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Actor Nick Clifford Opens Up On Acting, Directing And More

Nick Clifford was born and raised in New York City. That is where he began his career on stage starring in High School productions of “Guys & Dolls” and “Grease.” His terrific performance earned him an apprenticeship at the Powerhouse Theater Company and New York Stage & Film at Vassar College where he studied classical theater. He went on to attend Brown University where he majored in Financial Economics while simultaneously taking lead roles on Brown’s main stages, in student television series, and with the hugely popular on-campus sketch comedy team Out of Bounds. Nick also served as Executive Director of the Ivy Film Festival at Brown, the largest student-run film festival in the world, which sent him to the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Now Nick has been on shows like Showtime’s smash hit “Masters of Sex” and continues to shine on the TV and film. I had the chance to chat with Nick about acting, how he got into the entertainment business, and so much more.

To listen to the interview CLICK HERE!

Go to Nick’s website and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Win The Sixth Season Of Game Of Thrones

What is better than watching an episode of Game of Thrones? How about watching the entire season back to back? If you missed out on Season 6 don’t worry. We got you covered. Want to win Season 6? Just tweet me here and tell me your favorite Game of Thrones Character and use the hashtag of #GoTGiveaway

If you don’t win it from me, but still want to get go to HBO’s site right here.

The most-watched series in HBO history and a worldwide TV phenomenon, Game of Thrones returns with another power season. This year, after the shocking developments at the end of Season 5 – including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing – survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.

There is a ton of bonus content besides the all 10 episodes from that season. There is the digital HD download as well as the bonus features below.

Bran’s Journey – A nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran Stark took in Season 6.

The Dothraki World – Behind-the-Scenes featurette bringing viewers up to speed on the Dothraki culture, not seen since Season 1.

Inside Game of Thrones: Prosthetics – Behind-the-Scenes featurette detailing what goes into the show’s prosthetics creation.

The Game Revealed – Five-part series covering the creation of Season 6’s most epic set pieces and scenes.

In-Episode Guide – Dig deeper into the show with this in-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories.

Histories and Lore – Learn about the mythology of Westeros and Essos as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves in 18 history pieces.

The Old Way: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)

The Kingsmoot: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)

The Sunset Sea: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)

War of the Ninepenny Kings: narrated by Brother Ray (Ian McShane)

The Great Tourney at Harrenhal: narrated by Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick)

Jimmy Kimmel Shares Some Crown Royal With Willie Nelson

When you host a music legend like Willie Nelson you need to make sure you serve nothing but the best. That is why Jimmy Kimmel brought out the Crown Royal when the two were having a chat. Willie Nelson stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s bar, where he enjoyed a Crown Royal cocktail while answering “Three Ridiculous Questions.” He and Jimmy touched on a bunch of different topics which are pretty hilarious to watch.

Plus here is a cocktail you can enjoy responsibly next time you have some friends over at your house.

Crown Royal Press

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe® Whisky

3 dash(es) bitters

2 squeezed lemon wedge(s)

1 lemon wedge(s)

1 splash(es) lemon-lime soda

Have You Seen The Earliest Show Yet?

There are a ton of morning shows out there, but there is a new show on TV that you should be watching. To be honest it is not like a typical morning show you see on the major networks. It is actually a spoof on these shows. It is being driven by Cap’n Crunch. The cereal brand is reinventing itself by tapping into the very spirit of the brand with innovative partnerships, content and collaborative programming that caters to the “man child.”

For its first act, the brand has partnered with Funny Or Die to co-produce a spoofy talk-show style digital series, “The Earliest Show” co-hosted by comedians Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec and House of Lies) and Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black). “The Earliest Show” pays tribute to the classic morning talk show with a twist; it’s happening in the middle of the night.

Do You Dare Open Up The Crate On Halloween

A few days ago I got the October Loot Crate box and it did not disappoint. The theme was Horror and has so many goodies inside the crate.  As a Walking Dead fan I was so happy to see the Negan Sluggers shirt. If you haven’t seen last Sunday’s episode I would suggest you don’t watch it alone. Trust me on this! Also the crate had a cut out zombie mask which you will see in the video below.

The other items in the crate was a Freddy Krueger chopsticks glove, a hardcover copy of Legion Of Regrettable Supervillains, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre doll, a Friday The 13th flag Jason and the Loot Crate pin of Michael Myers from the Halloween films. There is also the Loot Crate magazine with a bunch of fun facts for your reading pleasure.

Like what you see? Get a subscription. November’s theme is Magical with items from Dr. Strange, Fantastic,Beasts, Big Trouble In Little China and MORE!  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!

The MLB Playoffs Brings Out All The Stars

The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians are headed to the World Series. With these two fan bases waiting for what seems like an eternity for their teams to get back to the highest stage it seems like everyone is celebrating. An impressive array of baseball royalty and celebrities attended the D’USSE dinner—Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas, Eddie Vedder, John Cusack, Joe Buck and more. The notable cast swapped baseball stories and toasted with D’USSE cognac at the famous Chicago eatery.

How An NBA Player Celebrates Retirement

A the beginning of this NBA season All Star and Olympian Elton Brand celebrated the announcement of his retirement with the Philadelphia 76ers at new Miami hotspot Komodo, hosted by the D’USSE Dinner Series.

Brand and the entire 76ers team, including Jahlil Okafor, Gerald Henderson, Nerlins Noel, Robert Covington, Joel Embiid and Nik Stauskas took over the mezzanine level of Komodo to toast and celebrate the career of the veteran player with a four-course meal, each paired with a specialty D’USSE cocktail.

The team enjoyed signature dishes like Beef Jerky and Lime Chicken before capping the meal with a towering dessert of Bananas in a Pagoda and a special toast over a sifter of D’USSE XO – the newest edition to the D’USSE Cognac collection. As the team gathered to leave, D’USSE-gift bags in hand, they circled around Brand for an impromptu dance party – reminiscent of locker room escapades – as a final send off for their retired teammate.

A One Of A Kind Costume

What are you dressing up as for your Halloween party? Fresh out of ideas? Well we might have a costume you would want to try this year. MTN DEW created an official Puppymonkeybaby costume! As you might recall, Puppymonkeybaby was the star of DEW’s Super Bowl commercial and one of the most talked about characters of 2016. The officially licensed adult costume retails for $49.99, and includes a mask, bodysuit with attached tail and gloves. The costume is a great fit for any pop culture fanatics and is sure to be the hit of any Halloween party!

Watch The New Star Wars Rogue One Trailer

This morning we got to check out the latest trailer from Rogue One. It has a lot of cool scenes in it and is getting us ready for the film that comes out later this year. From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rouge One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rouge One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.

Rouge One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th!

X-Men Apocalypse Delivers An Action Packed Punch

As a comic geek I have to say that for the most part the X-Men movie franchise hasn’t let me down. There were a few films in this series that I felt were absolutely fantastic. Recently I enjoyed X-Men First Class and Days of Future Past. I was a bit skeptical when I saw the trailer for Apocalypse. When I was done watching the movie I put all that skepticism away.

Growing up in the 90’s as a young kid I was started my journey into comic books. One of the titles that I would read was the X-Men series that Jim Lee did. I loved the artwork and storytelling. In X-Men Apocalypse I was transported back to those days as a kid. In this film we got to see a ton of characters without a lot of backstory. It was similar to reading a comic book. You got to know a bit about the character, but you didn’t need a whole fifteen minutes on each hero or villain that was introduced into the film.

That said I felt like the action was well balanced with the art of storytelling. There were a few scenes that were a bit predictable, but each of those scenes left you wanting more. Bryan Singer, who has directed a few of these films know all about these mutants and what people are looking for when they go and check an X-Men movie.

The backstory of the film centers on the ancient mutant En Sabah Nur, who awakens in 1983 and plans to wipe out modern civilization and take over the world. As always the X-Men to try to stop him and defeat his team of renegade mutants, which include Magneto, Storm, Psylocke and Angel. The film’s plot is inspired by the X-Factor storyline Fall of the Mutants and Ultimate X-Men’s Apocalypse arc.

The film brings back an all-star cast that is headlined by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Oscar Isaac. Besides action and a good story there is some humor and some funny nods to either past X-Men films or story arcs from beloved X-men comic books series from the past. There is one scene that is taken out of Marvel Comics Presents that deals with an X-Men favorite that should have been in his first solo film. They reimagined this scene so well. I wish they used it in the first film. I don’t want to say anything more so that I don’t spoil that scene for you. Whether or not you are comic geek like myself you will enjoy this movie.

Some of the bonus features on the Blu-ray are Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Introductions by Bryan Singer, Gag Reel, Wrap Party Video,Hour long documentary, X-Men: Apocalypse Unearthed, Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg, and Concept Art and Photo Gallery. Also make sure you watch the bonus scene after the credits!

You can purchase the film here and check out the trailer below.