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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.

Now Playing: “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” in Theaters Everywhere (5/17/2019)

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Though I initially began sharing items about the “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” film here on “The Chronicles”, the more I thought about it, the more I realized it was more up the alley of my PiercingMetal.com readers. That said, the other trailers, posters and TV Spots can be enjoyed by clicking HERE. It will launch a new window for you to peruse at your leisure. This Lionsgate Films feature opens today in theaters everywhere.

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Premise: Still on the run following his assassination of Santino D’Antonio in the Continental, and with a $14 million global contract on him, Jonathan “John” Wick is banned from every Continental service, which forces him to fight his way out of New York City with the help of a hitwoman who still trusts him.
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2019 MTV TV & Movie Awards Full Nominees List

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The nominees for the 2019 MTV TV and Movie Awards were recently revealed and as expected, I am sharing them with you fine readers so you can see which of your favorites is in line to be honored or to rant about your favorites being excluded from the mix. Here we go with the full list of nominees.

BEST MOVIE:
“Avengers: Endgame”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
“Us”

BEST SHOW:
“Big Mouth”
“Game of Thrones”
“Riverdale”
“Schitt’s Creek”
“The Haunting of Hill House”

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE:
Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter) – “The Hate U Give”
Lady Gaga (Ally) – “A Star is Born”
Lupita Nyong’o (Red) – “Us”
Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury) – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Sandra Bullock (Malorie) – “Bird Box”
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Goodnight To “Tardar Sauce” aka “Grumpy Cat” (2012-2019)

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Hello my friends, its with great sadness that I share the news about the recent passing of the beloved feline Internet sensation “Grumpy Cat”. Her real name was Tardar Sauce and the tweet from her loving family can be found below.

I loved everything about Grumpy Cat and thought all of the plush items and other signature things I would see at Toy Fair were terrific and made the world smile just a little bit more than normal. I even got to meet her at the 2014 Toy Fair which you can see in this photo below that was shot by our friend Skeleton Pete Parrella. As she was sleeping mostly and content we were not permitted to pet her or disturb her. This was at the Gund booth who had a nice line of plush creations with her stern visage on them. They were adorable but this would be the only time that I would get to see her in person.

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On behalf of “The Chronicles” Of Piercing Ken, we wish the family the deepest of condolences during this hard time. As a cat owner who has gone through this a number of times already I know just how heartbreaking it can be. Rest in Peace Grumpy Cat, and thank you for bringing the world a little closer together with your adventures. You’ll be missed for sure.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumpy_Cat
Official Website: https://www.grumpycats.com/shop

Disney Presents: “Maleficent Mistress Of Evil” Teaser Trailer

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Since sequels no longer really surprise me I’m going to leave it at that and especially since I really enjoyed the first “Maleficent” film and seeing Jolie in the role. The Walt Disney Pictures “Maleficent Mistress Of Evil” has its first teaser trailer clip and its below for you to peruse on this gloomy Tuesday morning. Take a look.

The Synopsis: A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent II continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen, as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. (c/o Walt Disney Pictures)
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Bryant Park Movie Nights 2019 Screenings Revealed

Here at the Media Command HQ we just love the movies. Love, love, love the movies and with so many superhero and action flicks being released I’ve spent quite a few afternoons enjoying a matinee. With “Godzilla King Of The Monsters”, “Dark Phoenix” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” being released soon, I will have a lot to address on that end. Every year, the folks at Bryant Park open up their lawn and set up the big screen for a bunch of free movie screenings. Check out the rundown for this summer down below.

The Press Release:
Bring a blanket and sit on the Lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a feature film. Lawn opens 5pm and film begins at sunset. Movie Nights are presented by Netflix with support from Chandon and Vulture. Enjoy the show! Food items for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace.

Summer 2019 Movie Line-up:

June 10: “Big” – Starring Tom Hanks and directed by Penny Marshall

June 17: “Big Daddy” – Starring Adam Sandler and directed by Dennis Dugan

June 24: Fan Choice: Vote on Twitter @vulture starting June 3
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