Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed renewed a request for China to show Nigerian movies, known as Nollywood. He reiterated the request to Zhou Pingjian, the Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, during Zhou’s courtesy visit to Alhaji on Thursday in Abuja.
The second part of the cult classic franchise of Jeffery Lau, based loosely on “Journey to the West,” an ancient Chinese classic, would be shown again in theaters across China beginning on April 13, Thursday. The Western Movie Group added 11 minutes to the movie.
There would be 29 countries that would take part in the 70th Cannes Film Festival on May 17 through 28. However, China is not on the list. Major Hollywood studio films are also not those selected.
S.H.E. girl band member Ella Chen gave birth on April 12 to a baby boy. The Taiwanese actress-singer gave her infant the nickname “Strong Baby.”
A new Disneynature movie, “Born in China,” gives another side of the Asian giant beyond the images of Beijing and other landmarks China has been known for. Dame Jane Goodall, the ambassador of Disneynature, said the more than one-hour documentary took three years to shoot. The movie, the seventh theatrical release, is scheduled to show on April 21, one day before Earth Day.
Hong Kong celebrity Donnie Yen said that United Airlines is never going to get his business again.
If you’ve been watching “Riverdale” Season 1, you’ll notice that the town drama and conflict that envelopes the small town involves a lot of the known families therein. Sounds familiar? Probably, because that’s how things go down in “Game of Thrones” as well. “Riverdale” staff writer Brian Paterson also took notice of this, and made sigils for the families of the core characters.
It appears that George R.R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" will be delayed even further. There are rumblings that the sixth book in the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series will not come out this year as anticipated.
“Smurfs: The Lost Village” literally got lost in the U.S. domestic market over the weekend when it opened with box office results of $14.1 million. Sony, the producer of the film, is apparently hoping the situation would be different when the movie premieres in China on April 21.
Animation is one of the known products of Japanese cinema. However, Chinese movie makers are catching up, including martial arts actor Jackie Chan who has ventured into an animation project.
The live streaming sector in China continues to thrive. At the rate it is growing, experts forecast the sector would top the movie box-office receipts in a few years.
One year after the artist's death, many questions are still unanswered and many suspect that Prince was killed by using fentanyl from China.
The impact of China’s ban on Korean content and entertainments continues to be felt both in South Korea and China. In South Korea, it resulted in a contraction of businesses, while it had the opposite effect on China’s entertainment industry.
The seven-member jury of the 7th Beijing International Festival’s main competition section has been identified. The group is made up of international movie experts, namely French actor Jean Reno, American director Ron Minkoff, Danish filmmaker Bille August, Hong Kong director Mabel Cheung, Chinese actress Jiang Wenli, Italian producer Paolo del Brocco and Romanian director Radu Jude.
Another Hollywood movie would likely benefit from a simultaneous premiere in China and North America. Even before the debut, “The Fate of the Furious” has earned $18.1 million in China in pre-sales.
In Hangzhou, East China, a bookshop named Zhongshuge is attracting attention by incorporating the idea of an amusement park. Books are held by shelves designed as roller coasters, hot air balloons and a merry-go-round, among others. It's an instant hit among children and their parents.