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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Adult Swim Meal @ Carl’s Jr.

 

"Beginning Sept. 22 - Nov. 7, fans can make any combo an Adult Swim meal featuring an exclusive figurine, Adult Swim-themed cup, and a large order of fries during lunch and dinner hours. Figurines will be characters from six fan favorite Adult Swim shows including “Robot Chicken,” “Metalocalypse,” and “Sealab 2021.”"

 @ Carl’s Jr.

Dang, kind of just want the cup.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Did You Check Out Our LA Halloween Guide 2021? We just updated it!

 
Check out our Halloween guide for all the scary stuff going on in LA and maybe just the right place to get a pumpkin. We have all the horror movies, film festivals and best places to get Halloween goods in the guide.


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Celebrate! The Jackbox Party Pack 8 Comes Out Oct 14th

 We finally have a release date and it's no surprise it's October for The Jackbox Party Pack 8. It comes out Thursday, Oct 14th on PC and consoles. So, get your game on with friends, just in time for Halloween parties and safely over Discord and Zoom.





From the press release:
  • Job Job: A twisted interview game where you use other players’ answers to score the job. Who knew getting a job could be fun AND chaotic? (3-10 players)
  • The Poll Mine: Jackbox’s very first head-to-head team game! Trapped in a magical mine with no way out, try to correctly rank your group’s poll opinions and escape. (2-10 players)
  • Drawful: Animate: This exciting new spin on the classic Drawful introduces animated gifs that you can create. Watch out for those tricky decoys! (3-10 players)
  • The Wheel of Enormous Proportions: The ultimate game of trivia and chance. Doesn’t everyone love a game with a giant, shiny, spinning wheel? (4-8 players)
  • Weapons Drawn: The game where trust is nonexistent. Can you hide your murders while solving others? Get ready to point those fingers because everyone but you did it! (4-8 players)
Games in The Jackbox Party Pack series support phones, tablets, and computers as controllers. Just go to Jackbox.tv on your device and enter the room code to play. Up to 10,000 additional audience members can join specific games to affect their final outcome

Movie Hype: Animation Is Film Festival, Beyond Fest, Fantastic Fest, LAAPFF & Of Course, PTIFF

 Jeez, spend one day at the Academy Museum Press Opening and a lot of film news crops up. We'll have a much longer article on that later. But back to current films new, including a lot of film festivals for us here in LA.

The named with resentment, Animation Is Film Festival is happening October 22-24 at the TCL Chinese and the selection is crazy good. Sadly, couldn't warn you about Mamoru Hosoda's Belle, which is already sold out. But, can tell you about possibly the first stateside showing of  Pompo The Cinephile which explains how a movie is made in anime form and looks arduous and painful as it really is. It's not just anime as a special screening of Luca with its director is on board and the artsy work of Ari Folman in Where is Anne Frank is also being shown. But, yeah they also have My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission. This is a crazy collection of films for any otaku or animation buff. There's even more animation in the program check it out.
 
October 22-24
66801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
 
Beyond Fest full schedule is up and also a doozy,  many films are sold out or RSVP's won't be available
until Oct. We're utterly baffled how New York Ninja and VHS94 aren't sold out as of writing this. There's just too many amazing films and special showings and a lot of them are free. It's so crazy, how many films you can see, check out their full list too.

And just announced the much anticipated by friend of the site John B, Antlers is the closing night film.

From the press release: Searchlight Pictures and Beyond Fest announced today the World Premiere of Scott Cooper’s new horror thriller ANTLERS as the October 11th Closing Night selection of the 2021 Beyond Fest, presented in partnership with the American Cinematheque. ANTLERS comes from the visionary world of acclaimed director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart; Hostiles), horror maestro Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth; Mimic; The Devil’s Backbone) and J. Miles Dale (Searchlight’s upcoming Nightmare Alley). In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher (Keri Russell) and her sheriff brother (Jesse Plemons) become embroiled with her enigmatic student (Jeremy T. Thomas) whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them. ANTLERS is written by C. Henry Chaisson (Servant) & Nick Antosca (The Act) and Scott Cooper (Black Mass), based upon the short story The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca.
 
Sept 29-Oct 11
Aero Theater/ Hollywood Legion Theater/ Loz Feliz 3 
 

Sister to Beyond Fest is Fantastic Fest. Fantastic Fest runs from Sept 23rd to Sept 30th in Austin, Texas. But as we reported has an online section this year. You'll be seeing coverage from us on this fest shortly as it is going on now. A huge selection of crazy genre films that you'll be waiting to hit streaming all year. An extremely similar list of films, but some special ones we don't get at Beyond Fest.
 
And happening this week into October is the 
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Sep 23 - Oct 2
Multiple Theaters
$
 
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), presented annually by Visual Communications (VC), has announced the complete lineup for the 37th edition of the Festival. The Festival, which announced dates last week along with the first set of confirmed films, is pleased to present over 139 films during the 10 day Festival. This year’s productions celebrate the creative and nuanced storytelling of Asians & Pacific Islanders in America and around the globe. LAAPFF film presentations will be in-person events at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center’s Aratani Theatre, the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the Japanese American National Museum, and Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center.
 
In a sad, but glad it's still happening move Pioneertown International Film Festival's new date is May 27-29 2022 (Memorial Day week-end).
 
 

 
 
Then there's this streaming treat of Afghan, Communist government funded films in the documentary What We Left Unfinsihed. Filmmakers we're given access to real tanks and weapons while making their movies. Jeez, glad we fixed everything over...oh yeah. Finding on Streaming services online


And coming to theaters, and needs to be on streaming soon. Ascension (2021) and because the title is that of multiple films that have come out over the years, I'll say it's another doc. A doc about:

"China’s industrial supply chain that reveals the country’s growing class divide through staggering observations of labor, consumerism and wealth. The film ascends through the levels of the capitalist structure: workers running factory production, the middle class selling to aspirational consumers, and the elites reveling in a new level of hedonistic enjoyment. In traveling up the rungs of China’s social ladder, we see how each level supports and makes possible the next while recognizing the contemporary ‘Chinese Dream’ remains an elusive fantasy for most."

 You know another fell good, happy film.

The film will open in LA October 8th at the Laemmle Monica and Laemmle Playhouse in Pasadena.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Film, Dance & Spiders

These two haunts are taken from our LA Halloween Guide 2021, check it out for even more scares.
 
September 24-31
Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
$$
 
 
"Within the foothills of Midnight Falls, the leaves turn brown and the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. The Witch of the Woods has cast her spell to summon the spirits of the underworld to cross over and assimilate into form. The Hayride leads to a thrilling adventure of horrors afflicting the town. Dazed within the spell cast upon them, the Witch commands her army of crops and flesh to seek revenge on the people that have casted her out. The Spirit of Halloween comes to life surrounding helpless victims brave enough to board The Hayride."
 
Multiple attractions off the ride too. 

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900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
$ entry to the museum Adults $15
This one-of-a-kind seasonal pavilion gives you a rare glimpse into the secret life of spiders. Stroll through the open air pavilion to see hundreds of orb weavers and their amazing webs all around you. Then enter the spider den to peer into enclosed habitats that house different species from tarantulas to jumping spiders. Along the way you'll hear amazing stories and get answers to all your arachnid questions from our Museum Educators. 
 
 
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Sep 23 - Oct 2
Multiple Theaters
$
 The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), presented annually by Visual Communications (VC), has announced the complete lineup for the 37th edition of the Festival. The Festival, which announced dates last week along with the first set of confirmed films, is pleased to present over 139 films during the 10 day Festival. This year’s productions celebrate the creative and nuanced storytelling of Asians & Pacific Islanders in America and around the globe. LAAPFF film presentations will be in-person events at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center’s Aratani Theatre, the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the Japanese American National Museum, and Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center. 
 
ReSound
September 22-26,
Multiple Locations
Free

 

Leela Dance Collective presents ReSound, a 5-day celebration of kathak dance, featuring street performances and workshops to educate and inspire audiences of all ages. The public is invited to experience North Indian classical dance as it reverberates through the streets of Los Angeles.
Wed, September 22nd, 7pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
George Lucas Building, School of Cinematic Arts
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007Free, Must RSVP 
 
Opens at Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles - September 24
 
 Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) won the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the Venice Film Festival for this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller shot in stunning 8K. The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II.
 
 
Shiva Baby
Thursday, September 23rd, 7pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
George Lucas Building, School of Cinematic Arts
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP
 
 A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva. Upon arrival, she is accosted by various estranged relatives about her appearance and lack of post-grad plans, while her confident ex-girlfriend, Maya, is applauded by everyone for getting into law school. Danielle's day takes an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy, Max, arrives at the shiva with his accomplished wife, Kim, and crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family and confront her insecurities without completely losing it.
 
Friday, September 24th, 7pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
George Lucas Building, School of Cinematic Arts
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP
 
American gave motorcycle-mad cinemagoers EASY RIDER, THE WILD ONE and THE WILD ANGELS . . . and Britain gave them PSYCHOMANIA, a tale of zombie bikers run amok that feels like an alt-Earth version of SUSPIRIA. 
 
Live Discussion after the movie with
Dr. Rebekah McKendry & Elric Kane, MFA
Hosts of Fangoria's Colors of the Dark Podcast
 
 
 

Harmony Deimling Solo Show
and Idiot Box a group show based on Modern Golden Era TV
Friday, Sept 24th
opening reception from 7-9 PM
Gallery 1988
 
We're welcoming back painter Harmony Deimling for her newest solo show, debuting new paintings and prints.
Hot off this year's Emmys, we're celebrating the modern era of television, widely regarded as the best ever. Some of our favorite artists have been inspired by some of our favorite TV shows - and they've created paintings, prints, sculptures and pins to celebrate.

Dream Country
Monochrome, Apples and Animals

September 25 – October 30, 2021
COREY HELFORD GALLERY
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
 

Corey Helford Gallery will proudly present their next major solo show, entitled Monochrome, Apples and Animals, from Japanese oil painter Mayuka Yamamoto in the Main Gallery.  On Saturday, September 25th, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery will proudly unveil a new solo show from figurative painter Adrian Cox, entitled Dream Country, in Gallery 2. 

 

Every first and third Sunday from 12-5pm at 341 E. First St.
Next one will be October 3rd.
Until Nov 28
Little Tokyo
 

The J-Town Yokocho represents community, good times, and yummy food; all of which can be found here in Los Angeles’s second oldest neighborhood, Little Tokyo. In collaboration with these small businesses, CRFT by Maki hopes to foster the community we love through the spirit of the J-Town Yokocho. Kanpai!

 
 
 
Largo, known for comedy shows, is back open and selling out shows. Grab some tickets before everything sells out. Many new shows from some of LA's top comedians. We see Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Pete Holmes and Sarah Silverman to name a few.
  
 
Film 
 
 

 
The  annual summertime series that begins August 27, 2021, offering guests a cinematic experience under the stars—with Coronavirus safety precautions in place—at the historic Hollywood venue. The season kicks off with the 2013 comedy This Is the End on opening night, followed by Bohemian Rhapsody, Birdman, Weekend at Bernie’s, and Pulp Fiction rounding out the opening weekend.

 

 



Fantastic Fest 2021 Starts This Week

 

Though it takes place in Texas ... and we have our own version with the upcoming Beyond Fest, it sets the standard for films to look out for. And you can get an online pass to see some of them. Fantastic Fest 2021 has a lot of crazy films to be celebrated, you can check out them here in their guide.
 
Fantastic Fest runs from Sept 23rd to Sept 3oth in Austin, Texas.



We're still jealous of our favorite martial arts cult classic Master of the Flying Guillotine having a special screening and screen print.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Halloween Treats 2021

 

The following Halloween candy is available now at Target and other mega-conglomerate chains near you. Cookies, candy and chips all with that Halloween zeal is ready to be stored in your cabinets for October.

The orange colored creme Halloween Oreos are now in stock.



















 

IHOP Becomes the International Haunted House of Pancakes With New Halloween Menu!

 
 

Treat-Sized Ranch Packets $20

 



 Blech! You're house is gonna get covered in toilet paper.