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Sunday, May 31, 2015

DWP Keeps Sucking, Should We Just Start A Backlog?

DWP complaints keep pouring in

"Tim Blood, a lawyer whose firm has filed a class-action suit on behalf of ratepayers, said his office has been contacted by more than 150 customers with billing disputes."

William Niu's Mach Five

William Niu's Mach Five reminds us of the Akira poster a bit. It also has all the components and special gadgets of the Mach five laid before it, though it's missing a monkey and a little boy.

Check it out and more at Sea Dragon Brothers: Tatsunoko Pro Tribute Art Show
at Q2 Gallery, 312 2nd Street # 121, Los Angeles CA 90012
(located across from Jungle Special Collector's Shop in the Little Tokyo Mall)

QPop and Q2 Gallery celebrate one of Japan's longest-standing, influential animation companies, Tatsunoko Productions. They made Gatchaman to Speed Racer.

Chibi-Robo Amiibo

This cute little guy is going to come out in Japan in the fall with an new platformer and might be the first Japan only Amiibo. Chibi-Robo is a darn cute helpful robot who first appeared on the GameCube, he's new game has yet to be announced for a North American release.


Friday, May 29, 2015

Things To Do In Games Episode 7 Splatoon Ink Bucket Challenge

 This time the loser of the match must get inked! We're playing Splatoon, discussing it and of course commenting on how it reflects society's future. Special guest: Andre Furtado from The Now Streaming Podcast.

San Andreas 100% Not Scientifically Accurate

'San Andreas' filmmakers disregarded science advice, expert says 
LA Times article on how wrong the science is in San Andreas and how the the studio is lying about it.

Splatoon Stats

Drew Wise Design
 These are the the stats Nintendo gave me on Splatoon. Another tip
*If you doing well in battle and have earned a lot of flags or have a rating of Hawt! Talk to the cat, he'll give you some serious coin.
  New stages released every few weeks
·         New weapons
·         New Ranked Battle mode: Tower Control
·         Themed events called Splatfests where players must choose and represent their side during online battles. Prepare for the first Splatfest, taking place on June 20
·         Major game update event in August, which will add:
o   Functionality for four players to form a team and battle against other teams
o   Functionality to create private eight-player matches with just friends
o   New Ranked Battle mode: Rainmaker
o   New Gear (items)

Splatooon in Stock @ World 8

Look like you can spray some ink on their storefront.

World 8
1057 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, California
(213) 389-5212

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Splatoon Will Be Reviewed On The Next Things To Do In Games

We've been playing Splatoon; getting good at it, so good. Soon will defeat our enemy, "the guest" on a new episode of Things To Do In Games. So look forward to a Things To Do In Games Review

As for now, we've enjoyed blasting are ink load all over the place. We recommend getting the game so we can kick all your butts at it.

You might want to join the
SoCal Splatoon Community
if your local

Sense8 Hated By Critics

Sense8 from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski comes to Netflix June 5

In no surprise to anyone and questions as to why they're still given money Sense8 reviews by critics have been widely negative.

Early Buzz: Is The Wachowski’s Netflix Series ‘Sense8′ Worth Watching

Nintendo World Championship Qualifiers @ Best Buy Torrance

If you want into the Nintendo World Championships you best head here
 (Best Buy @ 3675 Pacific Coast Highway) over the weekend. That cuts into my Splatoon time.

Best Buy @ 3675 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA
May 30 - May 31
13+. Regional Qualifier Tournaments on 5/30/15 from 10am to 7pm local time at 8 participating Best Buy stores. Registration begins at 9am local time. Limited to first 750 eligible attendees to register (photo ID may be required). Minors (under 18 or age of majority in state of residence) must have parent/legal guardian complete registration form. One prize per event: A chance to compete in Nintendo World Championships 2015 in Los Angeles, CA on 6/14/15, travel and accommodations for 2, and $250 gift card. ARV $2,550. Odds of winning depend on number and skill of eligible participants. For participating stores, registration form and complete details, see official rules at see official rules at Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
 Winning a trip to LA, wooh, that's like what, bus fair for people in Torrance?

Things To Do In Games Episode 6: Hot Mortal Kombat

Hot Chocolate Party comes out and plays Mortal Kombat X. Can Jonathan defeat them blindfolded?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Dude Bro Party Massacre III

Darn, it's already a rush line for the top fun film I was going to recommend for LA Film Festival. Everything else seems so boring in comparison. Let's hope they can add an extra showing.

When I see so many dramas and artsy films I need a little completely insane piece of work. The dudes are the chicks dying in this one. This gag might only last good for five seconds, but they're committed to hold that premise.

Dude Bro Party Massacre III
Jun 13 2015 10:20 PM

"Yes, it's back—the most notorious slasher flick that never existed! Unearthed from the golden age of 1980s teen horror movies, the third installment of the Dude Bro Party Massacre franchise leaps to the screen in all its lurid glory. Dorky loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the hard-partying Delta Bi Theta fraternity to solve the brutal murder of his identical twin brother. In an abandoned sorority house beside a secluded lake (where else?) an unseen killer strikes with increasingly gruesome methods. Has the insanely sadistic "Motherface" returned from beyond the grave? This pitch-perfect recreation of the "boobs and blood" teen movie subgenre is a gift to those of us who fondly remember nights huddled in front of the tube watching the films our parents warned us about."
-Steven Jacobson

Weekly What To Do: Burgers, Muppets and Dinosaurs

Dances With Film Festival
May 28-June 7
Chinese 6 Theaters
6801 Hollywood Blvd
$12 prior May 28, after $14

At the Chinese Theaters in Hollywood we have quite the selection of films. Here's some of out choices; not the full list. So let's watch out of work actors, a British super hero named Bob and of course a new Freddy Kreuger like creature going by the name Hat Man.

LA Design Festival
May 28 - June 14
Multiple Locations around LA

"Los Angeles Design Festival (May 28 to June 14, 2015)  is a collaborative collective that invites anyone with a perspective on design, and a role to play in the creative economy, to host an event during this citywide fortnight of design-related festivities. Our hope is that by creative a moment on the calendar when we can celebrate the many ways in which we each contribute and create, we will collectively shine a spotlight on LA as the global design capital that it is."

Dwell on Design LA
May 29-31
LA Convention Center

Perfect if looking into fixing up or building a new house.

"Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center May 29-31, 2015. Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, the three-day celebration brings together the best and brightest products, services, and thought leaders in modern design today for a series of conversations, demonstrations, tours, and much more. In addition to featuring over 350 exhibitors on the show floor, Dwell on Design encourages an ongoing design dialogue, showcasing over 70 presentations on three separate stages"

Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy 10th Anniversary
May 29- June 13
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue

See all the spectacle of the man who created The Muppets with special screenings and behind the scenes footage as well as your favorites.

Sea Dragon Brothers: Tatsunoko Pro Tribute Art Show
Saturday, May 30th 7 PM -10 PM
Q2 Gallery, 312 2nd Street # 121, Los Angeles CA 90012
(located across from Jungle Special Collector's Shop in the Little Tokyo Mall)

QPop and Q2 Gallery celebrate one of Japan's longest-standing, influential animation companies, Tatsunoko Productions. They made Gatchaman to Speed Racer.

Channel 101 May Screening
Saturday, May 30th, 8pm and 10pm
Downtown Independent

Bizarre to internet silly, see LA's live version of SNL of five minute shows.

Jurassic Park 1-3
Sat, May 30, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Get caught before Jurassic World comes out on the big screen.

“Seismic Spaces” - DOMUS Closing Event
Saturday, May 30th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Materials & Applications
1619 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
"Seismic Spaces sound performance by Ryan McGee at 8PM using spatial modulation and data audification techniques perfected in pursuit of his PhD at the Allosphere Research Facility, UC Santa Barbara. This audio performance incorporates live coding and spatialization of seismic waveform data collected from an archive of significant 21st century earthquakes. A low frequency audio and light presentation."
Sunday, May 31, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
570 West Ave 26

Los Angeles, CA 90065
$50.00 - $100.00

"Taste of the Eastside is a food+drink festival that showcases the evolving and diverse food scene of the East side neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond. Taste of the Eastside is entirely organized and staffed by volunteers and all proceeds from the event go to support local non-profits."

CicLAvia Pasadena
Sunday, May 31, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pasadena opens up to those who just walk and ride bikes. No cars in the streets. Enjoy the festivities on Sunday. 3.5 miles of room to get your walking on.

Oinkster Burger Week 2015
June 1-7
2005 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock
776 Vine St, Hollywood

Get real live versions of The Krabby Patty from SpongeBob and The Klogger from The Simpsons, bit for one day only. Every day of the week there's a different burger to try and at the end a shirt to get if you ate'm all.

BurlyQuest, A Burlesque Fantasy Adventure
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8pm
Rockwell Table & Stage
1714 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027


"Join us on an epic quest through the world of Fantasy! Watch our girls transform into dragons, mermaids, princesses, and even a tricksy hobbit. It will be a battle for the ages, good vs evil, the clothed vs the naked."

Staggering Overtime Pay For LA DOT

Just some more corruption in the services of LA, amazingly not the DWP.

Staggering Overtime Pay For LA DOT

"Four supervisors in the traffic paint and sign division received at least $70,000 in overtime during the year examined, and one traffic marking and sign superintendent effectively tripled his salary by claiming $155,319 in overtime, on top of his $78,000 annual salary, according to the audit."

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dances With Film Festival May 28-June 7

We aren't as excited by the LA Film Festival this year, luckily we have the Dances With Film Festival happening this week to fill the void. May 28-June 7 at the Chinese Theaters in Hollywood we have quite the selection of films. Here's some of out choices; not the full list. So let's watch out of work actors, a British super hero named Bob and of course a new Freddy Kreuger like creature going by the name Hat Man.

Here's our selection:

World Premiere
Friday, May 29 7:15pm

Oliver (Casey Nelson) and Lucy Sinclair (Kate Murdoch) were raised by an eccentric, single father with a penchant for elaborate treasure hunts meant to entertain and inspire his children. When their father unexpectedly passes away, the siblings return home to find that instead of a traditional will, he’s left them a final call to adventure from beyond the grave – one last treasure hunt.

World Premiere
Monday, June 1st - 2:45PM
Filmmaker Q&A after the screening

It’s hard to be a white guy without hair.

Being a BALD, out of work actor and desperate to be seen, Jesse discovers the power of persona in the form of a…cheap wig.  Wearing a part, to play the part can be hairy business in this industry satire where status, celebrity, and friendship are all on the line. 

Monday, June 1 - 7:15pm

Based on thousands of true stories, a newlywed photographer is stalked by a dark man in a brimmed hat who followers her from her nightmares and into reality. Her life in shambles and sanity slipping, she meets a mysterious man claiming to know the shocking secrets of the Hat Man.

World Premiere

Tuesday, June 2nd 9:30PM

Will is a 30-year old, functioning alcoholic, struggling with adulthood. When his estranged father dies, he inherits the family cabin in the Sierras and with it a new perspective on his family, childhood and habit of sabotaging relationships

Wednesday, June 3 -7:15pm
In 2008, Robert Kenner, a mild-mannered postman from Peckham, South London was struck by a meteor which bestowed him with super powers. Today, Bob is an overworked underappreciated "civil servant" for the British government. He spends most waking hours saving people and filling out forms. He has no time for anything else. Least of all love. But today he has a day off. And best of all, he has a date with June from the library. Now all he has to do is act as if this isn't the most exciting day of his life. Apparently that puts people off.

Saturday, June 6 - 11:45pm

A trio of awkward teens aim to win a horror festival by making their own movie, but wind up getting their actress possessed in the process. The boys are in for a raucous and hilarious weekend as they try to save the girl and finish the film, all while navigating the treacherous world of high school.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tie Fighter on Sawtelle

Sometimes you miss things when you don't take in your surroundings, like the Tie Fighter on top of B Sweet on Sawtelle. B Sweet is a 10-month old cute little bakery shop if you want something to snack on.

B Sweet
2005 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 963-7213

Adventure Time Time: Finnale, Adventure Time Season 6 Ends Next Week

Adventure Time abruptly comes to a close with a week of all new episodes starting Jun 1. After that... who knows when will get new episodes; there's been no other news about the feature film. With all new episodes, maybe, just maybe will get some answers to long time story arcs with Finn's Dad.

Did anyone like David Ferguson's Adventure Time episode "Water Park Prank," well did you?

Adventure Time had a new original graphic novel come out: 
Adventure Time Original Graphic Novel Vol. 5 Graybles Schmaybles

Synopsis: Finn & Jake wake up in the treehouse after having the same troubling dream of something calling their names. The boys find a little purple cube with a small face on one side. They soon discover that it’s able to fabricate and activate a little hovering prism, which transforms into a triangular screen, which they all start to watch together. It begin in the Ice Kingdom...Finn and Jake better be prepared for the adventure of a lifetime! Written by the super talented Danielle Corsetto (ADVENTURE TIME PIXEL PRINCESSES) and illustrated by amazing Zachary Sterling, this is going to be a crazy ride!

The fan made Adventure Time video game is still making progress.

Cooties Trailer

I've been waiting for Cooties to come out and now we have a release date, September 18, 2015 for this new take on the zombie film with kids vs teachers.

Go See Mad Max: Fury Road

I...'s strange. It looked so bad in the trailers, but it's a fun action film that's thrilling to watch for two hours. I could totally see a group and friends and I being characters from the film for Halloween.

So if bored this Memorial Day, you do have something worthwhile to see in theaters.

Memorial Day Parade Canoga

It just started, go out if you want to remember those who have fallen

Parade starts at 11:00am
Parade Route: on Sherman Way, begins at Owensmouth and ends at Cozycroft.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Joshua Budich's "Fictional Food" Now Online

Joshua Budich's "Fictional Food" Now Online

Craig Drake Solo Show 2 Now Online

Beatrix and Gogo Uncut Variant

Craig Drake Solo Show 2

Bob’s Burgers Hawk & Chick

Lone Wolf and Cub

Hawk & Chick
Bob’s Burgers latest episode, Hawk & Chick, parodies Lone Wolf and Cub, the long time, brought to you by Dark Horse manga about a father and son team in ancient Japan. The episode of Hawk and Chick takes the idea and changes it to a series of bad kaju monster movies with a father/daughter team. Instead of being wandering assassins, like in the very brutal manga, the new team is a pair of traveling barbers.

I have to give props to Bob's Burgers for bringing some obscure Japanese manga and film love, secret cinema screening love and old sitcom hijinks all in one episode that's actually kind of touching. Check out the episode Japan fans.

Friday, May 22, 2015

TWRP - The Hit feat. Ninja Sex Party

I'll leave the weekend to you on this note. Good luck. Super dinky.

Don't See The Human Centipede 3

When the highlight of a film is someone being ripped a new one and then defiled in that new hole you have problems with your film. There's no problem with the pain and suffering of others, that's where the movie is at it's most charming in The Human Centipede 3. The rest of the film... is there even a film here or a uncomfortable stage play made by a friend who you're gonna have to tell to give up on his dreams. His sick perverted dreams... that aren't funny enough to watch fall apart. After so much hype and waiting the results of this film are best forgotten or not even seen.

Human Centipede 3 has strange connections to the first two films. They're merely connected as actual films that give a prison accountant a far-fetched idea of how to quell prisoner problems of violence. Director Tom Six makes us wait and wait and wait, like some sort of annoying technical support line for the newest and biggest human centipede. The waiting is moved even slower through the worst sitcom ever and the mental breakdown of the warden of the prison.

The most bizarre element is the Tommy Wiseau's The Room-esque style of of having the creepy-as-Hell Dieter Laser play the German accented Warden Bill Boss with his accountant Dwight Butler played by Laurence R. Harvey in some sort of a sitcom that aliens might produce if the human race died long ago and the only saw a rip-off of what sitcoms were from a foreign country. Both actors played completely different roles in previous film in the series. Here Dieter plays a mind-numbingly bad American-centric, depraved boss who dolls out sick and twisted punishments, but is also a coward at heart. Dwight Butler is his sitcom-esque accountant from yesteryear who looks like he belongs on Nick at Nite. Get them together and it's a painful reminder to covet the blind and deaf.

The film then moves between scenes befitting a no-budget B-Movie and rape fantasies an actual prisoner might come up with. There are occasional moments of, "that's so gross, you can't put that in a movie." Those moments were the best part, but just take so long to get to that they're in no way worth it.  Human castration, eating what now?

Tom Six who put himself in the movie for...he could. Drags and drags us getting to the new centipede and a new type of 'pede. It has so little screen time, it's barely the point of the film. Everything was so not worth it compared to his previous work, which had so much more with the actual development of making the human centipedes possible.

The movie has a cheap point making fun of America and tries to rile you up with rape and racism, but it's all so lazy, you don't care.

The Human Centipede 3 is the worst in the series and a waste of time. A friend joked with me on the way back of from the screening when I told him I just saw a bad movie, "What did you see Human Centipede 10?" Let's hope that never exists. Subtract Six from your director's list.

I attended first hand the world premiere in or own Chinese Theatres in Hollywood on Monday. Not the big one, one of the adjacent theaters. As soon as the credits rolled I noticed most of the press I was sitting next to had disappeared, not waiting to hear the Q & A. Like them I cared little to listen to anyone who was a part of or made a contribution to the film. I left on the rant of the lead character that sounded like a mental breakdown at a nursing home, but the hostess,

TTDILA COMICS #53.5 - Traveling The World - The Art Of Being Late

by ARG

click comic to expand.

I'm exploring new lands.
Meeting new people.
And forgetting about comic due dates.
But not forgetting about you all.
I love you all, I'll be back next week.

Enjoy. <3

We're Getting Close To Real Live Wizard Time

Remember, next Saturday are the qualifying rounds and then on June 14 we have the Nintendo Championships here in LA. Good time to rememebr the movie that let us have the real games, The Wizard.

LA Pokémon Boutique Opens June 6

We don't have a Nintendo Store or a Poke Center, but we will have a Pokémon Boutique June 6. Pokemon in collaboration with local shop Japan LA will have a pop-up center with special Pokemon items between June 6 and July 5. Specialty items from designers such as Japan LA itself, Onch Movement, and Omocat will be for sale at the store. Opening night will be a special event, with character photo opportunities, appearances by featured designers, and celebrity DJ Amy Pham.Head there between 6–10 p.m. on June 6.

 Japan LA
 7320 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Game Hype: Pac-Man and Jackbox

Neon Retro Arcade has a Pac-Man plan this weekend.

The Jackbox Party Pack is on sale for the week. Great for parties and you don't need controllers, just a smart phone to play.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

PlayStation E3 Experience 2015

The PlayStation E3 Experience is back in select theaters around the country. It'll return on Monday, June 15 a select theaters around the country. Will get word to you when we find one in LA.

"Free tickets will be made available on Wednesday, May 27 starting at 9:00 a.m. PT at Eighty percent of theater capacity will be reserved for ticket holders, with 20% of the theater held for those on the wait list, who will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. We saw the big lines last year and want to make sure that everyone has a fair chance to be in the theater."

When Marnie Was There

If you've noticed we tend to cover Anime news on Thursdays*

"When Marnie Was There," the possibly last film of Ghibli, starts its short run at the Nuarte this Friday.
Check out times.

"Anna is a troubled, lonely 12-year-old orphan who calls her kindly adoptive mother “aunt.” Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea for her health (and, her mother hopes, to make new friends), Anna is drawn to a magnificent, apparently deserted mansion in the marshes. There she encounters Marnie, a mysterious but out-going blonde, and they become friends. “Let’s keep us a secret forever,” says Marnie, and Anna agrees. Soon Anna is telling Marnie things she never told anyone, while Marnie introduces her to the nighttime revels at the villa, presided over by her stylish socialite mother. Yet Marnie’s frequent unexplained absences make Anna wonder about her newfound friend. Animated in a beautiful world that seems to capture both dreams and reality, this Studio Ghibli release is the second feature by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of The Secret World of Arrietty. In English."

Momoiro Clover Z Coming To AX 2015

Fans of J-Pop girl bands rejoice! Momoiro Clover Z who recently did the theme songs for the latest Dragon Ball Z film and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal will be here with a epic fanfare. There's more, much more. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS will meet them onstage to rock out. Who cares how weird this is and don’t question Gene Simmons son being in trouble for stealing Bleach to make his own manga, don’t. What you should care about is if you can get tickets.

Tickets will be released for sale in early June on the Anime Expo website: