Friday, August 28, 2015

Jumpcut Cafe Closing

The celebrated indie film haunt is closing this Sunday. The Jumpcut Cafe has been a much loved hangout for film making folk that served the community for movie and trivia nights. Now it's closing its doors this Sunday forever. The restaurant side of the business isn't pulling in enough people, perhaps it should go down the downtown independent's route and just do movies.

Read the touching good-bye post from the owners, The Kanes, here


Jumpcut Cafe
13203 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

TTDILA COMICS #59 - Five Dollar Footlongs


by ARG 


click comic to expand.

With all this talk of subway and it's delicious sandwiches 
I can't help to crave a fresh sandwich.

Enjoy.

Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium: August 30

If you're Jewish and love the Dodgers or a last want to complain about them you should head to the Sunday game. You'll have a voucher for a Dodger T- Shirt in Hebrew and enjoy the Jewish Community Day, Aug 30. Oh, free headphones to put over your yamaka.  More details

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Where's Halloween TTDILA? Sleepover at the Museum

Halloween news will be coming soon, we're just waiting until September. Knott's and Universal are cray cray this year yet again starting their haunts that early.

What's already got our attention and we can't stop thinking about?!!!

Sleepover at the Museum
October 31 - November 1, 2015, 8pm
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90007
$135
21+

Unlike Robin Willams...let's steer clear of that joke. On Halloween night you can spend the night in the Natural History Museum. You'll learn about taxidermy, go on a scavenger hunt and eat well with a buffet. Craft beer and wine included. There's a promise of a natural history-themed movie?

In the morning enjoy the new Mummy exhibit and hope they don't get you at night! Breakfast buffet if you survive.

It's pricey, however you are going to live out a childhood fantasy of sleeping in a museum like so many movies and tv shows have put into your head.

The Broad Begins Sept 20

Billy, that fancy shamncy new museum opens up this September, why don't you take Susie and enjoy 250 works of art from over 60 artists of contemporary art. That's just only the inaugural collection. The Broad collects nearly 2,000 pieces. Starting, Monday, Aug 31 at 10 in the am you can reserve your entry which happens to start Sept 20. For free! Just like the Getty, parking is $12, but taking an Uber or getting a ride tackles that cost.


One of the most striking details is Infinity Mirrored Room, soon to probably be in a bunch of Vine videos a photos online. The room will have time slot for the psychedelic experience you'll have to yourself for less than a minute.

For more info head to the offical website.

For tickets, save this ticket page and be ready to rush to it on Monday.


The Broad
221 S. Grand Avenue

Documentary Now! "Dronez" Review

FU Vice. Vice's awful excuse for a TV show is skewed perfectly in the third episode of "Documentary Now!" Vice is replaced with Dronez, filled with hipster jerk reporters who should be nowhere near anything important and should never be telling anyone the news. How Armisen and Hader treat others and act like rich jerks with Jack Black as their uncaring boss perfectly captures how bad Vice's real show is.

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

See the Iron Giant with two added scenes? From Warner Bros Feature Animation, a part of the company that was so poorly managed it's dead now. WB can thank Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for the Lego movie and bringing their pathetic presence of animation on the big screen up to snuff.

Let's go back to 1999 when Brad Bird left immediately from making the movie and the division behind it was being asked to leave the offices as it was going up. WB passed on Bird's The Incredible at the time as he's next film in a long line of questions of how the studio didn't just die from poor decisions made in the 90s. Hell, they did make The Matrix somehow.

Iron Giant: Cash in Addition, I mean The Iron Giant: Signature Edition will be screening Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with an encore event in select markets on Sunday, October 4 at 12:00 p.m. local time.

Check here for theaters near you playing it.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Will Never Die

Aqua Teen Hunger Force you crazy mother... They' re back from the dead for another episode. The supposed last episode, which was boring as Hell, was replaced Wednesday with a new last episode that was classic Aqua Teen with highlander immortality and ultra violence. It might  be taken down, but an episode after number eight went up on AdultSwim.com here. Fans are speculating there might even be one more episode down the line. The latest episode "The Greatest Story Ever Told, " is a much better episode than "The Last One Forever and Ever (For Real This Time) (We F*cking Mean It), " having cameos from classic characters, gun fights and the voice of Space Ghost. Do yourself a favor and remember that the animation is so cheap that the show could easily come back at anytime.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Drive #1 Review: Ughh

Drive #1

A friend just bought me the Blu-ray and made up a story to the employees at Best Buy about it. In his version, the movie is about a guy going on a driving test that has to pass it to deliver potato salad in time. That is not the plot to Drive. A swanky action crime drama about an almost voiceless stunt/getaway driver who ends up running a foul on the mafia set in LA, that Drive. The film has amazing music and used a number of iconic LA locations, all real and can be visited.

Drive #1 could care less about LA then the two signs that says it's taking place in LA. I'm not sure if artist Antoni Fusio lives in LA or knows what LA looks like. Those two signs I mentioned were most likely added last minute. The rest of the art I would say is beyond mediocre.

The story is unfolding of the nameless driver dealing with a job gone bad and breaking his own rules of just driving, nothing else. We get a quick setup for potential sex from a new neighbor and one scene of him kicking some ass. This is no retelling of the movie, it's a new story that I'm mostly going to forget about after reading.

Pass on this tale that doesn't even have the rights to the iconic Scorpion jacket.

Star Vs. the Forces of Evil Early On



We're fans of Daron Nefcy's Star Vs. the Forces of Evil here at TTDILA, she's been working on the show since 2011, but had the concept of the show before then. Check out the main character, Star Butterfly, as a delusional 6th grader with no magical powers. The early concept comic links below show a much sadder adventure for our heroine.

With the early version is a a cat named Cashew, Star forced to tag along on her adventures, the cat was adverse to this. Here's hoping we see Cashew attack her in some way in the series.

Part 1
Part 2

Early comics


Our only gripe with the show is the awful voice acting of Jenny Slate as Flying Princess Pony Head.

Weekly What To Do: Mutated Alice In Wonderland



Curated by Jay Lizo
Exhibition opens Aug. 25, 2015 until Sept 27, 2015
Artist reception is on Sunday Aug. 30, 2015 from 3-6 p.m. with musical performance by Johnnie JungleGuts.
Nan Rae Gallery                
Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504
Free

Friend of the site, Sky Burchard, has some new video game work to show off alongside some other artist all going over gaming in some way.

"The artists in this exhibition, to varying degrees, show an appreciation for video games. The exhibition’s premise explores how video game graphics and/or technology have influenced contemporary artists."

Lara Bank, Sky Burchard, Derric Eady, Naomi Fox, Johnnie JungleGuts, Norm Laich, Fabian Marcaccio, Eddo Stern, Vladimir Todorovic, Angela Washko

Starts Aug 26
Doors 6pm, films 8pm
The Montalbán
1615 Vine St., Hollywood
$17
Watch classics on top of a building with a view of LA.

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival
Aug 27-30
Multiple Locations
Price Varies per event

Special events throughout LA for foodies and wine connoisseurs. Heavenly cooked meals and devilish liquored delights to engage in.


Friday, Aug 28, 7pm-11pm
Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown 
Meltdown Comics 7522 W Sunset Blvd
Free 

The 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland will be celebrated with a new tribute show this Friday, with a long list of party guests for the tea party; lot's of artists. From Nico
Colaleo, the same curator who brought us the Back To The Future Tribute Art Show.









OC Japan Fair 2015
Aug 28-30
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
$5.00

Enjoy Japanese culture over three days with a meat festival and sake tasting.

Aug 28-30 
Veterans Park 
4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City
Admission Free 

he weekend will feature carnival rides and games, live performances, over 100 booths featuring artisan wares, vendors and local groups, a petting zoo and pony rides, a beer and wine garden, farmers market, food trucks and a food court, sustainability activities and other special contests and events.

5th Annual Long Beach BBQ Festival
Aug 28-30
Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach
$12 per day

A huge slab of BBQ meat for you to munch down on with grillers from all over.

BioBlitz L.A. Meet-Up
Saturday, August 29, 9 – 11 am
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free
 
At the BioBlitz L.A. Meet-Up, participants will get tips from NHM experts on taking nature photos and identifying local wildlife while freely exploring Exposition Park. They will also learn how to post their photos and observations to the L.A. Nature Map to create data that scientists can use.


In Box
August 29 - September 16, 2015
Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 6:30-10:00 PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
 
In Box is an exhibition of work contained in a 12” x 12” wooden box. Eighteen artists fill and create within the space. Curated by Audrey Kawasaki, In Box promises to be a strong group exhibition filled with mystery of how each artist will execute their project.
 



Saturday, August 29th, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm.
Brand Blvd. 
Free
Live entertainment and over 400 pre-1980 cars cars on display with fireworks at the end of the night.





6th Annual Los Angeles Craft Beer Crawl
Saturday, August 29, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Near 131 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
$59.00 - $79.00

Attendees will have over 100 craft beers to sample across 7 unique downtown LA bars & restaurants, all within walking distance.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cooties Free Screening

Kick-off SpectreFest by seeing Cooties for free. Get there early, this will fill up fast.

FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: Cooties Thursday, September 3rd, 7:30PM The Cinefamily 611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

“We’re Going Back” 30th Anniversary Back To The Future Celebration with Insane Activities List

We've written about so many Back To The Future events for this year, this... this blows it all away! The “We’re Going Back” 30th Anniversary event series, costing $880 all otgether and as low as $200 per event has you learning to hover board to spending a day at Universal Studios where the movie was shot. The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance is sold out, unless you go for the whole package,

Get tickets here

Here's a list of events:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015  “A Universal Experience / BTTF 2 Screening”
  • See the Fully Restored, Screen-Used, Hero “A” DeLorean Time Machine from the Back to the Future trilogy!
  • Enjoy a Screening of Back to the Future, Part II – with surprises!
  • Exclusive World Premiere Screening of the documentary “Out Of Time: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine”
  • Dinner will be provided.
Thursday, October 22, 2015  “Hoverboarding Day: Redux / BTTF 3 Screening”
  • Actually ride on a Hoverboard with the gang!  The original gang members are back, along with the original hoverboarding stunt team – this time with a much bigger rig!
  • There will presentations, hands-on demonstrations and many opportunities to get celebrity photos and autographs!
  • Exclusive World Premiere Screenings of the documentary “Back in Time” and the documentary
  • Later in the day, enjoy an evening under the stars with an Old West style BBQ dinner and a Screening of Back to the Future, Part III – of course with more surprises!
Friday, October 23, 2015  “Filming Locations Tour: Redux / Doc Brown’s Cosplay Ball & Costume Contest”
  • We’re taking you BACK to all of the best filming locations from the Back to the Future Trilogy – with a few more surprises!
  • Grab a Whopper at the Burger King filming location, next to Docs Lab!
  • Then in the evening, embrace the future (or the past) in your BEST Back to the Future costumes!  There will be fantastic prizes – and even more surprises!
Saturday, October 24, 2015  “Enchantment Under The Sea Dance: Redux” featuring “The Flux Capacitors” 80’s Band!
  • Once-in-a-lifetime Celebrity Auction of Back to the Future Screen Used props, memorabilia and collectables!
  • We are BACK at the original filming location (United Methodist Church in Hollywood) for an even more epic recreation of the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance – you guessed it, with surprises!
  • There will be many opportunities to get celebrity photos and autographs, and if they’re game – ask them to dance!
  • Hors D’Oeuvres and Free Food Trucks!
Sunday, October 25, 2015  “Back to the Future Film School / BTTF Screening @ Puente Hills Mall”
  • Think you’ve heard everything there is to know about the making Back to the Future?  Think again!  Original cast and crew will be your professors for the day!
  • Original props will be on display along with never before seen production photos!
  • After school, return to the scene of the Libyan attack for the final public screening of Back to the Future, Part 1 at Twin Pines Mall – with a couple more surprises!