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Posted in: 'Tenet' director Nolan slams Warner Bros same day streaming plan See in context

JJ Jetplane

That used to be true. But as the billion dollar movie became more common, the pay structure started to change. 

hmmm as a person who work in the movie industry , I am not aware of this payment structure, I am not sure if the hollywood system is different than here, but I have friends who are also film crew in LA and I don’t think they get that kind of payment structure, if that’s true, that would be lovely though. But, it doesn’t make any sense. Indeed the stars and maybe a big named director like Nolan can get some blockbuster bonuses. But not the crew. Plus, the whole point here is, the movie already had enough screenings, movie theaters wont pull it out of their theaters if its still making money. But there are no demands anymore, so theaters have to put something new to show. Because as what the others say above, indeed, its not really the best Nolan flick. I honestly like his early works but Tenet is not as good as those. WB is actually giving him a favor by distributing it through streaming media though, If this was 10 years ago it will go straight to DVD after the theatrical release is done, and there will be less chance that people would watch it. He should be happy that the movie earnings already surpassed the actual budget and profited 160 million USD more.

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Posted in: 'Tenet' director Nolan slams Warner Bros same day streaming plan See in context

JJ Jetplane

I do agree with Nolan that what the WB is doing is potentially ripping away and shorting royalties and bonus payments to film makers and film crews. 

Cast and Crew were already paid during the production. They don't really get royalties etc. But try to look at the distributor's perspective. The movie already had it's time on the theaters and it already earned 360 Million USD, but I don't think they can push further as many movie theaters around the globe are still not fully operational as usual due to the pandemic. Many people are still on tight budget due to this unstable and challenging economic situation, so going to movie theaters to watch a Nolan flick is not really their priority. Nolan should instead be thankful that despite of this really bad year (especially in the entertainment industry), his film still made huge blockbuster earnings. Very selfish and ungrateful.

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Posted in: 'Tenet' director Nolan slams Warner Bros same day streaming plan See in context

I understand Nolan's sentiments as an artist, however he doesn't completely own the movie, the Distributors do. He was already paid millions of dollars being the writer and director, but once it's signed by the distributors? It's not in his hands anymore and the investors have to get their money back and no matter how great of a director Nolan is, distribution is not his expertise.

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

Nippor Nick

We would like to welcome everyone aboard.

There, that wasn't so hard, was it?

Indeed, then how come JAL has to make official statements about this, when they can just apply this without making a big noise? Or maybe the real intention is using LGBT for marketing?

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

I have LGBT friends, who really don't mind these announcements. They want same sex marriage legalized though. So this is an empty gesture , more of a marketing campaign. Why not do a campaign to legalize same sex marriage instead? So what are they gonna ban next? Babies gender reveals?

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

I will only believe the sincerity of the Japanese people regarding gender equality if I see them accept and embrace female sushi chefs. I dare JAL to have a sushi counter with a female taisho (chef) at one of their

lounges.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted rape of teenage girl suspect in similar crimes See in context

P. Smith

Is it because women are looked upon as merely objects here?

And many Japanese women embrace this and don't see a problem with it. Sad but that's the reality.

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Posted in: After hospital visit, Abe says he will do his utmost as prime minister See in context

PM Abe should call and learn from President Duterte of the Philippines. Just take a picture of himself eating somewhere with his family as a proof that he is still alive and healthy . Make sure to show the latest edition of the Newspaper as evidence that the photo is taken now, he can also photo shop it, but he must hire a very good artist. And then declare a perpetual isolation due to covid-19. It's a wise ticket to stay in power for eternity wether he's sick or not.

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

Bungle

There’s probably a financial penalty to be paid if Japan unilaterally postpones or cancels the Olympics. A recommendation by the IOC or perhaps WHO would get them off the hook, hence this procrastination.

Empty stadiums plus risk of re-spreading the virus again seems have more risk and bad impact economically.

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

Ryue

Cancel it for 2020. Have Tokyo host it in 2024 ( if it is still willing ). Paris hosts in 2028. This gives Paris more time to build and prepare, and allows Tokyo a chance to recoup their investment in 2024.

does it really need to be done every 4 years? If things improve late this year why not do it on 2021? We are in the generation where changes are happening and encouraged, why not allow it for Olympics too especially if it's for good reasons.

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

To simplify what Abe, Koike and IOC think in one sentence:

Olympics is more priority than the safety and lives of Japanese people.

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

Akie

Do you know what is in Abe's mind now ? Hahaaha, you don't, I do.

Abe wants a miracle, as simple as that.

This is not about what Abe's mind, this is about what is right for the safety of people and economy. He doesn't have to wait for a miracle as he can avoid this disaster.

Yes I am not a scientist neither you are, but one thing I am sure of, thousands of people (and still growing) are dying because of this virus. As someone mentioned above, pushing this through will lose the essence of temporary closing the schools and other public events. It shows that they aren't really that committed to fight this disease. Even the greedy capitalist Disney closed for almost a month, this means this has to be taken seriously with careful considerations as "IT IS REGRETTABLE" will not be acceptable if things get worse especially if it results to the lost of many lives.

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

akie

iraira, you have never been a Prime Minister, have you ?

It is not as simple as IOC's decision, much more complicated than that. Japan, aka Abe, has to be involved, and to be shown hard facts for the canceling

You don't have to be a Prime Minister to have common sense that saving lives (including yours if you are in Japan) is priority than this extravagant event. People are not asking to cancel but suggesting to postpone and re-schedule it when all countries have fully recovered from this pandemic, which is very unlikely to happen soon as it is just starting to spread in Europe and US . As of now the corona virus has already impacted the economy so badly and pushing to make this Olympics happen on it's original schedule will worsen that. All these travel ban and preventions will go to waste if you will let people go again risking to start spread the virus rather than completely stopping it. It is being postponed for good reason, you don't want Japan to be blamed for re-spreading this disease again. Shikata ga nai yo. What is your solution if in case the infections grow again in Japan?

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Posted in: 'United by Emotion' to be Tokyo Olympic Games motto See in context

How come "UNITED" is the motto? when the principle of Olympic games is COMPETITION ? A competition about which first world country is the best. Why not focus on the values of competitiveness?

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Posted in: Cold puffs See in context

Japan cannot really give up their smoking habits, I even feel that they are more prioritized than the non smokers.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

I think Nissan should think about changing it's lawyers as this will make them look more bad than Ghosn for this move. It's like shooting their own foot as this is obviously a poor accounting management of their company. The fault is at that person who released the funds without checking if they will be used for business purpose or personal. Now try to explain your shareholders why a big company like yours don't have this basic pre-approval process for spending.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

nakanoguy

why can't some people admit that ghosn isn't exactly totally innocent here? he did do some shady things. did it rise to the level of imprisonment? no, but that doesn't mean he should rise to the level of martyr, either.

Because it is not for you and me to decide wether he is innocent or not, I can't speak in his behalf but one thing that I agree with him, despite of the accusations he deserves a fair trial. And everyone in Japan wether foreigners or Japanese deserve a fair trial.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

What!? So you mean a big company Nissan doesn't have a proper accounting department team who analyze the justification of the cost first before approving the release of these funds? I think this is more of like a Nissan company structure's fault.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa selling his private jet See in context

Oh! One Billionaire put a dislike on my comment. lol

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa selling his private jet See in context

isn't it great? That his only problem is how to get rid of his old multi million dollar plane that he only uses so he can sleep well on long flights? While his workers are all paid 20 man (or less) a month. What a great and very sinpiring man! (slow clap)

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa selling his private jet See in context

definitely these seats are where he had sex with hundreds of his gold digger girls , Maybe 3-5 gold diggers per flight? haha

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Posted in: Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted See in context

Strangerland

our Olympics.

What makes you OWN your Olympics?

They are cheats through and through, up to the state level.

Any evidence that ALL Russian athletes are cheats? You are generalizing all Russians.

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Posted in: Sapporo budgets ¥700 mil in road repairs for Olympic events See in context

so it's should not be Tokyo Olympics anymore. It should be TOKYO X SAPPORO Olympics. I wonder how this got away, I thought there is a preliminary presentations and deadlines of each bidding candidates' exact plans to win the deal? Obviously this is not included in that presentation and the Tokyo Olympic committee is getting away with it. Indeed Japan is the world's favorite.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

if we want equality at work then let's ban these too, Sempai & Kouhai culture and prioritizing top popular universities when hiring.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

How about just banning dress code at work? Wear whatever you want. Can someone also fight for men's rights to ban neckties ? What is the purpose of it anyway? It's choking and uncomfortable!

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 unveils 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics center See in context

Use it. For decades to come. Same as with the venues built for the 1964 Tokyo games, the 1972 Sapporo games, and the 1998 Nagano games.

The venues in Sapporo and Nagano can be converted to skii / snow board resorts that can be beneficial to the people and city . I am wondering how this aquatic facility generate profit and pay for it's bills and maintenance? There's not much aquatic sports being held in the city regularly?

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 unveils 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics center See in context

Great! Now I'm wondering what are they going to do with this after the Olympics is over?

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Posted in: Conservatives submit ex-imperial member restoration proposal to Abe See in context

Is this really necessary? Do Japanese people really benefit from these?

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Posted in: Emperor completes secretive key succession ritual See in context

The Nazi party was something new and alien on Germany. They invented a new flag, new language expressions, new art, new mythology, in the process destroying a lot of tradition they rejected.

Aren't these the same things that the Empire of Japan trying to impose to Asia during WW2? I don't get your point that since Nazi is an organization therefore they will be dismantled while the Emperor and his empire are spared because it is coming from the Empire system even though the atrocities they've done are the same? Yes both are different kinds of political system but their aim is the same. If there is anyone living now that is related to Hitler they will definitely get negative treatment from the people but this Royal family who are directly related to the mind behind the genocide of WW2 in Asia gets a 2 billion ceremony from the taxpayers.

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Posted in: Emperor completes secretive key succession ritual See in context

As government expenditure goes, this is completely innocuous and is being used here simply for Japan-bashing. If those commenting here were really concerned about tax money being wasted, they would focus on something really big ticket such as government plans to buy more than one hundred F35s at a total cost estimated to be north of $10 billion.

How is it a 'JAPAN BASHING' when the alternative we offer is for the good of the Japanese people? Buying these F35s are at least to help protect Japan from threats of potential enemies but this ritual cannot be justified why it costs billions because of it's confidentiality. If they are using tax money better to disclose where it is being used for.

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