Friday, April 15, 2016

Cannes: Luxbox Picks Up Singapore's Un Certain Regard Contender 'Apprentice'


Version Originale Condor has already acquired French distribution rights to Boo Junfeng's second feature, which tells the story of a Singaporean executioner.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cannes: South Korea Rejoices as 'The Handmaiden' Is Selected to Compete for Palme d'Or


Park Chan-wook's lesbian thriller is the first Korean film in four years that will vie for the top prize, while 'Gokseong' and 'Train to Busan' will show in out-of-competition sections.

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Kobe Bryant's Final NBA Game: Black Mamba Mania Sweeps China


Bryant is by far the most popular Western athlete in the world's most populous nation — one Chinese TV star even gave him a sword before the Lakers game as a token of gratitude.

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'Hee' ('Hi'): Film Review


Veteran actor-director Kaori Momoi relocates a Japanese short story about an arsonist's recollections of her past to her current home of Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Alibaba's AI Successfully Predicts Winners of Chinese Reality Show


Always one for showmanship, Jack Ma's e-commerce company unveiled its cutting-edge artificial intelligence program during the final episode of "I Am Singer," one of the most popular TV shows in China.

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Indian Box Office: 'The Jungle Book' Second Highest Hollywood Opening Ever in India


Only 'Fast & Furious 7' has earned more in the territory on in its first weekend than Jon Favreau's animated feature, which bowed to $8.4 million in India.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

'Rogue One': Five Things to Know About the Chinese Supporting Stars


Two of greater China's biggest stars — Jiang Wen and Hong Kong's Donnie Yen — have been cast in the 'Star Wars' prequel, and the business rationale behind the characters isn't exactly a mystery.

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