Posts Tagged ‘Jacky Cheung’

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 228: The Dynasty Report – From Vegas To Macau III & Full Strike

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The first one ka-ching but awful, the second one ka-ching but awful, the third haaaalf-ching but awful. Three strikes for Wong Jing and his From Vegas To Macau-franchise so is this it then? Who knows but maybe it’s the last time Paul Fox and Dr. David Lam will review one of these movies before moving on and out of celluloid hell. Also reviewed, a Hong Kong badminton movie from a Best Picture winning director in the form of Full Strike, starring Ekin Cheng and Josie Ho.

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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 162: As Tears Go By & Mad Detective

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Mixing vintage Hong Kong cinema of the recognizeable kind rather than us going for obscure only has been our tac this year but the programmer of this episode Dr. Lam brings Kenny B and Tom K-W a slice of current too. First up is our review of Wong Kar-wai’s debut movie, the triad-romance As Tears Go By from 1988 and second is Lau Ching-wan’s welcome back party into the fold of Milkyway Image in the form of Johnnie To’s and Wai Ka-fai’s Mad Detective.

Ken’s note. Audio gets a little low on my end at points for some reason. Sorry about that.

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High Risk (1995)

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Plot: Kit Li (Jet Li), body guard of the international martial arts superstar Frankie Long (Jacky Cheung). What nobody knows that Kit is Frankie’s stunt double since Frank spends more time chasing women and drinking booze instead of practicing martial arts.

Kit in the past worked in the army, yet he left after he was unable to save his wife from a psychotic terrorist dubbed The Doctor.

When attending the shown of a jewellery exhibition, the crazed terrorist group led by The Doctor strike again, but this time Kit and Frankie are there. Kit has no choice but to stop the terrorists with the help of an unlikely group of heroes. Read the rest of this entry »

A Chinese Ghost Story 2 (1990)

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Plot: Picking up seven years after the original Chinese Ghost Story, Ning (Leslie Cheung) still wanders looking for the reincarnation of his love, Hsiao Tsing. After traveling to a village ran by thief’s, Ning is thrown in jail, being mistaken for a bearded man called Chow Bing. Ning is accompanied by a Elderly man who was thrown in jail for writing books, yes writing books. He wrote a book about a powerful man and then was arrested for the suspicion of being a Rebel.

As the months pass, Ning is rewarded with a delicious meal of chicken. Yet it turns out this is his last meal before he gets beheaded. The Elderly man decides to help Ning and allows him to use the secret escape root hidden in the cell. The old man gives Ning a set of new clothes and a medallion and insists he leaves. Read the rest of this entry »

Boys are Easy (1993)

Plot: Boys Are Easy is a wacky romantic comedy about a father (Richard Ng) encouraging his three daughters to get married before he dies of testicular cancer. First of all, he is really lying, this fake illness is a plan by him and his son (Jimmy Lin) to encourage the daughters to marry.

Daughter number one, Ching Siu-Tung (Brigitte Lin) is a tomboy ass kicking cop. At the start of the movie she is battling against the wild gun slinging Wild Dog (Ken Lo). She manages to arrest him with the help of the King of the Gigolo Karaoke – Tse Sai (Tony Leung). Siu-Tung decides to pay Tse Sai a wealthy sum for him to act as her boyfriend for the six months.

The second daughter, Ching Siu-Nan (Maggie Cheung) is a Care Worker, to whom is set up with one of her patients sons, her son is a crazy Triad named Wu Ying (Jacky Cheung). Although Wu Ying has a alterative motive for dating Nan. His Triad leader has chosen him to murder the famous cop ‘Ching Siu-Tung’.

The youngest daughter Siu Sze (Chingmy Yau) is a young doctor. One of her regular patients (really regular, twice a week!) attempts to set her up with her son, Chi Ko (Ekin Cheng). Chi Ko is a 27 year old virgin from the USA, he spent his years studying. She declines and forgets all about it. Later in the evening she goes for a work out at the gym, where a group of rowdy teens mistake her as a prostitute. The teens force Chi Ko to pay her for a quick session. Siu Sze decides to play along with Chi Ko. It turns out that Chi Ko doesn’t want to sleep with her, so he tells her to take the money and just tell the guys what they want to hear.

Siu Sze decides to date Chi Ko for being such a gentleman, but she is still playing along that she is a whore, coming up with a story about her being raped as a child and working on the streets since she was able. this leads into some funny scenes between Chi Ko and her uncle (Wu Fung), who was claimed to have raped her. Read the rest of this entry »

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