Fans of the new Star Trek series this one is for you. Today there is a new trailer for Star Trek Beyond. The film stars Chris Pine, Idris Elba, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban. Star Trek Beyond is coming to theaters July 22, 2016.
“Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
This Saturday is World Whiskey Day. To celebrate we are sharing some fantastic recipes. One is from Bay Area mixologist Eric Grenier. He created The Cooper’s Cocktail. It has a classic feel. He also created the Meltwater Effect, boasting a strong, but sweet flavor profile; both made with easy-to-find ingredients for re-creating at home.
Another great way to celebrate this classic spirit is to enjoy it the same way the legendary Frank Sinatra did; two fingers of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, a splash of water and three cubes. Raise up a glass this World Whiskey Day and have your whisky “Frank’s Way.”
2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select
.5 oz. Cynar
.5 oz. Coffee Liqueur
Ice: One large cube or ‘on the rocks’
Glassware: Rocks glass or Old Fashioned glass
Tools: Mixing Vessel, Barspoon, Hawthorne Strainer
Directions: Stir all ingredients in mixing vessel (about 20-30 seconds). Strain over ice. No garnish
2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack
1 oz. Sorel Liqueur
.75 oz. Amaro Ramazzotti
2 Dashes Orange bitters
Thin Lemon peel
Tools: Mixing Vessel, Barspoon, Hawthorne Strainer
Glassware: Rocks glass or Old Fashioned glass
Directions: Stir first four ingredients in mixing glass filled with ice until properly chilled and diluted, about 20-30 seconds. Strain into glassware and garnish with lemon peel.
1 splash Water
3 Ice Cubes
Directions: Serve over ice in a rocks glass.
Next week you will be able to pick up one of the most exciting films that hit the theaters recently. “The Finest Hours” will be available on Blu-ray and Digital HD on May 24th. This heroic action-thriller is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. In 1952, a massive winter storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, ripping a T-2 oil tanker in half and trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly sinking stern. When word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard, four men led by Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) set out in a 12-seat boat on a daring mission to rescue the stranded men, braving freezing cold, 60-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, and guided by Webber’s vow that “We all live, or we all die.” Packed with thrilling, larger-than-life action and anchored in a belief in the strength of the human spirit, The Finest Hours is a triumph.
Check out some of the bonus features that you will be able to get when you pick up the movie either on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Digital SD, and Disney Movies Anywhere.
Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story – Visit the quaint and close-knit town of Chatham, and experience the events surrounding the most heroic Coast Guard rescue ever through the eyes of the people who witnessed them.
BROTHERHOOD – Cast members reflect on the bonds they forged during the shoot.
TWO CREWS – Chris Pine and Casey Affleck share insights into Bernie Webber and Ray Sybert, men who led their respective crews against all odds.
WHAT IS YOUR FINEST HOUR? – A Coast Guard member recounts an incredible rescue.
THE FINEST INSPIRATION: THE U.S. COAST GUARD Meet the people who put their lives on the line for others.
To order the movie click here!
Coming this summer to a city near you is the Dew NBA 3X. If you are lucky enough to be near a city for one of the tournaments you will be able to check out the games. Mountain Dew and the NBA teamed up to create Dew NBA 3X, an elite 3×3 basketball competition tour that will make stops in six NBA markets between May and October, tipping off in Atlanta this Saturday, May 21. NBA players and legends, including Gary Payton and Dominique Wilkins, will also be on hand to interact with fans as they enjoy high-level 3×3 play, participate in exciting skills contests, listen to Atlanta’s biggest DJs and get a taste of Atlanta at local food trucks.
Beyond the above activities, fans can check out Dew’s #CourtsideCollection which includes:
On-site Gallery – Mountain Dew will create a pop-up gallery showcasing artwork created by local artists and fans that have been inspired by basketball and youth culture. Local artist, Joe King (@JOEKINGATL) will be on-hand to curate the gallery and illustrate around the artwork featured so that the gallery is constantly evolving during the tournament. Fans on-site will also be able to vote for their favorite artwork and take home limited-edition prints.
Court Design – Local artist, Greg Mike, was commissioned by Mountain Dew to design the courts at THE GULCH for the tournament. Greg’s design was inspired by and is unique to Atlanta. This art installation will remain after the tournament to create a lasting art piece for the Atlanta community to enjoy.
Dew NBA 3X is an elite 3×3 basketball competition infused with unique basketball lifestyle and entertainment elements. The inaugural U.S. tour will visit basketball fans in Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. The invite-only competition will tip off Saturday, May 21 in Atlanta and culminate on Sunday, October 23 in Los Angeles with the Dew NBA 3X National Finals. NBA 3X, the League’s global 3-on-3 platform is part of the NBA‘s ongoing commitment to growing and celebrating the game of basketball.
Plus NBA Legend and Hall of Famer, Gary Payton, serves as the Dew NBA 3X Ambassador and will make appearances at all six stops.
It is that time of year again! We get to honor one lucky hero! In case you didn’t know Indianapolis was crowned as the racing capital of the world. Just like in the past the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has the ability to make a dream come true for one lucky hero at NASCAR’s most popular summer race.
One deserving man or woman will go down in sports history as the grand prize winner of Crown Royal’s annual “Your Hero’s Name Here” program, receiving the naming rights to the NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 24th, 2016. This race will mark the tenth time Crown Royal has awarded race naming rights to an adult fan. The program focuses on all of the unsung heroes who make a difference in their communities, from firefighters and police officers to first responders and local volunteers. Every year five heroic finalists are nominated and through consumer voting, one winner is chosen to have their name cemented in sports history.
Adult consumers can go to CrownRoyalHeroes.com to vote for the hero they think is most deserving of naming rights to the race. Voting runs through June 9th and the grand prize winner will be announced shortly after.
We always think that once a pro sports team gets a new stadium it will mean more out of pocket expenses for us fans. Well thanks to the Atlanta Falcons they are flipping the script on that. In 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will offer food and beverage options developed to deliver what fans want – variety, speed of service, quality and value. The fan-first menu at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will include the most popular items priced as follows without compromising quality:
•$2 – Non-alcoholic beverage products with unlimited free refills (at freestanding refill stations)
•$2 – Dasani bottled water; hot dogs; pretzels; popcorn
•$3 – Peanuts; pizza; nachos; waffle fries
•$5 – 12 oz. domestic beer
Pretty cool right? I don’t think these prices have been around since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. (Kids, Google President Jimmy Carter’s term if you want to know that time era.) The menu and pricing model – which will allow a family of four to consume the typical game-day purchases for $28 or less – will be in effect for Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United games, as well as major events at Mercedes-Benz Stadium including the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, SEC Championship Game, the College Football National Championship (2018) and the NCAA Men’s Final Four slated for 2020. The pricing and product offerings will be the same for concerts, conventions and other special events booked at the stadium.
To improve speed and quality of service, Mercedes-Benz Stadium has partnered with its design team, construction partners and Levy Restaurants to create what will be an exceptional experience for fans, employing several new operational and design elements that include:
•More than 670 concession points-of-sale (65 percent more than our fans currently enjoy)
•Self-service soda refill stations away from the concession stands (to increase speed, shorten lines)
•Increased on-site kitchen and cooking capacity to ensure freshness, quality and speed of service
•Whole-dollar pricing for ease and efficiency
It looks like Atlanta Falcons fans will get a stadium upgrade without the new stadium prices. I hope this will be a continuing trend when teams get a new stadium.
If you think MTN Dew is just all about drinks well you got to check out their brand new network. For the past few months MTN Dew has been quietly operating the Mtn Dew Green Label Multi-Channel Network called MCN. It is their first-ever, brand-owned network. They will partner exclusively with culturally-relevant influencers who will create compelling YouTube content across key verticals important to DEW such as action sports, hoops, art, music, gaming and racing. Dew has already signed on three influencers to the MCN since launching – hip-hop dancer D-trix, basketball influencer The Professor, and skateboarder Josh Katz.
What do you hope to see on MCN?
What comes to mind when you think about Lincoln Automobiles? One of the models that comes to min is the Lincoln Continental. If you are looking for a new car make sure you check out the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental.
Lincoln first unveiled its Approach Detection technology on the first-ever 2015 MKC. This technology enables the vehicle to sense when the driver, carrying the key fob, comes within a range of up to 8 feet welcoming them and indicating it is ready to go.
The Lincoln Approach Detection technology responds both inside and out. Here are some of the key features.
Illuminated welcome mats project onto the ground beneath both front doors where the driver and front passenger will step as they approach so they can avoid stepping into a puddle or debris.
The door-handles glow in a hue that complements the exterior color of the vehicle and highlights their location.
Signature LED accent lights on the headlamps and tail-lamps add a sense of warmth, while ambient interior lights on the door panels, instrument panel and cup holders liven up the interior, without glare.
A light softly pulses on the push-button start, signaling that Continental is ready to go.
In addition, the available auto-folding pedestal side-view mirrors move into driving position after the driver enters the vehicle and closes the door.
Select, Reserve and Black Label models of Continental have sequential exterior lighting, dynamically wrapping the car with illumination. Additionally, when the driver or passengers enter the vehicle, the ambient lighting activates in a sequence, enveloping the interior in a soft light to prepare or place any personal items before driving.
The all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental offers many other features that deliver quiet luxury, providing an elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene experience. Technologies that comfort, entertain and effortlessly assist occupants include the innovative E-Latch door system, Lincoln’s Perfect Position seats and a host of rear seat amenities.
The Continental arrives at dealerships this fall. For more on Approach Detection, please visit www.lincoln.com.
There is a new trailer for the new TMNT: Out Of The Shadows film. In the latest installment from this series Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.
The temperatures maybe rising, but your look can stay cool as ice. Reebok has another created a new colorway for another classic. Chill out and style up in the Classic Leather Ice. This timeless Reebok silhouette switches out its signature gum bottom for a crisp, ice-blue sole to keep your look infinitely cool. Known as “the Classic” for a reason, this signature shoe stays true to its roots with a full-leather upper for stability, while an EVA midsole offers lightweight comfort underfoot. The light blue outsole is the perfect way to add a shattering blast of color to stay endlessly fresh for the summer.
The Reebok Classic Leather Ice is available on Reebok.com, Finish Line, and V.I.M. For $74.99.