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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Happy Cinco De Mayo, Let's Hope We Don't Have A Surge

- Don't forget! It's Mother's Day this Sunday!
Get your Mother something dammit! 
 

2021 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 9 at two virtual venues: the TCM network and the Classics Curated by TCM Hub on HBO Max.
View Turner Classic Movies Schedule
View HBO Max Lineup

"Mark your calendars, grab your popcorn and get ready to join us for four fantastic Festival-filled days, presented as unique experiences on TCM and HBO Max. This year's Festival will feature more than 100 films, brand new conversations with over 30 special guests, rarely seen gems from the TCM archives and special presentations."

One of our favorite film festivals had to go online and on cable this year, but there's still some amazing content for the movie buff. So many great classics to watch. Grab some popcorn and check out the full schedules above. Sigh, we hope one day there can be another Smell-O-Vision showing.


Highlight-
DOCTOR X 
Thursday, May 6 , 1:30 AM ET
TCM Channel

TCM premiere of recently restored version. The new two-color Technicolor master was restored by UCLA Film and Television Archive and The Film Foundation in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment.

New York City reporter Lee Taylor (Lee Tracy) is doing a piece on a series of grisly, cannibalistic murders that have all been committed under a full moon. Police soon begin to suspect that the murderer works at the lab of Dr. Jerry Xavier (Lionel Atwill), a mysterious Long Island researcher who is doing an investigation of his own. Antsy for an inside story, Taylor breaks into the lab, where he meets and falls in love with Dr. Xavier's daughter Joan (Fay Wray).

 

NHM FIRST FRIDAYS Connected: May
Friday, May 7, 2021 at 6pm 
Free online, Must RSVP

Exploring L.A. Culture through its food.  Featuring celebrated chef, Los Angeles street food advocate, and co-founder of Kogi BBQ, Roy Choi and author of Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles, Sarah Portnoy.
 
 
 
 
 
Monday, May 10, 2021 6:00 PM
Free online, Must RSVP
 
During a university’s pledge week, the carefree partying turns deadly serious when a star athlete is found impaled in his dorm. The murder ignites a spree of sinister social-media messages, sweeping the students and police into a race against time to uncover the truth behind the school’s dark secrets…and the horrifying meaning of a recurring symbol: a single exclamation mark.

Followed by a Q&A with John Berardo (Co-Writer, Director, Producer, SCA Alum), Brian Frager (Co-Writer, Producer, SCA Alum), Lindsay LaVanchy (Co-Writer, Actor), Jonathan Pope (Director of Photography, SCA Alum) and Kristina Lyons (Editor, SCA Alumna).



As LA isn't exactly still normal, we're suggest visiting Palm Springs nearby for the weekend or when you have some free time. We've been covering Desert X, the outdoor art exhibits that are only up until May, for a while now. We're showing a few more off. It's fun to get away from it all and find these different art exhibits scattered around Coachella.
 
Don't forget how the official Desert X shirt leads you to the Pacific Ocean.
 
March 12–May 16, 2021 at sites across the Coachella Valley.
 
Drive-In Theaters 
 

 
 

 

 

 
Electric Dusk Drive-In 
 
 

Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-in  Hollywood Legion Theater is reopening indoor screenings just in time for spring with a “Back to the Movies” series, beginning with a 35mm screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless masterpiece North by Northwest on Saturday, May 1st at 7:30 PM PST with $14 tickets for children, $20 tickets for adults.
 

 



Saturday, May 1, 2021

Rick and Morty in the Eternal Nightmare Machine Is From Paul Robertson

Simply stunning animation of Rick and Morty as an old-school video game from pixel artist extraordinaire Paul Robertson. Long time fans of the site know how much we love this artist's work and it's great to see him make something so epic. You'll wish the game was real. And, if you just look it frame by frame, it's insane how much work was put into this, not to mention how many references from the show you could spot.

Rick and Morty come back this June.

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines PAL Gas Station This Weekend In LA

Thursday, April 29, 2021

My Famicase 2021 Favs

 Here our or favs from this year's My Famicase 2021 cartridge art show with totally made-up video games.

Game Hype: E3 Online, My Famicase 2021, You've Got Game Show, Let's Look At Bunch of Trailers & More


E3's Online Game Event Set for June 12-15 With Nintendo, Microsoft, More Companies
E3 isn't happening in LA this year, but it will happen online.







My Famicase 2021 is now online, we'll probably post our favs later, but check them out online now. This is a video game cartridge art show from Japan with made up game titles.

iam8bit created a game show for the GDC, now Xbox has it and boy does it not look as fun. Still, entertaining though and probably the only game show on video games. Still, not sure why cryptocurrency is needed for charity...anyway give it a watch.

Photos from back in 2014






-This one is looking real weird.


Inkulinati is an ink-based strategy straight from medieval manuscripts, where a rabbit’s bum can be deadlier than a dog's sword. Become a master of the Living Ink, build your own bestiary, defeat medieval superstars and collect perks to unleash hidden powers.

No release date yet

KeyWe, a kiwi-run mailroom game built for co-op, is coming to consoles

We've been waiting for this one since a special USC games event. 

Take a look at some of the retro platforming goodness that awaits you in Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, the modern take on the Sega Master System classic. It will be released on June 24 for PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One.
 

A sequel set five years after the original Oxenfree. Play as Riley who returns to investigate a mysterious radio signal. 
Fez is now on Switch.

 

The next chapter in the haunting Dread X Collection series. Co-produced by the legendary David Szymanski (DUSK, The Music Machine, Squirrel Stapler), Dread X Collection: The Hunt showcases 7 all-new short horror shooters from a handpicked selection of creative and unique indie developers.

 

“Castlevania” Will Return to Netflix for the Show’s Fourth and Final Season in May [Teaser]

 

Ask Iwata: Words Of Wisdom From Satoru Iwata, Available Now And A Lovely Read

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Hype: Laminate Your Vaccine Card, Bedrock Why?, Blue Sodas & More

 

Staples will laminate your vaccine card until the end of the month for free. Office Max/Depot will do it for free until July 25th as long as you present this coupon. Remember to do it after getting both shots.
 
 
 Who wanted this?

 

Well, if it's just voice acting it might be good, but other projects Banks does on her own like the Charlie's Angels reboot, don't seem to go so well.
 
all Shizuoka photos courtesy Post Hobby


 




 

 Show Me Your Tikis - Vacation Shirt (Unisex) $99 NSFW, upon closer inspection



Weekly What To Do: After Thinkspace Slash & Mermaids


Thurs, April 29 screening
NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
$
 
SLASHENING: THE FINAL BEGINNING actors Madonna Refugia, Rasheda Crockett, Patrick Foy, Carrie Seidler and Addie Weyrich and director Brandon Bassham will participate in a Q&A at the NoHo after the April 29 screening.
 
 

Dr. Rebekah McKendry & Elric Kane 
Hosts of Fangoria's Colors of the Dark Podcast
Fri, Apr 30, 2021 7:00 PM
Free, Online
 
Dealing with a girlfriend suddenly leaving is tough enough. But for Hank (writer/co-director/star Jeremy Gardner of The Battery), heartbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time. There’s also a monster trying to break through his front door every night. Co-starring Brea Grant ("Dexter", "Heroes") and co-directed by Christian Stella, this charming, introspective crowd-pleaser about love, loss, and monsters is produced by Rustic Films -the celebrated creative team behind Spring, The Endless, and SYNCHRONIC -and Kavya Films.

MILLO
At The Crack of Dawn 
Tell Me All About It
Opening Reception with the Artists: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:00-8:00pm 
Thinkspace Projects 
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90016
 
Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present a new solo exhibition from Italian artist, Millo. This is Millo’s fourth solo show and U.S. solo debut. Beginning on May 1st, the painter and muralist will bring several of his works to the Thinkspace gallery in West Adams, effectively bringing a bit of new Italian culture to Los Angeles.‘At the Crack of Dawn’ is an exhibition built around the ephemeral point in time just before waking when everything is whimsical and the lines between dreams and reality are blurred.
 
Thinkspace Projects is honored to welcome Mando Marie back for her second solo show with the gallery. Beginning on May 1st, enter the world of Mando Marie’s ‘Tell Me All About It.’ Pulling inspiration from classic Golden Book era illustrations, she crafts a world reminiscent of childhood adventure and wonder. Bringing a contemporary edge to the innate elements of nostalgia, Mando works primarily with spray paint, stencils, and collage elements.
 

OPENING RECEPTION DETAILS (May 1, 2021, 5pm - 8pm PST) 
Nucleus Gallery 210 East Main St Alhambra CA 91801
Opening reception will be limited to only 30 people in the gallery at a time.
RSVP link for opening night on EVENTBRITE Please do not RSVP for more than one timeslot.
Walk-ins are welcome! (Until capacity is met)
New exclusive prints, pins, and sticker sheets will be available

‘Flow State’, a Solo Exhibition by Urban Contemporary Artist, Mikael B
Saturday, May 1st, from 8pm-10pm
On view May 1st- May 31st
Maddox Gallery 8811 Beverly Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90048
 
Inspired by Dalí, Kay Sage, Pollock, Peter Saul and Albert Oehlen, Flow State unanimously explores, juxtaposes and reconciles the three worlds of abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction and surrealism, with Mikael’s signature idiom.



As LA isn't exactly still normal, we're suggest visiting Palm Springs nearby for the weekend or when you have some free time. We've been covering Desert X, the outdoor art exhibits that are only up until May, for a while now. We're showing a few more off. It's fun to get away from it all and find these different art exhibits scattered around Coachella.
 
Don't forget how the official Desert X shirt leads you to the Pacific Ocean.
 
March 12–May 16, 2021 at sites across the Coachella Valley.
 
Drive-In Theaters 
 

 
 

 

 

 
Electric Dusk Drive-In 
 
 

Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-in  Hollywood Legion Theater is reopening indoor screenings just in time for spring with a “Back to the Movies” series, beginning with a 35mm screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless masterpiece North by Northwest on Saturday, May 1st at 7:30 PM PST with $14 tickets for children, $20 tickets for adults.