Disney’s “Pirates” rolls out red carpet for rare China premiere

By Jackie Cai and Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI, May 11 : Walt Disney Co’s latest outing of “Pirates of the Caribbean” rolled out the red carpet in Shanghai today in a rare world premiere in China for a Hollywood blockbuster as US producers look to woo moviegoers in the Middle Kingdom. In the shadow of Disney’s […]

Disney’s “Pirates” rolls out red carpet for rare China premiere

By Jackie Cai and Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI, May 11 : Walt Disney Co’s latest outing of “Pirates of the Caribbean” rolled out the red carpet in Shanghai today in a rare world premiere in China for a Hollywood blockbuster as US producers look to woo moviegoers in the Middle Kingdom. In the shadow of Disney’s […]

Next Star Wars feature to feature new female character

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., Apr 14 : The largely testosterone-fueled Star Wars movie franchise has added an important new female character in the eighth film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, director Rian Johnson said today at a fanfest in Orlando. Johnson said the movie, scheduled for release in December, is still in post production. […]

Arts bring healing after tragedy in ‘Midsummer in Newtown’

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Jan 26 : – A new documentary shows how a children’s play helped the people of Newtown, Connecticut, find solace and a sense of community after a disturbed gunman slaughtered 20 first graders and six educators in their town four years ago. “Midsummer in Newtown,” which opens in U.S. theaters […]

Hollywood’s superheroes, family fare boosted by China in 2016

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 : China’s moviegoers embraced big-screen superheroes, cartoon animals and a video game-turned-action flick in 2016, adding 1.8 billion dollar in ticket sales to Hollywood’s 20 highest-grossing films of the year. The revenue from the world’s second-largest movie market accounted for 13 per cent of the 13.5 billion dollar […]