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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Toy Art Gallery Samus and Megaman

Here's some pics I took of Toy Art Gallery's previous show Ganmetall Celsius.

Megaman and Samus rock!

Anime & Games

Panty and Stocking the bizarre anime from Gainax premieres tomorrow in Japan. Scott Pilgrim vs the World  hits dvd and blu-ray in November.

Go Team Venture!

This great piece of Venture Bros fan art was made by none other than Kevin Tong. Looking through his site after we had the interview I hadn't realized he was the creator of this beautiful piece that I saw at Golden Apple on Melrose. It really captures the show and how big Dr. Venture's ego is. I love any piece with Dr. Henry Killinger. Maybe, Ill be him for Halloween. This could be a dvd cover it's so nice.

Shriekfest Begins!

Time to watch some horror movies. Shriekfest begins today, check out the full schedule and look out for Murder Baby and Transfer.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Obligatory Zombie Post 1

I'm condensing more posts into segments on certain subjects. One of them will have to be zombies.

First check out these incredibly strange Dead Rising 2 ads from Japan. They show combination weapons as a sort of infomercial

Nice zombie site I found
Zombies and Toys is a great site for any new zombie product coming out.

Yakuza The End just takes it to a whole new level for a gangster game. Who wants to bet there"ll be a zombie mode in the next GTA?

Halloween 2010: Dress up like a superhero and then get scared

Dress Like A Superhero With Other Superheros

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for largest gathering of superheroes!

 Paramount Pictures invites you to participate in helping break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the largest gathering of superheroes!  Please see the attached flier for the event details.  This is going to be a huge stunt and we need over 1,500 in attendance dressed as superheroes in order to break the Guinness World Record!  Will Ferrell will be in attendance as well as other "A List" members of the cast to support the new film "MEGAMIND" and help welcome Will Ferrell's Megamind character into the superhero community.  Everyone in attendance will receive a ticket to an advance screening of MEGAMIND, as well as other fun prizes and activities throughout the event.

Saturday, October 2, 2010 10:00 am

L.A. Live 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Horror Punk Rock Hootenanny

Get your murdeourous freak on with music at this party.

Saturday, October 2, 2010 10:00 pm

The Dragonfly Club
6510 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Trash Film Orgy's "Monster from Bikini Beach" Los Angeles Premiere at the Library Bar!! 

The filmmakers and key cast will be in attendance.

MONSTER FROM BIKINI BEACH is an Action-Packed Exploitation Film, combining your favorite elements of 50s Monster Movies and 70s Drive-In Flicks into an All-New Cinematic Thrill-Ride of Hot Go-Go Action, Shocking Crime Violence and Lurid Monster Mayhem. Be warned-while the film is not rated, it does contain scenes of shocking bloody violence and gratuitous nudity.

Sunday, October 3, 2010 8:00 pm - Monday, October 4, 2010 2:00 am

  Library Bar
630 W 6th St Ste 116-A Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 614-0053

Night of the Living Dead On Stage

 Who really doesn't want to see a play version of Night of the Living Dead?

 Friday, October 1-30,  8:00 pm

Maverick Theater
110 E Walnut Ave Fullerton, CA 92832
10 bucks student 20 bucks regular

Old Town Haunt

Old Town Haunt, Pasadena's most fearsome haunted house, will again pull out all the stops in hopes of scaring the living daylights out of visitors of all ages. Terrifying live actors, frightening suprises at every turn and spook-as-spooky-can-be set designs all contribute to one of the most total-package haunted house experiences to be had any where

Starts this Friday and goes through October 

20 N Raymond ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

14 or 16 bucks

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wish You Were Here: J-Pop Summit Festival, Alamo Draft House

J-Pop Summit Festival 2010

Here are just some of the event that caught my eye.
Miku Live Concer, yes a virtual idol live concert.

Get Bit: HAGATA-MAN Artist Ken Hamazaki performs the art of “teeth-marking”.

They also had a premiere of Detroit Metal City
Thy also had the Sega experience showing off thier new games and other events.

Dammit, San Fran gets so much more anime and otaku based events thanks to Viz Cinema at the New People theater. I've written about the theater before, but this is just another awesome event I want in LA. The ImagineAsian theater now the Downtown Independent tried to show anime, and more Asian culture movies, but it only stayed around for a year. I remember it didn't have a great selection of movies playing. It had a premeire for some of Bandai's stuff, but thats about it.

The New People theater plays anime and I'm constantly reading about great events and premieres. It sucks a theater here coudn't maintain anime events.

Alamo Draft House

Next in a big reveal from /Film the Alamo Draft House is heading to LA. From the recently interviewed Kevin Tong900Link to a friend who lived inTexas, I've only heard the best about the theater. The Alamo is considere by many the best theater in North America. Far out shiningg Arclight, Imax and Gold Class Cinemas in Pasadena,which Yelp has been saying sucks.

Time League the CEO has stated in a Cinematical article that plans are in place to bring it here to LA and the festering dump of sadness New York. This is amazing news.

Alamo Draft House is known for it's great events and cult movie showings. The approaching or when I post this Fantastic Fest is held there. Fatastic Fest showcases all the funny movies you hear about on the net. This year has Norwegian Ninja and a bunch of great horror movie premieres. All dwelve more into Fatastic Fest later, hopefully in another post.

Alamo is also know for it's great design and staff. You can order food in the theater with ease. Yes, you can order food like a diner and not bother anyone. You just write it down, on the table in front of you. A light that doesn't affect other is under neat the table so you can see what your writing. Than you put it on top of a wire on top of your table. A waiter/waitress picks it up and brings you your food. Plus, they'll kick you out if you turn on your damn phone or your kids are annoying.

N. Hoolywood clothing line, Oh Japan you so crazy

Check out these duds from the early 90's if you lived in LA. I didn't even know there was a clothing company in Japan called N. Hollywood that really capture how ugly clothes were back then. It's also funny that this is modern for the Japanese.It's also sad and chilling it called the Police Picture collection.

Info brought to me by HyperBeast


 IndieCade comes back to Culver City October 8th-10th. "What the Hell is IndieCade?", you may ask. Well, whats with the attitude, I don't like it. Anyway, IndieCade is a independent games festival with free games to try out through Culver City. It's also a conference series on the indie game market.

You'll be playing

Culverland-A portion of the sidewalk turns into a board game as Candyland meets Culver City in this public art installation.

16 Tons- Some sort of cool looking installation

A portion of the sidewalk turns into a board game as Candyland meets Culver City in this public art installation. Looks cool, no idea what it is.
not seen  Sock Puppet Theater Diplomacy, yeah I want to see what that is.

 Rumble box- A claustrophobic 3-D beat-em-up where you must defeat enough opponents to create a ramp of their bodies out of the fighting arena. Literally walk over your enemies corpses to victory!

Big Outdoor Games- using phone apps or not, but using many players hits you with some of these titles


Available to play on Saturday October 9 at 8:30 pm.
Sign up IS required! To sign up and find out where to meet for this game visit this site.For more information, visit as if it were the last time's Facebook page.You've seen the people freeze in train stations and the mass pillow fights. Well, this will be a more invisible experience...If you register to take part in this event you'll be invited to download an MP3 and turn up at a secret location to listen to the soundtrack at a specified time.When you put on the headphones you'll find yourself immersed in the cinema of everyday life. As the soundtrack swells people in the crowd around you will begin to re-enact the world you always see but often don't notice.

Garnet Hertz's video game concept car combines a car-shaped arcade game cabinet with a real world electric vehicle to produce a video game system that actually drives. OutRun offers a unique mixed reality simulation as one physically drives through an 8-bit video game. The windshield of the system features custom software that transforms the real world into an 8-bit video game, enabling the user to have limitless gameplay opportunities while driving. Hertz has designed OutRun to de-simulate the driving component of a video game: where game simulations strive to be increasingly realistic (usually focused on graphics), this system pursues "real" driving through the game. Additionally, playing off the game-like experience one can have driving with an automobile navigation system, OutRun explores the consequences of using only a computer model of the world as a navigation tool for driving.

OutRun is on loan to IndieCade from Otis Art Institute and is part of the exhibition MAKE:CRAFT, taking place October 2 - December 4, 2010 at the Institute's Ben Maltz Gallery.

Frankly, buying tickets seem useless as all the games are free only the conferences cost a ticket. They've titles the free stuff the Game Walk.  If your really into Indie games and a entrepreneur in the field the conferences are of a great use. You do get a poster and Playstation Home items, if your into PlayStation Home items when you buy attendance.


Did I mention Levar Burton is hosting the award show? Another reason to buy a pass.

BTW check out the art galleries while your in Culver City, it's got a huge amount of them. I also recommend Palatine Bakery, they have great cookies.

I'll have another post or too on more games at IndieCade.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Human Centipede 2 in 2011

Great news out of Fantastic Fest, The Human Centipede 2 comes out in 2011. Who is Martin? Rumors are a 12-person human centipede this time around.

Troll 2 is back again!

Troll 2 star / Best Worst Movie director Michael Stephenson plus dentist / legendary Troll 2 star George Hardy IN PERSON both nights, schedules permitting, to discuss!

I think Troll 2 should play first, watching the documentary kind of ruins it

 Best Worst Movie
Wed &Thurs: 7:30
Troll 2
Wed &Thurs: 9:25

My Adventure Time!

Yo, readers check out my Adventure Time commission I had made by Nathan Maurer . Yes, I asked for a fist bump because that happens to me quite often. Nathan said he might do a big Adventure Time piece for the next big expo. Check out his deviantart page. Check out the new Adventure Time and Regular Show, which gets away with some language.

The new episode Gut Grinder premieres today

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Beautiful Way To Save

I'm loving the design of these hard drives. I only wish it was available now. Sadly, it's just some students design piece, it isn't real. Still a cool concept.

It's also has a great labeling system.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Halloween 2010: AHHHH! Spiders Everywhere!

Laist points to the 6th annual Spider Pavilion opening on the 26th at the Natural History Museum. Yes, you and friends can be surrounded by horrible, horrible spiders. I' m sure you can learn something, but you just wanna look at cool spiders

Tickets are sold in half-hour intervals throughout the day at a rate of $3 for adults, $2 for students and seniors, and $1 for children. Museum Members are free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at any Museum admissions desk or at the Spider Pavilion itself. The Pavilion is open every day of the week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the last tickets sold at 4:30 pm.

More info

On October 9th and 23rd there having flash-light tours!

The 23rd is a spooky Spider movie
Saturday October 23, 5-8 pm
Spider Cinema

The Pavilion Patio transforms into an outdoor theater for snacks and a fun and spooky movie.
Receive a FREE flashlight to take home and turn your own backyard into an evening adventure. While supplies last.


Sunday, October 31, noon-5 pm
Halloween Festival

Join us for a fun family festival complete with a costume parade. Trick-or-treat in the Museum galleries and enjoy activities all afternoon at the Pavilion. Free with general Museum admission.

Don't Forget

Giant Robot has as a booth at the West Hollywood Book Fair

also they're co-sponsoring a movie tonight

Giant Robot is proud to sponsor two screenings
with The Cinefamily Organization:

Project A
September 24th, midnight
Dir. Jackie Chan, 1983, 35mm, 106 min.
Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween 2010: Film Festivals and Events

 Boobs and Blood Festival

Boobs and blood make this one of the best choices of festivals coming out.
24-26 SEPT. 2010


7165 Beverly Boulevard,
Los Angeles,
CA 90036-2548 

Spider Pavillion


Check out all the creepy spiders at the once a year specially made pavillion at Natural History Museum

September 26 Through November 7 


 Indie movies dominates this scene. Check out horror movies without the biggest budgets, but new directors and writers.
Sept 30-Oct 3,
Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA

Industry movies where the next big straight to dvd title might be.
October 8th-17th
Hollywood and Highland Center



The reason to head to this is for Bruce Campbell and The Boondock Saints  

October 15-17, 2010 Fri., Sat. & Sun

Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

More to come