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gonna see the social network this weekend. Hope its good. Havent heard anything about a release of "The kings speech" in Japanese cinemas yet unfortunately.

Moderator: It opens in Japan on Feb 26.

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The Kings Speech is released on Feb 26th in Japan

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The movie isn't really about WWII, and Churchill, Edward and Chamberlain are really nothing but ancillary players to the core story. The story is about George's efforts to overcome his stammer so that he might help rally the country to war since his idiot, ne're-do-well brother couldn't fulfill this duty. The movie is not political in the least.

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I guess Christopher Hitchens(who I happen to like) and "The New Republic" have never heard of "based on a true story". Although there is usually a legal disclaimer in the final credits "all persons fictitious..." I wonder if that applies here?

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Asking a Hollywood movie of truth is like asking a call-girl of a degree in mathematics.

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could not care any less about the oscars. EXCEPT for the 1st time in over ten years I have 1 intrest. I just hope T Reznor and Atticus get the oscar.

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OK, an admittedly stupid question, but does anyone know whether "The King's Speech" will be dubbed in Japanese here, or just with sub-titles? In either case, how will the key element of the movie -- his stammering --really come through to non-english speakers?

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It would be an absolute crime if "The King's Speech" is dubbed.

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I saw "The King's Speech" and found it a much better movie than "The Social Networ." Yes it is somewhat inaccurate, but as a poster pointed out, the main emphasis was the king and his impediment. It may have glossed over some of the aspects, but it did get the point that when he needed to speak at the beginning of WW2 he was able to do it.

I hope it wins.

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The Kings Speech was a great. BBC version of a "bro"mance.

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I like Fincher's statements: "(accuracy is important, but) it's a sliding scale".

Anyway, people need to relax. It's not like Titanic was truthful or all that historically accurate or anything, aside from the boat sinking.

Both sound like good movies, although The King's Speech sounds more enjoyable and Social Network slightly less intellectual.

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It's Dick Eklund, not Dicky Ward. They are half brothers

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it's not about being historically-correct, which is more or less impossible, but about being politically-correct. that's the big obsession nowadays

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"dogged by questions of veracity." It's not as if either film is posing as a documentary. Someone's stretching matters a bit, to get a headline.

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Is it getting less relevant to the world what some Americans like to watch.

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Agree most people outside the USA(maybe japan) don't really care about the Oscars or who won.

Lets see Avatar is generally hated by the SF fans as are most of the 3D Movies(for being over-rated).

I watch a movie if the story sounds good(ex Black Swan, Social Network don't appeal to me), not into movies that only give SFX and action aka The Green Hornet, etc.

IMHO, way too many prequels, sequels, remakes, etc coming out of hollywood.

Granted the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie looks way better than the last 2 combined.

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Considering many of the nominees are usually Australians, Britons and Canadians, another brilliant statement from the King's Geek.

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The Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, Miss Universe, etc are all b.s. anyway. Just self-love by Hollywood power brokers.

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Everyone is against an award when they have never won one.

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