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Movie Reviews: Curse Of The Golden Flower

Opening in 60 U.S. cities, Sony Pictures Classics' Curse of the Golden Flower performed solidly, it unspectacularly over the weekend. The film, China's costliest ever, earned $489,000 -- or $8,150 per theater. The lush historical...

Is China Stacking The Deck For Movie?

Days after director Zhang Yimou's Curse of the Golden Flower opened with the biggest box-office take in China's history, some Western reports are questioning the role of China's exhibitors in producing the record. According to...

Yun-fat Wants To Duet With Chou

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON star CHOW YUN-FAT is desperate to record a duet with his latest co-star JAY CHOU. Yun-Fat, 51, stars alongside the Taiwanese pop singer, 27, in ZHANG YIMOU's forthcoming romantic epic CURSE...

Lee To Serve As Culture Consultant For 2008 Olympics

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN director ANG LEE has been selected as an arts and culture consultant for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to be held in China. The 51-year-old Oscar...

Chan's Dream Dramatic Project Put On Hold

JACKIE CHAN's dream movie, about landmines in Cambodia, has been put on hold - so its director can produce the 2008 Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies. The film, as yet untitled, was ready to...

Spielberg Plays Down Yimou Collaboration Reports

STEVEN SPIELBERG has dismissed reports he's set to work with famed Chinese director ZHANG YIMOU, insisting he's been misinterpreted. Rumours were rife the movie-makers were to team up for a screen version of the classic...

Zhang Yimou To Direct Olympic Ceremonies

Acclaimed Chinese film-maker ZHANG YIMOU will direct the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The RAISE THE RED LANTERN and HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS director will work alongside Hollywood director STEVEN...

Million Dollar Baby Triumphs With Critics

CLINT EASTWOOD is celebrating after his film MILLION DOLLAR BABY and star HILARY SWANK picked up two accolades at the NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS on Saturday (08JAN05). The veteran film-maker and actor's...

Zhang Ziyi Hurt Her Idol

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI cut her idol MAGGIE CHEUNG's hand while filming a gruelling fight scene for the smash hit martial arts movie HERO. The CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON beauty had to swoop down...

Jet Li Thanks Tarantino For Hero Success

Martial arts hero JET LI is so thrilled with the success of his movie HERO in America, he's taken out a full-page advertisement thanking QUENTIN TARANTINO for transporting it from China. The film, which...

Jet Li's Hero Still Surprising Movie Experts In America

Chinese martial arts movie HERO continues to shock Hollywood by notching up a second week as the country's top film. The ZHANG YIMOU film, which is set in the third century BC and stars...

Shrek, Spider-man And Harry Potter Face China Delay

The latest installments of SHREK, SPIDER-MAN and HARRY POTTER are expected to make a delayed arrival in China this summer (04), as a part of a campaign to protect the local film industry. Despite...

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