It's all about making a spectacle

2014-07-03 07:14:34

The triumph of the fourth installment of the Transformers series in the booming China market has sent a strong message that quality is not essential to attract a mass audience-but mindless fun sells.

China forges UK film partnership

2014-06-05 06:52:08

China and the UK plan to enhance cultural ties through their film industries, as more Hollywood movies are reaping the benefits of having Chinese elements.

Mutant film franchise opens in China

2014-05-23 07:03:42

The major movie franchise returns with retro style and a stellar cast promising a geek field day for film fans and comic book aficionados alike. The Associated Press reports in Los Angeles.

'The Search' screened in Cannes

2014-05-22 13:46:06

Celebrities pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Search" in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 21, 2014.

Tang Wei portrays female writer Xiao Hong

2014-01-23 13:48:31

Chinese actress Tang Wei is seen in a scene in Ann Hui's upcoming film "The Golden Era". Tang Wei plays the lead role as the 1930s author Xiao Hong, one of the most important female writers in contemporary China.

A knockout year for cinema

2013-12-26 08:16:35

The year 2013 will be remembered for the spectacular takeoff of China's film market, and it will also go down in history as the year bad movies ruled, or at least shared, the box office.

Taking risks in a firestorm

2013-11-06 01:09:36

Showbiz sensation star Andy Lau is well known for his acting and music career, but as Liu Wei discovers, he is also an ambitious film producer who is willing to take risks, physical and financial.

'Carrie' returns, with more blood, revenge and a feisty makeover

2013-10-19 10:28:50

Carrie White is back in a new movie adaptation of Stephen King's cautionary tale of teen isolation and revenge, this time with more blood and a dose of modern technology.

As body ages, Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood's full embrace

2013-10-19 10:00:50

Jackie Chan declared last year that he was retiring from action films, now says that after more than a decade of contemplating quitting, he is going to let his body decide. Jackie Chan's'CZ12' premieres in Beijing

'Transformers 4' director attacked on set in Hong Kong

2013-10-18 10:48:42

American director and producer Michael Bay was injured in an attack in Hong Kong during filming for his latest Transformers movie. Transformer 4 to be filmed in Chongqing

Opening ceremony of 26th Tokyo International Film Festival

2013-10-18 10:30:29

Celebrities attend the opening ceremony of 26th Tokyo International Film Festival in Toyko, Japan on October 17, 2013.

Hugh Jackman contemplates exit from 'X-Men'

2013-10-18 10:04:57

Hugh Jackman said he's still contemplating whether to continue the role after "X-Men: Days of Future Past."