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China Box Office: Donnie Yen Actioner ‘Raging Fire’ Sparks Up Screens Despite Broader Sales Slump

Donnie Yen-starring action thriller “Raging Fire” roared to the top this weekend in China with a $37.2 million opening, according to data from con

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‘Escape from Mogadishu’ Tops Korean Weekend Box Office

Korean-made action film “Escape From Mogadishu” overcame new release “Jungle Cruise” and holdover “Boss Baby 2” to dominate the South Kore

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Simone Biles Will Participate in Tokyo Olympics Balance Beam Final

After pulling out of three individual event finals, champion Team USA gymnast Simone Biles will compete in the Balance Beam final at the ongoing Tokyo

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Hong Kong Singer Anthony Wong Charged With Corruption

Cantonese-language singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming has been formally charged with corruption by Hong Kong authorities. The move relates to alleged crimes

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Kris Wu Detained by Chinese Police on Suspicion of Rape

Chinese-Canadian superstar Kris Wu has been detained for suspected rape, the Beijing police said late Saturday evening local time. The Beijing Chaoyan

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The First Foreign Film to Hit China in Weeks? A British Christmas Movie About a Cat

The first import to break through China’s nearly two-month political moratorium on foreign films apparently won’t be “Black Widow” or “Space

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Donnie Yen’s Action Film ‘Raging Fire’ to Premiere in U.S. in August (EXCLUSIVE)

The Donnie Yen-starring action thriller “Raging Fire” will open in North American theaters on Aug. 13, its distributor Well Go USA Entertainment a

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Russell Crowe Directing Second Feature ‘Poker Face’ Amid Strict Sydney Lockdown

Russell Crowe has taken the reins as director of upcoming thriller “Poker Face.” Applying strict COVID-safe Guidelines, filming is now taking plac

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Disney Plus Hotstar India Expected to Hit 46 Million Subscribers by December 2021, Says Report

Current streaming market leader Disney Plus Hotstar will continue its sway over India with 46 million subscribers by the end of December, according to

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India-Pakistan Spy Thriller Series ‘Panthers’ Set at Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP, Blue Monkey Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran producer and former Disney UTV MD Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP is teaming with Premnath Rajagopalan of Blue Monkey Films for multi-season espiona

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Germany’s ProSieben Commissions Local Season of MTV Reality Format ‘True Love or True Lies?’ – Global Bulletin

COMMISSION Following an option deal with ITV Studios, Germany’s ProSieben has commissioned a local season of MTV reality format “True Love or True

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China Bans Germany’s Guangzhou Consulate From Social Media for Post About LGBTQ Film Festival

Top Chinese social media platform Weibo has banned the official account of the German consulate in Guangzhou for “violating community standards” a

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Chinese Social Media Nationalists Attack LGBTQ Film Festival Run By Foreign Consulates

Nationalist users on Chinese social media platform Weibo have attacked foreign consulates in the southern capital of Guangzhou for seeking to “bring

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Lionsgate Play Reveals Southeast Asia Expansion Plans, Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Starz-backed streamer Lionsgate Play has revealed ambitious expansion plans in Southeast Asia, local commissions in India and a 60-strong English-lang

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Sundance Winner ‘Writing With Fire’ Scores Raft of Global Sales, Reveals Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s documentary “Writing With Fire,” which won Audience and Special Jury awards at Sundance earlier this year, has

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Venice Competition Philippines Title ‘On The Job’ Sets HBO GO Premiere in Asia, Reveals Trailer

Erik Matti’s new original six-part Philippines series “On The Job” will premiere on HBO GO in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan in September

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Korean ‘Masked Singer’ Broadcaster MBC Unveils New ‘Masked Talent’ Format

“The Masked Talent,” a new format from Korea’s MBC, creators of global hit “The Masked Singer,” is currently in production. Unlike the celeb

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Top Olympic Sponsors Grilled on China Human Rights Abuses Ahead of Beijing Games

Top U.S. corporate sponsors of the Beijing 2022 Olympics dodged two hours of questions from a bipartisan U.S. government commission Tuesday to avoid d

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‘Sheep Without a Shepherd’ Review: A Film Buff and a Crooked Cop Match Wits in a Cracking Chinese Crime Thriller

Audiences will be rooting for a working-class family to get away with manslaughter in “Sheep Without a Shepherd,” a gripping Chinese crime thrille

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China Mutes Response to Surprise Cannes Hong Kong Doc Screening, But Raises Questions for Venice

As soon as Chinese film fanatic Li heard the news earlier this month that the Cannes Film Festival had scheduled a surprise special screening for a do

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