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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Breakin' (1984)

Kelly (Lucinda Dickey) is a classically trained jazz dancer who's tired of warding off her amorous teacher and hungry for a new outlet. When she befriends street dancers Ozone (Adolfo "Shabba-Doo" Quinones) and Turbo (Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers), she's blown away by their unique and original moves. She soon volunteers to help them defeat a rival group of street dancers, learning break-dancing skills along the way and sharing some moves of her own.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wild Style (1983)


Wild Style was filmed on location in the South Bronx without permits or pretensions. Boasting a fantastic cast of such hip hop pioneers like Grandmaster Flash, the Cheif Rocker Busy Bee, the Cold Crush Brothers, and the Rock Steady Crew, Wild Style tells the story of an outlaw artist, Zoro, who's in a subway romance with Ladybug. Fab 5 Freddy plays the smooth impresario Phade. From the train yard scenes to the basketball musical, from the hip hop clubs to the climax at the greatest outdoor jam in history, Wild Style has proven itself to be the ultimate hip hop classic.