Category Archives: Film and Television

Opening: “The Meg” in Theaters Everywhere (8/10/2018)

Over the past couple of weeks here in my Media Metropolis, I can tell you that the summer heat has been sweltering and the humidity is enough to make you stay in the house with a giant glass of iced tea in front of your air conditioner while watching your favorite programming on whatever streaming service you prefer. It’s also hot enough to set up a base camp at the nearest beach but I should warn you that you just might have a little company if you do that. Sure, “Shark Week” might have ended a couple of weeks ago but now it’s time for the Carcharodon megalodon to show you he means business. Warner Brothers Pictures “The Meg” opens today in theaters everywhere. Here’s the theatrical poster, some premise and the casting.

The Premise: Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it – an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean – carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard – he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon – the largest marine predator that ever existed – still be alive … and on the hunt? (c/o IMDB).
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Sink Your Teeth Into “The Meg” Promotional Posters (Opens Friday)

The new Warner Brothers Pictures release is “The Meg” and it features a gigantic prehistoric shark known as the “Carcharocles Megalodon” and it opens on Friday. I was going to wait until the “Release” posting to share these posters but when my friend shared a live video to her Facebook stream that showed a really big shark in the waters of Brighton Beach with dozens of swimmers nearby I decided to post them today in advance. Gauging from the fast moving clip the shark did look big and was likely a Great White but the nearby people did seem to get out of the water without incident. That was GOOD thing for sure. So let’s begin with the “Coming Soon” poster that I first shared in the trailer narrative and once the premise of the new film has gone by you can check the rest of them out.

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The Premise: Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it – an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean – carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard – he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon – the largest marine predator that ever existed – still be alive … and on the hunt? (c/o IMDB).
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Opening: “Christopher Robin” in Theaters Everywhere (8/3/2018)

The Disney Studios keep dishing out some quality live-action films based on their greatest animated features of the past. One of the most timeless of them all is surely “The Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh” and now, many years after that film comes “Christopher Robin” which opens today in theaters everywhere. I’ve embedded the official theatrical poster below along with reminder premise and casting. Take a look.

The Plot: Christopher Robin, the little boy from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, is now all grown up and has lost all sense of imagination. Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood re-enter Christopher’s life to help him find it again. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast/Characters:
Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin
Orton O’Brien as young Christopher Robin
Hayley Atwell as Evelyn Robin
Bronte Carmichael as Madeline Robin
Mark Gatiss as Giles Winslow
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The CW Network Trailers Are Revealed @ SDCC 2018

During last weeks Comic Con International: San Diego, the trailers came flying at us with reckless abandon and though I’ve added a “Film and Television” Category to “The Chronicles”, the demands on my time with PiercingMetal along with the fact that I am actually just back from a quick vacation with family finds me utilizing the tactic that I recently adopted for the Warner Brothers Pictures trailers. All of the trailer links below are from The CW Network who as most of you know is the home of a number of DC Comics themed shows. Clicking the logo of the series will bring you over to PiercingMetal.com where each show gets its own narrative. Let’s go.

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The Warner Brothers Pictures Trailers Are Revealed @ SDCC 2018

For the last few days, the Comic Con International: San Diego was taking over the San Diego Convention Center and one of the things that I look forward to from this massive event are the movie and television trailers that get revealed here. Three films that I was most interested in getting a glimpse at were coming from Warner Brothers Pictures with “Godzilla: King Of Monsters”, “SHAZAM!” and “Aquaman”. I didn’t attend this event and am actually enjoying some vacation time with my family. With that being said, I am using The Chronicles to direct you over to the individual posts about each of those films. Just click on the respective logo to be brought to them on the PiercingMetal.com website. I’ll begin with “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” since this was the one that I was most excited about.

Next up, another installment in the DC Extended Universe with “Aquaman” who we all “met” in surveillance video during “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice”. The King Of The Seven Seas would be a key factor in the “Justice League” film and probably one of its better inclusions. The reports were flying about this being a standalone film like “Wonder Woman” was and not truly connected to the DCEU but that is likely rambling since on many fronts they don’t know what they are doing in this connected universe.

Another superhero movies comes with DC Entertainment’s own Captain Marvel who is NOT being referred to as such in his film to avoid confusion with the Marvel Studios “Captain Marvel” film which will also come out in 2019. Instead, behold “SHAZAM!” (the magical phrase that transforms young Billy Batson into the World’s Mightiest Mortal).

Piercing Ken Thoughts: Normally I wouldn’t lump all of the trailers into one post, but this missive is more of a glorified traffic sign used to direct you to longer summaries over on PiercingMetal. Now that there is a “Film and Television” Category of its own on “The Chronicles”, I will be using it for films of this type and more as often as time permits. The time factor during my vacation found me needing to offer them up like this. While I prefer any lengthy comments be left on the PiercingMetal.com website under the respective narrative, readers of “The Chronicles” are welcome to let us know which of these films they are most excited about. Until we meet again.

Official Film Wikipedia:
Aquaman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaman_(film)
Godzilla: King Of Monsters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla:_King_of_the_Monsters_(2019_film)
SHAZAM!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shazam!_(film)