The Hell With This Podcast #24 - Better Luck Tomorrow

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The Hell With This Podcast #24 - Better Luck Tomorrow

Post by Chad Peter » Tue May 23, 2017 7:01 pm

"Better Luck Tomorrow" (2002)

Hey everybody, Chad's back! Chad's back!

*Crickets*

...and so is Steve Phelan, returning for his third consecutive podcast with the fellas. Today they attempt to tackle one of Chad's suggested films - the Justin Lin helmed "Better Luck Tomorrow", from 2002. This film reeks of late-90's style, and is FULL of nostalgia because of it. Not many films captured this particular era as well as this - and absolutely none of those films did it with an entirely Asian-American cast. This movie shines, and we hope it'll shine for you, too.

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“Better Luck Tomorrow” (2002)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280477/combined

Performers of note: Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Karin Anna Cheung, Sung Kang, John Cho, and Jerry "The Beave" Mathers
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Re: The Hell With This Podcast #24 - Better Luck Tomorrow

Post by Lance » Tue May 23, 2017 7:36 pm

Finally. :roll:











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Re: The Hell With This Podcast #24 - Better Luck Tomorrow

Post by Chad Peter » Tue May 23, 2017 8:30 pm

haha, yeah... slacking a bit this week. Tuesday is always the latest we'll release an episode. If an episode hasn't been released by Tuesday, I'm probably dead somewhere - send help.

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Re: The Hell With This Podcast #24 - Better Luck Tomorrow

Post by Heiliger » Tue May 23, 2017 11:36 pm

I particularly like the first 6 seconds and the last 6 seconds.

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Re: The Hell With This Podcast #24 - Better Luck Tomorrow

Post by Lank » Tue May 23, 2017 11:55 pm

Do you guys think the title is a bit of a play on words of "The Joy Luck Club"? Or am I reaching here?
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Re: The Hell With This Podcast #24 - Better Luck Tomorrow

Post by Heiliger » Wed May 24, 2017 8:09 am

Wikipedia: Lin said that the title "Better Luck Tomorrow" refers to how the film explores "the whole youth culture of today, specifically Asian-American, but also just the general mentality of teenagers today. I mean, I work with teenagers, I grew up in the 80s, and already it's very different, the mentality. You go to suburbia, you look at upper-middle-class-kids, and through the media they've literally adopted an urban-gangsta-mentality."

So I guess Better Luck Tomorrow as in, man I hope we get a better crop of teenagers next time around.

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Re: The Hell With This Podcast #24 - Better Luck Tomorrow

Post by Chad Peter » Wed May 24, 2017 3:15 pm

I felt like it was more of an homage to "A Better Tomorrow", one of John Woo's pinnacle Chow Yun Fat movies. Or maybe it's a callback to both films (A Better Tomorrow and Joy Luck Club, because why not.)

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