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Chinese Stars Promote Hollywood Movies They Have No Part In | CFI

<i>Local celebrities lure audiences to the box office for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Kingsmen,’ and other foreign films.</i><p>Canadian heartthrob Ryan Gosling has …

'Pokémon' to Hit Chinese Cinema Screens For the First Time on November 11

<b>‘Pokémon’ to Hit Chinese Cinema Screens For the First Time on November 11</b><p>‘Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel,’ the 19th film in …

The Changing Definition of Male Role Models in China | CFI

<i>Online reaction to a provocation viral song shows that people are growing bored of chauvinistic, swaggering depictions of masculinity.</i><p>Han Han. Photo: …

Hollywood, China, and Big Data

<i>China will only become more sophisticated in its collection and use of big data and companies going into China will need to keep pace or else they’ll</i> …

Pixar's 'Coco' Scores November 24 China Release

A still from ‘Coco.’<p><b>Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Scores November 24 China Release</b><p>‘Coco,’ an animated adventure movie produced by Pixar Animation Studios and Walt …

Why Chinese Sci-Fi Fans Love Homegrown Heroes

<i>Film and literary protagonists wield ancient philosophy to ward off alien invasions.</i><p>The growth of the Chinese film market in recent years has brought …

Roger Corman's Horror Film 'Palace of the Damned' to Open in China

<b>Roger Corman’s ‘Palace of the Damned’ to Open in China on November 17</b><p>Recently, ‘Palace of the Damned,’ a thriller executive produced by Roger Corman …

An HTML5 Animation Made by China's Official Party Paper Went Viral

<i>Set to a thumping soundtrack, the fast-paced HTML5 (H5) animation recaps the journey of the party growing from 13 members to 80 million, and China</i> …

Vampire Movie Returns to Big Screens in China after 5 Years | CFI

still from ‘Midnight Dreamers’<p><b>Vampire Movie Returns to Big Screen in China after 5 Years</b><p>French-Chinese co-production ‘Midnight Dreamers’ has been set …

Startup Hopes Hollywood Sparkle Can Win Applause for Chinese Theme Parks

<i>Boats in an ordinary theme park are just boats, but in the Shanghai Disney Resort, they are the menacing pirate vessels from the multi-billion-dollar</i> …

Headlines from China: Stephen Chow to Make 'The Mermaid 2' | CFI

<b>Stephen Chow to Make ‘The Mermaid 2’ and TV Drama ‘The Mermaid’</b><p>Recently, “Call For Actors” for ‘The Mermaid 2″ appeared on the internet, which …

Film as Soft Power and Hard Currency: The Sino-Hollywood Courtship

<i>The story of a Sino-Hollywood courtship is one about competing cultural and capital values and developmental models as well as nationalism and</i> …

Does the Success of 'The Foreigner' Indicate a Brighter Future for Co-Productions?

official still from ‘The Foreigner’<p><b>Does the Success of ‘The Foreigner’ Indicate a Brighter Future for Coproductions?</b><p>Along with a successful …

Who Are the Most Powerful Filmmakers in Mainland China? | CFI

<b>Who Are the Most Powerful Filmmakers in Mainland China?</b><p>Along with the rapid commercialization and industrialization of China’s film industry, the …

Headlines from China: How Did Ghosts Disappear from Chinese Films?

Still from ‘The House That Never Dies II’<p><b>How Did Ghosts Disappear from Chinese Films?</b><p>If you go to a movie theater in China to see a so-called “Ghost …

Chinese Video Giants Are Becoming Production Powerhouses

<b>Chinese video websites have rolled up their sleeves to make original content, from mainstream shows to the more niched genres of anime and</b> …

Film Review: 'The Foreigner'

Every day while CFI’s Hollywood readers take in the business of the Chinese film industry, the actual movies can sometimes seem exotic or remote. But …

LeEco’s Listed Arm Extends Trading Halt for Restructuring Plan | CFI

<b>Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp., the listed arm of embattled tech giant LeEco, extended its share-trading halt after a six-month</b> …

Behind The Guggenheim's "Turn it on: China on Film": An Interview with Wang Fen and Ai Weiwei

<b>This week, in advance of the opening of “Turn it on: China on Film, 2000-2017,” Wang Fen and Ai Weiwei, curators of the documentary series, spoke to</b> …

What Data Says about the Market of Sci-fi Movies in China | CFI

Official still from ‘The Mermaid.’<p><b>What Data Says about the Market of Sci-fi Movies in China</b><p>Science fiction is a widely liked genre that generates …

Previously Postponed ‘Youth’ to Open Pingyao Film Festival | CFI

<i>After its initial premiere was canceled, Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s latest work, “Youth,” will kick off the inaugural Pingyao International</i> …

Headlines from China: Fundamental Films Acquires China Rights to Luc Besson's 'Anna' and 'Leon'

Still of ‘Leon’<p><b>Fundamental Films Acquires China Rights to Luc Besson’s ‘Anna’ and ‘Leon’</b><p>Recently, Luc Besson completed the preparation for his new …

Chinese Youngsters' Favorite Streaming Site Bilibili Plans for IPO | CFI

<b>The eight-year-old site has become the nexus for young Chinese in love with the ACG culture of animation, comics, and games.</b><p>Photo: Weibo.<p>Chinese …

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Changes China Release Date

<b>‘Blade Runner 2049’ Changes China Release Date, ’Murder on the Orient Express’ & ‘Justice League’ to Open in China in November</b><p>Sci-fi thriller ‘Blade …

China Box Office Audit Results Are In – Now What? | CFI

<i>“There’s an old joke. Two women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of ’em says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other</i> …

"Little Fresh Meat" Star Lu Han Announces Relationship, Causing "Earthquake" on Chinese Social Media

Lu Han<p><b>“Little Fresh Meat” Star Lu Han Announces Relationship, Causing “Earthquake” on Chinese Social Media</b><p>On October 8, Chinese pop star Lu Han, one …