Monday, July 24, 2017

Rickmobile LA Locations Revealed

The Rickmobile will be at:

A Shop Called Quest
300 S Santa Fe Ave
 Friday, July 28
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Earth-2 Comics
8967 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA
Saturday, July 29 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


From what we gleaned online, these are the items you can buy, they're already out of Plumbus though


 We're guessing you better be 18+ to get or some kids gonna be pretty happy to get this item.

New Exhibit @ Natural History Museum

P-22 is a somewhat infamous mountain lion that's had it's picture taken quite a bit while  while around LA. The Natural History Museum has an entire exhibit about him up.

"A new 500-square-foot installation on the Ground Level of the Museum (across from the Nature Lab) follows P-22  extraordinary story and the challenges he faces. Visitors will see a large map where the cat lives, hear a soundscape of his habitat, and watch camera trap footage gathered by NHMLA’s scientists. Check out how this charismatic cat made L.A. his home."

Tickets Info and Events
Admission to this special exhibition is included with General Museum Admission. Learn more at www.nhm.org/p22

Game Hype: Penny-Punching Princess, Overcooked Switch & Taiko Drum Master In English

Penny-Punching Princess

It comes in Gold Bar box! Well, at least the special edeiton does of the upcoming strange JRPG Penny-Punching Princess. It's not reall expalined, but it looks like you'll be watching your wallet for in-game currency a lot. There's also credit card 2GB USB that has the soundtrack on it.



Out March 10, 2018
On Switch and Vita
$59.99

Overcooked Coming To Switch

We love the game on Steam, now learn to yell at your friends for not cooking mushroom soup fast enough while in a moving vehicle or during an earthquake.

Overcooked Special Edition
$19.99  includes DLC The Lost Morsel and Festive Seasoning
Switch port includes HD Rumble support

via Poly




Taiko Drum Master Coming Out In English, How The Hell Do I Order It

In what will be more than likely taking up my time will be when the English language version of beloved Taiko Drum Master comes out of the Japanese PlayStation store October 26. Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum Session! is in English for some reason, but has no indication of being released directly in North America! I kind of find it hard to get the new taiko drum peripheral and game for PS4 here.

Ughh, am I  going to have to special order from an online store or try one of the indie game stores....

For this game, I'll have to.

Sony, just sell the game here! I want to play Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen with friends!

No Teen Titans Go!...Vs Teen Titans...Tears of Sadness


It seems that earlier post of that awesome art of Teen Titans Go! being severely beaten by the original team was just that, like tears in the rain. It seems since the show started DC's just had fun with the art at Comic-Con. Those lucky enough to have gone might have snagged a bag version of the epic beat down.

DC Direct, I would be willing to buy it as a poster, but please, Starfires and Silkies can't be friends.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride & STAR TREK VI - Outdoor Concert & Movie Night

We have two special movie nights this week. First up,

The Ancient Magus' Bride Anime Movie Night
July 26, Select Theaters


Oddly, the actually web-site doesn't explain that you're probably getting three episodes of the new series from the same animators of Attack on Titan. It hasn't come out on the air waves of Japan yet, but it looks gorgeous. Based on manga of the same name we get the story of Hatori Chise , who has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love.  Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers obtains her through a slave auction, Chise's life will never be the same.

Running before The Ancient Magus' Bride is an exclusive first look at Children of Ether, an original Crunchyroll production.


Next up,  


Thursday at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
Free
The Japanese Museum is really hedging all their bets on George Takei lately.
"Join us for a set by Tim Russ (Tuvok, on Voyager) Crew, a pop-rock band, followed by a screening of "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991), the last of the Star Trek films to feature the entire original cast from the television series, including George Takei as Hikaru Sulu, now commander of the USS Excelsior. Welcome remarks by George Takei (subject to availability).

Presented in conjunction with "New Frontiers: The Many World of George Takei," on view at the Japanese American National Museum through August 20, 2017. Free admission to the museum on Thursdays from 5-8pm (last admissions at 7:30pm), so arrive early to check out "New Frontiers" before the event. For information about the exhibition:

TTDILA Readers Ask: Why Aren't Your Reviewing Kuso?

Our Answer: It's Gonna Be Really F*cking Gross



At TTDILA we've reviewed a lot of terrible movies, even sometimes picking the "So bad, it's good" movie for your pleasure during our Weekly What To Do. Kuso is in a whole other category as it's trying to be gross, maybe the grossest film ever and it'll more than likely succeed.

Kuso is the story of LA-that's a reason you might have though we'd cover it immediately- where the city has had a major earthquake, possibly the big one and now a lot of people have strange boils. From there the film is suppose to be body horror and weird experimental ideas...gross sexual ideas.

Some are proclaiming it the grossest movie ever which has the title is usually held by 1975's Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, whose director managed to get murdered by being run over by his own car. The film, which we suggest you never watch, is the story of essentially Nazis creating a society after escaping WWII with children, yes, in a bad way. They do horrible things.

Now we've never seen Salò, we did however see the movie which we usually don't name, The Greasy Strangler as part of Sundance Nextfest, last year. On a side note, Sundance Nextfest will be returning to LA at The Theater at the Ace Hotel in August with six new films and live music. One of which is the film Bitch, about a Mom losing her mind and becoming a dog...in mind only.

At Nextfest we were introduced to Royal, before seeing The Greasy Strangler. A short part of a bigger project from Flying Lotus, a mixed media DJ. We had received a bag with a bit of rope in in as a gift. Only later did we realize that it wasn't a gift bag, but a barf bag!

The rope,, ehhh. You see Royal was actually a part of Kuso, so we've seen some of the film and...it is some of the grossest live action we can muster. It's on par with 80's horror gore...but that gore being sexualized. We don't want to remember it. Because of that, we're not sure if will ever see the finished version.

You, you on the other hand can. It is playing in LA and it might be the only way to alleviate the need or to earn your film lover cred. Because the only way we recommend seeing it is with an audience. Not at someones house, because you don't want memories of that film tied to somewhere you live or visit.

When we saw Royal together with a n audience, we shared a comradery. The audience and us, we cringed together. You have to be pretty sick to watch this by yourself. So share the sickness, the g-d awful gross out that is Kuso, the Japanese word for sh*t with your friends or others. Because it's just unhealthy to watch it alone. It's a first world war story to tell your friends about.

Kuso
Now Until July 27
The Cinefamily

Sundance Next Fest
Aug 10-13
Theater @ The Ace Hotel
Tickets ($15-$35)

The only one we really would like to see is Bitch +Sleigh Bells. Basically, the story of a housewife so miffed by her awful family she's act like a real bitch, I mean a dog. So now her family has to deal with their Mom being a dog, in mind only. It's not the 80's or 90's where that would have been a real movie

Friday, July 21, 2017

VHS Comes Back From The Dead: Slashback Video Opens Sept 9

Crawling its way from old media hell is "Slashback Video." In the vein of the Everything is Terrible having a rental store that only carried Jerry Maguire we're getting another VHS store art installation, except this time, it makes more sense. Slashback Video is celebrating picking up horror movies like in the days of yore, before Netflix and Hulu. Back in a time when you had to search the shelves and choose what to watch based on box art and recommendations from the staff.

Now, sadly, you won't really be able to rent any of the VHS copies, but you will be able to browse them. Feel the weight of videos in your hands and check out the great box art.

Now some of that box art will be brand new. Artists from all around will be getting cases to mock up as they please. So you'll have new art pieces that you can procure while looking around at what it was like to get your horror movie night on.

On top of that you'll be given an empty VHS case that you will have to drop off in the return basket, that's your ticket for entry.

Now it's starting Sept 9, but don't worry, it'll be around into October, so you'll have plenty of chances to check it out.

Slashback Video Opening Reception
Saturday, September 9 at 8 PM - 11:59 PM
Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum
3204 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505
$10 

Come to the opening reception of Slashback Video - an ode to the VHS days of horror that's one part pop-up shop and one part art installation. Step back in time to the 1980s when mom and pop video stores thrived and gaze upon a wide array of posters, VHS tapes, promos and more. Brought to you by Mixtape Massacre, Creepy Co., FRIGHT-RAGS, Waxwork Records and Phantom Carriage Brewery!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Teen Titans Vs Teen Titans Go @ Comic-Con

All we have so far is this image from Comic-Con at the DC Booth, but let us pray that it's more than just a comic and we'll have an animated episode where the original Teen Titans beat-up Teen Titans Go.

Backgrounds From That's You!


Here's some Wes Anderson looking backgrounds from the PS4 game That's You!, here's our review.





Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Everyone Is At Comic-Con


Bring the Noise: Weird Science with Live Music
Thu, July 20, 7:30pm
LACMA | Bing Theater
$25 for LACMA members, students with valid ID and seniors (65+); $30 for the general public. Members of these four groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, June 22. Two ticket limit.


A part of the Bring the Noise feature of the Film Independent At @ LACMA where a movie is set up with live music. This time around we get music by Ulises Lozano, Carlos Chairez, and Gil Cerezo of Kinky, all while watching the 80's comedy sci-fi classic.



626 Night Market

July 21-23
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
Friday: $3
Saturday: $5
Sunday: $3

Back in Santa Anita's picturesque and spacious garden paddock for the remaining summer events! Check out all the amazing and unique food, merchandise, artists, crafters, attractions, and live performances. It will be one of the biggest events in the San Gabriel Valley! Be sure to arrive early to get first dibs.



FYF Fest
July 21-23
Exposition Park
One day $109-$125
*Saturday single day passes sold out

The big music fest returns with big name bands.





30 Years Later
Friday, July 21, 7pm
 G1988

A celebration of the movies from 1987.







Night of the Creeps (with director Fred Dekker in person)
Friday, July 21, 10pm
The Cinefamily
$14


"Though it was overlooked during the busy summer movie schedule of 1986, Fred Dekker’s Night of the Creeps has gone on to become a quintessential cult classic. A loving homage to the B movies of the 1950s, Dekker’s winningly gruesome horror comedy mashes up elements of atomic age sci-fi, Romero zombies, slashers, and 80s teen comedy, magically landing on a recipe for pure fun."

Delicious Little Tokyo 2017
July 21July 23
Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles
Free
 #GoLittleTokyo for a weekend of delicious food and drinks harvested from the streets of Little Tokyo! Delicious Little Tokyo invites all foodies to experience the vast area of cuisines that the restaurants of Little Tokyo have to offer.

The festivities run from Friday (7/21) to Sunday (7/23), and feature selected Little Tokyo restaurants offering special menu items, discounts, giveaways and workshops. Come explore the culinary gems of Little Tokyo with your family and friends!
Kick-off the weekend festivities with neighborhood social group, Little Tokyo Vibes, at the pre-launch party on Thursday, July 20. Then, sink your teeth into Delicious Little Tokyo weekend at Sake at First Street North, Little Tokyo”, the 11th Annual Sake & Food Tasting Event hosted by the Little Tokyo Service Center on Friday, July 21, 2017.
Fri, July 21,  6 – 10 p.m.
Adults only, 18+
LA Zoo
Member Tickets $17Nonmember Tickets $20
A different kind of wildlife takes over the L.A. Zoo for Roaring Nights, our popular summer music series featuring live bands, DJs, pop-up zoo keeper talks, special animal encounters, L.A.’s favorite food trucks, lawn games and more.
Sat, July 22, 2017
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Los Angeles Center Studios
450 South Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
$60
21+

The 5th Annual Los Angeles Bacon Festival will take place July 22nd at LA Center Studios. Featuring dozens of restaurants and bakeries, the event will play homage to all things bacon, presented in both sweet and savory dishes.

Updated:

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Tour
July 23, 5pm and 8pm
The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
$$

We get two different movies to be made fun of by the current Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew in LA this July. It's part of the US Tour, the "Watch Out for Snakes!" Tour.

Whose showing up? "Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot companions Crow, Tom Servo and Gypsy, along with Synthia (Rebecca Hanson) and her Bonehead henchmen. Of course, it wouldn’t be MST3K without the ever-present surveillance of the Mads, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and TV’s Son of TV’s Frank (Patton Oswalt) checking up on their unwilling test subjects via remote video."

For the films  "Show # 1 is the MST3K favorite “Eegah” featuring all new riffs and sketches.  Show # 2 is a “Secret Surprise Film!” It’s a fun, sci-fi thriller never-before featured on MST3K and will appear only in select cities."

Night Sky Festival
Saturday, July 22
7:30 to 10:30 p.m
Thousand Oaks, CA
Free

With the new moon that evening, the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower nearing its peak, and the total solar eclipse the next month, the National Park Service is excited to present its annual summer Night Sky Festival in the Santa Monica Mountains on Saturday, July 22.

Around 15 telescopes will be directed at other planets and objects in our Milky Way Galaxy. Fun, educational children's’ activities will be available, including a chance to become a Night Sky Junior Ranger! And there will be door prizes for the first 100 visitors!


Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals
Saturday, July 22, First race 6:30pm
Los Alamitos Race Course
4961 Katella Avenue
Admission is $3 for adults; Children 17 and under are free.

 The Wiener Nationals features all the excitement of a Quarter Horse race, with a total of 90 dachshunds showing their stuff in front of a packed house at Los Alamitos. A total of 10 trial heats will be contested at 50 yards with the winning wieners advancing to the championship race. The participants were selected based on the creativity of their entries.
Fans will be able to pick up FREE Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals program by all main track entrances. This special program will highlight all the participants and will feature the schedule of events and additional information on the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. This special program will highlight all 90 participants, features the schedule of events, and additional information on the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.
You can meet the stars of the night - the mighty wiener dogs - and their trainers/owners on the grandstand area. But remember ask the wiener's owner before petting.


Artists Alley at Earth-2 NonCon Sherman Oaks
Sat, July 22, 11 AM - 4 PM
Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91403
Meet local CREATORS, signing and sketching!

Rob Worley (Scratch 9)
Evan Burse (Cartoon Block Academy)
J.D. Correa (Local Cartoonist)
Tobias Gebhardt (Local Cartoonist)
Frank S. Gidlewski (Fantasma Girl and Fantastic Boy)
Shequeta L. Smith (Rayven Choi)
Sat, July 22, 10 AM - 8 PM

Del Amo Fashion Center
3525 Carson St, Torrance, California 90503








The FLOOR Improv Day #2 At Union Station
Sunday, Jul 23,  2 PM - 5 PM
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Free
Come experience the joy and magic of THE FLOOR IMPROV DAY when L.A.’s best artists come together at Union Station, to perform live and lead classes in diverse styles of dance, movement, and music. Each event culminates in the popular THE FLOOR IMPROV JAM!
Monday, July 24th, 7pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP
Followed by a Q&A with Director Matt Spicer.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Aquarium of the Pacific Late Nights

Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific as the sun starts to almost set, I mean really it doesn't get dark until a little after 8pm during the summer here. Until early September you only have to pay $14.95 for three hours of the aquarium. 5-8pm, you'll be able to see the place with possibly less children or more children.

Discounted Late Nights

LA Links: The 14th Is Over & The Willows Continues + Rick & Morty

- The 14th Factory closes at the end of month, you only have so long to due another 200k worth of damage. Here's how our trip went.

-The Willows has some tickets up for grabs this August, check out our review of the creepy experience.

- The Rickmobile is just two weeks away! Rick and Morty's Don't Even Trip Road Trip July 28&29

Los Angeles Anime Film Festival 2017 This September

Come September we have our first ever Los Angeles Anime Film Festival. Taking place Sept. 15-17, 2017. From Azoland Pictures, distributors of Japanese anime for the West we're getting some anime on the big screen. Details are still up in the air as the location still hasn't been revealed, but a few of the films have been announced including  “Kiki’s Delivery Service” ,“Miss Hokusai” ,“009 RE:CYBORG” (3D) and “Innocence” (35mm print) for now. 

We hope to hear about some recently released titles from Japan and some fun events to go with the festival. Simply showing anime isn't enough, it's always good to try and make your festival a spectacle or an event, to do something that really thrills fans. So we're unsure with all the titles being at least two years old, and in LA's film network, not that hard to see. Aero and the Egyptian show Ghibli films every year and so does Landmark.

Update:
 Look ArcLight has Kiki's this month
"Kiki's Delivery Service"
July 23rd at 12:55 PM (Dubbed)
July 24th at 7:00 PM (Subtitled)

Adventure Time Time: The Complete Seventh Season DVD

Out now is the Adventure Time - The Complete Seventh Season, another great case for the DVD and Blu-ray, featuring the inner layers of Princess Bubblegum. Literally, like all the DVD's before it, you open your case to look at their skull, brains and insides put on the disc and flyers inside. A cute feature that continues to make owning physical copies of the show so worth it.

What's actually on the discs inside matters the most and you're getting all of the seventh season. That includes the whole Stakes mini-arc where we learn how Marceline became the Vampire Queen and we get some vampire hunting too.

Enjoy 26 episodes for your home-viewing pleasure with a few special features in another great collection.


DVD's provided by publisher for review purposes.



Monday, July 17, 2017

That's You! Review: Immediate Friends and Family Only

First off, I want to give Sony some praise for trying with this game. Here are some of those praises. In the vein of Jackbox Party Packs you can grab your phone or table and connect to a game. There's a delightful backdrop for each area in the game and the style for each looks like a yet unreleased Wes Anderson film, so much so, that he should think about suing Sony. Friends of mine honestly wanted to visit the places showed on screen, buy products seen in the game and even purchase the backgrounds put on our phones based on the area of the game we were in. Actual game-play of choosing which friend would do what, fascinated us through multiple rounds. Taking pictures of ourselves and friends then being able to contort and make them look very weird, oh, just fun.

Y'know let's go over actual game play. That's You! is a recently released party game where you and up to five friends can play together answering questions about each other for PS4. It's part of a new PlayLink initiative that will see multiple games released on the PS4 that only require your phone or tablet as a controller. It's free with PS Plus this month, July 2017, but goes for $19.99. It requires you to download an app on your phone, doesn't matter if it's Android or an iPhone, and it becomes your controller. Then you and your friends can answer who would be the person more likely to do something of your group than the others. You do this buy choosing their photo from your phone and flicking it forward and seeing their  face put on screen of your game. The correct answer is always who the group most votes for to most likely to do something.

*You can multiply your points by sliding an extra Jester bottle cap with your answer. The more people that voted for your Jester equipped correct answer, the more points you get.

Wes Anderson called and it looks like the lawsuit could be feasible. The reason? The gorgeous backgrounds that chooses the question type. Randomly the game will jump you around ten different areas. You'll visit four areas in a four player match and seven in a 6 player match, the largest number the game can muster. So questions will be based about love if you end up in the French hotel. Questions will be about camping if you end up in a tent. All the while you be seeing Wes Anderson B-Roll.

Lighting Strikes

Who the Hell is Roscoe? A question I ask on the mind numbingly painful decision of host for the game. Oh, Roscoe isn't his name, it's his friends we keep hearing about for some unknown reason. Where the game loses praise and immediately deserves a swift kick in the arse instead is for the host. Better known as, "Shut up, you f*ck," by my friends and I.

Is the writing for him bad? Oh yeah. Like a train wreck you can't look away from, but with words. That's the faceless host of this game, who, if he did introduce himself, I don't remember his name, he sucks.

There's even an option for him to be turned off by going to Options and putting voice at 0. Which we did. But, guess what? It makes the game awkward. It's just dead silence when friends are choosing. So he has to stay there or it's just strange.

We beg Sony Europe to add a patch to the game and to just hire Jackbox's Cookie Masterston or even Striker from Burnout, because we hate the voice, we hate the voice so much.

Sony Europe made some other poor choices. Such as when playing online with a friend, only one person can play via their PS4 not a group at someone's house, like we tried. I invited a friend and found this out. The app has the option of adding questions and drawings you make to the game. The problem is it's only one question or drawing per game. Both of those problems don't exist in Jackbox Party Packs, which Sony Europe is more than likely trying to imitate.


I Don't Know You, Jack!

In possibly the biggest snafu for this game, kicking it to the a specialty area is that you have to know the people you're playing with. Somewhat intimately, I add. You see the questions asked are things you would know by having had talked or met the person. This is not a game for random people. This is a game for friends or and family...that have kept in touch. And that means everyone in the group. Not just two out of three.

We played a six player round over the weekend and two groups of friends of mine that haven't interacted that much made the game a slog, within the four player version the group enjoyed it a lot more, because we all knew each other quite well. 

The game only exists at that level; friends who know each other. Random people shouldn't play. Unlike all the models of the Jack Box Party Packs, this game has left itself in the friends only category.

So online is a bit questionable with people you may hardly know and if you're having a party with new people it in no way should be used. It's not a game where you start learning about them. You should already know! That's what the game thinks.

How this concept was allowed just blows my mind, pheww! After play-testing with random people, no one saw this problem?

This is where it hurts, I generally like parts of the game. The visuals, music, app interaction. And then you have friend only play, online for no reason and a painfully annoying host.

That's You! needed to be revised a long time before it came out to be some more inclusive to people trying to make new friends. If you want to spend a few games with some close friends and only close friends, do it. But only in person, in the same room and with no one new to the group. Maybe the the new person can be the host, because you might be wanting to turn the sound off on that turd of a voice after playing it once.

Sony Europe and Wish Studios you're on the right track, but so far this game seems like it should be part of some sort of a party pack and have better writing...hmmm what game series is like that. Not this one.

That's You!
for PS4 only $19.99

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Resident Evil 7 with TTDILA


At one point and time we actually reviewed games on the web-site and did videos. This time, some friends dragged us along in their play through of Resident Evil 7. It's the WASD Boys and the guy behind this web-site in a long overdue insane play of RE7.

Gonna try and review That's You for PS4 fairly soon, but written out.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Thirsty? There's Galco's Soda Pop Stop

Recently, our favorite place to purchase soda, and a large variety of flavors at that, got on KCRW's Marketplace. You can listen to it here. As it's going to be another hot one this weekend we suggest heading over and getting some tasty sodas.

We're just a little surprised we haven't heard any word about the annual Galco's Soda Tasting, one heck of a highlight of July. We'll be sure to give you the details about it when they go up.

Galco's Soda Pop Stop
Highlights info row image
5702 York Blvd
Los Angeles, California, CA 90042