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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Beyond Fest 2020: F&%k Covid Edition Almost Sold-Out

 


4 movies are not sold out as of writing this. As we warned you Thursday, Beyond Fest is still happening this year and in a drive-in theater no less. The people behind Beyond Fest have been doing it for weeks now, so it shouldn't be that much of a surprise. Almost everything is sold out though, so hurry and grab what remaining tickets there are left of this years wonderful selection of murder, mayhem and some sort of drug based time travel, that old gem.

Oct 2-8
Mission Tiki Drive-In, Clairmont

The lovely titled Beyond Fest 2020: F&%k Covid Edition has many special premieres that sadly are sold out, but hopefully will be coming to your local drive-in. The West Coast Premiere of Possessor Uncut is a literal mind-melter from Brandon Cronenberg son of David Cronenberg and we can't wait to see it in a drive-in Oct 9th.

We're dismayed that the darn thing can't be in it's ancestral home of the Egyptian, but it's powering on to smash Covid in its d&@k.

The Wolf of Snow Hollow, we just posted on in our Friday Posters section, is something to sink our teeth into, it'll be out on Oct 9th too, but at home on Video on Demand. One deputy just wants to get a win and one werewolf is stopping him.

We're are beyond bummed we didn't rush to grab tickets for Psycho Goreman, also, as a joke, known as PG, which will not doubt be the bloodiest mess at Beyond Fest this year.

Face it, every movie at Beyond Fest this year is worth watching just for whatever crazy experience Beyond Fest has dreamed up. We're amazed it's not completely sold out, but past this weekend forget it.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Friday Posters: Welcome to the Blumhouse, The Wolf of Snow Hollow & Death of Nintendo

 

4 Blumhouse originals are coming out this October free with Prime. None of them look that good, though. Welcome to the Blumhouse to the October.

Out on Oct 9th on VOD is The Wolf of Snow Hollow.

Part of the upcoming Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Death of Nintendo is less about the NES and more about a coming of age story. Oh, and blackouts the cause nerdy kids to go outside instead of playing Nintendo.



Thursday, September 17, 2020

Movie Hype: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival & Beyond Fest Not Dead?

 

September 24 - October 31, 2020
Online

Not some of our favorite content this year, but we're always interested in one or two films every time the long named fest comes to town.

-The West Coast Premiere  of DEATH OF NINTENDO. A narrative feature directed by Raya Martin and set in 90's Manila, this film follows four friends who go on a journey of self-discovery together as they play videogames and wrestle with new dilemmas.
 

 In the late 1970s, when L.A.’s punk rock scene was exploding, an unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo started by Japanese Americans returning from America’s WWII concentration camps became one of its most popular hang-outs. That’s when Sansei “Atomic Nancy” with her “take-no-prisoners” punk make-up and demeanor took the café over from her parents and cranked up the jukebox. Infamous for its eclectic clientele—from Japanese American locals and kids from East L.A. to yakuza and the biggest rock stars of the day—the Atomic Café became an important part of L.A.’s punk rock history.

 

Looks like Beyond Fest is still on this year. Details on Friday Sept 18.

Game Hype: Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters, Pac-Man Scratchers, PS5?, Gelatinous Cube Bag & More

 

 Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters" art exhibit happening in Japan.

via Rockman Corner

Pac-Man Scratchers are back in California. You got to Scratch your way to the finish without a ghost grabbing you. Oddly, the symbols for Pac-Man really work in this format.
 


-Retailers Screwed Everyone on PlayStation 5 Preorders

Why does anyone even want at PS5? $70 games and nothing to play when it comes out. Wait a year. 

-Oculus Quest 2 review: smaller, cheaper, better

Looks like it might be better to invest in VR and a better computer 

NIS America PAX Online Sale

- A documentary movie on Nintendo vs Sega in the 90's is coming out to CBS All Access Sept 23rd. It look almost exactly like Netflix's High Score, a 6 part mini-series doc on gaming.  


The Unfinished Swan is now out on PC and iOS. If you missed this game, we suggest you play it. A fun artsy thinker. We wonder if it had any relation with the name of Untitled Goose Game?
 
 

We wouldn't put our dice in their, but other cool stuff.



Local: Things Could Be Better

 

There's a special drive-in event in Chinatown Oct 2-4, but only 100 cars can go each night. Tickets go on sale September 21st. 

The rest of this is all pretty bad or sad.
 

 

$275,000 is now the reward money for anyone leading to the arrest of whomever shot two officers minding their own business in a police car in Compton. Authorities asked anyone with information to call 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact “Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), using the “P3 Tips” mobile app or visiting lacrimestoppers.org.
 
For some dumb reason our Sheriff asked basketball star Lebron James to match the reward total for another $100,000 when it was that amount. After that, Kobe Bryant's widow got angry at the idea an cited how his own deputies took pictures and leaked them for cash. They leaked photos of the helicopter site where they recovered her husband and daughter's bodies.
 
But it doesn't stop there.
 

 
A reporter for KPCC/LAist got arrested at the hospital the two officers we're taken to as protesters stupidly we're there to -we're not sure, but to egg on police. Some sources say they were there to send a message telling police they hope the cops in the shooting die. Josie Huang of KPCC started recording a protestor and the deputies arrested her seemingly unlawfully.
 

Oh and fellow local radio station isn't doing great either with staff having to leave over lack of funds due to Covid.

 
It's ridiculous how little has been made for the homeless with so much money given to the program. 

No one is saying anything about corruption, but if it's not that, then it's incompetence.
 
We're having these moments thanks to the lack of places for homeless to stay even though there's a billion dollars in money to have a place. WTF?
 
 
Dodger Fans were not happy to have the Astros back in town. They got caught cheating, but kept the World Series title from us. So some fans hired a plane to fly this over Dodger Stadium for their latest game. "Hey Astros, Try Stealing This Sign," was up in the air.  It's noting the fact that the Astros were cheating by figuring out and watching the Dodger's hand signals or signs. 
 

The original Pacific Dining Car is switching to selling food online, it doesn't seem like the restaurant is gonna be around after Covid as their selling everything inside it. 
 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Weekly What To Do: Don't Be So Crestfallen, There's Still Stuff To Do


Murder in the Woods
Thursday, September 17, 6pm
 
Followed by a Live Q&A with Director/Producer/Alumnus Luis Iga Garza, Writer/Producer/Actor/SCA Alumna Yelyna De León, and Cast Members Jeanette Samano, Chelsea Rendon, Catherine Toribio, Kade Wise, Jordan Diambrini, and Rolando Molina.
  
 

Prop 15: Market Value Property Taxes for School Funding
THURSDAY SEP 17, 2020 5 PM PDT
 
In 1978, California voters passed perhaps the most infamous ballot measure in the state’s history. Proposition 13 allowed property to be taxed at the price at which it was purchased, rather than its market value. Critics argue that the drastic reduction in property tax revenue over time has weakened public schools, which rely heavily on that revenue. 
 


Starts Fri Sept 18
 
Old World Huntington Beach has been host of Orange County's Biggest Party since 1977! This year's Oktoberfest promises to be the best celebration yet, offering authentic German Food (voted "Best Bratwurst" in California), imported German Beers, German Bands straight from Germany, an army of Beautiful Shot Girls, and other festivities, competitions, games & more. So come on down and experience the best Oktoberfest celebration in the World - Old World Huntington Beach. 
 

Fri-Sun
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 
$6 per person 
$6 parking
 
This outdoor museum experience features up to thirty species of butterflies and caterpillars in a netted enclosure filled with native plants and natural light, and provides spacious pathways to safely connect with nature in the heart of L.A. The indoor Museum will remain closed until further notice. 
 

Starting September 18 in Virtual Cinemas
 
Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventures of young explorers Riko and Reg, who are joined by their new friend Nanachi as they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses. There they encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s troubled past. Although Bondrewd is ingratiatingly hospitable and the trio soon becomes fast friends with his gregarious daughter, Prushka, the brave adventurers know things are not always as they seem in the enigmatic Abyss...
 

Sep 19, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
 
Join Sara Kipin for her first solo show with us at Gallery Nucleus! Featuring new original work as well as revisited and updated work from her Knights series, Sara will also have a new art book available featuring her work through the years.  


I'm really in in for this kick-a$$ shirt. 
 


INDIGNATION (Main Room) 
Josh Keyes Inside Out (Main Room)
Kobusher Come Out and Play(Project Room)
Nicola Caredda G-d Save My Sweet Pusher(Office)
Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, September 19, 2020 Virtual Opening via Instagram Live
 


Thinkspace is pleased to present IndigNation, featuring new works by Brazilian born and Los Angeles-based artist Alvaro Naddeo. Interested in the study of castaway objects and the subtle graphic nuances of urban detritus gleaned from the city sphere, the artist combines its textures and edges in compositional amalgams. Thinkspace is pleased to present new works by Portland-based artist Josh Keyes in Inside Out. Keyes creates lush, hyperrealistic paintings of our civilization’s dystopian aftermath; a post-human planet left ecologically ravaged and dissipated, sits aflame, overgrown or beneath water, while a new natural order attempts to reclaim its disastrous inheritance. Thinkspace is pleased to present the debut North American solo exhibition from pop artist Kobusher, hailing from the Philippines. Being a child of the 80’s, the artist was raised on pop culture and, in turn, his visual narrative has been honed with the help of Sesame Street, Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, Run Dmc, and MTV. Thinkspace is pleased to present the debut North American solo exhibition from Italian artist Nicola Caredda. The artist was born in Cagliar, Italy in 1981. Caredda studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Halloween 2020: THE BITE LA: Halloween Food Crawl and Creature Safari, Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning, Tokyo Home Stay Massacre, GLORP Stickers and Shirt & Nightmares II

 

Open select dates and times throughout October, 2020
$38-$98
 
A special drive-thru Halloween event taking place at Legg Lake, only 12 miles from downtown L.A.! From Meyer2Meyer Entertainment, the creators of House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soiree, Kaleidoscope Experience, co-creators of Rated R Speakeasy and the former creative director behind 10 years of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and Great Horror Campout.

This unique twist on the drive-thru/drive-into haunted attraction offers a delectable Halloween food crawl that snakes its way around eerie Legg Lake, includes 8 Bites, campfire dessert, fall-favorite warm beverage and immersive entertainment that guests can enjoy from the safety of their own vehicle. 
 
They offer a Vegan option, which I'm telling from experience from the Great Horror Campout was some bad choices including a vegan muffin thrown into a fire that wouldn't burn.


October 24 & 25th
Heritage Square Museum 
3800 Homer Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90031 
$10 – $20
 
Wander the outdoor museum and visit stations to learn customs and attitudes about turn-of-the-century death, spiritualism, and historical practices.
 

Fun read on what Japan's doing for haunts other than giving us the drive-thru scares. How about being stuck in a restroom, some can be pretty scary. 
 
Staying with Japanese horror, we're very much giving a look for this upcoming horror movie out Oct 2nd on VOD, Tokyo Home Stay Massacre.
 

 

$12.00
 

$23.00 

 
 Little Nightmares II, missing Halloween, but out for Valentine's Day next year.

What We Found On The Net Today: Super Crash Bro, Deadly Games 4k, Annapurna Interactive Deluxe Limited Edition & Welcome to Canada Song

 


$125.00 

Mario face planting on your desk or your lawn, who doesn't want that?
 

 

$34.99

One of our favorite Christmas films is coming to America from France/Germany in a new 4K release. This is an insane 80's movie filled with tropes from films from the same era. A little rich boy who lives in a castle/mansion has to protect his house from a murderous psycho dressed as Santa. Sound familiar? It's like Home Alone, but so utterly bonkers different there's no way Home Alone copied them,  as this film came first. No, really, the people behind this one tried to sue the studio behind Home Alone and lost. Though only way to see it legally now in the US is through Shudder's streaming service or if you're like us get a Blu-ray copy from Germany with no region lock.

We could go on and on, but essentially this is the perfect Christmas film to watch with your friends and have your head blow away by Santa and France's early Internet called Minitel.


Annapurna Interactive Deluxe Limited Edition 
https://www.iam8bit.com/collections/annapurna-interactive/products/annapurna-interactive-deluxe-limited-edition
$ 199.99
 
We're sad The Angry Beavers couldn't make an appearance in The Loud House. They're in the animatic, not the finished product. 
 

What We Found On The Net Today: X-Men and Jojo Bizarre Adventure Looks

 

X-men Face Mask 

 

We think it would look good with this X-men like Jacket, though you might be able to find better X-men Jackets out there. 



LIQUID X MARVEL 2020 X-MEN ZIP JACKET



 

X-Men: The Art and Making of The Animated Series

And we have a lovely X-book, a book about the production of the animated series. 

OMG! It's time for some JoJo merch



Menacing Black and Pink or Purple Snapback

Bizarre Discount Noodle