Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It Begins

Week You've Been Found Guilty


"A must-see for Los Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts. Marvel at the hundreds of archival and film clips revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels."

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Sat, September 3 -4

Good Burger @Cinefamily

Good Burger @ Cinefamily September 4th from EIT! on Vimeo.

Good Burger the classic spawned by Nickelodeon All That! will be playing, not only that , but a BBQ in back. Good Burger star Kel Mitchell will be there for a Q&A after the film.

September 4th
611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036

Zombie in Love

Scott C shows off his love of zombies in Zombie in Love, with walls of illustrations of his new book.

  • Meet and greet artist Scott C (book reading & drawing demo at 6 pm!)

  • Dress in zombie and/or prom attire to win prizes

  • Fun photo op with life-size Mortimer & friends

  • First 25 attendees receive free door prize

  • Zombie-inspired refreshments

  • Free admission (all-ages event)

  • Sep 3, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801    

    FYF Fest

    Saturday Sep 3

    Los Angeles State Historic Park
    1245 N Spring St

    Celebrity Funeral: Nicolas Cage

    "It is with deepest sorrow that I inform you of the loss of one of America's greatest thespians, Nicolas Cage. From Con Air to Captain Corelli's Mandolin, he has been in our hearts since he was Nikolas Kim Coppola. Even though his body is gone, his body of work will surely live on (primarily because he has 47 movies in post-production)."

    L.A. County Fair

    Saturday, September 3, 2011 11:00 am -
    Sunday, October 2, 2011 12:00 pm

    1101 W McKinley Ave Pomona, CA 91768

    "A Trip to the Moon" in Color

    The classic film that still amazes to this day, with visually exciting ideas will be show in color-hand colored, that must have taken a while.

    "Joining this marvel will be a newly restored print of “A Trip down Market Street” (1906), taken by the Miles Bros. of San Francisco days before the famed earthquake leveled the city. Other rare primitive films, including a presentation of 3D versions of early Méliès films and turn-of-the century attempts at sound films, will round out the program. “A Trip down Market Street” source elements are courtesy of Rick Prelinger, the Library of Congress and Ward Kimball Archive"

    Tuesday, September 6, 7:30 p.m.

    Samuel Goldwyn Theater
    8949 Wilshire Boulevard
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211


    According to Superpunch "Corey Helford Gallery will be offering complimentary mini-giclees of Korin Faught's new painting 'Lovelorn' to the first 400 guests who arrive at the opening this Saturday, September 3rd (doors open at 7PM)."

    Scarface Special Event

    Today Wednesday, August 31st at 7:30pm see Scarface again on the big screen via Fathom events. Just put in your zip code to see where it's playing

    "The event will begin with a mini featurette that will include interviews with popular filmmakers and talent on how this cult classic has influenced society and filmmaking through the years."

    Umbrella Goes Viral

    The Umbrella Corporation is looking for some new hires or are they? Check out the new Umbrella Sciences site to find out more, but you might find out more than you bargained for.

    It looks like Capcom has started doing the viral marketing for Operation Racoon City a bit early. You"ll be having to figure out clues with chances to win prizes every day for the next few days,maybe more later. It's not even near Halloween, we've got two mont to go, but man it's making me want to play some zombie games.

    SHARK NIGHT 3-D Free Screening

    Thursday, 9/1
    AMC Universal CityWalk

    Email [email protected] to win your pass for two. Please include your name, age and city, as well as SCREAMFEST in the subject line. The screening is first-come, first-served. Multiple entries will be disqualified. You must have a confirmed pass to be admitted to this screening.

    Game Hype: Ultimate Edition Means More Fan Art

    I'm not just going to post fan art, but I'm truly excited about Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 coming out this November at $40. What's new? How about new characters for the game! Phoenix Wright, Vergil, Nemesis, Strider, Firebrand and Frank West from Capcom, and Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Nova, Iron Fist and Rocket Raccoon from Marvel. Yes, I wrote Phoenix Wright. No one know how his move list looks yet, but Capcom-Unity has been revealing new characters moves. I"ll have more on how silly Phoenix Wright's moves will be when more is released.

    Frank West was a great choice, I'm guessing he"ll play a bit like Jill Valentine from the older games and be able to summon zombies. Dr. Strange is no slouch or Ghost Rider hits you with his motorcycle with his ultimate attack. I can't wait to play it this November and collect more fan art of it.

    The Poor Ideas Club

    Of more aptly named Los Angeles Urban Rangers have two events that seems so socially backward and not thought out that it might makes some yuppies and hispters throw down their fake glasses and say, "Let's just go see a movie".

    This Thursday as part of the MOCA's engagement series, which last year was more show than fun, is planning a Skid Row visit , which I'm sure will end poorly and someone will get hurt. Plus, a  Campout at MOCA Grand , that sounds cool, except for the part about teaching people how nice it it to make homeless dwellings. There calling the homeless dwellings "alternative temporary shelters". What drew me to the story and which I'm sad to report  is the camping out at the MOCA Grand, which just sound cool. Who doesn't want to hang out at any museum at night?

    To add these stupid events, because there camping is such a frivolous act. You can't have a discussion on cultures whose art is still made with nature or discuss artist who reflect on nature? Artsit who reflect on the difference they find between living in urban area and city dwellings?

    Just make some smores and discuss something you get.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    Call of Duty XP Happening Soon

    In just a few days fans will be entering the world of Call of Duty like no one before. Just check some of the pictures below for what will rock your world if your going. Tickets are still available and you might want to get them before there all gone.

    September 2nd and 3rd, from 10am to 10pm

    5600 Campus Center Drive
    Playa Vista, CA 90094, USA

    I haven't seen anything quite as cool as what Activison is doing for fans this weekend. Special concerts, exclusive game play and experience that no one else will ever get. Check the XP site for full details.

    The Big Lebowski Blu-Ray Release Party @ Citywalk

    via  Thrillist 

    Today, August 30th

     Screening of the Big Lebowski at AMC at Universal then a party, also the real life inspiration for the dude , Jeff  Dowd in person

    "You’ll get a copy of the just-released Abide Guide to help you “live like Lebowski”, plus a pair of drinks from The Dude's White Russian Caucasian Bar to sip while you match other junkies in deep-cut trivia for Blu-ray bundles, movie gear & more. After the flick’s over, you’ll also gain free entry at the “unofficial” afterparty going down steps away at 10-lane Jillian’s Hi Life Lanes, which’ll be handing out $3 White Russians, $4 cocktails, free shoes & discounts on any alley play, though no tickling behind the knees, because Kirstie doesn't like that."


    Universal CityWalk

    CityWalk AMC Cinemas
    100 Universal City Plaza;

    Garbage Pail Kids@ Gallery 1988

    The gross out Topp trading cards making fun of the Cabbage Patch Kids is remembered by the Garbage Pail Kids Tribute show at Gallery 1988 Melrose. What came from the 80's stay alive at Gallery 1988. These cards are quite gross and what's really cool is conjunction with Topps and The Hundreds you can pick up all new decks of these monstrous cards depicting disgusting or horrifying moments towards these messed up kids from the artist part of the show.

    Friday Sep 2 7-10pm Opening Reception
    Gallery 1988
    7020 Melrose Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90038

    What the icing on the cake is Cinefamily's on board too with a showing of the Garbage Pail Kids Movie, which is up there with Troll 2 in awkwardness.

    "Garbage Pail Kids movie screening the next night on September 3rd at the Silent Movie Theater (Cinefamily) on Fairfax at 10 PM. We're excited to have the movie's stars Mackenzie Austin and Arturo Gil in perform for a Q & A."

    Garbage Pail Kids Movie (trailer) from Cinefamily on Vimeo.

    Game Hype: Video Game Artist Roundup

    Donald  Kennedy should make full scale boardwalk cabinets, instead of the mini-scaled ones  you see above. Wario, Mario and Elecman are all part of machine you might see down Santa Monica pier.

    Andrew Kolb shows of his love of David Bowie and Children books by making a kid version of Space Oddity. He also recently posted his mix-em up game characters from the Super I AM8IT show. I briefly got to talk with him at the show.

    BKO: Bangkok Knockout Review

    Man, I just had a great night, the girl of my dreams came to my victory banquet after I won a trip for me and my friends  to be in Hollywood as a martial arts crew, but wait a second. How did I get in this room? Why's everyone sleeping?

    10 minutes in
    Oh crap did a car just come out of nowhere a hit one of my friends.
     11 minutes in
    My girls being taken by ninjas!
    12 minutes in
    I hate ninjas and I really hate today, but hopefully me and my martial arts crew will be enough.

    BKO: Bangkok Knockout can not be explained without TALKING SLIGHTLY LOUDER AS YOU PROGRESS IN YOUR EXPLANATION. So just imagine energizing music and a narrator getting you pumped for this film.

    (This part in Narrator voice)
    It's all about making it to Hollywood for a young team of martial art students. Each has their own style to kick ass and they"ll need it taking on a group on ninjas and other bad guys.

     How about a car chase inside of abandoned factory, an abandoned factory that makes ceramic pots. Let's not forget a psycho wielding an axe, a dude whose way to into you, ninjas, a spider-like dude, sword fights, motorcycle punks, guns and every one's hair looking good.

    Now matter being beaten, punched, kicked in the head, elbowed, falling in the dirt, being in a dusty old factory building, beaten with metal, shot at, run over or being drenched in water these dudes hair never gets a split-end and always looks styled and gelled.
    (End of  Narrator voice)

    The other spectacle then invincible hair is the stunts and martial arts. Attacks so awesome you"ll be going "Wow". If you've seen Jackie Chan pull off some impressive moves you'll be wanting him to compete with these dudes. Kicks off a chain link fence are quite impressive, but so are punching people into cars.  The amount of punches a elbows are just brutal, it's just a rush of adrenaline.
    The extras also have a Making of and Behind the Scenes part to see how certain stunts we're pulled off.
     The plot's contrived and when people speak English you"ll just start laughing. There's a whole illegal high stakes gambling subplot going on that is just ridiculous. I love the use of iPads by the bad guys. iPad the main weapon of every current super villain.

    Talking about bad guys, there's one boss fight that makes the whole martial arts team try and take down one guy. Will they? He kicks all their butts with ease. He just needs to take a breather.

    It's not really a B-movie and if they had just taken some more time with the whole human life gambling side it be top notch. The part with the Mom and kid sister we're way too corny. This movie is a Martial arts movie. Ridiculous plot and all out action. Pick it up or miss out on all impossibly clean hair action.

    Monday, August 29, 2011

    Hot Dogs and Video Game Art

    Last Saturday at Vicious Dogs in North Hollywood coins and 8-bit music chimed as heated beef hit the roofs of people's mouths.Stacey Hughes and Ashlee-Rose of US Artworks had plenty pieces up, surrounding patrons with video game nostalgia.  It made me want more video game themed restaurants or a list some places to play some chiptunes in NOHO. More events might finally be hitting this art district with the new Laemmele's movie theater across the street from Vicious Dogs generating more foot traffic. God only know where people will park.