Six Flags Begins Work on China Theme Park

January 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

U.S. theme parks operator Six Flags Entertainment has begun construction of a $4.6 billion venture in China.

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Film Review: ‘JeruZalem’

January 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shot in Jerusalem's Old City, this largely English-language genre offering makes clever and unsettling use of a POV gimmick—most of the action is seen from the vantage point of a character's Google Glass–like eyewear—until the second half falls back on apocalypse- and zombie-movie conventions about as ancient as the scenery.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Release Date Pushed Back

January 20, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Star Wars” fans will have to wait a little longer for “Episode VIII,” with Disney moving the release date from May 26, 2017, to Dec. 15, 2017. More to come…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Attacks Energy Industry ‘Greed’ in Davos Speech

January 20, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Leonardo DiCaprio has attacked the “greed” of the energy industry in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More to follow.

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China Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Wins Week, Edged Out in Second Weekend

January 19, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Force Awakens” topped the Chinese box office in its first full week. But in its second weekend it was beaten by “Boonie Bears III.”

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‘Carol’ Sweeps Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Awards

January 19, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Todd Haynes' drama took five prizes, including film of the year and LGBTQ film of the year.

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Film Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

January 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Emotionally, dramatically and perhaps most of all visually (it’s worth seeing in 3D), this delightful trilogy capper is almost as generously proportioned as its cuddly warrior hero.

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Film Review: ‘Band of Robbers’

January 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sibling filmmakers Adam and Aaron Nee ("The Last Romantic") offer an appealing mashup of quirky whimsy, caper-comedy suspense and wink-wink literary allusions in “Band of Robbers.”

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China’s Le Eco Scoops World Cup Rights in Hong Kong

January 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Le Eco, the Chinese group formerly known as Le TV, has picked up broadcast rights in Hong Kong to the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament.

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China Media Capital Buys Stake in Base FX

January 14, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Base FX, the Beijing-based company that provided visual effects for “The Force Awakens,” has sold a share stake to China Media Capital.

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