Jesus and I review another episode of THE STRAIN…don’t forget – you can find our reviews on iTunes – just search TALKING THE STRAIN…yep…it’s that easy.
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It’s Christmas in September…almost October!!!
I received a package from Comcast…
Pretty sweet, huh?! If you’d like to see some video action – check out my Instagram/mikethemovieguy Stories or SnapChap/mikethamovieguy – – and you better hurry…you only got 24 hours.
If you don’t have IG or SC…well…here are some sweet pix!
…and the crazy thing is…seeing all the Halloween candy in stores lately…got me craving candy. Well…THANK YOU Comcast. You have fixed my cravings. (lol)
But wait! There’s more…
How sweet are these? Bluetooth headphones. These will come in handy when Maddox is watching cartoons on my phone – Love it!
Speaking of Comcast…did you hear about Xfinity Free Pass Latino?!
COMCAST LAUNCHES ON DEMAND MOVIE EVENT: XFINITY FREEPASS LATINO
Xfinity TV Customers Get Two-Week, All-Access Pass to More Than 7,000 Hours of Programming in Spanish and English from STARZ, Pantelion Films and More
Comcast today announced the launch of Xfinity FreePass Latino, a two week, all-access pass to a bicultural content collection of more than 7,000 hours of content, including films, TV series, and music videos in Spanish and English from networks like STARZ, Cine Sony Television, ViendoMovies, Music Choice, and Lionsgate’s joint venture Pantelion Films.
Xfinity FreePass Latino takes place now through October 9 and will be available at no additional cost to all Xfinity TV customers. The content can be accessed on Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/Latino and on the Xfinity TV app and portal.
The bicultural collection features:
Hundreds of recent and classic films from Cinema Dinamita, Cine Latino, Cine Mexicano, and DePelicula.
High profile titles like the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time,Instructions Not Included, as well as Ladrones, starring telenovela superstars Fernando Colunga and Eduardo Yañez, and Casa de Mi Padre, featuring Gael Garcia Bernal and Will Ferrell.
Kids programming including La Isla del Faro and Los Happets from Vme Kids.
Early access to the premieres of new series before they air live, including NBC Universo’s The Riveras, a celeb-reality series, and Azteca America’s Rabia, a drama series produced in Spain.
Catch up on cult favorites like From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, from El Rey based on the movie by network founder, Robert Rodriguez, and Discovery en Español’s original series Texas Trocas, an original series from Discovery en Español that follows the Mendez family as they build their custom truck building empire.
Music videos and original music programming from Music Choice featuring the hottest Latino artists including Jencarlos Canela, Sofia Carson, Gente de Zona, Zion and Lennox, and Chino y Nacho.
Sounds pretty cool if you ask me!
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PUFF DADDY AND THE FAMILY AND
“EMPIRE’S” TIMBALAND, YAZZ AND JUSSIE SMOLLETT
TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR ON
“PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION”
LIVE THURSDAY, DECEMBER, 31, ON FOX
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TERRY CREWS AND WENDY WILLIAMS TAPPED AS CO-HOSTS
MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST SHAWN MENDES, CAMILA CABELLO,
PRINCE ROYCE, AUSTIN MAHONE, R. CITY, PIA MIA AND
THE LEGENDARY EARTH, WIND & FIRE ALSO SET TO PERFORM
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METROPCS AND FIAT RETURN AS SPONSORS
Featuring an epic performance by Puff Daddy and the Family, PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION – airing LIVE from Miami on Thursday, Dec. 31 – will be co-hosted by Terry Crews and Wendy Williams. In addition to Pitbull performing his chart-topping hits, the celebration will feature EMPIRE’s Timbaland and Yazz – sharing the stage for the first time on television – as well as Jussie Smollett, performing songs from the Golden Globe- and Grammy Award-nominated series. The LIVE event also will feature performances by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Prince Royce, Austin Mahone, R. City, Pia Mia and the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire.
Shot live from Miami’s Bayfront Park, the show kicks off on New Year’s Eve between 8:00-10:00 PM ET live (MT/PT tape-delayed). Then, following local news, PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION returns from 11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live (CT/MT/PT tape-delayed) for the final countdown to the New Year.
For the second year in a row, MetroPCS will sponsor PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION and host behind-the-scenes content from the event via Periscope (https://www.periscope.tv/MetroPCS).
Also joining for a second year, the FIAT brand will partner with PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION, with a presence on the main stage at Miami’s Bayfront Park.
Film and television star Terry Crews is perhaps best known for his roles in an impressive resume of film and television work, which includes “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The Expendables,” BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and WORLD’S FUNNIEST. Additionally, Crews stars in the wildly popular series of Old Spice commercials. After several years in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles, Crews turned his talents to the performing arts, where his hard work, character and dedication have made him one of the most sought out and respected talents in the industry. A devoted father of five, and fan of great food and fitness, Crews is a positive and impressive force in entertainment, business and the community.
Daytime talk show host, media mogul and best-selling author, Wendy Williams is best known for her long- running and nationally syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show.” Williams also hosted “The Wendy Williams Experience,” which was her top-rated, daily radio show. One of the most popular personalities in radio, Williams was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November of 2009 – one of only a handful of women with that honor. In 2013, Williams and her husband, Kevin, launched the non-fiction television programming company Wendy Williams Productions (WWP), which works to find, develop and produce original programming, including the Lifetime original movie “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.” Williams’ television credits include appearances on “30 Rock,” “One Life to Live,” “Drop Dead Diva,” Season 12 of “Dancing With The Stars” and host of “Love Triangle.” Williams has also appeared in the major motion pictures, including Steve Harvey’s “Think Like A Man,” and took center stage as “Mama Morton” in the Tony-winning revival of the musical “Chicago.”
Sean Diddy Combs, AKA Puff Daddy, is the definition of a mogul. As director of A&R at Uptown Records, he was integral in launching the careers of Mary J. Blige and Jodeci, and later started his own label, Bad Boy Records, which has fostered talent that includes Mariah Carey, Method Man, Boyz II Men, Lil’ Kim and more. Combs’ solo music career began in 1997 with his first single, “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” which shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, quickly followed by a No. 1 debut album that has gone Platinum seven times. This Grammy Award-winning debut was just the start of Combs’ massive career, which has garnered countless No. 1 records, three Grammy Awards and ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year honor. Recently, he took the internet by storm with his sonic motion picture, “MMM.” Combs has also become an established actor and executive producer in both film and television, appearing in more than a dozen films, including “A Raisin in the Sun,” for which he won an NAACP Award for Best Actor; partnering on TV series such as “Making the Band II;” and executive-producing the Academy Award-winning documentary “Undefeated” and the Academy Award-nominated “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” In 2013, he launched his own music television network, REVOLT, a driving force in music and culture. Combs will release his next full-length album, “No Way Out 2,” in 2016.
Timbaland is an artist, record producer and songwriter who has had over 20 Grammy nominations and four wins for Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” and Justin Timberlake’s “Love Stoned,” “Sexy Back” and “Pusher Love Girl.” Timbaland’s production credits include work with Jay-Z, Madonna, Missy Elliott, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato and countless others. As a rapper, he released several albums with Magoo, but later released his debut solo album, “Tim’s Bio,” in 1998. In 2007, Timbaland released “Shock Value,” which was followed by “Shock Value II” in 2009. In 2013, he served as the main producer of Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience,” and also recently produced Beyoncé’s “Grown Woman” and “I Don’t Have To Sleep to Dream” by Cher. Timbaland is currently the music producer for the Golden Globe- and Grammy Award-nominated EMPIRE.
An accomplished musician, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray currently stars as “Hakeem Lyon” on the Golden Globe-nominated series EMPIRE, for which he has received a nomination in the NAACP category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He has performed at Jay-Z’s 2013 Man in America Festival, Sunoco’s Welcome America 4th of July Celebration, the annual Roots Picnic Festival, Philadelphia’s signature annual ODUNDE Celebration and Power 99’s 2013 Powerhouse concert. He also has opened for rappers Fabolous and 2 Chainz. Gray spent last spring on the “YTG Tour” of juvenile facilities to help kids at risk.
Actor, singer and songwriter Jussie Smollett currently stars as “Jamal Lyon” on EMPIRE, and can be heard on the Grammy Award-nominated, Billboard 200, No. 1-selling album, “EMPIRE: Original Soundtrack from Season 1.” He has received NAACP nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” and “Outstanding New Artist,” among others. His film credits include “The Mighty Ducks,” “North,” “Born to Race: Fast Track,” “The Skinny” and more. He also starred with his five real-life siblings in the network comedy “On Our Own,” and has appeared on “Revenge” and “The Mindy Project.”
Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes has transformed from teen viral sensation to major best-selling artist almost overnight. Mendes’ debut single, “Life Of The Party,” broke records, topping the iTunes Charts and selling more than 150,000 copies in its first week. The song made him the youngest artist ever to break into the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 25 with a debut single. Mendes’ self-titled debut EP also hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes and entered at No. 5 on the Billboard album charts. In April 2015, Mendes released his debut album, “Handwritten,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and includes and includes #1 at Top 40 Radio certified triple platinum single “Stitches” as well as certified platinum single “Life of the Party,” and certified gold “Something Big.” In addition to joining Taylor Swift on her The 1989 World Tour, Mendes has been on his own sold out headlining tour including a sold out shows at LA’s Greek Theatre and Radio City Music Hall.
Camila Cabello got her start as a part of the pop group Fifth Harmony, which has released multiplatinum hit singles “Worth It,” “Bo$$” and “Sledgehammer.” In 2015, Cabello released a collaboration with her friend, multiplatinum-selling artist Shawn Mendes, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which is currently Top 20 at Pop Radio. 2016 will see Cabello and Fifth Harmony release their highly anticipated sophomore album, the follow up to 2015’s “Reflection.” The talented vocalist and musician has grown from teen songwriter crafting emotional ballads in her bedroom to arena-rocking, chart-topping pop star.
Prince Royce wowed audiences this summer with the release of his first-ever English language album, “Double Vision,” featuring Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Tyga and Kid Ink. He performed his Latin Grammy Award-nominated hit single, “Back It Up,” featuring Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, at the Latin Grammys, AMERICAN IDOL XIV, Good Morning America, The View and The Talk. “Double Vision” also features Royce’s hit single, “Stuck On A Feeling,” featuring Snoop Dogg, which quickly topped the charts. After an action-packed year, Royce wrapped his first U.S. tour with Ariana Grande in October 2015. His brand new Spanish-language single “Culpa Al Corazón” is out now and quickly climbing the charts.
Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the world’s top-selling musical groups of all-time. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Earth, Wind & Fire has earned eight Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, and was presented with the prestigious Soul Train Legend Award. The band has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is still after five decades one of the world’s top touring bands. The band’s signature sound transcends all musical genres and has a groove as deep as the soul of the planet. In 2014, the band released its 23rd album, “Holiday,” which included classic and new songs for the season. In April 2014, lead singer Philip Bailey released his memoir, “SHINING STAR: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire.” “Shining Star” is a story of triumph and challenges, chronicling the band’s iconic rise to the top.
Nineteen-year-old singer-songwriter Austin Mahone is back with the funky new single “Dirty Work,” the first track off his upcoming, debut full-length album. The single became a worldwide trending topic, shot Mahone to the top of the Billboard social charts and spawned a music video that racked up more than one million views in its first 24 hours of release, with more than 18 million views to date. Last May, his debut EP, “The Secret,” landed him a Top 5 chart position on the Billboard 200, and his previous hit singles, “What About Love” and “Banga! Banga!,” have collectively garnered more than 200 million views on YouTube. In 2013, he won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, was named MTV’s “Artist to Watch” and was awarded the MTV Europe Music Awards for “Best Push Artist” and “Artist on The Rise.”
- City is comprised of St. Thomas-born brothers, Theron and Timothy Thomas. The duo has collaborated with and written hits for artists including Usher, Justin Bieber, and Nicki Minaj, among others. R. City recently released their debut album “What Dreams Are Made Of” featuring their Platinum-selling hit single “Locked Away” which has been downloaded over 1.4 million times, and streamed over 166 million times in the U.S. The debut single hit #1 on both the Shazam Worldwide Top 200 chart and Billboard’s Pop chart. Their new single “Make Up” is at radio now and already has 2 million streams on Spotify and approximately half a million views on Vevo. Their music, which they dub “Caribbean hip-hop,” embraces cinematic storytelling and their island roots.
Island girl Pia Mia is a recording artist, entrepreneur, songwriter, fashion icon, dancer, actress and Krav Maga instructor. At the age of 17, she formed Wolfpack Entertainment, signing herself as the record label’s first artist, and then signed with Interscope Records. In 2014, Billboard magazine named Mia one of eight “acts who will help define 2014.” That same year, she released her debut EP, “The Gift.” In early 2015, Mia released her first official single, “Do It Again,” which has sold more than 600,000 copies. The rising star is set to do it again with her second major label single, “Touch.”
PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION is a presentation of Endemol Shine North America and Honey I’m Home. “Like” Pitbull at www.facebook.com/pitbull and follow him on Twitter @pitbull. “Like” FOX at www.facebook.com/foxtv and follow FOX @FOXTV.
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
EL REY NETWORK TO HOST WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF
ROOSTER TEETH’S HIT ANIMATED WEB SERIES “RED VS. BLUE”
CAPTION: L to R – Burnie Burns (Rooster Teeth Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer), Robert Rodriguez (Creator, Director and El Rey Network Chairman), and Matt Hullum (Rooster Teeth Co-Founder and CEO). Photo: Kurt Volk/El Rey Network
Austin, TX — Thursday, November 5, 2015 — El Rey Network will bring the award-winning, longest running sci-fi/comedy series in history, Red vs. Blue, to television for the first time. Premiering December 5th on El Rey Network, all 13 seasons of Rooster Teeth’s Red vs. Blue have been lovingly and carefully curated and formatted from the original digital shorts into 95 half-hour episodes, which will air weekend mornings from 6:00am to 10:00am ET/PT.
“I’ve been wanting to carve out an animated component to El Rey’s lineup and this was just the perfect fit for the network. Red vs. Blue is cool, quirky, badass and a little off-beat,” said El Rey Network Founder and Chairman Robert Rodriguez. “It’s a truly groundbreaking machinima series, with a strong focus on quality writing and pioneering motion capture techniques. I can’t wait for the El Rey Network audience to check out.”
“As young independent filmmakers starting out with no crew but a huge desire to make original content, Robert was a huge inspiration. So it seems incredibly fitting that Red vs. Blue will now have a home on El Rey Network,” said Rooster Teeth Founder and CEO Matt Hullum. “It’s the perfect fit for our brand of action, comedy and general animated mayhem.”
Based on the award-winning Halo® video game franchise, Red vs. Blue is a hilarious and action-packed series set in the distant future that tells the story of two groups of soldiers battling for control of the least desirable piece of real estate in the known universe – a box canyon in the middle of nowhere. Premiering in 2002, Red vs. Blue continues to grow as both a global entertainment phenomenon and popular staple of the Halo universe as it enters its 14th season.
“Red vs. Blue embodies the irreverent humor that lurks beneath Halo’s sci-fi universe but also the creativity that is at the heart of our franchise,” said Kiki Wolfkill, Studio Head of Halo Interactive Entertainment and Channel. “Rooster Teeth is a pioneer in web entertainment and machinima with Red vs. Blue, and we consider the series to be an important part of Halo’s history and future. It combines the best of Halo gaming with Rooster Teeth’s edgy humor on a network renowned for high-quality, exciting content.”
To find El Rey Network in your area please check out the channel finder at ElReyNetwork.com.
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About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as “Red vs. Blue,” the longest-running web series in history; globally acclaimed animated series “RWBY;” comedy gamer series, “The Gauntlet;” comedy series “Rooster Teeth Shorts;” and “Immersion,” a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates “Achievement Hunter,” the popular gaming website, and produces the award-winning “Rooster Teeth Podcast,” voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2013 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX, an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX, which attracts tens of thousands of gamers, online video fans and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 4th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2013. The Rooster Teeth multi-channel network has over 19 million YouTube subscribers and more than 5 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 3 million unique monthly visitors with 1.8 million registered community members. Founded by Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth is a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at http://www.roosterteeth.com.
About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert
Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network’s action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi.
El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
KRAMPUS, the upcoming film from Universal and Legendary Pictures, which hits theaters Friday, December 4, first scared up major heat on social media when its official trailer was released in late summer. And now, a time when many of us are scrambling to find the perfect Halloween costume, a look at some of the biggest trending topics of the year may provide some inspiration. Below are six costume ideas based on social media trending topics that are sure to make you the talk of the town this Halloween.
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DONALD TRUMP. Like him or not, the Donald is quite popular these days and will no doubt inspire a legion of wannabes.
Source: Twitter – @ComplexMag
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POPE FRANCIS. The polemic and admired religious leader is among the year’s most popular and talked about figures, especially after his recent visit to the U.S.
Source: Twitter – @ComplexMag
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KRAMPUS. What’s scarier than Santa’s long lost demonic sidekick that snatches kids away for being naughty? Inspired by the film of the same name due in theaters December 4, which is based on a Nordic legend featuring a half goat, half demon, horned Christmas monster, don’t miss your opportunity to scare the KRAMPUS out of everyone.
Source: Instagram – Legendary
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MINIONS. Having caused havoc at the box office this summer and soon available on DVD, we can never get enough of these silly, banana loving creatures.
Source: Twitter – @ComingSoon.net
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STAR WARS. As fans anxiously await the theatrical release of The Force Awakens, this coming December 18, celebrate your favorite character and show that the force is with you.
Source: Twitter – @StarWars
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NEW YORK PIZZA RAT. It’s not a man. It’s not a plane. It’s a rat and he wants his fare share. This humble rodent captivated us all and lit up social media when a video of him carrying a huge slice of pizza down the stairs at a NYC subway was posted online.
Source: Twitter – @NewYorkPizzaRat
Mike, Jenny and Cindy got together for their first Pierce’s Playground episode. In today’s show they talk: Drake & Future mixtape, JJ Watt, Game of Thrones, Rihanna VS Taylor sweet beef, Megan Fox, relationships, gossip news, sex and more.
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In the hilarious new comedy sequel, PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.
Raini Rodriguez shares the Hollywood spotlight with her charming brother Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family). In anticipation of PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, let’s take a look at some other famous celebrity siblings.
Catch PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 in theaters nationwide on April 17th!
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RAINI (PAUL BLART MALL COP, AUSTIN & ALLY) AND RICO RODRIGUEZ (MODERN FAMILY)
DAVID (NEVER BEEN KISSED, SCREAM) AND PATRICIA ARQUETTE (MEDIUM, BOYHOOD)
ELLE (SUPER 8, MALEFICENT) AND DAKOTA FANNING (WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE TWILIGHT SAGA)
MAGGIE (THE DARK KNIGHT, WHITE HOUSE DOWN) AND JAKE GYLLENHALL (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, SOURCE CODE)
CHRIS (THOR, STAR TREK) AND LIAM HEMSWORTH (THE HUNGER GAMES, THE EXPENDABLES 2)
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Official Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/paulblartmallcop/
Synopsis: In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.
Sinopsis: En esta secuela, en la que Kevin James repite el papel de Paul Blart, el guardia de seguridad se dirige a Las Vegas para asistir a la Security Guard Expo con su hija adolescente Maya (Raini Rodríguez) antes de que ella se marche a la universidad. Durante la convención, involuntariamente descubre un atraco, y dependerá de Blart atrapar a los criminales.
Top Gamers to Take on Chappie in Twitch and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Live “Chappie Challenge” Event
Chappie, the first movie character to play live on Twitch, challenges gamers to take him on in 2K and Turtle Rock Studios’ Evolve with a $15,000 prize pool
Finals Event to Stream Live on Twitch on March 1 at 3pm PST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 26, 2015 – Twitch, the leading social video platform for gamers, and Sony Pictures Entertainment has attracted an impressive number of Evolve gamers for The Chappie Challenge, a one-of-a-kind event. This program will mark the first time that human gamers can play against a movie character, as players compete in 2K and Turtle Rock Studios’ Evolve against Chappie, the star of Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC’s Chappie, in theaters March 6.
Evolve is a highly strategic experience in which a team of four human players fights a fifth, playing as a Monster. In the Chappie Challenge, a team of human gamers will have the chance to square off against Chappie on Twitch.
The qualifying rounds ran over the weekend of February 21-23; the finals match against Chappie is slated for March 1 starting at 3pm PST. The live finals will take place at ESL studios in Burbank, California, where ESL is overseeing tournament production in conjunction with Twitch. At this event, the top team will face off against Chappie. This match will be livestreamed on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/evolvegame, and marks the first time a film character has competed in character on the platform.
Commenting on the announcement, Elias Plishner EVP Worldwide Digital Marketing at Sony Pictures said, “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Twitch for this first-of-its-kind event – gamers have never been able to take on a movie character in this kind of live competition. We know Chappie is up to the challenge – and we’ll have to see how the top team does against him on March 1.”
From Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 9, comes the new film Chappie. In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Produced by Neill Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg. Written by Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell.
As Chappie’s intelligence and emotions evolve throughout the film, there is a different kind of evolution happening in the video game Evolve. From 2K and Turtle Rock Studios comes Evolve, the highly anticipated shooter in which four Hunters face off against a single, player-controlled Monster in adrenaline-pumping 4v1 matches. Play as the Monster to use savage abilities and an animalistic sense to kill your human enemies, or choose one of four Hunter classes (Trapper, Support, Assault and Medic) and team up to take down the beast on the planet Shear, where flora and fauna act as an adversary to man and Monster alike. Level up to unlock new Hunter or Monster characters as well as upgrades, skins, and perks. Earn your infamy on the leaderboards and become the apex predator. Evolve is currently available for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PC.
For more information about the Chappie Challenge, visit http://www.chappiechallenge.com/.
Twitch is the world’s leading live social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 million broadcasters. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. In February 2014, Twitch was ranked the 4th largest website in terms of peak internet traffic in the U.S., fortifying the brand as an entertainment industry leader and the epicenter of social video for gamers. For more information visit: http://www.twitch.tv/p/press and the Twitch blog.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, 2K Marin, 2K Czech, 2K Australia, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com.
*According to 2008 – 2014 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through January 2014.
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In MOVIE TALK – Mike ‘the movie guy’ Pierce talks everything to recent movies he’s seen, New DVD releases for the week, iWatchMike.com news, giveaways, reviews and more. What’s coming to theaters on Friday? He’s got the scoop! Mike also talks trailers. In this week’s show – he reviews THE GUNMAN, INSURGENT, SAN ANDREAS, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and TERMINATOR: GENISYS.
“Netflix Pick” is back! This week the he reviews SNOWPIERCER and for Sunday. He’ll discuss how the new Netflix series MARCO POLO is going. Watch it with him and email your thoughts to email@example.com and he’ll read them on the show.
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The Gunman – Open Road Films YouTube, Insurgent – The Divergent Series YouTube, San Andreas & Mad Max: Fury Road – JoBlo YouTube and Terminator: Genisys – Terminator Genisys YouTube
In MOVIE TALK – the hosts talk everything to recent movie’s they’ve seen, New DVD releases for the week, iWatchMike.com & EsteeEatz.com giveaways, blog posts and much more. What’s coming to theaters on Friday? The hosts will let you know!! Mike and Estee will also watch & review a few trailers.
Mike ‘the movie guy’ Pierce has brought back the “Netflix Pick.” This week the hosts will review FRANKENSTEINS ARMY and watch Snowpierce for next week’s show. If you’ve seen it already OR plan on watching it with them – email your review to firstname.lastname@example.org and they’re read it on the show.
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