Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tembo the Badass Elephant Quick Review

This game is surprisingly hard, wait, no it's not, that's why I gave up on Harmo Knight, also  hard and developed by Game Freak. This poorly named, but Katamari like crazy fun game has you being an elephant somewhat like Rambo. You'll have to dash into enemies on you 2d side scrolling adventure at just the right times or die. The look and design are utterly playful and fun, great for SEGA and for gamers who are sick of the same shooter or boring JRPG. The only bad happens to be how hard it can be to master. The game is not a walk in the pachyderm, pun intended.

As much fun as it is to be a rampaging elephant it's the time you have to wait and stop to see patterns or master your movement that have my tusks up. The other problem is having to beat level goals to reach an end level. That means forced replay.

Tembo the Badass Elephant is worthy of your time if your ready to master it. Where else will you see a elephant inspired by Rambo on your screen?

Out Now on PlayStation®4, PC (Steam) and Xbox One

Last Daily Show with Jon Stewart This Week

This Thursday will be the last Daily Show with Jon Stewart. But today, Tuesday, we have the best guest of all, Denis Leary. Denis Leary on The Daily Show is like watching old friends get together and accomplishing nothing whatsoever. Denis Leary has a new show coming to FX, see if it's discussed at all.

Jon, thanks for all the laughs and being a better news outlet than most of calls itself self a news outlet.

All the Denis Leary moments. Love the story about wiffle ball.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Batman: Animated Series DC Collectibles Poster

Comic-con had some nice goodies this year including the Batman: Animated Series DC Collectibles Poster. The poster depicts the toyline for Batman: The Anime Series split in the middle with Bruce Timm's beautiful original design of the characters on one side and the awful, lazy era of New Batman. Stream-lined, yeah whatever Timm, go animate more death and blood to the straight to streaming market.

This Darkseid Vs. the Anti-Monitor faux fight poster was a nice piece of promo too.

Dragon Ball Z Resurrection 'F' Starts Screenings Next Week Aug 4-12

Head to DragonBallZ.com to find where the movie is playing near you. Here's an updated review. The dub makes it so much more fun to watch. Forget any subtitle screenings.

Resurrection 'F' has multiple screenings around LA, we haven't heard of any special events with them, like free posters. Give the theater a call if that's what you're looking for. You have a week to see the film. So see it before it goes to Blu-ray and streaming.

Tangerine Special Tonight

On Sat, Aug 1, a Q&A with Tangerine Director/Co-writer Sean Baker, Co-writer/Co-producer Chris Bergoch, and star Kitana Kiki Rodriguez (Sin-Dee) after the 5:15 pm show, and they'll stay to intro the 8:00 at Sundance Cinemas.

Sundance Cinemas, barely staying afloat.

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, "Generation Kill") hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker’s prior films (STARLET, PRINCE OF BROADWAY) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. TANGERINE follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., TANGERINE defies expectation at every tu

Friday, July 31, 2015

Movie Hype: Nakatomi Plaza Die Hard Collection Can Be Pre-ordered Now

It might not surprise you that Die Hard-at least 1 and 2- are huge favs of TTDILA. Hell, the first one takes place in LA at Nakatomi Plaza, which is a real building, FOX Plaza. The best way to celebrate being a fan-and not buying a piece from Gallery 1988 on it- buying the the brand new Nakatomi Plaza Die Hard Collection. Pre-order here for only $130, as of writing this. It comes out Oct 13. As you can see it comes in a miniature Nakatomi Plaza perfect for action figures or to make your friends jealous.

Press release:
Every limited-edition set comes with all five films on both Blu-ray and Digital HD as well as an explosive hour-long featurette that celebrates this iconic franchise with filmmakers and talent interviews. The Nakatomi Plaza also honors Hans Gruber and the vanquished villains from the series with collectible cards only found in the box set. And if that wasn’t enough, check out the 32-Page, behind-the-scenes book on all the secrets of the movies that even the most die-hard fans may not even know!
  • Blu-ray & Digital HD Versions
    • Die Hard
    • Die Hard 2: Die Harder
    • Die Hard: With A Vengeance
    • Live Free or Die Hard (includes Unrated Version)
    • A Good Day to Die Hard (includes Unrated Version)
  • Blu-ray Bonus Disc: “Decoding Die Hard”
  • 5 Exclusive Villain Collectible Cards
  • 32-Page Behind-The-Scenes Booklet on the Franchise

We hope TTDILA can snag a press copy, we would so use our action figures to play with it and make videos. I wonder if Nerdist is already doing a video with action figures for it?


Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - IMF Recruitment Hollywood and Highland

You have to give props to the marketing team behind this one, that course looked like a lot of fun. Check out the new agents who were asked to join the team at Hollywood and Highland, which recently had the premiere of the film, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.

Iam8bit 10th Anniversary Show Final Look

TTDILA picked up our pieces from Iam8bit 10th Anniversary Show and had a final look. We came so early for the opening show we missed the lovable Gabe Swarr (in person). We also missed the fantasy bottles of Jude Buffum.

Amplitude Waiting Until Christmas, They Never Heard of Christmas In July

Amplitude just set a blew away my summer holiday. The earliest version of the game coming out, on the PS4, won't be out until December and that's only if you paid for early access on Kickstarter. Everyone else won't get the game until January. That's not all, even with the extra time no online multiplayer.

What they are adding is 31 songs, if you paid that high a tier, the main game will be 16 songs. With that and no online multiplayer is "2 more playable environments, unique path topology per song, and more play modes. We are now shipping a solo campaign, solo free play, 2-4 player “free-for-all”, and an all-new team play mode (1v3, 2v2)."-From that latest update.

For a fan of the series and playing a version at E3 I can't understand what the hold-up really is. Unless updating on PSN cost companies extra they should just release the game.

This is why I grew tired with Kickstarter and stopped the Kickstarter LA segment, LA Game Space you there? I'm waiting on multiple items still, including this game. Bee and Puppycat, you wanna finish your season? All of these things should have come out already.

I honestly wish there was a punishment where money is taken away or Kickstarter blemishes you with a big sticker on your Kickstarter that reads, "Failed to produce on time."

TTDILA COMICS #57 - Pixar Ideas.

by ARG 

click comic to expand.

Somehow you can't spell Pixar, without feelings.

"And I think I'll blow my brains against the ceiling
And as the fragments of my skull begin to fall
Fall on your tongue like pixie dust just think happy thoughts"


Asian Style & Music Weekend

The MOSHI MOSHI Nippon Festival 2015
looks like it has a full two days planned.
You also have to contend with KCON this weekend too.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weekly What To Do: KPop, Bacon and Summer Fun

The Piper (Digital) - English Subtitles
Started 7/28
CGV Cinemas
621 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005

A new creepy horror film from Korea to get horrified by. Synopsis: "The Piper" follows Ryoo Seung-ryong's character, who happens to stay in a mysterious town in the countryside shortly after the 1950-53 Korean War.

Thursday, July 30, 10:00pm
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, California 90036

"We’ve long been fans of live score events, and with years of them under our belt, it’s time to push that form even further into unexplored territories. Enter VideoSonics: a new playground for forward-thinking A/V remixes and fresh takes on the live score phenomenon."

Thu, Jul 30, 2015 - Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

If you're a horror fan, then you're lucky to live in LA with special screenings of horror films every month. We're no where near Halloween, yet you'll have screenings of all the 80's classics with special guests.

Visual Communications Summer Screening #TBT
Thursday, July 30, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Union Center for the Arts
120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, California 90012
$15 at the door
$12 presale online
After a four-year absence, Visual Communications is pleased to welcome the return of the summer screening, curated and organized by our intrepid group of summer interns. Join us as we present a summertime #tbt, featuring ten new short films by Asian Pacific American artists that showcase a diverse variety of stories and styles. Stick around afterwards for a post-screening reception in the Aratani Courtyard with free food and drinks, good company, and an opportunity drawing for cool prizes.
July 31st and August 1st 
ArcLight Hollywood
 6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
"ArcLight is excited to announce Q&As for documentary film A Lego Brickumentary. In the doc, filmmakers Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson explore the history and worldwide cultural impact of the LEGO universe." They'll be there in person for the showings.
Fri, Jul 31, 7pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles 
$15 - $20 
"The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Flicker Alley and Exhibits Development Group invite you to the Los Angeles Premiere of the lost silent film of Sherlock Holmes. Come dressed in your best Sherlockian or Steampunk dress for a night of history, fashion, mystery, and fun to win prizes!"
Fri, Jul 31, 7pm
G1988 (East) 7021 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA90038 
Art for all those animals from film and television.
KCON 2015
July 31- Aug 2
Staples Center 
1111 S Figueroa St
Ste 3100

Los Angeles, CA 90015
$50.00 - $250.00 
K-Pop will take over downtown this weekend as big bands and thousands of fans will congrate for KCON.

Saturday, Aug. 1
Doors 5:30, Music 7, Movie 8:30
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
$12 in advance
$14 at the door (space is limited) 

Special screening of Wet Hot American Summer with a sneak peak at the new show coming to Netflix, which is somehow a prequel? Special guests and prizes.

August 1, Starts 2pm Outdoor Event, Shows 6pm and 8pm
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
"Nerdist Industries, NerdMelt Showroom, and Nerdist School presents the 6th annual SUMMAHFEST with the King of Summah, Howard Kremer, for a full day of comedy, music, waterslides, food trucks, free beer, water balloon fights, face-painting, summah costumes and more summah fun."
Saturday, August 1, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Burbank

Hundreds of classic cars will make Burbank a parking lot. Car enthusiasts or people just loving to see the spectacle enjoy classic cars this Saturday.

Aug 1-2 
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802
Starts at $40
The bacon is back. Doubled in local vendors of bacon and 15 breweries you'll be in hog heaven.

Aug 1-2, 10am-5pm
THE REEF "Magic Box"
1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
All Ages + Entry | 21+ for Bar
 $10 - GENERAL ADMISSION (1 day Ticket)
* Kids 10 and under are FREE with Adult supervision *
A brand new Japanese culture event to check out. This one seems more for the ladies and less about anime. What were seeing is a lot of cute clothes and cute ladies. 
Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:00 pm -
Sunday, August 9, 2015 12:00 am
iO West Theater 6366 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Week long event of comedy with headliners and newbies trying to get you to laugh.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Splatoon Updates, We All Play Again

Finally, finally we will have teams with out friends! That's one of the many updates from Splatoon coming out Aug 5.

Straight into what's being updated we have the choice to choose Squad Battle and Private Battle which allows players to finally team up with friends to take down enemies as a team. Those basketball tees and those football helmets can finally be warn together by friends working together to ink the ink out of each other.

Level cap is going to be raised to level 50 (from 20) and you can now reach the rank of S+ (video games have higher rankings than A+).

Two new weapons with 40 new items of apparel to wear. You'll be getting the Slosher, a buck of ink and a gatling gun called the Splatling.

More updates are still set to come after this one on Aug 5.

Sadly, no word if we'll be getting the Ink Girl (anime) costume that Japan is getting. It's squid-diculos if we don't .

Monday, July 27, 2015

We Bare Bears Starts Today

We're so unsure about this one. Clarence was a surprise hit, maybe just their marketing and editing the trailer has been bad? We Bare Bears premieres Monday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m..

From press release: 

We Bare Bears is about three brothers trying to fit in and make friends...which can be kind of hard to do when you’re a bear. Grizzly (Eric Edelstein), Panda (Bobby Moynihan) and Ice Bear (Demetri Martin) are fairly savvy about the modern world: they’re masters of the selfie, fans of the food truck, and chasers of Internet fame. Yet, they have a lot to learn about the trendy residents that surround their humble Bay Area cave.  Grizzly, the oldest bear, will lead his younger brothers, Panda and Ice Bear, with endless optimism that will only result in disaster, some of the time.  The Bears’ favorite way to get around town is by #bearstack, where Grizzly stands atop Panda who stands atop Ice Bear who walks them wherever they want to go. Along the way, the Bears are joined by their best human friend Chloe (Charlyne Yi), a fame-flaunting Koala named Nom Nom (Patton Oswalt), and their neighbor Charlie (Jason Lee), a.k.a. Bigfoot. Ellie Kemper will also guest star this season.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Game Hype: Time Crisis 5 Review, weird titles and Royce

Time Crisis 5 and other arcade game reviews

An insane man with a robotic arm, his name, Wild Dog. I look like a surfer who got stuck in a fashion tornado, my partner looks like a male escort from a 90's movie. I'm playing Time Crisis 5 with the new left and right foot pivot pedal system and thanking the Japanese for not understanding or even attempting to understand American culture. Three levels look like 80's Miami with a plot right out of every other video game ever. This game is old-school shooter fun available at Dave & Buster's on Hollywood and Highland.

Three levels, different positions and a boss that won't die will take up a good twenty minutes or more of your time. The story is far-fetched. The villain a complete farce, made-up of other villains.  Whatever story that is taking place has no basis in reality. The only reality is an action movie that let's you work in real time with friend.

You and a buddy are playing at the same time taking out Wild Dog's easy to kill men, robot tank and drones. Flying Drones? All while taking cover from the left or  right. Which isn't a gimmick, if you can master where to be you can taking down enemies before they know where to shoot.

You're not always on the ground. Switch from riding motorcycles to shooting a machine gun from a helicopter. It's Die Hard and every other action movie ever and you're the star.

You're dressed like a hobo found clothes though.

True Mastermind Edition is suppose to update the game later this 2015. New arcade games can be updated now. My partner and I were left with another bad guy to worry about at the end of the game. Guess will have to wait for the update to see what this mysterious swordsman will do.

What did update was Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, Metal Mario and Rosalina can now join you with races with up to four people.

Jurassic Park Arcade, which came out in March, was finally tested. Raw Thrills, maker of the game, have usually been cheap with their licensed titles The game plays like it was made by the Japanese. I have to mention the utterly bizarre take that your suppose to be shooting tranquilizer darts when it's rather obvious those dinosaurs are dead after you shoot them with a machine gun. You can zap and freeze velociraptors with other fun power-ups that make the older Jurassic Park arcade game, well, look like a fossil. Kill some dinosaurs today.

All machines available at Dave & Buster's Hollywood as of writing this.

Weird Titles and event

 That Glitch City event I mentioned in early July had some weird games to play. Read about it in LA  Weekly: An Artist Made a Video Game About Her Grandmother — Using Images of Vaginas

Royce's Arcade 1st Anniversary

Royce's Arcade just had it's 1st Anniversary. Congratulations.!They've also promised to do reenact this video if they reach 1,000 like on Facebook.