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Cost of making ‘Hobbit’ movies up to $745 million

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The movie trilogy “The Hobbit” has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending. [...]
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Louis Koo has four films for APFF

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

It seems that Louis Koo has a big chance to win Best Actor at the Asia Pacific Film Festival, as four out of the five movies that have been selected to represent Hong Kong at [...]
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Indonesia hosts Iranian cultural programmes in Jakarta

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | FGP | 6:00 AM

A festival of Iranian culture and arts has been launched in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta with presenting various programmes. The festival was planned in a bid to [...]
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Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls’ education brought her passion for learning to Philadelphia, where she received the [...]
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India politician jailed for graft freed on bail

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Southern India’s powerful politician Jayaram Jayalalitha was released on bail Saturday, 22 days after being convicted of corruption and sentenced to four years behind [...]
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An android opera: Japan’s Shibuya plots new era of robot music

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Life and death, surveillance and privacy, humans and robots: Keiichiro Shibuya likes to unsettle and push boundaries in music. The Japanese composer made a stir in 2012 when [...]
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Raymond Lam signs with Emperor Entertainment Group

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Following his departure from TVB in August, it was reported that actor Raymond Lam has recently accepted a three-year contract with Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG). As [...]
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ tops China box office

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Cinema Online | 6:00 AM

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” opens up strong in China with USD30.07 million in only three days since its screening making the film the third highest [...]
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Cecilia Cheung upset by son’s photo

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung was infuriated after finding out that a tabloid recently published a photo of her son, Quintus, while he was at school. As reported on ET [...]
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Adrian Wong to create fashion label

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong actress Adrian Wong recently revealed that she is currently in the midst of creating her own fashion label. As reported on On CC News, the actress, who attended a [...]
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‘Little Apple’: The hit song all of China is singing

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Has China found its own “Gangnam Style”? From Beijing parks to Shanghai skyscrapers and in Guangzhou factories to karaoke rooms in Macau, people are singing [...]
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Australia hopeful of revised Antarctic sanctuary success

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia said Monday it was hopeful of winning support for its plan to create a vast marine reserve off east Antarctica, after revising the proposal to make it smaller. [...]
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Film star’s life mirrored Japan’s ambiguities

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

YOSHIKO YAMAGUCHI Film star 12-2-1920 – 7-9-2014 Yoshiko ”Shirley” Yamaguchi, who has died aged 94, was a Manchurian-born Japanese film star whose facility [...]
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China: Bear Bites Off 9-Year-Old’s Arm, Leads to Fears of Animal Behaviour Changes

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

A bear savaged the arm of a boy who tried to feed the animal through its cage in central China on Sunday. The accident happened when the nine-year-old attempted to give it [...]
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Chinese art colony’s free-speech illusion shatters

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing’s Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such [...]
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