Friday, September 30, 2011

Sneaks on the AVE: Nike Air Max 95 – Black/ Grey /Blue Colorway







The original Nike Air Max 95 formula of white-grey-black gradient plus a vivid accent color is quite simply perfect.  A design that elegant really can't be so much as improved, but that's not to say that a range of variants can't be equally satisfying in their own right.  We've seen inverted gradients, all-tonal uppers and now this new pair slated to release next month, which has a bit of extra black added in lieu of the white sections for a vaguely Stash-like feel as coupled with blue on the eyelets and Air bubbles.  Have a closer look at this new Air Max 95 after the jump and expect them at Nike Sportswear retailers like Villa starting October 15th.


New movies in theaters now


Ok ladies and gents, another friday is upon us ! Therefore we here at BlvdAve are once again bringing you the latest movies in theaters today. It's not alot of movies releasing today, and some on this list may be in limited release so if you see a trailer that catches your interest, you still should check your local listings to see if that movie is in theaters in your area. As always, we'll have the results for this weekend's box office on Monday. Have a good weekend everybody !!!

Munger Road


Dream House


50/50


Bunraku

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Music: Young Jeezy Feat. T.I. - "F.A.M.E"





Jeezy drops a new single off of the oft delayed 4th solo album, TM103 Featuring his ATL homie T.I. . According to RapRadar , Jizzle is suppose to Announce the new release date for the album on 10/3. Enjoy ladies and gents, the J.U.S.T.I.C.E LEAGUE laced Jeezy with this one !!!

Sneaks on the AVE: Nike ACG Premium Boot







Models like the Lava Dome, Air Magma and Air Talaria have been with us for so long, they've come to define Nike All Conditions Gear's signature look. From the bold original colorways to their impeccable lines, these designs have so much good will built up that when newer ones hit shelves in conjunction with ACG's Nike Sportswear-housed revival, some sneakerheads didn't know what to do with something as crazy as, say, the Flywire-equipped Ashiko. But with last year's Lunar MacLeay, we got a look at what was to come from the Swoosh's outdoor division, a sleek yet functional design whose molded lines give way to a new kind of sophistication as yet unseen on an ACG Boot.


Fast forward a over a year to today and we're in the midst of a full-on All Conditions revival, upcoming releases like the Zoom Meriweather, Manoa ACG and Air Max Conquer all bearing the signs of a world to come where a model like the one pictured above could just sneak up on you totally by surprise. The new Nike ACG Premium Boot looks the part of its name with a premium VacTech leather upper that gives way to Gore-Tex waterproof lining and rides a full-length Max Air cushion. This first Midnight Fog and Dark Copper colorway looks perfect with khakis and should do just as well with pretty much any shade of denim you could throw at them when you pick up a pair at select NSW retailers including Extra Butter.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mixtape Downloads








Sneaks on the AVE: Crooked Tongues x New Balance M1500




















When you first gaze upon this latest New Balance collaboration, you might have the vague impression that you've seen them before, and yet, there haven't been any new 1500s quite like this before.  That's because the first time we saw the Crooked Tongues x New Balance M1500s, both pairs were laid out in their raw materials, unstitched and unassembled, vaguely reminiscent of the various Air Jordan sculptures that were circulating last year.  But those familiar with the 1500 could already see what those 'instructions' were pointing toward, these new pairs relatively heavy on both leather and contrasting colors from a model best known in its OG grey suede edition.  Have a closer look at a bunch of images and expect these at Crooked Tongues on October 15th with select distributors 
worldwide getting theirs in the following week.




Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gaming News: Gamespot Reviews FIFA Soccer 12





Distilling the world's most popular sport into a video game isn't an easy task. Aside from capturing the atmosphere of the game--the satisfying thump of boot on football, the on-pitch dramas created between player and referee, and the ferocious roar of the crowd as the ball sails into the back of the net--there are other considerations too. Some players want to manage their teams. Others want to live out their dreams of football stardom. Still others want to put their skills to the test against the best in the world, all the while clamouring for as realistic an experience as possible. FIFA 12 lets you do all of these things and more. A new tactical defending system, player impact engine, and head-to-head seasons are just some of the excellent new features it offers. But it's the new EA Sports Football Club that's the real draw, bringing with it an addictive levelling system that pits you against the world's players, keeping track of your own progress and that of your favourite team too. Not only is FIFA 12 the best game in the series, it's also one of the most exciting, accurate, and complete sports games around


Sneaks on the AVE: Air Jordan IV DB Superman







Props to Marqueesole !

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Michael Jordan dunking on you and winning championships. Michael Jordan's superhuman feats on the court are well represented by this year's Air Jordan IV 'Doernbecher', which serves as the unofficial 'kick-off' to the looming  Retro releases for 2012.



The  DB 'Superman' features a number of playful colors and details, like the Superman chest logo on the tongue, a comic-book like graphic seen through the translucent outsoles, neon green and blue tones, and most notably, a new 'Mars Blackmon' silhouette on the heel, which matches that of Isaiah, the talented young boy who was chosen to design the Air Jordan IV.



 The entire Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle VIII will be unveiled on October 8th, so stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates and release information for this charity-driven capsule of sneakers, and let us know what you think of Isaiah's design.







Monday, September 26, 2011

Sneaks on the AVE: New Balance ML574 – Fall/Winter 2011





It's not a runner-turned-trail shoe like the MT580, but the New Balance ML574 has indeed taken on a rugged look for fall. 


 Four new colorways are split between the classic navy or black plus grey and white look that the New Englanders are famous for, while the other two actively co-opt outdoorsy aesthetics with a couple of distinct palettes finished off with corded boot laces.  


Do you prefer the traditional look or something with the look of an all-in-one footwear solution for tough conditions? 


 Click through to see more of each pair, let us know what you think and stick with Sneaker News and BlvdAve for updates on the US availability of these sneakers. 


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Weekend Box Office Results September 23, 2011 - September 25, 2011




Ok Ladies and Gents, here is your weekend box office recap! The timeless class by Disney, 'The Lion King' continues its reign at the box office for a second straight week bringing its box office total to more than $60 Million dollars. 'Moneyball' would come in 2nd place, with $20.6 million in ticket sales, edging the 3rd place feature 'Dolphin Tale' out by only a couple hundred thousand dollars. 'Abduction' and 'Killer Elite' round out the top 5, raking in $11 and $9.5 million at the box office opening weekend. As always, check the rest of the list for the top 12 at box office and we'll be back Friday with the latest movies to enter theaters this week. PEACE !!! 


 TW
Title Studio

Total Week
1
The Lion King 3D Walt Disney Pictures

$61,646,000
2
2
Moneyball Columbia Pictures (Sony)

$20,600,000
1
3
Dolphin Tale 3D Warner Bros. Pictures

$20,260,000
1
4
Abduction Lionsgate

$11,200,000
1
5
Killer Elite Open Road Films

$9,500,000
1
6
Contagion Warner Bros. Pictures

$57,121,700
3
7
Drive FilmDistrict

$21,424,500
2
8
The Help Walt Disney Pictures

$154,444,100
7
9
Straw Dogs Screen Gems (Sony)

$8,883,850
2
10
I Don't Know How She Does It The Weinstein Company

$8,019,425
2
11
The Debt Focus Features

$28,995,000
4
12
Colombiana TriStar Pictures (Sony)

$35,150,440
5

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Your Week In Sports



Hello my Ave', another exciting week in sports has passed and Your Sports First and BlvdAve are here to bring you the skinny on the best of last week's goings on in the wide world of sports.

So lets get right to it with another.....

Week In Sports


"Money" In The Bank






Floyd Mayweather cashed in on another big payday, and fueled even more controversy in his legacy, as he knocked out Victor Ortiz in the fourth round of Saturday's WBC welterweight championship fight. Mayweather won on a controversial one two knockout combination on Ortiz after coming out of a clearance. Referee Joe Cortes then called a "box on," before looking at the timekeeper's table to see if there was any time left on the clock, allowing Floyd to land the combo on Ortiz who had dropped his hands to look at the official. 


Since the bout, there have many different points of view on who is to blame for the way this fight ended. Some believe Mayweather gave a cheap shot to Ortiz when the ref wasn't looking, also some feel that Ortiz showed his youth and inexperience by "not protecting himself at all times" when he lowered his guard in a championship fight after a "box on" call, and Cortes showed a complete lack of professional judgment went he took his eyes away from the fight to check time. Either way the WBC hasn't taken the belt away from Floyd Mayweather and I am pretty sure that he has already cashed his $40 million check. 


According to MMAPayout:


-The NY Times had a report on the payout structure Floyd Mayweather had in place for the fight  which estimates that he would receive close to $40 million. In comparison, Mayweather Productions would pay Victor Ortiz $2.5 million. The Mayweather deal is interesting when looking at the risk-reward. While Mayweather used his own money for marketing the event, he’s receiving a healthy portion of the profits.
 -While there was a push for the PPV, the MGM Grand was giving away tickets during fight week as the actual attendance was nowhere near a sellout. In comparison, Pacquiao-Marquez is a virtual sellout according to a tweet from ESPN’s Dan Rafael who spoke with Top Rank’s Todd DuBoef.



Coming Home/ Going Away

In the latest news in the NBA, Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant has been offered a contract from the Italian basketball team Virtus Bologna for over $6 mil to play during the lockout. Bryant is just one of a stockpile full of players taking their talents abroad. 

Some of the more notable players are:

  • Deron Williams - NJ Nets - Besiktas (Turkey) - (one year buyout)
  • Kenyon Martin - Denver Nuggets - Xingiang Guanghui (China) - (Amounts on deal undisclosed)
  • Ty Lawson - Denver Nuggets - Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania) - (opt-out option)
  • Rudy Fernandez - Dallas Mavericks - Real Madrid (Spain) - (out disclosed in contract)
  • Chris Douglas Roberts - Milwaukee Bucks (Free Agent) - Virtus Bologna (Italy) - (Deal reached)
  • Wilson Chandler - NY Knicks - Zhejiang Guangsha (China) - (no opt out in deal)
  • Dejuan Blair - San Antonio Spurs - Krasnye Krylya (Russia) - (reached agreement)
  • Leondro Barbosa - Toronto Raptors - Flamengo (Brazil) - (opt-out included)
  • Kyle Singler - Detroit Pistons - Alicante (Spain) - (opt-out included)
  • J.R. Smith - Denver Nuggets - Zhejiang (China) - (no opt out included)
  • Brian Scalibrine - Chicago Bulls - Benetton Treviso (Italy) - (no contract)




In other NBA news....

  • The NBA has claimed its first casualty since locking out its players over 3 months ago. The NBA has since announced that it is postponing team training camps and cancelling over 43 preseason exhibition games. All games from October 9-15 are off, according to league sources. 


"We have regretfully reached the point on the calendar where we are not able to open training camps on time and need to cancel the first week of preseason games," deputy commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "We will make further decisions as warranted."


  • 15 year NBA veteran Marcus Camby is free on bond after being arrested amid charges of marijuana possession.  The Portland Trailblazer center was spotted in a Porsche that was pulled over by authorities citing "equipment violations". During the pull over the officer noted an abundance of marijuana odor coming from the players vehicle. Upon furthur search the police found less than two ounces of the drug inside the vehicle. No furthur detail on the situation have been released. 



  • Miami Heat star forward LeBron James is attempting to restore his likability after last season's disappointing defeat at the hands of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. The MVP pokes fun at his preseason proclamation after the Heat signed the forward, stating he believed the team would win "Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, but seven championships. In a recent McDonald's commercial promoting the Monopoly game, the company made light of James chance at winning an NBA championship to that of winning the McDonald's Monopoly game. 









I'm About To Go C.A.M.!


I am a fantasy football genius. I got Cam Newton in the last round. Peyton Manning in the first....

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has surpassed expectations and set history in the process. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft set an NFL record in his first game as a starting quarterback in the NFL, 24-37 passing for 422 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also rushed for 18 yards and a touchdown. He became the first quarterback to ever throw for 422 yards. 

Cam then came out in Week 2 only to follow up with a 432yds, 28-46 passing effort for a touchdown and three interceptions. Despite the interceptions, Cam continues to amaze analysts and football fans alike, showing true pocket patience and a raw talent level. But the haters will still hate and expose the fact that despite Cam's remarkable performances at quarterback, the Panthers are still 0-2 headed into Jacksonville to meet the Jaguars and rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert. 

Im excited to see what the future has in store for the rookie quarterback. And so far so good.

And it doesn't hurt I started Newton in my fantasy league after Peyton Manning was announced to possibly be out for the season... Thanks Cam!




In other NFL news...

  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was sidelined in last Sunday's game with a punctured lung and injured ribs. Only to return in the 2nd half with the Cowboys down 14-21 and threw for 12 of 16 for 201yds and two touchdowns with no interceptions to rally the Cowboys back to a 27-24 victory over the San Franciso 49'ers. Impressive, but let's see how Romo fares when Dallas heads into Washington to face the Redskins. 
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick returned to the Georgia Dome for the first time since he was arrested in an alleged dog fighting ring that sent him to prison for over a year. Since that arrest Vick has redeemed himself and earned the respect of the NFL and even the Atlanta Falcons fans and ownership. But it was Atlanta that had the last laugh as the Falcons defeated the Eagles 34-31 and knocked Vick out of the game with a concussion. 
  • In the wake of all the Cam Newton hype, Tom Brady looks to potentially snap Dan Marino's single season record of 5,084. Newtons 854yds in the first two games of the season was impressive, but Brady has surpassed that mark in the first to games throwing for over 904yds (only other player to throw for over 900yds in two consecutive games is New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms (945). Saints QB Drew Brees was just 15 within reaching the mark in 2008. 
  • The NFL sent out a memo to all 32 teams Wednesday, warning teams of fines, suspensions, and loss of draft picks if the league determines the players faked injuries during a game. Although several players and coaches admit it is an accepted practice. Some coaches and personnel also noted that they were not above condoning phony injuries if it gives their team a competitive advantage. 




In other news around sports...


  • Online poker juggernauts Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, and Absolute Poker are all in jeopardy, as the online poker world was brought to a halt by indictments that the sites committed bank fraud, illegal gambling offenses and money laundering. On Tuesday, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney has motioned to amend the forfeiture and civil money laundering complaint to highlight that Full Tilt Poker and its board of directors operated the company as a "massive Ponzi scheme".


  • Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds, who is black, had a banana thrown at him from the stands Thursday night during a 4-3 exhibition shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
As Simmonds took the first shot in the shootout, a banana came flying into his path as he skated in on Detroit goalie Jordan Pearce.

Simmonds said in a statement about the incident:

"I don't know if it had anything to do with the fact I'm black," Simmonds, a 23-year-old Toronto native, said Thursday. "I certainly hope not. When you're black, you kind of expect (racist) things. You learn to deal with it."

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman condemned the act in a statement to the media as well:

"We have millions of great fans who show tremendous respect for our players and for the game. The obviously stupid and ignorant action by one individual is in no way representative of our fans or the people of London, Ontario." 
 
Let's hope this was just a separate incident of a fan not liking the ripeness of the fruit and just was expressing his frustrations with the facilities vending crew.



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New Video: Mac Miller - "Smile Back"




Produced by ID Labs, Mr. Miller premieres the visual for his new single. For his new clip, Mac’s pulling all cards and then ends up with the last laugh. Blue Slide Park  drops on 11.8.11


Sneaks on the AVE: Jordan Spiz’ike ‘Knicks’ – Orange – Black – Blue | New Images




Props to Kicks-lab

Sneakerheads have wanted to be like Mike for a quarter-century now, but in the last few months, we've noticed a growing sentiment to look like Spike. We're not talking about the Brooklyn auteur's smart tortoiseshell glasses, however spiffy, but rather the fact that upon our first viewing of these New York-inspired Jordan Spiz'ikes, only the biggest Knicks fan had both colorways of what appeared to be something of a 'PE' for his namesake hybrid. 




But news of the blue nubuck and orange leather Spizikes has us expecting even more heat in what is building up to be the biggest holiday season on record; will these make your personal shopping and/or wish lists? Have a closer look at the orange Spizikes after the jump and stick with Sneaker News & BlvdAve for the US release date info.


Sneaks on the AVE: Nike WMNS Air Max 90 – White /Bright Turquoise/ Imperial Purple





Amidst all the Hyperfuse and VT madness some of you may be pining for that old mesh and leather combo.

Nike Sportswear just dropped a dope colorway of Air Max 90's for the men using the OG materials and are now giving the ladies a turn with the pastel release shown here.

This delivery is a hot one, with sturdy sections of white mesh mixed in with the turquoise and purple pieces on the upper. Hit the jump for the full look at cop this WMNS release now from European retailer Shelta.




White/Bright Turquoise/Imperial Purple
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Mixtape Downloads


Been awhile since we posted one of these. Hope you all get your music fix this weekend !








New Video: Music Soulchild - Yes





Musiq's new video "Yes", features breast cancer survivors from the metro Atlanta area. The video was directed by Juwan Lee. Musiq Soulchild recently announced his new role as an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Circle of Promise, a movement designed to further engage black women around the globe in the fight against breast cancer.


New Video: Lloyd - Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)



Still on the promo trail since releasing his latest album this past summer, Lloyd drops a new video for his collabo with 3 stacks. Catch Wayne Brady in the clip as well !

New Video: Tyrese - STAY





Official music video for the single "STAY" starring Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson directed by Matt Alonzo. Tyrese new album, 'Open Invitation' Drops on November 1st !

Drake drops the cover to "Take Care"




Drake's sophmore Album cover !


 Exactly one month away for the release of Drake’s sophomore set and the man himself decided to unveil the cover art. Take it away Mr. Graham:
Feels like it’s been so long. Is life moving so fast in this generation that when we desire something it begins to move in slow motion? Are we just used to getting what we want right away? Or do we require one another to feel right about all that is going on around us? Maybe our anticipation is justified by the fact that we genuinely cannot wait to share a moment again? Either way, your life and mine are scheduled to meet on October 24…I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
See you soon.
Drake

Gaming News: GAmespot reviews F1 2011



F1 2011 is also available on PS3 and PC


F1 2011 builds on the success of Codemasters' first F1 title by developing its most impressive features and fixing many of its flaws. The car handling and visual details are significantly better, and the new Co-op Championship mode presents an exciting new way for friends to experience the intense racing together. The complex driving physics and rules could become frustrating for motor-racing novices, but Formula One fans will enjoy this incredibly faithful depiction of the sport.


Coming Soon : Debut trailer for Max Payne 3 drops in March of 2012 !





No longer a cop, Max is close to washed-up, drunk and addicted to painkillers. Without a job on the force, Max has left the greater New York area, and finds himself in Sao Paulo, Brazil, working as private security. The story of Max's descent from vengeful, leather-jacket wearing detective roaming the alleys of New York to the broken, shaven-headed man out for justice on unfamiliar streets far from home is at the center of Max Payne 3. In addition to Max's classic shoot-dodge moves, there is now a combination of Natural Motion's Euphoria character behavior system and Bullet Time to enhance his moves. Partners and sidekicks will play a large role in this game to help Max in his quest for vengeance.




Gaming News: IGN Reviews NHL 12







EA Sports' NHL 11 reached the pinnacle of hockey gaming last year by featuring the most enjoyable and most accurate arcade simulation of the sport ever made. So where do you go from there? NHL 12 answers that question with a range of subtle refinements and additions that improve play on the ice in a number of ways, as well as add new features like being able to skate as a number of NHL greats. This game won't be the most necessary sequel that you'll ever buy, but chances are good that you won't regret laying down the cash after spending a few games enjoying the new offensive and defensive player positioning, checking out the new CHL league support, or working a give-and-go with Gordie Howe. 

Normally we bring you guys the video reviews of video games from our current fave video game site, Gamespot. But todays video review is brought to you by IGN



Friday, September 23, 2011

New Movies In theaters now


Sorry for the delay in this guys & girls. Its been one heck of a week. But Here's the latest movies in theaters today. Check out these trailers, and if any one of em grabs your attention, check it out ! As always, we'll have the box office results for this weekend on Monday ! PEACE !!!

Moneyball



Abduction



Dolphin Tale



Killer Elite

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Video: Terius Nash “Long Gone”



The-Dream goes black and white in the first visual off his latest effort "1977". Breaking up is a hard thing to do it seems. Did we mention "1977" was free ?? CLICK HERE to download.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011



Wale and Rick Ro$$ are making pretty good music together since 'LE joined the Maybach Music Camp. Here's another example of it with this heater right here. Along with Kevin Cossom, Wale and Ross create some lucky girl's "Best Night Ever." Oh yea, Did ya peep the Frankie Beverly and Maze sample ?? 







Wale's "Ambition" Drops 11.1.11 !!!

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