Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’

Podcast On Fire 248: All The Wrong Clues (For The Right Solution) & Boat People

So here we are… ready to rip apart another actor akin to what we did with Alan Tam. But we judged his filmography fairly ultimately and that’s what we’re going to do across a number of episodes for George Lam as well. Dubbed The George Lam Defaming Sessions where we determine if he’s Lam Or Lame. First up, Tsui Hark pits George Lam and Teddy Robin against each other in Cinema City’s wild comedy All The Wrong Clues (For The Right Solution) and Ann Hui finishes off her examination of Vietnam in Boat People. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.

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This Week In Sleaze 52: Confession Of A Concubine & Vulgaria

Adding to the list of Category III movies about making Category III movies, only one of our movies this week cover this criteria but they are connected! 1976’s Confession Of A Concubine is a fairly obscure period erotica with elements later seen in A Chinese Torture Chamber Story but the true connection to 1976 is 2012’s Vulgaria from director Pang Ho-cheung. He centers his plot about remaking/making a sequel to the 1976 movie and thus, we cover both.

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Running times:

00m 00s – Intro/Confession Of A Concubine review
39m 49s -Pang Ho-cheung biography/discussion
49m 55s –Vulgaria review

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Podcast On Fire 246: Zu – Warriors From The Magic Mountain & The Victim

We go back and examine Tsui Hark’s groundbreaking special effects extravaganza Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain to see whether its Chinese roots mixed with Western special effects knowhow still has a place in Hong Kong cinema history and Sammo Hung reverses kung fu comedy tropes while also making his characters rage and beat the crap out of each other in exemplary fashion… in his 1980 movie The Victim. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 38: Members Only Archive Dusted #15

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Japan On Fire 3, Podcast On Fire 51 and 52 with Stoo, Kenny B and Mike Banner from 2009, this collection feature tangents and outtakes concerning Royal Warriors, Henry Sanada and his teddybear, the perplexing end of King Of Comedy, the then latest Thai actioners and Ken praises Wong Kar-Wai. But only for a short while.

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Podcast On Fire 243: Melodrama Season – Funeral March & Always On My Mind

For the second installment of Melodrama Season, we review another terminal disease-movie. But what happens when you structure it around finding the strength and will to live surrounded by a genuinely life-affirming atmos… well you get Joe Ma’s Funeral March from 2001. Starring one of the Twins. Also Michael Hui gets cancer meets Sidney Lumet’s Network in Jacob Cheung’s Always On My Mind from 1993. With Kenny B and featuring the grand return of Hong Kong Dave.

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The Director’s Series 21: Ringo Lam – Aces Go Places IV

The Aces Go Places series headed into its 4th part with profit as winds in their sails. Assigning Ringo Lam for the big budget, big scope production shot on international locations, for this series… things turn real and violent all of a sudden. This is The Director’s Series on Ringo Lam’s Aces Go Places IV. With Kenny and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/City On Fire & Wild Search lookbacks.
14m 08s – Quick-Takes: Undeclared WarPoint Of No Return
31m 21s – Karl Maka biography & discussion
43m 59s – Aces Go Places IV review

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The Director’s Series 20: Ringo Lam – Esprit D’amour

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Before there was the On Fire’s, the master in training would start shaping his voice in genres he’d rarely if ever was associated with. It’s the tale of Ringo Lam and this is The Director’s Series on his debut Esprit D’Amour.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Ringo Lam biography/discussion
32m 00s – Quick-Takes: The Other Side Of Gentleman & Cupid One
41m 30s – Esprit D’amour review

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