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  • San Francisco firm defends Hong Kong vote from online attack

    Two weeks ago, Matthew Prince, the chief executive of San Francisco tech company CloudFlare, had no clue that people in Hong Kong were preparing to hold a controversial online referendum on democratic reforms. By Thursday night, half a world away from...
  • In 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' things get Bayed — big time

    After nearly three hours in the crucible that is "Transformers: Age of Extinction," a sort of shorthand might be helpful to discuss the fourth edition of the ginormous action franchise ruled by the iron fist of director Michael Bay. To that end, let's...
  • Kelsey Grammer trades 'Frasier' for villains and tough guys

     Kelsey Grammer trades 'Frasier' for villains and tough guys
    With his stentorian voice and pompous whiff of erudition, Kelsey Grammer cemented a spot in TV history playing Dr. Frasier Crane for 20 years, first on "Cheers" and then on "Frasier." But now, since Grammer's 2011-12 Starz series "Boss" effectively...
  • Hong Kong braces for protests as vote fuels pro-democracy movement

    Hong Kong braces for protests as vote fuels pro-democracy movement
    Nearly 800,000 people voted in a nonbinding Hong Kong referendum aimed at agitating for greater democracy, organizers said early Monday, and the semi-autonomous Chinese city was bracing for hundreds of thousands of people to march through the streets...
  • Chinese Box Office Sets First Half Record

    HONG KONG - "Transformers- Age of Extinction" enjoyed a huge debut in China and it topped a massive week for Hollywood in the Middle Kingdom. But the highest scoring film of the year so far remains Chinese. And with local and Hollywood titles powering...
  • Pro-democracy marchers fill streets in Hong Kong

    Braving heat and rain showers, and hoisting signs with slogans such as “Universal suffrage!” marchers filled the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday to press for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Demonstrators packed...
  • Singapore's Zingshot to Play 'Mahjong' With Hong Kong Stars

    HONG KONG - A mixed cast of Hong Kong and Singapore stars will play off against each other in "King of Mahjong," a comedy which is now in production. The mahjong comedy is a staple of the Hong Kong film industry, but is new to Singapore. The story...
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • Hong Kong Box Office Climbs 11% in First Half of 2014

    HONG KONG - Theatrical box office in Hong Kong grew by 11% in the first half of the year hitting US$110 million (HK$865 million). That compares with US$98.7 million in the first six months of last year. Data from Hong Kong's Motion Picture Industry...
  • A dramatic decline in suicides: Back from the edge

    A dramatic decline in suicides: Back from the edge
    In the 1990s China had one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Young rural women in particular were killing themselves at an alarming rate. In recent years, however, China's suicides have declined to among the lowest rates in the world. In 2002...
  • 'Transformers' Earning More in China Than U.S.

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is a bigger hit in China than it is in the United States, according to numbers released Tuesday by China Movie Media Group, a partner in the production. So far the film has made $134.5 million in the People's Republic in...