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Thursday, March 31, 2016

4/26 Alien Day, Get It?

LV-426, where "Aliens" takes place, so, you know 4/26 is coming up and will be Alien Day. A day to remember those vicious and gross xenomorphs with merchandise.

There's a lot of things going on in celebration of Alien Day, the biggest two our screenings of Alien and Aliens in theaters in major cities and guess what, you live in LA if you're reading this most likely.

We get Alamo Drafthouse presents Alien Day at The Theatre
Alamo Drafthouse, 20th Century Fox and Mondo (with a little help from Weyland-Yutani) are partnering to celebrate three terrifying decades of the Xenomorph with a nationwide celebration of all things Aliens on April 26, 2016.

Join us at The Theatre for a big screen double feature of Alien and Aliens with cast and crew, plus snag yourself some one-of-a-kind collectibles from Mondo, including an exclusive Ellen Ripley T-shirt featuring original artwork by Jay Shaw and more. Tickets go on sale April 1 at 10am PST.
We don't doubt it will sell out, so get them fast.

Update: We get Jenette Goldstein - AKA the tough-as-nails Private Vasquez - and Carrie Henn - the indomitable Newt at our screen of ALIENS at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel. We only get Aliens, no double feature for some reason?

It's the only place you can grab the limited run T-shirt that pays tribute to Ripley by artist Jay Shaw.

Secondly, Reebox is releasing the Reebok Alien Stomper, as well as the mid top version worn by Lance Henrikson as the Android Bishop. Get them at and select Reebok stores worldwide.

For more info on other Alien Day merch head here.

The Room in June Regent Theatre 13th Anniversary

I want to be kidding, but this will sell out. This June will see the 13th Anniversary of Tommy Wiseau's The Room and he'll be there in person. The film is considered the best of the worst, a film so idiotic it must be viewed and be made fun of. Rumors circle that the film exists solely as a way money was laundered by the mafia.

Two special viewings are coming up at the Nuarte this summer:

Fri Night, June 3
'Round Midnight w/Intro
Sat Night, June 4
'Round Midnight w/Intro
Includes Short Film "The Neighbors"

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Review Don't See It

Just don't see it. When I think about how me paying to go see it might spawn a sequel and when Warner Bros could care less about how bad the reviews are as long as it makes a just hurts. So please, don't see it. Wait for it to come online, there's no reason to see it in theaters, even just for laughs.

I'm not gonna sit here and break down how bad it is, that's been done to death. This is just a reminder to enjoy your weekend and see something else or do anything else. I hated it.

We Will Kill For The One-Of-Its-Kind Final Fantasy XV Audi R8

Why would you taunt us with such a beautiful car, why don't cars look cool in anyway near this. Damn you Square Enix, we're gonna have to kill whoever ends up getting the one and only production model. You did this, you did it!

Final Fantasy XV Uncovered LA: They Have A Flying Car!

Wow, just, wow! We were blown away by the Final Fantasy Uncovered event that took place in none other than our own Shrine Auditorium here in LA. Fans lined up hours before the auditorium opened  in the face of the first world problem of cold weather in a sunny climate. They were given DeviantArt Final Fantasy calendars, really some fan art calendars as swag. It's called free t-shirts, Square. A green screen to the side had you appearing in mini-movies of being carried away by a monster or scaring the choco-bros as a monster.

Finally, the doors opened and we were presented by a funny and endearing show by Tim Getts and Greg Miller from They revealed fact after fact about Final Fantasy XV. They even addressed the leak about the release date with Greg saying the big red button, meant to reveal the date on stage, was already pushed by Gamespot.

Before the big breakdown there was a surprise guest, one of many. Hironobu Sakaguchi, he called himself the father of Final Fantasy, and he is, he created it. He started the event saying in Japanese, "I'm happy to be hear tonight, with all of you, to just see how Final Fantasy has rediscovered it's true nature."

Let's break down what we learned from the event.

After some fun with a countdown clock on stage, freaking out the audience with another release date, the clock went to the previously leaked September 30th of this year. That's right you can play the game this year. You can already order a special edition and a collector's edition online here, with just a regular edition for both PS4 and Xbox One.

Surprise, surprise a free demo on both systems playable now. Final Fantasy XV’s Platinum Demo with a young prince Noctis, one of the four main protagonists from the game has you trying out gameplay early. Of fun note, you have the cutest of pets called Carbuncle in this demo, if you play it and get the game he'll becomes free DLC for the main game. This isn't a chunk of the game ripped out, it's a side story adding to the mythos.

A bigger reveal adding to the mythos was an entirely new cgi film that's been three years in production and looks absolutely gorgeous. Kings Glaive Final Fantasy, is a prequel to the game starring Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad as the lead role of Nyx, special bodyguard/knight to the King Regis who is none other than Sean Bean. They're joined by Lena Headey as Princess Luna in what looks like the best looking CGI film yet to come out. It looks close to one of our save the President movies. It said it was going to be available online, but we would rather have some in theater experiences for the film, no release date, but it'll come out before the game does.

We have no hope for the story, but the film just looks too damn cool.

Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV looks damn cool, a free five-part anime series that reveals the four main protagonist of the game, Noctis, the prince is joined by Ignis, the smart guy in the group with Gladiolus, rounded out with fan favorite Promto. The anime is another prequel series that just builds the universe and gives fans more to get into. The whole series comes out before the game does for free online.

Going over the characters a little, it couldn't be more of a Japanese idol boy band. I'm not sure if the game was just written to appease Yaoi fandom or just seems fun, but the greatest aspect I saw from the trailers was the bro-mance. These guys are friends, going camping, riding around in a sweet car and riding Chocobos together. Chocobos are big flightless birds known from the series. The crew has been titled the Choco-bros because of this. Whatever happens the game has captured the idea of friendship enough that even we want to go out camping and bro-out. They game made it seem like were missing out on an experience.

Out of seemingly nowhere the main theme song for the game became, "Stand By Me," redone by Florence + the Machine. It fits with the bro-mance going on, and play much more to it being downright Yaoi love.

You can also play a mini-game on your phone that will also be in FFXV, Justice Monsters V. It's a pinball game that looks crazy. You can preregister to download it.

And yes, the big reveal at the end was the car in game can fly. Why? Who cares? The car can fly! 

Hats off to Square Enix for great planning and event that really gets fans pumped to play their games. It could have only been better if it gave something other than calendars.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Starts Friday

The next series is the extremely odd generational anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable starts Friday and will stream with subtitles both via and CrunchyRoll, we recommend getting on board and following what will no doubt be a new strange adventure about stands, you soul/monster/powers. We believe it's set in 80's Japan, so get ready for some even mor strange clothing and hair styles.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Moonbeam City Cancelled

Comedy Central just showed its renew list and Moonbeam City was not on it. The 80's style, pumped with jokes, dripping with neon show only lasted 10 episodes, but to Comedy Central must have not gained enough in ratings. Frustratingly annoying to hear after that show was in development and went to two Comic-Cons before even hitting TV.

Creator Scott Gairdner took to Twitter to write about the end of his series.

TTDILA loved the series and hopes that Comedy Central has the decency to sell a kickass special Blu-ray with help from Mondo or some other company well versed in special editions.

Grab the show's soundtrack here on iTunes

The Aquarium of the Pacific Will Expand

The Long Beach aquarium, Aquarium of the Pacific, will be expanding in the next few years. Just think parents, more to explore, oh, you're tired already, too bad. We wonder how date nights will go with nights at the aquarium with the new additions.

The new Pacific Visions wing, that sort of looks like a whale, on purpose, is slated to finish in 2018. The new theater sounds like something out of an anime with floor projection and wired seats.

Details on the expansion include

·         Honda Pacific Visions Theater
The two-story, 300-seat Honda Pacific Visions Theater will include a 130-foot-wide by 32-foot-tall screen, curved in a 180 degree arc and a retractable 30-foot-diameter floor projection disc to immerse visitors in a virtual ocean environment. The theater will bring to life epic ocean stories, allowing audiences to discover new species, witness the processes and phenomena of Earth’s ecosystems, and grapple with the many challenges facing the natural world. Each seat will be wired for interactivity, providing visitors opportunities to explore a range of possible trajectories for our planet and underscoring how human action can lead to a more sustainable future. All stories will be developed by the Aquarium in partnership with leading scientists, filmmakers, storytellers, and digital artists. The infrastructure created for this theater will allow for media-rich performances, panel discussions, community meetings, and educational seminars that can incorporate live broadcast feeds and streaming media.

·         Main Entrance and Front Plaza
The Aquarium’s redesigned Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Entrance will include an expanded ticketing area and special members’ entrance, as well as a Member Services Center. The front plaza will serve as a community gathering space, which will feature outdoor programs and art installations.
·         Changing Exhibit Gallery
The expanded Changing Exhibit Gallery will double the existing changing exhibit gallery space, adding a total of 6,000 square feet. The new space will feature live animals and immersive interactive multi-media displays and expansive dynamic projected wall murals to complement and foster deeper engagement with the narrative and themes of each temporary exhibit. These exhibits will be rotated periodically to reflect current scientific issues and discoveries and will be developed in conjunction with the theater experiences.
·         Art Gallery and Orientation Gallery
Visitors will enter the new wing though the Pacific Visions Art Gallery featuring a range of changing installations to establish an emotional connection to the ocean and marine life. Visitors will then proceed into the Orientation Gallery, which will showcase a 26-foot-wide by 8-foot-tall media wall to introduce visitors to the challenges and promises of the future to be explored in the theater.

Weekly What To Do: Trust No One Friday

The 5th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival
March 31-April 3
The Cinefamily

Wayne Federman is a “That Guy”; we are subconsciously familiar with his face, burned into the vacuum tubes of our minds like an errant screensaver. Although his name may not be as familiar, trolling the communal id will reveal his patented one-scene “Federman-and-outs” in a slew of high-profile films: Legally Blonde, 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People, Step Brothers, 50 First Dates — plus substantial arcs in shows like X-Files. The Larry Sanders Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. So when Wayne came to us with the novel idea for a film festival of repertory films curated by stand-up comedians — we were interested. When Wayne explained that the comedians would not only select films that were personally inspiring and influential to them, but would also intro the film, perform, and participate in a post-screening Q&A, we did what any right-thinking movie theater should do — we said YES.

Friday, April 1, 7-9 PM
Gallery1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Dave Perillo & Ian Glaubinger’s artistic tribute to some of the most quotable movies.

Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center Launch Party Celebration

Friday, April 1, 6:00 PM 
Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center 
 $5 parking (Lot W, Gate B

Join us for our launch party celebration with a free block-party style event on the streets located in front of the theater. You can experience the outdoor street party then head inside and experience the new Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center!

First Fridays 2016: Big Screen, Bigger Science
Friday, April 1, 5pm-10pm
The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Join us for First Fridays this season at the intersection of science and fiction. Scientists will discuss the good, the bad and the ridiculous in film – and how Hollywood continues to inspire the next frontier of science exploration.

Sleepless at The Music Center After Hours
Friday, April 1
11:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
$20 in advance; $30 at the door

Revel late into the night at The Music Center with never-before-seen spaces and new experiences as you race toward dawn. From behind-the-scenes backstage access and top floor views, to secluded basement encounters, experience the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion transformed as DJs, dancing, eye-opening video installations, delightful activities and sonic sculptures reimagine our iconic downtown venue.

Opening Reception: Friday, Apr 1 (7pm-10pm)
Konatsu will do live painting
Signing : Saturday 2pm - 5pm

Q Pop
319 E 2nd St, Ste 121, Los Angeles, California 90012 
Qpop is pround to host Konatsuya Exbition.Konatsu is a Japanese base artist. She created the awesome cat kaiju, Negora.The show will showcase many new orginal paintings from her, as well as some custom painted toys.There are over 30 artists custom painting Negoras including Local artists & international artists.

The Heat Is On: A Jerry Bruckheimer Film Festival
April 1-7
UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater - 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free, Must Register

The first showing is Top Gun and it's with Mr. Bruckheimer himself in the Q & A. Danger Zone!

Great Horror Movie Night: The Shining
Friday, April 1, 7:15PM
Griffith Park Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Watch The Shining outside in nature at night.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 30th Anniversary Midnight Screening
Friday, April 1, Midnight
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA


High-Rise Screenings
Start Friday
Multiple Theaters

HIGH-RISE stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Moss); and Mr. Royal (Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.

International Pillow Fight Day
Saturday, April 2,
Time ?
Pershing Square
Free, just need a pillow

To battle with pillows!
Saturday, April 2, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The NerdMelt Showroom

Join us on April 2nd as Stonecutters LA celebrates 4 years of free Simpsons trivia, prizes and episode screenings.

Obscura Society LA: Calder's Rad Pad
Saturday, Apr 2, 10:30 am
Unknown location

Join Field Agent Benjamin Harmon for an exclusive tour of the Rad Pad, Calder's studio / warehouse in DTLA containing an eclectic mix of cardboard projects he's created over the last five years. Highlights include a VHS store, a dungeon, a phone booth, a Japanese train, and even a giant Captain Ivan Drago, the Soviet boxer from Rocky IV. Take a second to process that—a giant cardboard Drago = a boxer made of boxes… mind blown!

April 2-3
850 Bloom Walk Los Angeles CA 90089
$15 to participate in Pokemon-Athon
Prepare for trouble! In honor of the 20th anniversary of Pokemon and the re-release of Pokemon Red, Yellow, and Blue versions on the 3DS, a 24 hour Pokemon-Athon for charity! Trainers will start the marathon at the beginning of either Red, Blue, or Yellow version and get as far as they can while catching and battling pokemon in exchange for trophies and prizes! It's just like any other type of marathon (biking, walking, swimming) but done instead with video games! 

2016 LAAPFF x AAM15 Festival Kickoff Party
Saturday, April 2, 7pm
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101


Join us as we kick off the 32nd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and celebrate 15 years of Angry Asian Man!

Sunday, April 3,
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California 91007
 Japan Family Day at Santa Anita Park was started as a way to introduce Japannese traditional culture and to interact with the people of Southern California. Through the years, it has become one of the most popular spring festivals in the area. Featuring cultural events and demonstrations, Japan Family Day has something for everyone. So, be ready to observe, participate and most of all, have fun.

Sunday, April 3, 7 PM - 10 PM The Regent
448 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90013
Tickets - $5.50 Victory advance (join the Alamo "Victory" email list for details!) / $11 general advance / $16 door
A guided tour through the golden era of "when sitcoms got serious." A custom hour-long mix of the craziest/strangest sitcom melodrama moments ever, plus a few choice episodes in their entirety!

Tuesday April 5, 2016, 8 pm showtime, 6:30 doors

Rockwell Table & Stage
1714 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
We'll be bringing your favorite animated characters to life on the stage to tantalize and tease you! From Batman to Venture Bros., From Archer, to Scooby Doo, we're covering the world of animation with our discarded clothing.