Category Archives: Podcasts

East Screen / West Screen #14 – Talking Turkey

a-christmas-carol-posterTLADmongkokIt’s the pre-Turkey Day show, and Kevin and I discuss a new local Wong Jing film, the Japanese film Kaiji, and Jim Carey’s latest take on the Dicken’s classic about Scrooge.  gobble gobble…

 

NEWS:
Twilight’s New Moon nothing to bark at (Reuters)

Downsizing Disney (SCMP)

TIFF’s best-of-decade poll results (Reuters)

  

EAST SCREEN:

Kaiji (Japan 2009)

To Live and Die in Mongkok (Hong Kong 2009)

 

WEST SCREEN:

Disney’s A Christmas Carol (US 2009)

 

FLYING BUDDHA VIDEO PICKS (賣飛佛):

Scrooged (US 1988)

A Muppet Christmas Carol (US 1992)

  

iTunes Page

Running Time (01:09:38)

East Screen / West Screen #13 – It’s All in the Numbers

2012_movie_poster5seven2oneThis week, Kevin and I look films all based on numerical titles.  Coincidence, conspiracy or just plain corny…we’ll let you decide.  We also talk briefly about Obama in China, the trailer for the upcoming film Jump, and Thor casting news.  (Kevin has also been getting some critique writing gigs over at this site. You can see his written review of 2012 here.)

NEWS:


Thor casts Tabanobu Asano as Hogun
(Variety/Film School Rejects)

EAST SCREEN:

Seven2One (Hong Kong 2009)

WEST SCREEN:

2012 (US 2009)

FLYING BUDDHA (賣飛佛):

2002 (Hong Kong 2001)

K-20 (Japan 2009)

iTunes Page

Running Time (01:01:33)

East Screen / West Screen #12 – A Maid, A Mouse and a few Movies

rebellion

NEWS:

Hong Kong Disney to compete with Shanghai (SCMP)

The Stool Pigeon starts filming (Hollywood Reporter)

Zhang Yimou remakes Blood Simple (Hollywood Reporter)

Nury Vittaci’s article on Chinese Cinema (The Standard / Nury’s Blog)

Korea’s The Housemaid gets a makeover (Hollywood Reporter)


EAST SCREEN:

Rebellion (Hong Kong 2009)

WEST SCREEN:

This is It (US 2009)

FLYING BUDDHA (賣飛佛):

The Housemaid (Korea 1960)

Plains Trains, and Automobiles (USA 1987)

iTunes Page

Running Time (00:53:20)