East Screen West Screen #142 – The One Princess Policy

Episode 142 of the East Screen West Screen podcast.  Talking films from Hong Kong to Hollywood and lots of stuff in between.

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Finally back after nearly a month long hiatus due to both moves and movies, Kevin and I look over the latest film from Wong Jing, PRINCESS AND SEVEN KUNG FU MASTERS [笑功震武林]. We then look to the much anticipated return of Tang Wei to a leading role on Chinese screens with FINDING MR. RIGHT [北京遇上西雅圖].

We also news of how Chen Kaige relates Beijing’s air quality to film creativity and Tang Wei’s initial big screen success with her return to the mainland big screen.

Running Time (1:13:59)

 

PRINCESS AND SEVEN KUNG FU MASTERS [笑功震武林]

East Screen West Screen #141 – Cop Shopping Babes

Episode 141 of the East Screen West Screen podcast.  Talking films from Hong Kong to Hollywood and lots of stuff in between.

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We are back after a short hiatus and are almost fully recovered from the hangovers of Chinese New Year. With Valentine’s day falling during CNY, we take a look back at this year’s anthology of love stories TOGETHER [在一起].

We also do a recap and discussion of some of the bigger news stories related to Chinese film over the last few

Running Time (1:20:10)

 

East Screen West Screen #140 – Chinese New Year 2013

Episode 140 of the East Screen West Screen podcast.  Talking films from Hong Kong to Hollywood and lots of stuff in between.

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It’s the Year of the Snake and Kevin and I slither through our thoughts of the three new Chinese films released for the lunar holiday. Up first is the third incarnation of the holiday franchise produced by TVB, I LOVE HONG KONG 2013 [2013我愛HK 恭囍發財]. Next we turn to the Happy Ghost himself (Raymond Wong) as he breaks from his traditional All’s Well, Ends Well franchise to bring us HOTEL DELUXE [百星酒店]. Finally, is the long awaited film from director Stephen Chow as he returns to the literary classic featuring the Monkey King with JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS [西遊.降魔篇].

From all of us at East Screen West Screen, we wish you a happy and prosperous Year of the Snake.

Running Time (1:12:12)