Losses Halved At Alibaba Pictures

August 31, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Company little interested in near-term profitability, looks instead to long term growth as platform for Alibaba ecosystem

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Film Review: ‘Holding the Man’

August 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Australia’s most famous gay memoir becomes a regrettably dissatisfying drama, blandly conjuring emotions best appreciated by fans of the book and play.

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Japan Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ On Top For Third Weekend

August 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Dinosaur adventure becomes biggest film of the year in Japan.

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China Box Office: ‘Terminator’ Ends Blackout Period With a Bang

August 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The first Hollywood film to be allowed to release in China for two months, "Terminator: Genisys" opened strongly.

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Australia’s Quickflix Cancels China Takeover Deal

August 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Collapsed deal follows closure of struggling rival streaming video service EzyFlix.

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Korea Box Office: Local Titles ‘Veteran,’ ‘Beauty Inside’ Hold Top Spots

August 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Action comedy, “Veteran” remained on top of the Korean box office. With a week-on-week drop of 40%, it has now grossed $60 million.

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Film Review: ‘Phantom Boy’

August 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Galvanized by a surprise Oscar nomination for “A Cat in Paris,” animation co-directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol stand their stylistic ground with “Phantom Boy.”

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Film Review: ‘Being Evel’

August 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Johnny Knoxville and director Daniel Junge collaborate on a warts-and-all bio-docu about daredevil stuntman Evel Knievel.

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China’s New Media Moguls Dominate Asia Rich List

August 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Harun billionaires list hails a “new era of mainland China entrepreneurs”

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Alibaba, Tencent Increase Stake in China’s Huayi Brothers

August 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Huayi Brothers, China’s largest private-sector film company, has sold $560 million of new shares to a quartet of institutional and corporate investors, including Alibaba and Tencent.

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