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Golden Trailer Awards: ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Takes Best In Show Honor

Golden Trailer Awards: ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Takes Best In Show Honor
The Golden Trailer Awards, which honor the best trailers in movie and TV/streaming marketing, awarded Paramount’s A Quiet Place: Part II its marquee Best of Show honor Thursday night during a ceremony in Greenville, Tn.

The awards, founded and run by sisters Evelyn Brady-Watters and Monica Brady, returned after pausing for a year because of the Covid pandemic, with last night’s ceremony honoring campaigns and the companies behind them culled from a widened eligibility window for content created between April 2019-April 2021.

That meant winners in the 16 categories revealed onstage included recent releases like Black Widow and F9 but also the likes of Joker, Uncut Gems, Queen & Slim and Jojo Rabbit, which also took honors last night at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. There were also a slew of non-show category winners announced from Trashiest Trailer to the Don Lafontaine Award for Best Voice Over (see the full
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Comic Book Preview – DC’s Checkmate #1

Comic Book Preview – DC’s Checkmate #1
DC’s six-issue limited series Checkmate begins this Tuesday, and we’ve got the preview of the first issue for you here to whet your appetite; take a look here… From the award-winning creative team behind last year’s Event Leviathan comes the next surprising chapter in DC Comics’ deadliest saga. Leviathan has agents and acolytes all over […]

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Aamir Khan to play chess against Vishwanathan Anand in ‘Checkmate Covid’ event

Aamir Khan to play chess against Vishwanathan Anand in ‘Checkmate Covid’ event
Coronavirus Organised by Chess.com in association with Akshaya Patra Foundation, the fundraiser for Covid-19 relief will feature five celebrities playing against Vishwanathan Anand.Tnm StaffPTIAmid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, many celebrities and collectives have stepped forward to organise fundraisers and events so that the proceeds can be donated to people in need. Chess.com, which had organised an event called 'Checkmate Covid' to help members of the chess community affected by Covid-19, has come up with the celebrity edition of the same event. Scheduled to take place on June 13, the event will feature leading Indian celebrities playing half hour simultaneous games against five-time world champion and Indian chess grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand. Chess.com will reveal the guests from their celebrity lineup with every milestone donation they hit. “India's Biggest Ever Chess Fundraising Event Is Here! Wondering what those shadows represent? They are some of India's well
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Drummer Phil Jones on His Years With Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Roy Orbison

Drummer Phil Jones on His Years With Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Roy Orbison
Rolling Stone interview series Unknown Legends features long-form conversations between senior writer Andy Greene and veteran musicians who have toured and recorded alongside icons for years, if not decades. All are renowned in the business, but some are less well known to the general public. Here, these artists tell their complete stories, giving an up-close look at life on music’s A list. This edition features drummer Phil Jones.

Only the most devoted Tom Petty fans are aware of the role that drummer-percussionist Phil Jones played in the singer-songwriter’s career,
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The Suicide Squad: Who is John Cena’s Peacemaker?

The Suicide Squad: Who is John Cena’s Peacemaker?
With the news that John Cena is playing Peacemaker in the upcoming James Gunn sequel, The Suicide Squad, it’s worth examining who the character is and how he got to the movie. The easy answer is he jumped backwards out of a balloon to assassinate the president, and in case you can’t tell, I’m really excited to talk about Multiversity again.

Who Is Peacemaker?

He’s The Comedian.

Seriously, Peacemaker was the character Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons based The Comedian on in Watchmen. He was one of the Charlton characters purchased by DC in the ‘80s, introduced to the DC Universe post-Crisis on Infinite Earths. He was originally created in the mid ‘60s in a backup strip with Fightin 5, and never really made that much of an impression. But even though he wouldn’t have the impact that his Watchmen analogue would, he sill managed to
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Suicide Squad 2 Full Cast and Character Lineup Revealed at DC Fandome

Suicide Squad 2 Full Cast and Character Lineup Revealed at DC Fandome
At DC Fandome’s panel for The Suicide Squad, Warner Brothers and the crew of the movie finally revealed all of the returning characters for the upcoming movie, and I still can’t believe we’re finally getting big screen Arm Fall Off Boy. Also Harley Quinn is back.

Returning from the first movie are several characters: Harley Quinn, played almost perfectly (twice!) by Margot Robbie; Boomerang gets to be a Captain in this movie, played by Jai Courtney; Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller; and Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg. But it’s the new cast members who are big surprises.

Check out this stylish video revealing who everybody’s playing. It’s pretty great. Then we’ll help explain who is who.

John Cena joins the movie as Peacemaker. We’ll have more on him soon, but he’s a Captain America-type heavily involved in the super spy agencies of the DC universe.
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Watch Lamb of God’s Pandemic-Themed ‘Memento Mori’ Video

Watch Lamb of God’s Pandemic-Themed ‘Memento Mori’ Video
Lamb of God’s new video for the chest-thumping single “Memento Mori” — which will appear on their upcoming self-titled LP — focuses on a man unaware of a deadly virus spreading across the world.

Singer Randy Blythe says he came up with the concept for the video months before the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s still anxiety-inducing to see the clip’s protagonist falling asleep while the news is on, only to watch a legion of demon zombies — which look like something out of the horror movie Nightbreed — pursuing him as
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Megadeth, Lamb of God Plot Sprawling Co-Headlining Tour

Megadeth, Lamb of God Plot Sprawling Co-Headlining Tour
Megadeth and Lamb of God will team up for a massive co-headlining North American tour this year.

The 55-date trek will be split into two legs, the first of which kicks off June 12th at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and wraps August 1st at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California. The second run launches October 2nd at iTHINK Financial Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida, and runs through November 13th at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada.

In addition to Megadeth and Lamb of God, the tour
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Video: Check Out “Checkmate” Lamb Of God’s First New Music in 5 Years

Lamb of God has revealed a brand new single and video, “Checkmate,” from the band’s first release in five years and the first to feature new drummer Art Cruz. The self-titled Lamb Of God is due out May 8th via Epic Records. Watch “Checkmate” now embedded […]

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‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams Nabs 71st Grammy Nom 58 Years After His First

Composer John Williams received two Grammy nominations, as announced yesterday, bringing his grand total to 71 nominations, with 24 wins to date.

Williams was nominated in the composing and arranging field. His “Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite,” written for the new “Star Wars”-themed park at Disneyland, was nominated for best instrumental composition, while his arrangement of “Hedwig’s Theme,” the best-known piece from the “Harry Potter” films, for violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter’s all-Williams album, was cited for best instrumental arrangement.

According to official Grammy statistics, these are the legendary film composer’s 70th and 71st nominations.

Surprisingly, considering his 58-year history of Grammy attention (dating back to his 1961 nod for his TV score “Checkmate”), he is not the most-nominated film composer. He is now just one nomination behind his colleague Henry Mancini, who amassed 72 nominations before his death in 1994.

Quincy Jones – who sometimes toiled alongside Williams during their Universal Television stints
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DC Comics November Solicitations

Once again, a look into the future, with some very interesting looks at the past, including the reprinting of a comic that was never released in America in the first place, the infamous Elseworlds 80 Page Giant that was pulped because of concerns about Superman’s babysitter.

And of course, a whole lot of #3 issues, which is traditionally the issue where Spider-Man guest stars.

Shall we? Surely!

As usual, spoilers may lurk beyond this point.

Justice League #3

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

1:25 Variant cover by Greg Capullo

1:200 B&W Variant cover by Jim Lee

On sale November 16 • 40 pg, Fc, $3.99 Us • Rated T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 Us

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee continue to make history as they unleash the amazing Amazon,
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Hollywood Writer/Producer Berg Dies After Fall

  • WENN
The patriarch of Hollywood's Berg family, Dick Berg, has died after a fall at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.

A TV and movie writer and producer, Berg died on Tuesday.

Born in New York in 1922, he arrived in Hollywood in the early 1940s and became a dialogue coach for movie cowboy Roy Rogers.

But writing was his first love and many of his early scripts were turned into dramas for the Kraft Television Theatre and Robert Montgomery Presents series in the U.S.

By the late 1950s, Berg was an in-demand writer in Tinseltown and enjoyed careers at leading studios MGM, 20th Century Fox and Universal, where he created detective drama Johnny Staccato starring John Cassavetes.

He moved into TV production in the 1960s at Universal and was the man behind shows like Checkmate and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, which offered aspiring writers the chance to get their original teleplays aired.

By the end of the 1960s, Berg was producing films like House of Cards and Counterpoint and TV movies and mini-series such as Wallenberg,The Martian Chronicles and Elmore Leonard's Pronto.

A former president of the Hollywood Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Berg was presented with the American Film Institute's Charles Fries Producer of the Year Award in 2000.

Berg also succeeded as a father - his sons are A. Scott Berg, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Jeff, who is chairman of International Creative Management (Icm) talent agency; Tony, a record producer and executive; and Rick, a manager and producer.

Lee Marvin's "M Squad"- The Complete Series Comes To DVD

  • CinemaRetro
The latest is the seemingly endless string of irresistible DVD collections comes from the good folks at Timeless Video, who have distinguished themselves with some first-class releases of vintage TV series. The latest is their most impressive yet: the 1950s crime series M Squad which helped groom Lee Marvin from supporting actor to leading man presence. Marvin is the stalwart Lt. Frank Ballinger, a Chicago cop who is so unrelentingly serious that he makes Jack Webb look like Richard Simmons. The series was part of the wave of crime shows that flooded the networks during this era, and M Squad was one of the best. The show ran three seasons and was compromised only by the half-hour time running time which made for some abbreviated storylines. The series is a gem in terms of the kinds of cornball cliches that have become part of our pop culture. I always assumed
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