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Romance Chinese Film ‘Special Encounter’ Wins Special Jury Award at WorldFest – Houston

It is not just the Chinese sci-fi movie “Reset” that was recognized at the recently concluded WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival. A romantic movie based on a South Korean comic book was given a special jury award at the same filmfest.

Vin Diesel And Michelle Rodriguez Visit Washington Heights On Behalf Of 'The Fate Of The Furious'
‘The Fate of the Furious’ Tops China’s May Day Holiday Weekend

The eighth franchise of “The Fast and the Furious” broke box-office records over the weekend by crossing the $1-billion mark. In China, “The Fate of the Furious” topped the May Day holiday weekend and broke the record of “The Fast and the Furious 7.”

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' poster shows lead actor Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp Coming to China to Attend ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ World Premiere at Shanghai Disneyland on May 11

Disneyland is making cinema history by holding the world premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in China on May 11. Flying in for the event are stars of the movie such as Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.

Marvel Studios Hall H Panel
Expect Another Round of Criticism for Jia Xiuyan’s Translation of Subtitles for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

When “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” open in China on May 5, another controversy is expected to hound a Chinese female subtitle translator. Criticisms over her translation in past Hollywood movies shown in China are not new to Jia Xiuyan.

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Netflix Partners With SoftBank For Japan Launch
Dalian Wanda Forays into Lucrative Video Streaming Market with Launch of Mtime Online Cinema in 2017

Competition is becoming stiffer in China’s lucrative video streaming business. After Netflix announced in late April that it had entered into a licensing agreement with iQiyi, a streaming giant in the country, another Chinese entertainment giant announced plans to also go into video streaming.

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‘Tubelight’ to Have a China Premiere, Stars Chinese Actress Zhu Zhu

A Bollywood movie starring Salman Khan would soon premiere in China. Bollywood producers have apparently learned the trick from Hollywood studios to get a Chinese actor in the cast for the movie to have higher chances of box-office success in the world’s second-largest movie market.

'Mystery' Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Chinese Sci-Fi Movie ‘Reset’ Wins Big at WorldFest-Houston

Among the more than 10 Chinese movies awarded on Saturday at the 50th yearly WorldFest-Houston, “Reset” was the big winner. The film is a science fiction movie supervised by action star Jackie Chan.

Promotional Activities Of Martial Arts TV Series 'Yong Chun'
English Version of Hong Kong Cooking Show ‘Chef Nic’ to Air on Fox & National Geographic

Hong Kong chef Nicholas Tse was the special guest of an “East meets West” themed dinner in Bali, Indonesia, aired by Fox TV. During the dinner, Fox announced that an English version of Tse’s cooking show “Chef Nic” would air on Fox and National Geographic.

Cosmic Girls Members
Cosmic Girls Fan’s Joke about Lesbian Wedding of 2 Members Goes Viral

Many netizens would share or retweet an internet post even if they have not verified if what is written in the post is true, so long as the news is interesting. A tweet about two alleged lesbian members of a Chinese girl band marrying was interesting for many netizens even if it was a joke.

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‘World War Z 2’ gets David Fincher to direct; Brad Pitt reprises role - Everything you need to know about the zombie sequel

It’s confirmed - David Fincher is helming “World War Z 2.” Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are moving forward with the zombie sequel, with Brad Pitt reprising his role a Gerry Lane.

Fearless forecast: Top 5 blockbusters in 2018

2018 is already shaping up to be a good year for movies. Several sequels are headed to the theaters in 2018, as well as highly anticipated adaptations. Here’s our bold fearless forecast for the top blockbuster movies in 2018.

Captain Marvel was not in Joss Whedon's
‘Captain Marvel’ cast, spoilers: Brie Larson reveals reasons for taking Carol Danvers role

Brie Larson is generating a huge buzz for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as she nears her big screen debut as Carol Danvers, a.k.a Captain Marvel.

Bryan Singer attends a global fan screening of 'X-Men Apocalypse' at BFI IMAX on May 9, 2016 in London, England.
‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’: Is James McAvoy reprising role as Professor X?

The official title for the next “X-Men” movie has been revealed and it affirms fans’ long-gestating theory. The “X-Men” movie franchise is moving forward with “Dark Phoenix,” which centers on Jean Grey and her transition into the said super-powered being.

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‘Jurassic World 2’ plot hints of a rescue mission, rights of dinosaurs?

It was way back in 2015 when the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series, “Jurassic World,” was released in the big screen. The film was a major hit that resulted in the green light of its sequel “Jurassic World 2,” which has been rumored to have a plot about the rights of dinosaurs.

John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, J.J. Abrams and Adam Driver pose for their selfie with South Korean boy band EXO during the event for fans ahead of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' South Korea premiere.
5 ‘Star Wars’ characters that need their own solo movie

Here are five "Star Wars" characters whose story might make for an interesting spin-off.

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