Archive for December, 2010

ZATOICHI MEETS THE ONE ARMED SWORDSMAN (1971)

December 31st, 2010 by Mr. C

Director: Kimiyashi Yasuda Actors: Shintaro Katsu, Jimmy Wang Yu My 2 favorite swordsmen from 2 different genres collide! A walk on water Shaw Brother character meets the blind gambling swordmaster! Both with physical defects that would cripple the mere mortal, but these mythical legends with enhanced awareness turn their misfortunes into lethal weapons! The legendary […]

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RIGHTING WRONGS aka ABOVE THE LAW (1986)

December 28th, 2010 by Mr. C

Director: Corey Yuen Actors: Yuen Biao,Cynthia Rothrock,Melvin Wong,Corey Yuen Righting Wrongs aka Above the Law is on my all time top 3 list of Hong Kong action films from the 1980’s fo-sho! I did a brief write-up of this movie in the printed version of Planet Chocko a galaxy ago, but this movie is so […]

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Kathleen Hanna Project at Knitting Factory

December 17th, 2010 by chocko

Last Saturday at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn NYC was a night to honor and appreciate Kathleen Hanna, founding member of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, and an outspoken feminist who was instrumental in shaping the riot grrrl movement through punk rock music and ‘zines since the early 90’s. The sold out show was also being […]

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HEROINE SUSAN: SISTER OF THE SHANTUNG BOXER (1973)

December 13th, 2010 by Mr. C

Director: Wong Hung Cheung Actors: Wong Ping, Charlie Chin Chiang Lin, Jack Long This movie was an unofficial sequel to the famed BOXER FROM SHANTUNG that was released by Shaw Brother Studios. HEROINE SUSAN: SISTER OF THE BOXER FROM SHANTUNG was directed by Wong Hung Cheung & produced by a film company from Taiwan. It […]

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brooklyn street art

December 11th, 2010 by chocko

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BRUCE LEE: THE MAN, THE MYTH (1976)

December 10th, 2010 by Mr. C

Director: Ng See Yuen Actor: Bruce Li, Chu Chi Ling, Linda Hirst BRUCE LEE: THE MAN, THE MYTH was a frankenstein mashup of a movie gem labeled as a Bruce-sploitation film from 1976 that was loosely based on Bruce Lee’s life starting from when he moved to Seattle from Hong Kong to attend the University […]

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Butts

December 9th, 2010 by chocko

So, there I was diggin’ in da crates at the WFMU record fair, when all of a sudden this band starts playing songs about booze, weed all sorts of crazy stuff. I dropped my stack of vinyl and checked out the two pretty ladies banging out punk tunes on a guitar and drums and was […]

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Exit Through The Gift Shop

December 8th, 2010 by chocko

Directed by Banksy Edited by Tom Fulford and Chris King Produced by Holly Cushing, Jamie D’Cruz and James Gay-Rees Narrator Rhys Ifans The film starts by introducing Thierry Guetta, a crazy French dude who emigrated to Los Angeles in the 80’s and owned a vintage clothing shop. He carried a video camera everywhere he went […]

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The Kenny Scharf Mural in NYC

December 6th, 2010 by chocko

Kenny Scharf’s latest project is complete and located on the graffiti wall at East Houston Street and the Bowery. The mural features a cast of bright and colorful psychedelic cartoon faces. He claims that nothing was sketched out before hand…just starting with the big red nose and then freestyling and going with the flow. Scharf […]

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A MOMENT OF ROMANCE (1990)

December 3rd, 2010 by Mr. C

Director: Benny Chan Producer: Johnny To Actors: Andy Lau, Tommy Wong A MOMENT OF ROMANCE is a classic 1990’s triad film entangled with a dash of romance. It stars the Brad Pitt of Hong Kong, ANDY LAU TAK WAH. Andy plays a cool hand luke triad member who loves the need for speed on his […]

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nyc street art

December 3rd, 2010 by chocko

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Bret Michaels played Community Theatre

December 1st, 2010 by chocko

Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison, performed at the Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown, New Jersey last Saturday, November 27, 2010. NY’s very own, Toxin opened the show with their updated take on 80’s hair band music. It was cool that they got a few people out of their […]

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