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After a long slumber, U.S. cinemas awaken on pivotal weekend

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In regards to the Wuhan Mulan actress Yifei Liu

In August 2019, Liu reshared an image posted by Chinese newspaper People's Daily, an official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[49] The image included a quote from Chinese reporter Fu Guohao who worked for People's Daily-owned Global Times and was subsequently assaulted by protesters during the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests: "I support Hong Kong police. You can beat me now. What a shame for Hong Kong." This sparked international controversy, with Liu being accused of supporting police brutality.[50] 

When asked about the controversy in February 2020, Liu stated: "I think it's just a very sensitive situation.

Send her home and boycott the film. Anyone who supports the CCP should NOT be celebrated in the west

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At the same time, another $200 million movie, the Walt Disney Co.’s live-action “Mulan” remake is debuting not in theaters, as it originally intended to back in March, but on the streaming service Disney+

Well, since the actors are all Asian, I suppose the movie is dispensable.

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There's alredy been an animated Mulan movie in the 90s. Do we really need this? Hollywood unoriginality strikes again.

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@Aly Rustom

Send her home

Liu Yifei is a US citizen who grew up in Brooklin, who found her fame in China. Sending her home means USA.

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Liu Yifei is a US citizen who grew up in Brooklin, who found her fame in China. Sending her home means USA

Then kick her out of USA.

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@aly

my original reason for not seeing Milan was ‘not interested ‘

I’m now changing that to ‘boycotting it’

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I’m a fan on Denzel, so I’ll be watching his son, probably a better movie anyway.

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I’m a fan of Denzel, so I’ll be watching his son, probably a better movie anyway.

it is.

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After reading the comments here, I can now understand why such a beautiful movie with a women empowerment message got only 5 stars on imDB.

People, the ideas of one actress are not those of the cast and of the people who worked for years on this masterpiece.

Boycott for what? What are you exactly protesting against?

It is Disney, a very American company, who retains the rights of the movie and will shoulder the losses.

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I wish they'd play some decent movies in Japan. There's literally nothing playing here except old movies I've already seen.

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Liu Yifei is a US citizen who grew up in Brooklin, who found her fame in China. Sending her home means USA.

From Wikipedia:

In 1997, when Liu was 10 years old, she and her mother immigrated to the United States. She lived in Queens, New York City where she attended Louis Pasteur Middle School. In 2002, after spending the minimum 5 years of time to gain the U.S. citizenship, she quickly returned to China to pursue an acting career and changed her name to "Liu Yifei" (刘亦菲). Several weeks after returning to China, Liu was accepted into the Performance Institute of Beijing Film Academy at the age of 15,[4] and graduated in 2006.

I am not sure living in the US for 5 years can be regard as grew up in it.

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“Everyone seems to have a mask on,” Scarante noted, looking around in the sparsely populated theater. “I didn’t expect that many people to show up.”

That's not a surprise. Many people all with masks on showed up when AMC Theaters reopened last month with tickets costing just 15 cents for the grand reopening promo. They're all following social distancing

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The conglomerates have been thinking about their profits all this time and it is only when they smell money do they consider releasing their new titles...,

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You couldn't pay me enough to go watch "Mulan" wearing a mask and sitting apart.

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