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Nolte: ‘The 355’ Is Another Woketard Box Office Flop

The 355 an action movie that offers five fairly big stars — Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing — and with no serious competition at the box office, it dies a humiliating $4 million death.

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China Celebrates Dethroning Hollywood in 2021

China’s state-run Global Times on Saturday celebrated the ascension of the Chinese film industry over Hollywood in 2021, as China’s box office revenue became the highest in the world and reaped most of its income from Chinese productions like The Battle at Lake Changjin, putatively the top movie worldwide last year.

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China Replaces Humans with V.R. Puppets on Reality TV Show

China’s state-owned Jiangsu Satellite TV has a new talent competition called “2060” in which the competitors are computer-generated avatars controlled by virtual-reality (VR) headsets. The producers hope the show is successful enough to buy VR gear for all 200 members of the live audience, so they can experience the entire performance in virtual reality.

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