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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Japan Foundation "BTW, We're In Charge of Arts & Culture events in 13 States"

 

Was looking forward to reporting on our local Japan Foundation showing the film Samurai Cat for free, but turns out the showings are in Alaska?

You might be going, "Wait, what?" Yeah, apparently Japan Foundation has a huge stretch.

Their latest newsletter just simply states that many of us should know that they have to provide culture to a lot of states, not just LA, the state of California and surrounding states and non-continental, cuz Alaska.

Here's the easy-going latest newsletter explaining something I don't recall about the organization:

"This month, we are taking the show on the road as we bring our samurai workshop and movie screening to the largest state in the country - Alaska. We will be making two stops in the cities of Fairbanks and Anchorage so come on out and learn the ways of the sword with "Burai." You may be wondering why Alaska and as you may know, we are in charge of Arts & Culture events for the 13 states west of the Rocky Mountains and from time to time we travel to other states within the area we represent. Our events have taken us to many states in the western half of the country while our New York office manages the states east of the Rocky Mountains."
 
It does sound like fun, I just wish it was here.
 
 
I think our local Japanese organizations need to not stretch themselves out that thin or maybe work together to have more engaging events locally.
 
Japan Foundation is having this event locally,  
TEA TIME & MOVIE SCREENING "OKKO'S INN"
Saturday, September 9th 1:00 ~ 4:30PM
Free To Attend RSVP Required

RSVP For Tea Time

RSVP For Movie



Strike Cookie Picket Signs

Anime Hype: Golden Kamuy Live Action Movie & One Piece Santa Monica Pier Drone Show

 

I had forgotten that Golden Kamuy, one of our favorite animes that come back and forth over the years, is getting a live action adaption. I can only hope it's as bloody, yet retains the fun of cooking wild animals. 

You can watch the animated dub here over at Crunhcyroll. As for the movie, it won't hit Japan till January, no word on hitting stateside yet.


Looks like the creator of One Piece attended the free screening premiere we mentioned in Santa Monica. Oh, and they had a drone show for the event too.


 

The live action One Piece is out today on Netflix.  


Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake Is Out Today

Let's see what Fionna & Cake are up to. Been looking forward to this one.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Egyptian Theatre Revised

LA Times got the exclusive on the Egyptian coming back. Dang, it's been a long time  since I've seen a movie in that magical theater. Looks like it'll be open again in time for turkey and holiday movies.

Weekly What To Do: Labor Day Weekend, You Get Monday Off?


CINECON 59
AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 4   2023
OLD TOWN MUSIC HALL
140 RICHMOND STREET – EL SEGUNDO, CA
$
 
 
Now celebrating its 59th year, Cinecon is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings. Cinecon 59 is presented in partnership with Hollywood Heritage, the renowned museum and preservation organization.
 
NOW 2023: Week Three
Erica Bitton, Mark Golamco, Huntrezz Janos and Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou
AUG 31-SEP 2 THU-SAT, 8:30 PM
$25
 
The 20th Annual New Original Works Festival concludes with a program of works by Erica Bitton (‘10), Mark Golamco, and Huntrezz Janos (‘18) and Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou. With a sharp interest in rituals, fantasies and memories, these works use history and technology to formulate diverse, other-worldly futures that provide a counterpart to our reality while allowing us to examine the injustices around us.
 
 
 
Sept 1 & 2 
Hollywood Bowl
$$

In the climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker joins R2-D2, C-3PO, and Princess Leia to free Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt and launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. Watch the complete film unfold as David Newman and the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs John Williams’ legendary score live to picture.
 
Yosuke Ueno
Yosuke Ueno
Beautiful Noise
(Gallery I)
Allison Bamcat
Fish Fingers
(The Doghouse Gallery)
Opening Reception with the Artist(s):
Saturday, September 2, 2023 6:00-10:00pm 
On view September 2 – September 23, 2023
THINKSPACE PROJECTS
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd + 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
 
 
 
Sep 02, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
SugarMynt Gallery, 810 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
$30

SugarMynt Gallery’s highly anticipated exhibition, Welcome to Haddonfield, is back!
Opening Saturday, September 2, 2023. The exhibit is on view 9/2-10/31.
For the opening night we will have Barmaid Beauties - price includes one free drink, Michael Myers Cosplay and 35+ artists making your favorite serial killers artworks from the first Halloween film "John Carpenter Halloween"
 
CityWalk The Musical
September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
$20.00
 
Sketch team Moon Goon presents Citywalk The Musical! Welcome to Citywalk, a place where themed restaurants and retail come alive… for real. A couple goes on an unforgettable journey to the depths of the magical mall in search of adventure, passion, and $22 sugary cocktails. From Bubba Gump to Bucca di Beppo, every new turn is always unexpected.
 
Levitt Pavilion Events
2230 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90057
 
Friday, September 1 (7-10pm) 
FilAm ARTS Presents Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC)  
Para Sa Lahat (For All)
The Mellow Dees, DJ Icy Ice, Introvoys, Jocelyn Enriquez
Traditional & Contemporary Philipino

 
Saturday, September 2 (5-9pm)  
FilAm ARTS Presents Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) 
Para Sa Lahat (For All) 
Gingee, Kayamanan Ng Lahi, Rondalla Club of Los Angeles, Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, Malaya Dance Company 
Traditional & Contemporary Philipino

Sunday, September 3 (5-8pm)  
Season closing 
Sunset Ecléctico Presents 
Beatriz Solis, Nancy Sanchez y Las Chorizeras, Eisner Intergenerational Orchestra from the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Pop / Regional Mexican / Jazz 
 
 
Improvised Marvel’s What If…?
September 5 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
$10.00
 
Inspired by the popular animated series, “Improvised Marvel’s What If?” is a high-energy comedy show that explores alternate timelines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe based on the audience’s wildest suggestions. Whether it’s imagining what would happen if Spider-Man was a frat bro, Bruce Branner worked at CVS, or Loki was the lead singer of Switchfoot, anything is possible in this unpredictable and exciting show performed by some of LA’s most talented and nerdy improvisers.
 
3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119
Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.

 By day, Ovidio (Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro) and his two friends work at a data center. After work, they blow off steam by committing random acts of savage violence, swiftly graduating from sparking a riot at a football game to vehicle theft, assault, and murder. The police are convinced this recent spate of crimes is politically motivated, but world-weary veteran Commissario Santagà (Enrico Maria Salerno, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) suspects a far more terrifying explanation: that these young men are motivated by nothing more than boredom and disaffection with civilized society. Savage Three combines unrestrained brutality with biting social commentary to create a tense and frightening portrait of modern man and his innate capacity for violence.
 
Extra:

UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.
 

Cinespia -Just came back this week for a new season.
This hosts screenings outside at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Greek Theatre, and Los Angeles Historic Park.
 
Check out classics and cult movies just a few stories above street level. Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán. Added Thursday nights to the line-up and themed nights in August and September.


 
American Cinematheque-A celebrated independent theater group that brings both the talent and catalog of films to make for some of LA's best movie nights.
Secret Movie Club-Special edition posters and a large swatch of films to see.

Street Food Cinema-Outdoor cult or recent hits you'll love.

 New Bev-Tarantino owned independent theater with old school style

Cinelounge - Hollywood based tiny theater, showing off indies you've never heard of
 
Brain Dead Studios-Newcomer that manages to fill its schedule almost every night
Electric Dusk Drive-In-A drive-in, haven't you missed them?

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Flash Mob Sherman Oaks

 
We sure are having a lot of these lately. Let's hope the Organized Retail Crime Task Force, which is a real group in the LAPD, can start taking them down or stop them before they start.

It doesn't say it as the headline, but it looks like  name of the link is Another day, another flash mob over at KTLA, maybe they're getting fed up with it too.

We're Headed To PAX West and Nintendo Live


See you soon Seattle! We're headed over to our neighbor to the North to visit the gaming expo of PAX West and since it's literally taking place in the same location and time we're also covering Nintendo Live. Expect news from each some time next week. Let's hope we see Yoshiller in his signature Yoshi head there.

Don't worry, we'll still give you a list of what to do this labor day weekend.

Friday, August 25, 2023

Not So Fast Amazon Art For Fallout TV Show

 

We posted on the tweet using the art and it's come into controversy on how bad it is. If you take the time to closely inspect it, it's got a lot of graphical errors. Hastily made with someone in photoshop or just made by AI, it doesn't look good. You think with how much money is put into these shows they'd have someone inspect their marketing work before it's released, but that's what happens in major companies. Sheesh.

Kotaku takes a closer look and spots the many problems of the piece.

Suspcious Toilet @ The Americana

 

 
 

 If he just didn't claim it was a bomb it would have been fine, but this idiot is gonna go on a terrorist watch list now. Also, got to think the name of the artist is fake as he goes by "Timothy Tarantula."

L.A. Times Food Bowl 7 This September

 You might want to grab tickets for other events in this year's LA Food Bowl as some events are already sold out. You still have time to grab tickets for the launch and closing parties.
 
"The Times has curated a full month of can’t-miss events, celebrating the best of L.A.’s diverse and dynamic culinary scene with the legendary Gold Award, Times food critic Bill Addison’s Restaurant of the Year and L.A.’s favorite backlot food festival, Night Market."

Get more info and order tickets here



Thursday, August 24, 2023

Hype: Persona 3 Reload, Sea of Stars Out Next Week & More


 

 

Can't wait to see how bad this goes.

Jeez, I barely remembered this was in development

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon Free Victory Screenings

Weekly What To Do: Break Me Off A Piece Of That $4 Movie & Save Kittens

National Cinema Day
Aug. 27
Select Theaters
$4

Movie tickets are only $4 at select theaters for every movie on Sunday, August 27th! 

 

August 24 - August 30, 2023
Aero Theatre and Los Feliz 3

Friend of the Fest is a new week-long film festival in Los Angeles, programmed and presented by the American Cinematheque and a wide variety of exciting podcasts (both film and non-film related). Each of our guest podcasts has curated a film that they will introduce live to audiences at the Aero Theatre and Los Feliz 3.
 
August 24: A Night with Kid Cactus and the Cactusteers -- The show will consist of a 35 minute pre-show featuring comedians Lisa Wallen and Conner Roma, as well as a fake "art auction" hosted by Kid Cactus' comedian Arlo Sanders. Then the movie What is Art will be screened.
 
 
 
 
Brew at the L.A. Zoo
Friday, August 25
7 – 11 p.m. for Standard ticket holders
6 p.m. start for VIP and Early Entry ticket holders
21+
 
40+ BREWERIES / LIVE MUSIC / ANIMAL KEEPER TALKS / PUB-STYLE GRUB
 
AUG 24-26 THU-SAT, 8:30 PM
$25

The 20th Annual New Original Works Festival continues with a program of works by Vanessa Hernández Cruz, Melissa Ferrari (‘19), and Kevin Williamson. With a sharp interest in rituals, fantasies and memories, these works use history and technology to formulate diverse, other-worldly futures that provide a counterpart to our reality while allowing us to examine the injustices around us.
 

Straw Hats Unite: Pirates on the Pier - A ONE PIECE Fan Celebration
Thu Aug 24 at 8:00pm PDT
Doors open at 6:00PM

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

Los Angeles, California

Santa Monica Pier

Want to attend? Click here to register.

Free

 

Woah, see the show before it's immediately cancelled. But with the SAG and Writer's Strike it might be renewed, because unsure if anyone part of the striking organizations helped make the show.
 
 Friday, August 25, 7:30pm
 The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
 $14 – $16
 
SPECIAL NOTE: Writer/Director James Nguyen will be in attendance for a between movies Q&A
7:30pm BIRDEMIC: SHOCK & TERROR (2010, dir. James Nguyen, USA, 90mns, Digital)
9pm Q&A with writer/director James Nguyen
9:45pm BIRDEMIC 3: SEA EAGLE (2022, dir. James Nguyen, USA, 83mns, DCP)
 
Perpetrator
Chinatown Summer Nights 
Saturday, August 26th from 5 PM - Midnight
 
 
Saturday, August 26 7:30 - 10:30pm
The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
$12 – $15
 
 We are honored to co-host this event as part of the Big Bad Film Festival which showcases incredible action movies from around the world. The Big Bad Festival is currently working to put together a Q&A panel to discuss the movie following the screening. We will announce speakers as they are confirmed.
 
 The Man From Nowhere stars South Korean star Won Bin (Bong Joon-Ho's Mother) as Cha Tae-sik, a mysterious man who keeps to himself but develops an interest in looking out for So-Mi, a little girl who is a neighbor. So-Mi unfortunately has a mother with an opium addiction. When very drug runners realize that they can force Cha to do their bidding by threatening So-Mi, they unleash the fury of a man who it turns out has a very special set of skills. . .
 
Sunday, August 27 · 2pm
LOOK Dine-In Cinemas Glendale 128 Artsakh Avenue Glendale, CA 91206
$25.00
 
Two classic blistering barn burners from the hero of DTV action Scott Adkins.
 
Sunday, August 27, 2023, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ovation Hollywood, Level 2 Outdoor Courtyard
This is where JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is located
Live Performances | Free
Food & Beverage | For Purchase
 
Join us in celebrating the 5th anniversary of JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles on Sunday, August 27. With the concept of “What Japan Can Bring to the World's Music Scene,” we will feature a music performance that bridges Japanese and American cultures. We invite you to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a Japanese festival by listening to musical performances, and trying authentic Japanese food and drinks.


 Extra:
 
Together Thursdays offers extended hours at MOCA until 8pm every Thursday! Join us for FREE admission, art experiences and events weekly. Bring a friend, see some art, and enjoy live programs!

Reserve your complimentary tickets for Together Thursdays in advance here
 
08.25.2023 (Fri.)7:00 PM - 09:00 PM
 Ovation Hollywood, Center Courtyard
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free
 

Making Scents of the Ancient World: Rome

Getty Villa

Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 11 am

 

In this free, drop-in, perfume-making workshop, visitors create their own Roman perfumes using ancient ingredients. Participants will build custom perfumes by exploring the spices and oils ancient Romans used, some of which are still in use today, and learn how these materials were considered alluring and exotic to the ancients.

 

 

Artist-at-Work: Modern Calligraphy

Getty Center

Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 11 am

Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 1:30 pm

 

Explore the art of calligraphy in this live demonstration with Melissa Govea. Discover how expressive lettering styles are still used by contemporary artists today. This free, drop-in program is produced in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art and complements the exhibition Graphic Design in the Middle Ages.

 
These Getty free programs run from late August to early October, so if you miss this weekend, you have other weekends
 

Making Manuscripts: Family Workshop

Getty Center

Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 11 am

 
Join a modern-day scriptorium and design your own illuminated manuscript page in this free family workshop. Discover how graphic design elements like text and images work together to create remarkable books. Stop by the touch table and explore the tools and materials used to make these one-of-a-kind works of art! Led by artist Daniel González, this free, bilingual, drop-in workshop is produced in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art and complements the exhibition Graphic Design in the Middle Ages.
 
 
Lucio Fulci's DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING (1972)
Date/Time: 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023
Location: The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP
 
 
CGV Cinemas

After watching the trailer I know the below synopsis isn't correct, but it's funny they left it up on their site.

A man has to survive some problem on the moon is the real story.
 
"After a ruthless dictator's improbable escape to the moon, a room full of politicians and generals must devise a plan to once again end the war."
 
 
 
 

UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.
 

Cinespia -Just came back this week for a new season.
This hosts screenings outside at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Greek Theatre, and Los Angeles Historic Park.
 
Check out classics and cult movies just a few stories above street level. Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán. Added Thursday nights to the line-up and themed nights in August and September.


 
American Cinematheque-A celebrated independent theater group that brings both the talent and catalog of films to make for some of LA's best movie nights.
Secret Movie Club-Special edition posters and a large swatch of films to see.

Street Food Cinema-Outdoor cult or recent hits you'll love.

 New Bev-Tarantino owned independent theater with old school style

Cinelounge-Hollywood based tiny theater, showing off indies you've never heard of
 
Brain Dead Studios-Newcomer that manages to fill its schedule almost every night
Electric Dusk Drive-In- A drive-in playing classic movies during the Summer