Archive for April, 2013

The Chinese Martial Arts Film class at NYU

April 30th, 2013 by Mr. C

Now this is a class that I would love to take if money was not an issue! Take the Fu back to the classroom. Enroll now! — THE CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS FILM at New York University — Class description: The Chinese Martial Arts Film H72.0324 4 Credits Instructor(s): Z. Zhen H72.0324.001 Wednesday 12:30 – 4:30PM […]

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Montclair Film Festival : April 29-May 5

April 29th, 2013 by Mr. C

The 2nd annual Montclair Film Festival is upon us starting today April 29 – May 5, 2013! I’m proud to say that I went to College at Montclair and even worked at one of the movie theaters that is participating in the festival. Though, I must admit that I’ve been out of touch with the […]

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Record Store Day 2013

April 27th, 2013 by chocko

The big day for vinyl happened last weekend and I started the search for records at Tunes in Hoboken, New Jersey. The place was packed and Record Store Day Exclusives were displayed throughout the store. I found the Rob Zombie “Dead City Radio” 10″ which was made with a reverse groove. It’s really cool-you have […]

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Richie Havens

April 26th, 2013 by Mr. C

(Richie Havens @ the Barre Opera House in Vermont/2009 -photo by mr c) I just wanted to throw some mentions to a folk musician that had passed away earlier in the week who created plenty of great music that healed the soul – the one and only – Richie Havens. Havens also reinterpreted pop & […]

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Bending Steel screening at the Tribeca Film Festival

April 25th, 2013 by Mr. C

(Photo by Chocko) (Chris ‘Wonder’ Schoeck otherwise known as the man behind Bending Steel outside the Clearview Cinemas before the screening. Notice the relic of a case in tow filled w/ his weapons of choice – steel! /Photo by Chocko/) ——————————————————————————————————— Director: Dave Carroll Genre: Documentary feature film on the Strongman Have you ever had […]

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Kino! 2013: New Films from Germany

April 23rd, 2013 by chocko

Free Fall Director: Stephen Lacant Free Fall opened the 35th Annual Kino! Festival at MoMA with an enthusiastic crowd along with the director Stephen Lacant in attendance. The movie is not your typical buddy cop movie. This contemporary bromance centers around two male police officers in training who just can’t get their hands off each […]

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Old School Kung Fu Fest: the aftermath

April 22nd, 2013 by Mr. C

(Our friend Earl at the Old School Kung Fu Fest ready to trade fisticuffs w/ anyone named Twister!) ——————————————————————————————————————– The Old School Kung Fu movie fest courtesy of Subway Cinema & Anthology Film Archives came and went like Wong Fei Hong’s famous shadowless kick! It was a weekend worth of condensed old school injected kung […]

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THE REVENANTS and KALIFORNIA – Kino! 2013: New Films from Germany

April 18th, 2013 by chocko

Die Wiedergänger (The Revenants) Director: Andreas Bolm This film clocks in at about an hour and halfway through I was searching for a narrative or a hint of reason to be watching this movie. The opening shots features breezy, lush forests with the gentle sounds of birds chirping and traffic in the distance. There is […]

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FORGET ME NOT : Kino! 2013 – New Films from Germany

April 17th, 2013 by Mr. C

Director: David Sieveking Genre: German documentary I was a bit weary when I read a brief synopsis of this film about a son documenting his mother Gretel’s advancing stages of Alzheimer’s. We all have dealt with this disease first hand or know of someone who has and we know it’s not easy seeing a loved […]

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Cherry Blossom Festival at Branch Brook Park/Newark/NJ

April 15th, 2013 by Mr. C

(Cobu Taiko Drum and Dance Troupe) It’s always a treat when we stay put on the Jersey side of things instead of venturing out to NYC and such was the case last Sunday with the 37th annual Cherry Blossom Festival held at Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ! This annual Bloomfest is a special day […]

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They’re baaack! — OLD SCHOOL KUNG FU FEST — I love Kung Fuuuu!

April 2nd, 2013 by Mr. C

(all images courtesy of Subway Cinema) (all images courtesy of Subway Cinema) To all my Fu heads in the NJ/NYC area and those willing to travel from afar for this excellent event, it’s time to block out the weekend dates of April 19-21! Subway Cinema is throwing down some old skool is TOO COOL fists […]

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