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And So It Continues: Badly Translated Films

We all love a (good) bad translation, don’t we? There a wealth of web pages and entire blogs dedicated solely to the joy that is the word gone wrong, and last time when we began delving into the beauties available in pop culture we looked at the titles of our favourite TV shows overseas. This(…)


Grab the Popcorn! 4 of Brazil’s Most Awe-Inspiring Films

A country of contradictions and recently home to the FIFA World Cup, Brazil has had a turbulent past and still struggles with issues of crime and drugs today. You may have heard of the infamous favelas, or slums, that exist in cities like Rio de Janeiro, but do you have any idea what it’s like(…)


7 Unmissable Argentine Films & How They Can Help You Learn Spanish

Argentine Spanish is unique in its grammar, accent and its large amount of slang known as lunfardo. One excellent way to get used to this different variety of Spanish, which the locals call castellano, is dive in to Argentina’s film culture. Take a look at our pick of top films from the dynamic country: El(…)


Movie Titles Lost in Translation

Fact: Superbad is called Supercool in Mexico, Argentina, and Peru.  It goes without saying that no one language translates word for word into another language and then back again without losing (or sometimes gaining) a new meaning along the way. This is true for Spanish, which shares a subject-verb-object word order with English. It is especially true for translations(…)


The Greatest Closing Lines in Films

We all love a good movie, don’t we? However, as we are fickle creatures what we love most of all is an explosive ending. The bad guy dying horribly, the lovelorn couple finally getting it together and the world being saved again are all great endings. Having said that, the power of language means that(…)