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Local films do well in Taiwan as Covid-19 affects foreign productions

January 02, 2021 5:00 AM

In any other year, a Taiwanese filmgoer would rather opt for a Hollywood blockbuster over a locally produced film. But with Covid-19 ravaging countries worldwide, last year was different. Film lovers around the world were no longer spoilt for choice.

'Demon Slayer' nears Japan movie history, boosts economy with resilience message

December 14, 2020 4:18 PM

The tale of a boy fighting human-eating demons is poised to become Japan's top-grossing film ever.

Mixed reactions as controversial Korean film-maker dies of Covid-19

December 13, 2020 5:00 AM

SEOUL • There were mixed reactions yesterday in South Korea to the death of acclaimed director Kim Ki-duk, whose cinematic legacy was tarnished by allegations of sexual assault.

'Monster Hunter' movie pulled in China after race row

December 08, 2020 4:35 PM

A brief line of dialogue was targeted by Chinese social media users as racist.

Disney says it had to work with Chinese government on Mulan, in letter to British politicians

October 10, 2020 4:28 AM

LOS ANGELES (BLOOMBERG) - Walt Disney defended its cooperation with government entities accused of human-rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region, saying the company had to work with the government in order to make films there.

Amid calls for boycott and bad reviews, Mulan heads towards opening weekend in China

September 09, 2020 9:47 PM

BEIJING - Even before hitting the big screens in mainland China, Disney's lavish US$200 million (S$273.8 million) live action remake of Mulan has been hit with controversy, delays and calls for a boycott.

Sci-fi set to be China's next big export

April 13, 2019 5:00 AM

In the 2013 space movie Gravity, an astronaut played by Sandra Bullock has only one chance of returning home from low Earth orbit after a catastrophic accident - in a Chinese spacecraft.

India's Bollywood plays starring role in Modi's re-election bid

April 10, 2019 2:26 PM

MUMBAI/BENGALURU (REUTERS) - Early this year, a dozen of Bollywood's biggest names took a private jet from India's film capital of Mumbai to New Delhi for a private audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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