Call to boycott Mulan after Donnie Yen celebrated Hong Kong’s return to “the homeland of China”

Unfortunately it is not a recycled note, because not only does actress Yifei Liu have questionable positions on the recent demonstrations in Hong Kong, it seems that actor Donnie Yen is not on the side of the protesters either, something that has become evident after his last post on his official Facebook page. Users on … Read more

Why Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ May Not Be Released in China

Disney’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” may not get a China release date. It could signal that fewer Hollywood movies will be approved in the country in the future. China is now the world’s biggest theatrical market, driven largely by local films during the pandemic. Loading Something is loading. Disney’s “Shang-Chi and … Read more

Films Financed by Steven Mnuchin Were Tailored to Appeal to China

Trump administration officials love to call out liberal Hollywood’s fraught relationship to China. In July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo railed against censorship driven by China in a dark speech at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. “Hollywood, not too far from here — the epicenter of American creative freedom, … Read more

‘Free Guy’ scores top spot as ‘The Tomorrow War’ opens soft in China

Disney and 20th Century Studios’ latest blockbuster, “Free Guy,” continues to kick butt at China’s box office as the sci-fi action flick grossed about 213.2 million yuan ($33 million), scoring the No.1 spot over the past week (August 30–September 5), according to online movie-ticketing platform Maoyan. The well-received and well-reviewed comedy follows a bank teller … Read more