"Kong: Skull Island" breaks all-time record in Vietnam's box offices

23 March 2017, 5:25 pm

Its total box office revenue in Vietnam is projected to surpass 200 billion Vietnamese ... Vietnamese viewers after only two weeks from its opening on March 10 with cinemas continuously seeing tickets running out, reported local Sai Gon Giai Phong (Sai ...... Read More »

Vietnam tries to cash in on King Kong

22 March 2017, 2:07 pm

the South Korean distribution company that controlled 43% of Vietnam's cinema market in 2016. In its first weekend, the movie's box office takings topped 62 billion dong, beating the previous champion, "Fast and Furious 7," by 52%. Worldwide revenue has ...... Read More »

Vietnam moves to tap film-induced tourism

22 March 2017, 1:00 pm

Ngo Phuong Lan, Director of the Vietnam Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told the Vietnam News Agency’s (VNA) correspondent that all foreign film scripts must be approved by Vietnam’s competent agencies before the ...... Read More »

Vietnam beauty cast as lead in Myanmar’s movie

19 March 2017, 6:33 pm

In 2015, My received an invitation for a role in a friendship cinema project called “The lover with a beautiful heart” between Vietnam and Myanmar. However, the project did not materialize. The 22-year-old has been working as a professional model since ...... Read More »

In search of Vietnam's nearly forgotten cinema history

13 March 2017, 11:04 pm

Single-screen cinemas were once commonplace on main streets in towns and cities around the world. But the advent of television — and later, VCRs — led to those cinemas being knocked down, repurposed and, only very rarely, restored after a long hiatus.... Read More »

Why ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Is Ill-Equipped to Offer a Metaphor on the Vietnam War

13 March 2017, 4:04 am

In the 1960s and 70s, Vietnam fueled the American culture, and some of our greatest cinema is a direct response to a war that many felt was unjust and unnecessary. For Roberts, it’s a neat time period and provides a nice motivation for his villain ...... Read More »

Vietnam plans Kong statue in Hanoi, as movie takes local theaters by storms

13 March 2017, 1:48 am

[read more] “Kong: Skull Island” the story of a group of explorers who go in search of the birthplace of the lord of giant apes, officially hits cinemas in Vietnam and worldwide on March 10. Vietnam is one of the three filming destinations, in addition ...... Read More »

Movie theatre turf war wages in Vietnam

11 March 2017, 11:00 am

CJ CGV effectively carried out its business strategy to expand and now owns 38 movie theatres throughout Vietnam. Lotte Cinema with 29 cinemas across the country, the biggest rival of CJ CGV, holds a 30% share of the market. In 2008 Lotte acquired Diamond ...... Read More »

Vietnam cinema rolls out first road trip comedy DTiNews

10 March 2017, 4:16 pm

Director Charlie Nguyen is set to surprise cinema audiences once again with his next choice of project, which is being billed as Vietnam’s first road trip comedy. On the road: Director Charlie Nguyen (left) and the stars of Teo Em, Thai Hoa (centre) and ...... Read More »

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