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Posts Tagged ‘Louis Koo’

Podcast On Fire 303: Election 2 & The Fun, The Luck And The Tycoon

It’s triad election time again, as orchestrated by Johnnie To and with Big Tony out of the way, it’s now Simon Yam vs Louis Koo in Election 2. Also, Coming To America Hong Kong style in the 1990 Chinese new Year comedy The Fun, The Luck And The Tycoon. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Election 2 production background and reception
32m 32s – Election 2 review
69m 30s – The Fun, The Luck And The Tycoon reception
76m 35s – The Fun, The Luck And The Tycoon review

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Podcast On Fire 273: A Chinese Ghost Story

It’s the decade of Tsui Hark bringing effects and a frantic energy to the Hong Kong fantasy movie and we stop at his work as producer in 1987’s A Chinese Ghost Story. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Ken’s note: In the Taiwan Golden Horse awards-section, I mistakenly identified A Chinese Ghost Story as the recipient of the Best Film Award. It was only nominated.

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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.

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The Director’s Series 27: Ringo Lam FINALE – Wild City

We welcome back Ringo Lam to the directing chair, he goes into the beating heart of the city, mixing Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the result is yet another Louis Koo vehicle, the chase for a girl, and a bag of cash. This is the closing episode of The Director’s Series on Ringo Lam, and we do so with our review of Wild City. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Wild City production background
32m 05s – Wild City review
59m 54s – Quick-Take: Sky On Fire

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The Director’s Series 24: Ringo Lam – Burning Paradise

It’s the Red Lotus Clan burning down the Shaolin monastery and trapping the monks in the underground Red Lotus Temple. Fong Sai Yuk takes center stage and fights back. All done under the watchful eye of producer Tsui Hark while Ringo flexes his creative muscles trying to make a dent in the 90s wave of kung fu and swordplay. This is The Director’s Series 24 on Ringo Lam’s Burning Paradise. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Maximum Risk & The Suspect
22m 15s – Look-back: Victim
27m 26s – Notes on the character of Fong Sai Yuk and production background of Burning Paradise
39m 23s – Burning Paradise review

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Podcast On Fire 244: Melodrama Season FINALE – Lost In Time & Lost And Found

Welcome to the conclusion of Melodrama Season and while there’s still terminal disease in the air, one director tries to nurse his character back to life again in a different way and proves that even though he’s dead, Louis Koo will get third billing. That and more in our review and discussion of Derek Yee’s Lost In Time from 2003. Also Michael Wong as a Scotsman and Kelly Chen gets cancer in Lost And Found. With Kenny B and special co-host Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen – Podcast.

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Podcast On Fire 206: The Dynasty Report – Rigor Mortis & Aberdeen

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A young, debut director brings back faces of Hong Kong-horror of yesteryear for a celebration/making something new and visionary without being retro. How does Juno Mak’s Rigor Mortis therefore fare? And after gory times in Dream Home, Pang Ho-cheung gears down for the family drama that is Abderdeen. Hear Paul Fox and Dr. Lam submit a new Dynasty Report.

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