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Chinese Filmmakers Want To Go International -- But How?

With China opening an average of nine new movie theaters every day and now boasting the second-largest box-office market in the world, the country has become a powerhouse in the movie industry. But several filmmakers,...

Chinese Movie Ticket Sales Will Equal U.s. Sales By 2018

Within five years the Chinese box office will equal that of the United States, according to Yu Dong, founder and chairman of Bona Film Group, China's largest privately owned film distributor. In an interview with...

American Dreams In China Tops Chinese Box Office

Hong Kong director Peter Chan's American Dreams in China has held on to the box-office crown in China for the second week in a row, earning $34.1 million, according to China Film News. That would...

China's Movie, Tv Businesses Soar

Underscoring the massive growth of the film and television businesses in China, the Motion Picture Assn. and the China Film Distributors and Exhibitors Assn. released a study on Monday indicating that those businesses generated...

Weinsteins Nab Rights To Distribute Berlin Opener

On the same day that it opened the Berlin Film Festival, Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster was acquired by The Weinstein Company for distribution in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. The martial arts drama,...

Martial Arts Epic Opens Berlin Film Festival

The 63rd annual Berlin Film Festival -- The Berlinale -- gets underway tonight (Thursday) with a screening of The Grandmaster, a martial-arts epic from Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai. The director also heads the...

Hong Kong Film Removed From Tokyo Film Festival

The Hong Kong-produced movie Floating City has been withdrawn from the Tokyo Film Festival, following violent protests on the Chinese mainland last week over Japan's decision to nationalize the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East...

Hong Kong Film Removed From Tokyo Film Festival

The Hong Kong-produced movie Floating City has been withdrawn from the Tokyo Film Festival, following violent protests on the Chinese mainland last week over Japan's decision to nationalize the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East...

Rambaldi, Creator Of Alien And Et Creatures, Dies

Special-effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who created the creatures for Ridley Scott's 1979 horror flick Alien and Steven Spielberg's 1982 family film ET The Extra-Terrestrial , has died at age 86. His work on those films...

Erica Hill Out At Cbs This Morning

In the latest shakeup in early-morning television, CBS has booted Erica Hill off CBS This Morning and has announced that she'll be replaced by Norah O'Donnell, currently CBS News' chief White House correspondent. In a...

Andy Serkis Never Intended Acting Career

Andy Serkis never intended to be an actor. The 47-year-old star - who portrayed Gollum in the 'Lord of the Rings' series and King Kong in the 2005 movie of the same name - never...

Paramount At Box-office Peak

For the first time in more than a decade, Paramount Pictures is ending the year as the box office champion. The strong showing of Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol , which took in $46.2 million over...

Andy Serkis Returning For Planet Of The Apes Sequel

Andy Serkis is to star in a sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'.The 47-year-old actor has signed up to reprise his role as chimpanzee Caesar - who he portrays via motion capture...

Lady Gaga And Katy Perry Banned In China

Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, and Katy Perry songs have all been banned in China. The Asian country's ministry of culture has deemed 100 tracks by artists unsuitable for its citizens telling websites selling and streaming...

Andy Serkis' Chimp Troubles

Andy Serkis "slipped" in and out of being a monkey in his real life while filming 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. The British star - who, through the use of motion capture technology,...

Competitive Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz is very competitive.The Spanish actress and her husband Javier Bardem are among a group of actors - including Eva Longoria and Antonio Banderas - who meet weekly to play a murder mystery role-playing...

Andy Serkis' Motion-capture Frustrations

Andy Serkis gets "frustrated" performance capture is misunderstood.The 47-year-old actor - who has played used the technique in 'Lord of the Rings' to portray Gollum and chimpanzee Ceaser in new movie 'Rise of the Planet...

Chinese Critics Blast Kung Fu Panda

Despite efforts by DreamWorks animation to ensure that Chinese culture was treated with no disrespect in Kung Fu Panda 2 , the film is already drawing condemnation on the Chinese mainland. Leading the critics is...

Video Game Nerd Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera has an arcade at home.The 'Fighter' hitmaker - who has a three-year-old son Max with ex-husband Jordan Bratman - loves playing "old school" video games and claims no one can beat her top...

Hugh Hefner 'Fortunate' To Have Crystal

Hugh Hefner is happier than he has even been thanks to his fiancee Crystal Harris. The 85-year-old Playboy founder will marry the 24-year-old blonde beauty at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on June 18...

Rio Trivia

Some tangled trivia The only other movie musical with "Rio" in its title was 1933's Flying Down to Rio, the film that first paired Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was produced by Merian C....

Katie Price To Divorce Alex On Anniversary

Katie Price will file for divorce from Alex Reid on their first wedding anniversary.The 32-year-old star will start official proceedings on the earliest possible date of February 10 - which will be exactly a year...

Naomi Watts Joins J. Edgar

Naomi Watts is to star in Clint Eastwood's biopic 'J. Edgar'.The Australian actress will star as the FBI director John Edgar Hoover's secretary of 54 years Helen Gandy, who after his death destroyed his personal...

Ricky Gervais To Voice Mole In New Wind In The Willows

Ricky Gervais is to voice Mole in a new movie version of 'The Wind in the Willows'.The legendary comedian was handpicked by director Ray Giggs who has been desperate to sign up the 49-year-old in...

James Bond Gun Sells For 277k

A pistol from a James Bond movie has sold at auction for £277,250. The weapon - a Walther air pistol - was used in promotional shots featuring star Sean Connery for the 1963 film 'From...

Kelly Osbourne Shocked On Ellen Degeneres Show

Kelly Osbourne almost wet herself during a recent TV appearance.The 26-year-old star - who is the daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne - was so stunned to be surprised by a person disguised as Super...

Simon Pegg's Twitter Prank

Simon Pegg is a paranormal prankster.The 'Shaun of the Dead' star revealed he recently confused a whole host of his twitter followers by pretending he had been abducted by aliens that were living in his...

Alex Reid Breaks Sex Ban

Alex Reid has broken his sex ban with Katie PriceThe cage-fighter - who is has a bout with Tom Kong Watson coming up next month - admits he had to break the rules after he...

Jackson Bases King Kong On Silverback

Movie maker PETER JACKSON wants the star of his upcoming re-make of KING KONG to look as realistic as possible, so he's basing the mythical giant ape on a silverback gorilla. The director is...

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Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.

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