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Monday, February 24, 2020

Game Over Pizza & Adults Only

We have another place to drop our quarters in LA and also grab a slice.

Game Over Pizza

Thu / FRI / Sat  NOON – 3AM
7065 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9002

Mamma mia, we gotta new pizza arcade bar in town! The pizza is relatively cheap and the arcade portion has some classics, so that everybody will like at least one game. And who doesn't miss the neon?

Word from the reviews is it's NY Style pizza and that the place could have a little bit more room when it gets busy. So, we suggest giving it a shot or 50 cents when in the area.

Another nice coincidence is it's right next to Adults Only.

Adults Only
OPEN EVERYDAY • 7pm - 2am
Los Angeles
7065 1/2 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

What looks like an ancient and defunct adult video shop is really the entrance to a classy bar. Adults Only casts a facade in front with a shady looking video store, but most looked that way when they weren't Blockbusters. Once you're past the false front you'll be in for a treat with a great looking bar to chill in with you and your friends.

via Secret LA

Cine Gear Expo LA 2020 Free Registration

Cine Gear Expo opened up it's free registration. Enjoy checking out the latest tech and gear for those who want to make films for free.
Cine Gear Expo is the premier event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry. Taking place June 4th - 7th, Cine Gear features exhibits, new product and service introductions, complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment.

Superman: Red Son Coming Feb 25: AT&T Please Kill Off WB Animation Making These

Superman: Red Son is a fun and fascinating take on the story of Superman if he landed in the Soviet Union as a baby. In comic book circles it's called an Elseworlds tale and it shows a more grim world for the man of steel and other DC super heroes. And in the hands of Sam Liu it's gonna be forgettable trash. Like most DC animated movies.

Superman: Red Son is coming out Feb 25 for digital. And we don't look forward to it, because of the previous DC Animated films,.

DC Animated Movies use plots from some cherished comic book stories and then cram with the same usual junk to be edgy.

This junk includes:
-Off-screen rape
-Glass breaking
-Sexy time for no reason

You see,  since animators aren't allowed to do these things in a regular cartoon on television they over compensate. You can have those things we mentioned if it adds or is part of the story your telling, but these are added out of blue balls for the animators not being able to essentially draw fan fiction on their favorite characters.

AT&T, please save the company some money and kill of these awful films that make people hate DC's brand.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Movie Hype: Alamo Season Pass, AMC 16 Becomes A 12 & First Vertical Film

-Moviepass might be dead, but that's not stopping Alamo Drafthouse. People in LA and other cities with Drafthouse theaters can pay a monthly subscription to see a movie a day. It's called the Alamo Season Pass and LA's will cost you $29.99 a month. But check out the link above that goes over all sub-charges for 3D and what not. Still, might be a good deal if you see two movies a month there.

-The undying AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills will say open until 2021. Then it moves over to the Westfield Topanga. In 2021, a new section called " The District will open there and it'll be where the former Sears was. Oh, and it'll only be a 12 screen theater at that point. So, will it ever really be dead or just born again? So, don't worry you can keep visiting the movie theater in a dead mall until it opens just a few blocks away.

via What Now

V2. Escape From Hell, a WWII escape film is coming out next year...because someone wants attention. It comes out in vertical format and will be shot on that way on purpose. It wishes for release in theaters and not directly on the phone. It sounds like a stunt to get attention. We're sure they'll be a ton of puff pieces on it when it comes out, but sounds like a pretty awful idea. Sadly, with money behind it.

via /Film

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Ax Throwin News

-First up, LA AX can finally serve liquor, specifically beer and wine. They've been waiting since they opened. Oh, they now feature mobile axe-throwing?

-There's a new Axe Throwing place in town, Mo’s House of Axe in Koreatown 611 S. Western Avenue. LA Eater has more info on it. They have a full bar. So, if you want to drink and throw axes you have more than one place to go. And they have a sizable menu of food. Tough competition.

KTLA tried it out too. Check out there Mo’s House of Axe Preview

Make Room For Mario The Walking Dead Attraction Closes In March

You have until March to experience The Walking Dead attraction at Universal Studios. On March 5th it finally dies for real. It isn't actually making room related to Super Nintendo Land, it looks like room is needed for a new ride and area for The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash ride, which is not related to Nintendo, so we care less.


Westworld Season Three The Broad Still Around

Anyone else notice The Broad in the trailer for Season 3 of Westworld? We're kind of glad decades into the future they didn't redesign most art museums in LA.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Weekly What To Do: Movie Nights & Video Store

Brian Posehn & Scott Ian at Amoeba Hollywood
Wednesday, February 19th at 5:30pm
Amoeba Music
6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
Comedian Brian Posehn has recruited an all-star list of musicians for his first metal album, "Grandpa Metal" (out February 14th on Megaforce). Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Posehn will play songs and discuss their collaboration on "Grandpa Metal"
35mm [email protected] crazy improv cinema 
Wed, February 19, 2020
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
The Club
1917 Bay Street 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90021
$12 – $15

YETI: GIANT OF THE 20THE CENTURY, an Italian King Kong rip off from the late 70’s with basically a really hairy dude as some kind of Yeti instead of King Kong.

This is an experimental show where we’ll actually be showing a crazy exploitation foreign film with no subtitles. We’re going to have improv actors do the voices for all the characters and create (what we hope) is a totally new, crazy, funny story. If this works, we have access to a whole treasure trove of 35mm prints from all over the world. And we’ll be bringing the troupe back to create new, ridiculous stories for all of them.

35mm screening [email protected] crazy
THE APPLE and Karoake Party!
Thu, February 20, 2020
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Club
1917 Bay Street 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90021

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Devilman Crybaby) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery.

Ozzy Osbourne Signing!
Fri, February 21, 5:00pm
Amoeba Music
6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
To attend
- Purchase Ordinary Man (available on CD, LP or picture disc)  in-store at Amoeba Hollywood on February 21st.
- ONE signing ticket per person. Limit 2 copies of Ordinary Man per person for signing.

Ozzy visits Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate his new album, Ordinary Man, with an in-store signing. 
Fri, Feb 21, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Japanese horror movie from 1965 with a nighmare feel. A classic to see on the big screen.

Paper Pushers & LAPel Pins
Fri, Feb 21, 7pm-9pm
Gallery 1988

Pieces on paper, $200 and lower only. Pins from some of the top makers in LA and on Etsy.
A JRPG Music Concert
Sat, February 22, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Schoenberg Hall
445 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Free, Must RSVP

Join the Game Music Ensemble at UCLA for an evening of music from the beloved Final Fantasy series and other popular JRPG games including Kingdom Hearts, Xenoblade, Nier, Fire Emblem, and more!

Santa Anita Chili Cook-Off
Sat, Feb 22, 12:00 PM
Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
$18 – $28

It's a battle of the tastiest, spiciest and most mouth-watering chili recipes in So-Cal! Teams from all over are vying for your votes to call themselves the Santa Anita Chili Cook-Off Champs.

Leigh Whannell's
Sat, Feb 22, 1:00pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Leigh Whannell's Thrill-A-Thon features four seminal tales gloriously celebrating obsession, delusion and mania. Exclusively programmed by Whannell himself, these titles serve as a thematic entry into his latest thrill ride, THE INVISIBLE MAN.
MISERY, 1990

Slashback Video: The Beginning - Opening Reception!
Sat, Feb 22, 8pm
The exhibit will run through June. 
Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum
3204 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA.

Tickets are $12 for admission

It's back from the dead...a video store. 

Slashback Video returns for a 3rd immersive exhibit transporting visitors back to the '80s when horror movies saw no limits, masked maniacs rampaged on the screen, interdimensional beings reached out with tentacled appendages, Fangoria ruled the magazine rack, and - of course - when mom and pop video stores and the VHS biz thrived. 

Space Sequel Slumber Party
. . .in Space!
Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 7:00 PM
The Club
1917 Bay Street 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90021

"We’re gonna be having a party at the Club and screening 3 nutty sequels that took a series into space (when it had no business going into space). We’ll be taking 20 minute breaks in between movies, having concessions, drinks, pizza, and a great time). Come join the party with us!"

35mm movie palace screening of Japanese horror classic
Sun, February 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Million Dollar Theater
307 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
The Whistlers
Monday, February 24th, 7pm
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

In The Whistlers, not everything is as it seems for Cristi (Vlad Ivanov of 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS), a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda (Catrinel Marlon) on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.

Beta Night
Tuesday, February 25, 7pm
Two Bit Circus
634 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Free entry, RSVP

Beta Night is the most fun night of the month at Two Bit Circus, and we have the amazing local developer community to thank for it!
Join the Two Bit Circus team as we unveil new games, test new material and showcase beta games!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The AGFA Horror Trailer Show March 8

Better grab tickets early for The AGFA Horror Trailer Show, March 5 at Drafthouse Downtown.

Unleashed from the dungeon of the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA), THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW is a senses-shattering compilation of the most spine-ripping, slime-slinging, soul-shredding horror trailers that you’ve never seen. Meticulously constructed by the mad scientists at AGFA to resemble an otherworldly night at the drive-in, this show features mega-rare trailers, commercials, and ephemera from the vaults -- most of which has never been screened since its original release. And it’s all presented via A BRAND NEW 35MM FILM PRINT!! Join us for this truly special event and witness skull-splitting on an apocalyptic scale.

Hype: Amoeba's New Location, Fishy Green Ale & Sex, Death & Clowns

No clear date, but sometime this year in 2020 Amoeba's moving to 6200 Hollywood Blvd. Scant details over at Amoeba's own site.

-Fishy Green Ale Now Available in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Come try this creamy mint drink with cinnamon notes and tasty blueberry “fish eggs” at Three Broomsticks.


 Coming to Two Bit Circus

Sex, Death & Clowns is a raunchy rock n' roll game show that brings you back to the days of hair metal and VHS and celebrates the greatest music era in history. It also does not give a $#¡† about the correct grammatical use of ampersands.

Currently on the final rounds of testing, this show is set to put up the horns during Beta Night on 02/25/2020. Keep your eyes peeled for tickets going on sale soon!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Trump Traffic Tuesday

Check the local news in the morning on Tuesday and give yourself some extra time, cuz Trump's back in town that day. He's trying to get cash for re-election and to see what LA is doing for the 2028 Olympics. Expect heavy delays on the freeways.

via KTLA

Thursday, February 13, 2020

PlayStation Has Weird Ads Again

The Invisible Man Free Screening & Vitamin Connection

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Weekly What To Do: Love is in the art

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
University of Philosophical Research
3910 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Expository monologues – the long speeches delivered by a character to provide backstory or motivation – can be the downfall or the showstopper of a horror film, and there’s at least one in a vast majority. The purpose of all these soliloquies is an extended, intense effort to overcome the unusually high threshold of disbelief concomitant with the horror genre, generally in an attempt to answer questions for the audience like: How is this possible? Why did she do this – and in such a convoluted and oblique way? Why is this not a plot hole?

Valentine's Day Massacre Part 4: Love Never Dies
Valentine's Day Massacre Part 5: A New Beginning
Valentine's Day Massacre Part 6: Love Lives

Eat Brains Love
Glendale on Feb 14th

An ordinary lunch hour explodes in an orgy of spurting blood and flying organs when stoner Jake Stephens and cheerleader Amanda Blake suddenly gut-munch half their class in the school cafeteria. Afflicted with a zombie virus, they hit road in search of a cure while outrunning Cass, a telepath charged with hunting and killing the infected. Can Jake and Amanda find love while eating their way through the national sex offender registry? The director of IDLE HANDS delivers an outrageous, gore-soaked zom-rom-com.

DRIFT: Foraged Driftwood Sculpture Exhibition by Amanda Visell
Opening Reception: Fri, February 14, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
2147 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Featuring over 100 hand-collected and crafted original driftwood sculptures by Amanda Visell.

Frieze Los Angeles
February 14 – 16, 2020
Paramount Studios

The second edition of Frieze Los Angeles returns to the iconic Hollywood sets of Paramount Pictures Studios. This year, Frieze welcomes more than 70 galleries from Los Angeles, the United States and all around the world. Introducing a new curated section dedicated to emerging LA-based galleries, along with an extended program of Frieze Projects, Frieze Film & Talks in the backlot of Paramount, Frieze Los Angeles 2020 promises to offer yet another exciting edition.

Two performances of Gerard & Kelly’s State of (2019)
Saturday, February 15, 2020
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, WAREHOUSE
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Previously performed in Portugal and France, for this iteration the duo uses the WAREHOUSE space in The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA to open up questions around national symbols and entangled identities though the language of pole dancing.

‘Lucio Fontana. Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948 – 1968’
Nicolas Party Sottobosco
August Sander: New Women, New Men, and New Identities
All open on Saturday, 15 February 2020, 3 – 7 pm
Hauser & Wirth
901 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

Join us for the public opening of ‘Lucio Fontana. Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948 – 1968,’ the US debut of the first comprehensive presentation of Lucio Fontana’s (1899 – 1968) groundbreaking ‘Ambienti spaziali’ (Spatial Environments). Fontana, a visionary whose revolutionary practice continues to influence contemporary movements worldwide, conceived of his first environmental work in 1948, predating the conceptual achievements of Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Donald Judd by more than a decade.

Join us for the public opening of critically admired, NY-based Swiss artist Nicolas Party’s first LA solo exhibition. Comprised of new paintings, sculptures, site-specific murals, and an architectural installation, ‘Sottobosco’ conjures the shadowy world of the forest floor in a brilliant pastel universe where subject, form, and time collapse into visual splendor.

August Sander: New Women, New Men, and New Identities,’ an exhibition that brings together pathbreaking portraits by renowned German photographer August Sander (1876 – 1964.

Zoya Cherkassky  Soviet Childhood
Opening Reception:  February 15, 6-8 PM
February 15 - March 28, 2020
Fort Gansevoort Los Angeles
4859 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles 90029


Fort Gansevoort is pleased to announce Soviet Childhood, presenting new paintings and drawings by Zoya Cherkassky (b. Kiev, 1976). A continuation of the artist's critically admired 2019 exhibition at Fort Gansevoort New York, Soviet Childhood will works that evoke the specific social realities of mundane Soviet daily life, while uncovering the complex phenomenon of nostalgia that affects the final generation of Soviet children.

Saturday, February 15 after the 8:00 PM show
ArcLight Hollywood

With Director Joe Begos.

A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.

ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVII
February 15th & 16th, 2020
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802
$25 and up + parking
The 27th annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games will return on Saturday, February 15 - Sunday, February 16. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.

Darksiders Genesis Signing Event
Saturday, February 15 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
 To celebrate the release of Darksiders Genesis for PS4 & Xbox One, we will have Chris Jai Alex (voice of Strife) for an autograph signing event at Game Realms in Burbank California.

Panic Party
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5 pm to 8 pm
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Free, Must RSVP
Climate justice through art, advocacy, and action. Join us for a dance party for a greener future!
Cumbiatón DJs Sizzle Fantastic and Funky Caramelo—plus DJ Suga Shay.

Jodie Mack: Patterns, Posthaste!
Sun, Feb 16, 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

 Films include:
“Posthaste Perennial Pattern” (2010, 4 min. Dir. Jodi Mack) An earlier work in which Mack was already placing her visual fantasias of textile patterns against sounds that expand or play with the interpretation of the images.
“Wasteland No. 1: Ardent, Verdant” (2017, 5 min. Dir. Jodi Mack) This film colorfully combines or contrasts computer waste with natural lands.
L.A. Premiere! “Hoarders Without Borders” (2018, 5 min. Dir. Jodi Mack) This short features a dazzling display of minerals at the Harvard Mineralogical and Geological Museum while making evident the archival work surrounding each one.
THE GRAND BIZARRE, 2018, 61 min. Dir. Jodi Mack. This new feature takes Mack’s animation around the world as she tracks the pathways of textiles through global commerce.
Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn
February 16–May 3, 2020

Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn presents the first career survey of paintings and works on paper by multifaceted artist Luchita Hurtado (Venezuela, b. 1920).  This exhibition will introduce museum audiences to several distinct bodies of work, including Hurtado’s early forays into abstraction, her consistent use of the body as a subject, her experiments with language, and her recent engagement with issues of environment and ecology.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Break Room LA Is Back And Has Something New Coming

By Jonathan Bilski

Looking down at tiny people, seated in tiny chairs with their heads arched up at me. Their eyes were on me for answers, perhaps, for hope. There would be none. They did not show signs of fear or dismay. They just looked up. Then, I raised my hand high towards Heaven to give them Hell. And thus, I rained down a crowbar on them and they went flying in all matter of direction. If viewed as a movie, it would have been perfect for slow-mo. I'd look like a weird Godzilla-like monster in a poorly made costume to the viewer with my protective safety gear on. And then I yelled with glee.

"ROOOOOOOOOARRRRRRRRR! Stupid tiny people!" 

And I laughed as rock music played in the background. Smashing is such sweet fun.

Break Room LA is back. And allows for such moments.

Break Room LA
6473 Van Nuys Blvd 
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Walk-in allowed, but best to make an appointment
$25-$200 depending on the activities you wish to do. 
They offer discounts on bundles which include both activities 
and soon will be including all 3 activities.
10+ and up for now

Unfortunately, Break Room doesn't have it's own lot, but does have a ton of street parking and a city lot around the corner. The city lot is free after 5pm and they open at 4pm during the week and on weekends the city lot is free. ALWAYS CHECK SIGNAGE AT CITY LOT.
-Lyft or Uber

For whatever reason on this Break Room excursion the stock had some tiny people to smash. I even kept two tiny people, who weren't utterly destroyed. One is now hidden on a friend's desk and the other on my nightstand, sitting on the base of my lamp. Looking up...until that day...

I did not think of keeping the other debris from my smashing incident. I don't have a place for the leg of a chair, broken ornamental balls and shards of broken glass. All that  might await you there after you let out your anger.

It's a gamble what'll be in stock when you arrive, so you might want to consider the BYOB, Bring Your Own Bundle. If you've got old LEGOs or a broken toaster, beat them with a bat or hammer. Send that cheap electronic can-opener a message to its family, they'll never forget.

Please, pray they have keyboards in. Keyboards are a delight to prey upon. That's also what Steven Munoz, creator and co-owner of Break Room LA says are people's favorites to smash, alongside plates, chairs and computer monitors. Steven an co-owner Brad Potter have done something new with Break Room after Steven sold off his escape room side of the business. Break Room LA's new 10k sq ft location gives room for not only to break rooms, but for the new trend of axe throwing.

Steven was nice enough to let TTDILA visit and try out the new facilities. And we have to say, we really like the new digs. Including, a guest reception that partially looks like a dentist's office to our amusement.

Once you sign a form, pick your bundle/s you'll be in to choose your items to smash and have your protective clothing put on. Don't take off those eye masks!

Then you can axe throw with your Axe Coach. That's really what the person is called who cares for you and your friends when you start tossing those things.

Or you can have more fun lifting up old electronics and throwing them at the floor. Or both.

My time trying to take down a chair was harder than I thought, but with a few friends, probably a lot easier and more fun.

Another part of the move is the inclusion of the much promised Wreck A Vehicle. If you want to spend the big bucks. Yes, you can totally total a car.

Co-Owner Steven Munoz
As, Steven put it,
"Vehicle wrecking is the best! You would think there is only windows to break on a car, but wrong. You can smash the windows, headlights, taillights, bend the doors to the opposite side, tag the vehicles, smash the side view mirrors and much more! Now, question for the audience. Does Break Room LA use the same car again? Of course not! We don't use the same one, every vehicle is a fresh new vehicle that is going to the junk yard but stops by for a visit with us! Vehicles range from 1990 models up to 2014 models. Now with that being said, you may wreck the body of the car and try smashing out what holds the roof of a car! Crazy right!?"
That's not all, as were sharing the news of something different coming to Break Room LA, tentatively titled:

Paint Tossing

Steven explained it as so,

"Break Room LA will soon be opening its newest activity which has been in the works since 2017. The official activity name has not been established yet. What's the activity you may ask? Paint Tossing!! You'll get to toss paint in a room at each other! Plus, it will\ feature glow-in-the-dark colors. How does it work? You can either use our coveralls, bring your own clothing to keep the memory with you or even paint a canvas! We will be providing all the gear needed to keep the activity clean. Who can participate? Anyone over the age of 5. Unlike the rage room or axe throwing, where you must be at least 10 years of age. When, will it be opening? Mid February - March as we are waiting for all the gear to arrive!"
It does remind me a little of Splatoon, but this seems like it's gonna be a free-for-all. Can't wait for it to come out and I definitely will tell ya when you can try it for yourself.

And finally, you can even do Break Room Portables, bringing the Break Room to you. For parties and other social obligations. It would make Bar Mitzvahs a lot more fun.

With all that I have to say you need to try this new location of Break Room LA at least once to fend off Finals Week or just to know the feeling of beating in a microwave with a metal bat.