- buff /buhf/
- chip in /CHIP-in/
- distribution /dis-truh-BYOO-shuhn/
- reminisce /rem-uh-NIS/
- distinct /dih-STINGKT/
[noun] – a person who knows a lot about and is very interested in a particular subject
Jack is a rock buff. His favorite band is Nirvana.
[phrasal verb] – to contribute something as one’s share of a joint activity, cost, etc.
Takashen Corporation chipped in the production of Klopi Company’s new line of products.
[noun] – the process of giving things out to several people, or spreading or supplying something
The record albums are all set and ready for distribution.
[verb] – to talk or write about past experiences that you remember with pleasure
Anna likes to reminisce about her childhood in her hometown.
[adjective] – clearly noticeable; that certainly exists
There is a distinct improvement in your spoken English.
In this anticipated film, an A-list cast will bring voice to the characters, including “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Chris Pratt as Mario, comedian Charlie Day as Luigi, “Queen’s Gambit’s” Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, “Mad TV’s” Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Jack Black as Bowser, a villainous turtle. Seth Rogen is also set to voice Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. Chris Pratt expressed his excitement on Instagram (@prattprattpratt) by posting a video with a caption: “It’s-a meeeee!!!!!” Pratt described this project as “dreams come true”, reminiscing his childhood times when playing the game.
Meanwhile, this won’t be the first Super Mario feature show. A live-action film based on the gaming series was also released in 1993 but didn’t receive much praise from critics. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto is expecting that this would be “a new piece of entertainment which brings Super Mario Bros to life on the screen and allows everyone to enjoy whether or not they know about the game.” Producer Chris Meledandri also pointed out that “Mario and Luigi are two of the most beloved heroes in all of pop culture.” Melendandri added that they wanted to bring these characters to life, distinct from any film they have made before.
- Could you share something about the first video game that you played?
- Have you played the Super Mario game? How was it?
- If you were to choose between a console game and a smartphone game, what would it be? Please explain your answer.
- Do you agree that the Super Mario Brothers are two of the most beloved heroes in pop culture?
- Do you like it when Hollywood makes movies that are based on video games? Why or why not?
- pop culture