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The Top Uses of Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” in Movies or TV

Born to Be Wild was Steppenwolf’s most popular single and it’s been widely used in pop culture even to this day. The quick tempo and easy sound have been attributed to the easygoing and laid back life of the biker culture that it was written for. There’s even a belief that it was the first heavy metal song released to the public, but that’s not exactly confirmed. What is known is that it’s one of the songs that made Steppenwolf so popular with their fans and one of their songs that’s managed to withstand the test of time. Any song

The Top Uses of Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” in Movies or TV
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New Sneak Peek at Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout Ride

New Sneak Peek at Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout Ride
Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout is set to officially open on May 27th, 2017 and it will have 6 different adventures with a classic soundtrack. Although the Guardians of the Galaxy ride is technically unfinished, reports are coming in revealing some new information regarding the Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout ride at Disneyland's California Adventure. Mission: Breakout will be Disney's first attraction with its newly acquired Marvel Universe and excitement is high among Disney and Marvel fans.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout places visitors in Tivan the Collector's Garden and brings them into Tivan's exhibition room where there are thousands of items stored in glass cases that are all Marvel and Disney related. Eagle-eyed visitors will notice Warlock's Eye, an Ultron sentry robot, Cosmo the Space Dog and many, many more items enclosed in glass in Tivan's room. Tivan has captured the Guardians team and visitors will
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Peter Fonda Reprises ‘Easy Rider’ Role For Mercedes Super Bowl Ad

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Peter Fonda starred in the Mercedes Super Bowl ad on Sunday in which he reprised his role from Easy Rider. Peter Fonda’S Mercedes Super Bowl Ad The ad opens in a sleazy motorcycle bar, with a leather-and-tye-dye wearing biker playing Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” on the jukebox. The camera pans over a few typical biker antics, […]

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Super Bowl Commercials: Peter Fonda Gears Up for Mercedes-Benz on Game Day

Super Bowl Commercials: Peter Fonda Gears Up for Mercedes-Benz on Game Day
Members of a younger generation who take in a new Super Bowl commercial from Mercedes-Benz this Sunday might get a lesson in the popularity of the seminal film “Easy Rider.” Peter Fonda doesn’t mind.

“Columbia maintains it only made like $20 million, but I’ve been cashing the checks, so I know how much it made,” the actor joked in a recent interview. When he appears in the Mercedes ad evoking the “Captain America” character he played in the 1969 movie, he thinks it will whet appetites for the film’s 50th anniversary, which will take place in 2019.

Fonda says he was excited to get an invite to appear in the commercial, which is directed by the famous director-producers Joel and Ethan Coen. The ad has quite a tableau: a biker bar called Tiny’s filled with bikers dressed to the very last detail. One stout fellow has the visage of Fonda’s movie character etched upon his
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Super Bowl Ad Review: Coen Brothers Try to Rev Audiences for Mercedes

Super Bowl Ad Review: Coen Brothers Try to Rev Audiences for Mercedes
Joel and Ethan Coen have lured moviegoers to films ranging from “The Big Lebowski” to “No Country for Old Men.” Can they now direct football fans to blow tens of thousands of dollars on a new Mercedes?

That will be the challenge come Sunday, when a 30-second ad will air during Super Bowl Li featuring Peter Fonda, the auto manufacturer’s slick Amg roadster, and a gang of burly bikers listening to Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild.” The question, of course, will be if the Coens can make the kind of art that leads to commerce.

Based on the teaser made available online – a 60-second behemoth that will no doubt be ill-served by the editor’s knife when it is cut down to half that length – the answer may be “No.” After spending time with the colorful denizens of the tavern (it’s called “Tiny’s,” by the way) it’s hard to figure out why
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Watch Coen Brothers' 'Easy Rider'-Inspired Super Bowl 51 Commercial

Watch Coen Brothers' 'Easy Rider'-Inspired Super Bowl 51 Commercial
Ahead of Super Bowl 51, Mercedes unveiled their Coen Brothers-directed, Easy Rider-inspired ad that features that cult film's star Peter Fonda.

The minute-long commercial takes place in a Route 66 roadhouse where a batch of bearded bikers congregate to worship at the alter of Easy Rider as Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild," the film's unofficial anthem, booms out of a jukebox that only plays "Born to Be Wild."

The Coens' knack for comical violence is on full display as the bikers cause raucous in the roadhouse until one angry
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Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super Bowl Ad – Watch

Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super Bowl Ad – Watch
Peter Fonda ditches the Harley-Davidson for a Mercedes Amg Gt-Roadster in a new Super Bowl spot directed by Ethan and Joel Coen.

A 30-second version of the spot is set to air during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl Li on February 5. We’ve got your first look below at the full minute version.

Read More: Adam Driver To Star In Live Super Bowl Commercial For Snickers — Watch Previews

The commercial kicks off with an aging biker eyeing the jukebox, where just one song is available: Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” – made famous, of course, by Fonda and Dennis Hopper’s 1969 classic film “Easy Rider.” (The camera even pans to a shot of an “Easy Rider” poster, like the one above.)

The bikers in this bar, however, don’t exactly exude the same cool as Fonda and Hopper did nearly 50 years ago. Eventually, a younger patron barges in and
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Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super Bowl Ad – Watch

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Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super Bowl Ad – Watch
Peter Fonda ditches the Harley-Davidson for a Mercedes Amg Gt-Roadster in a new Super Bowl spot directed by Ethan and Joel Coen.

A 30-second version of the spot is set to air during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl Li on February 5. We’ve got your first look below at the full minute version.

Read More: Adam Driver To Star In Live Super Bowl Commercial For Snickers — Watch Previews

The commercial kicks off with an aging biker eyeing the jukebox, where just one song is available: Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” – made famous, of course, by Fonda and Dennis Hopper’s 1969 classic film “Easy Rider.” (The camera even pans to a shot of an “Easy Rider” poster, like the one above.)

The bikers in this bar, however, don’t exactly exude the same cool as Fonda and Hopper did nearly 50 years ago. Eventually, a younger patron barges in and
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Watch: Joel and Ethan Coen’s Mercedes Super Bowl Ad Featuring Peter Fonda

After directing one of the best films of last year and before they head to television for the first time, Joel and Ethan Coen will be seen during the Super Bowl. Well, maybe not on screen, but they’ve directed an ad for Mercedes, which clocks in at over a minute aka a cost of around $10 million for the company.

Highlighting the Mercedes-amg Gt Roadster, it features none other than Peter Fonda in an Easy Rider nod, as well as Steppenwolf‘s Born to be Wild. As with any other Coen production, all of these characters could probably lead their own film. Check it out below ahead of the Super Bowl next weekend.

Read More: Coens’ Filmography Explored in Comprehensive 3-Hour Video Series
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Jeremy Clarkson sticks it to the BBC in Amazon Fire TV ad

Former Top Gear host makes a dig at his former employer in campaign for streaming gadget – and shows he can steer a Segway as well as a Porsche

Amazon signed a deal worth a reported £160m with former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – and it’s doing its best to get its money’s worth before their new series launches next year.

It has just launched an advert for Amazon’s Fire TV Stick featuring Clarkson, who is shown gliding around a country house on a Segway backed by Steppenwolf’s rock classic Born to be Wild.

With a skeleton crew, filming for Amazon Prime's new motoring programme has begun. pic.twitter.com/8PaYvke5il

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American Idol Recap: New York, New York… A Helluva Town [Updated]

American Idol Recap: New York, New York… A Helluva Town [Updated]
“I’m goin’ to Hollywood!” — the preferred battle cry of the American Idol audition rounds — may take on a whole new meaning after Season 14’s New York City tryouts.

I mean, if soulful troubadour Hollywood Anderson — who stunned the judges (and moved J.Lo to tears) with a radio-ready original called “My Best Friend” — becomes the franchise’s next Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood, any future contestant who shouts that phrase might sound more like they’re auditioning for CBS’ Stalker or another “this isn’t gonna end well” installment of 48 Hours: Mystery than Fox’s venerable singing competition.

Magnificent as Hollywood was,
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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: week one live blog

Nearly three weeks after the launch night, the live shows are finally upon us. Six celebrities danced on Friday and nine on Saturday there was no public vote or elimination, but the judges scores are carried over to next week. Who was your early favourite?

8.26pm BST

So thats it! Ill be back next Saturday for what will inevitably be a ridiculously long show, so stock up on booze and Kendal mint cake. Thank you to everyone for joining in with your brilliant comments, please come and say hello on Twitter at @heidistephens, particularly if youre a newbie.

Have a great week, and Ill see you next Saturday! Keeeeeep dancing! Hx

8.23pm BST

So after week 1, Frankie and Kevin are at the top of the leaderboard, with Scott and Joanne at the bottom. I may have got over my outrage about this by next week, but unlikely.

First interminable recap
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'Shake It Off', 'Toxic': The first Strictly song and dance list is here

Strictly Come Dancing has unveiled the first song and dance list of the series.

The celebrities will take to the floor for the first live show this weekend, and we now know what songs they'll be performing to - and, more importantly, which dances they'll be attempting.

Read on for the full list of songs and dances you can expect on Friday and Saturday:

Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec - Cha Cha to 'I'm Every Woman' (Chaka Khan)

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev - Cha Cha to 'Can You Feel It?' (The Jacksons)

Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton - Waltz to 'Someone Like You' (Adele)

Gregg Wallace and Aliona Vilani - Cha Cha to 'Hot N Cold' (Katy Perry)

Jake Wood and Janette Manrara - Tango to 'Toxic' (Britney Spears)

Jennifer Gibney and Tristan MacManus - Jive to 'Happy' (Pharrell Williams)

Judy Murray and Anton du Beke
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Amazon Running Pre-Black Friday Blu-ray 3D Sale

Waiting for Black Friday to add some new Blu-ray 3D titles to your collection at a discounted price? You don't have to if you take advantage of the surprising sale online retailer Amazon.com has running right now.

Over the weekend, Amazon dropped the price of numerous Blu-ray 3D combo packs (that typically also include the Blu-ray 2D, DVD and digital copy versions as well) down from between $25 to $30 all the way to $14.99. That is usually the price for a 2D versions of a Blu-ray, so you're basically getting the 3D versions for free.

I cannot find a page on Amazon.com dedicated to this Blu-ray 3D pre-Black Friday sale so I did some prowling around their site to see what's out there. Here's a list of Blu-ray 3D combo pack titles I found that are currently priced at $14.99. Each links directly to their purchasing page at Amazon.com. Unfortunately
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Damon and Stefan Argue in Second Clip from The Vampire Diaries Episode 4.03 - The Rager

On "The Vampire Diaries" the more things change, the more they stay the same. The CW describes this new clip from Episode 4.03, "The Rager," as: Two brothers, one girl. Let the arguments ensue. Original, right?

"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.03, "The Rager" (10/25/12 airdate)

Born To Be Wild — Connor (guest star Todd Williams) continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to work with him. With Dr. Fell’s (guest star Torrey DeVitto) help, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) question Connor, but the confrontation takes a lethal turn.

Trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is determined to continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High with support from Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola). Rebekah’s (Claire Holt) arrival at school makes it difficult for Elena to control her anger, but she
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Rebekah Gets the Silent Treatment in New Clip from The Vampire Diaries Episode 4.03 - The Rager

After showing you the preview and some stills earlier today, we now have a clip from the upcoming Episode 4.03 of "The Vampire Diaries," entitled "The Rager," in which Matt exhibits the time-tested art of the silent treatment to an apologetic Rebekah. Think she'll get the hint?

"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.03, "The Rager" (10/25/12 airdate)

Born To Be Wild — Connor (guest star Todd Williams) continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to work with him. With Dr. Fell’s (guest star Torrey DeVitto) help, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) question Connor, but the confrontation takes a lethal turn.

Trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is determined to continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High with support from Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola). Rebekah’s (Claire Holt) arrival at school
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Preview: 'The Vampire Diaries' 4x3, 'The Rager'

Preview: 'The Vampire Diaries' 4x3, 'The Rager'
Following last night's installment of The Vampire Diaries (Season 4, Episode 2 - "Memorial"), here's a look forward to next week's new show (Season 4, Episode 3 - "The Rager")! Attached is the video promo for the coming show, and clearly this Connor fellow is going to be trouble for the gang in Mystic Falls. The official episode synopsis is as follows: Born To Be Wild — Connor (guest star Todd Williams) continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to work with him. With Dr. Fell's (guest star Torrey DeVitto) help, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) question Connor, but the confrontation takes a lethal turn. Trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is determined to continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High with support from Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola). Rebekah's (Claire Holt
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Preview of and a Few Stills from The Vampire Diaries Episode 4.03 - The Rager

Did everyone else go through a box of Kleenex at the end of last night's episode of "The Vampire Diaries"? It was brutally emotional to reflect on everyone who's gone! But now it's time to shake off the blues and look forward to next week's "The Rager" with some stills and a preview.

"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.03, "The Rager" (10/25/12 airdate)

Born To Be Wild — Connor (guest star Todd Williams) continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to work with him. With Dr. Fell’s (guest star Torrey DeVitto) help, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) question Connor, but the confrontation takes a lethal turn.

Trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is determined to continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High with support from Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola
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Official Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries Episode 4.03 - The Rager

Per usual, The CW is releasing the synopses for its regular series a few weeks in advance of their airdates, and on tap we have a look at "The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.03, "The Rager," in which guest star Phoebe Tonkin ("The Secret Circle") makes her first appearance on the show.

"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.03, "The Rager" (10/25/12 airdate)

Born To Be Wild — Connor (guest star Todd Williams) continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to work with him. With Dr. Fell’s (guest star Torrey DeVitto) help, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) question Connor, but the confrontation takes a lethal turn.

Trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is determined to continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High with support from Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola). Rebekah’s (Claire Holt
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Awfully Good: Ed

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With the Olympics in full swing I was in the mood for a bad sports movie. Some faithful Awfully Good readers gave me more than I bargained for. Ed (1996) Director: Bill Couturié Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Jack Warden, Jim Caviezel Joey from "Friends" plays baseball with a monkey. You may or may not remember Ed. It was one of many movies during Hollywood's mid-90s simian preoccupation that gave us stuff like Dunston Checks In, Born To Be Wild and the Thora...
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