"Ip Man 4," the fourth and last installment in the "Ip Man" martial arts movie franchise, is scheduled to hit the big screen in China on Dec. 20, Wilson Yip Wai Shun, director of the film, announced here on Wednesday.
The new film tells the story of the legendary Wing Chun master's first trip abroad to promote Chinese martial arts.
Donnie Yen reprises the title role in "Ip Man 4," who travels to a China Town in the United States and gets involved in a dispute between local armed forces and a Chinese martial arts school.
Rising up against the rising ethnic discrimination toward Chinese in the local community, Ip Man fights in the U.S. Marine Corps barracks, showcasing Chinese martial arts to the world with his authentic Wing Chun, Yip said.
Bangladesh’s first-ever feature film with a surfing theme, ‘No Dorai’ (Not Afraid), finally earned the approval for release from the Censor Board on Monday.
The much anticipated film with a female protagonist, which is made mostly in the Chittagongian dialect, was labeled as unqualified to get the clearance from the Censor Board on Thursday, due to the use of some ‘objectionable’ slang. However, the board appreciated the movie for its unique theme and message.
Movie lovers, who had been waiting for this film for so long to hit the theatres, were not pleased with the decision of the Censor Board and protested the decision on social media platforms.
The director of the movie Tanim Rahman Aungshu justified the use of the language objected to as ‘needed’ for the storyline and character portrayal.
To resolve the issue regarding its release however, corrections were made to satisfy the Censor Board, and thus the film received the clearance certificate from the board.
Producer of the film and chairman of STAR Cineplex Mahboob Rahman posted on his Facebook profile upon receiving the news of approval that “I would like to thank everyone who supported and stood by us as Censor Board denied clearance to ‘No Dorai’ due to objectionable Chittagonian language. I am so happy and excited that finally we got clearance today and we are able to present this amazing film on 29th of November this year.”
The story of 'No Dorai', written by acclaimed Indian scriptwriter Shyamol Sengupta, sheds light on the life of a girl named Ayesha who braves criticism from sections of society to pursue her dream of becoming a successful surfer. Sunerah Binte Kamal as Ayesha and Sariful Raaz as Sohel feature in the lead roles.
Bangladeshi singer Xefer Rahman is the executive producer of ‘No Dorai’ while the cinematographer is Suman Sarker.
Disney's "Frozen 2" topped North American pre-Thanksgiving weekend box office with a record 127 million U.S. dollar debut.
"Frozen 2" arrived six years after the original "Frozen." It sees the return of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff, as they venture beyond the kingdom of Arendelle to find out why Elsa was born with magical powers.
The movie collected over 223 million dollars overseas for a massive worldwide start of 350.2 million dollars, the No. 1 global debut ever for an animated title.
Disney and 20th Century Fox's sports drama film "Ford v Ferrari" came in a distant second place with 16 million dollars in its second weekend. Directed by James Mangold and starring Oscar winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale, "Ford v Ferrari" is based on the true story of the events surrounding the famous rivalry between Ford Motor Company and Ferrari in 1966.
Tom Hanks' "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" stood in the third place with about 13.5 million from 3,235 theaters in its first weekend of release.
The debut of STX Entertainment's "21 Bridges," a cop thriller starring Chadwick Boseman, landed in fourth with about 9.3 million dollars from 2,665 theaters.
Rounding out the top five is Lionsgate's war drama "Midway," which collected 4.7 million dollars in its third weekend, pushing its North American total to over 43 million dollars and a global total of over 81.7 million dollars.
"Frozen II," a sequel to the 2013 Disney animated blockbuster "Frozen," continued to top the Chinese mainland box office on Saturday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Sunday.
The film grossed more than 165.13 million yuan (23.49 million U.S. dollars) of box office revenue, accounting for about 66 percent of the daily total.
The animated musical fantasy film continues the story of Elsa, a queen with icy powers, and her warmhearted sister Anna. In the new film, Anna and Elsa travel to an ancient enchanted forest to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.
It was followed by Chinese romantic drama "Somewhere Winter" and crime film "The Guilty Ones," which raked in about 15.80 million yuan and 11.99 million yuan, respectively.
"Frozen 2," a highly anticipated animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, debuted in movie theaters on the Chinese mainland Friday.
It is the sequel of the Academy Award-winning animated feature film "Frozen" released in 2013, which gained popularity across the world, featuring its iconic song "Let It Go" and the sisterhood of protagonists Elsa and Anna.
Six years later, "Frozen 2" continues as an animated musical showcasing the story of Elsa and Anna and their new adventures in the icy Nordic scenery.
Following the release of "Frozen 2," Shanghai Disney Resort on Friday transformed into a festive "Frozen" wonderland for the upcoming winter season. The resort offers Disney fans an immersive flight experience with a new "Frozen"-themed airplane called "Frozen-Express" with an overlay of characters Elsa, Anna and Olaf.
Tourists can also enjoy "Frozen"-themed decorations on Shanghai Metro Line 11, according to the resort.