Archive for August, 2011

BLVD. WARRIORS (2012) directed by Rene Carson : Trailer

August 27th, 2011 by Mr. C

“I am not teaching you anything. I just help you to explore yourself.” – Bruce Lee I wanted to flashback to a documentary film that I neglected to mention on my initial writeup of Ric Meyers’ Kung Fu Extravaganza program at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con. The trailer of BLVD. WARRIORS was previewed at […]

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Pooperazzi: photos from outer space

August 23rd, 2011 by chocko

here are some chocko photos from the vaults… Laura Marling at Housing Works Coco + Ice-T at Barnes & Noble (Union Square) Kathleen Hanna and Joan Jett at MoMA Wild Flag at Johhny Brenda’s (Philadelphia) David Johansen of New York Dolls at Best Buy (Union Square) Chrisette Michele at Rockefeller Park Gregory And The Hawk […]

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The Bad Artists Imitate, The Great Artists Steal : Olek’s Crochet Art exhibition

August 21st, 2011 by Mr. C

The Bad Artists Imitate,The Great Artists Steal Exhibition at the Jonathan Levine Gallery @ 529 West 20th Street NY, NY Tuesday-Saturday August 10th-27th 11am-6pm Artist: OLEK Folks, only one more week left to get a glimpse of NYC’s own crochet artist extraordinaire Olek with her solo exhibition: The Bad Artists Imitate, The Great Artists Steal! […]

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Legends of Folk: The Village Scene

August 20th, 2011 by Mr. C

I saw a great documentary on PBS called LEGENDS OF FOLK: VILLAGE SCENE which was about the folk music movement during the 1960’s in the Greenwich Village section of NYC! The film had awesome footage of live performances from relatively unknown folk musicians at the time in the process of becoming the great legends that […]

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Bang Bang (2010)

August 19th, 2011 by Mr. C

Director: Byron Q Cast: Thai Ngo,David Huynh,Jessika Van,Walter Wong Genre: gangster This film really surprised the heck out of me! Bang Bang chronicles a day in the life of an asian american gang and the different paths in life that a few of the members would take. This is the 1st feature film for Byron […]

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The Mighty Peking Man (1977) – another Shaw Brothers production

August 18th, 2011 by Mr. C

Director: Ho Meng-Hua Producer: Shaw Brothers Studio Actors: Danny Lee,Ku Feng,Evelyne Kraft,Hsiao Yao Genre: fantasy,monster Yes, yes, y’all, The Mighty Peking Man in the flesh! We know it’s a campy, plenty cheesy, but a real doozy of a midnight-channel 5 WNEW drive in type of movie offering lots of terrible special effects to boot to […]

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Deer Tick Played Pier 54 NYC

August 16th, 2011 by chocko

John McCauley of Deer Tick Deer Tick DOM Last Thursday, Pier 54 was the place to be to catch some free indie music and the last installment of the 2011 Hudson River Rocks series. Translations opened up the night…gotta catch them next time. We got caught up watching Obama drive by in a cavalcade of […]

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Street Art

August 15th, 2011 by chocko

From top to bottom: most of these photos were taken in Brooklyn…the skull is by DUST LUST, the creepy hands (too bad the piece is starting to peel) is by GOATA, a dope piece by ELLE, and the subversive ad campaign popping up everywhere in NYC by EVIAIR. The two bottom photos of the OSGEMEOS […]

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Tompkins Square Park Riot Reunion

August 14th, 2011 by chocko

Triangle Fire Wombat In Combat Hammerbrain Last weekend marked the infamous 1988 Tompkins Square Riots where NYPD’s worst swarmed in on a downtown park, enforcing a midnight curfew that didn’t exist…clubbing away at the homeless park residents and bystanders that stood in the way. Tompkins Square park became a warzone and police brutality ran rampant. […]

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Saigon Electric screening at the 34th annual AAIFF

August 14th, 2011 by Mr. C

SAIGON ELECTRIC made its east coast premiere at the Asian American Independent Film Festival with Stephane Gauger (director) on hand to introduce & conduct a brief Q&A session after the screening at the Clearview Cinemas in Chelsea. Breakdancing would be the name of the game and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam would be the backdrop […]

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SUPER INFRAMAN (1975)

August 11th, 2011 by Mr. C

Director: Hua Shan Producers: Shaw Brothers Studio Actors: Danny Lee,Bruce Le,Terry Lau Genre: SciFi fantasy,kaiju,monsters,martial arts action Due to the success of ULTRAMAN & KAMEN RIDER in Hong Kong, Shaw Brothers Studio came back with a HK phooey kaiju chop of their own, known as SUPER INFRAMAN! Literally translated from the chinese characters as Chinese […]

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Breathless (2009)

August 6th, 2011 by Mr. C

Director: Yang Ik Joon Actors: Yang Ik Joon,Kot Bi-Kim,Man-Shik Jeong Genre: korean crime drama with hints of dark comedy This film was recommended to me by a fellow mondo cinematic crime lord from the boogie down who is more astute to korean crime dramas than I am and marked that this might be up my […]

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