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Friday, November 30, 2012

LA Auto Show 2012: Aquaman Car

 Any fan of DC Comics will enjoy the special versions of Kia themed cars based on DC superheroes at the LA Auto Show this year. First up in  my photo series of the cars is the Aquaman car sporting a bottom sand interior. Even though it's only Aquaman the car is beautiful up close. The tridents are a nice touch. Apparently the water tank in back bubbles when it's on.






LA Game Space in Forbes

LA Game Space Helps Video Games Grow Up, nice find by one of the creators of Meat Bun. The fortune article does a nice write up on the goals of LA Game Space and even mentioned Game City, which the recently interviewed A.J. Hateley was a part of. Why the article  just didn't mention IndieCade or that arcade made out of cardboard that little boy, which are local, instead must be because the writer is England and didn't really care to research aything close to what LA Game Space tries. I'm guessing he wanted to talk about Game City for a while, but couldn't find a good tie-in. I don't think it was a good tie-in anyway.

Kickstarters to the right.

Dark Knight Pop-Up Exhibit LA Live Nov 30-Dec 14

Just in time for the LA Auto show and some Kia DC Comics concept cars I'll be posting on soon we have 5 batmobiles and bat-props on display at LA Live. It's one of the only reasons I can think of going there as I still consider it one of the worst tourist traps ever built. Oddly enough, Thrillist New York is reporting on this, why not Thrillist LA?

This is all for the release of the final blu-ray in the Nolan trilogy, I'm sure they'll be selling some stuff nearby. Warner Bros also missed an opputunity to due this when Batman Live was in town a month or so ago.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 14 / L.A. LIVE Event Deck


Jamie Taete Bitches About LA for Vice Magazine

 I remember reading a great article from Vice Magazine on Woody Harrelson's breakdown after having a problematic senstion on Reddit's AMA (Ask Me Anything) about someone saying Woody raped someone.


Now Vice has an article about why LA sucks and calls it the worst city on Earth. You can read Reasons Why Los Angeles Is the Worst Place Ever for a good laugh as most of it is true, but hardly makes it the worst city in the world. I think I've read similar articles hundreds of times. I'm just sorry Vice couldn't keep finding celebrities who were being called out for rapes and instead puts together the same churned out garbage all other media does all the time. Vice Magazine your as good as local new coverage from now on in my book.

Here's another delightful article by Jamie Lee Curties bitching about , shock , a art opening sucking because the art sucks, is pretentious and obvious. Jeez, that never happens. You're the 2 Broke Girls of sitcoms Vice Magazine: repetive, obnoxius and dirty.

AMC Marina 6 Grand Opening Movies for a Year Give-Away

If you love movies and live in the LA area you might want to consider getting you duff over for the Grand Opening of the AMC Marina 6!

AMC Marina 6 is celebrating the grand opening of its AMC Dine-In Theatres by hosting a Free Movies for a Year giveaway to the first 100 people in line on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at 9 a.m. The first 100 guests (must be at least 21 years of age, photo I.D. required) who come to the theatre will win 24 tickets (two per month for 12 months) for free admission to AMC Marina 6 as well as 12 free appetizers (one per month for 12 months).


Monday, Dec 3, 2012
Free Movies for a Year Giveaway
9 a.m. – Giveaway to the first 100 people in line. Guests can begin lining up at 4 a.m. Monday morning.

AMC Marina 6
13455 Maxella Ave Ste 270 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

AMC 6 Dine-In Theaters Watch Your Movie and Eat Your Cake Too

Marina Del Rey has just added a dine-in theater. On a recent preview night for press I had the pleasure of experiencing it. A symphony of food and film awaited me in a viewing experience I had never known.

 AMC Marina 6
13455 Maxella Ave Ste 270 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Opens Dec 3rd

I wonder what other titles for web site previews or local news quotes are going to be said for this place opening up. I'm just sure they will be a corny as mine.

So what is a dine-in theater? It's sheer pleasure, sir or madam. It's also away to enjoy a full meal while watching any new film on the market. I'll break it down my experience, even though it'll be easy for you to enjoy on your own.

First off, it's reservation seating. You can of course order your tickets on-line. at kiosks outside or inside. After that you'll find your wonderfully comfortable seats. Before that you might want to check out the bar and you can keep drinking in the theater no problem.

When I first entered the largest theater in the cinema I was shocked at the space per-person. The largest theater contains 100 seats and the overall cinema only holds 400 seats all together. You have leg room, both for yourself and for the sever to easily get to you.

The seats themselves, for any movie buff of film fan, are just intoxicating. After seating down I noticed a button on the inside  of my seat. I pressed it and my feet were raised in the air as my head fell back. The seats recline! There leather and fill quite comfortable on your butt. They also have an easy to use tray that swings forward or back to compensate for you reclining and get to your food as easily as possible. Drink holders on the side and even some surface space to hold your belongings. A light in back of you on both sides does stay on during the film and next to it a button for a server.

To get food during a film you simply press a button and a server will come to you in a short period of time and will kneel as to not block other people's view and ask you in a low voice what you would like to eat. I found my server more than helpful and with a quiet enough tone that she wouldn't disturb others. Your check will come some time before the movie ends and you can pay it at anytime even until after the films done playing, so no rush.

I can see how it might disturb someone, but you will have to deal with people moving about quietly and those low level seat lights on at all times. The light might have disturbed me once or twice during the film, but it might just be something to get use too. I don't know if I could stand it during a horror movie. If they weren't there, you wouldn't be able to see your meal.

The food was delicious. The selection is huge and I sampled a bit of almost everything. Appetizers are aplenty. You could easily share one appetizer with a group of  two to four, maybe try the seafood sampler since your so close to the sea. The seafood sampler let's you test the water before diving into the the heavy seafood selection. The Lobster Pizzetta and crab cakes were my favorites. My guest fell in love with the Crab Rangoon Dip. The loaded potato skins will easily fill you up. Parmesan Fries can feed a hefty force of hunger. These were just some of the appetizers, there's also plenty of the most loved salads for healthier thinking Anglenos.

After appetizers were entrees. I grabbed the Blue Max Burger under guidance from my server. It's a cheesy burger that's so filling you'll have to slow down to eat it. I'm not into spicy, but the Fire burger has Jalapenos in almost every part of it. Tenderloin tips cost more, but are well worth it for their taste. My guest chowed down on the chipotle chicken and bacon pizzini. He was also quite full at this point. I didn't have a chance to try the wings or main seafood, but you'll be coming back to try new things each time. There's sections of the menu I didn't get to cover due to so many items to try.

Onto the desserts. The Waffle Sundae is pure indulgence. Two waffles with vanilla ice cream, and sprinkles of candied bacon. It just works, you might want to start with that and see how much you'll want to eat after. The New York Cheesecakes was eaten up fast, while my guest enjoyed his Divine Carrot Cake.

Once again there's plenty of alcoholic drinks to get, but they also have some great smoothies and milk shakes to try too. Don't worry they have popcorn and all the other snacks you could want, the only difference is they come to you with them.

Quality and customer service were superb, this is easily a place to go for a birthday or date. It's not even that expensive if you consider how much a meal would cost later that evening. You could easily find yourself saving time, by just checking out a film here. I know prices might be a factor, but compared to other theaters I'd say there the same. If you're already in the Santa Monica Beach area it's a great way to end an evening.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Card Get! 2

Pika ★ Chi Double
Free Happy Holiday Christmas Card with every order!

Pokemon Christmas Card

Get it locally
12/01~12/02 Unique LA
12/08~12/09 Renegade Craft Fair

The following cards will also be attainable at the above local events, check to make sure.

Genuinehaha-Robot Santa


 
A great way to send holiday cheer to a monster!



Mr. Tree

 

 A great way to celebrate your pity the fool this Holiday season!

Kate Funk loves to piss off her cat Christmas cards

AC is the Christmas Tree greeting card












AC is the Abominable Snowman greeting card













AC at the North Pole greeting card


















 AC by the Fire greeting card


Rock Scissor Paper DEER STABILE

SNOW CONE

WARM and COZY FIREPLACE

These following cards will only be available online
Zombie Christmas Cards

 
 
 
Season's Greetings From The Vaders Gift Tags by Jeffery Brown

 
 
 
 

The Last Days of Pompeii Family Festival Dec 2

The daylong festival will explore the role of Pompeii in the popular cultural imagination through crafting, performances, and other family-friendly adventures.  Activities include posing for a family portrait in front of Mount Vesuvius, designing set pieces and props, performing in an art-inspired theatrical spectacle, and creating a volcanic cone of flowing lava to wear as a hat.
The family festival will take place at the Getty Villa in Malibu on Sunday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Admission is free, but a ticket is required.  Parking is $15 a car. To make a reservation please call (310) 440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu.
For additional information and a schedule of family festival activities visit:
http://www.getty.edu/education/kids_families/programs/villa_family_festival.html

Granada Hills 29th Annual Holiday Parade Dec 2

"On Sunday, Dec. 2 2012, starting at 1:30 p.m., an anticipated 4,000 participants and over 100 entries, featuring car clubs, bands, horses, girl scouts and boy scouts and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make its 29th yearly trip up Chatsworth St."

more info

Machinima Interactive Film Festival Reminder

What does this thing have to do with the festival? You'll have to find out by checking it out.

Machinima Interactive Film Festival

Machinima and iam8bit have teamed up to create the MACHINIMA INTERACTIVE FILM FESTIVAL, a 10-day online and offline exhibit, which shines a light on the hard-working filmmakers and animators at the forefront of this unprecedented cultural shift in online video media.

OPENING NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA
FRIDAY, NOV. 30
8 to 11pm
...

FREE ADMISSION!
FREE ADULT BEVERAGES!
FREE FOOD TRUCKS!
Even more FREE stuff (shirts, stickers, etc.)

...and DJ R-Rated spinning tunes

Running from November 30 – December 9, the Machinima Interactive Film Festival (or MIFF, as it’s fondly referred to) is a massive collaboration between Machinima, iam8bit, and some of the best and brightest filmmakers and animators on YouTube.

iam8bit will exhibit the whole entertainment experience at their studios in Los Angeles throughout that week, while Machinima promotes the content online via MachinimaInteractiveFilmFestival.com, the website that will become the main hub page starting December 1 for the festival and its content.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals For San Fran Dec 8

I know it's far, but if you love Street Fighter you'll want to be watching the finals. You do live in the same state at least, even though it's one of the largest states in America.
 more info
"The Grand Finals will be held at the Hyatt Regency SFO (in Burlingame, CA) on Saturday, December 8th from 10am to 9pm PST. Admission to the event is free, and the first 1000 guests to arrive will receive goodie bags filled with exclusive Street Fighter collectibles.

In addition to the intense competition taking place on stage, fans can expect a barrage of bonus Street Fighter-related activities and exciting announcements taking place on the show floor throughout the day. All of the titles being played in the tournament will be available for free play, including the recently-announced Darkstalkers Resurrection and more! Street Fighter producers Yoshinori Ono and Tomoaki Ayano will be on hand for signings and photos and a LIVE art show will celebrate 25 years of Street Fighter culture."

Weekly What To Do: 11.28-12.4

Unique LA and the Grand Opening of a new time travel mart are my top picks for the weekend. Then you haveIAM8BIT''s Machinima Film Festival I don't fully understand as how is interactive other then just going to a theater and using twitter.


Grand Opening of our new Mar Vista location and the Mar Vista Time Travel Mart!



The event will be hosted by HelloGiggles and 826LA, and we’ll be joined by special guests Money Mark, Neal Brennan, and Kate Micucci. Treats will be provided by Good Times Classic Ice Cream, and beer will be provided by Stone Brewing Company.
The Mar Vista Time Travel Mart will be stocked full of classic and new products alike, just in time for the holiday season.

When: December 1 + 2 (Saturday & Sunday) // 11am – 6pm both days
Where: The California Market Center’s Penthouse
Cost: $10 at the door, or buy online to reserve your free tote bag Kids 12 and under are free. 10% of all ticket sales go to the downtown Los Angeles non-profit organization Inner-City Arts.

Admission includes:
• An exclusive UNIQUE LA tote bag (by the amazing artist Brian Rea who recently collaborated with Marni and illustrates the New York Times “Modern Love” column every week in the Sunday Styles section)! *for the first 5000 people through each day
• Unlimited re-entry for both days
• Our UNIQUE directory & mini-magazine!
Free cocktails from our friends at Art in the Age, plus free drinks from IZZE, Honest Tea, GT’s Kombucha and more!
• Free DIY workshops + crafts all weekend long!
• Free photo booth portraits and a print at the Oh Snap Studios Photo Booth
• Our curated cafe featuring LA’s best restaurants and trucks, so you can enjoy lunch or dinner, snacks, coffee or a sweet treat
Giant Robot – Angry Bananas – Attractmode – Mysterian Games – Meat Bun Presents
Zoneplex – a board game!
Created by gamers, Shelby Cinca and Niklas Akerblad is a game that’s part of the new movement of analog board games which are back. Instead of the typical Monopoly, Risk, etc, a new generation of board games are emerging and Zoneplex is one of them. If analog gaming isn’t your cup of tea, then don’t despair. Also featured will be digital games created by the same developers.
Saturday December 1, 2012
6:30-10pm
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025






The Parlour at Halloween Town presents "A Tribute to Classic Monsters" Group Art Show!
- Opening Night Saturday, December 1st, 2012 from 7-11pm -
- On Exhibit Through December 30th 2012-
December 3rd - 12th 2012
 November 30th, December 1st and 2nd, 2012 at the Marriott Los Angeles Burbank Airport Hotel & Convention Center in Burbank, CA, conveniently located across the street from the Bob Hope Airport. Now, in its third year Bent-Con now serves as the preeminent event for celebrating and showcasing LGBT and LGBT-friendly comic-book, scifi, fantasy and horror artists, writers, creators, publishers, directors, actors, and producers, that create media targeted directly to LGBT audiences or the larger realm of underground and mainstream pop-culture as a whole
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
We'll announce the model soon
Join us for a fun evening of drawing and treats at Titmouse!
Free hot dogs and cookies
and a Christmas boutique with special prices for our Dr. Sketchy's family...
Tuesday, 4 December from 8:00 to 11:00 PM.
Titmouse, Inc. 1121 Seward St., Hollywood, CA 90038
$15 in Advance via the PayPal button below or $20 at the Door
Bring Your Own Art Supplies (but leave your weapons at home)
18+
Absolutely No Photography
Don't make excuses... make art!
Saturday, December 1st, at G1988 (Venice) come to the opening reception of Natural History, a show of new works by Leontine Greenberg and Nicole Gustafsson. The work we’ve seen so far for this exhibit is stunning and both of these women are two of our favorites to show at G1988. The reception, which will be attended to by both artists, will run from 7-10 PM and the show will run through Christmas Eve.











Tuesday, Dec. 4th, from 7-10 PM at G1988 (Melrose). This is Dave Quiggle’s amazing screenprint paying homage to everyone’s favorite geek, Bill Haverchuck.
Remember to stop by Tuesday, December 4th, from 7-10 PM, for the opening reception hosted by Judd Apatow. The ONLY way to attend is to RSVP at [email protected]