Archive for July, 2012

Chinese Acrobats + Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

July 31st, 2012 by Mr. C

The risks of thunder, lightning, & rain storms didn’t damper the festivities for family day last saturday at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors program. We all got a chance to bear witness to chinese acrobats flying through the air with martial grace as the performers tumbled, somersaulted, & break falled as they avoided the […]

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REEWIND: Planet Chocko Zine – an interview with Dick Manitoba from THE DICTATORS

July 26th, 2012 by Mr. C

Greetings mutants, just a scan below from our printed zine from when Chocko had a friendly talk with lead singer – Handsome Dick Manitoba from the legendary Rock n’Roll band hailing from The Bronx — THE DICTATORS. Enjoy the reads and stop by Dick Manitoba’s bar in Alphabet City called…what else…MANITOBA’S to catch a Yankee […]

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TRIGGER REACTION – cynthia rothrock, bolo, richard norton, oleg taktarov – coming soon!

July 26th, 2012 by Mr. C

Talk about an all star collection of raggamuffin martial artist/movie stars from the past – move over EXPENDABLES! Trigger Reaction is currently in production. Hopefully, it will be ready for consumption by the new year. The cast includes: BOLO YEUNG, RICHARD NORTON, CYNTHIA ROTHROCK, MATTHIAS HUES, TONY DE LEON, OLEG TAKTAROV, ANDREW FANELLI, & more. […]

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CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT – a documentary by Yung Chang

July 25th, 2012 by Mr. C

———————————————————————————————————- Director: Yung Chang Stars: Qi Moxiang, He Zongli, Miao Yunfei, Zhao Zhong, Ye Xinchun Genre: Documentary on boxing ———————————————————————————————————- -Mao Tse Tung banned western style boxing in 1959. -30 years later, the ban is lifted. -From the makers of UP THE YANGTZE and LAST TRAIN HOME- China Heavyweight is a documentary that chronicles a […]

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Where Brooklyn At: Williamsburg Street Art and Graffiti

July 24th, 2012 by chocko

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, while experiencing gentrification at the speed of light, still has some of the most interesting streets to explore for some street art and graffiti. Here are some pics taken while Chocko and Mr. C had some time to kill before the China Heavyweight screening at Indie Screen. It’s a documentary about rural kids […]

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An Interview with Ray Sumser

July 21st, 2012 by chocko

Ryan Sumser and Characternity (photos by chocko) I was doing my San Diego Comic Con shuffle and was walking across the pedestrian bridge connecting PETCO Park and the Convention Center when I randomly stumbled upon an artist at work. The piece he was working on blew me away…it was huge, ambitious and featured nearly 3000 […]

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San Diego Comic Con 2012

July 20th, 2012 by chocko

The San Diego Comic Con (July 12-15, 2012) at the San Diego Convention Center is THE pop culture event of the year. Lots to write about, but first here are some images of the Cosplay at The Comic Con. You have to admire the creativity and the time spent on the amazing costumes. Keep it […]

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2012 CBGB Festival Day 3

July 19th, 2012 by chocko

CBGB Festival invaded Times Square on Saturday (July 7) with 2 stages featuring bands such as Duff McKagan’s Loaded and Superchunk. I might have caught those bands if the set times were posted on the internet, but no dice. A member of Superchunk sent out a cryptic tweet about when they would hit the stage […]

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Follow The Leader + Reality Check Interactive – Kickstarter fundraising campaign

July 19th, 2012 by Mr. C

“POLITICS ISN’T JUST CHILD’S PLAY” Here’s your chance to get involved with the ranks of social change by collaborating with a refreshing new documentary (actually 7 years in the making) called FOLLOW THE LEADER and the social media project associated with it – REALITY CHECK INTERACTIVE! The filmmaker – Jonathan Goodman Levitt is almost ready […]

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DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK screening at Rucker Park Basketball Courts in Harlem

July 17th, 2012 by Mr. C

Last Saturday, I stopped by the Rucker Park Basketball courts in Harlem – the mecca for street ball fanatics – for the outdoor screening of Bobbito Garcia’s aka Kool Bob Love & Kevin Couliau’s new documentary on pick-up basketball in NYC called DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK. It was fitting that they would hold a […]

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LUNCH HOUR NYC exhibit – New York Public Library

July 17th, 2012 by Mr. C

While enroute to catch some movie screenings at the NY Asian Film Festival playing at the Japan Society, I dived into the New York Public Library for a quick cool-off before my circuits started to overheat. I ran into this free & neat exhibit called LUNCH HOUR – NYC. The exhibition was basically a collection […]

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REEWIND: PLANET CHOCKO

July 12th, 2012 by Mr. C

—————————————————————————————————————- To get everyone in the mood for the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival which runs from July 9-14 , we went back to the Planet Chocko labs to dig out an interview we had with The Rhyme Inspector – PERCEE P! The Rhyme Inspector was known to shatter the concrete pavement outside of FAT BEATS […]

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