THE FLASH – MUSIC FROM THE SPECIAL EPISODE: DUET SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE

 

SPECIAL MUSICAL CROSSOVER EPISODE FEATURES NEW

RECORDINGS PERFORMED THEFLASH STAR GRANT GUSTIN

AND SUPERGIRL STAR MELISSA BENOIST, PLUS CAST

MEMBERS CARLOS VALDES, JESSE L. MARTIN, VICTOR

GARBER, JEREMY JORDAN AND JOHN BARROWMAN FROM

WARNER BROS. TV/THE CW’s DC SUPER HERO SERIES

 

FEATURES SONGS CO-WRITTEN BY CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND’S

RACHEL BLOOM & TOM ROOT; AND LA LA LAND OSCAR®

WINNERS BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL 

 

(MARCH 22, 2017 — LOS ANGELES) — WaterTower Music today released the soundtrack from the special musical episode of The Flash that aired on The CW last night. The album, The Flash – Music From The Special Episode: Duet, features seven tracks from the show, including songs performed by cast members Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon/Vibe) and Jesse L. Martin (Det. Joe West), along with performances by Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirland Jeremy Jordan (Winn Schott), as well as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s Victor Garber (Prof. Martin Stein) and John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn). The soundtrack features the song “Super Friend,” co-written by Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Emmy® winner Tom Root (Robot Chicken). The release also features “Runnin’ Home To You,” which was written by Golden Globe and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). The cast performs new music along with renditions of classic songs “Moon River,” “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” and “More I Cannot Wish.” The collection additionally features musical score by gifted composer Blake Neely (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow).

 

This musical episode and soundtrack is exciting not only for the Supergirlcrossover, but also given Gustin and Benoist’s history starring in Glee. This episode pairs them with fellow Gleealum Darren Criss, who plays the villain The Music Meister in this episode. Criss also studied musical theater at the University of Michigan along with The Flash star Carlos Valdes.

 

The Flash – Music From The Special Episode: Duet is now available on iTunes, and the track list is as follows:

 

1. “Meet the Music Meister” – Blake Neely

2. “Moon River” – Melissa Benoist

3. “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” – Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan, Carlos Valdes and John Barrowman

4. “More I Cannot Wish You” – Jesse L. Martin, Victor Garber and John Barrowman

5. “Super Friend” – Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist

6. “Runnin’ Home to You” – Grant Gustin

7. “Runnin’ Home to You (Guitar version)” – Grant Gustin

 

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW; The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW; DC’s Legends of Tomorrowairs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.  All three series are based on DC characters and produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

 

FANDANGO TO PREMIERE “FANSHOP,” ITS FIRST-EVER CURATED MERCHANDISE DESTINATION DEDICATED TO MOVIE FANDOM — LAUNCHING IN APRIL

 Fandango FanShop Will Feature Hand-Selected, Exclusive Merchandise and Experiences for Hot New Releases and Beloved Franchises, Debuting with Offerings from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Despicable Me 3,” Among Others

 

LOS ANGELES (March 16, 2017) – Fandango, the leading digital network dedicated to serving consumers with all of their movie needs, announced today the debut of Fandango FanShop (FandangoFanShop.com), its first-ever online merchandise store, offering a curated collection of unique and exclusive wearables, collectibles, experiences and events tied to theatrical releases and beloved movie franchises.  Launching in April, FanShop’s initial offerings will feature gear from the highly anticipated movies “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Wonder Woman,”  “Despicable Me 3,” and many others.

“At Fandango, we are building a digital ecosystem dedicated to super-serving movie fans with all of their needs throughout a film’s life cycle,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover. “With Fandango FanShop, we will immerse and activate fans at home and on mobile devices with new merchandise, experiences and related content they’ll want to share, beginning at the first trailer drop, building excitement for theatrical, and then extending through the home entertainment release.”

 Leveraging its ongoing movie fan research, Fandango is differentiating FanShop from other merchandise sites and apps by curating select products and experiences that are handpicked by studios, filmmakers and fans.  New merchandise and experiences will be introduced throughout a movie’s life cycle, so there is always something new for fans to discover.  In the coming months, FanShop will also feature dedicated hubs for beloved franchises. 

 Fandango plans to promote FanShop across the company’s digital network, and connect consumers directly to the store to peruse and purchase merchandise.  In the near future, fans will be able to purchase movie tickets and merchandise in the same transaction on Fandango, and buy merchandise with Digital HD movies on FandangoNOW, the company’s video on-demand service.  Fandango also plans to offer movie ticket and merchandise bundles as special promotions, gifts with purchase, and other events. Some of the movie ticket bundles will also include promo codes for merchandise on FanShop. 

Fandango’s digital network is a fully integrated ecommerce and content business dedicated to movies, featuring best-in-class properties that reach more than 60 million movie fans per month.  Fans can discover movies on Fandango Movieclips, the No. 1 movie trailers and content channel on YouTube, and decide what to watch by using Rotten Tomatoes’ critic reviews and Tomatometer scores.  Fandango and Flixster are the go-to destinations for purchasing movie tickets, while FandangoNOW enables fans to buy or rent movies at home and on the go. FanShop is a natural addition to the network, giving fans a destination to celebrate their favorite movies, characters and franchises through unique and exclusive merchandise and events.

Fandango’s expanding digital portfolio is driving record-breaking ticketing growth, sending more and more consumers to the theater every year.  The company’s ticketing increased more than 30% in 2016 year-over-year, and is already up 28% to date in the first quarter of 2017.  Fandango continues to pioneer new ticketing innovations on its own site and apps, as well as integrate its ticketing on leading technology and social platforms, such as Messages for iOS 10, Facebook, and others.

The company has also grown its business internationally in Latin America, one of the fastest growing global film markets.  In December 2015, Fandango acquired Brazil’s No. 1 online ticketer, Ingresso.com, and in December 2016 acquired Peruvian-based Cinepapaya, renamed Fandango Latin America (Fandango.lat), expanding its online ticketing business to Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia.


Seinfeld’s Iconic Apartment Living Room, Recreated As Fine-Art Miniature

SEINFELD SHOW ADDS A NEW MILESTONE TO ITS STORIED LEGACY

SEINFELD’s ICONIC APARTMENT LIVING ROOM

FAITHFULLY RECREATED AS A FINE-ART MINIATURE

The limited-edition miniature-to-scale diorama, is replicated down to the finest possible detail including over 100 unique miniature element – its familiar furniture, kitchen, wall artwork, lighting fixtures, hanging bicycle, and even a working version of the front door to Jerry’s apartment 5A.  Designed to display on coffee tables and bookshelves, it measures  a tad taller than a cup of coffee.  



The made-to-order,  high-end replicas are available for purchase now only at https://seinfeldsetreplica.com/.   Only 5,000 numbered pieces will be available.  The Seinfeld Set Replica is priced at $399 through March 1,  Subject to availability, the price for orders placed after this date will be $499.

The attention to detail adds to the authenticity.   For  example, the baseball posters that adorn Jerry’s apartment including  James Rizzi’s serigraph “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and the vintage “Memphis Chick” placard.    Fine mesh covers the speakers, coffee cups and plates are stacked in the kitchen cupboards, books line the shelves and Jerry’s bike hangs from the hall.

Along with purchase, collectors will receive a hand numbered commemorative card featuring an authentic piece of a door from the Seinfeld Archives. Each card is individually numbered and features a section of wood from the actual prop door.  

The detail and size makes Jerry’s apartment a center piece in amyones collection!

The SEINFELD apartment living room was the setting where beloved characters, Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer would gather to debate, commiserate, celebrate and agitate during many hours of the show’s most memorable scenes.

Ideally suited for prominent display on coffee tables and bookshelves, the made-to-order Seinfeld Set Replica is masterfully crafted at 1:26 scale, measuring 16.5”W x 11.5”D x 6.5”H.  A strictly limited edition of 5,000 numbered pieces, it is available beginning today exclusively at www.seinfeldsetreplica.com.  Extending the Festivus season celebration, the Seinfeld Set Replica is priced at $399 through March 1. `Subject to availability, the price for orders placed after this date will be $499.

Along with purchases of the Seinfeld Set Replica, collectors will receive a hand numbered commemorative card featuring an authentic piece of a door from the Seinfeld Archives. Each card is individually numbered and features a section of wood from the actual prop door shown here. This rare, from-the-set artifact is authentic and certified by the Warner Bros. Studio Archive.  Both the Seinfeld Set Replica and authentic Seinfeld front door relic card will be shipped in June 2017. For more details and complete ordering information, please visit: www.seinfeldsetreplica.com

Working closely with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for special access to the show’s original blueprints and development materials, courtesy of the original production crew, the Seinfeld Set Replica has been meticulously recreated and hand painted to capture the apartment’s realistic, lived-in look.

A multi-talented team of show creators, studio executives, designers, artists, and merchandising experts was assembled in order to bring this unique, fine-art collectible to life:

Tho. E. Azzari, the TV show’s distinguished Production Designer, provided creative consultation for the project. Azzari, a key collaborator on 168 (out of 173) total episodes, pulled sketches, Polaroids and color swatches from his personal archives to ensure the miniaturized Seinfeld Set Replica was faithful to the original, life-size set.

“Once I laid eyes on the completed model, I thought it was amazing. Seeing the piece in all its glory triggered memories of many wonderful experiences working on this now-classic TV show.”

—Tho. E. Azzari, Seinfeld Production Designer

Additional collaborators include:

Mass Operations, an internationally-acclaimed architectural design studio that translated photography of the original set into a detailed digital sculpture then used to produce over 50 individual parts seen in the finished diorama.

Fine artist Alan Wolfson, designer of one-of-a-kind miniature environments, and whose extraordinary works of art have been showcased in galleries and museums around the world, provided creative advice.

Overseeing development and manufacturing is Rvckvs Holdings LLC, the uncompromising collectibles studio run by noted industry veterans Georg Brewer and Robb Gamboa.

Positively Living with Diamond Dallas Page review

By Chris Vint

Bang…Self High Five…He’ll help you help you! Those are just some of the catchphrases we have heard from DDP and DDP yoga which is now a worldwide phenomenon. But, do we know how the man called Diamond Dallas Page started his journey into professional wrestling? Well this documentary does an amazing job of telling us!

DDP was quite the athlete at school and needed to be as he had one huge obstacle he later overturned later in life…he had ADD and couldn’t focus on reading or writing. Football and hockey were his main interests. That all stopped when he was hit by a car and flew 42 feet which took out part of his knee, he was only 12 years old. 

Not allowing anything to hold him back his next sport of choice was Basketball. While also going to wrestling school once a week he unfortunately tweaked his knee again. So he decided to enter the “bar” business with Norma Jeans. While doing radio work for his bar he soon found himself as a manager in the AWA but his “clients” couldn’t wrestle  – a sharpe contrast to what he became later with WCW. 

Greg Gagne phoned to invite him to the NWA and started in 1988. Eric Bischoff wasn’t a fan of DDP due to his loud and over the top persona. Working with Dusty Rhodes and through Luke of Bushwhackers DDP became rhythm and blues driver at wrestlemania 6 and would later return to the same arena to fight Christian at Wrestlemania X8. He had  a try out at the WWE for a commentator in 1990 to replace Jesse Ventura. He didn’t get the job and then decided he didn’t want to be an announcer or manager but he wanted to be a wrestler!

Going  to the power plant at age 35. Lot of people didn’t think he would make it because most Wrestlers started out much younger. He was put on tv after only 3 weeks of training and had a lot of gimmicks before we finally got the end product of the DDP we know and love now.

  • In 1995, Page got an award for most improved wrestler of the year from PWI. And 2 years later, he worked with Randy Savage and said his promos in that feud were the best he has ever done. It was called the Feud of the Year for 1997. Page said that Randy Savage elevated him to be a top guy. 

Page and Malone vs Hogan and Rodman. Malone stayed with Dallas and trained in the power plant – biggest grossing PPV in WCW history. One of the first celebrities that WCW would have in their time. 

Page’s professional wrestling career forever changed when he was in a 4 Corners Match featuring Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Sting. Against all odds, Page emerged victorious, which he couldn’t believe that he was the one to win this match against 3 of the best of all time.

In 2001, DDP came to WWE and did the stalker angle, the Positively Page gimmick, “He will help you like you.” Right here is where his career would end but this wasn’t a horrible situation in Page’s eyes because he ended his career working for the company he always dreamed he’d be.

After Page’s pro wrestling career was over, it was time for him to set the world on fire with Yoga! AJ Styles, Mick Foley, Goldust, Steve Austin and Chris Jericho are some of the WWE Superstars, like so many others, who have used DDP Yoga. Two best known for being “helped” are Jake Roberts and Scott Hall.  Wow, the transformation between these two icons alone is a testament to DDP.  From drug and alcohol addiction, these two changed their lives around thanks to Diamond Dallas Page. He even got them inducted in the Hall of Fame (thanks to DDP yoga)!

One day, DDP gets the call from HHH to say he’s going in the Hall of Fame and gets quite emotional about it. To be honest so did I with seeing how much he had grown over the years and how much he has done for people like Scott Hall and Jake Roberts (who he said helped him get into the wrestling business).

Available on blu-ray and DVD from 27th of March. You can head to WWEDVD and pre-order your copy today. I highly recommend you do so! Click here to order – https://www.wwedvd.co.uk/diamond-dallas-page-positively-living-order-p-12294.html?osCsid=ffb521d03af6b83d21c2b16563578573

24 The Complete Series DVD Box Set Overview 

On the lookout for a new box set to spend your evenings devouring? Today i recommend 24 the complete series (seasons 1-8, Live another day, and Redemption)


WHAT IS 24?

The concept is a simple one. The 24 complete series, features 24 episodes in each season, with all the episodes lasting for an hour each as we follow the life of Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent Jack Bauer.


Needless to say, these are fraught, tension-filled days, so there’s no sleeping and little time for eating. Throughout the show’s 8 seasons, we saw Jack battling presidential assassination attempts, nuclear bomb threats, deadly viruses and everything in between.

WHO IS IN 24?

Kiefer Sutherland starring as the aforementioned Bauer is the show’s only constant, appearing in every single one of the 24 complete series. Other regulars were Sarah Clarke (who also starred in Twilight) playing Bauer’s close colleague Nina Meyers, Elisha Cuthbert (The Girl Next Door) who played Bauer’s daughter Kim and Major League’s Dennis Haysbert is also a regular, playing President David Palmer.

The only other constants in the show’s life are Mary Lynn Rajskub, who played Chloe O’Brien, analyst at CTU Los Angeles, and Carlos Bernand, who portrayed Tony Almeida, another member of Bauer’s CTU.

WHY SHOULD I WATCH 24?

What set 24 apart from any other show was its format. All the events happen in real time, over the course of 1 day, giving us 24 hours (episodes) in a season. Don’t let the real-time element fool you, there’s no downtime in 24, it’s one of the most high-octane, thrilling TV shows in history, full of drama and action!

Here’s 24 interesting facts about the 24 TV series. It contains some plot spoilers, so look away now if you’ve not yet seen it…

1. In total the show has 192 episodes…

2. The show started in 2001 and ran until 2010. Season 9 was titled “Live Another Day” and it debuted in 2014 and 24 Redemption takes place between seasons 6 and 7.

3. Awards: 24 won two Golden Globes, had 191 nominations and won a further 62 awards…

4. 24 Season 7 has had scenes that were censored on Television but the scenes made it to DVD

5. During filming the actors weren’t told what would happen from each episode to the next…

6. In 2008, 24 was ranked the sixth greatest TV show of all time by Empire Magazine…

7. It was a requirement that all the cast had their hair trimmed every five days…

8. Approximately 25 hours of footage is edited down for just one show…

9. During season two, Kiefer Sutherland injured his leg whilst filming. To explain his limp, his character Bauer pulled a piece of debris from his leg in the aftermath of the plane crash…

10. Whilst filming season two, Elisha Cuthbert who plays Kim Bauer was bitten by a lion…

11. Completing a season (including post-production) takes approximately 42 weeks…

12. It was revealed that Jack Bauer had a tattoo in season three. Instead of recreating this each time with make-up, Kiefer Sutherland had the tattoo done in real life…

13. Season one is the only season that doesn’t feature the President of the USA…

14. Kiefer Sutherland signed up for three more series, during the filming of the fifth series…

15. After working together on the show, Freddie Prinze Junior said working with Kiefer Sutherland nearly made him stop acting for good…

16. Season one is the only season that takes place over a single day…

17. Kiefer Sutherland has never seen a full episode of 24…

18. Jack Bauer has killed a total of 267 people throughout the 24 complete series…

19. In season 3, the canister which contains the virus changes colour and size throughout the scene…

20. Sarah Clarke, who played Nina Myers, had to spend the entire first season in the clothes she wore to the audition, as she was cast on the morning filming began…

21. The series is produced by the Fox network…

22. 24 is the only Fox network drama to win an Emmy (as of 2015)…

23. Every even-numbered season features more kills than an odd-numbered season…

24. 24 was originally supposed to be a romantic comedy, showing 24 hours in the day of a wedding…

TWC EPISODE 132 (link in description)

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Join Julian, Rob, Chris from the Ruthless Rewind and Jaydee as we review fastlane and give our thoughts about the hardy’s situation and much more wrestling and non wrestling related topics on this jam packed show


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Build or Boom review

The object of Build or Boom is to be the first player to build the plans on the Blueprint Card. Once your building is done, smash your Boomer and your opponent’s structure comes down. If your tower matches exactly what’s on the card, score a point. Replace the blocks in the middle of the table and play again with a new Blueprint Card. The first Builder to reach 10 points wins.

Sounds simple, but is it really? At times, it can be, that is once the game has been played with for a while. Playing the game with my 5 year old, she and her friends struggled to get the pieces set up as pictured and it isn’t so easy to stack quickly with accuracy. For that reason, younger kids 5 to about 7 shouldn’t try to race until they really understand the game. It can be a super fast paced game that helps young children learn to react quickly and come up with some unique ideas, which is a great skill to learn. But, without the dexterity that older children have, it might make it downright frustrating to accomplish.

There’s 50 structures from the Blueprint Card deck to make. Build with speed but keep your buildings balanced. Some of these structures take some pretty careful balance. Ever build something several stories high on top of a cone before? You will now. Or boom goes the dynamite.

The game is well made from strong plastic and the packaging is sturdy. To optimize the game hopefully in future releases, they should rethink the platform by making it a flat concrete looking base and make the box from a cheaper material to cut on cost.

If you love games that are truly interactive, I give build or boom 3.5 out of 5 stars!

The Wrestling Court Episode 131 (links in description) 

Join Julian and Rob as we talk wrestling. 


topics include:
*Toy Fair 2017 talk 

*Big Show vs Strowman was good but not good enough to convince me that he is great 

*Bayley’s Horrendous promo 

*Why Goldberg will defeat Kevin Owens 

*What happened to AJPW 

*what rule would we change about wrestling? 

* Dusty Rhodes, The Rock, or Roddy piper
and more

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Southard Freeman Toy Fair Media Room Brand Showcase

I was able to cover this event over the weekend during toyfair and i was given an entire walkthrough of all the toy/merchandise line for Thames and Kosmos, Green Toys, Magformers, Peaceable Kingdom, Odyssey Toys and much more and here are the photos i have taken for it. 






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