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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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, The Daily Beast's Jen Yamato could not get the patient to take their medicine. The showmanship of director Tom Six was "lead centipede good", no taking in anyone else's cr*p as he smoked a cigar and had a midget following him as his mobile ash tray. He told us, " All three films form a movie centipede." This was before finding a winner of his original art piece, an American flag with human centipede stars. Six thanked his cast while going on about making the films he wants. "They have the balls the size of mammoths!, " he spouted in imperfect English. He did seem to genuinely love America, just not making an American quality film.
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.
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."
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.
"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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
your relationship with the gallery, this Hero Complex (sounds like a LA
Times site), are you friends or do they have something on you?
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?
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.
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.