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Batman And The Flash Look Find The Meaning Of The Button

DC Comic has some fascinating story arcs coming to you very soon. Batman and The Flash are in the middle of it too! If you’ve been wondering about how the mystery behind Geoff Johns’ DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continues, you’ll find out more beginning this April in “The Button,” a four part story arc in issues #21 and #22 of BATMAN and THE FLASH.

Courtesy of the Batman team of writer Tom King and artist Jason Fabok, along with The Flash writer Joshua Williamson and artist Howard Porter, the two greatest detectives in the DC Universe unite to unravel the mystery behind a certain blood stained smiley face button stuck in the Batcave wall. However, what begins as a simple investigation soon turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party – and it’s not who anyone suspects! This is a mystery woven throughout time, and the countdown starts here!

In addition to the standard $2.99 covers on Batman and The Flash in late April and early May, each of the four issues will feature a special $3.99 lenticular cover, all drawn by Jason Fabok. Don’t miss the chance to find out more about the mysteries behind DC REBIRTH when these issues hit your local comics retailer beginning April 19!

Be A Baller on January 31st

If you are into sports and have HBO I am guessing you are a fan of the hit show Ballers. Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and his boys are back to “ball out” in Season 2 of the hit HBO comedy Ballers from the team behind the HBO classic Entourage. Johnson showcases his movie-star charisma in the series that looks at the whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems of former and current football players in sun-soaked Miami. Ballers: The Complete Second Season will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 31, 2017 and includes “Inside the Episode” bonus segments that give the play-by-play on all 10 episodes, featuring interviews with executive producer Evan Reilly, star Dwayne Johnson and more. DVD and Blu-ray versions also include a Digital Download.

In Season 2 of Ballers, things are getting more competitive and complicated for retired football star turned financial manager Spencer Strasmore. As the lines between professional and personal blur in his pursuit of lasting success and glory, Spencer must face demons from the past when he goes head-to-head with the biggest business manager on the scene. Meanwhile, Spencer’s closest friends and clients struggle to find their footing. A humbled Ricky (John David Washington, former pro-football player) explores his options as a free agent, while getting to know the father who left him behind; Charles (Omar Miller) tries to balance a new baby and his future in the game; and Vernon (Donovan Carter) deals with the consequences of his life off the field. Returning to help Spencer juggle lucrative deals and big personalities are his outrageous business partner, Joe (Rob Corddry), level-headed agent, Jason (Troy Garity) and girlfriend/sports reporter, Tracy (Arielle Kebbel). In a business where it’s go big or go home, Spencer and his crew are about to learn that having it all means being ready to fight for more dollars, deals and respect.

Executive producers of Ballers include Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino and Denis Biggs. In addition, the series features high profile pro-athletes and sports journalists such as Ndamkong Suh, Terrell Suggs, Anthony “Spice” Adams, Jared Odrick, Mark Schlereth and Jay Glazer.

You can win Season 2 of Ballers on Blu-ray by replying to me on Twitter here and tell me who you would love to see on the show in an upcoming season! Good luck.

Ford Presents A New Way To Design The GT

Just when you think you thought you saw it all Ford goes and flips the script on you. To assist customers in personalizing their all-new Ford GT, Ford Performance is providing them with a unique order kit. Approved applicants will receive a kit that allows them to physically piece together every aspect of their all-new supercar – everything from paint colors, wheel options, caliper colors, interior material samples and racing stripes.

The Ford GT design team has gone well beyond the traditional online build site, developing miniaturized, abstract pieces for each kit employing the same advanced materials used throughout the car’s interior – including carbon fiber and a latch identical to that found on Ford GT race car. Swatches of each interior theme are included, featuring the same high-quality leather and Alcantara that will accent the cabin of the all-new Ford GT.

Each order kit features eight exterior color samples with removable stripes that can be interchanged, showcasing the multiple options available. It has scaled-down replica wheels, with different colored calipers among the choices for the exterior.

Ford Brings Backs Some Classics As They Look To The Future

There is a lot of good news coming from the 2017 NAIAS. We have learned that Ford reveals new, even tougher, smarter and more capable F-150, featuring segment-first technology, including Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, embedded 4G LTE modem, SYNC 3 and B&O PLAY audio

The all-new Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck will be reintroduced to the North American market in 2019. Rugged all-new Ford Bronco midsize SUV returns in 2020 as a global vehicle; both Bronco and Ranger to be built at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant. Ford-owned Chariot – the app-based, ride sharing service in San Francisco and Austin, Texas – will expand this year to eight cities, including at least one global city.

Ford presents a vision for the “City of Tomorrow” to inspire innovation and assist cities in solving mobility challenges to help people move more easily today and in the future.

“This year, the expansion of our business as an auto and mobility company moves into even higher gear,” said Mark Fields, president and CEO. “We’re introducing even more new vehicles and technologies to make life better for millions of people in the near term, plus we’re presenting a vision and partnering with cities to move more people even more efficiently in the future.”

Fade Away With Mountain Dew

Looks like Mountain Dew will be sending out some new videos this year. They are kicking off 2017 in a big way with a new global Do The Dew campaign centered around the belief that There’s No Feeling Like Doing. Behind the campaign launch will be a series of creative including a new TV spot, a graphic transformation and more. The first piece in the series, titled “Fade Away,” debuts today on social channels and television, and stars DEW pro-skateboarder Sean Malto – bringing to life the feeling Malto experiences when he is at the height of his game and everything around him fades away, leaving him with an exhilarating sensation.

Bring Something Strange Home On Feburary 14th

Looking for a good movie to watch on Valentine’s Day? Marvel has you covered. Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange,” the story of Dr. Stephen Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, has mesmerized both audiences and critics, pulling in more than $658.3 million at the worldwide box office to date and earning a 90% critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. The biggest single-character introduction in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it also carries on Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 14th consecutive MCU film to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.

On Feb. 14, “Doctor Strange” fans can bring home the critically acclaimed blockbuster early on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere, or on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 28. The Blu-ray and Digital releases come packaged with over 80 minutes of fascinating, never-before-seen bonus materials, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes, five deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes, part two of the comical mockumentary “Team Thor,” audio commentary, and an exclusive look at the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Check out the bonus features below.

A Strange Transformation – Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life.

Strange Company – Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambitious, imaginative films ever.

The Fabric of Reality – Take a closer look at the movie’s extraordinary sets, meticulously crafted costumes and amazingly detailed production elements.

Across Time and Space – Explore the countless hours of dance and fight choreography the actors endured in preparation for their physically demanding roles.

The Score-cerer Supreme – Join Composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra during live recording sessions, and experience the movie’s mind-bending music.

Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look – Get an early peek at Marvel’s spectacular upcoming films, including Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

Team Thor: Part 2 – See more of the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl in this satirical short.

Deleted Scenes

Strange Meets Daniel Drumm

Kaecilius Searches for Answers

The Kamar-Taj Courtyard

Making Contact

Lost in Kathmandu

Gag Reel

Audio Commentary by Director Scott Derrickson

Plus there is a digital exclusive called Through the Keyhole: The Science of the MCU – Discover how Marvel grounds all its films in real science, and explore the connection between science, magic and imagination.

From Marvel Studios comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident renders his hands useless. When traditional medicine fails him, he travels to the remote Kamar-Taj in search of a cure, but instead discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer battling dark forces bent on destroying our reality.

Chucky Is Back

Who was a fan of the Chucky film series? Well for those who loved that toy that terrorized people he is back. A new movie called the Cult of Chucky is in the works. The film is set around when Nica Pierce is confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, she is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.

The Nano 7.0 Will Help You Keep Your Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. One of the biggest ones are trying to hit up the gym. One way to keep your work out going is by getting some fantastic kicks. Good news! You are in luck. Today Reebok launched the Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 training shoe, upholding its legacy as one of the leading footwear brands in the CrossFit community. As Reebok continues to evolve the Nano franchise, adjustment to the ultimate training shoe includes precise refinement to the silhouette, helping to improve the fit for every athlete.

Built as the ultimate training shoe, the Nano 7 allows anyone pushing their body through a work out to be light on their feet. The inclusion of NANOWEAVE technology helps to achieve the most comfortable, most durable, and most breathable Nano ever.

Additional features to the shoe include Powerlaunch toebox, adding to a strong foundation for improved power, fit and stability. Reinforced heel clips offer stability and locked in feel for any movement in your workout.

For the first time in the history of the Nano franchise, fitness fans will be able to get their hands on the latest Nano training shoe in January, ensuring they can take advantage of the sleek design and dynamic fit while competing in this 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Open and ensuring all fitness enthusiasts can make every nanosecond count throughout 2017 when working out in this ultimate training shoe.

As with previous Nano evolutions, the Nano 7 includes many advanced updates working alongside NANOWEAVE, which include:

Refined structural fit – strengthening foundation in the foot to help improve power

Expanded RopePro – ensures durability and protection and is now adhered to the medial upper and eye stay with a new super grippy rubberized material

Cushion and shock absorption – provides a smoother ride during workouts that include running and box jumps

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 will be available from the official CrossFit store at store.crossfit.com on January 4th 2017, and on Reebok.com from January 5th 2017.

Kendrick Lamar Drops Another Shoe With Reebok

Looking to update your wardrobe for 2017? How about starting with some fresh, hot kicks. Reebok Classic and music icon Kendrick Lamar continue to evolve their creative partnerships with the launch of the Reebok Classic x Kendrick Lamar Club C Capsule. For his first iteration of the historic Club C sneaker, Kendrick draws on his experiences from both past and present to add his unique style and message to the legacy of the classic tennis shoe.

Taking direct inspiration from his latest album, the sneaker’s aesthetic focuses on the themes of anonymity and abstraction while also calling for unity. Inspired by his ability to invoke conversation around race and social injustice, the Club C forces people to think deeper and celebrates Kendrick’s ability to create art with meaning in a stylish, provocative manner.

The shoe will be available in adult unisex and children’s sizes at Footaction, Sneaker Villa, Shiekh Shoes, Jimmy Jazz, Shoe Palace and Reebok.com worldwide starting January 13th for $109.99 in adult sizing, $70 for kid’s styles, and $50 in toddler sizes.

One Truck Has Been America’s Best Selling Truck For 40 Consecutive Years

This may not be news for some, but believe it or not Ford F-Series Trucks have been the best-selling truck in America for the past 40 years.  Ford has sold over more than 26 million trucks since 1977. Ford makes it a point to listen to customers, delivering constant innovation and best-in-class levels of performance enabled the Ford F-Series to set itself apart by making customers more productive through tougher, smarter and more capable trucks

Also Ford kicks off 2017 with a yearlong celebration for loyal F-Series owners and their trucks at 40YearsTough.com.

Ford truck leadership was established with the sixth-generation of F-Series for the 1977 model year, a time when 8-track tapes, disco and bell bottoms were the rage. The company was riding a sales wave – based on an all-new F-150 light-duty pickup featuring an improved 351-series V8 engine, standard front disc brakes, and an extended SuperCab offering.

To celebrate this feat Ford showcased the F-Series innovations and milestones, 1977 to present

1977: Ford begins F-Series truck leadership, selling 818,580 trucks for the model year

1979: Ford introduces the Built Ford Tough brand promise

1980: All-new seventh-generation F-Series features efficient gas and diesel V8 engines, new angular design, improved interior features; twin-traction-beam four-wheel-drive front suspension introduced

1984: F-150 replaces F-100 as base F-Series truck, adding improved safety features and new center console; optional CD player comes a year later

1987: Eighth-generation F-Series features a more aerodynamic design, available electronic fuel injection, redesigned interior including instrument panel, and rear antilock brakes

1998: Super Duty brand of medium-duty trucks debuts for commercial customers and aligns the popular F-150 line for light-duty customers

2001: Luxury King Ranch is an unprecedented success

2002: Ford, celebrating 25 years as best-selling truck in America and 20 years as best-selling vehicle overall, introduces Ford-engineered, Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel engine

2008: Ford introduces all-new Class 3-leading F-450 pickup, once again raising the bar for maximum towing capacity

2011: Powerful, efficient EcoBoost engine technology introduced for F-150

2015: Ford shifts production away from steel to high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body for F-150; introduces all-new technology, including 360-degree camera

2016: New Pro Trailer Backup Assist helps make backing up a trailer as easy as turning a knob; plus F-150 is only full-size pickup to earn a five-star rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

2017: Ford celebrates F-Series leadership, marking 40 years with the best-selling truck in America and the best-selling vehicle overall for 35 years