Posts Tagged ‘film

14
Oct
11

“Chocolate” Review


by Methermeneus

I recently had the opportunity to watch the Thai film Chocolate (a. k. a. Zen, Warrior Within), a movie which is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the most repugnant concepts to come out of Easter cinema. The basic premise that so offends people is that there is a retarded girl who somehow has tremendous skills with martial arts, which she uses to beat up her ex-criminal mother’s enemies, culminating in a fight with said enemies’ secret weapon: another retard! Quite frankly, after having watched the film, I have to say that it is a martial arts masterpiece with an engaging story, and I am quite frankly offended by people who are offended by it.

WARNING! Major SPOILERS follow the cut.
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10
Oct
10

Subtitling

Subtitling can be a tricky issue. I’ve tried my hand at subtitling before, so I know how hard it can be, getting the right words to show up in just the right place. You have all the problems of an accurate, idiomatic translation, amplified by the need to break it up into one- or two-line blocks in the right places and make it show up in the right place, down to the hundredth of a second. (Most subtitle formats allow for thousandths of a second, but rare is the case where that makes much difference.)

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13
Mar
10

Porno Holocaust Review

All right, today we’re doing something different. This is a movie review, which is new, but this is also my first NSFW post (well, as much as an all-text post can be): the movie happens to be a pornographic one. Before you stop reading because you think this is just going to be about erotica (or before you continue before the same reason), I’m actually more concerned with the plot. Nevertheless, I do go into some graphic detail, so if you don’t like people talking about such things, don’t continue. Also, if you don’t like violence you might want to stop here because it’s a zombie movie. If you’re the kind of person who is now even more intrigued, continue on.

And, yes, I do realize how odd it is to see this right above a translation of the first two and a half chapters of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Just take it as a given that I don’t really attach much personal significance to anything religious except some holiday rituals that I associate more with family than faith.

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