The season finale of Spartacus: Vengeance on Starz
will air next Friday March 30th, and to honor the gladiator I'll be giving away some serious Spartacus swagÖ including:
- The complete DVD set of season 1, Blood & Sand
- The complete DVD set of the prequel, Gods of the Arena
- Some Spartacus t-shirts and water bottles
- And the grand prize: a wearable replica of a Spartacus gladiator helmet.
What do you have to do to win? Easy. Just
March 20, 2012
Another great season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
will be available on September 13th. The whole gang is back Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Dee, and the one and only Frank.
This season looks into gay marriage, fights the class war, enjoys the high life on the high seas when they buy a boat, and does whatever it takes to figure out who got Dee pregnant. Sunny fans will love Season 6 and the box set features deleted scenes -- including the unaired, extended cut of "Lethal Weapon 5." Comedy gold.
My personal favorite two episodes are The Gang Buys a Boat and Who Got Dee Pregnant? Make sure you pick up Season 6 and make sure you check out FX on September 15th when Season 7 starts up.
If you feel like getting your Season 6 box set in true IASIP style -- the easy way, without earning it -- you can win yourself a copy. All you need to do is tweet this: "Hey @thebachelorguy
, I got Dee Dee pregnant, so give me the #AlwaysSunny DVDs" and on Wed Sept 14th, I'll pick one of you to take home the set. And pay Dee Dee child support.
September 12, 2011
Imagine youíre at a buddy's summer BBQ hanging out with a cold one poolside, as your skin bakes to the same color as the succulent meat on your plate. You and your friends have managed to create a near perfect oasis of good times until your buddyís three-disc Spice Girls "unplugged" retrospective hits his wireless speakers, and everyone starts heading for the nearest escape route.
Donít sweat. You can save the party. Pull out your music-loaded smartphone, commandeer their speakers with some simple drag and drop using the Twonky
app, and get that party back on track. Boom. Easy.
Twonky's line-up of products give you great flexibility and control over moving media from any Internet-connected device. TwonkyBeam
is a free add-on for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome, that allows you to simply right-click on a website pull up all the streamable content (like YouTube videos and Flickr photos), and send it right over to your network-connected TV screens. TwonkyManager
(best for you Windows PC users), and TwonkyServer
(best on Mac and Linux platforms), are powerful tools for allowing you to
June 30, 2011
It's no secret I've been a fan of Burn Notice
since Michael Weston first woke up in that Miami hotel room, dazed, burned and confused. And not just because it takes place in my backyard, or because they manage to have Gabrielle Anwar in a clingy sundress or tank top every episode, or even because I keep getting told I look like a younger Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell). I dig the show because of the MacGyver-for-intelligent-people way Weston gets his ass out of trouble. (I even take notes. Might come in handy one day...)
This past Thursday the gang of "hired help" was back for the premiere of their new season. And as long as Fiona is blowing stuff up, I'm in.
I'm also giving away a Burn Notice Fan Pack
to one of you, courtesy of USA Network. Inside the branded nylon bag you'll find:
- The complete Season 4 DVD set
- A copy of the Burn Notice Book: The Bad Beat
- Kiehlís Suncreen Lotion (or equivalent)
- A USA Summer T-Shirt
- The USA 10-City Summer Guide
- And, my favorite, the highly coveted Sam Axe "Chuck Finley" t-shirt
Sorry, no case of Michael's favorite yogurt...
To have a shot at winning it, all you need to do is
June 28, 2011
This weekend the apes will rise when 20th Century Fox releases the much-anticipated prequel to the classic, The Planet of the Apes
, and we finally learn how those damn, dirty apes took over.
Interesting fact: Early on in the shooting of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
, a research team was hired to build a collection of video clips of real apes that Director Rupert Wyatt could use for inspiration for the 100% digital apes that star in the film. (Really? They got a money to smoke for The Hangover II
. They couldn't train a real ape to act for this one?)
So it was crucial for Wyatt and WETA Digital (the effects company creating the digital ape thespians), to understand all the ways in which apes move and behave. Some of the footage they captured was "shocking". (Cue "leaked" documentary footage...)
According to WETA Digital, "What we found was remarkable footage that surprised us with how smart apes really are." Case in point: The "amateur footage" clip you can watch below, of an ape in a
June 23, 2011
Here's a fun fact...they used GoAnimate
to make all of the animations in the video above. And if you're looking to release your inner "Pixartist," from what I'm hearing GoAnimate is one of the easiest ways for you to create your own animated movies and unleash them on the unsuspecting InterWebs.
To prove this, GoAnimate is giving away an Xbox 360 with Kinect to one talented person who submits a GoAnimate video reponse to this video
. The winning masterpiece will be chosen on Friday.
To create your response visit GoAnimate.com
and then simply submit it on YouTube as a response to this video. The world is watching.
June 14, 2011
Have you ever wanted to enter the far-out futuristic world of Tron, without that whole "being trapped by an evil avatar of yourself for 20 years" business? Then youíll have your chance with the new Tron: Legacy pinball machine
from Stern Pinball.
Stern, the last manufacturer standing of those silver-marbled wonders, brought together a team of Pinball hall-of-famers (yes, thatís a thing), to create a machine capable of duplicating the techno madness of the film. Featuring a 3D backglass, miniature Light Cycles darting around the board and sound clips from the movieís actors (like "The Dude" Jeff Bridges and the absurdly hot Olivia Wilde), along with the Daft Punk orchestrated score, youíll be tilting the machine out of sheer excitement, and not because youíre a dirty cheat.
Work your way through a frenzy of multi-ball levels inspired by major characters from the film (from Flynn to CLU) to escape The Grid through the Portal. The kicker to all this is you donít have to brave a musty, dank arcade to play. Visit SternPinball.com
instead to get one for your own musty and dank gameroom.
GEAR | ENTERTAINMENT
June 07, 2011
With Fatherís Day quickly approaching, reward the man who taught you how to be cool with a collection from the man who taught your dad how to be cool.
Capitol/EMI is releasing both Classic Dino: The Best of Dean Martin
and a 2 CD re-release of Dino: The Essential Dean Martin
from the "King of Cool" Dean Martin today, just in time for Fatherís Day.
These albums bring crooning classics like "Volare," "Thatís Amore," and "Ainít That a Kick in the Head" with another 47 hits to go. Dripping with vintage swagger, the audio fidelity of this collection assembled here will transport you back to the showroom at The Flamingo (minus the stench of Lucky Strikes and showgirl sweat). Available for digital download at all major digital providers for yourself, or get it on CD making a perfect gift papa would be proud of.
And, luckily for one of you, we will be giving away an entire Dean Martin Vegas catalog that has both "Classic Dino," "Dino," bundled along with "Forever Cool," "Essential Love Songs," and "Live from Vegas." You want dad to write you back in the will? This is how to get there.
All you have to do tweet me @TheBachelorGuy
and tell me your favorite Dean Martin song for a shot at winning this comprehensive collection. Make sure to include the hashtag #DeanMartinVegas
. And on Friday, June 10, I'll pick the best one to take home the music.
June 07, 2011
It doesn't matter what type of music you're into, there is usually at least one Michael Jackson song that you know and love. (Or get stuck in your head and can't get out.)
But now, thanks to the magic of computer gaming technology, you can learn how to dance like the King of Pop with the Michael Jackson: The Experience
The game features many of his iconic songs like Bad, Thriller, Smooth Criminal, and Beat It and is available for the Wii, PS3 and for the Kinect for the XBOX 360. I gave the game a spin on the Wii, and as soon as I started moonwalking to Billie Jean, I knew this was the perfect party game. Whether you have dance skills or are stuck with the White Man Overbite, you'll enjoy playing this game. For the Wii version you can play up to four players (think invites for females, so you can show off your newly acquired moves), and compete by scoring the most points by completing each move correctly.
For the newly released
May 12, 2011
If you've seen Step Brothers
or The Hangover
you've seen Rob Riggle steal a movie. So you know he's a funny guy. What you probably didn't know is that he's also a Lieutenant Colonel and Public Affairs Officer with the United States Marine Corps Reserve. And a combat veteran having served in Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. (Imagine Steve Carell in the desert with an M4 carbine.)
I had a chance recently to talk with Rob, and find out how he went from Marine to comedy, what gets yelled at him more often from strangers, "POW!! POW!!" or "In the faaaaaace!", his unique way of celebrating a birthday, and his song of choice for karaoke.
He also told me why he loves playing the douchebag, how he got involved in the Dirtcathalon, and what movies (like the 21 Jumpstreet
reboot), he'll be bringing that smug mug to next.
Hit the play button below to hear it all.
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May 11, 2011