Category Archives: Pop Culture

Now In Theaters: “Sonic The Hedgehog” (2/14/2020)

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Back in November, the world got a brand-new Official Trailer for the Paramount PIctures release “Sonic The Hedgehog” and since that time a number of TV Spots have been revealed as well. Just click the highlighted text in the event that you’d like to see any of that stuff. The all-ages adventure film opens today in theaters everywhere so let’s take a look at the official poster, premise and casting one more time.

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The Plot: Sonic, a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog from an alternate dimension, comes to Earth to escape malevolent forces that seek to harness his power of super-speed. After accidentally causing a massive power outage while hiding out in the town of Green Hills, Montana, Sonic is targeted by the government who then hire the tyrannical roboticist Dr. Robotnik to hunt him down. Meanwhile, Green Hills sheriff Tom Wachowski meets Sonic and decides to help him evade capture, collect his rings, and stop Robotnik from using Sonic’s powers for world domination.
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Mattel Reveals New Barbie “Fashionista” Diversity Line For 2020

As the annual Toy Fair approaches, so do the announcements from the makes of awesome products like the folks at Mattel who continually offer us worlds or wonder with their Barbie line (like the “Star Wars” and “David Bowie” ones from last year). Check out this latest bit of news.

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The Press Release:
Yesterday, the ultimate girls empowerment brand – Barbie – announcd its 2020 Fashionistas line. Over the past five years, the line has evolved to be more reflective of the world girls see around them by introducing more than 170+ new looks. For 2020, Barbie is continuing the journey to represent global diversity and inclusivity in the fashion doll aisle by showcasing a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion by adding: a doll with skin condition vitiligo, a doll with no hair, a doll with a darker skin tone that uses a gold prosthetic limb, Ken with long rooted hair (all for the first-time).

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Barbie “Fashionista” Line 2020 c/o Mattel

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Presenting The Winners Of The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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The winners of the Screen Actors Guild awards were just handed out during a broadcast that was aired on TNT and as promised, I’ve shared the full winners list with you all. To make it easier to see who was beaten in the assorted categories I’ve left the nominees in the rundown as well. The bolded and highlighted items are your winners. Have at it.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
CHRISTIAN BALE / Ken Miles – “FORD v FERRARI”
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Rick Dalton — “ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD”
ADAM DRIVER / Charlie Barber – “MARRIAGE STORY”
TARON EGERTON / Elton John – “ROCKETMAN”
WINNER – JOAQUIN PHOENIX / Arthur Fleck – “JOKER”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
CYNTHIA ERIVO / Harriet/Minty – “HARRIET”
SCARLETT JOHANSSON / Nicole Barber – “MARRIAGE STORY”
LUPITA NYONG’O / Adelaide Wilson/Red – “US”
CHARLIZE THERON / Megyn Kelly – “BOMBSHELL”
WINNER – RENÉE ZELLWEGER / Judy Garland – “JUDY”
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Paramount Pictures: “Sonic The Hedgehog” TV Spots & Featurettes

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Back in November I shared what amounted to be the brand-new Official Trailer for the upcoming Paramount Pictures release “Sonic The Hedgehog”. This new trailer came out because there was a massive public outcry about the character looking “too human”. Though I am generally right on top of posting trailer things, I was glad that I was late for that first one since the hoot and hollering found it going away and being redone. It would have been a lot of unnecessary work amounting to no clip in the post. You can click the highlighted text at the beginning of this paragraph to see the new one and then we can get down to business on these TV Spots and Featurettes. For this film I decided to include the two different items in one longer running post for ease of enjoyment. I’ve found that doing it like this worked out great for posts about “Avengers: Endgame” and “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” which I ran on the PiercingMetal.com website. I’ll start this speedy bit of fun with one of the promotional posters and the premise before I get into the clips for your viewing pleasure. At the last of them I will repeat the casting for good measure. Let’s race….

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The Plot: Sonic, a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog from an alternate dimension, comes to Earth to escape malevolent forces that seek to harness his power of super-speed. After accidentally causing a massive power outage while hiding out in the town of Green Hills, Montana, Sonic is targeted by the government who then hire the tyrannical roboticist Dr. Robotnik to hunt him down. Meanwhile, Green Hills sheriff Tom Wachowski meets Sonic and decides to help him evade capture, collect his rings, and stop Robotnik from using Sonic’s powers for world domination.
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Here’s The Complete Golden Globe 2020 Winners List

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Hello again my friends, we have arrived at the day when the winners of the 2020 Golden Globe Awards are announced and I am getting this information to you as fast as humanly possible. I actually was editing the list while the program aired. It was hosted by Ricky Gervaise and while I was interested in watching the whole thing in full, I had too much else on the plate to simply focus on more than updating the assorted categories with the winner names. As you will see down below, I’ve also left the nominees for each of the category so you will have a talking point if your favorite was overlooked. It’s a long list but some of these are and that’s fine with me. It keeps you on the website a little longer which we always enjoy. So without further adieu……presenting your winners of the Golden Globe Awards.

Best Motion Picture – Drama:
“The Irishman” (Netflix)
“Marriage Story” (Netflix)
WINNER – “1917” (Universal)
“Joker” (Warner Bros.)
“The Two Popes” (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)
Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”)
Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)
WINNER – Renée Zellweger (“Judy”)
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