Archive for August, 2013

The Untitled Batman Vs Superman Movie Will be Filmed in Detroit, MI

With the recent economic struggles of Detroit, residents can breathe a little easier being that the upcoming Superhero blockbuster film Batman vs Superman will take place there.

Henry Cavill and Ben Afleck will sport the iconic Superman and Batman costumes respectively and we now have an official press release thanks to Superhero Hype.

The Michigan Film Office announced today that the next DC Entertainment Super Hero movie from Warner Bros. Pictures has been approved for a film incentive from the state.

The film, from director Zack Snyder, brings together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time—Superman and Batman—for the first time on the big screen. Production on the new film is expected to begin in metro Detroit and throughout Michigan sometime in the first quarter of 2014. Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who is writing the screenplay. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing the film, which will star Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

“This project will further strengthen the reputation of Michigan and metro Detroit as a premier film destination,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office. “We look forward to the spotlight shining on our incredibly talented workforce and the businesses that support our film industry here in Michigan.”

“Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie,” stated filmmaker Zack Snyder. “Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film.”

The as-yet-untitled feature film was awarded an incentive of $35 million on $131 million of projected in-state expenditures. The production is expected to hire 406 Michigan workers, with a full time equivalent of 426 jobs, plus an additional 6,000 man/days of extra work. The production anticipates using approximately 500 local Michigan vendors during the course of production and spending $5.1 million on local hotels, as well as an additional $3.5 million in out-of-town cast and crew per diem payments that will be spent in the local economy but which fall outside of the incentive program.

The incentive funding for the project will be allocated out of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. However, any funding remaining from the budget at the end of the current fiscal year will be directed to offset the full incentive amount for this project.


MCM by PHENOMENON Fall/Winter 2013 Accessories


MCM, the maker of fine leather accessories, has teamed up with Japanese brand PHENOMENON on an assortment of bags for the Fall/Winter 2013 season. There are three pieces in this collection that were designed by hip-hop artist and creative director Takeshi Osumi. Bags included are a backpack, shopper and iPad case which feature a houndstooth camo leather pattern and will be available in limited quantities.

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Nike Fall/Winter 2013 Tech Fleece Collection

The modern interpretation of fleece, Nike Tech Fleece is a unique thermal fabrication that merges a smooth jersey with a synthetic spacer to create warmth without weight. When applied to new and iconic Nike sportswear styles, the result is a fresh, shaped fit that’s made to move.

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Official Madden 25 Release Trailer

Watch the official Madden 25 release trailer now and get ready to experience a game 25 years in the making with Madden 25. Buy here: The official Madden 25 release date is August 27th on the Xbox 360 & PS3.

Givenchy ‘Doberman’ Cotton T- Shirt

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Givenchy is constantly dropping new pieces while staying true to the same aesthetic that has garnered them a lot of popularity as of late. Sticking to the canine theme, this print is a follow up to the Doberman style with a much softer flair. This shirt features a very large Doberman on the front with a blurred effect which is displayed on a cotton jersey body with a ribbed crewneck. Buy now from MR PORTER, for $765.

Karl Lagerfeld Fall/Winter 2013 Watch Collection

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Karl Lagerfeld, the head honcho of French fashion house Chanel as well as Italian fashion house Fendi, will be showcasing his Karl Lagerfeld Fall/Winter 2013 Watch Collection at his store which is located in the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando of the Harajuku District from August 24th until September 13th, 2013.

The pieces will be unisex and will consist of a gold, black, and silver, equipped with pyramid shaped studs. Along with the collection, Lagerfeld has included a clock figure necklace in his likeness which is co-created by the brand tokidoki.

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Want an Expensive Basketball from Hermès?

Hermès Releases $13000 USD Basketball

Hermès, the French high fashion quality goods manufacturer, releases this basketball to celebrate the re-opening of its renovated Beverly Hills boutique in Los Angeles. Of course this is not your usual basketball, in fact, Hermès puts it’s reputation on the line by composing it of only the finest and highest qaulity of materials as reflected by the price of $13,000 USD. Perfect as a conversation peice in your home, rest assured that this basketball will not be seen bouncing around on any courts.