The Mofos Ice Skating Uphill film podcast consists of free form discussions about the latest Hong Kong releases. The name of our podcast comes from a hilarious crazy line of dialogue from the movie Blade, and it essentially highlights how we want the audience to feel. We analyze the films, joke around, and sometimes go off tangent to talk about random subjects. After five minutes, the listener is scratching their heads going, “What the heck was that?”
A horror psychological thriller directed by Eli Roth, starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas.
We talk about the gender politics of having a man having an affair, horror stories as morality tales, Jezebel.com and Keanu Reeves' line deliveries ("Chocolate with sprinkles!"). We debate how to guard against the home invasion depicted in the movie.”Read
A crime drama mystery film directed by Bill Condon, starring #IanMcKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada and Milo Parker.
We discuss our favourite onscreen #SherlockHolmes, Jeremy Brett's manic laugh, how old people can be dicks, our fears of getting old and having enough Vitamin D.”Read
A James Bond movie directed by Sam Mendes, starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.
We talk about the previous Craig Bond films, the James Bond franchise, the womanizing, the gadgets, Inspector Gadget and Sam Smith's Writing's On the Wall sounding like the butler singing "She's Your Queen" from Coming to America.”Read
A crime film directed by Scott Cooper, starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Corey Stoll, Dakota Johnson and Julianne Nicholson.
We talk about Johnny Depp's performance, Joel Edgerton's resemblance to Conan O'Brien, the guy who makes excuses at your workplace, Goodfellas, "Netflix and Chill", 2 girls 1 cup, the Whitey Bulger documentary and the film's scariest sequences.”Read
A family horror comedy directed by Rob Letterman, based on the children's horror series written by R.L. Stine, starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan and Jillian Bell.
We discuss our memories of the Goosebumps books, Jack Black, homeschooled children, the Lux Theater in Hong Kong, Amanda's Gogovan story, the jokes written for the adults and horror comedy as a genre.”Read
A science fiction thriller directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
We talk about Ridley Scott's previous three films, Matt Damon's star quality, being a likeable jerk, Penelope Cruz, Doll Noodles, cleft chins on women, humor, unattractive mixed people and NASA.”Read
Welcome to "We Have No Purpose", a podcast segment where we talk about whatever we want.
We discuss Magic the Gathering card game, the Octopus card, hacking in films, Jackie Chan's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, kung fu, Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster US Cut vs. Original Cut, Hong Kong's Bruce Lee exhibit and the Mortal Kombat arcade game.”Read
In this episode, we review Whiplash. A very-belated review we recorded earlier this year, but haven't released.
A drama film, directed by Damien Chazelle, starring J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoit.
We talk about the film's lack of musician's calluses, the editing, jazz tempo, how to say "Good job!" in other languages and the moment we would have quit music school if we were the main character.
We are joined by our good friend Travis, from the What's Up Hong Kong Podcast.”Read
Welcome to "We Have No Purpose", a new podcast segment where we talk about whatever we want.
We discuss the "white ppl" Indian restaurant incident from the Guardian, racism and stereotypes, whitewashed casting in Hollywood (Exodus, Gandhi), the practicality of kimchi as a food source in a zombie apocalypse, the cancellation of Hannibal, Mr. Robot, Fight Club and The Dark Knight fandom and Karteek's love of the Matrix sequels.”Read
In this episode, we review PK.
An Indian science fiction satire comedy directed by Rajkumar Hirani, starring Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput and Boman Irani.
We discuss the film's misleading Mad Max-like poster, the many meanings of "PK", god men in India, the social satire on religion, Three Idiots and realism in Indian cinema.”Read
In this episode, we review Jupiter Ascending.
A sci-fi epic adventure, directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean.
We attempt to summarize the plot. Then we discuss Lana Wachowski as a transsexual and her red dreads, the upcoming Jem movie, Maid in Manhattan, ancient aliens, the world building and Eddie Redmayne's lips.”Read
In this episode, we review The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
A spy action comedy directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Hugh Grant.
We talk about Guy Ritchie's past films, down time in action movies, cleft chins, the soundtrack and how the film measures against other spy franchises.”Read
In this episode, we review The Assassin 刺客聶隱娘.
A martial arts fantasy arthouse drama directed Hou Hsiao Hsien, starring Shu Qi, Chang Chen and Zhou Yun.
We talk about the film's Cannes Festival Best Director win, background music, the fights, the visuals, battery-powered fans, our radio debut on RTHK Radio 3 and trying to eat a sandwich during the movie.”Read
In this episode, we review Fantastic Four.
A comic book film directed by Josh Trank, starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.
We discuss Josh Trank's Chronicle, making the Human Torch black, a black Spider-man, the serious tone and stories about the production.”Read
In this episode, we review Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.
An action film directed by Christopher McQuarrie, starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin.
We talk about the previous Mission Impossible movies, Jack Ma of Alibaba, Rebecca Ferguson's legs, the Jackie Chan-like stunts, the creepy villain, the lack of romance and our theory on how Tom Cruise stays youthful.”Read
A comedy directed by Gregory Jacobs, starring Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodríguez, Amber Heard and Jada Pinkett Smith.
We talk about Steven's awkward experience of seeing the movie by himself, creepy men in the theater, the first Magic Mike, which stripper we want to be, lower middle-class America, Amber Heard looking gross, male objectification and why men should see this movie.”Read
A Marvel Comic action comedy directed by Peyton Reed, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Michael Peña.
We talk about Edgar Wright, the advertising campaign, Disney, Paul Rudd in Gen-Y Cops, Falcon's questionable competency, the end credit scenes, the DC Comics vs Marvel and Chris Pine's casting in Wonder Woman.”Read
A comedy written, directed and starring Seth MacFarlane, also starring Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried and Morgan Freeman.
We discuss the first Ted, drug enthusiasm humour, realism vs. randomness in comedy, product placement and the Liam Neeson's cameo.”Read
In this episode, we review Terminator Genisys.
A science-fiction action film directed by Alan Taylor, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke and Matt Smith.
We talk about the new timeline, unexplained plot threads, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, the CG Schwarzenegger, Shane Carruth's Primer, J.K. Simmons' small role and how the T-800 is unable to smile but smirks all the time.”Read
In this episode, we discuss the Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer.
We talk about the appeal of Harley Quinn, scary movies, possible plot elements and our thoughts on Jared Leto's Joker and his tattoos .”Read
In this episode, we talk about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic-Con Trailer.
We discuss possible plot elements, Jeremy Iron's chic-looking Alfred, the Batman versus Superman fight, Lex Luthor, Kryptonite, Batman's exoskeleton body armour, the Superman squad and Wonder Woman.”Read
A martial arts crime drama directed by Soi Cheang, starring Tony Jaa, Wu Jing, Louis Koo and Simon Yam.
We talk about the first SPL film, the themes that are explored in this film series, the action choreography, the freshness in Tony Jaa and Wu Jing's roles, the stuff that this film gets right and the mentally disabled.”Read
THIS IS NOT A REVIEW.
In this episode, we talk about the upcoming film Terminator Genisys.
We discuss the film's trailers, recap on the entire Terminator franchise, theorise on the time paradoxes and how the series connects together. We also talk about the HISHE Back to the Future Terminator parody, our best and worst John Connor performances and our expectations for the upcoming film.
Whether you've seen the new film or not, you can listen, join in and get excited with us for Terminator Genisys.”Read
In this episode, we review Chappie.
A science fiction drama directed by Neill Blomkamp, starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.
We discuss gang initiations, mullets, the South African accent, Short Circuit, the Pornhub space porn kickstarter, Steven Spielberg and cybernetic immortality.”Read
In this episode, we review Jurassic World.
A science fiction action film directed by Colin Trevorrow, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio and Irrfan Khan.
We reminisce about the previous trilogy and discuss Michael Critchton's original novel, John William's Jurassic Park score, the park attractions, Joss Whedon's 70's sexist scene and high heels.”Read
A comedy drama written and directed by Chris Rock, also starring Rosario Dawson, Cedric the Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, J.B. Smoove and DMX.
We are once again joined by comedian Steve Lee (@steveleecomedy).
We talk about political correctness, Woody Allen's Stardust Memories, whether drugs help artistic creativity, fame versus talent, the joy of performing standup comedy and the worst way to promote a comedy show.”Read
A sci-fi adventure movie directed by Brad Bird, starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Hugh Laurie.
We talk about Damon Lindelof as a screenwriter, George Clooney's charming bobble-head move, impromptu singing, Disney themes, the practicality of jetpacks and joking about the disabled.
We are joined by our friend standup comedian Steve Lee (Twitter: @steveleecomedy).”Read
A science fiction thriller written and directed by Alex Garland, starring Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander.
We talk about the Turing test, Ava the A.I. compared to other movie A.I.'s, robot sexuality, how the film would play if the gender roles were reversed, Mr. Clean and hot Japanese assistants.
We also answer our very first e-mail question submitted by our very own Michael Dorsher: is it okay to be turned on by robot nudity?”Read
A Hong Kong action thriller directed by Longman Leung and Sunny Luk, starring Nick Cheung, Jacky Cheung, Shawn Yue, Wang Xueqi, Chang Chen, Janice Man, Ji Jin-hee and Choi Siwon.
We talk about the pan-Asian aspect of the production, universal translators, China and Hong Kong politics, Steven Seagal, Lohas Park and whether being beaten up by Janice Man constitutes as pain.”Read
In this episode, we review Mad Max: Fury Road.
A post-apocalyptic science fiction film written and directed by George Miller, starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
We talk about whether viewing the previous movie trilogy starring Mel Gibson is required, the car chase action sequences, the flamethrower guitarist, post-apocalytic tribalism and naked supermodels.”Read