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I'm a Freelance Music Photojournalist from NYC and Founder of the Heavy Metal website PiercingMetal.com; I created this blog site to showcase the other things in life that keep my interest or catch my attention. Believe me that is a lot of stuff to talk about when it comes down to it. I hope you enjoy what we are delivering because there is so much to share as a resident of this bustling metropolis.

Walt Disney Pictures: “Avengers: Endgame” Official Trailer (5/3/2019)

We have arrived at the first Official Trailer for the now titled sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” which is “Avengers: Endgame” and I love that as the films title. This is the one for all the marbles and to hopefully fix as much of the damage caused by Thanos when he snapped his fingers while wearing the fully loaded Infinity Gauntlet. Let’s take a look.

The Cast/Characters:
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange
Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine
Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther
Paul Bettany as Vision
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Benedict Wong as Wong
Pom Klementieff as Mantis
Karen Gillan as Nebula
Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Bradley Cooper as Rocket
Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts
Josh Brolin as Thanos
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp
Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel
Frank Grillo reprises his role as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones
Letitia Wright reprises her role as T’Challa’s sister Shuri
Hiroyuki Sanada and Katherine Langford have been cast in undisclosed roles
Stan Lee has a cameo in the film

PiercingMetal Thoughts: This was a seriously somber trailer and didn’t show too much action as much as it showed the characters dealing with the outcome from the preceding film. As you can see by the casting, just about everyone is going to be in this film and that makes me really excited for the promotional posters to come since I always share those. It was interesting to not see Captain Marvel at all in this first clip since we know she is a part of the solution and if you missed our showcase of that second trailer just click HERE to be up to date. I’ll close up by asking what you think about this and you can share your thoughts down in the comments below.

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Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avengers:_Endgame


Tumblr Is Cleaning Up Its Act!!!

Hey friends, just sharing the press release that was circulating yesterday about the Tumblr service which I know a lot of you still might be using to blog and share your photos outside of the confines of restricted mediums such as Facebook and Instagram. For those who are in the dark about the medium, it is essentially the place where one can post just about anything that they feel like posting and after December 17th that will still be possible – provided the “anything” is not viewed as Adult Content in nature. That means anything nekkid and for sure anything sexual in its post. Here is the press statement.

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The Press Release:
A better, more positive Tumblr Since its founding in 2007, Tumblr has always been a place for wide open, creative self-expression at the heart of community and culture. To borrow from our founder David Karp, we’re proud to have inspired a generation of artists, writers, creators, curators, and crusaders to redefine our culture and to help empower individuality.

Over the past several months, and inspired by our storied past, we’ve given serious thought to who we want to be to our community moving forward and have been hard at work laying the foundation for a better Tumblr. We’ve realized that in order to continue to fulfill our promise and place in culture, especially as it evolves, we must change. Some of that change began with fostering more constructive dialogue among our community members. Today, we’re taking another step by no longer allowing adult content, including explicit sexual content and nudity (with some exceptions).

Let’s first be unequivocal about something that should not be confused with today’s policy change: posting anything that is harmful to minors, including child pornography, is abhorrent and has no place in our community. We’ve always had and always will have a zero tolerance policy for this type of content. To this end, we continuously invest in the enforcement of this policy, including industry-standard machine monitoring, a growing team of human moderators, and user tools that make it easy to report abuse. We also closely partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Watch Foundation, two invaluable organizations at the forefront of protecting our children from abuse, and through these partnerships we report violations of this policy to law enforcement authorities. We can never prevent all bad actors from attempting to abuse our platform, but we make it our highest priority to keep the community as safe as possible.
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Marvel Studios “Captain Marvel” Official Trailer 2 (2019)

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It was pretty exciting news to learn that the second trailer for the upcoming Marvel Studio film “Captain Marvel” was going to air last night during the football game but I didn’t watch it there since I don’t follow any of that stuff at all.   I closely monitored the YouTube channels and now, without any further adieu, here is the latest trailer for Marvel’s “Captain Marvel”…..hold onto your hats!

The Premise: Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast/Characters:
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Ben Mendelsohn as Talos
Djimon Hounsou as Korath
Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau
Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva
Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass
Mckenna Grace as young Carol Danvers
Rune Temte as Bron-Char
Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
Jude Law as Mar-Vell/Walter Lawson
Additionally, Robert Kazinsky, Annette Bening, Vik Sahay, Colin Ford, and Chuku Modu have been cast in undisclosed roles.

Piercing Ken Thoughts:   I’m just going to repeat what I said on the same post that lives on PiercingMetal.com since I obviously feel the same way on this side of the creative coin.  With the first trailer I had said “Oh Marvel Studios it sure looks like you have done it again” and wow does this second trailer exceed all the expectations that I had from the first one. This looks like its going to blow our minds and do that necessary expanding of the Cosmic Universe in the MCU. Don’t even get me started on that amazing theatrical poster that led you into our closing editorial ramblings. Such color, such powerful visuals…..PSYCHED! Now that we are in December, this film will be here before you know it but of course still comes after the other action films we’ve recently been discussing like “Mortal Engines”, “Bumblebee”, “Aquaman” and that weirdness they are calling “Once Upon A Deadpool” (which is the PG cut of “Deadpool 2”). Clearly, 2019 is going to kick some serious cinema behind and now the countdown begins for the forthcoming trailer for “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” and “Avengers 4” (which still has no title). What did you readers think about the latest trailer? Do you love it or do you love it? Chime in down below in the comments and I shall see you next time.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(film)

Disney’s “The Lion King” Official Teaser Trailer (2019)

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When it comes to the Walt Disney animated classics, it seems as though all of them are getting a live-action reimagining. We’ve already seen “101 Dalmations” and most recently “The Jungle Book” and now its time for “The Lion King” to get his due. This film is coming in 2019 at some point and will be a combination of live-action and skilled CGI. The teaser trailer was just revealed yesterday and here I am with it for your enjoyment.

Voice Cast:
Donald Glover as Simba
JD McCrary as young Simba
Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
Billy Eichner as Timon
John Oliver as Zazu
Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala
Shahadi Wright Joseph as young Nala
James Earl Jones as Mufasa
John Kani as Rafiki
Florence Kasumba as Shenzi
Eric Andre as Azizi
Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
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“Happy Thanksgiving” 2018 My Friends

Hello my friends and a wish of “Happy Thanksgiving” to you and your families, if you are in the part of the world that is celebrating along with us today on this frigid NYC Day. It’s sooooo cold and winter is not even here yet so bundle up if you are on the East Coast and heading anywhere today such as the Macy’s Day parade. As this is a day to give thanks overall, I must share that I am very thankful for my own family, dear friends and those who take the time to peruse whatever I have decided to write about on “The Chronicles” or on PiercingMetal.com – All of you mean the world to me.

The world around us tends to remind us just how fleeting our time is with our loved ones and beloved pets so use that time wisely and treat each other well as much as possible. I’m not trying to be grim or anything as much as I am saying to be good to each other while it can be done. Hold the door for someone, donate food and clothes to a shelter, feed or rescue a stray cat or dog that you see all the time. It’s all going to make you feel better inside at the end of the day. Thanks once again, its time for me to brave the ever-changing schedule of the MTA as I head to relatives in another borough. I hope that you get to your own destination without incident today. Remember to never text and drive or take unnecessary phone calls. Unless you are Batman, no one needs to be called or messaged as you head somewhere. See you soon and by the way, this years photo was observed on a lawn in nearby Dyker Heights.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving