Posts Tagged ‘Jacky Cheung’

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 »

The Banquet (1991)

Plot: Wealthy property director – Tsang Siu-Chi (Eric Tsang) and his contractor Jacky (Jacky Cheung) managed to buy two of four property’s. When he buy’s all four he plans on knocking them down and replacing them with a grand hotel. Yet his arch rival Hung Tai-Po (Sammo Hung) managed to buy the last two. Both developers wanting to make this grand hotel, they decide to agree on a 50/50 purpose.

When returning home Jacky lets in on a scheme which could land them a nice one billion dollars. The prince of kuwait, Allabarba (George Lam) is coming to Hong Kong to look for a tender for his properties there. Jacky has also done his research, the prince was a menace when he was young never paying attention to his father until after his passing, now he deeply regrets anytime he missed with his father. Now Jacky’s plan for Tsang is to show the prince the strong relationship between him and his father!

The only problem is that Tsang hasn’t seen his father for over ten years. Tsang goes off to find his father with his snobby wife (Carol Cheng), they soon find out that he is living with Tsang’s sister, Gigi (Rosamund Kwan) and her husband (Tony Leung Ka-Fai). Tsang tries to sway father Tsang (Richard Ng) to come live with them, but he refuses as he loves his simple life.

Tsang then pull’s out the big guns and plea’s for his father to stay with him since that he only haves a month and a half to live. yes, he’s got cancer! As you can expect the big guns convinced father Tsang to go home with Tsang and his Wife.

Tsang plans to throw a big banquet for the Prince and make it out to be a birthday party for his father too!

When everything seems to be going to plan, we find out that Jacky is secretly working for Hung Tai-Po and he’s going to help him convince to sign the contract over to him instead of Tsang… Read the rest of this entry »

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