Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’

Podcast On Fire 239: Drive

20 years ago, the best American produced Hong Kong action film was released. That movie is Steve Wang’s Drive from 1997 and as fans of Hong Kong cinema, it’s a delight to be talking of when other filmmakers, craftsmen and actors do the Hong Kong style well. With Kenny B and the creator of Podcast On Fire and the co-host of his very own podcast Films And Swearing: Stewart Sutherland.

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Podcast On Fire 238: I Love Maria & Future Cops

We love Tsui Hark in loony bit parts. What about a feature then? We’ll discuss and review his role, the pairing with John Shum and a robotic Sally Yeh in I Love Maria from 1988. Also, somewhere along the way Wong Jing wanted to a Street Fighter movie. Only he couldn’t. So he still did it. Starring Dicky, Andy, Simon, Jacky, Chingmy, we’ll also review his 1993 action-comedy Future Cops. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Podcast On Fire 237: Fong Sai Yuk & Aces Go Places III: Our Man From Bond Street

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Jet Li plays yet another Chinese folk hero during the busy wire-fu 90s and Cinema City takes the Aces Go Places-series to more firm James Bond-places. This episode therefore we review Corey Yuen’s martial arts comedy Fong Sai Yuk from 1993 and Aces Go Places III, this time directed by Tsui Hark, from 1984. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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This Week In Sleaze 50: Tightie Whitie Theatre – Gong Tau: An Oriental Black Magic & Crazy Love

Let’s talk some fucking partying! With Herman Yau. Partying from 2007 like it’s 1993 as he returned with a Cat III black magic movie at that time starring Mark Cheng and called Gong Tau: An Oriental Black Magic and we watch Loletta Lee go from cute girl in a variety of 80s movies to nude girl in a variety of 90s movies as we look at Crazy Love aka The Fruit Is Ripe.

Ken’s note: At 58m 43s you will hear a slight shift in recording quality. For the remainder of the show we had to rely on a backup recording as my software didn’t record the last half of the show.

Running times:

00m 00s – Intro/Gong Tau review
53m 38s –Loletta Lee biography/discussion
60m 33s –Crazy Love review

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Podcast On Fire 236: My Lucky Stars & Warriors Two

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After a successful outing with Winners And Sinners, the comedic (and somewhat lecherous) gang dubbed the Lucky Stars return in My Lucky Stars. With Sammo at the helm, the formula generated another box office hit. We’ll find out how this action-comedy fares and in fact we got a Sammo directing double bill brewin’ here. Featuring his first steps of crafting martial arts action cinema centering around Wing Chun, 1978’s Warriors Two will also be reviewed and discussed. With Kenny B and Mike Maley.

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Podcast On Fire 235: Master Wong Vs Master Wong & Till Death Do We Scare

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The Alan Tam Crapping Hour concludes. First up, the sequel to Once Upon A Time A Hero In China called Master Wong Vs Master Wong. Featuring Alan Tam as a rather useless Wong Fei Hung and really the Wong Fei Hung no one asked for but we got anyway. To cap it all off, we go back to 1982 and ghost-comedy shenanigans from Cinema City with an added special effects make-up talent from the West in the form of Tom Savini. We therefore conclude the Alan Tam series with our review of Till Death Do We Scare. With Kenny B and Eastern Film Fans.co.uk head honcho Phil G.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 27 – Declaration Of Idiot

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On this episode, we go back to 1983’s Declaration Of Idiot, directed by Lee Jang-ho. A silly, little art film from a director who didn’t want anyone to like it. It’s now considered a classic.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Production-background
28m 32s – Lee Jang-ho biography & discussion
41m 40s – Declaration Of Idiot review

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