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‘Better Days’ Star Jackson Yee To Star in New Film From ‘Dying to Survive’ Helmer Wen Muye

Chinese pop singer and actor Jackson Yee, who starred in the Oscar-nominated drama “Better Days,” will anchor a new blockbuster from Chinese director Wen Muye, whose “Dying to Survive” is China’s 12th highest grossing film of all time.The film, scheduled for a 2022 release, does not yet have an official English title, but its Chinese […]

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China Celebrities Stoke Nationalist Firestorm Against Foreign Brands Concerned By Xinjiang

A larger number of Chinese celebrities expressed support on Thursday for a nationalistic backlash against foreign-owned consumer goods brands that have expressed concern over the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang Province. At least 40 Chinese stars canceled high-profile, lucrative sponsorship contracts.Among them were Zhou Dongyu and Jackson Yee, the stars of the best foreign […]

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China Box Office: Mid-January Weekend Weighs in at $47 Million

Family drama film “A Little Red Flower” continued its dominance of China’s box office in 2021 with a third weekend on top of the charts. The weekend was, however, a typically quiet one for January, worth an aggregate $47.1 million according to exhibition and distribution consultancy, Artisan Gateway.While the individual films’ scores are modest, six […]

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China Directors Guild Crowns ‘Wandering Earth,’ Derek Tsang, Wang Xiaoshuai

Chinese sci-fi blockbuster “The Wandering Earth” was named film of the year by the China Film Directors Guild at its annual awards ceremony on Saturday night in Beijing, local media reported.The award ceremony, which took place coincided with the further re-opening of cinemas in China as the Covid-19 pandemic recedes, also presented director of the […]

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‘Moses on the Plain’ Among First Chinese Films To Finish Shooting Since Covid-19

“Moses on the Plain,” a film executive produced by art house director Diao Yinan, is among the first notable Chinese titles to have completed shooting since the country’s coronavirus outbreak.It stars A-listers Zhou Dongyu, who has enjoyed a further rise on the back of last year’s breakout teen drama “Better Days,” and Liu Haoran, the […]

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‘Better Days’ Dominant at Closed Door Edition of Hong Kong Film Awards

Chinese romantic crime drama “Better Days” directed by Hong Kong’s Derek Tsang, scooped eight awards at this year’s Hong Kong Film Awards, including best film, best director, best screenplay and best actress. Critically acclaimed elderly gay drama “Suk Suk” took the best actor and best supporting actress awards, organizers announced on Wednesday afternoon.Winners, however, were […]

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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ eyes global box office crown

Better Days ruled last weekend’s session.Terminator: Dark Fate opens in earnest this weekend, opening day-and-date with North America in all the major markets that did not contribute to last weekend’s first wave, which has swelled to $19.5m.The sci-fi starring Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie David, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward Furlong opens through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures […]

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