Broken English Films

Broken English Films

Broken English Films' official podcast series discussing our various current, future and past Broken English productions with additional comments on life and movies along the way.... Show More

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September 6, 2020 59 min

Hugo and Bola discuss how the movie theatre going experience has been going and do we want to see "Tenet" in theatres again... Have you guys gone in to watch? 

The two talk about the recreation of "Utopia" from its British show to an Amazon Prime original and how titles and shows in the same language should/shouldn't necessarily need an American remake if they're in the same language. Hugo and Bola also deba...

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Hugo and Bola discuss underrated movies, particularly because Bola's disappointed more people didn't gravitate towards the epic Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2049" and the two elaborate on what quantifies an underrated movie. Is it public reception or box office dollars? What is actually a movie flop? Hugo again cites "Stardust" as an underrated movie that should have been more successful.

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Hugo goes off on a rant praising actors who take their craft seriously and slamming those that come unprepared. Bola, a more seasoned actor, responds from the actor's perspective. They also attribute the same responsibilities to directors and other crew members that are either unprepared or don't know what they want. Essentially, listening to this podcast is listening to filmmakers complain, which may well be your thing tod...

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In this week's podcast Hugo and Bola discuss the fact that Warner Brothers have been relentless in wanting to release "Tenet" and have finally done so in the UK soon it'll be in North America too. AMC Theatres are selling tickets for 15 cents to lure people back in. 2020 tickets at 1920 prices? "Mulan" is coming to video-on-demand via Disney+ for $30. Is it worth it?

They also speak about how bad 2018...

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Yes, we're talking again about COVID-19 and its impact on the film industry. "Tenet" being delayed. "The Jesus Rolls" Sang-ho Yeon's "Peninsula" and its box office success .

Hugo and Bola discuss (prior to the actual confirmation that "Tenet" has been indefinitely delayed) the likelihood and prospect of "Tenet" being delayed and how the movie watching experience is on hold. We also to...

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Tom Cruise gets a COVID pass? Apparently. Hugo and Bola discuss the UK allowing A-list actors, crew and their entourage being allowed easier access to the UK without quarantining like every other American entering the country. The justifications behind that ruling and whether it makes sense or not.

They also discuss the deluded passions and insanity of rabid fans when it comes to the art they love, in particular referencing a voice...

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In this episode of the Broken English Films podcast, Hugo and Bola discuss the Cineplex/Cineworld issues with the rescinded takeover by Cineworld of Cineplex (for billions) cancelled during COVID due to their excessive debt. Why that makes sense and why it doesn't, plus whether there is still value in cinemas during this current time.

Also it's clear there are productions now underway and being prepped and planned. How do f...

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Hugo and Bola debate the race question in movies and television in today's current climate. The removal of "Gone With The Wind" from streaming services, "30 Rock" and "Little Britain" having episodes or even the entire show retired and the retiring of Jenny Slate from "Big Mouth" portraying a young black girl and Mike Henry stepping down from his voice over role playing Cleveland Brown on "Fa...

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Hugo and Bola discuss how much of a role nostalgia plays in a film's relevance and worth in culture. How much is it due to the current cultural temperature and how much is it solely the quality of the film itself. Of course we have to reference "The Godfather" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," because they go hand in hand. We also debate whether it's the age when you watch something and how that affects so...

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We just discovered that another group are trying to launch a production company with the name Broken English, a name that we've had since 2008. Last we checked, unfortunately, it's 2020. Times may have changed in a lot of ways in the world, but I'm fairly certain that intellectual property and brand recognition haven't all that much in North America. Maybe I'm wrong. We certainly don't believe so.

 

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Hugo and Bola discuss the "Cats" movie trailer and the negative responses surrounding both it and its subsequent reviews. They also talk about the merits of movie reviews and whether they're helpful to the audience or simply impinge upon an unfiltered impression of a film before you've even taken the time to watch it.

They also reflect on how hype impacts movies and in particular, "The Joker."

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This time around we're discussing movie scores and soundtracks. From Jurassic Park to the Watchmen TV series, even touching on Diana King and her hit on the "Bad Boys" soundtrack. There's also a comment or two about Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Danny Elfman, Jeff Russo, Hans Zimmer, Gustavo Santaolalla and many more. Check out brokenenglishfilms.com and support the indie film company you're about to fall in love ...
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In this podcast Hugo discusses the Montréal based end of the world TV show, Ruptured. What inspired it, how long and where it was written and the history of the name Broken English/Broken English Films.

He also talks about Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" and Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story" as well as touching on Disney+ and Apple TV+. Also, apparently Martin Scorsese is meeting with Disney head Bob...

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We're talking about Netflix again because in 2019, who isn't? But more so because of their decision to purchase the Paris Theater in Manhattan, New York. The Paris Theater is a single screen cinema which Netflix has taken over to exclusively showcase some of their feature films like "Marriage Story." 

Bola and Hugo also talk about stand ins, the position on set that both of them have performed many a time whereby th...

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December 1, 2019 39 min
Bola and Hugo discuss Hugo's screenplay and forthcoming film, "The Eternal Sleep." They also delve into what it means to dream, what dreams are and some personal experiences they've had in their own dreams. The Eternal Sleep's premise: Set in New York City in 2010, The Eternal Sleep straddles the questions of life after death and the moral choices individuals can make about their own lives. The film revolves aro...
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Bola and Hugo touch on the oddities with the Jeffrey Epstein "suicide" and Prince Andrew's responses as well as our views on what is now described as "cancel culture," its nuances and revisionist approaches to older television and cinema in the light of modern culture's evolution.

There's also some praise given by Bola about Vancouver's Eastside Culture Crawl, a mixture of art, film and sculpture put...

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Bola proclaims how sick he is about the modern trend of movie reboots, movie remakes and franchises as he and Hugo discuss aspects of the movie industry vs the movie business. They don't entirely agree... Also discussed is Hugo's disdain for laugh tracks and their view on the TV show "Package Deal." Check out brokenenglishfilms.com and support the indie film company you're about to fall in love with, possibly......
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On the same day Evo Morales steps down as Bolivian president (or so we hope) amidst ongoing turmoil and protests in the country, we discuss what we think of "Parasite" or "Gisaengchung" by Bong Joon-Ho and sewn effects/layers in writing screenplays as well as a respective writer's forethought into a production's initial steps.

We also skate around discussing the Marvel Cinematic Universe, why some films that...

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So start in a trendy coffee shop in Vancouver, BC named "Breka bakery." A crowded place with good  coffee but one cash register and one espresso machine making you queue up to wait for your caffeine.  Eventually you'll receive it and can record your nostalgic trek into the physical media of your childhood and spend time pondering and complaining about the modern movie theatre experience. In this episode Hugo and Bola fi...
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