Tag «FILM»

10 mainland movies selected to be broadcast in Taiwan

Jackie Chan Photo: Li Hao/GT Ten films from the Chinese mainland were randomly selected from a pool of 62 to be released in the island of Taiwan in 2020, while there are no restrictions on films from Taiwan when they are released in the mainland. The 10 chosen movies include Vanguard, starring Jackie Chan, Li …

Top French actress files abuse charge against renowned director

Adele Haenel Photo: IC French star Adele Haenel lodged a complaint on Tuesday against a film director she claims sexually harassed her between the ages of 12 and 15, her lawyers said. The actress shook the French film industry earlier this month with accusations about being repeatedly touched and kissed by Christophe Ruggia, who directed …

Making ‘Waves’

Promotional material for Joker Photo: IC Reeling from the #MeToo movement, Hollywood has put toxic masculinity under the spotlight this year with a batch of Oscars contenders zeroing in on the father-son dynamic. From Joaquin Phoenix in Joker to Brad Pitt’s Ad Astra, A-listers have flocked to roles which highlight the damage caused by sons’ …

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star in Vatican drama

Director Fernando Meirelles speaks with guests at The Two Popes BAFTA screening. Photo: AFP From left: Production designer Mark Tildesley, writer Anthony McCarten, actor Jonathan Pryce and actor Juan Minujín speak onstage during The Two Popes BAFTA screening on November 18 in Los Angeles. Photo: AFP Every story needs its hero and its villain. So …

Disney’s “Frozen II” still tops Chinese mainland box office

Promotional material of Frozen 2 Photo: IC   “Frozen II,” a sequel to the 2013 Disney animated blockbuster “Frozen,” continued to lead the Chinese mainland box office on Sunday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Monday. The film grossed 131 million yuan (18.61 million U.S. dollars) on its third day of screening, accounting …