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Box office, Saudi Arabia theater
Serge RakhlinJune 14, 2019

By 2020 Saudi Arabia - where public cinema theaters were banned for 35 years - would have invested $35 billion into building theaters, to a total...

Taron Egerton and Richard Madden in a scene from "Rocketman", 2019
Serge RakhlinJune 1, 2019

Elton John and the filmmakers of Rocketman sharply criticized Russia's decision to cut five minutes of sex and drug use scenes from the film....

A movie theater box office
Serge RakhlinMay 22, 2019

To paraphrase Mark Twain: the rumors about the death of cinema were greatly exaggerated. With the ascent of mighty streaming services like Netflix...

Scenes from "The Wandering Earth", 2019
Serge RakhlinMay 21, 2019

We are witnessing another attempt by China to beat the United States at its other best game – science-fiction movies. One of the most successful...

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Guests at the 2019 Nollywood in Hollywood Festival
Serge RakhlinApril 15, 2019

Who in Hollywood would guess that Nigerian filmmakers produce 1600 motion pictures a year? But now, after Netflix started to show Nigerian films...

Netflix logo
Serge RakhlinApril 12, 2019

In 1975 with his sensational film Jaws, Steven Spielberg became a great disruptor of movie exhibition by launching the era of the summer...

Hollywood films in China
Serge RakhlinMarch 21, 2019

If there are any casualties of the US trade wars with China, it isn’t Hollywood. As they say, someone’s pain is another person’s gain -this person...

A box office, US movie theater
Serge RakhlinMarch 20, 2019

Movie theaters in North America have clearly rebounded : the2018 box office reached record heights — $11.85 billion total, from more than 1.3...

Sabdra Bullock, Robin Wright and Julia Roberts
Serge RakhlinMarch 19, 2019

Not so long ago the appearance of a movie star in a TV series or made-for-TV movie meant the end of their movie career. Not anymore. The taboo has...

Audience watching a film
Serge RakhlinJanuary 15, 2019

Mexicans are readier to watch films or TV shows with subtitles than Americans or Germans.Мексиканцы чаще смотрят фильмы и телепрограммы с...