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Allendale Chizle – Allendale (Official Video).


Since the total reinvention of his image, and a change in name, the streets of Oakland have been clambering for some new music from Allendale Chizle.  The video, produced by ‘Albanza Films’ for his new single Allendale, should give the people exactly what they’re been looking for.  Check the video below.

Game Night: (Non Spoiler Review).


From the game pieces dropping in the opening titles, to the VERY unique ending credits, and everything in between Game Night is solid comedy.  If you enjoyed ‘The Hangover’, then ‘Game Night’ is right up your alley.  One thing that sticks out past the Ironman jokes, and anti Trump humor is the visual beauty in the movie.  For a ‘Pineapple Express’-esque comedy, the visual style of the different neighborhoods, some of the car chases, and one particular scene involving an egg, are wildly innovative.  Luckily those shots aren’t in the trailer, which leaves something to look forward to.

What IS in the trailers are most of the best jokes in the film.  From time to time theres a small quip, or a lengthy joke that offers up some respite from the old jokes that got you into the theater to begin with.  Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman are a believable couple, and work quite well, while Billy Magnussen’s character is just a baffoon that doesn’t seem like he would be friends with the rest of the group in real life.  Lamorene Morris (Winston Bishop from the show ‘New Girl’) is essentially the exact same character as Winston, so you know what to expect in terms of humor.

But the stand out character is by far “Gary”,  played by Jessie Plemons, a creepy cop who just wants to be invited to game night.  Unfortunately only one character seems to be funny at a time,  and with a cast this diverse it seems like they should be able to play off one another a bit better.  There are a few surprise cameos that are used to good effect, and the themes of sibling rivalry create an unexpected depth.

With the random knowledge that some of the main characters have, their knowledge of trivia should have played a larger role in the film, and with the Hangover style jokes, the movie has very little re-watch value.  Although the plot ranges from a little predictable to having too many twists, ’Game Night’ is a film you’ll enjoy, although it is a very funny film but after you see it once, there’s not too much reason to see it again for a while.

We Are Venom.


Sony Pictures has released the official teaser trailer for Venom, and it really is a true teaser as we don’t actually get to see the titular antihero in all his glory. Instead, we’re greeted with a variety of action beats featuring Academy Award-nominated star Tom Hardy battling the demon from within.  The footage also provides us with our first official looks at 4x Academy Award-nominee Michelle Williams, Primetime Emmy-winner Riz Ahmed, and several others, but we still don’t have an real idea as to who they’re playing.

The Largest Ball Pit EVER…


Back in September, 2015, The National Building Museum in Washington D.C. hosted a 10,000 square foot ball pit filled by nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. ‘The Beach’ is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based studio Snarkitecture, who sees the project as ‘an exciting opportunity to create an architectural installation that reimagines the qualities and possibilities of material, encourages exploration and interaction with one’s surroundings, and offers an unexpected and memorable landscape for visitors to relax and socialize within.’ We wish it was still open.

Ant-Man & The Wasp: Get Your First Look.


Ant-Man was a fun movie but the sequel looks waaaay better. Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp today and it gives us our first look at what to expect from the movie. There’s no mention of Janet Van Dyne here but we do get plenty of other big reveals, including a sneak peek at The Ghost, details on what happened to Scott Lang after Captain America: Civil War and more.

Even more interesting is getting to see The Wasp in action. Her powers clearly work a lot differently to Ant-Man’s and her wings and blasters both look pretty formidable as she takes on some goons.  It looks like director Peyton Reed is really upping the ante in terms of what we’ll see visually in Ant-Man and The Wasp because buildings, vehicles, and even a Pez dispenser shrink and increase in size here. What do you guys think of this first trailer for the sequel? Sound off below.

The New Tomb Raider Is Here.


The new Tomb Raider has been met with some speculation, but after this new trailer, we doubt the doubters will continue to doubt.  Featuring an amazing remix of ‘Survivor’ by 2Wei, this new look at Alicia Vikander as the iconic Lara Croft is getting people excited for the film.

Justin Timberlake Is Back.


Justin Timberlake has shared a video for his new song “Filthy.” Watch it below. In the Mark Romanek-directed clip, Timberlake plays a Steve Jobs-type character who introduces the world to a provocative dancing robot. “Filthy” appears on his new album Man of the Woods, which arrives February 2. It features contributions from Timbaland, the Neptunes, Alicia Keys, and Chris Stapleton. His last record The 20/20 Experience arrived in 2013, along with its companion LP. Timberlake is set to perform at the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show on February in Minneapolis, 14 years after his performance with Janet Jackson.

The NEW Atari?!


Atari dominated the 1970s with games and consoles that delighted everyone for over a decade. In fact, some may say Atari even gave us Apple Computers and Steve Jobs, after he moved onto developing the most valuable company in the world with Woz post working on the Atari title Breakout in 1976 (Breakout was the basis and inspiration for certain aspects of the Apple II personal computer). However, Atari saw its decline towards the end of the 80s, with the likes of Nintendo and Sega taking the mantle. A little over 40 years later, Atari is back to reclaim past glory. Teased at CES back in June/July, the Ataribox home finally begins its pre-orders this Thursday.

The device will have a custom AMD processor and run Linux, giving the Ataribox the capability of playing both classic Atari games and mid-tier PC titles.  The Ataribox comes in two eye-catching finishes – a sleek glossed black with either a wood finish combination or an all glossed black look with red highlights. This device can sit on any table or drawers in the home and never look out of place. With quite an appealing aesthetic, the Ataribox will be sure to raise eyebrows and rekindle nostalgic memories once it’s released and in the homes of many come the Spring of 2018.

via Yanko

Oceans 11 Is Getting The Ghostbusters Treatment.


The first trailer for Oceans 8 has officially debuted, giving us our first look at the sequel/spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s Oceans trilogy.  The story sees Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie (Sandra Bullock) released from prison, only to return to a life of crime by assembling her own team – which includes Thor Ragnarok’s Cate Blanchett and The Dark Knight  Rises’ Anne Hathaway – to steal a priceless necklace from New York City’s annual Met Gala.

DJ Snake x Beats By Dre. Hear His Story.


If you’ve hit a club or turned on the radio over the course of the last few years, there’s a good chance you’ve been inundated with DJ Snake’s songs. From his 2013 smash, “Turn Down for What,” to his latest hits, “Broken Summer” and “A Different Way,” the Paris-born DJ/producer has certainly made a name for himself in a relatively short amount of time, and it’s become just about impossible to escape his music in 2017.  But like most people who encounter major success, all of this didn’t just happen overnight for DJ Snake. He’s been toiling away at the music thing for many years now, and while he doesn’t grant a ton of interviews to talk about his rise to the top, he decided to share his story in the latest “Above the Noise” spot produced by Beats By Dre.

In it, DJ Snake opens up about what it was like growing up in the part of Paris that you don’t always see on TV. He also speaks about how he got one of his first big breaks, and he touches on why he goes so hard for his city and, to a larger degree, his country when he’s putting together a new song or performing at a live show. The video includes a snippet of “A Different Way,” featuring Lauv, which was released at the end of September. Watch the video to see what DJ Snake is all about and to find out why he believes he’s only just getting started.

via Complex

Disney Is Taking Over ‘Game Of Thrones’?!


No, they’re not. We’re just kidding.  But if you’ve ever wondered what ‘Game of Thrones’ would look like as a Disney animated film? Fernando Mendonca and Anderson Mahanski, two incredibly talented artists, have taken a stab at it.  It is BRILLIANT.

Check Out Black Panther’s Amazing New Theatrical Posters.


Last month, Marvel debuted an exciting second trailer for Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Black Panther movie, and now the cast has followed that up by sharing some ferocious individual posters featuring their characters.  Black Panther is set to claw its way into theaters on February 9, 2018.

Those ‘Smasher’ Boys Have Done It Again.


For any cinephile or movie aficionado, there are always hopes and dreams for movies that we know will never, (unfortunately) come true on film.  Luckily for us… (Trolly)Smasher and crew have an AMAZING library of concept trailers on their YouTube channel. The first one that we watched personally was the ‘Back To The Future 4’ trailer, and it blew us away.  Because of legal wranglings, there will never BE a ‘Back To The Future 4’… but you would never know that if you stumbled across this at random…

With nearly 200,000 subscribers, and nearly 200,000,000 views, the channel (edited by Rob Long) collaborates and supports professional/upcoming video editors and music composers worldwide.  Make sure to check out their channel here, and do be sure to subscribe.

The Queensland Theatre 2018.


Queensland Theatre’s 2018 Season looks to showcase a range of new, bold and exciting plays that pushed the boundaries of contemporary theatre in Australia. After working with the team on both their new brand and 2017 season, we had the chance to at how the identity might evolve and be refined for a new year.  The season leverages one of Queensland Theatre’s unique traits – the set builders and workshop housed within their building. Working alongside their team, we created eight different sets that told a key aspect of each play. We also introduced physical play titles into the sets, pushing the use of their bespoke custom typeface.
Each set was photographed in its completeness, with panels, props and actors all working in harmony to create images that were a true reflection of the effort that goes into each performance.  With Tim Jones and his team expertly lighting and shooting each of the sets, the results were a series of images that explore the subtleties of each of the plays themes, while retaining a vibrancy that spoke to Queensland Theatre’s unique identity and character.

Adult Stars Read Their DM’s Out Loud.


The email, Instant Message, and Direct Message (or DM for short) has been the bane of many females existence since A.O.L. was a thing.  “Sliding into the DM’s” is a recent term, but it refers to something as old as time, an interested party privately contacting you in order to achieve some manner of sexual goal.  Honestly, this is all a way to politely say that sometimes people are reaching out just trying to f*ck, and no one gets this more than individuals in the adult film industry.  Some of their horror stories are incredible, check the method below.

Marvel’s New Black Panther Trailer Drops Early.


Beginning with a very well worded monologue from Everett Ross, the newest look at Black Panther establishes that even with gods flying, and aliens dropping from the sky… no one has ever seen anything like Wakanda. I personally feel like the choice of song could be a TAD bit better, but this new preview gives us a look at various suits (and a REALLY amazing effect when the wearer activates them), some extensions on action beats from the previous trailer, and more questions about this African nation that you can shake a vibranium stick at. Check the method below.

Bloomsbury x Nylon.


Bloomsbury for Nylon Magazine, starring Elizabeth Morley. Styled by Christine Baker, hair by Rick Grandone, make up by Mia Yang and nails by Kait Mosh. Floral arrangements by Yasmine Khatib.

The New Star Wars Trailer Is Here.


Captain Phasma does a thing! The newest trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is filled with many a shock, lots of surprise, and quite a bit of questions left to be answered.  I had a full blown tribunal discussion with a good friend of mine after he showed me this, but whether you’re a massive Star Wars fan, or you could take it or leave it, this is an amazing preview for what I’m sure will be an amazing addition to the Star Wars legacy.  Check the method.

Super Mario Odyssey Is Right Around The Corner.


A few months ago I bought my best friend’s kid a Nintendo Switch, and was actually jealous.  With the announcement of Super Mario Odyssey, I remember the first time Super Mario 64 blew my mind. Having watched this video, I’m convinced that the team behind this game has made a groundbreaking and immensely enjoyable platformer. The use of Cappy as a platforming tool as well as its applications in combat situations is very inventive. I look forward to getting my hands on this at some point in the near future.  Super Mario Odyssey will be released on October 27th exclusively on the Nintendo Switch, check out the overview video below.

Michael B. Jordan Will Be ‘Raising Dion’.


Netflix is doubling down on the superhero genre and they’re looking to tell original stories outside of their Marvel Netflix shows.  However, they’re turning to a Marvel Studios actor to spearhead their latest project.  Michael B. Jordan will co-star and executive produce a 10-episode series titled Raising Dion.The series will be based on a 2015 short film of the same name, which you can check out below.This short was created by music video director Dennis Liu (Sia – You’ve Changed, Justin Timberlake – Not A Bad Thing) who provided an official statement in a press release.

I started this project many years ago because I wanted to see more diverse representation on film and television and I’m excited to partner with Netflix and MACRO, who I know shares that commitment. More than ever, we need more stories told from different points of view and my hope with Raising Dion is to create a cinematic experience for all families that will lift your spirits and make you laugh and cry.

via CBM.com

R.I.P. Ralphie May.


As an amateur stand up comic, watching stand up specials, going to stand up shows, and introducing myself to comedians I never knew of, Ralphie May was one of the biggest surprises I could have received.  I don’t mean biggest as in his weight, I mean that Ralphie May’s comedy as a southern, caucasian, 40-something comic was extremely relatable, true to life, and over all hilarious.  Today, October 6th, died of cardiac arrest after battling pneumonia for several weeks on October 6, 2017 at the age of 45.  The comic community is undoubtedly saddened by this, as am I.  Rest In Peace Ralphie.  (You can catch some of his specials on Netflix, and I’m sure more will be out soon, giving his passing.)

Just a little bit about him… Ralphie was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but raised in Clarksville, Arkansas. At age 16, he broke 42 bones in his body in an automobile accident. When he was 17 he won a contest to open for comedian Sam Kinison, whom he considered his idol.  Kinison suggested that May move to Houston, Texas to further develop his comedy routine. May graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment, and as those of us in the comedy community know, was QUITE successful.

Batman v. Superman Took Some Serious Work.


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Say what you will about Batman v Superman (and let’s face it, there’s a lot that can be said), but the visuals were amazing. Some were better than others obviously because Doomsday certainly didn’t look that great, but this new VFX reel from Scanline VFX puts the spotlight on how they enhanced this world and created many of the locations most of us probably just assumed were actual places and sets.  The visuals in Snyder’s movies are always pretty distinctive, but this video really emphasises just how different he made our world look to help create the DC Films Universe. Of course, the huge amount of special effects shots no doubt played a big role in why Batman v Superman’s budget was so massive, something which has resulted in its impressive box office haul being considered “disappointing.”  Anyway, watch the VFX reel below and then let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

via CBM.com

Meet The Robot DJ.


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Watch collaborative robot deliver a storming live set with his mentor, award‑winning DJ Yoda, at the unveiling of the next generation Ford Fiesta.

Avengers Infinity War: Day One Documentary.


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To the closer followers of Marvel, and the mechanics behind their super hero films, Christmas came early last night when Marvel released a short “documentary” about Avengers Infinity War.  The video is quite informative, and gives the laymen some news they will be excited about, and the comic book connoisseur some things to be excited about.  (Why doesn’t Thor have his Hammer, and are Tony’s new suits automated, or is building them for himself.)  Regardless of how deep movie goers get into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the video below provides a very interesting look into the 3rd Avengers installment.

C.I. Bang ft. Willie Joe – Run My City (Official Video)


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Blog favorite C.I. Bang has dropped the visuals for his new collaboration with Willie Joe titled ‘Run My City’.  This bass heavy Bay Area classic shows what Bang is capable of along side the right producers, and his whole hood is along side him in the video.  Bang’s energy and lyrical prowess paired with a verse from Bay legend Willie Joe make “Run My City” one for constant rotation.  Check the JaRon McReynolds directed video below.