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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quotes, Lines & Lyrics Online

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Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034
Featuring Artwork based on Pop Culture's Favorite Quotes from Film & TV, Lines from Literature & the Lyrics of Musical Legends.

Adventure Time Time: The Movie

Time for the one sentence of info on the Adventure Time film. Cartoon Network is working with Warner Bros to make a Adventure Time movie , produced by Chris McKay and Roy Lee, from the Lego Movie. Wow Warner Bros, way to do something good again. You had the Lego Movie and know this, so like two things. There are no other details online at this time, everything else will be an article with worthless facts you already know if you're a fan.

Update: Here's a good example of a post on the film just arguing if it's too late for a film to be popular when it's release,
The "Adventure Time" Film May Be Too Little, Too Late

It has no new information, just speculation from the writer based on Cartoon Network's very shoddy history of releases an overall crappy handling of everything it does.

Will of course update you with more info comes in.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Anime Hype: AX & Cosplay Con Register Early

-Anime Expo is telling you all to hurry up and get registered early, prices go up by $5 starting March 1st.

-Cosplay Con already has some nice sponsors for it's second year. Loot Crate and Dave & Buster's are on-board. You can register for the event here. They're promising more guests and panels and bringing back the dance party. There were some very nice looking cosplayers, that giant Robo Chicken had me hungry for hot wings.

Goodbye Again, LA I'm Yours

You were so much cooler than We Like LA.

Kyle's final post.

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Unfortunately, Murder LA is going on hiatus. Some life events converged and I just don't have time any more. We're not a sentimental column here so I'll just say it's been a fun couple of years and hopefully we can share stories again in the future.

Here's one for the road:

Chen Chao Ming was arraigned Wednesday, February 25th for murder with a special circumstance of torture and animal cruelty. He pleaded not guilty.

The murder in question was the asphyxiation of his mother, Yi Tung Weng, who was visiting from Taiwan. Reportedly the torture element involved a hammer and a nail.

According to The China Post, Ming called 911 to report his mother's death as a suicide but investigators didn't buy it.

LA Times reports that police investigators were "traumatized" by the scene at the 22-year-old international student's apartment, in the 1300 block of Figueroa, downtown. That seems to place it across the street from the LA Convention Center.

The animal cruelty charge is because supposedly at some point Ming threw his own cat out of a window. No word on whether it survived.

Usually by now TV news would have found the suspect's school and interviewed random students about how they feel, but details are surprisingly scarce at this point.

Comic Hype: Speedball's Cat Saved From Execution

The latest All New Invaders #15 reveals that Speedball's Cat, Niels, was saved by the questionable morals of SHIELD by the original Human Torch, Jim Hammond. Da'h!

Speedball remains a douche.

Free House of Cards Season 3 Event

Enjoy an an afternoon with Director/SCA Alumnus James Foley, actor Michael Kelly ("Doug Stamper") & the first episode of Season 3 of House of Cards.

House of Cards Season 3 Screening

March 5, 2015, 3:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Free, Must RSVP

Two New Gamer Shirts From Glen Brogan

Mushroom Kingdom Roller Girls $14

and Pink-Haired Hero $14

Thursday, February 26, 2015

People Already Making Fun Of Daredevil

The poster just came out today.

Everly and Maps To The Stars Out Friday Don't See Them

Everly, a Salma Hayek film where she play a prostitute, gets a gun and revenge and Maps To The Stars, Croneberg's weird take on Hollywood comes out this Friday. Both are about our city, both suck and are hardly watchable. Don't see them. Wait to rent or a comedian to make fun of.

Everly is just predictable.

Maps To The Stars does make fun of Hollywood for how fake it is, which has been over and over that it is redundant to see at this point. The film is made as though it was still the 90's, not the setting just at how it looks and it's written.

Level 257, An Arcade Bar Well Outside of LA

Namco of America might be based in California, but it's first arcade in the states is in Chicago. We've had our fair share of arcade bars open up in the last two years; will we see anything like Level 257? We have Round 1s on the outskirts of LA, in places we would beg newcomers not to visit if our lives were more like a dystopian film. Don't head to Pomona, you'll die there newcomer! We have new barcades downtown, Hollywood and even in the valley. We have nothing like Level 257.

Put together an arcade, diner, bar, ping pong club, board game house and bowling alley all with a theme loving Pac-Man and you'll have a sense of this newly opened entertainment center in Chicago. Like previous barcades it has theme drinks and a few past titles to plat.

What sets it apart is it's style. Unlike America, Japan has arcades still going. Namco has a huge history and infrastructure from Japan to make an almost Pac-Man themed barcade stay busy. One of the ideas made real to have you gobbling up the food like Pac-Man is a special arcade unit. Level 255 is a special arcade unit that puts you in the Pac-Man game all the way towards the end. Fan might know that the game only had so much memory when it came out. If you got far enough in the game it would start being corrupted. You'd get the maze and strange messed up version of Pac-Man to play. You can now get to that screen much faster. For the barcade they've added a special level that looks a Pac-Man themed diner. You have to get to Level 257 to reach it.

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Robin Thicke Terrible Role Model

Robin Thicke is currently being sued for allegedly stealing from Marvin Gaye's "Gotta Give It Up" for his song "Blurred Lines." In the trial so far there have been many great moments of Robin Thicke being a terrible role model for children. We take them for the LA Times article on it.

"Thicke told the federal jury that he was drunk and high on drugs during those interviews, and that he was trying to take credit for some part of the song that had become the biggest hit of his career even though Williams wrote it on his own."

"Thicke said statements he filed in court papers about having written some of the verses were incorrect‎, and that he'd lied to Oprah when he told her half of his music was inspired by Gaye."

Pearl Necklace Oscar Dress Stolen

The $150,000 priced dress of Lupita Nyong'o, that turned heads at the Oscars, has been stolen from her at the London West Hollywood hotel. Detectives are investigating.

How the Hell you would fence the dress when it's so well known makes it possibly the dumbest heists in years, unless we are dealing with real super criminals.


Scr*w You David Fincher The Next Aliens Film Forgets Your Movie

In a recent video circling online, it's been revealed that Neill Blomkamp's' next Alien film will forget Aliens three and four. It's essentially a big f*ck you to the directors and writers of those films. They were hated so much by fans that they are to be forgotten. I remember James Cameron being asked about the franchise at an LA screening, he directed the second film in the series. He was not going after Fincher directly for his overall work, but he did say how important it is to keep the characters from previous installments in the film. You have to love those characters or at least know fans want to see them again, is what he basically said.

Fincher did not. Don't cry for Fincher, he owns House of Cards.

But please, please have a marine named Fincher get killed by a xenomorph in the next film, Niell. Just have his shirt have Fincher on it.

*Neill could do a terrible job at this, Chappie isn't looking too great and Elysium was terrible.

Adventure Time Time: Show Me The Shoes

New episode " The Diary" is out today, Thursday, February 26th at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network

In game news

Adventure Time Game Wizard review
- Weird Al is an evil Wizard in the game

- Munchkin Adventure Time 2: It’s a Dungeon Crawl! comes out this April. The new box will contain 90 cards and 12 dungeons.  As an expansion, it requires the base game to play.  MSRP is $19.95.

- A fourth Adventure Time: Card Wars game will be released. Hero packs have already come out featuring heroes from the show.

In merch news

- Dr. Martens x ‘Adventure Time’ Shoes look silly, but kind of cool. Out March 31st.

-Kidrobot has an Adventure Time line coming out this Summer.

- There is an Adventure Time pet line.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dot Arcade Coming To Wii U

James Montagna is bringing the the dot matrix printer of gameplay to life with his newest solo title Dot Arcade. This game brings the feel of old arcade cabinets with all graphics just being simple dots. Games will take on simple shapes. The question is will it be entertaining? Bringing the musical bleeps is Andrew Lim, another veteran of the video game scene.

James told Destructoid that the game is completely finished and is just waiting for a release date from Nintendo. It's comprised of three games Mr. Snake, Dodge Club, and Rally Driver. I know some old school friends who will just love it.

Weekly What To Do: Billy Murray Approves, Dracula Sings

We have Dracula and other famous costumed characters coming out you this week. Fill the void with some anime and film. Billy Murray approves.

Feb 27 - Mar 15, 2015
The Grove Theatre
276 E. 9th Street Upland 

Anytime horror becomes a musical people will listen. When will have a Jackie Chan musical.

Long Beach Comic Expo
Feb 28-March 21
Saturday February 28 - 10:00am - 7:00pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
Sunday March 1 - 10:00am - 5:00pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

This coming weekend we have the returning Long Beach Comic Expo. The two-day event will have a huge list of comic artists and writers, with many voice actors from your favorite animated series. The expo has expanded over time and will be seeing a huge amount of exhibitors, some better than others. We just read the US Post Office is one?

Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run/Walk & Bike Ride
Bike Ride Feb 28
5/10K Run/Walk March 1
Los Angeles Chinatown
943 N. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012
Register at events 

Run or bike through Chinatown, continuing the festivities of the Chinese New Year.

Get Happy" Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week
Sunday, March 1, through Saturday, March 14
Old Pasadena

A two-week long Happy Hour event in Old Pasadena. More than 25 participating venues offer extended Happy Hours, promotions, and special events.

Sunday, March 1, 7:30 pm
El Cid
4212 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90029

Just in time for Awards Season, Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents CASTING COUCH CONFIDENTIAL telling tawdry Tinsletown tales with a comic twist.

Dungeon Master Season Premiere: The Changeling
Sunday, March 1, 7:00 pm
The Philanthropic Center for the Arts (VORTEX)
2341 East Olympic Blvd.
Tickets are $12, in costume $10

Dungeon Master is the interactive, fantasy-adventure stage show starring YOU! Six audience volunteers will be called forth to go on a quest. They will overcome dangerous obstacles, cast spells, solve riddles, and fight horrific monsters for YOUR entertainment. Will they win the day?


Japanese Anime Gems Starts
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard

Starting Thursday, Japanese Anime Gems or the only anime movies the American Cinematheque plays will be shown. They've shown these films many times over, this is like the 8oth chance to see them over the years. From Akira to Paprika, Ghost in the Shell to Redline you have some premiere anime films that are not new at all to see.

Feb 27-March 5
Arena Cinema
1625 N Las Palmas Ave

A new fun zombie movie with Australians.

Kung Fu Elliot
Feb 27-March 5
Arena Cinema
1625 N Las Palmas Ave
Scott plans on becoming Canada's first action hero with his low-budget karate epic

Sunday, March 1st,
3:00 P.M
Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with Farzad Sangari and Alex Benepe - Commissioner of U.S. Quidditch.
Transforming Harry Potter’s fictional competition into a physically demanding, real-life sport, quidditch has secured its place as one of the fastest growing collegiate club sports today. Mudbloods follows the resilient underdogs of the UCLA Quidditch team as they make their way to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup in New York City


Opening Reception - Feb 27th, 7-10pm

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034
Featuring Artwork based on Pop Culture's Favorite Quotes from Film & TV, Lines from Literature & the Lyrics of Musical Legends.

Doodle Quest Launch, Exhibition, & Signing w/ Anthony Holden
February 28, 2015
Mar 1, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
210 E. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

Gallery Nucleus is proud to host esteemed artist Anthony Holden as we celebrate the launch of his new book, Doodle Quest!

The Bill Murray Party and Art Show Spectacle!
Feb 28, 7:30pm
The Syrup Loft 
939 Maple Ave
"We're takin' the Bill Murray magic to the city of angels! This all encompassing extravaganza of art and artistry will be a super heap of BILL MURRAY AWESOMENESS! You should consider going.
This show will have art, music, silliness, dancing..."

Curate This
February 28 – March 14, 2015
Artists Reception: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7pm - 11 p.m.

3126 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057

The Gabba Gallery presents Curate This, the first annual exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary Los Angeles Artist/Curators.This almost 2000 sq. ft. gallery sets off your curiosity as you see the visions and interpreted inner workings of these curators in their own practice.

There Is No End
February 28 – April 5, 2015

Artist Reception: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6PM-9PM
MAMA Gallery
1242 Palmetto

James Georgopoulos’s first solo exhibition explores familiar themes and tropes of sexuality, consumerism, and money worship – thoughtfully disguised in popular culture as the American dream.