Posts Tagged ‘Drama’

What’s Korean Cinema? 40 – The Mimic

Korean urban legend wrapped in a horror package with some emotional oomph to it, which means we’ll examine if Huh Jung’s The Mimic strikes a balance between approachable local and international horror. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

The Mimic is out now on dvd and digital HD from Arrow Films and we thank them for providing the screener for review.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Huh Jung’s directorial output so far.
21m 52s – The Mimic review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 39 – The Uninvited

The sassy girl Jun Ji-hyun takes a left turn from out of control girl in romantic comedies to playing a woman with narcolepsy who sees her babies die in front of her. Nothing is cheery, melodramatic or quirky anymore in the psychological horror movie The Uninvited from 2003. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/horror in South Korean cinema.
36m 14s – The career of director Lee Soo-yun and discussion of Jun Ji-hyun’s career at the time (2003).
44m 16s – The Uninvited review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 36 – Springtime

Choi Min-sik may say he’s a bad guy in Springtime but this is as far removed from any scenes involving hammers or eating live animals on screen. No, Choi Min-sik gets taken down a notch, brought into warmth in Ryu Jang-ha’s 2004 drama. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Ryu Jang-ha bio/discussion.
18m 33s – Choi Min-sik bio/discussion.
47m 35s – Springtime review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 35 – My Heart

Director Bae Chang-ho does picture esque slice of village life of a hundred years ago or so in a rather unremarkable remarkable film called My Heart from 1999. Featuring the adventures of Bag lady and Pot Boy. Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid break it all down for you. Includes the story of Paul meeting the very chatty director.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Bae Chang-ho bio/discussion.
42m 00s – My Heart review.

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Podcast On Fire 255: Wolf Warrior II

It’s the biggest movie out of China of all time and yet it’s so familiar to anyone who watched a big, bombastic action movie from the 80s or 90s out of Hollywood. But who says you can’t adhere to that formula, in 2017? Kenny B chats solo about Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior II and also flashes back to 90s synch sound Hong Kong cinema and what was considered the telltale sign of Mainland Chinese cinema at the end of the millenium in the form of The Road Home.

Wolf Warrior II is out now on dvd, digital, regular and limited edition Blu Ray from Cine Asia. Big thank you to Mike at The Warrior Agency and Cine Asia for providing the screener for review.

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The Director’s Series 22: Ringo Lam – School On Fire

Ringo Lam truly earns the dark in the nickname Dark Faced God as he and brother Nam Yin take aim at the Hong Kong school system in a 1988 shocker that’s earned a bit of a reputation over the years. This is The Director’s Series 22 Ringo Lam’s School On Fire. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Prison On Fire 1 & 2.
21m 46s – School On Fire background
28m 30s – Roy Cheung biography & discussion
45m 22s – School On Fire review

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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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