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Friday, December 30, 2011

Cowboy Bebop: The [email protected] Bev

January 8, 9        
Sun: 4:40 & 9:25 pm; Mon: 9:55 pm

New Bev
7165 West Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Heaven's Lost Property Review

Heaven's Lost Property: Complete Series (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) $50

Fan service! Fan service! Fan service! Funimation dolled out fan service this holiday season with enough jiggling, squeezing and naughty thoughts to launch a satellite of perversion powered by bloody noses into deep space on a quest to find alien panties.

That  wouldn't be a far fetched idea for Heaven's Lost Property. I just gotta step back for a second and say "Angeloid!'. What's a Angeloid, if your thinking and Angel combined with a robot you win. Yes, the jokingly made up idea you've only seen though  jokes in other animes and manga making fun of how bad girl dating sims can be is a real and fully functional (oh yeah) race.

One of them careens to earth and none other than a Japanese high school students comes to her rescue! Tomoki Sakurai who says all he wants is peace and quiet in his small town, saves the very enhanced (it has to be anime) Ikaros an angeloid. Now here's what different Tomoki is a real pervert, instead of your usual dead personality harem comedy, the main character is a dirty pervert. Ikaros on the other hand is an empty dim-witted doll. In reality she has some system locks keeping her from some social skills. It could be seen as cute her trying to attempt thing with such nativity.

Oh, did I forget that the robot angel  has magical powers and that Tomoki can wish for whatever he wants. Time to run around naked and look at girls panties, why not feel-em up too? So unlike, maybe every other anime where a cute girl comes out of nowhere and says I'm yours, you finally have a pervert taking control.  Don't expect any real hanky-panky, it's not hentai, but it's damn close.

Sohara Mitsuki, Tomoki's childhood friend might bust but in and the lower ranked angeloid Nymph, too. Sohara lives right next door to Tomoki and isn't to happy when a half naked girl with wings starts living with her crush. Nymph is another angeloid sent to retrieve Ikaros, but slowly starts to take liking to the small town and Tomoki. The both have different cute girl factors. Nymph is the pouty stubborn girl and Sohara is the high school sweet-hart. She has a mean karate-chop when Tomoki gets a bit to perverse, so he gets beaten like every day.

Tomoki has two other... well freak friends to deal with Mikako Satsukitane head of student council and a Yakuza's daughter. She has a penchant for causing more trouble and is more into Eishiro Sugata a white haired science chap who starts off every episode by going over exploration highlights. He's in charge of the New Discovery Club and wishes to learn more about the uknown world Nymph and Ikaros are from.

Now that you have the main cast let me go over the main plot, it's perversion. No matter what the other plot about learning more about Ikaros's past. Finding out what and who she is. Finding  what the undiscovered world is or the weird visions inside Tomoki's head are, the whole series is about a pervert on a quest of debauchery a panties.

In the first episode Tomoki really gets naked, freezes time and goes around feeling up chicks and checking their panties. This is one of many perversions in the series. Sort of like a Ranma homage happens latter on. Tomoki transforms into a girl just to check out the girl's locker room and get close. In one of my favorite episode he makes every girls panties in school fly off like birds into a sunset. The ending credits show the panties flying off around the world spreading joy.

There's of course the bath house, festival, pool trip and club day episodes each with it's own perverse view. Each episode is fill with risky entertainment. There's one battle filled episode where Tomoki will have panties explode when he sees them. This gets even more out of hand when the panty robot shows up. Yes, there's a panty robot. A robot made out of panty's because a pervert has a magical angel robot.

Towards the end of the series the show get a little intense and there's some dark times which feel out of place  in this harem/he is master comedy needs. As stated Ikaros is part robot and can do some insane stellar attacks, I'm talking gundam-esque power that gets shown. That element seems so unneeded.

Yet, for those action episodes you have silly episodes like an old women firing a gun at Tomoki to win a lot of yen during a festival that ends like a Japanese 70's crime drama with them all having tricked out vehicles. Or the episode where Tomoki's drowning as he creates a spin cycle in a pool to have bathing suits come off.

It looks like from the ending of the series Funimation got the rights for the second season, but nothing has been announced yet. I look forward to seeing more angel robots and panty adventures.

The DVD's  were provided by the publisher for review.

Vampire In LA

What a bloody fun time you"ll be having. I've drawn up a list of fun vampire places to hang out around LA. Need some place to drink something red, perhaps wine? Meet new people into the same dreadful things as you. Clothes and capes that will give off the right look. Knowledge of vampire books and movies. Home decor and props to show off your tastes. This is the list for any Vampire trying to make in LA.

9865 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 826-7473

Drink wine in the fine setting of a Vampire lounge. This place sells all the vampire beverage products you've seen online, but has it's own selection of scrumptious wines to suck. This isn't for child vampires, it's a real tasting room, so prepare for a night of romance,candlelight, a small bite and exquisite taste.


Groups that claims to take in those of other worldly and supernatural selection. They do have a process of joining so be sure to make sure you fit the fang.

901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 687-3766

Sadly, not a Bordello of blood, but a small night club with some cabaret (strippers), I just wish it were a bit bigger. It's a good place to grab a drink and enjoy the ambiance, your also on the outskirts of Little Tokyo and the art district so perfect for a night bite.

3512 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

If you need reading material or a hard to find occult book no place seems better than Dark Delicacies. Any Vampire film or book you'll need will be there as well as some vampire or monster materiel to hang up. There's something for every type of monster and it's right near some other fun shops and restaurants. Signings for horror movies and books are frequent.

2921 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3644
For all your needs, to look the part, the year round Halloween store will have any vampire cape or costume just for you. They also have a selection of Gothic items and vampire gags for any new blood drinker.

Shrine of Hollywood
7305 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-1485

Ghoul you need to look fine. I haven't seen a better stocked goth clothing store with a killer look such as this anywhere in LA.  Girls will find just the right looking dress to make any man's blood red hot.

1928 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91506

Part art gallery, part punk store, there's plenty to pick out for the punk rock vampire. Dark art flows in and out and some hard to find pieces to scare up and dark castle.

6031 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 466-8011


A museum of murderers and the tragic events that happen to others... made fun of by a museum making a profit off of death. You can see the sweaters Charlie Manson made!

7220 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 934-8684

 Need the skeleton of a certain animal or some mad doctor paraphernalia nothing beats the high class look of this post dark store on Melrose. A wide selection of home decor made out of bones to spruce up and vampire enclave.

1020 Fair Oaks Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 399-0417

Sort of like a steam punk shop meets a carnival freak show, another fine selection off rare and strange items to gander at and get

22 E Union St
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 744-9963


 Head down old town and hope for this store of spiritual and strange items to be open. Another spot to stop and get lost in a wide selection of spooky and hard to get items. It's a bit expensive, but for a one of kind suit that looks like it came out of your nightmares or eyes that follow you around you might want to get it ...before it gets you.

7572 San Fernando Rd
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 771-0818

Be careful or you might miss this horror prop shop. Plenty of fun props to rent or buy to pull of any vampire fun you want to add to your life. Whatever you need just buzz the Dapper Cadaver for his fine selection of spooky items to haunt you and others with.

Vampire Con
The new Bev hosts a night of vampire movie delights, strangely enough The Cinefamily like showing vampire film around the same time.Sadly, this event comes once a year and won't repeat until June. Patrons are asked to get in the mood by acting like and dressing like vampires. Fun guests come in to talk about their films.

One of many tours about Death in LA. If you look into Google you'll be sure to find more than one death tour in LA, you just have to find the right one for you.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

What A Douche

Paul Christoforo is a douche. Just read the following e-mails between him and a dissatisfied customer for the strange new controller add-on the N-Control. The uses of bro, wurd (spelled that way) and son, just priceless. A customer simply wanted to know when he was going to receive the items he paid for and Mr.Christoforo escalated it to an insane level of hilarity.

Eventually, over the course of a few days Mike Krahulik of Penny Arcade got involved and Paul just keeps going with some of the biggest posturing and bullshit out there. Why he would go to such levels is to be questioned and laughed at. He and his firm have been taking off N-Control marketing and possibly future products for just his incredibly childish and stupid actions
Why not just stop saying things, it's not like he even had to write back to the customer. It just goes to show, be honest with your customers, that's all. Why is that so hard, just say it will be late and please explain why.

Game Hype: GTAIII Anniversary Knuckleduster Mug

 a "brass knuckle" handle that is electroplated with Titanium, a Grand Theft Auto Ten Year Anniversary logo that is printed with white ink and real 18kt gold, and a white Rockstar logo printed on its base.               

You know you want it, even though it's ludicrous to own.


Game Hype: Megabuster and Protobuster Plush

 You can get them here

Forget Potter, Transformers: The Ride 3D Hasn't Come Out Yet

I know everyone's been buzzing about the Harry Potter coming to Universal, but it's so early in the planning stages you might as well just be drooling over Transformers: The Ride 3D coming out this Spring May 2012. I saw the huge new building it's housed in when I covered Universal Horror Nights  and it made me want it.

Just a guess, but I think the Waterworld show will be turned into the Battleship show, when the movie comes out.

Movie Hype: Boilerplate Caught My Eye Today Now It Might Be A Movie

So I was strolling around Wacko looking for a birthday present for a friend

4633 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-0122

 then this book caught my eye.

Boilerplate is about an alternative history where one robot named
Boilerplate was an integral part to our nations history.
I only skimmed it, but it skimmed like a text book. So I plugged it in online and it turns out it's
in the works with JJ Abrams Bad Robot, nothing concrete, but I would love to see a movie about a
 steam punk Victorian era robot fighting alongside Teddy Roosevelt.

Here's the scrapped Hana Barbara cartoon from the book. Below is a trailer for the book.

There's Power Rangers, Transformers, Dinosaurs and Kinect in the Rose Parade?!

 Did you think I forget about the Rose Parade? The 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade takes place on Monday, January 2, 2012and it's like a parade of a 10 year olds nightmares. What the Hell is Microsoft trying to convey with the Kinect? It's like they made the scene from the Shining when the elevator opens with blood colorful and gave Stanley Kubrick cocaine.
 Power Rangers/Dinosaurs instant pass, you can't go wrong with them.

 Wow, great aesthetic design Paramount, how about just adding some guns and a American flag and a dinosaur. You put the Star Trek Enterprise with Bumblebee? What? You could have just picked the Enterprise or made a giant Transformer, but no. Any designer would say way to busy, but I would say, where the Hell are some dinosaurs to this obscene train wreck of movies. It's like an unfurled Katamari ball.
 A tree made of people? Just creepy?
 All Hail Felix the cat!
 Giant Monsters

                                     The Idea Factory? Is it in China? Why is it so depressing looking? I feel like some sad workers going to jump off it.
                                          These two, just stupid and ugly.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Most Boringiest Sh*t: Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band

Sort of like a punishment for everyone, the only thing worse might be

Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Royce Hall

Digital [email protected] Space for Photography

 Digital Darkroom will run from December 17, 2011 through May 28, 2012 at the Annenberg Space for Photography . Digital Camera techniques are explored through the work of 17 different artists. Not the largest gallery, the space fills up nicely and it might be a great way to get some surreal ideas in your head or think differently about your next shoot.
 "The exhibition includes a 3D film shot in 5K resolution using RED EPIC cameras, presented in a specially created screening room. This film includes interviews with 3D experts and historians Ray Zone and David Kuntz, 3D artists Ted Grudowski and Christopher Schneberger, and explores how 3D artists Claudia Kunin and Mike Pucher photograph their subjects and alter them digitally to create 3D results. Key elements of the history of stereoscopic photography are also in the film."

New Year's Eve Week

New Years Eve Downtown Los Angeles 2012

Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 1:00 AM

The Medallion
334 S Main St

Los Angeles, CA 90013
(310) 734-8623

An Unparallelled Cabaret Ball Featuring an Electrifying Unique performance by Lyndsay and the All Nighters! Step into the New Year with a sultry detour through a past era of Imagination and Fantasy. Allow dancers and a host of gifted eccentriques to accompany you on a unique and unforgettable journey into 2012!

Saturday, December 31, 2011, 8:00 pm

Tickets include our legendary Midnight Toast. For table reservations, sumptuous desserts and special New Years favours.

There are very few limited tables available, call today and don't miss the celebration. 213-613-0000

Ticket Price: $75.


Saturday, December 31, 2011 7:30 am -
10:00 pm

Angels Flight Railway

350 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Multiple Modles • Live Music • Special Treats
Tuesday, January 3rd from 8:00 to 11:00 PM.
Titmouse, Inc. 1121 Seward St., Hollywood, CA 90038

December 29, 2011 7:00 pm -
9:00 pm
Lomography Gallery Store LA
7998 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046