All posts by Ken Pierce

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.

Now Streaming: “The Christmas Chronicles 2” on Netflix (11/25/2020)

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Hello my friends, I am leading you into the holiday celebrations with the news that the Netflix Original feature “The Christmas Chronicles 2” will be available for streaming at the time that you are reading this post. I’ve already shared the films Official Trailer so click HERE if you didn’t see it. This fun film stars Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn as Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

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The Story: It’s been two years since siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack. Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus.
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Presenting: Full 48th Annual American Music Awards Winners

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Hello again my friends and welcome back to “The Chronicles” where I am serving up another Awards Show rundown. What you have here are the winners of the recently finished American Music Awards that where broadcast from the Microsoft Theatre and hosted by Taraji P. Henson. Though I recorded the program to breeze through with the morning coffee, I didn’t tune in as they aired as I got caught up watching the amazing “Avengers: Infinity War” film. Let’s take a look at the winners now shall we?

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
WINNER – Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Lewis Capaldi
WINNER – Doja Cat
DaBaby
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Megan Thee Stallion
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Mattel Reveals “Barbie Extra” Fashion Dolls

Hey friends, when we last brought up Mattel’s “Barbie” it was to celebrate the Elton John edition and that particular item has been flying off the shelves in record numbers. I hope that you got one if you wanted it because it seems like its a highly priced collectible at this point. Now I am returning to discuss a brand-new line for the famed fashion doll – The Extra editions. Take a look at the copy and images from Mattel resources.

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The Press Release:
Each Barbie Extra doll rocks their own unique style that’s playful and over-the-top. Barbie Extra dolls offer an exciting fashion and styling play experience with posable, articulated bodies. When it comes to fashion, Barbie Extra has a “more is more” attitude- even their pets are oh-so EXTRA! The dolls embody everything fun: glitter, gummy bears, emojis, bright colors and iridescent shimmer — bringing EXTRA vibes wherever they go! Barbie Extra lets girls dial up their self-expression and fashion fantasy play by showing them anyone can be a trendsetter.

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Barbie Extra Doll #1 GVR04:
* Afro puffs and braided hair details
* Wearing a rainbow fur coat and matching athleisure red top and shorts set, with glittered boots and real socks
* Accessories include sunglasses that read “shine bright” and a cloud-shaped purse
* Pet poodle has star-shaped sunglasses, wears puppy heels, and comes with a puppy purse filled with puppy treats
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Presenting: 46th People’s Choice Awards Winners

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Good morning my fine readers and Happy Monday to you all. So last night the winners were announced for the 46th Annual People’s Choice Awards and some of you might remember that back in October I helped laud the nominations list. If you don’t, that’s more than alright because the world is such a chaotic place these days that we are bound to forget such trivialities. I didn’t watch it live since I had quite a list of things to do last night but the show was done live and hosted by Demi Lovato at the Barker Hanger in California. To keep this easier for you to digest, I’ve left the nominated as well. Let’s take a look.

Movie of the Year:
WINNER – Bad Boys for Life
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Extraction
Hamilton
Project Power
The Invisible Man
The Old Guard
Trolls World Tour

Comedy Movie:
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Like A Boss
WINNER – The Kissing Booth 2
The King of Staten Island
The Lovebirds
The Wrong Missy
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
Bill & Ted Face the Music
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Presenting: The 2020 Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominees

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Hello my dear readers, I am back with another Awards Show nominations rundown and this time we are hitting the stand out stuff on the independent side with the annual Gotham Awards who just released their list of nominees. This is only the second time that I’ve shared The Gotham Awards here on “The Chronicles” and its awesome to add them to the mix of these sort of narratives. As mentioned last year (if you should remember), I don’t usually get to sit and enjoy too many indie features based on the itinerary I keep on the geek side but there are a few films from this past year that have piqued my interest. Take a look at the list down below and I will be back to close it all up at the end. Enjoy.

Best Feature:
The Assistant
First Cow
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Nomadland
Relic

Best Documentary:
76 Days
City Hall
Our Time Machine
A Thousand Cuts
Time
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