Wednesday, January 27, 2021

What We Found On The Net: Levi's X Pokemon, Game News & Local News




Dead Cells: Fatal Falls DLC just came out for $4.99
GameStop stock went up for essentially sh*ts and giggles 
Ohh, maybe there's more to this that we thought. Maybe, people just don't want GameStop to die.


Twelves Minutes looks like a weird game in the new trend of being stuck in a loop.


Shortly after the deal, Councilman Mike Bonin, a longtime LAPPL critic, praised firefighters and the city’s other unions.

“Our great firefighters always step up for LA!,” Bonin said. “Our firefighters union has agreed to defer raises during this fiscal crisis. Civilians unions have, too. But the police union still refuses, forcing LAPD to prepare for laying off hundreds of their members.”

Weekly What To Do: Drive-Ins, Online Screenings and Some Art

Thu. Jan. 28, 6:35pm
Arena Cinelounge Drive In
$tarts at $40

We highly recommend watching this brutally funny movie about a little girl who controls a horrible alien monster. And, possibly has the laziest Dad ever.

Thu. Jan. 28, 2021
7:30 pm PST - 8:45 pm
 (LA Online)
$10 BUY TICKETS HERE or buy a Miskatonic LA Full Semester pass for $40 HERE

This presentation will discuss scopophilia and claustrophilia as two predominant horror themes in Rampo’s fiction writing and their adaptation in the Japanese film and art worlds. Jacobowitz argues that he used these drives for visual pleasure and a love of coffin-like, enclosed spaces to achieve something closer to what his contemporaries, the Surrealists, regarded as a bridge between reality and imagination toward a more pure expression of the unconscious mind. We will explore his “Stalker in the Attic” (1926) and the film The Watcher in the Attic (1976) directed by Noboru Tanaka, the omnibus film Rampo Noir (2005), and Suehiro Maruo’s graphic novel The Strange Tale of Panorama Island (2010), among other works.

Nan Lawson's Through The Woods 2
Alex Solis's new Icons Unmasked
FRIDAY, Jan 29 at Noon PT at

One of our favorite collections, from one of our favorite artists, will return to Gallery1988 THIS FRIDAY. Nan Lawson has created a brand new collection of work for her Through The Woods series, and she has outdone herself.

Alex Solis has created another genius Icons Unmasked collection. Unveiling the true identities of legendary characters, this show is full of smart and witty pop culture interpretations.

A Live Screening of Dario Argento's Debut 'Giallo'
Fri, Jan 29, 2021 7:00 PM
Followed by a Live Discussion with Dr. Rebekah McKendry & Elric Kane, Hosts of Fangoria's Colors of the Dark Podcast.
Sam (Tony Musante, WE OWN THE NIGHT) is an American writer living in Rome, and witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, FUNERAL IN BERLIN) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced he saw something that night which holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, Sam launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to him and his girlfriend (Suzy Kendall, SPASMO.)

Sun, Jan 31, 7:00 PM 
Glendale Sears Parking Lot
211 West California Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203 

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021 U.S.& Canada: 5 pm Pacific
Hosted by social media personalities Justin Rojas (HomeCon / Envy Gaming) and Lisa Wallen (Kawaii Five-O Podcast), the “World Trigger” Season 2 Global Livestream Watch Party will include a series introduction and special video message to fans from Japanese cast members Tomo Muranaka (voice of “Yūma Kuga”), Kenta Tanaka (voice of “Sumiharu Inukai”), Toshiyuki Toyonaga (voice of “Ratarykov”) and Ayumu Murase (voice of “Reghindetz”) followed a screening of “World Trigger” Season 2 Eps 1 & 2 (in Japanese with English subtitles) along with post-episode discussions and promotional giveaways. 

Saturday, January 30, 7:15 PM
Arena Cinelounge Drive In
$tarts at $40

On a snowy Christmas Eve, former mild-mannered college student Casey Smallwood is released from prison after serving 10 years for underage drinking. Eager to get out of town, he hops on the express train to Washington, D.C., but after the holiday express takes off into the winter wilderness, it’s hijacked by an angry gang of domestic terrorists and highly-intelligent, government-trained raccoons! Not one to back down from a raccoon fight, Casey joins forces with a porter on the train to fight the terrorists, help bring down a top secret, raccoon-controlled, military laser satellite and show those raccoons who’s in charge!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Resident Alien Lands Tomorrow


Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY
Resident Alien finally premieres tomorrow night on SYFY. We've been looking forward for this one for a while as SYFY has been, well, lacking sci-fi from its schedule.

It stars Alan Tudyk as an alien impersonating the local town doctor. He's got a lot to learn  about humanity and possibly help solve murders with a fun eccentric small town cast.

Some good special effects and a cast that might grow on ya, might just make it a hit. But, it at least looks better than all the other shows on SYFY right now. 

 Resident Alien
  Wednesday, January 27 on SYFY (10 p.m.)

Sunday, January 24, 2021

What We Found On The Net: Polygon Pants Twitter Round-Up & Our Fav Bernie Mitten Memes

Friday, January 22, 2021

Psycho Goreman Snacks


 Dang, if you're in the LA area you can still order these specially made Psycho Goreman for the VOD special showing or just for your own. They look so good! 

Psycho Goreman – Archduke of Snacks!



Alamo Drafthouse & Little Sparrow are teaming up to bring you the Archduke of Snacks Box! Containing 3 original treats designed to be enjoyed during the Psycho Goreman Watch Party.

Box includes:

  • Gory Pizza Pockets (2) – Pizza pockets with house made black pizza dough, filled with marinara, mozzarella, and spaghetti “guts” (vegetarian)
  • Red Gem Crazy Balls (4) – Oreo cream cheese balls coated in chocolate with a red candy center
  • Cranium Cupcakes (2) – Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese strawberry frosting & candy garnish


Curbside Pick up or Delivery within 13 miles of 90019 (delivery fee applies)
Pick up: Sat, Jan 23 (12-2pm)
Delivery: Sat, Jan 23 (3-5pm)

*Available in the greater Los Angeles area only!
*Sales end Fri, Jan 22 @ 8pm!


Thursday, January 21, 2021

Gorman on Goreman: Update Drive-In For Goreman Tonight Fri 1/22

The stars must be aligned for two such great Gor-ending-in-man related names to come up in the same week. One's a local lady who just gave a poem to the nation at Biden's inauguration. The other is an alien despot monster controlled by a little girl. Why isn't this already a TV show Netflix? Put them together, you lazy one movie a week service. Who cares; I want a Youth Poet Laureate and a scary alien monster emperor as crazy room mates.
Amanda Gorman, born and raised in LA, just gave one of the most wonderful speeches about America for the inauguration of our new President. It was not an empty speech about how great we are, but that we should strive to be better and learn from the past to be something more. It was touching and showed an immediate difference with the leadership of our country.
You can watch it below or read it here

On the other side you have the upcoming messed-up monster movie of PG:Psycho Goreman coming out this Friday 1/22/21 on VOD. The Goreman in this sci-fi, horror, action & comedy is an alien despot who was buried on Earth by his enemies eons ago, but a little girl wakes him up and somehow controls him, making him her friend. It looks like a former Power Rangers villain convention, but with an R rating and buckets of blood. We can't wait to see it.

With these Gor/e/mans 2021 is already looking brighter. Let's hope they get some deal together on some streaming platform. 


Fri January 22 9:15 PM 

Arena Cinelounge Drive In
1625 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

$tarts at $40


Wired Magazine Used To Shill A Novel doesn't seem to care about it's print companion as it has varied news stories of interest up online, right now. Sadly, the latest print issue for Wired Magazine's Feb 2021 issue is just part of a book about World War III. No analysis, no articles, no diagrams from its reporters breaking down the novel. It's compromised just of a scenario of the next world war and we're not gonna name it, because Wired gave it all the press it needs.
We're not sure if it's because its editor, Nicholas Thompson, is going to become chief executive of The Atlantic next month and is leaving Wired or Wired just needed the cashola. 

It's just pathetic.

The only thing we can kind of compare it to is when Wizard Magazine was failing, so it sold its cover as ad space.

Either the magazine side of Wired is going the way of the Dodo or someone just got a lot of money for previewing a novel.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Secrets and Drive-Ins

"Secret Los Angeles" by Danny Jensen
Wed, January 20, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club is bringing friendship to Zoom! Join us on Zoom for our 95-year-old traditions, songs, and silliness. Danny Jensen, author of Secret Los Angeles and 100 Things to Do in Los Angeles Before You Die, is a writer, editor, and photographer whose work has appeared in both local and national publications, including Time Out, Thrillist, KCET, and more. He is the Managing Editor of Cheapism, a national site dedicated to budget-friendly travel, food, personal finance, and more.

Thu, Jan 21, 7:45 PM
Fri, Jan 22, 7:00 PM
Sat, Jan 23, 7:00 PM
Sun, Jan 24, 7:00 PM
Glendale Sears Parking Lot
211 West California Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203 
Starts at $23.00


Monday, January 18, 2021

What We Found On The Net: Kid Cosmic, Groceries Podcast, Local News, Ask Iwata & Sun Stamps

 Looking forward to new stuff from Craig McCracken.
Good-bye Steven Spielberg Screening Room
Loving this podcast about two comedian friends talking about local SoCal super markets and abroad. They talk a lot of sh*t, but also go over the bizarre histories of Ralph's, Smart & Final and more. On paper it sounds like an utterly boring NPR podcast, but these two are just too funny and throw so much shade you have to listen.

GROCERIES with Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi

From the people who brought you Attitudes! comes GROCERIES, a new podcast about everything groceries: from cotton candy grapes to who Mary is and why she’s “gone crackers.” It’s the Internet’s (only) preeminent guide to the place we all buy food.

-Inside the Santa Monica Police Department’s Botched Response to May’s Looting Spree

It's insane how bad a job they did.

-Eight Months After Shuttering Their NYC Venue, Upright Citizens Brigade Closes L.A.’s Sunset Theater

The one one Franklin remains.

-Disneyland Cancels Its Annual Passholder Program Due to the Pandemic

Well, that sucks. 

Coming out April 12 
Satoru Iwata was the global president and CEO of Nintendo and a gifted programmer who played a key role in the creation of many of the world’s best-known games. He led the production of innovative platforms such as the Nintendo DS and the Wii, and laid the groundwork for the development of the wildly successful Pokémon Go game and the Nintendo Switch. Known for his analytical and imaginative mind, but even more for his humility and people-first approach to leadership, Satoru Iwata was beloved by game fans and developers worldwide.


Sunday, January 17, 2021

Valentine's Day Card To Get Now: Aliens & Pokemon

Mail, it predates e-mail by at least 3 years and during the pandemic is welcomed by many. So, why not send some charming and silly valentine's to friends and those you love. Here's a small selection from Etsy of both xenomorphs and pocket monsters for your pleasure. We suggest getting them now, so you can get them in time to send them out before the 14th of February!
For The Facehugger



For The Pokefan








Friday, January 15, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Stickers?

It looks like-just like when you vote-you get a sticker/s when you get vaccinated for Covid-19. Well, it's at the discretion of the place giving out the vaccine.


The CDC has provided handlers of the vaccine a sticker sheet PDF here. But, as you can see above, it looks like the art chosen for the sticker/s is by whomever is dolling it out. And those handing out the vaccine don't have to even give out stickers, it's just some sort of promotion to remind people to get vaccinated.

And on that news, let's not forget Disneyland's giant parking lots are going to become a place to get vaccinated too.

Disneyland to become COVID vaccination ‘super site’

Here's hoping that the Disneyland Vaccine site gives you special stickers with Micky and Goofy on them.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Game Hype: Nintendo News

Mario is going fully furry for this one.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Electric Mile and Drive-In Movies


Starts in January
Santa Anita Park 
285 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007
$69.99 per Car (up to 8 people)

Explore the Insomniac Worlds on your voyage through Insomniac’s Electric Mile. Journey through seven unique worlds of Insomniac’s most iconic festivals and brands, including EDC, Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland, Escape, and Countdown, complete with music, lights, art, visual effects, installations, and more in a COVID-friendly environment.


January 15-31, 2021
1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103
$49 and up
The new Jurassic Quest Drive Thru version of the show features over 70 life-like dinosaurs including the very popular T. Rex, Spinosaurus and Triceratops. Jurassic Quest's herd of animatronic dinos are displayed in realistic scenes that allow guests to experience them roaring and moving from their own vehicles as they drive their way through the tour.

Sat, January 16, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM 
Glendale Sears Parking Lot
211 West California Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203 

Sun, January 17, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Glendale Sears Parking Lot 
211 West California Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203 

January 16 - February 20, 2021
Corey Helford Gallery 
On Saturday, January 16th, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery will be ringing in the New Year with the premiere of new works from one of their most popular artists, Kazuki Takamatsu. The Japanese artist returns to the gallery for his fifth solo show, entitled Your Wings, being hosted in the Main Gallery through February 20th. In celebration of Takamatsu’s new solo show, CHG will be hosting a virtual opening (details TBA).