Watch Zack Snyder’s Army of The Dead Trailer

Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for Army of the Dead, an action heist pic set in Las Vegas during a large zombie outbreak.

Directed by Zack Snyder on a story concept from him, Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Army of the Dead follows the story of a man who recruits a group of mercenaries to pull off the ultimate heist amidst a zombie apocalypse.

Dave Bautista (My Spy) leads an ensemble roster of talent including Omari Hardwick (Spell), Tig Notaro (Instant Family), Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld), Raul Castillo (Vida), Nora Arnezeder (Zoo), Matthias Schweighöfer (The Manny), Ana de la Reguera (Goliath), Samantha Win (Wonder Woman), Rich Cetrone (Thor) and Garrett Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead).

Army of the Dead is set to hit select theaters May 14 and Netflix on May 21.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Cereal

With Ghostbusters: Afterlife hitting arriving in theaters this November, General Mills gives fans an early taste of the film with the release of Ghostbusters cereal!

Ghostbusters cereal borrows inspiration from the upcoming movie release which is a continuation of the iconic 80’s flick, premiering later this year. In anticipation for the sequel, enjoy fruity flavored sweetened corn puffs with ghost and ectoplasm-shaped marshmallows. 

The sweet breakfast treat will be available beginning early-to-mid April for a limited time. (MSRP: Family Size $3.99, Mid-Size $2.50)

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Suntup Editions To Release The Covers Collection – Gerald’s Game (UK Cover) Print By Paul Bryn Davies

Suntup Editions presents another stunning cover by British artist Paul Bryn Davies. Previously, they have released prints of Davies’ iconic covers for Stephen King’s IT, Misery, The Dark Half, The Dark Half (Alternate Cover), Nightmares & Dreamscapes and Four Past Midnight. 

Suntup Editions is pleased to offer their final print by Paul Bryn Davies, the art that appeared on the 1st U.K. hardcover edition of Gerald’s Game.

Published in 1992, Gerald’s Game is the story of Jessie Burlingame, whose husband dies of a heart attack during a game of seduction while Jessie is handcuffed to a bed. Soon Jessie realizes she is trapped with little hope of rescue, and very much alone save for the voices inside of her head. A pair of handcuffs dangling from the bedpost grace the cover art for nearly every edition of this novel ever published, but what is so unique about Davies depiction is the addition of the window, giving us a glimpse of how Jessie’s freedom is just out of her reach. One of the most iconic covers from Paul Bryn Davies, this artwork can now be enjoyed for the first time without cover text as a beautiful giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Davies, who continues his series of beautiful remarques with this print. Usually, remarques are reserved only for the first 20 large print subscribers, but Davies decided to also remarque the first 20 small prints.

Order HERE.

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Borat Supplemental Reportings Trailer

Never-before-seen footage from “Borat 2” is coming to Amazon Prime Video.

Announced on Thursday, “Borat Supplemental Reportings Retrieved From Floor of Stable Containing Editing Machine” is a multi-part special with behind-the-scenes footage from the Oscar-nominated comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova.

At the 2021 Golden Globes, “Borat 2” won the award for best film – musical or comedy, and Baron Cohen took home the award for best actor in a comedy. Bakalova was nominated for best actress in a comedy. She’s up for best supporting actress at the Academy Awards, and the film also nabbed a best screenplay nomination.

Watch the trailer below. No release date has been announced yet.

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Hallmark Announces DC Comics Batman Classic TV Series To The Batcave! Ornament

This very well might be the coolest Hallmark ornament ever! Of course I am biassed as I am a huge fan of Batman and I collect Hallmark’s Christmas Tree pop culture danglers!

Slide into the holidays with the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder. 

Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson use the Batpoles hidden within Wayne Manor to enter the Batcave, which is equipped with gadgets galore, including the Batcomputer. 

This Magic Light, Sound, and Motion Christmas tree ornament features Batman and Robin in their secret Super Hero headquarters from the 1966 Batman Classic TV Series, complete with moving doors, flashing lights and memorable dialogue from the show. 

The ornament measures 4.6″ W x 5.5″ H x 3.4″ D and will require (3) AAA batteries, not included.

Pre-order HERE for $60. The ornament will be released October 2.

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The Wakandans Are Back: Watch The New Featurette For Marvel Studios’ The Falcon And The Winter Soldier

A new featurette for Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is available now, showcasing Ayo and the Dora Milaje’s return to the MCU. 

Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, director Kari Skogland, Florence Kasumba and Wyatt Russell share thoughts on the warriors in action. The penultimate episode begins streaming exclusively on Disney+ this Friday.

Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman as head writer, the six-episode series stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Erin Kellyman, Adepero Oduye, Amy Aquino and Danny Ramirez. “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is now streaming on Disney+.

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Skelton Crew Studio Announces The Locke & Key/Sandman: The Key To Hell

Time to go to Hell.

The Key to Hell is straight out of the pages of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s “Locke & Key”/”Sandman” crossover, “Hell & Gone,” published by IDW in collaboration with DC Comics. This officially licensed replica measures approximately 10-inches long.

Cast in antique pewter-plated solid metal, packed in a custom window box, it weighs almost one pound of awesome.

Pre-order HERE for $100.

Please note: The Key to Hell is shown with other keys for scale only.

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Disney+ Releases Trailer For Launchpad, A New Collection of Short Films

Disney+ revealed the official trailer for Disney’s inaugural season of “Launchpad,” a collection of live-action short films from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. All six short films will be available to stream on Disney+ beginning May 28.

The filmmakers, all from underrepresented backgrounds, were selected from more than 1100 U.S. applicants and were given an opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions with audiences around the world. Each filmmaker was assigned executive mentors from the various divisions of the company, including Disney+, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production.

The goal of Disney’s “Launchpad” is to diversify the types of stories that are being told and to give access to those who have historically not had it. Inspired by life’s journey, these first six short films for Disney+ are based on the theme, “Discover.”

Submissions for the second season of Disney’s “Launchpad,” which will be based around the theme of “Connection,” will be accepted beginning May 10, 2021 with the brand-new addition of a writers’ track: https://launchpad.disney.com/.

Mahin Ibrahim, Director of Disney’s Diversity & Inclusion, Market, who oversees the “Launchpad” program, said, “This first group of shorts by these six gifted filmmakers took our breath away. They are moving, provocative and entertaining, and they each convey a unique perspective on living in America today and the things you learn about yourself and others when you follow your own path. I am excited to share them with you, and I look forward to welcoming a new group of filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds for our next season of Disney’s ‘Launchpad.’”

The short films and filmmakers in this first season of the series are:

“American Eid” Written and Directed by Aqsa Altaf.

Nusinow, Mary Coleman, Nicole Grindle and Vanessa Morrison.

Ameena, a Muslim Pakistani immigrant, wakes up on Eid to find out that she has to go to school. Homesick and heartbroken, she goes on a mission to make Eid a public-school holiday, and in the process, reconnects with her older sister, and embraces her new home, while her new home embraces her. 

“Dinner Is Served” Directed by Hao Zheng, Written by G. Wilson & Hao Zheng.

A Chinese student at an elite U.S. boarding school realizes excellence is not enough when he tries out for a leadership position no international student has ever applied for. 

“Growing Fangs” Written and Directed by Ann Marie Pace.

Val Garcia, a Mexican-American teen who is half human/half vampire, has had to keep her identity a secret from both worlds. But when her human best friend shows up at her monster-infested school, she has to confront her truth, her identity, and herself.

“The Last of The Chupacabras” Written and Directed by Jessica Mendez Siqueiros.

In a world where culture has nearly ceased to exist, one lone Mexican-American struggling to carry on her traditions unknowingly summons a dark and ancient creature to protect her.

“Let’s Be Tigers” Written and Directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz.

Avalon’s not ready to process the loss of her mother, but when she’s put in charge of a 4-year-old for one night, she finds more comfort than she ever could have expected.

“The Little Prince(ss)” Written and Directed by Moxie Peng.

When Gabriel, a 7-year-old Chinese kid who loves ballet, becomes friends with Rob, another Chinese kid from school, Rob’s dad gets suspicious about Gabriel’s feminine behavior and decides to intervene.

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The Many Benefits of Having A Self-Playing Piano

A player piano is a musical instrument that plays music that has been captured using perforations on a paper roll or digital memory on a computer disk. It creates music that can soothe your soul and relax your mind, just like every other musical instrument. It can elicit strong emotions and pique people’s imaginations. That isn’t all it can do, however.

Modern pianos

Modern pianos are working with digital files and can be managed from your phone or iPad, and these player piano systems are almost undetectable. No unsightly boxes dangle from your piano, and you don’t need to load any CDs or rolls. Furthermore, a live artist can sit down and play your instrument without using a self-playing device much like a typical piano.

Having a self-playing piano has many benefits. Here are some of them.

Improves Concentration For Multitasking

Playing the piano teaches you how to focus on two or three items at once. Being able to play a musical instrument attracts a lot of attention. It not only expands the social network but also inspires others to do the same. Mentors and peers will often offer positive criticism to a good student.

In specific ways, playing the piano necessitates a great deal of dedication and hard work to click several keys in time to preserve the pedestals’ timing. As a result, playing the piano strengthens one’s multitasking abilities and the ability to break attention.

Increases Your Memory Capacity

The brain is stimulated when you play the piano. The activated parts of your brain become more extensive and, therefore, more involved as you learn and play songs. In musicians, the areas responsible for handling audio and information are more evolved than in non-musicians. As a result, playing the piano improves the ability to memorize audio content.

Increases Music Appreciation

When given a choice, most people choose to listen to music styles they are already familiar with. There’s no way to tell if you like other models until you’ve been exposed to them. Working with a piano will expose you to a wide range of musical styles, from classical to jazz. This is also one of the most significant advantages of the piano in particular.

Although many other instruments have limited uses, the piano can be used in a wide range of musical styles. While many people associate the piano with classical music, pianos and keyboards are also used in various other music genres, including rock and more contemporary songs.

Greater Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is described as the ability to identify and use emotions in oneself and others to direct one’s thoughts. Learning to play music requires deep listening, which is a normal and necessary part of the process. This type of listening also makes you more sensitive to slight changes in voice tone during a conversation. This sensitivity heightens empathy and positively affects all interactions with coworkers, friends, and family.

Improved Ability To Make More and Better Interactions

Participating in piano recitals or simply performing in front of a group of friends will help you gain trust in sharing your talents and hard work. All of the rehearsals leading up to the show will teach you about commitment, self-discipline, and goal-setting.

The more piano events you engage in, the more people you can encounter in the musical world who share your interests. Chatting with other piano players will help you gain a better understanding of the instrument and increase your interest in it.

Better Ways To Cope With Stress

For many people, stage fright is a significant issue. You can better deal with performance stress when you practice your skills in front of friends and family at home. Since success is such a big deal, you’ll spend more time teaching commitment to achieve goals.

Promotes Happiness

One of the most significant advantages to personal health benefits is the ability to sit at the piano and express yourself while tuning out the rest of the world for a brief moment. Playing the piano, in particular, consumes so much of the brain that it is often used as a welcome diversion from worries.

Learning the ability is an excellent way to calm your racing mind. Muscle memory gives you a sense of pleasure when you play the song, the feeling of having complete control over your fingers. This condition is associated with happiness, mental wellbeing, and improved life satisfaction, and emotional resilience.

With all of the advantages that a self-playing piano can have, it may be a brilliant idea to invest in a player piano system to turn your living room into a concert hall. Who knows, maybe one day, like all those great pianists, you’ll write an incredible piece that will be remembered for all time. And if you don’t, you’ll live a happy and safe life regardless. It’s a win in any case.

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Top Tips On Choosing The Perfect Drum Set To Kickstart Your Drumming Career

So, you want to kickstart your drumming career, but you don’t know where to start? This article will take care of your needs. Starting your drumming career will require you to get the right drum set for the job. With the many varieties in the market, it’s challenging to choose the right set that fits a starter. Many drummers get stuck on the criteria to use to find the best set in the market.

First, you need to understand the purpose of your drumming career, which will outline your priorities. After that, you can then visit the many choices to select the best. This article will highlight some tips to use for the best selection. Read on for the guidelines.

1. Purpose

It might be you are kickstarting your drumming career, as well as your drum-playing techniques. If so, you will need the most straightforward drum set, which you can use to learn to play the drums. If you already know how to play the drums, you can go for the most sophisticated set you already know. In line with deboband.com/best-drum-set/ review, it is essential to know the various drums available and their use before buying them. If going into full-time drumming, it’s vital choosing the best type that will last with your career.

Also, it would be best to consider the purpose of the drums. Will you use them for live performances, for recording your music, or just for training? If looking for a set you can perform or record with, it’s crucial going for electronic drum sets that get amplified to produce the best sound or cover an expansive area.

2. Setup

Drum setup is among the critical factors to consider when choosing a drum set. You will need a set that is simple to set up for better playing. This situation will mean considering the number of pieces that come up with a single set. There are different drum sets to choose from. You will find a simple 3-piece set and the complete setup, which comprises five drums with cymbals.

The more drums and other equipment you have, the more complicated it will be to set them up and play. Also, the more drums you have, the greater the sound varieties and vice versa.

3. Drum Set Size

When choosing the best drums to start up your career, it is crucial to consider the set size. Size matters a lot in drumming. To ensure you play the drums with ease, you must be comfortable with their size. It is essential to ensure the drum’s height, width, pedals, and cymbals are of the right size for your playing. If you are a beginner in everything, you can consider getting a size that an average person can play comfortably. For instance, you can get a set that a 5-ft tall person can play comfortably. If shorter than the average size, you can consider getting some of the best varieties made for kids.

4. Drum Heads

It is essential to check on the drum heads and pick the best set meant for a beginner. Checking on the drum heads is recommended as they significantly affect the drums’ sound quality. Better tuned heads produce the best sounds than the regular drum heads. Most beginner drums always have the best heads and are tuned to produce the best sound. However, if looking for more sophisticated drums, it’s important to get deeper into this to get ones that will perfectly fit your needs and preferences. If you are good at tuning the heads, you can pick any type and work on their tuning manually to get the best, clear tones.

5. Cymbals

Will you require drums with cymbals? Some drum kits come fully installed with cymbals, while others do not. Cymbals greatly determine the sound that will get produced by your drum set. Buying a set with them might mean paying more, but it’s worth every penny. Most drums come with the hi-hat, ride and crash cymbals, while others only come with the hi-hat.

Some cymbals will sound better than others, depending on the make and how the drum is tuned. If you are a beginner, it’s crucial choosing a set with all cymbals for the best sound quality. If working on a tight budget, you can buy the drum set and get the cymbals later.

To conclude on this, it’s crucial to check on the setup, purpose, set size, drum heads, and cymbals when choosing the perfect drum set to kickstart your drumming career. However, the cost also matters. If you want to get the best brand that produces the best sound equality, you need to set your budget higher as the drums will cost you more.

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