Though it’s been a few months since the last reference, I’ve posted about the film “Glass” a couple of times already in posts about the First Trailer and the Second Trailer which you can enjoy by clicking the hyperlinked text. Each of them feature some cool promotional posters so do take a moment to do that and to refresh yourself with the film that brings M Night Shyamalan’s trilogy to its close. “Glass” opens today in theaters everywhere so let’s review the main poster, premise and casting.
Premise: Following the conclusion of Split, David Dunn pursues Kevin Wendell Crumb’s superhuman persona of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price, going by “Mr. Glass”, emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde
Bruce Willis as David Dunn
Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass
Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke
Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple
Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn
Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. Price
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As it turns out I never did manage to get to see “Split” despite the most valiant of efforts. My initial plan was to watch “Unbreakable” again and then follow it with the next “chapter” so to speak now that we all know they are connected but the holidays took over so much of my time and well, here we are. It’s okay though because I will be up to speed eventually and since I didn’t love “Unbreakable” in the first place, I’m not too worried about when that happens. Right now I am pretty much ensconced in the planning for the February Toy Fair and all of the news that will need to be shared here from that convention and let’s not leave out the excitement for the upcoming Marvel Studios films of “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” whose trailers can be conveniently viewed by clicking the titles. Considering when those last reveals were one has to assume a new clip or two is in order but I digress, this is a post about “Glass” and I wonder how interested you are in seeing it early in its theatrical run. Please chime in down below with your thoughts and before you leave enjoy some additional promotional posters. Remember, no spoilers if you do see it but please do say whether you liked or disliked it.
The winners are in for the 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards and while we didn’t get to watch the broadcast and see the prizes doled out; I wanted to be sure to include the rundown for those who also missed it and have been enjoying our regular shares of the assorted awards shows. I’ve left the other nominees in my list as well so you can see who they were up against. Let’s go through the list beginning with the winners of the film categories.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns WINNER: ROMA
A Star Is Born
Best Actor: WINNER: Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Ryan Gosling, First Man
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Last night, the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were handed out for excellence in television and film for the previous year (in this case 2018). The program was hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh and while we couldn’t tune in based on covering a rousing Heavy Metal show for the PiercingMetal.com side of the fence, I present to you the full list of nominees and who won out at the end of the day. There were some nice surprises for sure. Check it out.
* Film * Best Picture — Drama
BlacKkKlansman WINNER – Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born
Best Picture — Comedy or Musical
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite WINNER – Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Hey there readers, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very “Merry Christmas” if you are celebrating the holiday with us today.
For those celebrating Christmas, I hope that you have gotten and given out some nice presents for those who are in your circle and also that you’ve extended the kindness to a needy cause of some kind. If you haven’t, I am sure you can find some unused and in good condition clothes for a shelter, or toys for some kind of drive and maybe even old books to the library or a place like Housing Works where all the money goes for a great cause. Maybe feed a stray cat or consider adopting one that might be good company for your family for life. I know my Spooke will get some additional treats today and last night I left a big helping of food for these two related cats near my building but I digress. For this years photo, I’ve lightly modified the leather jacket from the way it has generally looked during the Trans-Siberian Orchestra shows. I used to add a few more ornaments on it, but several have broken over the years and just this past Saturday I learned that the flashing lights are NOT permitted in the arena. Oddly enough I wore them last year but the times they are a changing. I fear next year is going to be the Santa hat and the stocking only but oh well, this angle had a good run. Spooke on the other hand felt that her little Santa hat was all that she needed. Considering she is going to be “17” in early 2019 she can do whatever she likes.
Thanks so much for spending some time with me here on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken”, there has really been a lot of fun adventures and visuals to share with you and there is still time before the year leaves us to its successor so who knows what else I will find to share. Remember to Follow or Like us on the main Social Networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I used them extensively when out and about and would love you to be along with me for the ride. Merry Christmas.
As you’ve most probably surmised, today is a BIG day for movie releases because we’ve already announced that “Aquaman” has opened along with the recently premiered “Mortal Engines” and “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”. Now I bring you the news that “Bumblebee” is opening up as well. If you’ve missed the trailer for this one somehow just click HERE to see that post over on my PiercingMetal website and BTW, clicking the names of those other films will open up tabs with the related content for your added enjoyment.
The Synopsis: Twenty years before the events of the first film, in 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town junkyard, where a teenage girl named Charlie Watson takes him in. However, the two of them soon find themselves hunted by a Government Agency known as Sector Seven, lead by Agent Burns. As they run from society, the two learn that Bee isn’t the only Transformer on Earth, and that the others might not be as friendly. (thanks Wiki). Continue reading Now Playing: “Bumblebee” in Theaters Everywhere (12/21/2018)→