We are Asian Cinema’s No.1 Movie Podcast (for a while the only one but thankfully not anymore… check links at the bottom). Since 2007, Stewart Sutherland, Kenneth Brorsson, Mike Banner and guests have covered Asian Cinema in the only way they can. So look out for informed to uninformed discussions on Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Anime, Shaw Brothers Kung Fu, J-Horror and Category III sleaze. It’s all here and more! Subscribe to our iTunes Feed and feel free to join the the hosts and friends on the forums or submit questions! Welcome!
Born and raised in Scotland, I have appreciated Asian Cinema since 2003. I founded and ran the movie review site Hong Kong Cinema UK for five years, before closing it to launch Podcast on Fire. Aside from my half-arsed hosting, I also edit the show, do the majority of the posting and reintroducing old reviews from HKCuk back onto the web.
When it comes to Asian Cinema my favourite stars include (let’s get the obvious one out of the way first) Ekin Cheng, Lam Ching-Ying and Chin Kar-Lok. Other stars that usually convince me to pick movies include Louis Koo, Jordan Chan, Maggie Cheung, Donnie Yen and Francis Ng. Of course we can’t forget the greats; Chow Yun-Fat, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Jet Li and anyone with the name Yuen!
I’ve written articles for Impact (a three page article on the Young and Dangerous series) & Jade Screen Magazine (Discussions on Wilson Yip’s Flashpoint as well as my summary of the movie Triangle). A life ambition would be to write a fiction novel set in Dunkeld.
In my spare time I enjoy reading Biographies (mostly professional wrestlers… yes I’m surprised they can write too), the Alex Cross books by James Patterson and the Robert Langdon books by Dan Brown were fun. I’m more than happy to read any recommendation given. I really enjoy doing sponsored walks for charity, “Walk for Scotland” (2008 – 6 Mile, 2009 – 12 Mile) and “The Great Edinburgh Run” (2009 – 6 Mile). Next year I intend on taking part in the Edinburgh Moonwalk, a 26 mile walk across Edinburgh starting at midnight. This is an event to raise awareness of breast cancer, thus everyone participating in the walk must were bras! The walk should take around 8-10 hours to complete.
Other than that: Video Games, working out, music, festivals and alcohol.
Kenneth Brorsson aka Ken aka Sleazy K and the creator/reviewer of So Good… – Hong Kong DVD Movie Reviews. The ass of Podcast On Fire if you will. Regardless, this Swede born in the desolate lands of Fnürfenhurfen can be heard enthusiastically spilling the beans on his favourite slices of violent, gory, messed up, cut & pasted and heartfelt cinema. The choices remain eclectic on air just like in his writing so beware and embrace the Ken. Also the host of our sub podcast Japan On Fire with little to no informative opinions but remember to experience Japan On Fire like we do… with new, fresh eyes. We ain’t ever gonna be scholars. Also, Jay Chou sucks ass.
Mike Banner – Co-host
Illustrations by: Paul Loudon