western cut of the movie and the Chinese version told AP: “The cut scenes really affect the movie. Among the scenes missing is the one in which Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury comes out to his long-time partner Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton).

  • ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Pulled From Beijing Film Festival
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    ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Pulled From Beijing Film Festival

    Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” which just won an Oscar for adapted screenplay, has been pulled from the Beijing Film Festival by the event’s organizers. The festival’s removal of the gay-themed coming-of-age film – first reported by Reuters – comes as Chinese authorities tighten their control over media content. Earlier this month, China’s […]

  • China Now Has More Movie Screens Than US
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    China Now Has More Movie Screens Than US

    China’s box office may not catch the U.S. anytime soon after flatlining last year, but the Middle Kingdom has just taken top billing on another notable movie metric: total screens. At a press conference Friday to open the second annual BRICS International Film Festival in the Chinese city of Chengdu, Zhang Hongsen, the deputy director of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China, which oversees — and censors — all films and television programs shown in the country, told attendees that China now has more than 45,000 movie screens, more than any other market, according to Chinese film website Mtime. The festival celebrates filmmakers from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

  • Alien: Covenant removes Xenomorphs from Chinese release
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    Alien: Covenant removes Xenomorphs from Chinese release

    Don't expect to find many aliens in the Chinese version of Alien: Covenant...

  • Empires Of The Deep: The Bonkers True Story Of The ‘Most Expensive’ Unreleased Movie Ever Made
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    Empires Of The Deep: The Bonkers True Story Of The ‘Most Expensive’ Unreleased Movie Ever Made

    Four different directors, almost 10 years in the making and costing an alleged £100million, yet ‘Empires of the Deep’, China’s planned answer to ‘Avatar’, remains unreleased. “I think I’m the only one who’s seen it other than the creators,” says actor Steve Polites, who signed a three month contract in 2009 to play the hero of ‘Empires of the Deep’ (and weirdly two other characters), only to find himself still stuck in China nine months later. “[Jon has] a really good heart and the core of a great idea, but couldn’t let go of it,” says Mark Byers, a Hollywood veteran who came on in late 2007 as a producer to try and help.

  • Why ‘Warcraft’ Can Bomb in US This Weekend and Still Be a Blockbuster
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    Why ‘Warcraft’ Can Bomb in US This Weekend and Still Be a Blockbuster

    Legendary and Universal Pictures’ “Warcraft” may bomb this weekend in North America, but it’s doing bang-up business overseas. The video-game movie broke records as it opened Wednesday in China — most notably beating the first-day, non-weekend box office mark held by Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” by nearly $20 million.

  • 'Zootopia' Lego Statue an Amazing Tribute — Too Bad It Wasn't Childproof
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    'Zootopia' Lego Statue an Amazing Tribute — Too Bad It Wasn't Childproof

    Artist spends three days on Nick Wilde re-creation; it took a mere fraction of that time for an excited child in China where it was on display to bring it crashing down

  • Marvel Denies Whitewashing 'Doctor Strange' to Appease China
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    Marvel Denies Whitewashing 'Doctor Strange' to Appease China

    Studio defends its commitment to diversity in casting and says character's shifting ethnicity is consistent with backstory: "... the embodiment is Celtic."

  • Deadpool Banned In China
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    Deadpool Banned In China

    20th Century Fox’s upcoming ‘X-Men’ spin-off ‘Deadpool’ will not be shown in China when it’s released in February.

  • Terminator Genisys Smashes Records at Chinese Box Office
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    Terminator Genisys Smashes Records at Chinese Box Office

    By Brett Lang for Variety Chinese audiences are breathing fresh life into the Terminator franchise. The Paramount Pictures and Skydance release scored the fourth-biggest opening day for a U.S. release in the country, picking up $27.4 million after debuting Sunday across 25,000 locations. It was a very good weekend for Paramount and Skydance, which also fielded the second-highest grossing film on the foreign charts, “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.” The sequel snagged $25.2 million from 63 territories, pushing its worldwide haul to $438.6 million. More from Variety: ‘Terminator Genisys” Weapons: Arnold Schwarzenegger Got Biggest Gun In third place, “Bride Wars,” a Chinese remake of the Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway comedy, earned $23.6 million.