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Monday, April 30, 2018

Aggretsuko @ Sanrio

Aggretsuko merch is in Sanrio shops. The new Netflix series about a female Japanese office worker who is also a red panda who vents during karaoke is a fun little series you can get into. Our favorite product has to be two rolls of Aggretsuko toilet paper featuring scenes from the show like they're a manga in pink.

Nintendo LABO Fakes

LABO Carrying Case from UPS

Just a few we spotted far.

LABO Camera

LABO Voice Chat

Nintendo LABO VR Concepts

Little Tokyo Open Last Weekend

It was the last weekend of the Little Tokyo's 9-hole pop-up miniature golf course, The Little Tokyo Open. We would say it was more for little kids and their parents then teens or adults. Each hole was suppose to represent something about Little Tokyo's culture our history, they were a bit hit or miss, just like our play through. A different artist was suppose to create each hole, so they would all have a different look. Though, one artist did get two holes, I guess they didn't get enough applicants.

It was very funny to be scored by little kids following behind us during our game. "He went 6 times," said the little score keepers.

Those who played a game got a free t-shirt when returning their club and ball. A nice memento of a little course in Little Tokyo.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War Cast Tour & CyberGarbage

Check out some of the cast from Avengers: Infinity War  touring LA and making a stop at Golden Apple Comics on Melrose.

Also check out CyberGarbage from some of the people who made The Attack on Twitch, but since that show is now dead, they're making this. It's an... internet show.

Famicase 2018 Entry Super Fun Crazy Jonathan Game Show

Our graphic designer Andrew Gallardo and myself, your editor, have entered into Famicase again this year. Famicase is an annual art show in Japan featuring work from artists all over the world of fiction famicon or "NES" games. This time, I came up with a take on the Japanese game show, mainly stolen from Takeshi's Castle. Andrew's mind wandered with it and apparently I became a big-headed version of a delinquent from Stanley Kubrick's a Clockwork Orange instead of the game show's host.
Here's the game synopsis: Contestants, are you ready to face whatever Jonathan has come up with? You and up to one other friend can see who can win, Super Fun Crazy Jonathan Game Show! Master the courses, don't fall in the slime pits and whatever you do, don't get Jonathan angry! He's king of the castle and he is a cruel game master. So become the the number one big man in Japan. Can you beat Super Fun Crazy Jonathan Game Show!

Will share more on this year's show from different artists as more of their art is revealed online.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Can't Wait To See A Movie Where Gondola to Dodger Stadium Falls

A proposed gondola line that would hang over the 110 to Dodger Stadium is up for Metro approval. It would start at Union Station and allow an alternative way to get to the stadium beyond our clogged... This just in.


We have word that some disgruntled former baseball player has taken over one of the proposed gondolas and says he'll start throwing out hostages unless his demands are met.

Oh, wait it looks like the new drone copters KTLA 5 and many other local news teams have proposed are getting footage of what appears to be a police officer at the top of the gondola.

Shots are being fired through the top of the gondola, but the officer on top has dodged them by the skin of his teeth.

Now the officer is breaking through the glass window and trying to subdue the disgruntled player  whose wielding a baseball bat.

Oh, no! The disgruntle player has a hostage. He's pointing a bat right at our cop hero and signaling he'll drop the hostage with the bat. A young women who could be played by anyone who looks like that she's in her early  20's. There's now a scuffle.

The hostage is safe and the cop and baseball player are now both on top on the gondola fighting each other.

It's swaying as it enters the stadium, but since the Dodgers asked for too much money to be in the film the Angeles are playing.

Oh, the disgruntled player swings at the cop and misses. He missed again. On his third strike he misses and he is out...out of the gondola and a falling to the bases. And he just misses home plate.

Looks like he isn't safe. (wink)

Oh, not, but the proposed gondola isn't going to make it, the disgruntled player's bat made it into the wires up top.

It's coming down!!!

Oh, luckily the Elon Musk invited inflatables are puffing up. Looks like they fell into the stands, but everyone made it out safe. Except for that disgruntled baseball player.

via LA Times

Deadpool 2 Pop Up Bar Coming May 10

What's up mercs? We ask, because Deadpool 2 is having a pop-up bar based on the mercenary bar from the movies made real in LA for a few nights only. Starting May 10-12 you can visit the bar, Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Girls,  in real life. It takes over the bar Slipper Crunch for a few days then goes back into the ether.

You have to RSVP for some free booze and chimichangas, one of Deadpool's favs, sponsored by Mike’s Harder.

Sister Margaret’s Pop-Up
May 10 - May 12, 2018 | The Slipper Clutch | 7pm-11:30pm Nightly
Free, Must RSVP

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Katie Rice ‏& Vera Brosgol Getting Sh*t Done

First up, Katie Rice, who we've liked for a long time, let us never forget her Skadi, is gonna be a director on the Animaniacs reboot. She's pretty good a drawing ladies, so let's hope the show still allows for Hello Nurse or it might be like the new PPG, where Ms. Bellum went bye-bye.

Vera Brosgol, another lady we're a long time fan of, cuz of her web-comic and her graphic novel Anya's Ghost, that's being turned into a live action film, just released her newest graphic novel, Be Prepared. It seems like it's a semi-autobiographical take on her experience at camp as a child. And it's all kinds of messed-up childhood trauma. It's a delight for young and old readers. Hopefully, she'll get her own directing gig that has something to do about Russia in the future.

The Getty Villa Finally Redone

The Getty Villa is finally done, after three long years, it's done. Oh, it has been running for years now, but different halls and areas have been closed as pieces have been moved around for a new look. Now, finally, after years, all of The Getty Villa is open for museum-goers to glimpse into the past. *Hopefully, they can fix the pool next.

Read more about it here.

Ghost Stories Limited Release

We've been hearing some great reviews and love for Ghost Stories, a modern horror film, that some say are making their top 10 horror of the film year lists. It's only on VOD through the cable companies right now, no streaming on iTunes or YouTube. And it's having a limited release at the Nuarte starting Friday, probably to qualify for some awards. Your next chance to see it streaming on better apps won't be until later this Summer. So, if down for some spine-tingling horror check out Ghost Stories limited run.

Ghost Stories
Nuarte Theatre
Starts Friday April 27th

Synopsis: Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases. Will they make a believer of him yet?

Weekly What To Do: Women Rock and other Film Festivals

 Cobra Kai Premiere feat. Karate Kid
April 25
Select Theaters

* See how much of the valley you can identify
The original 1984 classic The Karate Kid returns to the big screen for an exclusive one-night event; featuring the premiere of the first two episodes of the new YouTube Red series, Cobra Kai.

Apr 25- May 1
Multiple Theaters

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) builds community awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people through film.

TCM Classic Film Festival

Apr 26-29
Multiple Theaters Around Hollywood
$ Individual tickets at $20 for most screenings and events.  Individual tickets to the Official Closing Night presentations of ANIMAL HOUSE (1978) or THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925), if available, will be priced at $30. Students with valid student ID will receive a 50% discount off all individual tickets.

 Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.

April 26 - 29, 2018
Thurs. 4/26 - Ahrya Fine Arts Theater
8556 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Fri. 4/27 - Sun 4/29 - Laemmle Monica Film Center
1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Three days of non-stop action! Approximately 75 films, all dedicated to women in action.

The Donut Show
Opening Reception
Friday. Apr 27 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Gallery 1988: LA
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046
"Yayyy! It's The Donut Show! A solo art exhibit from Cuddly Rigor Mortis, aka Kristin Tercek featuring 40 original donut paintings and over a dozen prints. Treat your eyeballs, meet Kristin and get some non-caloric sweets for your life."

Royce's Arcade New Prices and Hours

"As of April 27, 2018 our admission price will increase to $5 per person per day."Enjoy over 100 free to play arcade games every Friday through Sunday! Enjoy endless rounds of Pac-Man, Centipede, DDR, Air Hockey, Street Fighter, Spiderman, and more! Coming soon you will be able to sign up and purchase yourself a Royce's Arcade monthly membership for just $10 a month to have over 100 games to play on any of the 12 freeplay days in the month!"

International Tabletop Day
Saturday, April 28
Multiple Locations

A day to play tabletop games with special events around LA.

It¹s nearly here! International Tabletop Day is happening this Saturday, April 28th ­ and to celebrate, the team at Geek & Sundry is playing games all day and streaming the action on Twitch, YouTube, and Alpha starting at 9AM PT

Line Weight VI
April 28, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Apr 28, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 

Featuring a roster of artists known for their emphatic and brilliant use of the drawn line, we are excited to announce the sixth iteration of Line Weight! Join us April 28, 2018 from 7:00 - 10:00PM as we unveil new and original drawings from new and old Gallery Nucleus favorites for our annual back-to-basics drawing exhibition!

Street Food Cinema's New Season Starts

Saturday, April 28th
LA State Historic Park in Los Angeles

With special guests from this cult classic Sasha Jenson "Don" & Wiley Wiggins "Mitch" for a Q&A before the film starts at 8:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm with live music from Reckless  )at 6:30pm. Food Truck favorites Baby's Badass Burgers, Belly Bombz, Cousins Maine Lobster, Keep it C'asian, Okamoto, Pinch of Flavor, Prince of Venice, Richeeze Melts, Sabores de Mexico, The Shrimp and Taco Stop, Spitz, White Rabbit, Word of Mouth, Dream Donut, Recess Truck, and more will be onsite.

Video Munch presents: Tammy & T-Rex
Sat, April 28, 2018
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Come trip your senses and laff your butte offe as we deep-dive into the Dynasty crew’s favorite YouTube wormholes! Ultra-low view counts, inscrutable malarky, indescribable bliss and impossible humanity collide as we pan for video gold like found-footage forty-niners. This is Video Munch.
And for the epic finale, it’s a condensed 45-minute version of TAMMY AND THE T-REX: our favorite VHS slice of dinosaur havoc.

Bad Girls Film Club 4-Film Marathon!

Sat, Apr 28, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Advance Screening! REVENGE, 2018, Neon, 108 min. Dir. Coralie Fargeat. Debut director Coralie Fargeat announces her stunning arrival, painting a crimson canvas of hypnotic beauty and bloody retribution in this razor-sharp feminist subversion of the revenge-thriller.

Channel 101
Sat, Apr 28
Two screenings! 7 and 9PM
Downtown Independent

No longer a show, in fact. A living, autonomous, untelevised TV network, powered not by promise of reward to the artist, but by the artist's desire to reward the audience.

Jackalope Pasadena: Spring 2018
Apr 28 - Apr 29
Central Park, City of Pasadena
275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, California 91105
Shop 200+ handmade artisans at Jackalope Pasadena this spring. 
Sat, Apr 28, 2018, 8:00 PM 
4067 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

• 150+ Emerging Artists
• Live Body Painting
• 2 Stages with Live Music & DJs
• Live Art
• Free Pancake Bar

Festival of Colors in San Fernando Valley
Saturday April 28, 2018 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Woodley Park
6100 Woodley Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Throw colored flour at each other and dance at this Holi event.

Little Tokyo Open
Apr 28-29
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Visit, learn, explore, and play in LittleTokyo at the inaugural Little Tokyo Mini Open. This is a 9 hole pop-up miniature golf course located in the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. Every hole is a vibrant artwork created by a local artist paying tribute to the past, present, and future of our 134-year old Japanese American community!

AutoCon Los Angeles 2018
Sunday, Apr 29 at 1 PM - 8 PM
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90015 
 On Sunday, April 29th, 2018, the Los Angeles Convention Center will open its doors and welcome thousands of passionate enthusiasts to AutoCon Los Angeles 2018. The show features the world’s top show vehicles and notable industry brands all under one roof while creating a unique experience allowing attendees the opportunity to connect and share common interests with one another.
Opens Tuesday, May 1 at 5 PM
7100 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
"SAVED BY THE MAX" is custom detailed to replicate the gangs favorite hangout, The bring your cameras & hop in one of our many new photo opps!
May 1-31
Multiple locations
Explore the best offerings from L.A.’s top bars, cafes, hotels, markets, and restaurants and the world’s best chefs at hundreds of extraordinary events. Help raise awareness and funds to fight food waste, hunger, and food insecurity and to promote sustainability.