Friday, December 19, 2014

Expelled From Paradise Two More Showings

If you missed this anime it's back again for two more showings and chances to win posters while supplies last.

Expelled From Paradise
Mon Dec 22
Thur Dec 25

How To Remove Your Credit Card Info From PlayStation

After the failure of Sony the last couple of days it might be time to remove any of your credit history with them. The failed to protect people back in 2011, 77 million Sony accounts were hacked. Here's how to remove your credit card from their database. Do you remember your password?

How to remove billing information from Sony accounts

Capcom Fighting Tribute!

UDON is making another tribute art book, this time it's for all the Capcom fighting and beat ‘em up series.

The full lists includes:
Street Fighter™, Darkstalkers™, Rival Schools™, Red Earth™, Star Gladiator, Power Stone™, Cyberbots, Capcom Fighting Evolution™, Puzzle Fighter™, Pocket Fighter™, Final Fight™, Battle Circuit, Captain Commando, Armored Warriors, Knights of the Round, The King of Dragons, Avengers (Hissatsu no Buraiken), and Capcom original characters Ruby Heart, Son-Son, and Amingo!

They're asking artists from around the world to submit again. You have until Jan 31st. More info here.

Games Reviews: Tengami and Rollers of the Realm

Be a drunken knight as a pinball or  take a trip through a relaxing storybook with a Samurai, that about rounds it up. An RPG, pinball game and a pop-up fantasy book in ancient Japan are what were reviewing this time.

 
Steam, Vita
 
This odd concept has you playing an RPG as pinballs. You'll kill people as a pinball. Go through tight holes as a pinballs. You'll even have a dog as a pinball. You'll move across different levels from fantasy games most common; like a port, tavern, fortress and bounce around in pinball form attacking people... who don't look like pinballs.
 
You do have looks to you. A story is unfolding, as you as a Rouge, on a quest, who must collect more friends "pinballs" to attack with different power-ups. You see yourself as a sly girl when story scenes pop-up, but you also get a drunken knight along the way. Nothing is quite as fun as being a drunk knight whose a pinball. We got so far in the gamewe also collected a Sorceress. There were more pinballians(?) to collect. As a different pinball person, you do look different, you get special powers and can even customize your powers. The drunk knight pinball is good for breaking up wooden defenses and is better at killing enemies. As the main character you can power-up enough to summon your dog, multi-ball anyone?
 
 The only problem might be how repetitive a level can get. Based on pinball some levels have easy to miss hidden areas and trying to get them can get to you.
 
Rollers of the Realm is a very strange title to play with, but if your a fan of pinball and RPGs it might score high on your charts.
 
Wii U, Steam Soon, iTunes

We've been waiting for Tengami for the Wii U since we spotted it at IndieCade back in 2012. It was first released on iTunes and makes its way onto Steam this January. What captured our attention was the beautiful look of the game. A pop-up book world, it felt right on anything with a touch screen. We were kidding about you being a Samurai, your a nameless character transcending ancient Japan solving puzzles to restore a cherry tree. The puzzles aren't that hard, the developers, former Rare employees, wanted to make a game you could get cozy with, perfect to play before going to bed.

The game is intentionally short, so don't go looking for a long time quest fest. The game wants you to solve it and really uncover it's beauty as you play.
 
As many have already written we would have like more game to play. Some have beaten it as little as an hour and a half. Others taking their time with it and enjoying the sights might take longer.
 
Visually a wonderful game that should be played when wanting to unwind.

Anime Hype: Reviews High School DxD New, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods, Patema Inverted, I Couldn't Become a Hero So I Reluctantly Decided

We've been a bit back-logged with anime, but have a bunch of reviews hitting you for your time off for the holidays or to catch up on in-between having to see your family. Damn your family, you just want to watch anime and they keep getting in the way.

-Fan Service

We didn't review Freezing Season 2.


High School DxD New, which already has a third season coming out in Japan, serves up to be another harem anime to drool over. The plot of perpetually perverted Issei continues with demon girls hanging off him at high school. He wields a Sacred Gear that holds a dragon, but he might not be the only one wielding such a powerful magical tool. The show has two things going for it: boobs and a re-visioned script. The actual story written by the Japanese has no place in such a perverted anime. 

G-d is dead. This is troubling news to characters who don't have much more than giant boobs to their personalities. Mixed in with that is a bizarre three-way war with Angels, Demons and Fallen Angels. There's a whole arc about the pretty boy Kiba being part of a secret project by the church to have wielders of Excalibur. You won't really care. This plot point allows for two more girls to be added to the show, Xenovia and Irina. Hot nuns of justice.

Back to boobs. The series knows what your looking for, boobs. Scenes enter the show for no reason other than, "We need boobs now!" You're into the show to see the racks of Rias Gremory, Asia Argento and Akeno Himejima. With the added new "nun" girls you have a nice harem of ladies to looks at. That with the great dialogue of Issei's school "friends" who sound like white kids trying to sound like rappers or who have been hit in the head; like Tracy Morgan now, make the show worth watching. Some of the writing and double entrees are so dirty they could fit into their own show and I wish they would.

A new creepy edition is a new member of the team. A little boy that looks so androgynous it's creepy to think what the original writer was intending to get out of his audience. Gasper Vladi, the mousy little vampire boy can control time and also likes to cross-dress. That's not going to win over any male fans just in it for the boobs.

For hokey and repetitive ideas Issei has a new rival of a White Dragon who seems to be stronger than him. Will he be able to fight him, for most of the story it's not even a concern of Issei's.

With a story so far-fetched only the Japanese could create it, the reason this show has been dubbed is for you to enjoy ladies taking of their clothes with dialogue written better than your average porno. When Issei or anyone else tries waxing philosophical it's time to fast forward. Fan service with another story that makes no sense.

-Dubbed and Subbed 

I Couldn't Become a Hero So I Reluctantly Decided
Fan Service Retail Fantasy

A hero's trouble mounts when the Evil Demon King is defeated. You think the heroes of the world would rejoice, but how will they pay their taxes? With no true evil to fight anymore our hero, Raul Chaser, has to get a retail job. He is then forced to be the superior to Demon King's daughter, Fino Bloodstone. Capt. Picard drives around in a carriage that looks like the Enterprise and feels up girls butts. Wait... what's happening? 

Mocking Japanese retail culture and mixing it with fantasy you have another harem anime with a zany idea about how to make a show. Raul works at a small retail store in town and one day is forced to be the superior of then new hire Fino Bloodstone. Along the story will learn what it means to work in retail in a store that has technology all based on magic. The general hi-jinks ensue of learning and understanding a new job with fan service entering every few seconds with camera shots of butts and boobs and awkward positions.

The story pick up with a few problems for Raul and Fino. A new mega retail store with better prices opens in town and other heroes who are out of work want Fino to take the position of Demon King... even though it would be more accurate she would be the Demon Queen. 

Why change the formula of a girl unaccustomed to the regular world so bath time hi-jink and other cliche moments can't be arrived at. You have your slime tentacles ans slime monsters and a cast of background characters who also get literally wrapped up in kinky situations.

For a harem anime the show goes out of it's way to really go into how retail works in Japan with apologies and thank you this and that every second. 

Moments made me laugh, like a fight between a demon and witch with a rice cooker or hoe naive Fino could be. It doesn't have the lasting power of other harem animes. It does have a strange background character of someone who looks like Capt. Picard who fondles ladies.

I Couldn't Become a Hero So I Reluctantly is for those who want a slightly less dirty harem anime. There's still boobs and nudity, but a lot of Japanese retail learning. For what reason, I don't know, but they had to fill in episodes with something other than story.

-Subbed

Film 

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods (Extended Edition)

DBZ is back after a decade of any new films. Battle of the Gods keeps up the the signature humor of the series with action that brings the idea the CGI still isn't needed. We get a new type of blasphemous mode, God Mode, it's not just for video games anymore. Goku spouts a new color hairstyle and we all enjoy how much everyone hates him for being so inconsiderate,  Goku why you always gotta be fighting?

A god awakens, Beerus, god of destruction has been sleeping for years. He awakens to find someone worthy of battling him. Did I mention he looks like an Egyptian purple cat? He hears legend of the Super Saiyan God and the only Saiyans left are on Earth. Que are favorite DBZ fighters partying. They're enjoying Bulma's lavish birthday. She is the richest woman on the planet. Goku is off being Goku, training on King Kai's planet with a furious King Kai. Could you visit your friends on there birthdays Goku? Beerus shows up on King Kai's world looking for the legendary god and easily takes Goku out then heads to Earth. He vowss to destroy the planet if he doesn't find what he's looking for, a worthy fight.

Back on Earth the party is underway. Lord Pilaf, the very first major bad guy from Dragon Ball, comes back with his crew, as little kids though. DBZ humor never fails to make awkward situations hilarious. As Pilaf and his crew are given no thought, Lord Beerus is also not thought of as anybody special. They already have the mass murdering Majin-Buu, what's one more. We see all are DBZ fighters outclassed and having what looks like a really fun party. Before the big fight and Goku learning how to get an even higher power. This may lead to even bigger battles, with beings from other dimensions, fan boy squeal.

Battle of the Gods brings back everything you love about DBZ. Arguments over not enough fights in the film could be right. I did want some more action and the other fighters are useless at this point trying to even harm any of the new enemies. Majin Buu gets beat up like nothing.

Still the comments from Oolong and the DBZ crew are worth it for fans missing their one-liners about dying are how thick-headed Goku is.

Some of the new art style was saddening. Goku's got energy flames that look awful and the city scape rendered in CGI lacked the beautiful backgrounds from the series full of energy.

When fights do happen they are powerful pieces of action. Maybe some more dramatic backgrounds could have been decided on or some more entertaining martial arts moves. For the most part Goku kicked butt when he needed to.

The film is worth if for any fan of the series waiting forever for something new to coming out. It's just nice to hear Bulma complaining and all the screaming. "That's my women!," oh, Vegeta your the Prince of theater.

This release has the uncut version adding twenty more minutes from what you've seen in theaters, mostly comedy.

 -Dubbed and Subbed

Patema Inverted had a small release in theaters here in the US. A quaint film that could have been a short rather than a drawn out feature length film. Patema takes on the role of most anime heroine, being afraid of a world she doesn't know and then accepting that world. In her case her world is underground, but if she ever goes topside she'll float off the world and fall into the sky. This sounds like an 80's Disney cartoon it seems so horrible. If Patema, an inquisitive explorer, or any of her people go too far out of their underground they'll be swallowed up by the sky. A crisis caused by man led to this horrible outcome. However, topside people can walk around on the ground without fearing of entering the stratosphere.

Age, is one of those residents of the top side and is the first to meet Patema. His side of the world isn't really in the clouds. His society is an extreme bureaucracy, a demerit system exists and even looking away from a school lesson lessens you.

He and Patema soon start a childhood romance, holding on to her lets them both enjoy flight, which they'll need to escape from the evil clutches of his totalitarian government that captures Patema and plans to wipe out her people, seeing them as the descendants of those who caused the great cataclysm.

Patema and Age build a short relationship together with cute romantic moments and a very drawn out back story. They have a connection they don't realize and will eventually learn.

Some of the story is shockingly horrifying for a younger audience, like  Toy Story 3 everyone will be melted horrifying.

Animating people stuck upside down leads to some fun visuals and fights to look at on screen.

Patema could have worked with a shorter story and a less generic main villain with some better dialogue and more scenes with Patema and Age falling in or up love.

 -Dubbed and Subbed

Reviewer was given copies by publishers for review purposes.

DVD Reminder: Uncle Grandpa - Tiger Trails

Japanese fan take of the show

Uncle Grandpa - Tiger Trails, another random collection of episodes from Cartoon Network of the always strange Uncle Grandpa.

Murder LA 000064

FRIDAY, OCT 17th, 2014

Elizabeth Yanez wanted to go to the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet. She hadn't been there for over a year and drove there late on a Friday night, the only day of the week that the bazaar stays open past 5pm.

It was about 9:30pm when the 43-year-old Whittier resident pulled into the parking lot. Her two adult children had come along for the trip.

While looking for a space Yanez came to odds with another vehicle, occupied by Reggie Cervantes, aged 22, and his girlfriend, Brenda Rangel, aged 19.

Elizabeth Yanez and Daniel Crable
via KTLA
Apparently Yanez herself got into an argument with Cervantes, although her 23-year-old son, Daniel Crable, tried to stop it by telling Cervantes he could have the space. By one description, it seems that at least one person from each group was outside of their respective vehicles at this point, but then returned to them.

Somehow the concession of the parking spot wasn't enough for Cervantes, who exited his vehicle and tried punching Yanez's windows. Crable got out the vehicle and was slashed in the chest with a knife. According to Crable, Cervantes tried to stab him in the head but missed, punching him instead.

Crable ran from the attack, at which point Cervantes stabbed Yanez in the neck and back and then fled in his vehicle.

Yanez was taken to the UC Irvine Medical Center but died of her injuries.

Police arrested the couple the next day, after finding fingerprints on the Yanez's car. Cervantes had two previous convictions from 2009 and 2010, one for robbery and the other for receiving stolen property.

Both suspects were charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon, with a special allegation for the knife against Cervantes, and bail was set for both at $1 million. So far the District Attorney's office has not mentioned any plans to pursue the death penalty. A preliminary hearing was set for this past Monday, December 15th.

The stained parking spot
via KTLA by way of LA Times

Christmas Vacation Free Screening

If you can wake up early enough on Sunday you can see Christmas Vacation at 10am at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, & TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, who are thanking their patrons with the screening. All they ask is you bring a can of food to donate to the poor. Free entry, first come first served.

Christmas Vacation Free Screening
Sunday Morning, December 21st at 10AM in The TCL Chinese 6 Theatres 6925 Hollywood BL. 90028 (Hollywood & Highland Complex 3rd Fl.)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

No, You Can't Go on the Sony Pictures Lot Tour Right Now

If you wanted to go to Sony's studios in Culver City you can't right now. The attack has made Sony so afraid they won't let anyone in to the take the tour. They blame computer error as the reason why the can't let anyone visit. Supposedly the tours will be back on Jan 5.

Deadline is the source of this info. The same article going over this takes a strange turn as the writer doesn't visit the Sony lot, that doesn't have tours happening now, but visits the offices in Sony Pictures Plaza and complains about the lax security.

"The tour’s website tells visitors they can park for free in the Plaza’s underground parking lot, so this morning I decided to check it out. I drove into the visitor’s entrance; the gate was up and the guard waved me through without even asking my name. I parked and took the elevator up to the ground floor. A sign said that all visitors must check in at the security desk, but I just walked into the lobby without anyone asking me what I was doing there."

LA Links: Bar With A 5,000 Gallon Fish Tank, Ace Hotel No


-Mrs. Fish, A Rock N' Roll Bar With A 5,000 Gallon Fish Tank

-Ace Hotel Is Up For Sale Less Than A Year After Opening

Movie Hype: LFO and Housebound

Just spotted on Amazon Instant LFO and Housebound are some great films to watch over your Winter Break or holiday.

LFO is about an amateur scientist who finds away to control others using sound frequencies. He preys on his neighbors changing them to the way he sees fit and using them for whatever he wants eventually seeking even more power. Shot on a meager budget and taking place almost entirely in the mad scientist's own house.

Housebound has a young woman having to go home after criminal activity. Her house isn't just a problem do to her annoying mother it seems to be haunted. Now she has to prove there's soemthing in the house or get even in more trouble for trying to leave house arrest. A horror comedy from New Zealand that makes fun of the haunted house genre.



The Babadook Pop-Up Book

We've written about it and hopefully you've seen it, The Babadook. The scary film of a creature trying to take away a child from her mother has been in independent cinemas around LA since October. You can still catch this horror film from Australia in theaters or on online.

An integral part of the story, The Babadook Pop-Up Book, is being made for real. Now you can scare young children about a monster coming to kill them. The book will cost you $80, $60 + $20 for shipping anywhere in the world.

As of right now the books are being made for order. This being the case the books will take five months to be made once the order period is up. So nothing until June.

The book will have some added pages from writer/director Jennifer Kent and its illustrator Alex Juhasz. All books sold during the book's ordering period will be signed by writer/director Jennifer Kent.

What I don't see on their order page is if the books will be continued to be published after their initial ordering period. Who wants a book someone else can order on Amazon for cheaper a few months after it comes out to early buyers?

The book ends taking orders in January.

Update: Christmas e-card



Studios and Theaters Cowards, Bow To Fear of North Korea

Only two theaters in the country we heard of were going to show The Interview. They were the Alamo Drafthouse and are own LA based Cinefamily. Now neither might not be able to show the film as Sony itself will not release the movie on its Christmas Day release and has not said when or in what format it will release it. All of the other major theaters chains in LA bowed out of fear or is it liability of showing the film after a message from possibly the same group said there would be 9/11 trouble for theaters that played the film. The other studios showed no support and said nothing, Christmas weekend money means a lot to them and they don't want anything to go wrong. The US government said those claims of any sort of attack are unsubstantiated and should not be taken with anything to back them up.

LA Weekly has a wonderful piece by Amy Nicholson, Pulling The Interview Is the End of Free Speech in Hollywood. We at TTDILA couldn't agree more with her thoughts on the matter. This shows just how cowardly both the studios and major theater chains are in America. Having no backbone for free speech they have folded under threats that are own government doesn't take seriously. Instead of standing together and saying we won't let anyone take away our freedom to show whatever movies we want, no matter how mediocre they are, they gave up.

We would like to see the theater chains and studios come together and let the movie play. Letting fear, fear of the unknown control what we can or cannot do is not the American way. This may seem like a tiny thing, a tiny thing about a stupid comedy. You could just shake it off as that. It's not though, it's showing that America can be controlled by fear. When America is controlled by fear that's not an America making right choices or doing what's right. Stand up Sony!

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Collector's Edition (Vinyl + Game)

Iam8bit is having a special pre-order for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Collector's Edition (Vinyl + Game).

"The Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Collector's Edition Vinyl is a three-disc set featuring 28 selected tracks from the game's intense and driving soundtrack. Featuring music from returning Hotline Miami artists including: M|O|O|N, El Huervo and Perturbator -- as well as artists new to Hotline Miami 2: Megadrive, Mitch Murder, and Magic Sword. The vinyl set also includes a custom phone card containing a download code for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and the full digital soundtrack via Steam (Mac, Windows, Linux).

The set includes three 180 gram discs, housed in a tri-fold jacket, showcasing original art by Niklas Åkerblad. When unfolded, the jacket expands to an incredible 12" x 36" long! There's even more art in here that will be revealed soon!"

Super Smashing Holiday!!! Saturday

not at the show

 Here's a taste of the show happening Saturday.

Super Smashing Holiday!!!!

December 20 at 7:00pm
Q2 mini Gallery in Los Angeles, California







Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Donkey Kong Sues Nintendo



Shigeru Miyamoto was in LA recently, perhaps to defend Nintendo against Donkey Kong! I'd love to watch that episode of Judge Judy, "We don't fling poop in my courtroom, Mr. Kong!". Anyway, if you remember the Donkey Kong event we covered in 2013, here and here, you'll notice an actor was dressed up like Mr. Kong, Donkey. The actor, Parker Mills, alleges that he wasn't allowed breaks or an ice pack. His attorney also alleges that Nintendo's lack of oversight has caused Mills to suffer an aortic dissection, which led to a surgery to implant a permanent heart defibrillator. Nintendo reps have not yet commented on the suit of the man in the Donkey Kong suit.

Metro Holiday Hunt and Free Wizard of Oz screening


I feel bad for this intern
Over this weekend will be the Metro (has too much free time) Holiday Hunt, where you're suppose to spot a fairy...too many jokes...and then Twitter about it to win prizes.

The free Wizard of Oz screening will be at Union Station this Saturday, I wonder if the fairy will be there...too easy.

Metro Holiday Hunt
Dec. 20-21
Metro Line
$Metro Pass

Wizard of Oz Screening
Screening will take place at 5 p.m.
Costume contest at 4:30 p.m
Union Station
Historic Ticketing Hall
Free

"The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939, the same year Union Station opened, and this screening is a finale to Union Station’s 75th anniversary celebration."

World Premiere of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Free Tickets

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is having it's world premiere here in LA. Here's your chance to snag free tickets to it.


"Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for Media proudly present the World Premiere of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis in Los Angeles on January 12, 2015. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion.

The screening will commence at 7:00pm, aThe Paley Center for Media is located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.

A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on January 12 must RSVP via email to JLAtlantisLA@gmail.com.

The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening. No pleas, no begging, no extra words – just three simple lines of information.
Here’s an example of EXACTLY how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

Arthur
NameOfWebsite.com

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email."

New Year's Way Different at Universal, New Year’s Eve Movie Night

Due to construction and not wanting to have a fire during said construction there will be no fireworks or outdoor concert at Universal this year on New Year's. Instead, Universal will be having a New Year’s Eve Movie Night, showing “Jurassic Park,” E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,” “Back to the Future” and a double feature of “Dracula” and “Frankenstein,”.

New Year’s Eve Movie Night
Admission tickets are $25 adult/$15 child and include complimentary soft drink,
all-you-can-eat popcorn and a New Year's Eve goodie bag.

The movie night will have a red carpet of iconic Universal characters.

This would have been a nice idea around Halloween, y' know with some horror movie marathons.

The club and restaurants will be throwing their own events to celebrate the New Year as well. 

Game Cloud Hookah Lounge

I guess gaming is getting more adult or just more in the clouds. Not too far from World 8 is the Game Cloud Hookah Lounge. A gamer's paradise, if you enjoy hookah.

Game Cloud Hookah Lounge
251 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone number (213) 529-4585 

The lounge has a number of PS4's to play and a 4K TV. You can play as much FIFA as you want in some comfy booths while enjoying your hookah. You can also come by and just watch Netflix.


Be careful over fees, it looks like from the Yelp reviews a booth for two hours starts at $50. Be clear on what your hookah an experience will cost you.
 

Marines use L.A.'s Dodger Stadium In Bizarre Scenario


"In the fictional training scenario, the Marines' target was a bad guy who sells copper plates for sophisticated improvised explosive devices and ships them out of a soda truck. He used a job as a manager in the stadium's maintenance department as a cover."

More info

It just goes to show the military isn't paid to think.. think up good ideas on why to raid stadiums.

Weekly What To Do: Smashing Holiday, Scary Christmas Movies and Parties

It's the Brian Setzer Orchestra's time to shine, so it must be the holidays. Enjoy a fun week of Christmas and Hannukah around LA. There's Christmas parties for nerds, heavy metal fans and just plain white trash. Catch a flick, hopefully one where murder and Christmas aren't together... that might be hard.

My top choice this week is Super Smashing Holiday!!!!, a Smash Bros art show and Christmas Party in Little Tokyo. Nothing says Christmas like beating your friends with baseball bats, rayguns and giant hammers...sigh, the holidays. Show me our moves...under the mistletoe.

Keep tuned into the site for New Year's Events and last minute Christmas events, but will most likely be out eating Chinese food and watching Guardians of the Galaxy with our loved ones.

Remember, next week is practically dead in LA, it's one of the slowest week's (not counting New Years), so go out or you'll be staying in with the family.

* top picks

Get Your Dreidel On:

 Hannukah Events















Gaming and Anime


*Pieces of 8Bit Tour
Friday, December 19  9pm Doors 
Complex
806 E Colorado St, Glendale, California 91205
$10
21 & Over / Full Bar Plus Extensive Beer Selection

Whose Playing:
The Dread Crew of Oddwood
Rainbowdragoneyes
Kirby's Dream Band


Hear video game music played by rock and pop bands this weekend.





 


*Super Smashing Holiday!!!!
Sat, December 20, 7:00pm-10pm
Q2 Mini Gallery
312 Little Tokyo Mall ste# 121, Los Angeles, California

Some of QPop's favorite artists are showing off their moves and love of Smash this holiday season.

Wait, there's more! A tournament is going to be projected? Projected where? We don't know, but let's hope that I lend my Wii U so all the characters are unlocked or at least create some Miis for Chris and Miki, the co-owners of the gallery. 

Sat, December 20,  8:30pm-11:00pm
Anime Jungle
319 East 2nd Street #103, Los Angeles, CA 90012
$5
Right next door  to the Smash Bros art show is an anime lover's Christmas get together at Anime Jungle. Waht's happening:
Cosplay Fashion Show
Cosplay Performance
Cosplay Contest
Raffle Game
Anime Trivia Quiz
Photobooth
DJ


Film

Holiday Spirit on the Big Screen
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 - Sun, Dec 28, 2014
Egyptian and Aero Theatres
Prices Vary

Starting today, catch all the Christmas movies outside of ArcLight.

The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
$12 
"Come dressed in your favorite weird holiday gear, as our Office Party doubles as a Bad Xmas Sweater Bonanza! Conjure a panorama of Secret Santas, hot cider, Dilbert-esque dialogue with neighboring cubicle jockeys and maybe even a heartwarming speech or two — and you’ve got Cinefamily’s year-end holiday Office Party, except without all that silly stuff (well, except for the hot cider, of course.) Plus, it’s time to unveil our very latest found-footage obsession…BBC’s “Christmas Tapes.”
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
$11
People dressed as Santa...killing people, one of which is a 4k restoration.
"Ho Ho Hell!" Double Feature! Cast & Crew In Person! Soundtrack Releases! Death Waltz Recording Co. soundtrack releases of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT and CHRISTMAS EVIL will available for purchase and signing, plus live Christmas Krampus and festive treats!
Sunday, Dec 21 7:30pm
Downtown Independent
251 South Main Street
$10

Die Hard together.
  


VIDEO NIGHTS: A Video Nights Christmas
Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:30 PM 
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
$12 

"Want to know the connection between the elves and the Nazis? LET’S FIND OUT AS A FAMILY!"



Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:30pm
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
$8.00 

Psychotic murderer classics for the holidays.



Music

Holiday Organ Spectacular
Fri, Dec 19, 8pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Starts at $37

"Join the celebration! This special edition marks the 10th birthday of Walt Disney Concert Hall’s majestic pipe organ, setting the mood with festive and devotional holiday music."

The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along

Friday, December 19, 2014 6:30 pm
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free*Tickets are distributed starting at 6:00 p.m., one per person waiting in line, first come, first served.

Holiday Sing- Along 
Sat, December 20 11:30am and 2pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Starts at $37
It’s the jolliest holiday sing-along in town! Accompanied by the Hall’s huge organ, a choir and a jazz combo, you’ll sing songs of the season like “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and many others. Great for children of all ages!

*Krammpstein w/ guests Marilyn Krampson + DJ Daniel Graves of Aesthetic Perfection
Sat, December 20, 9pm
Complex
806 E Colorado St, Glendale, California 91205
$7 adv / $10 at the door
21+


"The Worlds #1 Krampus industrial metal act! An inexplicably weird but oh-so-right hybridization of Germany’s industrial-metal giants Rammstein and Austria's favorite Yule devil, the Krampus. Dressed in horns, pelts, and masks, the band tears through an apocalyptic stage show, churning out Rammstein’s trademark Neue Deutsche Härte overlaid with obsessively reworked lyrics reflecting the inner world of the Krampus — a medley of hellfire, brutal thrashings, snow, confetti and Christmas cookies."

The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 - 8:00PM
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Starts at $49
"The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! tour. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His November concert will include Setzer's legendary guitar magic on hits such as "Rock This Town," "(She’s) Sexy +17," "Stray Cat Strut," and "Jump, Jive and Wail" and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics."


55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration 
Wed, Dec 24, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 9001
Admission to the live show is free - no reservations or tickets; first come, first seated

"The Emmy® Award-winning 55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – your L.A. tradition! Music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show that is perfect for the whole family. And, for the first time, this beloved program will be broadcast on PBS SoCaL, the PBS station for Greater Los Angeles. "

Parties 


*1st Annual White Trash Christmas Party
Thursday, December 18, 5:30pm
Villains Tavern
1356 Palmetto Street Los Angeles CA
No cover

Dress badly and hate them lousy other countries, it's time for a White Trash Christmas, mullet required? Trash Can Punch sound delightful.










Rockin' Ugly Sweater Party
Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:00 pm - 10pm
Rock and Reilly's Irish Pub
8911 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Free



"Dress up. Show up. Party Down. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater to Reilly's and enjoy complimentary spiked egg nog!"

If your sweater is so ugly it makes our eyes burn, you win a $50 gift card!





IHC: 10 Yr Holiday Party
Thursday, December 18, 9PM
THE LASH POP-UP
1714 Las Palmas
21+ • 9PM • FREE W/ RSVP













*WOOKIE LIFE DAY: A STAR WARS HOLIDAY PARTY
Sat, December 20, 9pm
Bar ONE Beer & Wine Parlour
12518 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91607
  
"In1978 ABC aired the infamous Star Wars holiday special, where Wookies celebrate life day with old pals Luke, Lea, Han, R2, C3PO and a curious cast of old timers like Art Carney. Almost no plot, wack special effects, drug riddled actors...needles to say it's some of the suckiest television in history...or some of the best entertainment ever when you throw a party at Bar ONE while watching this "master piece" with comedy commentary, craft beer and live Star Wars themed burlesque, and costume contest....cosplay encouraged!"

Sat, December 20, 9pm
ECHOPLEX
1154 Glendale Blvd.
Echo Park, Los Angeles
21+ w/ ID
$10 

A party that hates the holidays, come together to hate Christmas.










Shows


Rudy Casoni The Christmas Sh*bird

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Trepany House The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
$10
Special guests illuminates this bizarre Christmas get-together.










Friday December 19 at 9:30pm 
3269 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
$20

 I feel like these puppets don't want you to attend, I had to look up the address off-site.Anyway, enjoy a live festive show off puppets probably doing unseemly things.