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When good subtitles go bad!

 

It's always interesting to hear stories from behind the scenes, and beyond the grave. There is an interesting article up at Icons of Fright about the subtitles in Let the Right One in and the differences between them.

For foreign movies subtitles are usually the only good way for non-that-language speakers to experience a film. Lets face it, dubbed movies are usually not all that great and/or just strange to watch. With good subtitles we can hear the tone and nuances of the original actor's performance without sacrificing the message they are trying to convey.

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Movie Lending Silent (maybe not-so silent anymore) Agreement

 

Through years of experience, which I have obviously not learned anything from since I still fall into this trap; I have devised a set of rules which should be assumed when a movie is lent to someone. These are simple rules that should be safely assumed when as agreed upon between the loaner and the borrower when a movie (these rules can be applied to music CDs as well) lent out. There are only 6 simple rules, one of which has two parts. Forward this link to people before you lend them a movie.

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A little Blade in my Crow all stomped on by a Titan

 

In what I am hoping is good news, Stephen Norrington is back! The director of Blade and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen who “gave up on Hollywood” is back.

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Will stocks plummet for Wall Street 2?

 

About a month ago I refreshed my memory of Oliver Stone's Faustian tale of the Trading world, Wall Street, a true 80's benchmark. We had a young and potentially talented leading man in Charlie Sheen as Bud Fox, a young broker ready for an opportunity to be mentored by Gordon Gekko, played stylishly and devilishly by Michael Douglas. The film is very good, a morality play on white collar swindle and the blindsided blue collar industries it preyed on.

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GI Joe and why you shouldn't watch it. (UPDATED)

 

First I'll list a few simple reasons:

1. Stephen Sommers

2. Remember Helsing, it'll be that bad.

3. Remember how great the trailer for Mummy was and how not so the movie was. This'll likely be the same case.

4. Marlon Wayans... riiiight.

5. Delta suits. [NEW]

6. You know that just watching Sienna Miller isn't worth $9.50 and 2 wasted hours of life. [NEW]

7. Arnold Vosloo isn't punk rock enough to be Zartan. [NEW]

8. Destro's design. [NEW]

9. Cobra Commander's design. [NEW]

10. Stephen Sommers.

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Michael Bay tells Megan Fox to grow up!

 

Megan Fox slammed Bay for focusing on special effects and not acting. He responds by saying that "she says some ridiculous things".

Lets just think about that Mr. Michael Bay... You think it is ridiculous to focus on acting (and probably story telling)? Really? Maybe this is why your movies have the same feel of, I don't know, toilet paper? Do you know why? Because I wipe my ass with these laughable attempts at directing that you do. Swinging the camera around and exploding things is not good film making. High end special effects do not make your movie great by default.

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Looking forward To Public Enemies

 

It's been a shitty summer full of pointless sequels, prequels, and re-imaginations. With the exception of Up and to a lesser extent, Star Trek, the season has provided as much thrills as a bottle rocket kids will be popping up this weekend. Hopefully Michael Mann's Public Enemies, an account about Famed bank robber John Dillinger and the F.B.I's efforts to capture him. There's a lot going for this pic, an awesome crime drama director in Mann, Johnny Depp as the notorious criminal, and Christian Bale as the lawman who pursues him.

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