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...

CABO RISING

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) If you were to take the scenic coastal roads of Malibu, the decadence of Vegas, and the film festival prestige of Cannes, the result would resemble the Los Cabos of...

Great Getaways: Glen Ivy Hot Springs

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) Photo: Glen Ivy In 2018, we're all about wellness, especially after all of the stress-inducing shenanigans that played out across our news feeds last year. And that's why...

Video Premiere: Rudimental’s “These Days”

Rudimental, the British group behind one of our favorite tracks from 2016, just unveiled their official video for latest single “These Days.” Shot in London and Seattle, and directed by Johnny...