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Old 02-15-2020, 05:22 PM
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Thumbs up Parasite (2019).

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It's supposed to be dark humor. I didn't laugh much. A bit gory at the end. Certainly wouldn't have received my vote for Best Picture. Hey, but I saw it on Amazon for only $4.99, so all is well.
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I don't watch movies with subtitles. Too much work.
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I watched it off Amazon the day before the Oscars and loved it. I was not surprised it won. different strokes, etc. as someone who puts the subtitles on to watch regular TV, it was not a problem watching and enjoying this movie.
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I watched it off Amazon the day before the Oscars and loved it. I was not surprised it won. different strokes, etc. as someone who puts the subtitles on to watch regular TV, it was not a problem watching and enjoying this movie.
I like subtitles as I often am not sure what they are saying even if sometimes the subtitles are wrong about what is actually being said.

I had a Korean MD and former Korean army physician who was also a professor at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korean at their Medical School for a nine month long roommate at Middlebrook Hall on the U of MN. This was on the Graduate Student level.

He did tell me some Korean phrases but I have forgotten most of those.

So I would definitely need subtitles.

Dong Goo did tell me a lot about South Korea.

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I rented the original 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Swedish movie version when it came out in 2009 because I had heard so much about the books. It was excellent, gave it a 9 out of 10, you had your choice a dubbed voice or the original voice with sub-titles. When the American version directed by David Fincher, who normally turns out great movies, starring Daniel Craig was released, I saw it right away. Boy, was I disppointed, then I also rented the two follow-up movies in Swedish and they were also excellent. I noticed the other two books were not Americanized, I think most people felt the same as me, watch the original and forget about a remake in America.

Good and made a star of Noomi Rapace

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In 1985 there was a Japanese film that was sort of like Parasite, it was called "Ran" and I never heard anything about it until the awards. It was nominated in 4 categories, it sounded intriguing. I looked all over Savannah for the VHS and finally had to get a copy from a store in Atlanta. It was excellent. Sub-titles only, but the action and the beauty of the film made it worth reading the titles. It was a war movie sort of like Gladiator with a lot of horseback riding, but with much color.

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I dont like reading subtitles... I would have bought the book.
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Rented on DirecTV last night - saw it with another couple at home.

1. Found it quite difficult to read the subtitles - esp the white font on a bright background...not good.
2. Distracting to glance down to read and try to keep up with visuals. Really don't understand why Distributors don't have English dubbing for U.S.
3. 2 hour movie - excellent visuals thruout. Very interesting storyline. Acting appeared to be excellent (hard to judge without dialog...). First 2/3 of the film became intriguing...then the last 1/3 had a gory unexpected turn - enough said, no spoiler.

In the end, we felt it was a very good movie and thought-provoking. But "Best Picture Oscar"-worthy. Not so.
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Rented on DirecTV last night - saw it with another couple at home.

1. Found it quite difficult to read the subtitles - esp the white font on a bright background...not good.
2. Distracting to glance down to read and try to keep up with visuals. Really don't understand why Distributors don't have English dubbing for U.S.
3. 2 hour movie - excellent visuals thruout. Very interesting storyline. Acting appeared to be excellent (hard to judge without dialog...). First 2/3 of the film became intriguing...then the last 1/3 had a gory unexpected turn - enough said, no spoiler.

In the end, we felt it was a very good movie and thought-provoking. But "Best Picture Oscar"-worthy. Not so.
Bought the Blu-Ray from the Lady Lake Target yesterday. Will watch it fairly soon.
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