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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Things To Go See: Sundance Next Fest, Wallace and Gromit Restored, Assassination

New addition to the site, Things To Go See. Here will remind you about the upcoming cinema hitting LA the week or month of. There's so many special screenings and Q & A's in LA, TTDILA could just be a site devoted to film.

 Here we put out our top choices of what to go see, they may not appear in the Weekly What To Do section. So if you're more into film, look out for these and please comment if we missed anything.

Will also be going over film news.

Unlike our review, it seems that the live action Attack on Titan movie is being slammed by reviewers including Kotaku's Brain Ashcraft. I though he reviewed video games and since he writes for Kotaku, who cares about his opinion.

The reviews got so bad that a modeling producer went on Twitter on a rant about how well-funded American movies are compared to Japanese.

Bad move, Yoshihiro Nishimura. Just take reviews calmly and with dignity, at least they're taking the time to talk about your work.

This week is crammed with films to see from all genres, yet we're sure we didn't even put everything you can see up. Everything new starts this Friday, so you'll have to choose how best to spend that evening.

Realty Today, has the whole sad story.

We have high hopes for Turbo Kid, so check the trailer below.

Sundance NextFest
Aug 7-9
The Theater at the Ace Hotel, Special Screening at Forever Cemetery.
All films accompanied by live musical performance, but Cop Car

Odd that it's not held at the Sundance Cinemas, it is the same company, sort of like a big FU to them. Anyway, enjoy some of the best films out of Sundance.  Cop Car was already shown at the Forever Cemetery. In this horror tale...what? I've just been told it's not a horror movie or has anything to do with graveyards. Why was  it at the cemetery? Oh, hipsters. Anyway the Cop Car director got to do New Spider-Man untitled movie because of that film starring Kevin Bacon and two tikes.

One of the other top choices, Turbo Kid, should  like watching an 80's/90's movie with high fructose cocaine cereal.

For those who want to wait in line:

Birdly - Teaser from maxR on Vimeo.

"Virtual Reality Flight Simulator: Birdly Through a full-body virtual reality setup, Birdly stimulates the experience of being a bird from a first-person perspective. Free to all ticket holders upon entry."

VR is still so knew as how it will entertain us. Won't it be great if at the theater you can just pay to be an animal for an hour? 'Did you try being a Rhino?, 'Nah, man, being a dophing is wear it's at. Keep the bestiality jokes for later on that one..

Starts Friday, Aug 7
CGV Cinemas

We're suckers for Korean cinema since we have the only CGV Cinemas in the country. A theater chain-straight from South Korea. Assassination looks like a nice action war flick to get lost in.

The year 1933 in Shanghai, a command to covertly assassinate the Japanese Army’s commander is given to AHN Ok-yun, a top-notch sniper sentenced to death. For this task, YEM Sek-jin, an agent of the interim government extricates AHN Ok-yun and her comrades from the prison. But the grand plan is exposed to Japan by an internal spy and a hit man, Hawaii-Pistol is being hired to get rid of AHN. The assassination squad arrives in Korea without knowing hit-man's chase. Can she make the impossible mission completed?

Horrible Movie Night: Never Too Young To Die
Friday, August 7, 2015 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Nerdmelt Showroom
7522 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
$8 online, $10 at the door

Nothing beats a hot room behind a comic shop with a terrible view to watch a movie.... A fun evening that would be more fun anywhere else. John Stamos is an action star(?) in this awful looking forgotten gem of bad cinema.

Actor Peter Kwong (Big Trouble in Little China) will join them for a Q&A after.

Your hosts for the evening, JOHN MATHOT (Disney's Star Vs. the Forces of Evil), and AARON H. BAKER (The Comment Section, The Wil Wheaton Project) will present 1986's NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE, starring John Stamos, Vanity, and Gene Simmons. This crazypants fever-dream-masquerading-as-a-film has high school gymnast Lance Stargrove teaming up with a sexy secret agent to avenge the murder of his father at the hands of Velvet Von Ragnar, a hermaphrodite bent on poisoning the city's water supply. Yowza! 

There'll be comedy from JOHN UNGARO (The Meltdown w/ Jonah & Kumail, Stonecutters LA) and BILL DIXON (National Midnight Society, How to Be a Grown Up), plus FREE POPCORN! You're never too young to come to this show!

The Falling
Starts Friday, Aug 7

That Stark girl you like from Game of Thrones in a uptight British School Girl academy. Conformity trying to be held onto by the staff of the school as puberty and the 70's are almost upon them. I first stopped to look at it because it looks like a horror film. It's more of a mystery or drama with great murky atmosphere to dissolve into.

This is our top indie pick, you won't be seeing this distributed in wide release.

Set in 1969 in a rural British girls’ school, THE FALLING explores what lies behind a mysterious fainting and twitching outbreak that rapidly spreads amongst the pupils.

At the center of the epidemic are intense and clever Lydia Lamont (MAISIE WILLIAMS) and admired and rebellious Abbie Mortimer (FLORENCE PUGH), both sixteen years old. They carve their initials into a majestic English oak tree, which leans over a magical pond, and vow never to lose touch. But Lydia already feels that Abbie is drifting away from her and soon her fears are confirmed.

A gang of committed friends including prefect Susan (ANNA BURNETT), who longs to be Abbie, and skeptical Titch (ROSE CATON), who remains unaffected by the fainting, surround Lydia. But none of them can take Abbie’s place. Only her older brother, loner, occult-follower and ley-line believer Kenneth (JOE COLE), is able to provide some solace. When the sympathetic young art teacher Miss Charron (MORFYDD CLARK) tries to reach out to Lydia, she herself becomes caught up in the fainting epidemic.

Within the volatile, strange atmosphere of the school and her troubled home life, Lydia feels driven to discover what is really behind everything that seems wrong. As the fainting escalates Lydia confronts the authority figures around her: her mother, self-absorbed home hairdresser Eileen (MAXINE PEAKE), the unbending and indomitable deputy head Miss Mantel (GRETA SCACCHI), and the enigmatic and powerful headmistress Miss Alvaro (MONICA DOLAN). Eventually Lydia’s actions force old secrets to rise to the surface and she finds herself faced with a truth that she never expected.

Friday, August 7, 7:30pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Oh my! Wallace and Gromit, my word, they're back making us forget about how bad that dumb sheep movie looks, I'm sure kids will like Shaun, just not me. 

From the event:

This evening’s program will spotlight the shorts that made the stop-motion twosome’s reputation as Aardman Animations’ co-founder David Sproxton and Wallace and Gromit cinematographer Dave Alex Riddett take us behind the scenes and discuss how these meticulously handcrafted comedic gems were made. In addition, the classic quartet of Wallace and Gromit shorts will screen in world-premiering restorations by Aardman and the Academy Film Archive.


Dragon Ball Z Resurrection 'F' Starts Screenings This week Aug 4-12

Head to to find where the movie is playing near you. Here's an updated review. The dub makes it so much more fun to watch. Forget any subtitle screenings.

Check out what the Alamo Drafthouse in Texas got for opening night, ours is suppose to open this year.

-Still Not Halloween


Thu, Jul 30, 2015 - Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

If you're a horror fan, then you're lucky to live in LA with special screenings of horror films every month. We're no where near Halloween, yet you'll have screenings of all the 80's classics with special guests for another three weeks!

There's just a huge amount of actors, writers and directors coming in to tell you about their films.

For those who just want free movies, don't forget about

Movies on the Green
Saturday Evenings, August 1 through August 22, 2015
@ Warner Park

It's all kids movies for the rest of the month.

And now, not at the least at all, just so many more things are local, we have the first wave of Fantastic Fest announced. So many of these films announced  go on to be talked about for the rest of the year. They all look so good already.

Fantastic Fest 2015 first wave film lineup below:

United States, 2015
World Premiere, 133 min
Director - S. Craig Zahler
Kurt Russell stars in this character driven and at times horrific Western about a group of men (including Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins) who set out to rescue a local woman and a young deputy who've been kidnapped by a tribe of cannibalistic troglodytes. 

United States, 2015
World Premiere, 78 min
Director - Mickey Keating
A young woman slowly goes crazy after taking a job as the caretaker for an ancient New York home in the new film from writer/director Mickey Keating.

Turkey, 1972
Repertory Screening, 84 min
Director - Yilmaz Atadeniz
The mysterious Dr. Satan's nefarious plans threaten the future of everyone on the planet, and the only men who can stop him are the brilliant Copperhead and his assistant Sherlock Holmes!

Germany, 2015
North American Premiere, 85 min
Director - Nikias Chryssos
A student rents a room from a family in their converted army bunker, and ends up the tutor to the child and a virtual slave to the parents.

Italy, 1971
Repertory Screening, 123 min
Directors - Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
The first movie based on historical facts about the rise and revolt of slavery in America is one of the most brilliant, misunderstood and reviled of all time.

Germany, 2015
US Premiere, 111 min
Directors - Jörg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski & Andreas Marschall
German directors Buttgereit, Kosakowski and Marschall unleash this brutal assault on the senses, a surreal three-part horror anthology touching on love and hate and everything in between.

France, 2015
North American Premiere, 60 min
Directors - Nicolas Charlet and Bruno Lavaine
A pandemic infects people everywhere with infinite lust, and the only ones who can save us are a group of astronauts in space, desperately looking for a solution.

United States, 2015
Special Screening, 97 min
Director - Karyn Kusama
A haunted man attends a dinner party at the house he once called home, and becomes gripped with paranoia that his ex-wife and her new husband are harboring an insidious agenda.

Hungary, 2015
Regional Premiere, 98 min
Director - Károly Ujj-Mészáros
Somewhere in 1970s Budapest, nurse Liza dreams of romance. But as all her suitors die in violent and extreme ways, she begins to fear the worst: maybe she is really a fox fairy, doomed to remain alone forever!

Japan, 2015
US Premiere, 117 min
Director - Sion Sono
Fantastic Fest staple Shion Sono returns once again with a deeply personal (and expectedly odd) film about a lonely businessman with dreams of punk rock stardom and his best friend, a turtle.

Finland, 2015
North American Premiere, 97 min
Director - Teemu Nikk
LOVEMILLA is a delightful peek at life and love in Finland, filled with all the usual zombies, black holes, giant pandas and superheros you'd expect from the land that gave us Renny Harlin.

Turkey, 1982
Repertory Screening, 91 min
Director - Çetin İnanç
There has never been and will never be another film like THE MAN WHO SAVES THE WORLD, and your only chance to discover why is at this special Fantastic Fest screening!

United States, 1967
Repertory Screening, 80 min
Director - Joseph W. Sarno
A roadhouse hostess goes undercover to investigate the murder of her sister in a little-seen sexploiter from grindhouse rebel and master of erotica Joe Sarno.

Korea, 2015
US Premiere, 111 min
Director - HONG Won-Chan
OFFICE is the story of Kim, the salaryman who one day brutally murders his entire family with a hammer, and Lee, the put-upon intern at his workplace. It's dark-as-night corporate satire hiding behind a slasher veneer with scares so well timed, you'll jump out of your seat non-stop.

Turkey/Germany, 2014
US Premiere, 96 min
Director - Cam Kaya
Welcome to Turkey. It's home to Yesilcam, the Turkish Hollywood where, in the late '70s, dreams were built on nothing more than a dime. Both a loving tribute to the burgeoning cinema of this young country and a trip into history, REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF brings you the most outlandish story you've never heard, about filmmaking so dangerous that you need a safety harness just for watching.

Phillipines-Germany, 2015
Regional Premiere, 73 min
Director - Khavn de la Cruz
Filipino iconoclast Khavn De La Cruz teams with famed cinematographer Christopher Doyle and Japanese mega star Tadanobu Asano to create a self-described "punk noir opera."

Sweden, 2015
World Premiere, 82 min
Director - Christian Hallman
Caroline Menard is a woman in her thirties who has lost everything. As she moves into a new apartment searching for a new start, she's unaware that something ancient is waiting for her.

Mexico, 2015
World Premiere, 89 min
Director - Isaac Ezban
On a dark and stormy night, eight strangers are stuck in a small bus station waiting for a bus to Mexico City. When strange things start happening, they find themselves trapped in a struggle for sanity and survival.

South Korea, 2015
North American Premiere, 104 min
Director - Lee Sang-woo
Four friends navigate sex, love and life in a heart-breaking new film from Korean director Lee Sang-woo.

United Kingdom, 2015
US Premiere, 65 min
Director - Ross Sutherland
Hypnotically scanning the contents of a VHS tape, this experimental essay-film eulogizes the former custodian of the analog artifact, transforming its recordings of GHOSTBUSTERS and FRESH PRINCE (among others) through rap-infused anecdotal narration, and inscribing both profound and hilarious associations to the tracking-lined images.  STAND BY FOR TAPE BACK-UP will be presented as both a traditional screening as well as a live performance by creator Ross Sutherland.

Turkey, 1971
Repertory Screening, 86 min
Director - Mehmet Aslan
Based on one of the most popular comic strips in Turkey. this rip-roaring adventure sees Tarkan and his trusty wolf companion Kurt take on the despicable Viking invaders after they leave him for dead!

Germany, 2015
Regional Premiere, 138 min
Director - Sebastian Schipper
Sebastian Schipper's fourth directorial work is a single-shot tour-de-force that follows a Spanish barista through a dance club, the streets of Berlin, a coffee shop, a bank robbery and her destiny.

United States, 1972
Repertory Screening, 62 min
Director - Paul Roberts
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