Posts Tagged ‘Johnnie To’

Podcast On Fire 272: Fantasia

A Lunar New Year comedy is perhaps not the best pick for an in depth discussion as they are often designed as harmless, audience friendly entertainment. They sometimes stand out, they sometimes don’t as the stars of the day ham it up and play dress up. But when Milkyway’s Wai Ka-fai brought 2004’s Fantasia to the Lunar New Year Screens, it was conceived and made with an eye towards beloved Hong Kong comedy of the past. Main target being the comedies of the of the Hui Brothers Michael, Sam and Ricky. So is this comedy only for the locals or can Westerners penetrate Fantasia? With Kenny B and the the crew of the East Screen West Screen podcast: Paul Fox and Kevin Ma.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

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The Director’s Series 26: Ringo Lam – In Hell

Ringo Lam goes back to prison in his third collaboration with Jean-Claude Van Damme: In Hell. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Take: Triangle
30m 42s – In Hell production background
40m 44s – In Hell review

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Podcast On Fire 259: The Tyler & Ken Conversations Part 1

This time we bring you something from the archives. Initially done for the Tyler Miller-hosted show Apologize To The Podcast, this was never published but Tyler was kind enough to let us re-use it. Mainly it’s here because it’s good conversation but also anchored by Tyler’s excellent preparation makes it deserving of airing. In this part we talk discovering Hong Kong cinema, starting to write amateur reviews, how the podcast happened, the process of research and production as well as geek out on the likes of John Woo, Ringo Lam and Wong Jing.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 36: Members Only Archive Dusted #14

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Podcast On Fire 47, 48 and 49 with Stoo, Kenny B, Mike Banner and Adam Torel of Third Window Films from 2009, this collection feature tangents and outtakes concerning then current release news from CineAsia, Drunken Master II, awards season, annoying comedy-actors, classic Korean cinema such as JSA, how Ken got burned by an ebay seller and we weigh in (probably yet again) on the Edison Chen photo-scandal.

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Podcast On Fire 242: Melodrama Season – C’est La Vie Mon Cheri & All About Ah Long

We’ve done Vampire, Jackie Chan and Gambling Season before but now for three episodes of Podcast On Fire, we look at a group of tear jerkers out of Hong Kong cinema. We open in 1993 the multiple award winner C’est La Vie, Mon Cheri, by Derek Yee. Also, Johnnie To directs Chow Yun-fat all the way to a Best Actor statue at the Hong Kong Film Awards in All About Ah Long from 1989. With Kenny B and special co-host Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast and Asia In Cinema.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

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Podcast On Fire 231: 2016 Christmas Special

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Kenny B gathers Stewart Sutherland, Todd Stadtman, Paul Quinn and Paul Fox for the end of year chat covering a variety of topics including charity, Christmas creature features, Korea’s big year in cinema, lackluster remakes OF Korean movies and when there’s no more Hong Kong Christmas movies, let’s talk Lunar New Year ones instead! Thank you for all your support in 2016 and we’ll see you in 2017!

Charity single ‘Fuck You Brain’ by Ginger Wildheart is available at roundrecords.bandcamp.com.

Podcast On Fire 204: Casino Raiders II

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For this episode, we take a look at 1991’s Casino Raiders II… which is NOT the sequel to Casino Raiders 1. Hong Kong cinema logic, with Kenny B and special co-host Mike Leeder.

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