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Scriptwriters get unique forum to pitch ideas to financiers

2016-04-07 08:46

The 36-year-old former ad designer wrote a tale about a retired secret agent in 2012 but failed to persuade any film studios to look at it.

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Chills and thrills

2016-04-07 08:07

Fans of flicks filmed in frozen places, like The Revenant, may find Lost in White merits a hot spot on the silver screen. Shot in temperatures lower than -40 C in Northeast China, the movie also offers car chases, explosions and lots of gore.

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Growing calls to make space for art-house films

2016-04-07 07:35

Although China is seeing massive growth in box-office receipts, the world's second-largest movie market needs "space" for art-house filmmakers, says director Lu Chuan.

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2,000-years-old tomb found in S China

2016-04-06 15:30

Relics are excavated from an ancient tomb built about 2,000 years ago in Zhongshan county, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

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Scientists find how red wine compound protects heart

2016-04-06 14:47

Chinese researchers said Tuesday they have discovered how resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, reduces the risk of heart disease.

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China's singing contest casts out insulting judge

2016-04-06 14:19

The Chinese singing contest "Super Girl 2016" terminated singer Mindy Quah as one of the judges on April 1 as she insulted a contestant in a mass audition in March.

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Postage stamps issued in Britain to mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

2016-04-06 11:00

Britain's Royal Mail launched a set of special postage stamps Tuesday to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the playwright William Shakespeare.

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Domestic kung fu flick beats Batman v Superman

2016-04-06 10:07

Two new Chinese releases, The Bodyguard and Chongqing Hotpot, and a still strong Zootopia this weekend dashed expectations that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would score big at China's box office this year.

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Collector pays $34.8m for painter's late artwork

2016-04-06 02:16

A huge ink-and-color work of master painter Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) fetched HK$270 million ($34.8 million) at a Hong Kong auction on Tuesday, setting an auction record for the artist.

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'Batman vs Superman' still dominates China's box office

2016-04-05 16:12

Superhero film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," continued to rule China's box office in the week ending April 3, China Film News reported Tuesday.

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Harmony abides with the descendants of the Yellow Emperor

2016-04-05 14:41

Despite the fine rain, hundreds of people came to worship the Yellow Emperor, ancestor of Chinese people at the Yellow Emperor Mausoleum in Yan'an in Shaanxi province yesterday on the occasion of Tomb Sweeping Day.

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Kung fu thriller The Bodyguard hits screens

2016-04-05 13:48

It is seen as the new hope for the struggling genre of kung fu movies. And, as if in recognition of that status, the action thriller The Bodyguard attracted a number of A-list stars for it premiere in Hong Kong recently.

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