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Old 03-21-2024, 01:01 PM   #2001
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Started watching this, been pretty good so far
Shogun is waaaay awesome. From the actors to the set, there is a very strong sense of authenticity to almost everything about the episodes.

Except for the way language is handled in the series. The Japanese actors are obviously speaking Japanese throughout, and I have no problem with that. (In fact, that only adds to the feeling of authenticity.) But the problem comes with the Pilot dude. He is supposed to be an English-speaking Englishman who is also fluent in Portuguese. The foreign traders and missionaries in Japan were also supposed to be Portuguese, with the occasional Espaņol here and there, who should also be speaking Portuguese. But then all the foreigners are speaking English! And not only do they speak English, there are recurring lines where the foreigners would be saying (in English) that they know how to speak Portuguese, and they are obviously speaking to Portuguese people / translators, but they are saying all that in English!

I thought that part was really poorly handled because my mind would keep second guessing what language the person should actually be speaking -- should it be English? Portuguese? or maybe Spanish?

I would rather have seen whatever language being spoken in the proper language, and just get the understanding from reading the caption.
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Maybe it was just my mood, but when I tried watching Shogun, I couldn't get into it at all. The show started right off the bat with such heavy shit, it was hard to get into
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It was a good watch, i am kicking myself for watching the trailer cause it gave it all away.. FML. That killed it for me.
I wouldn't say it was Best Picture nomination worthy, cause I enjoyed The Holdovers 10X more (from the story & the acting)

Acting was decent by Jeffrey Wright but Sterling K. Brown had a few very strong scene that stole the show at times.

The score was decent at the end. Cheeky ending which was not unexpected.
I did really enjoy the Johnny Walker scene even if it was a 2 minute scene.
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Shogun is waaaay awesome. From the actors to the set, there is a very strong sense of authenticity to almost everything about the episodes.

Except for the way language is handled in the series. The Japanese actors are obviously speaking Japanese throughout, and I have no problem with that. (In fact, that only adds to the feeling of authenticity.) But the problem comes with the Pilot dude. He is supposed to be an English-speaking Englishman who is also fluent in Portuguese. The foreign traders and missionaries in Japan were also supposed to be Portuguese, with the occasional Espaņol here and there, who should also be speaking Portuguese. But then all the foreigners are speaking English! And not only do they speak English, there are recurring lines where the foreigners would be saying (in English) that they know how to speak Portuguese, and they are obviously speaking to Portuguese people / translators, but they are saying all that in English!

I thought that part was really poorly handled because my mind would keep second guessing what language the person should actually be speaking -- should it be English? Portuguese? or maybe Spanish?

I would rather have seen whatever language being spoken in the proper language, and just get the understanding from reading the caption.
I think having multiple languages other than Japanese subtitles would have been too much. It took a little getting used to but I think they way they did it was probably the best for the viewer
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typical movie. UF fighter becomes a bouncer and fights and fights.
Not going to comment but man the training Jake Gyllenhaal had to go thru must be crazy to streaded like that.
I thought Conor McGregor did a decent job acting a crazy dude. The only issue I had with Conor is that I couldn't understand 90% of what he was saying...
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Every time I try watching these nostalgic cartoons that should be written for people my age, I am disappointed that they are just straight up children's cartoons. This was another one of those. Castlevania on Netflix was less childish, and the new D&D on Amazon.

It's great for kids today though, if they are even willing to watch a 30 minute cartoon like this or He-Man or whatever.
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anyone seen this yet? I know it's 3 episode... space / God / sci fi.... got thru the 1st episode.
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anyone seen this yet? I know it's 3 episode... space / God / sci fi.... got thru the 1st episode.
Yup. I liked it, lots of comments on the books vs. this adaptation, but I think it was done well IMO.

Def slow in the first handful of episodes, but picks up quite a bit in the later half.
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wow, it kept dragging on. Wife and i enjoyed it just wished it wans't a 3 part series.
Going to be tough to get green lit for season 2 and 3 as it's such an expensive serious.

again, what do i know...
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Oct 2023 movie, very small limited production - doubt it'll ever make it to theater.
Family coming back together after mother passed away.

Easy story line with a sad premise. I thought it was nicely done. Kay Tse is not a punk rocker / singer and can only do slow songs, so for her to do a movie and carry a movie was interesting. Surely got a lot of tips from her husband (who has done a lot of great movies to be honest).

Teddy Robin (who is a legend back in the 70s) and the little kid who was a drummer stole the show. Decent movie to watch.
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We are Family - Hong kong movie.

I know no one likes Eric Tsang esp with his dumb ass movies, but dang... so many people cutting onions in this movie... he was superb. I don't think i have ever seen him cry in any movies but this one he was legit.

Premise - Actors for rent - to participate in your grad, dinner etc, act as your gf etc.
Simple movie, yet, a minor turns and twist... everyone in the case was FREAKING fantastic.
Extremely low budget movie, so many teary moments.

Just shows you don't need nothing but a good script, good actors and director to make things work.

SHould not miss this one.
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finally got aroudn seeing this.
Jeremy Allen White is famous from Shameless which was decent back in the days. It was interesting to see him play himself in this.
Season 1 and 2 back to back was not bad. I did not like season 2 where they inserted a an entire 40 mins episode of flash back despite it was jamie lee curtis.

huge fan of cooking so this was a treat and seeing how each chef had their own redemption was nice.

Renewed for season 3 and 4 recently so we'll see. Doesn't have huge cliff hanger each episode but i did really enjoy season 2 much better.
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Fallout is out guys, loved the games, hoping the show lives up.
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The Fallout experience at SXSW in Austin was pretty crazy, hope the show lives up to the hype
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