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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.

Swizz Beatz And Dean Collections Display Innovative Music And Art

The Dean Collection x Swizz Beatz  are set to take their innovative, experiential art and music platform, No Commission, global as they announce three, world-class events for 2017 in Shanghai, Berlin and Miami.

No Commission is a contemporary art fair experience curated by The Dean Collection to forge a direct link between artists’ practices and art patronage. The fair provides exhibition space at no cost and artists retain 100% of sales proceeds to aid studio development.

We just released a web video with Swizz Beatz and artist Jamie Evans, which shares an exclusive insight on No Commission 2017. The film also goes onto highlight how No Commission has truly given these artists a platform in order to move on to bigger and better things.

Rogue One Lays The Groundwork For Hope

John Knoll has worked for Lucasfilm for quite some time now. Ever since he saw Star Wars: A New Hope he knew he wanted to work for that company. Not only did he start working for Lucasfilm, but he was the inspiration for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Knoll wanted to know how the Death Star plans were obtained by the Rebels. Thankfully people in the company wanted to see that story too.

Kathleen Kennedy, who is the President of Lucasfilm, and the brand manager of the Star Wars franchise thought that Knoll was on to something. As more and more discussions about how to execute a film like this started to take place this film project got some legs.

When news first reached the masses about a film that takes place right before Episode IV, some of the Star Wars fans were skeptical. I was not part of that group. I knew that Disney and Lucasfilm would give this movie the proper treatment that it deserves. Once the movie came out all the doubters came over to the other side of the Star Wars fandom and rejoiced in a film that stands up on its own.

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story we get to see a ton of new characters, some old favorites and even some cameos from Star Wars Rebels, which is an animated series on Disney XD. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story brings you up close into how different Rebel factions thought of the Empire and how they could try and take them down. Just like in any rebellion there are fights from all sides on how to execute plans to free themselves of the tyrannical Empire.

If you have not seen the film and are not a huge Star Wars fan you will still enjoy the movie. Plus everyone will love the behinds the scenes, character documentaries and bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD pack. You can even get the film digitally by downloading the film.

Just like in other Star Wars films there are heroes, villains and those who are caught in the middle. There are even some characters who provide comic relief. In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, actor Alan Tudyk plays K2SO who is a reprogrammed Imperial Droid, who now helps the Rebels. Check out some of the behind the scene clips that showcase this lovable and sarcastic droid.

An April Fools Prank That is Too Fast And Furious

Have you ever been part of an April Fool’s Day prank? What if you were put into a high speed car chase when you thought you were going to screen a movie? XFINITY recently surprised a couple customers who are Fast & Furious super fans by taking them on the ride of their lives, and straight “into a scene” from the latest installment of the franchise, The Fate of the Furious. Watch them as they go on a furious ride complete with the same cars from the movie, explosive stunts and the same high-speed chase as seen in the latest film between Dominic (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).

Check out the video below.

Still Hot After 20 Years

One of the best films from back in the day that had action, thrills and great dialogue was the movie Heat. Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were phenomenal in the film.  Now you can see these two iconic actors in the Director’s Definitive Edition that comes out May 9th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

In the wake of a precision heist of an armored van, the crew of a fierce, professional thief (De Niro) and an obsessively driven LAPD detective (Pacino) are locked in deadly opposition as they vector towards each other in Mann’s dazzling, twilight vision of Los Angeles. As the stakes escalate and their lives begin to unravel, the crew initiates its most dangerous and complex heist.

Taking inspiration from the late Chicago police detective Charlie Adamson – who killed the actual Neil McCauley in a shootout in 1963 – HEAT was the culmination of years of research by Mann resulting in its depth and range of characters and choreography of action. With its epic scale and stunning performances from Pacino, De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Natalie Portman and Jon Voight, HEAT is as incendiary as it was 20 years ago.

Some of the Blu-ray special features include a new Academy Panel reuniting Mann, Pacino and De Niro and moderated by Christopher Nolan. There is the Toronto International Film Festival Q&A with Mann and whole lot more.