Monday, May 25, 2015

Tie Fighter on Sawtelle

Sometimes you miss things when you don't take in your surroundings, like the Tie Fighter on top of B Sweet on Sawtelle. B Sweet is a 10-month old cute little bakery shop if you want something to snack on.

B Sweet
2005 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 963-7213

Adventure Time Time: Finnale, Adventure Time Season 6 Ends Next Week



Adventure Time abruptly comes to a close with a week of all new episodes starting Jun 1. After that... who knows when will get new episodes; there's been no other news about the feature film. With all new episodes, maybe, just maybe will get some answers to long time story arcs with Finn's Dad.












Did anyone like David Ferguson's Adventure Time episode "Water Park Prank," well did you?


Adventure Time had a new original graphic novel come out: 
Adventure Time Original Graphic Novel Vol. 5 Graybles Schmaybles

Synopsis: Finn & Jake wake up in the treehouse after having the same troubling dream of something calling their names. The boys find a little purple cube with a small face on one side. They soon discover that it’s able to fabricate and activate a little hovering prism, which transforms into a triangular screen, which they all start to watch together. It begin in the Ice Kingdom...Finn and Jake better be prepared for the adventure of a lifetime! Written by the super talented Danielle Corsetto (ADVENTURE TIME PIXEL PRINCESSES) and illustrated by amazing Zachary Sterling, this is going to be a crazy ride!



The fan made Adventure Time video game is still making progress.

Cooties Trailer


I've been waiting for Cooties to come out and now we have a release date, September 18, 2015 for this new take on the zombie film with kids vs teachers.

Go See Mad Max: Fury Road

I... jeez...it's strange. It looked so bad in the trailers, but it's a fun action film that's thrilling to watch for two hours. I could totally see a group and friends and I being characters from the film for Halloween.

So if bored this Memorial Day, you do have something worthwhile to see in theaters.

Memorial Day Parade Canoga

It just started, go out if you want to remember those who have fallen

Parade starts at 11:00am
Parade Route: on Sherman Way, begins at Owensmouth and ends at Cozycroft.



Saturday, May 23, 2015

Joshua Budich's "Fictional Food" Now Online

Joshua Budich's "Fictional Food" Now Online

Craig Drake Solo Show 2 Now Online

Beatrix and Gogo Uncut Variant

Craig Drake Solo Show 2

Bob’s Burgers Hawk & Chick

Lone Wolf and Cub

Hawk & Chick
Bob’s Burgers latest episode, Hawk & Chick, parodies Lone Wolf and Cub, the long time, brought to you by Dark Horse manga about a father and son team in ancient Japan. The episode of Hawk and Chick takes the idea and changes it to a series of bad kaju monster movies with a father/daughter team. Instead of being wandering assassins, like in the very brutal manga, the new team is a pair of traveling barbers.

I have to give props to Bob's Burgers for bringing some obscure Japanese manga and film love, secret cinema screening love and old sitcom hijinks all in one episode that's actually kind of touching. Check out the episode Japan fans.

Friday, May 22, 2015

TWRP - The Hit feat. Ninja Sex Party

I'll leave the weekend to you on this note. Good luck. Super dinky.

Don't See The Human Centipede 3

When the highlight of a film is someone being ripped a new one and then defiled in that new hole you have problems with your film. There's no problem with the pain and suffering of others, that's where the movie is at it's most charming in The Human Centipede 3. The rest of the film... is there even a film here or a uncomfortable stage play made by a friend who you're gonna have to tell to give up on his dreams. His sick perverted dreams... that aren't funny enough to watch fall apart. After so much hype and waiting the results of this film are best forgotten or not even seen.

Human Centipede 3 has strange connections to the first two films. They're merely connected as actual films that give a prison accountant a far-fetched idea of how to quell prisoner problems of violence. Director Tom Six makes us wait and wait and wait, like some sort of annoying technical support line for the newest and biggest human centipede. The waiting is moved even slower through the worst sitcom ever and the mental breakdown of the warden of the prison.

The most bizarre element is the Tommy Wiseau's The Room-esque style of of having the creepy-as-Hell Dieter Laser play the German accented Warden Bill Boss with his accountant Dwight Butler played by Laurence R. Harvey in some sort of a sitcom that aliens might produce if the human race died long ago and the only saw a rip-off of what sitcoms were from a foreign country. Both actors played completely different roles in previous film in the series. Here Dieter plays a mind-numbingly bad American-centric, depraved boss who dolls out sick and twisted punishments, but is also a coward at heart. Dwight Butler is his sitcom-esque accountant from yesteryear who looks like he belongs on Nick at Nite. Get them together and it's a painful reminder to covet the blind and deaf.

The film then moves between scenes befitting a no-budget B-Movie and rape fantasies an actual prisoner might come up with. There are occasional moments of, "that's so gross, you can't put that in a movie." Those moments were the best part, but just take so long to get to that they're in no way worth it.  Human castration, eating what now?

Tom Six who put himself in the movie for...he could. Drags and drags us getting to the new centipede and a new type of 'pede. It has so little screen time, it's barely the point of the film. Everything was so not worth it compared to his previous work, which had so much more with the actual development of making the human centipedes possible.

The movie has a cheap point making fun of America and tries to rile you up with rape and racism, but it's all so lazy, you don't care.

The Human Centipede 3 is the worst in the series and a waste of time. A friend joked with me on the way back of from the screening when I told him I just saw a bad movie, "What did you see Human Centipede 10?" Let's hope that never exists. Subtract Six from your director's list.

I attended first hand the world premiere in or own Chinese Theatres in Hollywood on Monday. Not the big one, one of the adjacent theaters. As soon as the credits rolled I noticed most of the press I was sitting next to had disappeared, not waiting to hear the Q & A. Like them I cared little to listen to anyone who was a part of or made a contribution to the film. I left on the rant of the lead character that sounded like a mental breakdown at a nursing home, but the hostess,








TTDILA COMICS #53.5 - Traveling The World - The Art Of Being Late


by ARG



click comic to expand.

I'm exploring new lands.
Meeting new people.
And forgetting about comic due dates.
But not forgetting about you all.
I love you all, I'll be back next week.
-ARGTASTIC


Enjoy. <3

We're Getting Close To Real Live Wizard Time

Remember, next Saturday are the qualifying rounds and then on June 14 we have the Nintendo Championships here in LA. Good time to rememebr the movie that let us have the real games, The Wizard.

LA Pokémon Boutique Opens June 6

We don't have a Nintendo Store or a Poke Center, but we will have a Pokémon Boutique June 6. Pokemon in collaboration with local shop Japan LA will have a pop-up center with speical Pokemon items between June 6 and July 5. Specialty items from designers such as Japan LA itself, Onch Movement, and Omocat will be for sale at the store. Opening night will be a special event, with character photo opportunities, appearances by featured designers, and celebrity DJ Amy Pham.Head there between 6–10 p.m. on June 6.

 Japan LA
 7320 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Game Hype: Pac-Man and Jackbox

Neon Retro Arcade has a Pac-Man plan this weekend.

The Jackbox Party Pack is on sale for the week. Great for parties and you don't need controllers, just a smart phone to play.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

PlayStation E3 Experience 2015

The PlayStation E3 Experience is back in select theaters around the country. It'll return on Monday, June 15 a select theaters around the country. Will get word to you when we find one in LA.

"Free tickets will be made available on Wednesday, May 27 starting at 9:00 a.m. PT at playstation.com/e3experience. Eighty percent of theater capacity will be reserved for ticket holders, with 20% of the theater held for those on the wait list, who will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. We saw the big lines last year and want to make sure that everyone has a fair chance to be in the theater."

When Marnie Was There

If you've noticed we tend to cover Anime news on Thursdays*

"When Marnie Was There," the possibly last film of Ghibli, starts its short run at the Nuarte this Friday.
Check out times.

Synopsis:
"Anna is a troubled, lonely 12-year-old orphan who calls her kindly adoptive mother “aunt.” Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea for her health (and, her mother hopes, to make new friends), Anna is drawn to a magnificent, apparently deserted mansion in the marshes. There she encounters Marnie, a mysterious but out-going blonde, and they become friends. “Let’s keep us a secret forever,” says Marnie, and Anna agrees. Soon Anna is telling Marnie things she never told anyone, while Marnie introduces her to the nighttime revels at the villa, presided over by her stylish socialite mother. Yet Marnie’s frequent unexplained absences make Anna wonder about her newfound friend. Animated in a beautiful world that seems to capture both dreams and reality, this Studio Ghibli release is the second feature by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of The Secret World of Arrietty. In English."

Momoiro Clover Z Coming To AX 2015



Fans of J-Pop girl bands rejoice! Momoiro Clover Z who recently did the theme songs for the latest Dragon Ball Z film and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal will be here with a epic fanfare. There's more, much more. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS will meet them onstage to rock out. Who cares how weird this is and don’t question Gene Simmons son being in trouble for stealing Bleach to make his own manga, don’t. What you should care about is if you can get tickets.
 

Tickets will be released for sale in early June on the Anime Expo website: www.Anime-Expo.org

Hot Chocolate Party - Third Wheel Future Guests on Things To Do In Games

Check out work from our future guests on Things To Do In Games, Hot Chocolate Party.

Tell me if you want to see some live streams of the show and we'll see what we can do.

Craig Drake Solo II Interview


 
Craig Drake, whose work you might have seen featured all over the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, has a new solo show at Hero Complex Gallery starting this Friday. His work has a classic 80's feel while taking on pop culture from TV, Film and beyond. Craig was nice enough to answer some questions about the upcoming show and himself.
 

TTDILA: How would you express yourself with having another solo show a year after the first, quite the accomplishment. Perhaps you could express it by drawing yourself with champagne flowing over yourself.

Craig Drake: That sounds like I'd need a special soft focus lens and right out of an Emmanuelle movie.

I know your sworn to secrecy but is there anything you can tell us about the show on specific work. If someone's a fan of something specific they might want to get their Paypal account ready and you have responsibility to tell them.
Craig Drake

CD: I am sworn to secrecy but I can tell you, it's partially an extension of themes I wanted to draw for the last solo show and never got time to. Much of it draws from pre-internet films. 1980 - 83 was the greatest. Although, I've got some modern pieces in there too.
You have many different pieces of work so far from Star Wars (just at Star Wars Celebration) to anime to comics. Are you a fan of it all or just pick what others are fans of? If a fan, what fandom have you had for those subjects...other than creating art about them.

CD: Life long Star Wars fan. I knew early on I wanted to eventually work for Lucasfilm as a result of collecting "art of" books as a kid. In 2007 the dream became real. "I've seen things..." As a kid I was mega altered by those films.
On hoping you do like anime and other stuff please tell me some of the more current series you're a fan of. I swear if you write back about not having the time...

CD: Not a HUGE anime fan, but I like the good stuff. Classics like Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Blood the Last Vampire. Beyond that not so much. Although I will say Space Dandy and Cowboy Bebop breaks the mold. I enjoyed those. I LOVE Studio Ghibli, but don't classify it as anime. Just incredible craft of story telling like no other.

Your work, when it comes to ladies, seems a bit flirtatious, do you try and capture the physical form of ladies as sensual as possible, same goes for the robots you make. You make sexy robots.

CD: I think flirtatious is a good word to use! Early on I wasn't aware of some objectification I may have drawn in my work but I definitely like to have a bit of that flirtatious tension, even in the machines I depict.
We never see two characters from separate properties meet each other in your work, is that rule. 

CD: HA! If there was a good concept for this I'd consider it. Mashups can go wrong real fast!

You did do a lot and I mean a whole lot for the Star Wars Celebration, did you have freedom with that or were you thinking like the Rebel Alliance; I'll put damn Ewoks all over my art!

CD: I had a fair amour of freedom for sure. There were character changes but very minor, for example We swapped a Boba Fett for a Stormtrooper
Are you involved in anyway with Moonbeam City coming to Comedy Central, the show looks very much like Patrick Nagel's work as well.

CD: Don't actually know about Moonbeam!

What's your relationship with the gallery, this Hero Complex (sounds like a LA Times site), are you friends or do they have something on you?

CD: Hero Complex Gallery is family. I really mean it. Adam and Soua both who run it. And Adam has been instrumental as a creative collaborator. We spawn ideas all the time.
Any other talents than being an artist, do you have or have ever had a pop synth band?

CD: YES and yes. I'm a huge synth nerd. I grew up outside of Detroit and watched the electronic music scene prosper. I've been collecting synths since the 80's. A couple years ago I finally acquired an Arp 2600, the synth responsible for R2-D2's sound, created by the great Ben Burtt.
Did anyone in art school say, "Hey, your work belongs back in the 80's." Now they have a shitty job and you come by and hold up money at their window at graphic design at some nameless company. Or did you make friends at art school?

CD: Luckily no haters from art school! (least that I know of). There's 80's in my work but hopefully just the good stuff. I'm always trying to evolve it. Pre- internet times rule.

Meet Mr. Drake in person and try and get him to play some synth with you at his solo show this Friday.

Craig Drake Solo II
Opening Reception, Friday, May 22nd 7-10pm
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034