Friday, September 29, 2023

Local Hype: Animate Los Angeles Opens This Weekend, Put On A Tutu & Less Murders

Los Angeles rides a sharp decline in summer murders

"In the two-month period from July 1–Aug. 31, 60 people were murdered in the city of Los Angeles. While that is a tragic loss of life, there is a grim silver lining: It is a 48% reduction from the 89 homicides in the same period last year. It also marks the lowest figure in that timeframe since 2019."

Halloween 2023: VooDEW 4 & Boo Buckets

Here's some Halloween items you should look forward to getting, we already mentioned the new What the Fanta Zero Sugar?(in my opinion, it don't taste too great), but what about the new Mtn Dew VooDEW 4? It's out now and they ain't waiting till the end of October, you can look up the flavor online.

Home Depot still has plenty in stock for decorations.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Halloween 2023 Reminder: What's Starting To Scare You

Here's the latest on all things Halloween that are starting up this weekend. We've updated the Halloween Guide for even more frights.
ScareScape looks fun and still can't believe we have Shaq themed Halloween experience.
September 29 – October 29 Select Nights
$tarts at $25
Newcomer ScareScape opens this weekend.
Experience the haunts of the Eternal Echoes, Wayward Souls, The Void, and the VIP Delirium this Fall.
Promising an unforgettable experience that goes beyond fear and beyond reality, ScareScape will offer spine-tingling, locally designed mazes created to confront and amplify a few of humankind’s most common phobias. Even before entering into the ScareScape grounds, each ticket holder embarks on an exclusive shuttle ride to the summit, setting the stage for an unforgettable encounter with a nightmare come-to-life. 

A hair-raising experience for the senses, thrill seekers must find and feel their way through total blackout in The Void. Immersing guests in a truly nightmarish dimension, the Eternal Echoes maze will bring to life a menagerie of vengeful spirits. Not for the faint of heart, Wayward Souls presents a cursed rendition of the living plane in a haunted house. Delirium, invites VIP ticket holders into a macabre world of flashing lights, haunting melodies, and twisted clowns and carnies.

Opening Sept 28 -Oct 31 select nights
The Queen Mary
$29.99 and up

Returning for a second year to the notoriously haunted Queen Mary, Shaqtoberfest is an immersive Halloween festival featuring haunted trails, live entertainment, themed bars and lounges, carnival rides, and more!

September 28 - October 31, 2023
Thursday-Sunday, plus October 30 & 31 
$25 per person; $20 for Members
Tickets on sale August 24
*It's close to being a haunt, but since you don't actually enter a haunted house it's more of an experience. 
Just in time for Halloween, the Natural History Museum will transform its Nature Gardens into a hauntingly whimsical interactive light-up experience for all ages. Featuring familiar sights for long-time Boney Island fans – skeletons performing rope tricks, levitating through hoops, shadow puppetry and more – NHM will put its own spin on the event with artistic performances, real fossils, live animal presentations, trick-or-treating, and other ghoulishly glowing installations. Explore and wander through the garden paths, as creepy crawlies, silly skeletons and carnivores from the Cretaceous abound!
The Simpsons producer Rick Polizzi created Boney Island for his family more than 20 years ago. It grew from a front yard display to a huge affair in Griffith Park with a cult-like following of Halloween lovers of all ages. The attraction closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, after a three-year hiatus, the crowd-pleasing event will be resurrected in Exposition Park.
September 29th - October 31st, 2023 6pm - 10pm
26800 Mulholland Highway Calabasas, CA, 91302
Nights Of The Jack is an immersive Halloween experience for all ages. Vast grounds of intricately hand-carved and illuminated jack o’lanterns will welcome visitors as they make their way through the walking trail around King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, CA. Angelenos will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a Halloween wonderland featuring a live pumpkin carver, gift shop,
top LA food trucks, our "The Spookeasy Bar" and tons of other “Instagrammable” moments for all to enjoy! Come experience what everyone is talking about!
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 30 - Oct 1
$tarts at $31

*Haven't heard much about this one, but it's coming back.
HorrorCon™ Los Angeles is the authentic yearly horror entertainment experience discovering and celebrating all the things horror, terror, evil, fright, fear and goth along with the worshipped holiday that's an ode to it all; Halloween.
With a mission to honor and pay homage to the great American tradition of the eerie world of horror, this epic once a year weekend delivers unforgettable experiences and welcomes the most passionate horror fans.
September 28 – October 31, 2023 
Los Feliz Theatre 1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027

The American Cinematheque is welcomes you to The International House of Horrors at the Los Feliz 3 this October. All sorts of goblins, ghouls, witches and vampires from all over the world gather to bring in an international fright. With rediscovered classics like José Mojica Marins’ A PRAGA and hidden gems like SPUTNIK and beloved classics like George Melford’s Spanish version DRÁCULA, Bong Joon-ho’s THE HOST and Guillermo del Toro’s CRONOS. More films soon to be announced!

The Exorcist 50th Anniversary
In remembrance of the late William Friedkin
In Theaters Oct 1 & Oct 4 
As part of the Warner Bros. Studio 100th Celebration and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Exorcist’s theatrical release, Warner Bros worked closely with the director, William Friedkin, on the restoration of this iconic film. This newly remastered version was created from the original camera negative and features audio masterfully remixed by Atmos.



 THE EVIL DEAD Immersive Experience

Opens Sept 30th at The Mystic Museum!
New props, new photo ops, new merch & other surprises. 

Castlevania: Nocturne out Thursday, September 28 on Netflix

France, 1792 - the height of the French Revolution. In a remote part of western France, the counter-revolutionary aristocracy has forged an alliance with a terrifying Vampire Messiah, who promises to ‘eat the sun’ and unleash an army of vampires and nightcreatures to crush the revolution and enslave humanity. Annette, a sorceress from the Caribbean, seeks out Richter Belmont, last descendant of the long-fabled family of vampire hunters, to lead the

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Howdy, Will You Have A Made In LA Japanese Breakfast With Your Filipino Art Show?

Beyond Fest 2023
Tue. Sep 26 - Tue. Oct 10, 2023

Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, returns for its 11th outing with a 55-feature slate spanning 15 days of cinematic excess, including 5 world premieres, 3 North American Premieres, 7 US premieres, and 18 West Coast Premieres.

It's another insane amount of movies for this Beyond Fest. Plenty of horror films to scare you during early October and plenty of cult classics and restorations to be in awe of. And quite a lot of free screenings to drool over.

Sept 27-28
Walt Disney Concert Hall
 Japanese singer, songwriter, and classical guitarist Ichiko Aoba creates a world of fantasy where the heart warmly beats.
September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 5919 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

The WGA and SAG-AFTRA are on strike is on strike! But a strike is more than just a cause. Sometimes, it’s a place where dreams are made, love thrives, and actors get their 15 minutes of fame. Come see a series of stories behind the scenes of the picket line. Everyone wants something in a strike. We hope they get it!

319 E. 2nd St. #121, Los Angeles, CA

art party celebrating Filipino-American creativity and heritage is right around the corner!

Friday, September 29 · 8 - 10pm 
SIZED STUDIO, North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
526 North Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90004
Saturday & Sunday
Noon - 8PM

One Weekend Only: Dead Press print shop pop-up with artist Tristan Eaton featuring iconic UPRISE series, exclusive releases and surprises!

Fri Sep 29, 6PM -
Sat Sep 30, 6PM
Jerry Moss Plaza
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A vital part of Los Angeles' music landscape, dublab is celebrating its 24 year anniversary by hosting a 24 hour party! It kicks-off @ 6:00pm in DTLA on Fri. Sept. 29, at The Music Center's beautiful Jerry Moss Plaza.

Optometry is on the bill w/ an 8pm set. The full 24 hours will be broadcast live via dublab radio. This event is free (but donation is appreciated), and open to all ages.

SEP 29-30

Anna Luisa Petrisko’s experimental opera, All Time Stop Now, is a contemplation on listening, impermanence, and kinship. A chosen family invokes a spell to stop time. In this suspended reality, they grapple with their existence in a time-based world as they search for ways to rest, heal, and feel joy.
Hola Mexico Film Festival presented by Toyota.
The screenings will be held at:
September 29, 2023 Opening Night at Montalbán Theater located at 1615 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028
Regal Cinemas LA LIVE 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Regular Screenings and 8th & 9th Rooftop Screenings at The Montalbán Theater.
October 7th  Closing Night Screening + Concert at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes located at 501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
 2023 marks the 15th edition of the Hola Mexico Film Festival, founded by Samuel Douek with the mission to bring the best of Mexican cinema. The festival showcases a wide range of films, from independent productions to documentaries and dramas, resulting in a carefully curated selection of the finest stories emerging from Mexico.
41st Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival
Saturday, September 30, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
46th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival
Sunday, October 1, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Watts Towers Arts Center Campus
1727 East 107th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002

Spaces in Between 2023 is a group exhibition featuring artists Chellioh, Kelly Sux, Po Yan Leung, and Sean Chao at GR2 Gallery running from September 30, 2023 to October 17th, 2023.
Autry 35th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 30, 2023
The Autry in Griffith Park
Ticket prices are the same amount as they were when we first opened in 1988!!
$4.75 Adult
$2.00 Child 
Join us for a day full of fun celebrating the Autry's 35th anniversary, with family-friendly activities museum-wide!
Saturday, September 30 · 8 - 11pm
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024
Celebrate the opening of Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living, the Hammer’s biennial exhibition showcasing artists from across Los Angeles.Be among the first to see the exhibition, and dance in the courtyard to music from Made in L.A. artist collective Mas Exitos. Galleries open late. Cash bar.This event is free and open to the public.

Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2023
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024

Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living is the sixth iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition highlighting the practices of artists working throughout the greater Los Angeles area. These practices embrace the value of craft, materiality, performance, and collectivity. The biennial situates art as an expanded field of culture that is entangled with everyday life; community networks; queer affect; and indigenous and diasporic histories.

Paramount+ Presents Transformers: Rise of The Beasts
Special Event - Complimentary Admission
September 30, 2023 7:30 PM
Exposition Park
Paramount+ Presents Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, a special free screening in English with Spanish subtitles. Join us for games and giveaways as we celebrate the Hispanic community and stream the One Mountain Una Familia collection on Paramount+ today.

Further Out: Palm Springs

Group Show + a solo exhibition and installation from Carlos Ramirez
Curated by Thinkspace Projects | Tlaloc Studios | The Perez Brothers
with installations and mini-artist mart from the Bloody Gums Collective + live screen printing from Blue Hill Studios

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 28 from 4-7 pm

Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Man on the Run director Cassius Michael Kim will participate in a Q&A at the Monica Film Center following the evening screening on Friday, September 29. Film critic Wade Major will moderate.
Man on the Run uncovers the shocking true story of a corrupt group of co-conspirators who jeopardized a country's hope for financial stability. Their influence extended from the highest levels of the Malaysian government to the glamorous enclaves of Hollywood.
September 28, 2023, 7:30 P.M.
October 3, 2023, 3:00 P.M.
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, RSVP

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, September 26, 2023

Pinstripes Grand Opening

Pinstripes had its grand opening last Friday, 9/22. TTDILA was in attendance and it was crazy busy.
Pinstripes is at Westfield Topanga 
6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Canoga Park, CA 91303 (located next to Topanga Social) 

The 28,550-square-foot space features a bistro serving Italian/American cuisine, 12 bowling lanes, 5 bocce courts, and expansive and customizable private events and meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 1,200 people. It also features an intimate outdoor patio along with a stunning outdoor terrace on the upper level with sliding glass doors offering indoor/outdoor space accommodating groups of up to 80 people.

More Mister Organ

No One Will Save You Out Now

Highly recommend watching this one. Utterly amazed the man who wrote the terrible Underwater with Kristen Stewart made such a better film as writer and director. But, I guess another director and a terrible actress can do that. 

Very fun alien invasion film perfect to start you scares for Hallloween.

It's a shame it's only on Hulu and not in theaters too.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Halloween News: Star Trek: Holo-Ween & What the Fanta Zero Sugar Halloween Flavor


It's so specific and silly that I can't help promote it and wonder what happens in it.

Out weekly this October is a comic mini-series based on Star Trek: The Next Generation about what seems to be a possessed Holodeck. Here's the synopsis. It's like they gave fan art a real comic.

Solicitation: After enduring an anxiety-ridden passage through a solar storm, Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise take to celebrating Halloween to reset the mood. But while the Earth holiday involves sweet treats and other festivities, they soon learn that fear is in season when crew members begin to go missing one by one. 


The brand created to still sell to Germany during WW2, Fanta, is back with a Halloween flavor. I miss the bottles just having Halloween designs. What the Fanta Zero Sugar? is the new name of the mystery Halloween flavor that turns your tongue black. It's already out in stores in what looks like glow-in-the-dark bottles and cans.

Other than teaming with someone on social media about it the other silly bit is you'll be seeing murals of the drink in October around LA.

"As Halloween draws closer, glow-in-the-dark, hand-painted wall murals will showcase the #WhatTheFanta visual identity day and night around Los Angeles with locations in Venice Beach, West Hollywood, Downtown and Hollywood. Immersive cinema creative will bring big-screen mystery and whimsy to moviegoers nationwide." 
Read more about if from the official site.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Movie Hype: Beyond Fest Swag & Animation Is Film Back In October


Beyond Fest and it's like always have a bit more fun. Check out the BINGO cards and director trading cards you can snag at the event next week.

Animation Is Film is back this October and it has some big gets. The animation film festival always has some amazing films to see.

Some of the gets are:

The Boy and the Heron from Miyazaki is sadly already sold out, maybe they'll do a encore showing if everyone asks? It won't be the North American premiere, but would be the first screening of it on the West Coast.

Both 100 years of WB and Disney special screenings. WB's will show off its special stop-motion short Daffy in Wackyland.

 The Concierge from Japan is another one we've been waiting for about a human woman trying to sell things to animals in a mall, it looks beautiful.

The 6th Edition  of the festival runs 5 days, Wednesday, October 18 to Sunday, October 22.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Season 45 of Survivor Celebrated with Bandanas


Celebrating  the upcoming 45th season of Survivor you can see the Survivor bandana on Ripley's T-Rex in Hollywood or on Marylin Monroe in Palm Springs.

 You have some time to see it, it goes Thursday, September 21 through Monday, September 25 at
 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 6780 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

Forever Marilyn in Palm Springs

The 45th season of SURVIVOR kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, September 27 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on CBS and is available to stream live and watch on demand via Paramount+.