Spike TV held its Guys Choice Awards in Los Angeles last Saturday night and Military.com was on the red leopard-print carpet where we talked to the celebs about their support for the military and any personal histories they may have with military service.
They filmed the whole event and the final program airs tonight at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central. The evening is the channel’s biggest live event of the year (although their Video Game Awards are also a pretty big deal these days as well) and Spike uses the evening as a way to pay tribute to the military. +Continue Reading
When EA Games and DreamWorks decided to make a Need for Speed movie, they turned to director Scott Waugh, the guy who directed the amazing action sequences in Act of Valor. Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame stars in the movie and he made an appearance at the game company’s E3 press conference to debut the above making-of clip. +Continue Reading
Major League Baseball has teamed up with People Magazine to create Tribute for Heroes, a chance to honor a military hero by sending him or her to the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. Click here, choose your favorite team and choose one of three nominees. Each team will send its winner to the game in New York on July 16th and one hero will be profiled in People. +Continue Reading
Here’s the official word on the G.I. JOE: RETALIATIONhome video release: you can buy the Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D or DVD on July 30th. If you just can’t wait or if you’re one of those forward thinkers who’s left all your physical media behind, you can buy a digital download two weeks earlier on July 16th.
We’ve got an exclusive clip for Military.com readers introduced by Dwayne Johnson below: +Continue Reading
The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan, by James Scott, 450 pages, Simon & Schuster
As combat theaters go there may be none more forbidding than the sea – or more specifically, beneath the sea. And in submarine warfare the very weapons system you serve on provides all you need to stay alive – including air – the tools of war and, if things go bad, your tomb.
Spike TV (the cable channel with Impact Wrestling, Bar Rescue and 1000 Ways to Die) has a different take on handing out trophies and their Guys Choice awards show returns next month with the big event premiering on Wednesday, June 12th at 9PM ET/PT.
Why do we care? Well, the Guys Choice awards show has always made a point of supporting the military and this year’s show will feature salutes to the troops and returning veterans. There’s also a special Troops Choice Entertainer of the Year award that they want our readers to vote for. Click here to choose between Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Anniston, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr., Russell Crowe, Steven Spielberg, Vin Diesel, Zach Galifianakis or anyone else you might want to write in. +Continue Reading
Want to buy 50% off tickets to see Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation” tour this Saturday 5/25? The show happens at FedEx Field in Landover, MD and features Chesney, Erich Church, the Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves.
This is a special offer from our friends at GovX (the “largest e-commerce destination for military and government members”) and you have to follow this link to get the reduced price. +Continue Reading
There are a couple of new trailers for Tom ,due this August before the fallCall of Duty rush. The game’s two-player co-op mode allows you to play as longtime hero Sam Fisher or his new partner, CIA operative Isaac Briggs. You’re tasked with retrieving a nuclear warhead from a group of terrorists. There are 4 mission types, 14 maps and a two-player split-screen option. +Continue Reading
Editor’s Note: COMPLEX 90 was an unfinished Mike Hammer novel by Mickey Spillane that was recently completed by noted author Max Allan Collins, whom Spillane asked to finish the book before is death in 2006. In the just-released book, Hammer travels to Russia on a fact-finding mission and gets entangled in an espionage incident with the KGB. Since the novel was originally inspired by the ‘60s spy craze, Collins decided to reflect on the influence of James Bond for us.
The recent publication of COMPLEX 90 got me reflecting on that special time in the ‘60s when James Bond first exploded onto the American scene. This is in part because I’m the lucky writer who completed Mickey Spillane’s unfinished 1964 manuscript of his “lost Mike Hammer Cold War thriller”; but also because I was in high school when Bond and the Beatles led the British Invasion, and have warm, vivid memories of the spy craze. +Continue Reading
The WIGS Channel on YouTube wants to update the serial drama (a/k/a “soap operas” or what your grandmother called “my shows”) for the modern world with a series of programs named after the female lead characters who anchor each drama.
Lauren returns today for a second season. “Season” on the WIGS channel is kind of a hybrid between the traditional weekly episode model and the all-at-once release Netflix is pioneering with House of Cards and Hemlock Grove: four episodes of Lauren are live now, with four to follow on May 10th and the final four on May 17th. Each episode runs about ten minutes, which makes each series almost add up to a feature-length movie.
Lauren wants to address the problem of sexual assault in the military and explores the subject in a manner that will seem familiar to anyone who grew up on General Hospital or One Life to Live. The show features some other high-watt talent: Jennifer Beals (Flashdance) plays Lauren’s commanding officer and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) plays the officer that Lauren tells about her sexual assault.
In the scene below, Lauren (played by Troian Bellisario from Pretty Little Liars) tries to convince Raymond Cruz (from Breaking Bad and The Closer) to seek help for what seems to be post-traumatic stress.