Category Archives: Pop Culture

Former Kittie/Suicide City Bassist Ms. Jenncity (Jennifer Arroyo) Will Be On “Big Brother”

I’m not too sure about how many of the PiercingMetal Musings blog readers are fans of Reality Television shows but there just might be a few of you out there and based on one of the participants on the “Big Brother” program this season I am posting a blurb blog note for you all to be aware of. It seems that the popular CBS television show is getting a dose of Metal this coming season by bringing Miss Jennifer Arroyo into the house. This will be the second “Metal Person” to compete with the first being Adam Poch who while I do not know personally, does know many of my Metal circle people. To my knowledge Jennifer will be the first musician of note to play.

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Opening Today: “The Amazing Spider-Man” (7/3/2012)

It’s time to spin that web but first a classic song for sure…….

“Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size, catches thieves just like flies….Look out! Here comes a Spider-Man. Is he strong listen bud, he’s got radioactive blood. Can he swing, on a thread? Take a look overhead, hey there….there goes a Spider-Man. In the chill of night, at the scene of a crime, like a streak of light he arrives just in time…..Spider-Man, Spider-Man, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man; Wealth and fame. He’s ignored. Action is his reward. To him, life is a great big bang up. Whenever there’s a hang up; You’ll find the Spider man”.

Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Max Charles portrayed Peter Parker as a 5-year-old.
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard
Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy
Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben Parker
Sally Field as Aunt May Parker
Irrfan Khan as Dr. Rajit Ratha
Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson
Campbell Scott and Embeth Davidtz as Richard and Mary Parker
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Non-Spoiler Thoughts On “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

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It’s very seldom that I get to see a movie on it’s opening day but I made an exception with this one since I was really dying to see a film after having been put off on what “Prometheus” was all about from far too many of my friends in the media realm. Granted a few of my buddies enjoyed it, but the real Science Fiction and Comic Book purveyors that I confide in all left me feeling I would be disappointed. That one we wait for DVD I guess. Anyways, the trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” struck me as interesting and rather clever so I marked it on my calendar to see and this afternoon I did just that.

The film presents the secret life of our nations beloved 16th President who ends up becoming a vampire slayer as he seeks revenge for the murder of a loved one. The core of the film takes place in his life as a young man and there is a lot of action, a decent amount of vampire gore and some really cool special effects. Without going too deeply into the plot, the story illustrates how vampires had infected our still young country and were a menace that needed to be eliminated at all costs. We see how they added extra menace in the Civil War and seek to make the United States of America a country of vampires. That’s all I am saying about the plot since this is even the Wikipedia entry for the film spoils the whole thing. Check out the trailer link that was posted HERE to see some of what I am outlining here.

Benjamin Walker plays Lincoln while Dominic Cooper is Sturgess, his trainer in the art of hunting vampires. Rufus Sewell does a great job as Adam, the sinister leader of the vampire hordes in this Tim Burton/Timur Bekmambetov co-produced bit of coolness. When we were in the theater I had to admit that I originally thought that this might have been based on a comic book but I was incorrect. There is an actual book which was written by Seth Grahame-Smith and he also adapted the screenplay for the film which was a pleasant surprise. To me that means that the film is a lot closer to the book than you might have gotten otherwise. You can order a copy via below. I know I am going to do that soon, and definitely will be picking up this movie on Blu-ray when it is released. I still have a few weeks to wait before “The Amazing Spider-Man” is released but I can honestly say that this is a two thumbs up recommendation and a hell of a good ride from beginning to end. Perhaps I need to say “two-horns up” since we are a Metal site after all.

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Now Playing: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (6/22/2012)

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It was only a few short months ago when we shared the Official Trailer for the film “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and if you didn’t see that post here on the blog, just click HERE to be on point about this film. It opens up today in theaters around the country so check your local listings for the best times if it interests you at all.

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The Plot: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
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Presenting DC Comics “The New 52”: The Third Wave

I’ve been reviewing as many of the titles as possible here on the PiercingMetal Musings blog for the big September 2011 initiative by DC Comics that they called “The New 52” and now that the first and second wave have passed it is time for, yep you guessed it, the Third Wave. It sure seems kind of soon but oh well, I am not in charge of how they do things over at DC Comics. So what does this one entail? Well according to what I have read the latest titles to get the chopping block are “Justice League International”, “Captain Atom”, “Resurrection Man”, and “Voodoo”. I was always kind of 50/50 on these books in the first place and am not surprised to see some of them go. I did enjoy “JLI” and “Resurrection Man” but even the redo of this last character was better the first time around. “Captain Atom” kind of lost me, and “Voodoo” never really did it for me. Sorry to those creative teams who put them out there, I mean no offense to your work. I guess I am getting fussy about what I sit down and read these days.

The other day DC Comics let on what the Third Wave of titles would be and those are “Talon”, “Sword of Sorcery”, “Phantom Stranger”, and “Team 7”. Let’s look at where they will land as far as the existing family of titles go. Nothing is being added to the Justice League, Young Justice, Green Lantern or Superman titles with this bunch but “Talon” falls to the “Batman” related titles and now gives that family of releases thirteen titles. Holy printing press Batman that is a lot of titles to keep up on. One title joins “The Edge” roster and two more become part of “The Dark”.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: What do I think for this go round? I’m curious about how “The Phantom Stranger” will do in a full on title because the overall mysterious nature of the character leaves him to be most exciting when used in a sparing fashion. “Sword Of Sorcery” brings back Amethyst Princess Of Gemworld to the DC Universe and offers a backing feature with Beowulf. As far as Team 7 goes, I am not sure. I was only ever a casual fan of the title when it was originally in the Wildstorm world so let’s see what happens. What do you readers think?

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