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Posted in: Samsung sells 110-inch ultra-HD TV for $150,000 See in context

"JonathanJoDec. 31, 2013 - 06:51AM JST

I thought they were called 4K because they had 4000 pixels from side to side. Anyway, it would be nice if all new movies were shot in 4K - most are recorded at 2K. Up-scaling doesn't cut it."

Most films are shot on 35mm celluloid. A pixel based measurement of the resolution is not applicable to 35mm as the image on the celluloid is comprised of emulsion grains which vary from stock to stock at the discretion of the film-makers themselves.

These emulsion grains produce an image clarity and quality far beyond 2K and in some instances greater that 4K resolutions, but 35mm film will scale well with 4K as the resolution is comparable. I don't know where you get the idea that movies are mostly "recorded at 2K", because that simply isn't true.

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Posted in: 91 PGA brass to resign over yakuza scandal See in context

I'm sure it would be difficult swinging a golf club with a missing pinky finger.

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Posted in: University student arrested for kicking stroller with baby in it See in context

I know this sounds terribly totalitarian (and I don't care) but can we just shoot these people, please? Honestly.

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Posted in: Mixed reviews for Ghibli’s new movie See in context

Wow, not one mention of "Grave of the Fireflies"?

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Posted in: Yaguchi apologizes for illicit affair See in context

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llnjpt46Ib1qg0bg1o1_500.jpg

JT should have used this picture for this article. lol.

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Posted in: Miike's action film gets booed at Cannes See in context

John Master May. 21, 2013 - 10:02AM JST IMO, Japanese movie industry and action film do NOT match. While they can create amazing films based on love stories and etc, they can't create action films AT ALL.

Oh yeah?

Akira Kurosawa practically invented the genre. Ever heard of him?

Kids these days, totally clueless and disrespectful.

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Posted in: China cracks down on over-the-top anti-Japan dramas See in context

one show in which heroic Chinese split Japanese soldiers in half with their hands, something shown in graphic detail.

Must find and watch. lol.

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Posted in: Adobe changing its products to cloud services with monthly fees See in context

I've been using Photoshop and Premier for several years and have never spent a dime on them and will continue to do so.

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Posted in: AKB48′s Yuki Kashiwagi sparks debate over 'vulgar' video See in context

Not vulgar enough.

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Posted in: Chinese man hires men to smash his Maserati in protest at poor customer service See in context

No Maserati costs that much. Typical Chinese spivviness and poor service.

Wrong.

<>http://www.topcarrating.com/price.php?brand_id=113

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Posted in: Anti-whalers ask supporters for cash to fund next campaign See in context

How much is whale meat? I want to try some.

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Posted in: Anime backgrounds: True works of art See in context

AKIRA!

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Posted in: Israel launches airstrike in Syrian capital See in context

Was it really to limit Hezbollah destined arms or an excuse. Syria is another nation gripped in turmoil with the probable outcome worse than the existing dictator. Libya, Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It's a mess and USA and other nations including Isreal need to live with additional threats form the radical ding-a-lungs from these nations and more.

"ding-a-lungs"?

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Posted in: 'Django Unchained' gets May China release after 'issues' resolved See in context

Studio fanfare, production company logo, title sequence, opening credits, ending credits.

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Posted in: 2 inmates hanged, bringing number of executions to 5 under Abe See in context

All this talk of "revenge" this and "revenge" that is coming from people who clearly don't know the difference between revenge and justice.

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Posted in: K-pop group 2PM apologizes for copying and pasting Japanese fans See in context

If you look closely at the audience members with your eyes crossed and slowly move back from your monitor and allow your eyes to re-focus whilst cross-eyed you'll see them in the 3D.

lol.

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Posted in: Iran scoffs at Oscar-winning 'Argo' See in context

I think it is even more of a danger that a lot of people get their 'history' from the internet.

Well, lets look at where people get their historical information.

Books, movies, TV, schools and the internet.

The information on the internet is written by a multitude of people distributing the information through some business enterprise or institution.

The information in schools are written by a multitude of people distributing the information through some business enterprise or institution.

The information on TV is written by a multitude of people distributing the information through some business enterprise or institution.

The information in movies are written by a multitude of people distributing the information through some business enterprise or institution.

The information in books are written by a multitude of people distributing the information through some business enterprise or institution.

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Posted in: Atsuko Maeda lands first TV drama role since leaving AKB48 See in context

Guys I am 21 and I am a Kindergarten teacher and I have also been an English teacher here in Japan. You don't need university for all jobs. You just need to get lucky.

Yeah, but you need a 4 year degree to work as an EFL teacher in Japan or immigrations won't give you a worker's visa. That's not luck, that's the bottom line.

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Posted in: Pope says he will resign on Feb 28 See in context

They need a younger, sexier, more accessible Pope to better the image of the papacy.

lol.

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Posted in: New face of chocolate See in context

However, I must add that the photo looks like some confounding contemporary art installation.

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Posted in: New face of chocolate See in context

Darling.

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Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating See in context

As a curiosity, does anyone have a ballpark figure of Yasushi Akimoto's networth?

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Posted in: Abe says he will release new statement on World War II See in context

Abe: "It happened."

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Posted in: Nakamura quits Slovakian club over racism See in context

It's funny how, a people (slavs) so victimized by racism in the past can be so hypocritically racist themselves.

Wait... What's that?.... I hear something in the distance. Are those jack-boots?

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Posted in: After Psy, S Korea dreams of conquering music world See in context

In response to the comments regarding American music. It should be noted that the majority of popular music has been pioneered by african-americans.

Case in point:

1.)Blues 2.)Jazz 3.)R&B 4.)Rock n' Roll 5.)Soul 6.)Funk 7.)Hip-Hop 8.)Rap

All these musical styles are more or less the invention of black people.

I nice contribution to benefit American music culture.

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Posted in: Kurosawa, 3 other Japanese filmmakers to be honored by Hollywood See in context

I have all of his movies in glorious high definition. GLORIOUS I SAY!

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Posted in: JJ Abrams to direct next 'Star Wars' film See in context

Considering that even Lucas felt the fourth in the series had the best plot, it's no surprise the remaining five episodes were considered "less".

George Lucas wrote the Original Trilogy as a singular movie with a lot of what was used for the prequels written as footnotes and appendices that were later expanded on some 15 years after the initial script. After a string of rejections Alan Ladd Jr. convinced the board at 20th Century Fox to greenlight it. The proviso being to split the script in some form or fashion, what we got was simply "Star Wars" not "A New Hope". Star Wars wasn't called Episode IV: A New Hope until it was re-released into the theaters just prior to "The Empire Strikes Back" knowing then that the whole trilogy would be made because the phenomenal success of "Star Wars".

Arguably just about every Star Wars fan knows that "The Empire Strikes Back" is far and away the best Star Wars movie there is; whether it's an individual's favorite or not doesn't matter, more often than not they know and readily admit it's it's the best. Case in point: Myself; My favorite is "Return of the Jedi", for personal reasons, it was the very first movie I had ever seen. But I know now that "Empire" is the best. And the fanbase almost unanimously concurs with this opinion. (This can be verified by waltzing into any Star Wars fan-forum.)

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Posted in: Chinese censors slash 'Cloud Atlas' by 40 minutes See in context

As long as they don't touch Doona, she is disproportionately better than anything else in this movie. I liked the movie though, I thought it was decent and just my kind of weird. But that Doona, oh that Doona, let me count the ways.

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Posted in: JJ Abrams to direct next 'Star Wars' film See in context

"A long time ago, in a hundred million annoying, blinding and unnecessary lens flares away..."

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