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Long Live The Bat

New York City will be a glow on Saturday night when two icons unite for Batman Day celebrations on September 21st.

To honor 80 years of The Dark Knight, the spire of New York’s Empire State Building will shine Batman Yellow and across the East River in Brooklyn, the Bat-Signal will be projected on the west side face of the Domino Sugar Refinery.

The global celebration of Batman Day will reach 13 cities on six continents as Bat-Signal projections will also happen in Johannesburg on the Leonardo Building and Rome’s Roma Termini, announced today by DC and Warner Bros.

The cities will join previously announced celebrations taking place around the world in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin, London and more. To see one of the projections in person, all that is required is to go outside shortly before 8 p.m. local time in cities set to light up their skies. The complete list of cities marking Batman Day with Bat-Signal projections are:

  • Melbourne at Fed Square
  • Tokyo at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 at Shibuya Scramble Crossing
  • Johannesburg at The Leonardo Building
  • Berlin at Potzdamer Platz 11
  • Rome at Roma Termini
  • Paris at Galeries Lafayette
  • Barcelona at Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
  • London at the Senate House
  • São Paulo at Itaúsa – LMB
  • Montreal at Complex Dupuis
  • New York at the Domino Sugar Refinery
  • Mexico City at Torre Reforma
  • Los Angeles at Los Angeles City Hall

Fans can follow the festivities with the new interactive Batman Bat-Tracker. As cities flip the switch illuminating the famous insignia, the Batman Bat-Tracker will mirror the real-time projections. Additional information on Bat-Signal celebrations and Batman Day activations can be found at Batman80.com.

Get Ready For Another Rambo Movie

Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD marks the last chapter of the legendary series.

Rambo: Last Blood— In theaters September 20, 2019. Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adrianna Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim aka Yenah Han, Joaquin Cosio, and Oscar Jaenada.

PUMA Getting Into ESports

Sports company PUMA and gaming gear company PLAYSEAT have developed revolutionary seating for active gamers, building on PLAYSEAT’s innovation and PUMA’s extensive ergonomic and material research to turn gaming into an active experience.

The PLAYSEAT | PUMA game seat, which was presented at Europe’s leading digital gaming trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, will allow gamers to maintain an active, correct sitting position with total freedom of movement and complete control.

Using high-tech, breathable materials developed by PUMA, the game seat adapts to players’ positions as they get immersed in the on-screen action, while remaining comfortable even after many hours of play. It does not matter whether you are a top-level esports athlete, a console gamer, a mobile gamer or just watching your favorite show. With ultimate control at the core of its development, the game seat ensures that players and users of all levels, ages, shapes and sizes can find their ideal sitting position.

Kevin Smith Is Bringing Back Masters Of The Universe

As announced at a recent panel during Power-Con in Anaheim, CA, DC and Mattel are teaming up once again to chronicle new adventures of Eternia’s greatest champion in HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE, a six-issue limited series debuting in November. Writer Tim Seeley, artists Dan Fraga and Richard Friend, along with cover artist Inhyuk Lee join forces to tell this tale of heroes making their last stand to protect their kingdoms against an impossible threat. In their desperation, they’re forced to risk their futures by reaching out to an unlikely and potentially dangerous ally.

“The Masters of the Universe franchise continues with the all-new comic book series, He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse,” said Rob David, VP of Mattel. “With multiple He-Mans working together from different dimensions to save the multiverse, this series created in partnership with the expert writers and illustrators from DC Comics will be sure to delight new and old fans alike, while adding an entirely new dimension to the Power of Grayskull.”

The scourge of Anti-Eternia is unleashed on the Multiverse bent on utter destruction. Each version of Eternia has fallen in the wake of his devastation as he steals its power and grows stronger. Now it’s up to a rag-tag team of surviving He-Men from across the multiverse to stem the tide, but to do so they’ll have to recruit the one man in existence that might help them win: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor!

“DC has had a long-standing and exciting partnership with Mattel in bringing the adventures of He-Man to comics and our fans,” said Hank Kanalz, SVP, Publishing Strategy and Support Services. “DC also knows what it means to showcase characters from across its own multiverse; I’m looking forward to seeing the different iterations of He-Man and other Masters of the Universe characters in this series.”

On sale November 20, this 32-page debut issue also features a variant cover by interior artist Dan Fraga and is priced at $3.99.

Mayans M.C. Season 1 Comes To DVD

Mayans M.C. is the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga. In a post Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp.

The exclusives in the DVD are the Hit the Ground Roaring and Customizing the Mayans’ Signature Bikes segments. Season 1 comes out tomorrow August 20th. Click here to purchase it.

Garth Brooks & Seagram 7 Look For All Of Us To Join The Pact

1.2 million lives are lost each year worldwide because of drunk driving and together, Garth Brooks and Seagram’s 7 Crown Whiskey are seeking to reduce that number through pledges—700,000 to be exact— to never drive impaired at jointhepact.com.

This summer coming off the debut of Brooks’ new song “Dive Bar”, the American icon announced on Seagram’s 7 National Dive Bar Day (July 7) he will be asking dive bar patrons nationwide to #JoinThePact and pledge to never drive under the influence.

“Dive bars are all about the people inside of them. These people are our family…the ones we can talk to about anything and the dive bar itself is a lot of times, the calm in the storm, our getaway from the daily grind,” said Brooks. “I applaud Seagram’s 7 and share the mission to help our favorite neighborhood hangouts live to see another day. That’s why I urge all my friends to #JointhePact and pledge to never drive impaired, so together we can keep the celebration going all summer long.”

Seagram’s 7 Crown and Brooks are proud to support Join the Pact, a global mission to help make our roads safer for everyone by reducing road-related accidents as a result of driving impaired. Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with #JoinThePact,and take the pledge to drink responsibly at jointhepact.com.

Jarren Frame Is An Artist You Need To Check Out

Jarren Frame is a South African-born painter who is taking the New York art world by storm – selling out his first collection, “Bond, James Bond,” even without a notable showing.

Frame learned to paint as a child in South Africa from his grandfather Philip Frame — a Sunday painter and founder of Frame Textiles Group (one time the largest blanket manufacturing business in the world). Philip would teach his grandson to paint flowers on weekends, igniting a spark leading to a successful career that kicked off in October 2017 where he first exhibited with photographer Peter Cary Peterson at The SIXTY SoHo Hotel.

He then released his first collection of 33 acrylic-on-wood pieces featuring the recontextualization of vintage James Bond imagery over modern-day landscapes.  The idea was born during a trip to Sardinia, where the 1977 classic film The Spy Who Loved Me was shot. All 33 pieces sold out within a year, attracting a number of bold-face name buyers such as Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers, Barron Hilton and a who’s who of hoteliers including Jason Pomeranc and Jason Strauss. His work is currently on display in prominent properties such as Surf Lodge, Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Casa Apicii and Casa Malca Tulum, The Gramercy Park Hotel, The Bowery Hotel and MAMO.

He is currently working on a new series of 33 acrylic-on-canvas pieces titled “Colors,” inspired by the meaning we assign to colors and the overwhelming amount of data coming at us every day.  “Colors” will debut in NYC next month.

We Got Your Plans For National Dive Bar Day

In honor of National Dive Bar Day on July 7, alternative rock band The Kills (Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince) teamed up with Seagram’s 7 Crown to re-release two songs they re-mastered exclusively for dive bar jukeboxes across the country in an effort to encourage people to support these beloved hangouts so they live to see another day.

For one day only on National Dive Bar Day on July 7, Blue Moon and Night Train will be available to play on TouchTunes jukeboxes for free at dive bars across America. They’ll also be cut for the very first time in the U.S. on a limited edition 7” vinyl record and released at some of the band’s favorite dives in these seven cities: Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Nashville, Jacksonville, New York City and Sacramento.

The re-released versions were re-mastered specifically for the dive bar jukebox, honoring the laid-back and often historic hidden gems where The Kills got their start.  In fact, both songs were written in dive bars and by giving them new energy it was the band’s way of personally thanking dive bars everywhere for playing such an instrumental role in their lives and career.

Kevin Hart Gives People Time Off From Work

Kevin Hart taking over a Philly gym!  This is part of Mountain Dew’s new campaign – DEW Time Off (D.T.O.) – which empowers people to do more of what they love. Launching today, D.T.O. includes. a three part video series that kicks off with Kevin Hart, a Philly native, surprising a gym employee with D.T.O.

Hart does everything from wiping down equipment to handing out towels to unsuspecting guests and more. Two additional videos will launch next month with different talent including an NBA athlete. A sweepstakes where people have the chance to score $1,000 for those side hustles they have heart for

Check Out The Rise Of Skywalker Star Wars Episode IX Trailer

Over the weekend Director/Writer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy were joined by stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo and Anthony Daniels, and droids BB-8 and D-0, for a panel discussion at Star WarsCelebration in Chicago, moderated by Stephen Colbert.

It was a day of surprises at Star Wars Celebration for the enthusiastic fans in attendance as the title of the final installment of the Skywalker saga was also revealed, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and along with the first trailer for the film a brand-new teaser poster!