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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Alex Corea Not Dead


We miss The Attack and the heart and soul of it, got a new show.

PARASITE Live to Picture Event Jan 26 NieR Orchestra Concert Jan 29

PARASITE Live to Picture Event
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 - 7:30PM
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$32.00 - $49.00
 
Bong Joon Ho's Academy AwardⓇ nominated, PARASITE will have its score performed live to picture at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Featuring 37 musicians, the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by PARASITE composer, Jung Jaeil. Featuring an introduction by Academy AwardⓇ nominated director, Bong Joon Ho.

NieR Orchestra Concert
Wed, Jan 29, 2020 - 8:00PM
Microsoft Theater
777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$49 and up 
 
This West Coast premiere concert will be performed by full symphony orchestra and chorus, and will feature the vocal stylings of renowned soloist Emi Evans, under the direction of GRAMMY Award-winner and acclaimed conductor Arnie Roth. With specially created HD gameplay video projected on a giant screen, accompanied by the sonic power of over 100 musicians on stage, fans will be immersed in the world of NieR like never before!


Valentine's Day Massacre Part 3: Schmalentine’s Day, Bloody and Swords

We've got more events for Valentine's Day. Yes, we already gave you
Now we have part 3. 
Multiple Screenings
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown LA
$

A fine selection of movies filled with love...or near to it.

Tue, February 11, 2020
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
TCL Chinese 6 Theaters
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
$16

Join us for some killer Valentine Festivities at the MY BLOODY VALENTINE Fears & Beers screening. A Q&A with actress Helene Udy and additional cast tba moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death. follows the screening.

Taking place on Feb 14th

Love Cupid's Rapier - Couples Fencing Class
8:30 PM – 10 PM
Swordplay LA
416 South Victory Boulevard, Burbank, California 91502
$36
 
Learn the art of swordplay with your love this Valentine’s Day.

Forget the clichéd Valentine’s date ideas - do something truly unique and learn how to stab your partner for fun this year. The two of you get to learn the basics of this wonderful sport through fun, partner-based games and couple vs. couple competition. Besides getting a fun workout, we’ll be handing out free champagne and food at the end of class. And we’ll take your pictures, of course. 
 
DYNASTY TYPEWRITER
2511 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90057
DynastyLand Valentine Soirée (For Lovers and Loners) - An Immersive Multiroom Party Experience!An evening of enchantertainment™ for lighthearted lovers and loners alike!
Join us at Dynasty on February 14th for the date night, friend night, or treat yo'self solo night you’ve been needing! There will be something for everyone in one of the many rooms and activity spaces that will come to life for this night only

Monday, January 20, 2020

Cartoon Hype: Owl House pics


Pure NPR Talk: Some Guy Didn't Like The Oy Posters For Curb Your Enthusiasm

Someone likes to argue and seems to forget that the people who do advertising for shows might not delve deep into the characters they're watching. We thought the poster is pretty iconic. And simply and good reminder the show is coming back.

Oy  — Why those ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ posters are pretty, pretty bad

We loved the breaking of the selfie stick and the pushing over the electric scooters here in LA. It all took place in the first episode of season 10.

PaleyFest 2020: The Boys, Picard, Curb Your Enthusiasm & The Mandalorian

PalyFest 2020 has a pretty, pretty good selections of shows for you to get the inside scoop of.  Check out the full list below. That includes seeing the stars of the show and the people who make it. A real treat for fans. General public tickets are on sale now.

It all takes place at the Dolby Theatre, not the Paley Center.

full schedule below

Saturday, January 18, 2020

A Werewolf Celebration Feb 7 Night Fever Feb 13 & 16


Let's all enjoy our love of werewolves and whatever weird stuff Creep LA has come up with.

First up, we have A Werewolf Celebration, a special night and screening of all things werewolf. The preshow seems to be showcasing all the werewolf material you can handle. The screening itself is a never before seen feature film. It's from the fine folks who give us Slashback Video which is having another go later in February.

A Werewolf Celebration
Friday, Feb 7 Doors 9:45pm 
Dynasty Typewriter
2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tickets: $10 Advanced / $15 Day Of Show*
18+

Next up is the secretive new experience/live play from Creep LA, which at this point hasn't given any details. It's more of a trust us if you liked Creep LA. It looks like it involves getting funky though. And disco dancing.

Night Fever
Feb 13 & 16
Location?
$? Tickets on sale 1/20/20

These Two Video Game Movies Look Like Forgettable Fun


The little kid in us wants to see them for how dumb they look and for the surprising amount of actors we generally like as cameo characters. But for real, these are gonna be some forgettable video game films. We'll even give credit with the special effects in Free Guy looking top notch, but still. Great graphics don't make a great film.

*Side note
We wish studios allowed for original soundtracks, because we truly love Hardcore Henry, it just would have been at a whole other level if it didn't use old tracks like a TV commercial. These movies look like they're gonna use old tracks in the same way.

We're sure they'll be fun to watch for a weekend movie when you just want to chill at home, but there's not gonna be much substance over style. It's gun and explosions. If you just want to clear you mind for an hour or two you have these this year.

 Guns Akimbo In Theaters, On Demand & On Digital on February 28th 2020
 Free Guy opens in U.S. theaters July 3, 2020.

NBC Covers Those Valley Theme Song Videos For Some Reason

For some reason NBC covered the work of Dr Jedly, the guy who does those funny theme song videos for parts of the Valley and the outlands filled with crime and homelessness. It's funny in itself when NBC asks a random homeless man his thoughts on the videos, he doesn't like them.

...then you realize that...oh, yeah, that's how bad the Valley has been for a long time.

Eeesh.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Valentine's Day Massacre Part 2: Luchadores, Sandler & Lover's Rock

We've got more events for Valentine's Day. Yes. we already gave you Valentine's Day Massacre Part 1: Guns & Piranhas.

Now, we've got some more events you should be planning on going to.

Pin Ups ‘N Pin Downs
February 12 & 13
The Mayan Theater, 1038 S Hill ST, Downtown Los Angeles,
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8.15pm
Tickets are on sale now for $40.00 for general admission tickets (includes mezzanine and balcony seating and standing unreserved) and $55.00 for ringside tickets
21+

Featuring incredible musical guests
STARCRAWLER
PIN-UPS:
MISS MIRANDA -TRIXIE LITTLE- VERONICA YUNE
JUST ADDED:
PoleStar BRYNN ROUTE!!
& LVV debut of MISS TOSH!!
PIN-DOWNS:
Tiny minis MICRO MAN vs CHAMUEL! Fist time in USA and it’s a grudge match after Micro Man took Chamuels mask!!
SOBERANO Jr -TAYA VALKYRIE- JOEY RYAN – EL BOMBERO/TJP
SEXI MEXIS – PANTERA LINDA – WILLIE MACK
KATERINA WATERS – MAGNO!
CRAZY CHICKENS & MORE TBA!!!
Special guest comics!!
BLAINE CAPATCH & JEFF DAVIS!!

All the following take  place Feb 14th

The Wedding Singer Valentine's Day Party
7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Cinespia at the Los Angeles Theatre
615 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
$35 – $80
Our Valentine's Party. Live music, DJ dance party, 5 floors of bars, free photobooth and The Wedding Singer in a beautiful movie palace!
My Vintage Valentine Dinner Show
6:00pm & 9:00pm Dinner Seatings
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach CA., 90802
TICKETS:
First Seating at 6:00pm
  • 275.00 per couple
Second Seating at 9:00pm
  • 295.00 per couple

21+ 



Celebrate love aboard the Queen Mary this Valentine’s Day for an unforgettable evening of romance and old-world glamour. Selling out each year, My Vintage Valentine Dinner Show dazzles the crowd with vintage burlesque beauties, French cancan dancers, and acrobats that will take guests on a visual journey as they dine on a delectable four-course meal in one of the Queen Mary’s historic salons. Attendees will be delighted by this “four-course love story,” where a tantalizing new act appears on stage with each course of the meal — beginning with a couple’s heart-pounding first encounter…all the way through a Parisian honeymoon.
Grand Park Lovers Rock – Valentine’s Day
7 PM – 11 PM
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
Free
Rooted in the reggae sounds of the 1970s and in Caribbean nightclubs in London, Lovers Rock is more than a music genre—it serves as a space of love, identity and resistance, fostering a nuanced intersection of gender and expression. Grand Park celebrates Lovers Rock and transforms the 12-acre urban oasis with mood lighting and curated music into the premier date spot for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget. Angelenos can bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a romantic evening at tables for two around Grand Park’s iconic Arthur J. Will Memorial fountain followed by a moonlit walk throughout the park’s Olive Court amidst the historic views of Los Angeles City Hall. Guests will experience special music curated to enhance the park’s beautiful surroundings

Australia Fire Relief Humble Bundle

For $25 you get quite a lot of good games on Steam. Some, we're kind of pissed we got during the Winter sale. At least they're not calling it a fire sale.

Australia Fire Relief Humble Bundle

And all the proceeds go to help the animals affected by the fires in Australia.

Anyway, here's all the games you get and you can always give the codes to friends if you've already got them in your collection.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Weekly What To Do: We Have Pun-Offs Now

ArcLight Cinemas & Collider Present the For Your Consideration Series
US Q&A
Q&A to follow with Writer/Director Jordan Peele

Wednesday, January 15
after 7:00PM show
in the Dome
JOJO RABBIT Q&A
Q&A to follow with Writer/Director Taika Waititi 
Friday, January 17
after 6:15PM show
in the Dome







HIDA | A Woodwork Tradition in the Making

Jan 16- Apr 12
Japan House
Free

The exhibition highlights the Hida region’s enduring craft connections to wood and the forest. The featured objects and processes engage the five senses and touch upon all aspects of contemporary lifestyle. From the raw materials of the forest, the origins of Hida’s craft traditions, to the furniture designs developed by Hida Sangyo in collaboration with some of the world’s top contemporary designers, such as Enzo Mari and Sori Yanagi, the exhibition spans the evolution of Hida’s relationships with the Forest, Human needs, Time, and Craft.

Miwa Matreyek: Infinitely Yours
Thursday, January 16- January 18
REDCAT
631 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
$22

This kaleidoscopic, dreamlike merger of the fanciful and the scientific takes you to a world rich  in surrealism and metaphor. With Infinitely Yours, Los Angeles multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek further pushes her signature technique of layered projections, intricate animation, and live performance

Freaked 35mm Screening
Fri, Jan 17, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
$

*This is pretty messed up
Mondo Music is proud to announce for the first time ever on vinyl the score & soundtrack to FREAKED. Available for purchase in the lobby, the new double vinyl edition features Kevin Kiner’s full score to the movie as well as songs from Butthole Surfers, Blind Idiot God, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins and more!
Discussion following with directors Alex Winter and Tom Stern; co-writer Tim Burns, composer Kevin Kiner; production designer Catherine Hardwicke; special effects artists Steve Johnson, Tony Gardner and Bill Corso; actors John Hawkes and Lee Arenberg; Henry Rollins and Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers. Hosted by Drew McWeeney.
@ Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Ilya Kuvshinov Workshop
Thu, January 16, 2020
Jan 16, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
$100

Gallery Nucleus is excited to welcome Ilya Kuvshinov to the main gallery to demonstrate his skills in person! Ilya will show a limited number of attendees his entire process from beginning to finish in a live illustration demo.

The Art of The Wonderland / Ilya Kuvshinov Screening / Panel
Jan 17, 6:00PM - 10:00PM
$20

 Join us as we take a behind the scenes look and celebrate the us release of the new film THE WONDERLAND. As the lead concept artist, renowned illustrator, Ilya Kuvshinov will be flying in from Japan for a special screening of the film, follwed by a Q&A and book signing.

Foxy Fashions Signing w/ Yoshi Yoshitani
Jan 18, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Artist Yoshi Yoshitani will be signing copies of her newly released fashion and illustration book Foxy Fashions.

Anime related 
Jan 15-17
Select Theaters
$
GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…
Fri, January 17, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST
The Secret Movie Club
1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90021
$10

Made for the then emerging direct to video market, Vampire Hunter D had a smaller budget than its feature film peers. But in a strange way, this freed up director Toyoo Ashida to make a more exciting, violent, sensual animation.

Screening of Japanese anime classic GHOST IN THE SHELL
Sat, Jan 18, 2020, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
$11 and up

Often considered one of the greatest Japanese anime movies of all time, Ghost in the Shell, again dives head first into the darker, deeper waters of more adult sci-fi.
Jan 18-19
*Part of larger Asian American Expo 
admission gets you into the expo too.
Fairplex
2118 N White Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
$12 and up
The event will highlight appearances from "celebrities", special guests, eSports, panels, cosplay, VIP parties, vendors, artist alleys, delicious food, treats, and the cutest (kawaii) fashion from our runway stage! The goal for this event is to provide casual fans and otakus to have a venue to gather and indulge in fandom. To meet like-minded people and motivate creativity within the community.
Saturday, January 18, 7:30 pm–11 pm
Resnick Pavilion  |  LACMA 
Free
Swinging Soirée Plus ticket $25
DAPPER DAY + LACMA returns! Step out in style for a private after-hours party in the galleries. Bring your evening glamour as you mingle among LACMA's current exhibitions including the newly opened Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific, and more





Los Angeles Pun-Off!
Sat, January 18, 2020
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Silverlake JCC
1110 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 

The Pun-Off brings together a diverse community of wordplayers and countless unfortunate bystanders (and sitters). We are proud to invite you to celebrate the contagious power of the pun, the lowest form of comedy and the highest form of intellect; a prized tool of parents, kindergarten teachers, Facebook trolls, and Witzelsucht patients everywhere!

Mackey Apartments 1137 S Cochran Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Free
Scoring, Building is a new project by Michelle Jaja Chang that investigates architecture as an allographic or notational art. The work is a temporary and durational intervention in the courtyard of the Mackey Apartments. The project proposes an architectural instantiation from the basis of a score, written by the architect, which is then translated into instructions for the construction of the installation itself.






2020 Lunar New Year Celebration
January 19, 2020 
2pm-5pm
Americana
Free

Celebrate the Year of the Metal Rat with lively performances, gourmet food, and cultural activities on The Green.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Super Nintendo World

It's so beautiful.

 We get a look at Super Nintendo World opening in Japan's Universal Studios before the Summer. And hopefully we'll get word on our own Super Nintendo World here at Universal.

MOCA Free Now, Cereal Twister Glendale & Amazon Grocery Store Woodland Hills

We wish LACMA and MOCA did become one
MOCA is free now after a...really no announcement this weekend. Way to get the word out, MOCA. That's right, both MOCA's are free to go to now...apparently forever. It comes after a $10 million donation from Carolyn Clark Power, who is MOCA's Board of Trustees President. So, enjoy. There's some fine print as special exhibitions will charge you around $14 for entry. But for the most part it's now free to public just like The Hammer and The Broad.
via KCRW

Cereal Twister is set to open in Glendale Galleria mall. It still need to get a permit from the city, but if it does, it should open mid-February this year. The new cereal bar (Man, do we miss Milk Tavern in Koreatown) is Spain based and said it will be bringing some European cereal to try when and if it opens. via What Now LA

An Amazon Go store, not Amazon Grocery Store
Amazon’s first grocery store is suppose to be opening some time this year in Woodland Hills at 6245 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Taking over where the former Toy R Us once stood. Asking many, what does that mean? Amazon already owns Whole Foods and have tried staff-less stores where your phone and face identify you. You're charged by what you leave with. So, what's an Amazon grocery store like is really the question. via Daily News

Oscar Week Events 2020 Tickets On Sale Jan 16

Oscar Week events are special screenings and panels for those films nominated this year. This takes place in Feb with the Oscars. Tickets go on sale for the activities Jan 16, so you'll want to get tickets fast.

In the week leading up to the 92nd Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.  All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

No Pants Metro Ride 2020 Sunday

Ooops, how could we forget the time-honored tradition of not wearing pants and taking the Metro once a year...not by mistake. That ain't happening in Japan or France. France for bad reasons. Oh, France. Time to get that wax.

12th Annual No Pants Metro Ride
Sunday, January 12th, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
LA Metro System
BRING: $7 for a Metro Day Pass on your TAP card ($9 if you need to purchase a TAP card and the Day Pass), pants you can easily remove, something in which to keep them.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION:
-Willingness to take off pants to ride the Metro
-Able to keep a straight face about it (remain undercover)

 
You have six rendezvous points from which to choose to execute this mission:

-Del Mar station on the Gold Line in Pasadena
-Atlantic station on the Gold Line in East Los Angeles
-Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station on the A Line (Blue) in Willowbrook
-North Hollywood station on the Red Line in North Hollywood
-Wilshire/Western station on the Purple Line in Koreatown
-Culver City station on the E Line (Expo) in Culver City

Start at whichever station is most convenient to you (or have an adventure and choose a station to which you have never been).



Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 & McMillions Feb 3




I've got two series to check out this Winter. First up is a brand new split season of Sabrina. It's essentially a CW show with some fun darker elements in it. Second, is a documentary on the Monopoly Game fraud that's happened over the years and why you play it a Vons and Pavilions now.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3
Premieres Globally January 24, 2020
Though she defeated her father Lucifer, the Dark Lord remains trapped within the human prison of her beloved boyfriend, Nicholas Scratch. Sabrina can't live with herself, knowing that Nick made the ultimate sacrifice and is suffering, burning in Hell under Madam Satan’s watchful eye. So with an assist from her mortal friends, “The Fright Club” (consisting of Harvey, Rosalind, and Theo), Sabrina makes it her mission to free him from eternal damnation and bring him back into her arms.

“McMILLION$” DEBUTS FEBRUARY 3, 2020 ON HBO

This six-part documentary series examines the $24 million-dollar McDonald’s Monopoly game fraud, chasing the mysterious mastermind behind the scam and the intrepid and dedicated team of FBI agents on his trail.
The following music video for Sabrina Part 3 is ridiculous.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Game Hype: Vitamin Connection


Watch & Play: Snatchers & Control

Coming oddly enough from Verizon, which has studio division...or did? Snatchers is too good for it's small budget. A horror comedy about growing up, getting knocked up and then having to put down what has come out of you.

Sara, played by Mary Nepi, must team up with her former best friend Hayley, played by Gabrielle Elyse, to secretly get rid of Sara's unwanted to pregnancy...after doing it once and having a bun in the oven in 24 hours. And that plan is very much out the window when as Sara so eloquently puts it "her vag cannon" kills someone. It's only the start of the girls night of problems and way more fun bloodshed than you think is gonna happen.

It even has Rich Fulcher in the background as a dirty hippie helping the girls out.

With so little going in, so much came out and that's both literal and figurative for what happened. And it's out first liked new movie of the year and in January no less. Because we all no Underwater with T.J. Miller and Kristen Stewart should drown.

It's been out for Streaming since January 7
with a DVD and Blu-ray combo pack coming February 18 

Control is a dumb game that I like to play. Fun, but dumb.

I just talked to a friend about it as he just beat the main game the day before. I asked him what the name of the female protagonist was after just playing it myself. He and I could not remember. This was not after smoking pot or drinking. We couldn't remember because we just didn't care. The main character has the basic personality of well, even though I've spent hours playing and she has a lot of internal dialogue, I could not tell you. That's one of the main problems. Their are other that look like with some more consideration could be fixed.

The rest of the game is killing people with telekinetic powers. Picking up furniture with your mind and throwing it at people, doesn't get old. Having insane super powers remains fun in a shooter. Especially when you get a gun that shoots tiny implosion missiles.

The game will never really rise beyond that. It's like an action movie you're just happy to watch on a weekend. It's not Die Hard, it's a knockoff, but it's still fun to see.

Control is out now on all major platforms, but Switch. Wait for it when there's a sale.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

X-Men Re-Animated Is Happening

We just found the clip with no other info, but it looks X-Men Re-Animated is a real thing. The same animators also did the short below on Akira.
セクシーバイク男 (ᴀᴋɪʀᴀ) from Remus & Kiki on Vimeo.

Valentine's Day Massacre: Guns & Piranhas

Let's be like the supermarkets and Target/Walmart and start planning Valentine's Day early. It's our Valentine's Day Massacre plans below. We have no doubt that they'll be some other strange fun thing to do in LA on Feb 14th, but for now we have these things to do:

Head to the LA Gun Club
11:00am -11:00pm
1375 East 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
$54 and up for two


Ah, there's nothing quite like shooting a glock on Valentine's Day. Yes, couples and groups of friends who are couples love going to the gun range. It's a place to live out the American dream from movies. And, it is geared to noobies at this one downtown. It's LA and the LA Gun Club knows it might be your first time trying out guns. They have a huge selection for you to try from. It's like a kid in a candy store, except in no way, because these are guns. 

After going over how it works and to not look down the barrel to see if your bullets go stuck. You choose what weapons you want, pay for renting them and the bullets and then get into the que to go bang bang. It's fun to try at least once and a nice conversation on where or what you did for V Day.

The other bonus is seeing those lonely people. They come to "work out" their issues...by shooting a gun at a target. A sight to behold, I've heard. So watch as someone gets revenge on a paper target who broke their heart. We have heard Gun Club really mention this. Remember people can't go to gun rnages for Christmas and New Year's, this is the closes holiday for those who want to go blast some caps in some paper target a$$.

or

GO SEE PIRANHA / THE HOWLING WITH JOE Dante
7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
$12

See some horror films with Joe Dante, if he shows up, but definitely John Sayles, who wrote both of the films will be there for insight into the scares. And plenty parts for when your baby will scream and come into your arms...or at least scream in your ear.
Discussion between films with screenwriter John Sayles and director Joe Dante (schedule permitting). Join us at 6:30 PM in the lobby, where Sayles will sign his new book, Yellow Earth.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Animation In 2020: The Owl House

By Jonathan B
Move over similar concept of a girl lost in a magical world filled with prejudices towards her. I'm talking to you Amphibia. Make room for The Owl House.
I guess Disney could make an hour block of just lost on different worlds cartoons. And then maybe you can just watch some Infinity Train Season 2 for even more lost child fun.

Coming out in a few days, January 10th to be exact, is a new cartoon for Disney about a young non-magical girl who gets lost in a magical world and most pose as a student witch as to probably not be killed. Our heroine is Luz, whose befriended by a powerful witch named Eda, who kind of has Ryoko hair from Tenchi Muyo. While in this new magical land called The Boiling Isle she's gotta pretend to be magic. Oh, and her room-mate is a demon named King, who looks kind of cute.

This is from Dana Terrace who has some great cred from working on both Gravity Falls and DuckTales. There's a lot of former animators from those previous shows working on hers. Oh, and one of my favorite artists, Sam Bosma worked on it too. So it has a ton of cred going into it.

So much cred that it got the green light for a Season 2 before it even premiered.

Now, other than hearing those wonderful facts you should care, because all the art and trailers for the show make it look great. It's got some really gross monsters filled with some chibi style. Frankly, dear reader it looks like an extremely well polished pile of animation and storytelling with some good ol' world building in there too.

Check it out and will go over more of it in the future if it does stand out for all the cred it has.

Oh, and Dreamworks has Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts coming out on Netflix 4 days later, hmmmmmm, weird timing? Except it's a future girl on an Earth ruled by animals, but still similar in the girl lost, wants to return home collection of cartoons. And it looks watchable, because the character designer looks like he worked on some other fun shows. But we'll see, because Dreamworks isn't none for it's stellar work or really anything past Shrek in my book.

Weekly What To Do: Let's Start Doing Things

Animé Los Angeles 16
Jan 9 at 9 AM – Jan 12 at 6 PM
Ontario Convention Center
2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario, California 91764
$$
The annual anime convention that starts off the otaku year. It's a big fan gathering more than what you get at AX, but you're there to be with other fans of anime. So cosplay and play some smash.

Dance Camera West - Film Fest 2020
Jan 9-12
Multiple Locations
$

Dance Camera West 2020 Dance Media Film Festival will screen 50+ dance films selected from 325 submissions from over 40 countries over four days of screenings, featuring Los Angeles, U.S., North American and World premieres.

Grand Opening Jan 10
Friday, January 10th, 7-9p
ADDITIONAL SIGNING SESSION:
Saturday, January 11th, 1-3p
Hero Complex Gallery
1050 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90019
Free 

Sexy ladies drawn by artist Glen Brogan is his second big pin-up show. He's one of our favorite artists, so check out the show.


All New Works,
including:

New Prints - Ground Level
Legacy Prints - Mezzanine
Official "The Art of Glen Brogan" Book Release
Original Sketches
2020 Calendar
Pins





Jan 10-12
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
$
Woah, huge selection of films to see on the big screen this weekend. We're most interested in the Airplane screening with both Zucker Bros and Director Jim Abrams.  Oh, and of course the insanity of Roar.
Start off 2020 the right way and make a few New Year’s Resolutions inspired by this series of fitfully inspiring films. This is the year to finally kick your glue sniffing habit (AIRPLANE) and start exercising (STRIPES) and shedding a few pounds (THE INCREDIBLE SHINRKING MAN). Stuck in a rut? Perhaps you should find a new job (SCARFACE), make a few new friends (ROSEMARY’S BABY), or spend more time with family (THE OTHER). Feeling down? Nothing says joy like adopting a new pet (ROAR) or finding new love (THE BLUE ANGEL). Or maybe what you need is a new hobby - none are simpler than picking up a good book to start reading more (NECRONOMICON: BOOK OF DEAD) or spending a little time with nature (DELIVERANCE). You might even just need to get a little more sleep (DREAMS) and relax on a much needed vacation (WAKE IN FRIGHT). Whatever your needs are, these New Year’s Resolutions will have you covered!

Long Beach Comic Expo
Jan 11-12
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
$$

Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each spring. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities.

Bricks LA 2020 - LEGO Fan Event
Jan 11-12
Pasadena Convention Center
$5 (kids 5 and under free!)

Come share your love of LEGO® and join us for a weekend of brick built family fun with hundreds of unique models, vendors, and our expanded play area and Creativity Zone! Shop for new and vintage LEGO sets, minifigures, jewelry, and gifts! Learn about brick communities and building with panels and presentations! Be inspired and let your imagination run wild in over 19,000 square feet of brick building fun!

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15 Years of Thinkspace
Opening Reception with the Artists:
Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thinkspace Projects
6009 Washington Blvd. | Culver City, CA 90232
Free

Congrats to Thinkspace, we've posted on them constantly. So many amazing shows over the years. Here's a special show going over 15 years of their work with a wonderful collection of artists and our many wishes of them doing art for movies posters and Blu-ray covers.

Preview
 
15 Year Anniversary Show with 70+ artists creating works on custom 15×15” panels

Cinema Kabuki Screening: Triple Lion Dance & The Courtesan Akoya
Saturday, January 11
@2:00pm (Triple Lion Dance)
@4:00pm (The Courtesan Akoya)
Aratani Theatre
(244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Admission: FREE
*Registration Required.

Start Your New Year with Kabuki!Come join us for an unforgettable experience of Cinema Kabuki.


Screening of Jackie Chan's Hong Kong action classic POLICE STORY
Sat, Jan 11, 2020, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Smorgasburg LA Grand Re-Opening
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ROW DTLA
777 S. ALAMEDA ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
Free entry

Smorgasburg LA is back with all of your old favorites alongside a slate of brand new vendors that we are proud to announce! Let’s welcome Burmese Please, Los Cochinitos, Paratta, Dante’s Fried Chicken, Mano Po, and Chinese Laundry this Sunday!
It is also Hecho in LA, so expect additional Latinx pop ups in the shopping aisle, DJ crew Noche Romántica spinning from the family friendly I Love Micheladas beer garden and a great start to 2020! What are you gonna eat first?

12th Annual No Pants Metro Ride
Sunday, January 12th, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
LA Metro System
BRING: $7 for a Metro Day Pass on your TAP card ($9 if you need to purchase a TAP card and the Day Pass), pants you can easily remove, something in which to keep them.


Taste America: Los Angeles Pop-Up Dinner
Mon, January 13, 2020 7:00 PM DAMA Fashion District
Tickets start at $185 per person 
 Local All-Star, Chef Antonia Lofasoof DAMA, Scopa Italian Roots, and Black Market Liquor Bar in Los Angeles, with Guest All-Star, Chef Melissa Perello of Frances and Octavia, San Francisco, and M. Georgina, Los Angeles, will join to host the female-driven experience that will thrill the taste buds of the Los Angeles culinary community.