As the summer rolls on Budweiser continues to celebrate America with their concerts in different landmarks around the country. The Monument Series at the Statue of Liberty was a night to remember. Now Budweiser looks to continue the trend with a private concert featuring CASH CASH, E-40 and DAY WAVE on August 15 to be held at Crissy Field underneath the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. As the second event of this concert series, Budweiser is creating another monumental music moment ahead of its Made In America festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day Weekend.
Held at another iconic American national park as a prelude to the BMIA Festival, this concert raises awareness for the Find Your Park movement, celebrating the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service and Budweiser’s Partnership with National Park Foundation. Budweiser announced its partnership with the National Park Foundation (NPF) in April with the roll out of limited edition patriotic packaging featuring the iconic silhouette of Lady Liberty.
Here at MANjr we can’t wait to see the new James Bond film, “Spectre.” What are your thoughts? Are you digging this new film?
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of Spectre, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.
“Spectre” comes out in the US on November 6, 2015.
The next installment of Call of Duty looks to be epic. Treyarch, the creators of Call of Duty Zombies is back with, Shadows of Evil, the all-new undead survival co-op mode launching on November 6 with Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Shadows of Evil made its world-wide debut at San Diego Comic-Con. Players are introduced to an all-star cast of characters, including Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, Ron Perlman and Robert Picardo.
“Treyarch has crafted a totally unique and face-melting gameplay experience for our loyal Zombies community, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies – Shadows of Evil” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head, Treyarch. “The development team has packed Shadows of Evil with more gameplay and fun than any other experience before it, and has an appropriately twisted and deep narrative, performed by fantastic acting talent, that will keep our fans spinning.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies – Shadows of Evil drops players into a recognizable yet terrifyingly unfamiliar world, as they uncover the secrets and challenges laid out for them by a shadowy figure, who holds their fate in his hands. Set in a 1940’s film-noir era, Shadows of Evil introduces four unwitting characters – The Magician, The Femme-Fatale, The Cop and The Boxer – into an unraveling experience masterminded by the mysterious Shadow Man. Featuring voices and likenesses, the characters are played by Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Heather Graham (The Hangover 1-3, Californication), Neil McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger, Band of Brothers), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate SG-1).
Activision Blizzard launched an exciting campaign with charity fundraising platform Omaze, which gives Call of Duty fans a chance to become a zombie in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. This effort will raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization founded by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, which funds best-in-class nonprofits helping veterans find good jobs after their service.
Activision Blizzard is also matching each donation dollar for dollar up to $1,000,000. Starting today, and running through August 31, 2015, fans can enter by donating $10 or more to the Call of Duty Endowment via Omaze for a chance to be zombified at Treyarch and appear in Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC. The winner will also have their name immortalized in a Zombies mode level, have lunch with Treyarch Studio Head Mark Lamia, and receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the studio behind the game. For more information, fans can visit omaze.com/callofduty.
What do you get when you put four of the best drivers in NASCAR together to see who is the best? Well Valvoline decided it was high time for a showdown between these drivers. In an epic battle of driver supremacy it came down to this crazy race for the ages.
Visit www.ValvolineUndertheHood.com to watch as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, and Jimmie Johnson go head to head in a race – with a twist – to determine the grand prize winner of a new car. It’s an intense neck-and-neck battle to the finish that you won’t want to miss!
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, David Ferguson has been an L.A.-based comedy writer and performer since graduating from Ithaca College in 2006. His work with “The Birthday Boys” out of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has included a long-running monthly sketch show as well as a number of festivals and live shows across North America. “The Birthday Boys” had Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller as the executive producers.
The group’s sketch TV show “The Birthday Boys” is Executive Produced by Bob Odenkirk and can be found on Netflix. Dave has also appeared in programs like “The Office,” “Children’s Hospital,” and “Conan.” He has written as a staff writer for Funny or Die, the MTV Movie Awards, and all seasons of “IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!”
Mike and I spoke with David about his show, his work as a writer, the time he did a scene naked, and which shows he would love to see back on the air. Listen to the interview HERE!
The latest Mortal Kombat X downloadable content is fantastic. For those like me who are a big fans of the Predator movies we just got a new character to play. The Mortal Kombat X: Predator / Prey adds three new character skins. One is so awesome. You can play the character of Jax, but in the style of Carl Weathers as he appears in the Predator movie. Plus there is a commando-style Johnny Cage, and an infrared Scorpion.
The DLC has been available since last week for anyone who owns the Kombat Pack season pass, but is now available to everyone! Enjoy!
Breakout actor Ari Stidham stars as socially awkward whiz kid ‘Sylvester Dodd’ in CBS’s drama, “Scorpion,” airing Monday nights at 9/8c. Inspired by the life of present day CEO and eccentric tech genius Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gable), a charismatic Stidham brings ‘Sylvester’ to life as the “Human Calculator” in a team of brilliant misfit prodigies, recruited by Homeland Security as the last line of defense against a series of complex, high-tech threats around the globe.
The genius think-tank, known as #TeamScorpion was handpicked by “O’Brien,” (Gable) who has an IQ of 197 and is considered one of the smartest people in the world. “Dodd” (Stidham), a genius statistician is “O’Brien’s” best friend and right hand, who also struggles with OCD and anxiety. Working alongside team members “Toby Curtis,” (Eddie Kaye Thomas) a world class shrink and “Happy Curtis,” (Jadyn Wong) a mechanical prodigy, #TeamScorpion is tasked with solving the most mind-boggling national security issues, which ultimately comes naturally to them.
The multitalented millennial is no stranger to the television screen and is best known for his role as awkward musician “Ian Schonfeld” on the ABC Family drama “Huge” opposite Nikki Blonsky in addition to spreading his wings on a number of primetime hits including “The Crazy Ones” alongside the late, great Robin Williams, “Mike & Molly,” “Glee” and “The Whole Truth to name a few.
Born and raised in Southern California, Stidham harvested his enthusiasm for the arts at an early age and was nurtured by his parents’ love of music growing up. As a toddler, he immediately gravitated to the stage, starring in a number elementary and youth based musical theater and stage productions; affirming his innate star power and earning him an invitation to perform with the prestigious American Conservatory Theater (ACT) program in San Francisco.
Outside of acting, Stidham enjoys spending time with his family in addition to composing and scoring his own music under the pseudonym “DrTV.” He also enjoys writing short films and original content for his upcoming sketch comedy.
Tim Dunn is a NYC-based comedian and is the host of Fuse’s “Got Ur #” that airs Tuesdays at 7/6 Central. A Northwestern University grad and Chicago native, Timothy moved to New York City and was thrilled to join the company of the prestigious comedy machine, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, in January 2008. Since becoming family at the UBC Theatre, he has been an actor on three house sketch comedy teams (“Maude Teams”), a series producer and performer on three internet sketch comedy teams for UCBComedy (“Beta Teams”), and he currently serves as an actor and Senior Producer on UCBComedy Digital Team, “Pocketwatch,” making topical sketch comedy for the internet and beyond.
Timothy briefly hosted his own show on The Animal Planet and has done shows, bits, segments and pilots for Conan, MTV, VH1, LOGO, XTube, WPIX11, Anderson Cooper LIVE, and The Weather Channel.
On top of all of this, Timothy co-hosts a weekly improv-storytelling podcast, produced by UCBComedy, called “So, You’re Going Through a Break-Up…” and is working his one-man show, “This One is for the #Dunnheads” at the UCB Theatre in NYC. He is also a self-professed pop-culture junkie.
To hear the interview with Tim click here!
To get more info on Tim check his site out at timothydunncomedy.com
Today Dark Horse Comics announced some freaking awesome news. Bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk will be a character in the acclaimed ten issue FIGHT CLUB 2 mini-series, which is written by Palahniuk, illustrated by Cameron Stewart and colored by Dave Stewart, with covers by David Mack. Issue 3 of the series, on sale July 22, confirms Palahniuk as a character in the series, where he will be a reoccurring presence along with his iconic creations Tyler Durden and Marla Singer. Issue 4 of the series promises to further up the ante and the antics with an appearance by members of Palahniuk’s real life writing group, including the novelists Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake, Lidia Yuknavitch, Suzy Vitello and Diana Jordan.
“Literary critics claim that Ken Kesey’s mental hospital in CUCKOO’S NEST and Toni Morrison’s plantation in BELOVED represent those authors’ post-graduate writing workshops,” said Chuck Palahniuk. “To prevent anyone from thinking my own workshop is either a support group for the terminally ill or a bare-knuckle mosh pit, I’ve included it in FIGHT CLUB 2.”
“Consider FIGHT CLUB’s cultural impact, and you have to imagine its impact, and Tyler’s impact, on Chuck himself,” said Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie. “Fans sometimes blur the line between the artist and the work, and having lived with these characters for twenty years, Chuck’s diving head on into it here. Authors from Philip Roth to Bret Easton Ellis to Grant Morrison have popped up in their own work before, but Chuck’s taking it into all new territory, doing what he always does—giving you an experience no one else can provide.”
“By openly acknowledging the mechanics of film, David Fincher made his version seem more real and more mythic at the same time,” said Palahniuk. “By dragging my own creative process into FC2 I’m doing the equivalent of demonstrating splices, reel change-over marks, film breaks and rattling the film in the movie projector gate.”
Check out the trailer from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment. It is the first story driven add-on for Batman: Arkham Knight – Batgirl: A Matter of Family. Set prior to the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batgirl: A Matter of Family will allow players to take on the role of Batgirl for the first time in the Batman: Arkham franchise. Batgirl: A Matter of Family will be available July 14 for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass and are connected to the Internet, or it can be purchased separately on July 21 for $6.99 MSRP on the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft.
When The Joker kidnaps Commissioner Gordon and holds him hostage at the Seagate Amusement Park, Batgirl and Robin must fight against the odds to save him and avoid falling victim to The Joker’s sinister plan. Trained by Batman, Batgirl’s combat combines with unparalleled hacking abilities to take down enemies, control objects and solve puzzles.
The Batgirl: A Matter of Family add-on content was developed by WB Games Montréal and built using the Batman: Arkham Knight engine built by Rocksteady Studios. The remaining Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass add-on content is under development by Rocksteady Studios.
The Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass includes an exclusive Flashpoint Batman Skin and delivers regular new content for six months featuring new story missions, more Super-Villains invading Gotham City, new legendary Batmobiles, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new drivable race tracks.