Posts Tagged ‘action’

What’s Korean Cinema? 42 – No Blood No Tears

The Action Kid Ryoo Seung-wan plants a plethora of characters in the same arena, with the central piece being money, to see how they connect, interact and just how much they are able to beat the crap out of each other in No Blood No Tears from 2002. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Ryoo Seung-wan biography and discussion
52m 25s – No Blood No Tears review.

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The Director’s Series 27: Ringo Lam FINALE – Wild City

We welcome back Ringo Lam to the directing chair, he goes into the beating heart of the city, mixing Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the result is yet another Louis Koo vehicle, the chase for a girl, and a bag of cash. This is the closing episode of The Director’s Series on Ringo Lam, and we do so with our review of Wild City. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Wild City production background
32m 05s – Wild City review
59m 54s – Quick-Take: Sky On Fire

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Podcast On Fire 271: Operation Red Sea

Dante Lam goes to China or rather Dante Lam goes to Morocco and proceeds to pummel us for over 2 hours with guns, grenades and gore in the massive and massively popular Operation Red Sea from 2018. Also, Q & A with Kenny B!

Operation Red Sea is out now in the UK on dvd and blu ray and digital from Cine Asia. Thank you to Mike at The Warrior Agency and Cine Asia for providing the screener for review.

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Taiwan Noir 28: Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins & Fantasy Mission Force

Taiwan filmmakers bring to life the manga and anime sensation Dragon Ball as Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins and we also review Chu Yen-ping’s Dirty Dozen style adventure with mahjong playing hopping vampires that arrives in the form of Fantasy Mission Force. Described by many as bonkers and the worst Jackie Chan movie ever. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Dragon Ball background
24m 40s – Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins review
50m 26s – Chu Yen-ping biography & discussion/Fantasy Mission Force production background
66m 50s – Fantasy Mission Force review

 

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Podcast On Fire 270: Manhunt & Just Heroes

John Woo returns to the genre that made his name with 2017’s Manhunt and in 1989, Woo and friends got together to help out a master and mentor and the result was Just Heroes. With Kenny B and Trapped In The Screening Room’s Tyler Miller.

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Podcast On Fire 269: The Owl Vs Bumbo, A Queer Story & It’s A Drink! It’s A Bomb!

The George Lam Defaming Sessions come to an end! Is George Lam Or Lame? Find out in the triple review, bumper pack finale!

First up, George Lam and Sammo Hung are forced to become juvenile detention career advisors in The Owl Vs Bumbo. In A Queer Story George plays a gay man struggling with his sexuality and we end on a festive note with the rare sight of a Hong Kong Christmas movie. It’s George as a scientist teaming up with Margaret (yes, Margaret) Cheung and John Shum as they are chased by cartoon villains looking for their drink that’s a bomb in… It’s A Drink! It’s A Bomb! With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans!

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Podcast On Fire 268: Easy Money & Shanghai, Shanghai

It’s The Thomas Crown Affair Hong Kong style in the form of 1987’s Easy Money. With Michelle Yeoh as the thief and George Lam as the sexy insurance investigator with a killer laserdisc and vhs collection. Also, that magnificent George Lam in his flying machine. Which has a place within the body of an actioner set in Shanghai on the brink of revolution. Also starring Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Anita Mui, we’ll also be looking at 1990’s Shanghai, Shanghai as well. With Kenny B and Phil G.

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