People can’t wait to see the Super Bowl commercials. One staple for many years have been the ones from Anheuser-Busch. Anheuser-Busch has officially announced its return as the exclusive category advertiser for the 2017 Super Bowl, marking its 28th consecutive year in the big game. The national brewer will feature four of its brands, bringing back last year’s advertisers Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA, and Super Bowl newcomer – Busch. Below are the type of commercials we can expect in a few weeks.
•Bud LightBud Light – Bud Light, the Official Beer of the NFL, will debut a new :60 second Super Bowl spot as part of a larger campaign tied to Bud Light’s role in building friendships over beers. The Bud Light campaign, anchored by the brand’s newly announced 2017 tagline, “Famous Among Friends,” is handled by Wieden + Kennedy New York.
•Budweiser – Budweiser will draw inspiration from the story of its founder, Adolphus Busch, to celebrate the brand’s enduring ambition and hustle in pursuit of the American dream – 141 years and counting. The brand has aired 101 commercials in the Super Bowl. The Budweiser campaign is handled by Anomaly.
•Michelob ULTRA – Returning to the game for its second consecutive year, Michelob ULTRA – the fastest growing U.S. beer brand – will continue to celebrate those who live both an active and social lifestyle. The new: 30 spot will continue the brand’s “Brewed for Those Who Go the Extra Mile” campaign for a second year, hoping to inspire consumers to feel that they can work out and still go out. The Michelob ULTRA campaign is led by FCB Chicago.
•Busch – Joining the Super Bowl lineup for the first time is Busch, the leading beer franchise in the value segment. Busch will introduce itself to a new generation of beer drinkers, drawing on decades of equity as a brand that stays true to its name. The Busch campaign is led by Deutsch.
We got the Championship games this weekend, but Pepsi is looking forward to the Super Bowl. Pepsi is continuing its excitement for Super Bowl LI with the launch of the first of several #PepsiHalftime behind-the-scenes footage pieces of Lady Gaga leading up to the big Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show.
The spot stars Gaga herself as she preps for the highly-anticipated Halftime Show. In the clip and the ones releases hereafter, fans will see how the magic is made from hair, makeup, elaborate costumes and precise choreography to showcase the how she plans to make this year’s show an unforgettable one.
Giving fans the ultimate opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime Super Bowl experience, Pepsi, Lady Gaga and the NFL launched the “Guest of Honor” program, offering fans a chance stand stage-side at the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Halftime Show. Fans were able to visit www.pepsihalftime.com to enter for a chance to join Lady Gaga on the field watching her perform at one of the biggest pop culture moments of the year.
Today Warner Bros. Entertainment released the Injustice 2 trailer for all gaming platforms. The line between hero and villain has become blurred as the most epic battle in the DC universe rages on in Injustice 2. While Batman has emerged the victor in his battle against the Regime, a new threat arises and poses the ultimate threat to Earth.
Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Additionally, for the first time, gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.
Recently Thomas Davis got to show another side of himself when he teamed up with Ben Schwartz for the latest episode of “Courtyard Camera.” Watch as the two go back and forth on Davis’ personality on and off the field. Plus, Schwartz delves deep into how far Davis will go to retain the “Nice Guy” designation.
Courtyard is the “Official Hotel of the NFL” and is currently in its third season of “Courtyard Camera,” an original comedic webisode series hosted by actor Ben Schwartz and top NFL players. “Courtyard Camera” originated in 2014 as an online content series featuring surprise moments with guests in Courtyard properties starring NFL talent, all captured by hidden cameras. Today, the series has evolved into a comedic webisode series that pairs NFL stars and hotels guests, combining for spontaneous, side-splitting, star-packed laughs. Past stars have included Victor Cruz, Kirk Cousins, Rex Ryan, DeMarco Murray, Jared Allen and DeAngelo Williams.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Strange Meets Daniel Drumm
Kaecilius Searches for Answers
The Kamar-Taj Courtyard
Lost in Kathmandu
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.
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.
If you have a Loot Crate subscription then you already know about all of the goodness that was in each month’s crate for 2016. December’s crate did not disappoint. The theme was Revolution. Inside the crate were items from Assassin’s Creed, Mr. Robot, and Firefly.
The Loot Crate for December has the following items; Assassin’s Creed Exclusive Funko POP, Mr. Robot fsociety Shirt, Assassin’s Creed Pin, Figure Fantasy Book by Daniel Picard and a Firefly Patch. All of these items are legit, but the one I loved the most was the Figure Fantasy book.
The author of the book is Daniel Picard. He likes to combines work and play in his series of whimsical figure art, bringing collectibles to life in countless imaginative ways. His dynamic portfolio of photography extends across genres, including pop culture, sports, and portraiture.
In this book he explores what his favorite pop culture heroes and villains are up to when they’re not caught up in the battle between good and evil. This unique collection of meticulously composed images showcases a variety of comic book and movie icons in realistic and often hilarious everyday settings. Using fan-favorite figures from Sideshow Collectibles, Picard gives these classic characters a fresh twist, presenting them in perfectly arranged, to-scale environments that create believable scenes and tongue-in-cheek parodies. Among the gallery of memorable images are photographs of a Stormtrooper with a desk job, the Joker shopping for a Batman Halloween costume, and Harley Quinn taking a selfie.
Like what you see? Get a subscription. January’s crate will focus on iconic ORIGINS of the greatest heroes the world has ever known. From DC Comics to Marvel to Nintendo you will be set for some awesome items! Plus there are different themed crates as well. There is a Loot Anime, Loot Gaming, Loot Pets, Firefly, and LVLUp. They even have limited edition Star Wars and Call of Duty crates. You can pick out the best one that fits your style and your budget. Go to www.lootcrate.com for more info on each one and to start your subscription today!
If you are out and about this holiday weekend you won’t have to worry about missing any games! All you need is the go90 app. This is first time in 10 years that two NFL regular-season games are scheduled on Christmas Day. The increased threat of distracted friends and family members will surely impact thousands of holiday gatherings this
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Here is a list of games for the week.
Thursday, December 22: Giants @ Eagles
Saturday, December 24: Falcons @ Panthers, Dolphins @ Bills, Redskins @ Bears,Jets @ Patriots, Chargers @ Browns, Titians @ Jaguars, Packers @ Vikings, Colts @ Raiders, Buccaneers @ Saints, 49ers @ Rams, Cardinals @ Seahawks, Bengals @ Texans
Sunday, December 25: Ravens @ Steelers, Broncos @ Chiefs
Monday, December 26: Lions @ Cowboys
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Wednesday, December 21
Sevilla vs. Formentera – 12:55 PM/EST
Barcelona vs. Hercules – 3:55 PM/EST
Thursday, December 22
Athletic vs. Racing – 2:55 PM/EST
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