Film & TV

Stars gather in Taiwan for Chinese 'Oscars'

Stars from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan are gathering for this year's Golden Horse Film Awards, the "Oscars" of Chinese-language cinema.

Asia's first 1 Minute Film Festival in Hong Kong

The Asia 1 Minute Film Festival democratizes filmmaking by encouraging anyone to participate even if they have never picked up a camera before.

Italian cinema legend De Laurentiis dies

Dino De Laurentiis, producer of some of Italy's best-known films including works by Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini, has died in Los Angeles aged 91, Italian media reported on Thursday.

Tom Cruise dangles from the world's tallest building as he performs a death-defying stunt for new Mission: Impossible movie

From jumping off buildings to fighting with samurai swords and scaling mountains without ropes, Tom Cruise has always insisted on doing his own stunts when making an action movie. And this weekend the actor proved he is still very much the adrenal...

Chinese director defends break from art-house

A Golden Lion-winning Chinese director best known for portraying working-class struggles defended on Saturday his decision to try his hand at commercial cinema as he prepares to make his first kung fu epic.

New biopic 'Bruce Lee, My Brother' explores kung fu icon's life in Hong Kong before stardom

Bruce Lee's path to stardom and his early death is a familiar story. Less has been said about the early days of the young man who would grow into a global kung fu icon and model of Chinese ethnic pride.

"Lover's Discourse" star Kay Tse has a secret crush

Cantopop queen and actress Kay Tse talks about obsessions, daydreams and passion at the Pusan International Film Festival

Hong Kong kicks off film fest with China focus

Hong Kong's independent film festival kicks off Friday with a line-up that reflects the ever-changing landscape of China's booming cinema industry, on track to become the world's second biggest box-office earner in five years.

Miriam Yeung and Raymond Lam in 'Perfect Wedding'

Dean Napolitano The Wall Street Journal 22.10.2010
Miriam Yeung and Raymond Lam in 'Perfect Wedding'

Hong Kong director Barbara Wong has never worked in Hollywood, but you might not know that from watching her new film. “Perfect Wedding” seems right at home among Hollywood romantic comedies like “Runaway Bride” and “The Wedding Planner.”

Still from "Johnnie Got His Gun!"

The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2010 opens on October 22, with a line-up of some of the season's most anticipated films. We've picked out a few that we really want to see.

Hong Kong movie stars join film festival in Vietnam

Hong Kong famous actors Nick Cheung and Daniel Yin-Cho Wu arrived in Vietnam for the Vietnam international film festival 2010 in Hanoi and promoting their latest films “The stool pigeon” and “Triple Tap”. The movie stars had a press meet on Octobe...

Producer: Li cast in 3-D kung fu epic

Jet Li has been cast in Hong Kong director Tsui Hark's new 3-D kung fu epic, "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate."

Armless toe pianist wins 'China's Got Talent' [VIDEO]

A musician who lost both arms in a childhood accident and plays the piano with his toes has won "China's Got Talent," performing his version of James Blunt's wistful love song "You're Beautiful" to a packed audience at the Shanghai Stadium.

Eastwood on Hoover film: DiCaprio in, Phoenix out

Director Clint Eastwood on Monday shot down rumors that Joaquin Phoenix might return to acting by portraying J. Edgar Hoover's protege and purported lover in a biopic on the controversial, first FBI director.

Britney Spears's Glee show blasted by parents for endorsing 'drug abuse, masturbation, and burlesque'

Britney Spears highly-rated Glee tribute episode was not so well-received by everyone. The hit Fox show has been blasted by pressure group the Parents Television Council (PTC) which has deemed the episode the Worst TV Show of the Week due to what ...

Asian Filmmaker of the Year: Tsai Ming-liang lauded by PIFF for his taciturn films

Tsai Ming-liang, a director with a singular take on the boundaries of moviemaking, will receive the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival on Sunday.

CNN host Rick Sanchez fired after Jon Stewart rant

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez was fired Friday by the news network after he went on a tirade during a radio interview calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” and accusing the "elite, Northeast establishment liberals” of labeling him as “second-tier” because of hi...

7th HK Asian Film fest highlights Chinese film

Karen Chu The Hollywood Reporter 24.09.2010
7th HK Asian Film fest highlights Chinese film

The 7th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival shines a light on Greater China cinema, especially Hong Kong-made films targeting local audiences, organizer Broadway Cinematheque said.

Filmmaker Admits Joaquin Phoenix Documentary Wasn't Real

MICHAEL CIEPLY The New York Times 18.09.2010
Filmmaker Admits Joaquin Phoenix Documentary Wasn't Real

CASEY AFFLECK wants to come clean. His new movie, “I’m Still Here,” was performance. Almost every bit of it. Including Joaquin Phoenix’s disturbing appearance on David Letterman’s late-night show in 2009, Mr. Affleck said in a candid interview at ...

Oprah Taking Audience Down Under, with Travolta at Controls

Oprah Winfrey kicked off her farewell Season in true Oprah fashion by surprising her audience with a big gift: She will be taking all 300 audience members on a trip down under to Australia.

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