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Friday, February 26, 2021

The Glen Brogan Pinup Show 3 Tomorrow

 

The Glen Brogan Pinup Show 3 is Saturday, Feb 27th 2021 via Hero Complex Gallery Online. Dang, we wanna grab those stickers below, but pretty sure they're gonna sell out immediately. 

*Also, don't know why Hero Complex didn't tell anyone about this via Twitter or their own e-mail newsletter. Only found out cuz of Instagram.

THE GLEN BROGAN PINUP SHOW 3 !⁣ Brand New Collection of Enticing Prints!⁣⁣
Sticker Sheets!⁣ ⁣
Pins!⁣ ⁣
AND MORE!⁣ ⁣ ⁣

ONLINE BEGINS: Saturday, February 27th at this link: https://hcgart.com/collections/glenbrogan⁣ ⁣ All new art will be at the top of the collection, with other choice morsels

 

Fav Pins From L.A.pel Pins

 
Scott C. "Great Showdowns Pin Set #2 - Flower Outfit and Bear Outfit"
$20.00
 


Steez McGee "Cryo Can" Pin 
$16.00



Steez McGee "Hiding Homer" Pin
 $15.00
 
See more here.

Our Favorite Tom & Jerry Movie Review Titles So Far

 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday Movie Posters: Army of the Dead, Godzilla vs. Kong & Secret Movie Club Collection

 

From Zack Synder and coming to Netflix May 21st. It's a zombie heist movie.



House
$35
 
Part of the Secret Movie Club Collection. Yes, the same people we post on every week who do the Drive-Ins in the Sears parking lot. Here's an interview with Craig Hammill, the creator of the the screening club.
Drunken Master 2
 
Anime Buffet series
Artist: Shelby Hohl
 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Fry's Finally Dead, Sadness For Those Who Like Shopping Electronics Under Giant Ants

 


 
 
Fry’s Electronics, beloved electronics stores dotting SoCal and the West Coast are finally all gone/closed as of last night 2/24/21. Fry's died a slow painful death as stores grew empty, but remained opened with no new products inside as it's owners waited to sell the land.

If you grew up in the LA area, you probably visited them over the years as part of the most fun, so LA, places to check out. What other massive electronic store had themes like Burbank's beloved B-Movies? Horror and sci-fi movies from the 1950's came alive with giant ants, flying saucers and an evil octopus in the computer section. What about Woodland Hills' iconic Alice in Wonderland themed store? Whose going to missing going down the rabbit hole every time you entered it?
 
This sucks.

Check out one of the threads online showcasing the stores below.

 Reddit LA Thread

 

Weekly What To Do: The Week Starts On Friday Now

 

 
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 6:00 PM PST
 $5 – $10
 
Your favorite sketch comedy current affairs drinking game show. 40 questions about the events of the last 7 days, while we all drink 40s.
 

 
Starts Friday, Feb 26
$
Online 
 
What's it like in a Brazilian Supermarket? Probably like a classy looking doc.
 
Check out our review of the film.

 
 

The Art of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Artists Panel)
Opening Reception / Feb 27, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Nucleus celebrates the Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales game and the launch of the art book by having a livestream / Q & A. Tune in to hear from some of the artists and creators and get a peek behind the scenes of the awesome new game!

VIRTUAL PANEL / Q&A
On February 27 at 11:00AM PST, Nucleus will be hosting a live 2 hour Q&A with the some of the artists behind Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales via TWITCH
Access to the panel is FREE just use this LINK to tune in.


 


Feb 26, 2021 7:00 PM
Free, Must RSVP
 
Followed by a Live Discussion with Dr. Rebekah McKendry & Elric Kane, Hosts of Fangoria's Colors of the Dark Podcast.

In between his cult hit debut ACCIÓN MUTANTE and proudly depraved PERDITA DURANGO, writer/director Álex de la Iglesia delivered the international smash that remains one of the best horror comedies of our time: When a rogue priest (Álex Angulo of PAN’S LABYRINTH) discovers the exact date The Antichrist will be born, he’ll enlist a Death Metal record store clerk (Santiago Segura of KILLER BARBYS) and a cheesy TV psychic (Armando De Razza) for an urban spree of “gore, sacrilege and twisted humor” (San Francisco Examiner) to prevent the Apocalypse by summoning Satan himself. Terele Pávez (800 BULLETS) co-stars in this “classic of modern Spanish cinema” (Screen Anarchy) – winner of 6 Goya Awards including Best Director – now restored in 4k from the original negative.

Starts Friday, Feb 26, Noon
Online
 
Our newest installment of LApel Pins, curated once again by Midnight Dogs, opens online. So many great enamel pins available starting at Noon PT Friday. Don’t miss out...
 

Free 
Online

From Los Angeles to the hills of East Tennessee, this concert features an evening of awe-inspiring American roots music. Performing from the Skirball’s Taper Courtyard, Joachim Cooder delivers an airy and atmospheric performance alongside his legendary father, Ry Cooder. 
CHG’s seven-artist show opens (virtually) on Saturday, February 27th in the Main Gallery, alongside a solo show from Luke Chueh, entitled Intensive Purposes, in Gallery 2. Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033, and normal hours are Tuesday – Saturday, from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Luke Chueh-In reference to End of Evangelion
 
Seven is called the number of completeness and CHG’s February show promises a complete view of the latest in New Contemporary art: Andy Adamson's ceramics bring his unique sense of humor to pop culture's favorite characters, Helice Wen's beautiful figurative paintings capture moments of fragility and intimacy rarely seen, kozyndan's delightful paintings on Japanese scrolls offer a fresh new take on ‘nihonga,' Rodolfo Loaiza's works take the taboos of reality and inject them into the idealized world of Disney, the topsy turvy world portrayed in Travis Lampe's paintings is a trip out of pandemia, Yang Cao takes us high above with new additions to his dreamy "Clouds" portraits, and Zoé Byland revisits the past in her haunting monochromatic portrayals that merge vintage with contemporary. 
 
Saturday, February 27
Free
Online

Bob Baker Day is an annual celebration of BBMT founder Bob Baker. Born February 9th in Los Angeles, Bob lived for 90 years (1924-2014) and in that time created the wonderful world of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater that has dazzled generations of Angelenos.An annual celebration of art, music, community, and of course, puppets, it has never been easier to explore LA through the lens of Bob Baker delight. As the city unfolds through the www.BobBakerDay.com platform.
 
 

 
Drive-In Theaters
 
 

 

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

What We Found On The Net Today: Gal*Gun Returns Safety Announcement, Camouflaged Skittles & Get To Mars

 Games To Check Out

  
 

$79.99 -May 28, 2021

The World's End Club Limited Edition includes:

  • World's End Club Physical Game for Nintendo Switch™
  • "Anthem of Friendship" Complete Digital Soundtrack
  • "Go-Getters Club Yearbook" Hardcover Art Book
  • "Club Leader's Badge" Enamel Pin
  • "Endless Carousel" Acrylic Stand
  • Collector's Box
 The “Go-Getters Club,” a group of misfit students from all over Japan, find themselves trapped in a strange theme park during a class trip. In order to unravel the mystery of their circumstances and find an escape, they must take part in a “Game of Fate” that will test their bonds of friendship! With colorful visuals, charming characters, accessible gameplay, and a compelling story, this is an experience you will never forget!
 

$14.99 
FREE SHIPPING IN THE US!


A game about poor hygiene and social skills!

Use your Skills, Ego, Intellect, Appearance and Sustenance to save as many waifus as possible! (Those creepy anime body pillows)

Give Responsibility cards to other players to distract them from fulfilling their waifu's needs!

And watch out for CHAD CARDS! Chad will still steal your cards like he steals your girl in real life!


 

Makes a great gift and works well as a subtle hint that your friend may need a shower.

May the best Gentlesir or M'lady win!

 *Deluxe Edition with premium card stock and bonus “Waifu” cards, plus errata card with new rules

 **Site Exclusive: Bonus signed card from either designer Jonathan Rawlings or Developer Jason Anarchy



-At Target now 

  

PQube Games Advertises “Safety Goggles” Bonus for Gal Gun Returns


 This commercial is genius!

 
What?
 
 Update, 4:39 p.m.: Jezebel has discovered the answer to our question about Chun Li’s erasure, and it is that Chun Li is not part of the Mortal Kombat megaverse. Wow!
 

Edgar Wright Directing New ‘The Running Man’ Movie Based on the Stephen King Novel

Wait, Stephen King wrote the book? 

 

Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars 


My Darling Supermarket Review: What's It Like In A Supermarket In Brazil?

By Jonathan Bilski
 
 
G-d damn, I love these good looking docs. My Darling Supermarket directed by Ms. Tali Yankelevich has us peering in on different employees in a super market in São Paulo, Brazil. And it's just delightful to look at. We connect with a few of the employees, learning a little bit more about them and possibly get lost in their own specific thoughts and lives. One of course, holds a high interest as we have an otaku in the bunch and the captured conversation on comparing Goku to Jesus was hilarious. The movie is as deep as the dip into the employees we briefly get to know.

As soon as you see the supermarket being built, you may ponder, "What I'm I about to see." You might go, "This is weird." You're going to see a an all too brief look at different employees working at supermarket that could well just be next to you. It's bright, it's colorful, when the director wants it to be. Everything is shot to make it almost like an ad to come and visit the place. We see the process of how things are done, put away, but we don't ever really get sense of the supermarket being an extra character. I don't believe anyone even names it in the film. The supermarket is where we stay throughout the whole film, but it almost seems like just a nice backdrop to anywhere for these characters. And, it's  a bit more brighter than it's American counter-part with more colors and brighter shopping carts. Red and blue carts anyone?

What person will be your favorite character? Rodrigo in the bakery? Who discusses the Heisenberg principle and quantum physics who doesn't seem to know the girl he works with kind of likes him. 


 

The little lady in a dark room, behind a desk, monitoring all the cameras in the store? She looks like a perv almost spying on everyone. Calling over faceless staff via a walk-talkie if it looks like a customer stole something. 

Maybe the man at checkout? Who might flirt with a customer and get their number. Or may have had a really bad breakdown at some point.

Or are you ready for Ivan? This character doesn't come off as an otaku (fan of Japanese culture) at first, he seems like an average guy. However, when he asks another employee of why not trying to emulate Goku from Dragon Ball and be more like him; a hero if you will. And  how Goku could be considered to be praised more like G-d. His friend rebuffs him saying Goku is just looking for a better fight. And it the debate goes on. Even if not a fan of  anime, it is funny as Hell to see an anime debate where one person could care less. For those who do know Dragon Ball Super and what the Hell they are talking about-such as myself-it's even funnier. Ivan gets knocked in his place with his friend not giving him an inch on the matter. And it will put a smile on your face.

So, that's the thing the characters are all real. There real people and were just getting a small portion of their lives. We go through some tougher topics than just anime like love, death and anxieties they and us share , but you really feel these people. All while looking at a lovely little market.


The only complaint, if any, was the lack of connection between the people we meet. Possibly any connection to the place itself. The women watching the store on monitors and the man at checkout never interact. There's no sitcom-like togetherness in the store. They all work at the supermarket, but it's like they're in there own little worlds. It's just a place, made to look nice for this film, but it doesn't even seem to be part of the identities of the characters, except the lady who likes to watch everyone. Perhaps, that's just how it is or that how the directed wanted it.

It just flowed though, beautifully cut. We go in and out of different people's lives, getting a few inner thoughts, a few ideas with a lovely backdrop of this supermarket and then you might spot that strange cosplayer in the store.

Watch it virtually online via Laemmle's starting Friday, Feb 26

Monday, February 22, 2021

Best Movie Theater In LA: Torture Yourself With Memories Of Being In One

This ongoing battle might be more fun if those voting on it could sit down and watch something in any of them again. Sigh.

THE VIGIL: A Live Q&A

 

Feb 23, 2021 06:00 PM
Free Online, Must RSVP
 
Synopsis: Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn's Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante to take on the responsibility of an overnight "shomer," fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed's dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Friday Posters: Godzilla Vs Kong

 


Out March 31st on HBO Max

What We Found On The Net: Konami Has An Overpriced Clothing Store, Kirby’s Pupupu Market & [email protected]

I thought Konami died or some other division of it did, but the gaming side remains and reminds you it made Metal Gear and Castlevaina with a new American clothing store. And boy, is it overpriced.

There is a Grand Opening Sale with a sarcastic whopping 20% off.

 
 
 

The creator of Donuty County and we've featured on the site Ben Esposito has a new game coming out.

 

 

Kirby’s Pupupu Market bringing grocery themed goods to Osaka

Why don't we have a Kirby store? Why can't we have a funny name store that sound like poopoopoo?!?


[email protected] Again, sigh

Sadly, it looks like WonderCon isn't happening in a SoCal convention center near you anytime soon. But, it will be online again March 26 & 27, 2021. No details on schedule yet.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Ben & Jerry's The Movie Looks Like It Doesn't Understand Jokes

 

In a clip that sets back everything gained from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? we just have a unfunny boring scene where those involved must know on some level that they should take their own lives and possibly never had children. People who worked on this movie having children was a mistake.

Just go ahead and watch as almost every character is unlikable as a young woman tells an animated mouse she's gonna poison him. Then they guy from Ant Man plays a jerk boss against character and it doesn't work. Animation occurs, none of which is funny.

Directed by the same man who made Taxi starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon comes something only a man who has no regard for animation could...poorly.
 
Oh, and Ken Jeong's in there too. Just throw him in and make him wacky. That's the plan.

It hurts to watch the clip. If you become numb while watching it, stop. Take some time and watch the Mortal Kombat trailer, laugh at it and forget previous clip.

Palm Springs Adventure: Hadley's, On The Mark, Monster Shakes, Re[X] & The Transilvania European Food Store

With so little to do in the LA area, why not do what must people do to escape, head to Palm Springs for the weekend.

Before making it into Palm Springs or as you leave it, head over to Hadley's the mega tourist trap market. It's terrible to get to and to leave thanks to a bizarre roundabout that's connected to the freeway. I mean really, wtf were they thinking? But, if you make it there alive, you have a wonderful selection of snacks, candy, baked goods and local brand everything in jar and plastic wrapped.

47993 Morongo Trl Cabazon, CA 92230
9am - 5pm every day
(951) 849-5255
 
You'll see the walls lined with photos from celebs trying to get some respite from LA. Shelves stacked with dried fruit and nuts to snack on. 
 
A few years back it was in a different location and you could buy fresh fruit there, but now it's all packaged for gifts to take back with you or for something to snack on later.

Decent beef jerky.
 


 
If you miss the pricey places to grab food from LA, don't worry. Go to the high end On The Mark, a cheese shop that also filled with yummy treats of all kind and they ain't cheap.


From the owner on Yelp:
On The Mark is one-of-a-kind gourmet food market and deli, featuring a range of unique boutique products such as: craft beer and wine, artisan crafted cheese, nitrate-free meats, pâtés, small batch oils and vinegars, and more! Monthly wine tastings and much more
 


111 N Palm Canyon Dr Ste 155 Palm Springs, CA 92262
10am-5pm every day
(760) 832-8892
 



 
 

For something you may not finish, because it's just too much, why not head to Monster Shakes? This hidden gem stands out in the parking lot next to really nothing that interesting. Why is it not on main street? Probably to save money on rent. It doesn't change how good the shakes are on a hot day.



425 South Sunrise Way Ste H-7 Palm Springs, CA 92262
11am-8:30pm every day
(760) 537-5792
 
These shakes deserve the name monster, it's recommend you might just want this as your breakfast and lunch. It's a lot of ice cream and they have 14 amazing special Monster Shakes to try. Each having a different look and taste and totally fun to take pics of to make friends jealous.



If you want to look at some fun furniture to take back with you head over to Re[X] a misplaced Melrose-esque furniture and desk toy store. It has a huge selection of stuff that'll make you home sick for all the niche and artsy stores in the LA area.



2500 N Palm Canyon Ste B1 Palm Springs, CA 92262
11am-5pm every day
(760) 656-0543
 

 
If you want to find something from far away...well, forget a Japanese supermarket, they don't have them out in Palm Springs like the rest of SoCal. But, if you want something from Europe this place can probably help you out. The
un-eloquently titled Transilvania European Food Store is a quick, simple stop of candies and treats to grab you won't find in a regular market.
 
 Always be on the lookout for foreign soda


4556 E Camino Parocela, Palm Springs, CA 92264
M-F 7AM-530PM
Sun 9AM-2PM 

 And, the only comic shop in Palm Springs is Interstellar Comic Books. It's an okay store where you can grab the latest on your favorite superhero.
 

180 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
11am-5pm Tue- Sun Closed Mon
Store hours vary due to covid 
(760) 325-1814