East Screen West Screen #123 – Simon Yam vs. Simon Ham

Episode 123 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 a short show this week as family obligations kept the schedule tied up, but Kevin takes us through the Korean heist film THE THIEVES which features a small role by Hong Kong actor Simon Yam.  Then we turn off all sense of cinema sanity to cover PASSION ISLAND [熱愛島], also starring Simon Yam.  Finally Kevin heads back to Hollywood for SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

Running Time (53:08)

PASSION ISLAND [熱愛島] SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLDTHE THIEVES

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS:

  • None this week…

 

EAST SCREEN:

  • THE THIEVES (Korea)

  • PASSION ISLAND [熱愛島]

 

WEST SCREEN:

  • SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

 

VIDEO PICK:

  • n/a

 

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East Screen West Screen #122 – The Lion Snores Tonight

Episode 122 of the East Screen West Screen podcast.  Talking films from Hong Kong to Hollywood and lots of stuff in between.

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This week we look at another attempt at a comeback film starring Cecelia Cheung in THE LION ROARS 2 [河東獅吼 2]. Then Taiwan does Hollywood in its latest action-fest BLACK AND WHITE: THE DAWN OF ASSAULT [ 痞子英雄之全面開戰] . Finally, Kevin looks at MOONRISE KINGDOM.

We also discuss a film talk event being held for Social Media Week (Hong Kong), Spider-man and Batman facing off on China screens, and the record breaking figures of Korea’s THE THIEVES.

Running Time (1:25:26)


 
NEWS:

 

EAST SCREEN:

  • THE LION ROARS 2 [河東獅吼 2]

  • BLACK AND WHITE: THE DAWN OF ASSAULT [ 痞子英雄之全面開戰]

 

WEST SCREEN:

  • MOONRISE KINGDOM

 

VIDEO PICK:

  • n/a

 

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East Screen West Screen #121 – Naked Model, Fatty Officer

Episode 121 of the East Screen West Screen podcast.  Talking films from Hong Kong to Hollywood and lots of stuff in between.

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For this episode we look at the newest youth party fantasy set in Hong Kong’s famous club district LAN KWAI FONG 2 [喜愛夜蒲 2], then we cover an action film starring Sammo Hung with NAKED SOLDIER [絕色武器], and for West Screen birthday boy Kevin looks at the latest Woody Allen feature TO ROME WITH LOVE.

We also discuss the recent typhoon activity near Hong Kong, some Wong Kar Wai news, and Kevin’s thoughts on the recent Eking Cheng concert.

Running Time (1:07:03)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS:

 

EAST SCREEN:

  • LAN KWAI FONG 2 [喜愛夜蒲 2]

  • NAKED SOLDIER [絕色武器]

 

WEST SCREEN:

  • TO ROME WITH LOVE

 

VIDEO PICK:

  • n/a

 

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