First episode of a new podcast devoted to cinema with my co-host Kevin Ma. (Apologies for the sound, as our first official podcast we are still quite new and trying to get up to speed on all the tech hardware and software). In this episode we talk about the changes to Green Hornet. And we lightly touch on films currently playing in Hong Kong including Overheard, On His Majesties Secret Service, Up, Drag Me to Hell, Push and Chungking Express.
The film Turning Point (Laughing Gor之變節) opens next week and the SCMP recently released a promo and interview with the lead actor Michale Tse (謝天華).
The film as I understand it is a prequel to the Hong Kong TV drama Emergency Unit(學警狙擊) and Tse’s character from that series takes the focus in the film’s story. The character of Laughing has received so much audience attention that to try and cash in on the popularity, an earlier direct-to-video film starring Tse (The Princess of Portland Street – 2003) has been repacked and retitled under the name of Laughing Lover (我愛Laughing).
Having not seen the series as yet, it will be interesting to see how the film stands on its own. Here is hoping that it is not just another rushed production with distributors laughing, all the way to the bank…
Still recovering from last night’s Wong Jing epic. Lot’s of work to do over the weekend and hoping to get out to see Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell at some point.
Aside from much alien carnage (see previous post), much of my time this week has been spent in getting acclimated to using a new Macbook pro purchased recently. The last time I recall using a Mac on a regular basis I was living in the states, Motorola was the only name in town for wireless tech, and Bill Clinton was still in office (and big kudos to him for getting those reporters home!).
Anyway, trying to unlearn my PC ways is proving to be a bit time consuming. But all of this is in the hopes of making a better site and having some decent art/podcasting to0ls to work with.
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