foreign language movies

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Real Venezuela has never been tried.
Real Venezuela has never been tried.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363510/
http://www.vitagraphfilms.com/films.htm

In Venezuela, when a democratically-elected socialist starts ruining the fourth largest oil industry in the world, using socialism, effort is made to initiate a regime change.

It begins as a pro-communist propaganda piece on how socialism didn't do nothin' wrong and real communism has never been tried. It gets good later on, as there are legitimate concerns actually being shown.

Feel free to look at this and compare it to current (2017-2018) reactions to United States president Donald Trump, because it will make your head explode.

You can thank events featured around this time, and the fucktardedness that followed, for plunging 90% of the population into poverty.. and I'm not exaggerating. This is the wealth-generation of socialism.



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Mute - (2018 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464763/
http://www.liberty-films.com/project/mute/

In a futuristic Germany, a mute guy has relationship troubles.

An interesting world, but generally terrible writing.

  • German is unnecessarily sprinkled throughout this movie.
  • Intended as a spiritual successor to Moon - (2009 movie), though I don't see how.



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Andromedia - (1998 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303658/

A girl is digitized, becoming a valuable commodity for people seeking power and immortality.

This might be interesting for fans of science fiction history, but it's dumb in too many places for me to enjoy it.

If you end up watching this, here are my edited Andromedia subtitles.



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Oldboy - (2003 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364569/

A man is kidnapped and held for reasons he's never told, only to be let out to be confused alongside this movie's viewers.

I want to like this, I really do, but it makes no damned sense.



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Marяvel Comics
Marяvel Comics

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4600952/

An evil scientist works to realize his vision, but his previous superhero creations are assembled to go against him.

Russia's answer to Marvel, I guess. High-budget and shockingly-poorly executed. Odd and badly-written, it's not bad enough to be fun and funny. I recommend this movie for people who are tired of all the superhero movies.. it is like a vegetable cleanse.

  • (trailer)

    • The song in the trailer is a clip from Защитники by Юлия Терещенко (on YouTube)
  • previously titled "Zaschitniki"
  • aka "The Guardians"
  • early rumours of this movie mis-titled it "Defenders"

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V_pC-ggZqc



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Ghost in the Shell - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219827/
http://ghostintheshell.tumblr.com/

A special agent combat-cyborg pursues a cyber criminal who comes to have a special interest in her.

Although I like it, I suspect it's because I like the original so much and I can't be unbiased. I also think Scarlett is hot.

I became even more interested in seeing this movie in light of the incorrectly-supposed-whitewashing of the lead character. Antisocial injustice is actually pretty good at recommending things.



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Boda Secreta - (1989 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094774/

A man wakes up naked with amnesia and seeks out his fiance from years ago.

Not great and not recommended. It's got a shaky story and a weakly-portrayed world. Both the movie's world and the film quality are particularly low. Its acting and speech are stiff.

  • In English, the title is Secret Wedding.



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Versus - (2000 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275773/
http://movie.softgarage.com/versus/

In a forest where any who die rise as zombies, an escaped convict does something something.

I got 1/3 in and got bored. It's too over-the-top.



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Robotrix - (1991 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102562/

An evil scientist constructs a robot surrogate and transfers his consciousness into it to carry out his plans for global domination by kidnapping a very wealthy sheikh's son.

A watchable moderate-budget movie which somehow still falls into an 80s-cheese style. It's rare to find such a bold movie, even with it being unashamedly graphic to the point of dark comedy. I think that's why I like it.

It's worth watching once.



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Fist of Legend - (1994 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110200/

Upon hearing of his master's death, a man returns to Shanghai amidst tensions from its Japanese occupation, and learns there was foul play.

Quite a good movie, with all the basic elements. There's next to none of the B-movie cheese that's pervasive of such films, so it's good enough for everyday people.



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