Posts Tagged ‘melodrama’

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 243: Melodrama Season – Funeral March & Always On My Mind

For the second installment of Melodrama Season, we review another terminal disease-movie. But what happens when you structure it around finding the strength and will to live surrounded by a genuinely life-affirming atmos… well you get Joe Ma’s Funeral March from 2001. Starring one of the Twins. Also Michael Hui gets cancer meets Sidney Lumet’s Network in Jacob Cheung’s Always On My Mind from 1993. With Kenny B and featuring the grand return of Hong Kong Dave.

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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.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 21 – Thousand Years Old Fox

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Way before his kidnapping by Kim Jong-il or possible defection to North Korea, Shin Sang-ok honed his important voice in South Korean cinema and creating diverse work. Ranging from the gritty, documentary style thriller Flower In Hell to this widescreen period horror about a familiar trope and content within Korean film and TV. The fox spirit takes center stage in Thousand Years Old Fox from 1969. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Movie- and genre background
23m 08s – Shin Sang-ok biography & discussion
37m 22s – Thousand Years Old Fox review

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The Golden Ninja Podcast 2: Diamond Ninja Force & Ninja Commandments

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For this series, we aim to go through the different phases at IFD, from the phase were ninjas were popular, to ones where they tried out kickboxing tint to their cut and paste movies and created their own superhero etc but for episode 2 we’ll stay in ninja territory to give you all yet another aural examination of cut and paste ninja action fun. Fun that is enhanced by the fact that paired up with the IFD footage are genres hardly associated with ninja action: horror and melodrama. So therefore we are discussing Diamond Ninja Force and Ninja Commandments for this episode. With Kenny B and Ed Glaser, the owner and president of Neon Harbour and director of Ninja The Mission Force.

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Cast From The Past: Podcast on Fire 18 – Just because I got my shirt off…

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The next Cast From The Past (a series of shows lost from our iTunes feed and website) from 2008 features Stoo, Kenny B, Mike Banner and Scott Napier. Talking last movies watched (including Fighter In The Wind and Exodus), there’s also topics discussed surrounding melodramas (ones that made you cry vs ones that you made you laugh) and the Donnie Yen lovefest on air led to this Donnie Yen lovefest on You Tube.

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