Posts Tagged ‘Drama’

Podcast On Fire 215: The Dynasty Report – Dragon Blade & Sara

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The Dynasty Report goes international to a degree with a review of Jackie Chan’s box office hit Dragon Blade from 2015. Acting against John Cusack and Adrien Brody, let’s examine how East meets West in this period actioner. Also, the review of movie number 8 trillion on director Herman Yau’s filmography in the form of the Category III rated drama Sara.

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The Director’s Series 18: David Chiang – Will Of Iron

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For our next episode covering the directing career of martial arts superstar David Chiang, he furthers his working relationship with Bill Tung and gets the superstars to act in his attempt at being a rooted, gloomy filmmaker. A filmmaker not afraid to be pleasant and also nihilistic to a degree, this is The Director’ Series 18 on David Chiang’s Will Of Iron.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Bill Tung biography/discussion
13m 55s – Quick-Takes: My Dear Son & When East Meets West
26m 37s – Will Of Iron review

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Podcast On Fire 209: Heart Of Dragon & Invincible Shaolin

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Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan do drama and pickaxes to stomachs in Heart Of Dragon and we check in on Shaw Brothers, Chang Cheh and the performing troupe known as The Venoms for their third appearance together in 1978, this time in Invincible Shaolin. With Kenny B and Mike Maley.

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The Director’s Series 17: David Chiang – The Wrong Couples

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For the next episode examining the career of martial arts superstar turned director David Chiang, the name of the game is still letting his chosen veterans act but letting one of them display a rarely seen dramatic side: Namely Richard Ng. With Kenny and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Josephine Siao biography/discussion
16m 45s – The Wrong Couples review

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The Director’s Series 16: David Chiang – Mr. Handsome

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We continue analyzing the filmography of martial arts superstar turned director David Chiang and past wacky Wuxia parody and comedy slasher hybrids, we find Chiang in a latter 80s half of Hong Kong cinema. Producing frequently and more even-termpered as he lets Bill Tung and Lydia Shum mostly lead his straightly made frames. If that’s a good thing or not, find out as we take a look at David Chiang’s Mr. Handsome.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes of Silent Love and Double Fattiness
17m 19s – Richard Ng biography/discussion
27m 53s – Mr. Handsome review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 20 – Secret Sunshine

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From a director who makes the most out of his sporadic filmmaking, we find Lee Chang-dong directing a lead performance with enough acting for 3 movies. So is his 140 minute drama Secret Sunshine from 2007, about grief, belief and emotional trauma worth the investment. Or do we need to watch vidoes of puppies to cleanse? Find out with Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid‘s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Lee Chang-dong bio & discission
28m 52s – Song Kang-ho and Yeon Do-jeon discussion
36m 10s – Secret Sunshine review

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Podcast On Fire 188: The Dynasty Report – The White Haired-Witch Of Lunar Kingdom & Floating City

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Three reports in and we’re still playing with the format, mixing and matching and certainly not setting any cut off point in terms of a movie being too old. Just have to be fairly new so for this episode, you’ll be hearing Paul Fox, Dr. David Lam and Kenny B talk The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom from 2014 and Floating City from 2012. One might or might not be a totally unneccssary re-thread of the novel The Bride With White Hair was based on (and it might even be a close remake) and the other is Aaaron Kwok putting away the outlandishly colored pants in favour of acting.

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