Posts Tagged ‘Francis Ng’

Podcast On Fire 146: Once Upon A Time In Triad Society 2

Although not part of his top 10 Hong Kong movies, naturally the excellent sequel to Once Upon A Time In Triad Society must get a spotlight courtesy of Kenny B. Especially since it’s a wild mix of satire, fun and heart!

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Podcast On Fire 140: Milkyway Treasures FINALE – A Hero Never Dies, Running Out Of Time & The Mission

Bringing the Milkyway Treasures to a close, Kenny B and Tom K-W have a big Johnnie To-90s-A-Thon with A Hero Never Dies, Running Out Of Time and The Mission.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/A Hero Never Dies Review
41m 27s – Running Out Of Time Review
71m 43s – The Mission Review

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Podcast On Fire 138: Once Upon A Time In Triad Society

BEFORE this backup show does its thing, Stoo hijacks the feed to talk of his yearly charity endevour Extra Life 2012 for The Royal Hospital For Sick Children and the looming 24 hour game marathon that goes along with it. You can support him by going to his profile page and listen in to hear how YOUR donations will affect the upcoming Podcast On Fire Network shows!

Ken did a written top 10 list for A Hero Never Dies, now he talks of the choices not yet covered on the show (see show links for more), starting with his #6: Cha Chuen-yee’s Once Upon A Time In Triad Society. The triad genre gets a much needed wake up call and kick in the nuts as it’s only fun if you’re as evil as Ugly Kwan.

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Podcast on Fire 135: Milkyway Treasures – Too Many Ways To Be No.1

Let’s watch the commercial elements of triads turned on its head literally with the review of Wai Ka-fai’s Too Many Ways To Be No. 1. We also scored the authority and historian on all things late 90s triad elements, i.e. our very own Stewart Sutherland who checks in to talk life, movies, plans for The Ekin Hour, The Raid, Flowers Of War and powerslides. Subsequently Kenny B sits down separately (as Stoo’s participation was last minute) by himself (Tom’s cancellation was also last minute) to talk Hong Kong’s take on the gimmick Sliding Doors and Run Lola Run also employed. The best and most odd Milkyway Treasure yet?

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This Week In Sleaze 10: Raped By An Angel 2: The Uniform Fan & Raped By An Angel 3: Sexual Fantasy Of The Chief Executive

Back to cover the unrelated sequels to Andrew Lau’s Category III classic and despite neither of them being III, Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal gives us their take on whether Cat IIb has any sleaze and steam to offer via the reviews of Raped By An Angel 2: The Uniform Fan & Raped By An Angel 3: Sexual Fantasy Of The Chief Executive. Also includes some late breaking updates on the shameless and sad behind the scenes stories of Raped By An Angel.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Aman Chang & Athena Chu bio & discission
26m 00s – Francis Ng bio & discussion
40m 40s – Raped By An Angel 2 Review
85m 47s – Alex Fong, Angie Cheung & Pinky Cheung bio & discussion
93m 15s – Raped By An Angel 3 Review

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The Mission (1999)

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When crime lord Mr. Lung’s (Eddy Ko) life is put under threat when he is nearly assassinated. Mr. Lung’s younger brother, Frank (Simon Yam) hires a a group of well respected triads to become Mr. Lung’s new bodyguards.

First of all there is Curtis (Anthony Wong), a stylish barber nicked named The Ice for being a cold hearted killer. Roy (Francis Ng) a bar owner who is well respected in his area, he’s also brought Shin (Jackie Lui). Shin is an obvious rookie, being too chatty and he also seems to be the youngest member of the crew.

Another member is the mister peanut eating James (Lam Suet), seriously James spends at least two thirds of his entire screen time eating peanuts. When he’s not eating nuts, he’s the guns expert of the group. Last but not least is Mike (Roy Cheung) a car valet, who is also quite skilled when it comes to fire arms.

Now Frank pays the group to guard Lung and assassinate his killers if they try to kill him. Will the Mission be a success?

A snazzy action thriller with some cool shootouts with the entire cast acting to their full potential. Anthony Wong was great, he pulled off the the cold hearted Killer role perfectly. Francis Ng was equally impressive, he’s acting skills were believable which reminded me of his performance in 2003’s Infernal Affairs 2.

Jackie Lui, who the hell is this guy!? sorry for offending his fans, but Im glad he wasn’t a let down to the film. Roy Cheung was enjoyable as usual sporting his usual long hair do and his acting charm. Lam Suet played his role well, although his character did seem at tad quite, maybe it was because of all the peanuts he was eating.

The film was cool and has a excellent theme tune, although for the people who buy the Mei Ah DVD release, I’d like to point out a picture quality error. In the opening credits scenes, the words ‘Distributed by International Films Enterprise Ltd.’. After that scene fads the words are left with a faint out which actually slightly slightly visible for the entire running time of the film. Another note the Mei Ah release has considerably bad picture quality. But All and All Great Film!

Crazy N the City (2005)

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Plot: Crazy N’The City is the story of two street cops and a middle aged man who has lost his sanity.

Set in Wan Chai the two street cops are the stiff Chris Chan (Eason Chan) and the over enthusiastic newbie cop, Manly (Joey Yung). Chris’s ambition as a police constable has worn out over the past seven years, he has became lazy towards his duty and basically fed up with his job. He is teamed up with the newest addition to the police force – Manly. Manly has just been transferred from a small village town to the big city and is more than excited to be there. With this new lease on life, you’d think some of it would rub off on old grumpy Chris? It doesn’t.

Shing Wong (Francis Ng) is the local mad-man in Wan Chai. Shing lost his sanity when his business went bankrupt, his wife had a miscarriage loosing their expected twin daughters and as well as running up some large debt with the local loan sharks. With his near suicide attempt he now lives with his sister, Rachael (Kara Hui). Living above their flat is Phoebe (Meng Zhang) a another village girl to whom has moved to the city to run a massage parlor although most of her customers are wanting a little more ‘bang’ for their buck. Shing finds himself admiring the lovely young phoebe and a unique relationship forms between the two.

These three characters lives are rocked when a mysteriously killer dubbed ‘The Rainy Murderer’ begins killing various young women in the district known as Wan Chai… Read the rest of this entry »

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