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The Guardians Will Protect Your Loot

Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 yet? If not you should make it a point to see it this weekend. There is action, humor, and some fantastic cameos. Loot Crate kept the fun going as the theme for the month of May was Guardians. Loot Crate packed in a lot of goodies from Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, The Goonies and more. Let’s take a look at what was in this month’s crate.

For the month of May we got a Rocket & Groot Q-Fig, Goonies Never Say Die T-Shirt, Star Wars Coloring Book with Coloring Pencils, Set of 3 Destiny Patches and an Avatar pin. All the items were legit and were totally worth the price of the crate and then some.

Like what you see? Get a subscription. 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. Next month’s crate theme is the theme of Alter Ego! June’s Loot Crate features Spider-Man, Hulk, Transformers and DC! Go to www.lootcrate.com for more info on each one and to start your subscription today!

Win Get Out On Blu-ray

One of the most talked about films in recent years has been Get Out. Next week the movie comes out on Blu-ray and you can win it here at MANjr. When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. This speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary.

Some of the special features include:

Digital Copy of Get Out

Includes UltraViolet

Alternate Ending with Optional Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele

Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele

Unveiling the Horror of Get Out

Q&A Discussion with Writer/Diretor Jordan Peele and the Cast

Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Jordan Peele

Alternate Ending with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele

Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele

To win tweet me HERE. A winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Mtn DEW Stepping Up Their Game

There is some very cool news from the gaming world. Mtn DEW is getting into the action too. Mtn DEW is partnering with premiere PC gaming rig manufacturer, Origin PC and CEO Kevin Wasielewski, to create the most badass custom DEW Super Rig on the market – all through a user-influenced Twitch series.

The exact specs and details of the build will be decided by Twitch users! During an 8-week Twitch livestream on DEW’s Twitch channel, users will help determine the specs of the PC through commenting and voting in polls.

Every episode in the 8-part series—complete with guest appearances from pros, top gaming hosts, and industry insiders—will highlight a core gaming rig component from the Super Rig which users can influence (i.e.: graphics card, motherboard).

Notable Twitch influencer hosts include:

MightyMouseUFC

Optic Di3sel

Kevin Wasielewski from Origin PC

Zombiunicorn

Dyrus

Koozyl

Jeff Cannata

Christian Spicer

Twitch users will also get prizes by commenting and participating.  Example prizes include custom headsets, keyboards, DEW merch and more. The series launches on May 31st and will publish weekly until June 19, when the gaming PC will be completed. Each session will be hosted by DEW’s Twitch Game Fuel host David Miller and will last two hours. Even better, DEW will give the PC away to one lucky Twitch user once it’s done (est. value of $50K)!

Win A Copy Of Split On Blu-ray

If you are looking for a great movie to watch might I suggest the latest from writer and director M. Night Shyamalan? You know him from his work such as The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and The Visit. In Split he delivers his most gripping film yet. It is an original psychological thriller available now on Blu-ray and Digital HD.

This film stars James McAvoy and delves into the mysterious depths of one man’s fractured mind as a terror unlike the world has seen prepares to be unleashed. Split offers viewers a closer look at the movie fans are raving about with a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

Heralded as “one of his best films – period” (Alex Welch, IGN), M. Night Shyamalan returns to the screen with SPLIT. Kevin Crumb’s (McAvoy) fractured mind has revealed 23 personalities, but one remains dangerously submerged, set to materialize and dominate the others.  McAvoy delivers “the role of his career” (Peter Debruge, Variety) as Kevin reaches a war for dominance among all those that rage within him, threatening his stability and impacting the survival of everyone around him.

Producer Marc Bienstock (Before I Fall) and executive producers Ashwin Rajan (Devil, The Visit) and Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity series) who collaborated on The Visit reunite with SPLIT. Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Betty Buckley (The Happening, “Oz”), Haley Lu Richardson (The Edge of  Seventeen, Follow) and Jessica Sula (“Recovery Road”), critics hail SPLIT as “a nerve-shredding thriller” (Tim Grierson, Screen International).

Some of the Bonus features include:

The Making of Split- Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss what attracted them to the project and how they were able to bring such a unique premise to life.

The Many Faces of James McAvoy- A look at how James McAvoy approached the challenge of playing so many different identities.

The Filmmaker’s Eye: M. Night Shyamalan- Director and writer M. Night Shyamalan has a singular, big-picture vision of his projects. Producers, cast, and crew discuss how Night’s process gives them the freedom to execute their roles to the fullest.

To win tweet me HERE with your favorite M. Night Shyamalan film. A winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

The Best Prop In The Galaxy

Last night I saw a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and loved every minute of it. From the cast to the plot to the special effects it was just another home run from Marvel Studios. To get you all pumped up for the film I wanted to a video from Chris Pratt who plays Star Lord as he describes the best prop from the movie!

Check Out How The Defenders Come Together

Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together. The Netflix original series will launch globally on August 18, 2017.

Time To Investigate What Is Inside April’s Loot Crate

Loot Crate wanted to see if the truth is out there for the month of April. To do that they connected with some of the best in the game. This month you have items from Batman, X-Files, Jessica Jones, Stranger Things and more.

In the create you get an exclusive Marvel’s Jessica Jones Q-Fig. This is another awesome and exciting Loot Crate exclusive figure from Quantum Mechanix. As a fan of the X-Men I loved seeing the Stranger Things shirt as it gives a nod to Uncanny X-Men. How can you not have a themed crate without the X-Files? Loot Crate knows you can’t so they added some X-Files pencils, made by A Crowded Coop. These pencils have the phrases from the classic series: “I Want to Believe,” “That’s Why They Put the ‘I’ in F.B.I.,” “The Truth is Out There,” and “Trust No One” on them. Loot Crate even provided a pencil sharpener! The Loot Pin is a tape recorder. You can use that pin to get four digital comics: The X-Files (2016) #1, The X-Files: Origins #1,Metropolis #1, and Metropolis #2.

The two inserts in this month’s crate are the Loot Crate Investigate-themed house advertising booklet and the Investigate edition of The Secret Order of Keys, which resembles a dossier, and contains Batman and The X-Files themed puzzles.

Like what you see? Get a subscription. 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. Next month’s crate theme is Guardians.  It will have items from Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars and more. Go to www.lootcrate.com for more info on each one and to start your subscription today!

Watch The Last Jedi Trailer

Yesterday during the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando Disney unveiled The Last Jedi trailer. The movie follows The Force Awakens in the Star Wars saga. The film comes out this December. It is the first official teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi made its debut before thousands of cheering fans. Introduced by director Rian Johnson, it’s filled with new imagery that has us excited and asking questions. We will have to wait until the end of the year for those questions to be answered.

Thor Is Back In Ragnarok

In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! THOR: RAGNAROK is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Geeks Know How To Eat

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came out on Blu-ray and DVD earlier this week. For many fans of the film they will be watching it over and over this weekend. If you are doing the same why not have some food inspired by the film?

Geeks Who Eat came up with some outstanding recipes to serve as you enjoy the latest chapter in the saga of the Star Wars universe!  Give ‘em a try and send me links if you use them! Would love to see your take! Have a great weekend and as usual May the Force Be With You!

Thermal Detonators: A Rogue One Inspired Recipe (From Geeks Who Eat.com)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 Thermal Detonators

Serving Size: 1 Thermal Detonator

Ingredients

For the Meatballs

1 lb Ground Turkey

3/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs

1 Egg

1/2 tsp Sesame Oil

2 tbsp Sambal Oelek

Cooking Spray

For the Sauce

1/4 cup Hoisin

1/4 cup Honey

1/8 cup Low Sodium Soy

2 tbsp Sambal Oelek

1 tbsp Water

1 tsp Sesame Oil

1 stalk Green Onion; chopped

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine meatball ingredients and form into 12 balls. (Getting your hands wet first will help with this) Bake for 15 minutes, turning halfway through. While cooking, combine sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Remove meatballs from baking sheet and toss in sauce. Garnish with green onion and serve.

Erso Homestead Salad: A Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Inspired Recipe (From Geeks Who Eat.com)

Prep Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 large salad or 10 individual cups

Ingredients

For the Salad

1 head Green Leaf Lettuce

1 Avocado; cubed

1 large Watermelon Radish; cut into thin slices and quartered

For the Light Side Dressing

5.3 oz cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

1/4 cup Cilantro; finely chopped

1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 tbsp Lime Juice

1/2 tsp Dried Dill

1/4 tsp Onion Powder

1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

Combine dressing ingredients and refrigerate for 30-60 to let flavor develop. Combine salad ingredients.

If serving in individual cup, portion them out. Serve dressing in pipettes to prevent the salad from getting soggy (or serve it on the side in a bowl).

TIE Striker Appetizers: A Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Inspired Recipe (From Geeks Who Eat.com)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 TIE Strikers

Serving Size: 1 TIE Striker

Ingredients

48 Wonton Wrappers

24 Lil Smokies

Yellow Mustard (or another condiment to garnish)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut wonton wrappers using the diagram as a model. Each TIE Striker will be made with 2 of the wrappers. On your foil lined baking sheet, place a wrapper, lightly moisten it with water (not too much) and top it with a seconder wrapper. Place a Lil Smokie on the double layered wrapper and using the scraps from Step One of the wrapper cuts create a “seat belt” for your Lil Smokie.    Make sure to moisten the ends of “seat belt” so it will attach. Cook TIE Strikers for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Decorate with condiment of choice. We used a ziploc with the tip cut off to line the TIE Striker. Serve.