‘Jumanji’ Just Became a Next-Level Escape Room

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 2017's action-comedy blockbuster, is already out on Blu-ray and digital, but the experience lives on thanks to the masterminds at 60out...

The Henry Serves Up Sweet and Savory in West Hollywood

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) PHOTO: Elizabeth Daniels West Hollywood is no stranger to hotspots and delectable dishes. But attention should be paid to The Henry on L.A.'s famed Robertson Boulevard...

The Love is Real for ‘Love, Simon’ (Video)

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) Love, Simon, the anticipated high school dramedy from director Greg Berlanti (the man behind superheroic TV hits like Arrow and The Flash and 2000's heartwarming cult...

‘Jurassic Park’ Gets a Musical Parody Makeover

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) Photo Credit: Bryan Carpender The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of series at L.A.'s historic Rockwell Table and Stage has conquered such pop culture-friendly hits as Mean...

A Valentine’s Day Rubdown

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) Boxes of chocolates and bouquets of roses are...kind of basic. There are only so many truffles one can eat before feeling guilty for inhaling all those calories, and...

Gender Politics Throws a ‘Pizza’ Party

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) PHOTO CREDIT: Grafton Doyle The #TimesUp movement is stealthily trickling down into the Los Angeles theater scene, and the proof is in the recent premiere of playwright...