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Thursday, April 29, 2021

My Famicase 2021 Favs

 Here our or favs from this year's My Famicase 2021 cartridge art show with totally made-up video games.

Game Hype: E3 Online, My Famicase 2021, You've Got Game Show, Let's Look At Bunch of Trailers & More

E3's Online Game Event Set for June 12-15 With Nintendo, Microsoft, More Companies
E3 isn't happening in LA this year, but it will happen online.

My Famicase 2021 is now online, we'll probably post our favs later, but check them out online now. This is a video game cartridge art show from Japan with made up game titles.

iam8bit created a game show for the GDC, now Xbox has it and boy does it not look as fun. Still, entertaining though and probably the only game show on video games. Still, not sure why cryptocurrency is needed for charity...anyway give it a watch.

Photos from back in 2014

-This one is looking real weird.

Inkulinati is an ink-based strategy straight from medieval manuscripts, where a rabbit’s bum can be deadlier than a dog's sword. Become a master of the Living Ink, build your own bestiary, defeat medieval superstars and collect perks to unleash hidden powers.

No release date yet

KeyWe, a kiwi-run mailroom game built for co-op, is coming to consoles

We've been waiting for this one since a special USC games event. 

Take a look at some of the retro platforming goodness that awaits you in Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, the modern take on the Sega Master System classic. It will be released on June 24 for PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One.

A sequel set five years after the original Oxenfree. Play as Riley who returns to investigate a mysterious radio signal. 
Fez is now on Switch.


The next chapter in the haunting Dread X Collection series. Co-produced by the legendary David Szymanski (DUSK, The Music Machine, Squirrel Stapler), Dread X Collection: The Hunt showcases 7 all-new short horror shooters from a handpicked selection of creative and unique indie developers.


“Castlevania” Will Return to Netflix for the Show’s Fourth and Final Season in May [Teaser]


Ask Iwata: Words Of Wisdom From Satoru Iwata, Available Now And A Lovely Read

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Hype: Laminate Your Vaccine Card, Bedrock Why?, Blue Sodas & More


Staples will laminate your vaccine card until the end of the month for free. Office Max/Depot will do it for free until July 25th as long as you present this coupon. Remember to do it after getting both shots.
 Who wanted this?


Well, if it's just voice acting it might be good, but other projects Banks does on her own like the Charlie's Angels reboot, don't seem to go so well.
all Shizuoka photos courtesy Post Hobby



 Show Me Your Tikis - Vacation Shirt (Unisex) $99 NSFW, upon closer inspection

Weekly What To Do: After Thinkspace Slash & Mermaids

Thurs, April 29 screening
NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
SLASHENING: THE FINAL BEGINNING actors Madonna Refugia, Rasheda Crockett, Patrick Foy, Carrie Seidler and Addie Weyrich and director Brandon Bassham will participate in a Q&A at the NoHo after the April 29 screening.

Dr. Rebekah McKendry & Elric Kane 
Hosts of Fangoria's Colors of the Dark Podcast
Fri, Apr 30, 2021 7:00 PM
Free, Online
Dealing with a girlfriend suddenly leaving is tough enough. But for Hank (writer/co-director/star Jeremy Gardner of The Battery), heartbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time. There’s also a monster trying to break through his front door every night. Co-starring Brea Grant ("Dexter", "Heroes") and co-directed by Christian Stella, this charming, introspective crowd-pleaser about love, loss, and monsters is produced by Rustic Films -the celebrated creative team behind Spring, The Endless, and SYNCHRONIC -and Kavya Films.

At The Crack of Dawn 
Tell Me All About It
Opening Reception with the Artists: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:00-8:00pm 
Thinkspace Projects 
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present a new solo exhibition from Italian artist, Millo. This is Millo’s fourth solo show and U.S. solo debut. Beginning on May 1st, the painter and muralist will bring several of his works to the Thinkspace gallery in West Adams, effectively bringing a bit of new Italian culture to Los Angeles.‘At the Crack of Dawn’ is an exhibition built around the ephemeral point in time just before waking when everything is whimsical and the lines between dreams and reality are blurred.
Thinkspace Projects is honored to welcome Mando Marie back for her second solo show with the gallery. Beginning on May 1st, enter the world of Mando Marie’s ‘Tell Me All About It.’ Pulling inspiration from classic Golden Book era illustrations, she crafts a world reminiscent of childhood adventure and wonder. Bringing a contemporary edge to the innate elements of nostalgia, Mando works primarily with spray paint, stencils, and collage elements.

OPENING RECEPTION DETAILS (May 1, 2021, 5pm - 8pm PST) 
Nucleus Gallery 210 East Main St Alhambra CA 91801
Opening reception will be limited to only 30 people in the gallery at a time.
RSVP link for opening night on EVENTBRITE Please do not RSVP for more than one timeslot.
Walk-ins are welcome! (Until capacity is met)
New exclusive prints, pins, and sticker sheets will be available

‘Flow State’, a Solo Exhibition by Urban Contemporary Artist, Mikael B
Saturday, May 1st, from 8pm-10pm
On view May 1st- May 31st
Maddox Gallery 8811 Beverly Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90048
Inspired by Dalí, Kay Sage, Pollock, Peter Saul and Albert Oehlen, Flow State unanimously explores, juxtaposes and reconciles the three worlds of abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction and surrealism, with Mikael’s signature idiom.

As LA isn't exactly still normal, we're suggest visiting Palm Springs nearby for the weekend or when you have some free time. We've been covering Desert X, the outdoor art exhibits that are only up until May, for a while now. We're showing a few more off. It's fun to get away from it all and find these different art exhibits scattered around Coachella.
Don't forget how the official Desert X shirt leads you to the Pacific Ocean.
March 12–May 16, 2021 at sites across the Coachella Valley.
Drive-In Theaters 




Electric Dusk Drive-In 

Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-in  Hollywood Legion Theater is reopening indoor screenings just in time for spring with a “Back to the Movies” series, beginning with a 35mm screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless masterpiece North by Northwest on Saturday, May 1st at 7:30 PM PST with $14 tickets for children, $20 tickets for adults.


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Boozehounds Is For Dogs & Humans

Last week, we told you about Boozehounds, the brand new dog-friendly bar and restaurant opening in Palm Springs. Over the weekend, we got in for a special visit, before its opening to the general public, this Tuesday. Here's some photos of the first dogs to take walkies around the place.
Opens Tuesday, April 27th
Coffee Service starts at 8am – 3pm, 
Happy Hour 3pm-5pm, 
Dinner 5pm – 10pm (sun-thurs) 11pm (fri & sat).
2080 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 
-Turns out the pups are welcome in the the outdoor and indoor patio, with plenty of air conditioning and misters, but can't go all the way in. 

-The place does look great, even the restrooms have some doggy style to them.

-We did see a doggo get itself up on the bar and knock a drink over, but noticeably the cup was hard plastic, no broken glass. And  messes made by stray dog bowls were also cleaned up. No, accidental dumps we're taken while there, but we're assuming there's protocol in place.

-What you're seeing the dogs eat in the pictures is the special doggy dessert,
weenie-tini made of chicken broth, chicken whipped cream & doggie biscuit crumble.

-Yes, they have merch.




Friday, April 23, 2021

Fast Fridays Free Screenings & Quiplash Free On Steam Until April 26

Free Screenings of the Friday franchise, check out where you can see them for free. Get the tickets here.

"Starting next Friday, April 30, 2021, many theaters will be kicking off Fast Fridays, beginning with a free screening of 2001’s The Fast and the Furious. Here’s the breakdown of when each of the film will be playing:

Friday, 4/30 – The Fast and the Furious

Friday, 5/7 – 2 Fast 2 Furious

Friday, 5/14 – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Friday, 5/21 – Fast & Furious

Friday, 5/28 – Fast Five

Friday, 6/4 – Fast & Furious 6

Friday, 6/11 – Furious 7

Friday, 6/18 – The Fate of the Furious

F9 opens the following week, on June 25, 2021."

via /Film 

Quiplash is free on Steam until April 26th. Better grab it for online parties.
 via The Verge

Friday Posters: The Last Matinee, The Mohel & Long Disney Posters


The Last Matinee looks like a scary new Giallo horror film. Read about it here.

Read about this short, hopefully, not too short, here

Ben Harman's latest long poster Disney art show sold out immediately. Check out more posters through the link.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Movie & Streaming Hype: First-Ever Cinema Week June, TCM Film Festival Online & More


The Hollywood Reporter just reported on a special, first-ever, Cinema Week, happening in June.

"Thousands of cinemas across the country will showcase exclusive content, offer exclusive merchandise and arrange for special guests, including filmmakers and talent. The event runs June 22-27."
Theaters really want people back in their seats. So, let's hope for some special screenings! 
 One of our favorite annual film festivals in LA is now streaming and on cable. You can watch this years TCM Classic Film Festival with special content via TCM or HBO Max. Use the link to see the full schedule taking place May 6-9.

Here's some highlights you might like to watch
  • Michael Douglas introduces One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) on HBO Max
  • SF Sketchfest Presents a table read of Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) on TCM, adapted by comedian Dana Gould and featuring Maria Bamford, Bobcat Goldthwait, Oscar Nuñez, Laraine Newman, Bob Odenkirk, David Koechner, Janet Varney, Jonah Ray, Paul F. Tompkins, Gary Anthony Williams, Baron Vaughn, Deborah Baker Jr. and Kat Aagesen
  •  Saturday, May 8- 6:00am ET TEX AVERY: THE KING OF CARTOONS (1988) Documentary about the life and career of animator and director Frederick Bean “Tex” Avery.
    -Saturday, May 8- 7:00am ET TEX AVERY AT MGM (1943-1955) -54M- TV-G - Compilation of cartoons directed by Tex Avery during his years at MGM.


LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS VOLUME II going up on Netflix May 14

Invisible Man won big.

Joe Cornish, British comedian and director of Attack the Block is finally getting another movie to direct. Starlight from Mark Millar. Read more about it here. We've read the comic and seen Joe's previous work, so this sounds pretty good.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Local Hype: Those Aren't Ghosts in the USC Libraries, The Whole Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shrimp Saga, Actual Good Eats & More


You've might have read about the Whole Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shrimp Saga a few weeks ago, but we at TTDILA found it truly strange and unreal as the person at the center of it is Jensen Karp, co-owner of local pop art gallery, Gallery 1988. 

Let's go back for the uninitiated. Jensen says and posted pics online that he found shrimp tails in his Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Because Jensen is known as a comedian writer, among many other titles, many took this as a joke. General Mills, owner of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, customer service did a really bad job of handling it. The last update from Jensen was that he was waiting for an envelope from General Mills to send them the two, what seem to be, shrimp tails, from his cereal.

This is a really great break down of what's happened on social media and it's insane how dumb General Mills has been about it.  

6 Social-Media Lessons From Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shrimp

What TTDILA finds so strange, is we primarily know Jensen from running Gallery 1988. We just posted on two  Gallery 1988 art shows this week. You sometimes forget he has a very vivid back story and even married the actress who played Topanga, named after Topanga, from Boy Meets World. 

We've seen him preparing or schmoozing with guests at his shows multiple times or just taking out a huge pizza for an opening. It's weird how the internet talks so much about his other endeavors as to us he primarily just runs a really cool art gallery in LA.

What's also strange is the lack of LA based media covering it, with many reports coming from New York. And some very negative posts of Jensen from women on Twitter.

The Cinnamon Toast Crunch–Shrimp Saga Is Getting Dark

It's all very strange, but we'll update you if there's any more news about it. Kind of amazed  Gallery 1988 isn't doing some special art show themed around it or at least a special print. Hmmm, well, at least they're not selling NFT's yet. Let's hope, there's no Netflix show based on this.

Vista by 71Above
Wonho Frank Lee

 Beautiful view, not so great looking food.
Menya Tigre’s curry ramen with customary noodle pull
Matthew Kang

(jeffrey w/Flickr)


That explains all those extra legs and eyes, but seriously this is truly messed up.

"Between 2011 and 2013, the professor and his crew, on their own time, used a camera attached to an autonomous vehicle to scour the ocean floor, 3,000 feet deep, between Long Beach and Catalina Island. What they found was sickening – literally and figuratively."