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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by isiolia Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:40 am

RCBH928 wrote:Guess I will go with the original. It could be me, but I noticed all the Japanese anime English voice tracks are made by the same voice actors. They even have the same tone when speaking. At least the ones from the 90s I have seen were like that.


That's largely the case, but in fairness, dubs present a lot of challenges above normal voice work. Fitting a reasonably accurate translation into the time and animations established by a different language isn't necessarily straightforward. Kind of why I'd usually pick subtitles. In some cases though, the dub ends up being solid, or it's sort of a moot point due to dubtitles (subtitles that are just a transcription of the dub, rather than an accurate translation - something a number of the Disney released Ghibli movies do, for example).


As mentioned, the live-action GiTS is largely a different thing altogether. The folks making it clearly had seen the previous movies - there are a number of scenes basically recreated in live action, and other smaller references as well. However, what they didn't seem to "get", or at least deem important to recreate, were the actual core themes and characterizations present in every other iteration of the IP. They just sort of wrote their own story, which could have just as easily been a Deus Ex movie, or something else entirely.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by noiseredux Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:01 am

yeah. I thought it was good for what it was, though. I liked it.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by marurun Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:10 am

It depends on the studio. In the early to mid 90s, anime was still in the process of blowing up, so the studios were still smaller and working with smaller talent pools. Most of the Manga Entertainment dubs used a particular pool of voice talents. Same for Steamline/Orion (though they mixed it up a bit more than some of the others). CPM (Central Park Media) and all it's various labels tended to pull from the same pool, too. Likewise for Animeigo. Pioneer, Viz, and AD Vision probably had the largest actor pools and therefore the least duplication.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by REPO Man Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:39 pm

Recently rewatched one of my favorite horror films from the 90s.

Tales From the Hood.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by samsonlonghair Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:00 am

REPO Man wrote:Recently rewatched one of my favorite horror films from the 90s.

Tales From the Hood.

Great flick! Shameless cheese with a dash of tabasco sauce!

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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by opa Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:41 pm

Just watched Joker. About halfway through the movie I was thinking "man, I hope parents aren't bringing their kids to see this." It wasn't until after the movie I just so happened to see that it was rated "R". That explained a lot lol.

An excellent film. Watching Joker's descent into madness was disturbing yet entertaining!
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by samsonlonghair Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:47 am

I watched The Dead Don't Die.
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The Dead Don't Die has all the star power a movie needs. Bill Murray and Adam Driver are the leads, and there's an ensemble cast of recognizable stars playing bit parts. Director Jim Jarmusch (who previously directed Bill Murray in Broken Flowers) sets up multiple sub-plots only for them to go nowhere. I get the impression that he shoe-horned in a bunch of scenes just to justify these big actors. Steve Buscemi plays an obnoxious farmer. Iggy Pop is a zombie. Selena Gomez is a random girl who comes into town on a road trip and gets killed soon enough to have no relevance to the plot. Rosie Perez plays a cleaning lady named... get this... Poise Juarez. Tilda Swinton plays... Zelda Winston... who is strange. The audience knows she's strange because Posie Juarez has a whole monologue about how strange she is right before Zelda Winston's first scene. Much screen time is allotted to Tilda Swinton acting strange... only for her to likewise have no major relevance to the plot.

The whole movie is self-aware. The main characters can break the third wall, but it doesn’t come across as funny like in Deadpool. For instance, Adam Driver carries a Star Wars keychain. It’s not a straight up parody of Zombie movies like Shaun of the Dead. It’s just weird.

Weird is the only word I have for This movie. The credits are rolling, and I can’t even say if I liked it or not. It’s smart, but it’s also flipping stupid. It’s kind of a comedy, but it doesn’t tell any jokes, and it doesn’t make me laugh. It’s meta-contextual, but it doesn’t really say anything. It’s like a smart person who uses big words to let you know that he’s smart, but he doesn’t communicate anything to you. What did I just watch?
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by RCBH928 Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:18 am

The Amazing Spiderman movies are better "Spiderman" movies than "Homecoming"
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by samsonlonghair Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:52 pm

RCBH928 wrote:The Amazing Spiderman movies are better "Spiderman" movies than "Homecoming"
Amazing Spider-Man scripts were definitely more true to the source material, but Tom Holland is a better Peter Parker than Andrew Garfield ever was.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by RCBH928 Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:56 pm

samsonlonghair wrote:
RCBH928 wrote:The Amazing Spiderman movies are better "Spiderman" movies than "Homecoming"
Amazing Spider-Man scripts were definitely more true to the source material, but Tom Holland is a better Peter Parker than Andrew Garfield ever was.


maybe, I never read the comics, I just watch the movies. Holland might be a better Spiderman, but that does not mean Andrew was a bad one. Cinema is filled with wrong actors to represent fictional characters. I don't feel Andrew was one of those.
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