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Every Song We Heard In Peacemaker Episode 4

This article contains spoilers for "Peacemaker" episode four. Proceed with caution.It's Thursday and you know what that means: We get to return to the small town of Evergreen and catch up with John Cena and the gang in "Peacemaker." Episode four brings a real emotional gut punch (or more appropriately, gut stab) to the team as Peacemaker is forced to confront his past and his exceedingly terrible white supremacist father. Plus, Leota Adebayo shows some serious signs of being her mother's daughte...
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Peacemaker Learns Some Tough Lessons On 'The Choad Less Traveled'

The first three episodes of "Peacemaker" are pure James Gunn-flavored goodness, following Christopher "Peacemaker" Smith (John Cena) as he tries to reconcile his demented worldview with his burgeoning sense of empathy. In the first episode not directed by Gunn, the series writer and creator, the formula gets a little bit darker. Guided by the steady, sadistic hand of Jody Hill ("The Righteous Gemstones"), "The Choad Less Traveled" finally cracks open Peacemaker's past, and it's not pretty. There...
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Peacemaker Is An Unconventional Love Story Between Two Characters

Believe it or not, writer and director James Gunn is kind of a sucker for love stories. Sure, his love stories involve alien tentacle monsters and murder, and they're not always romantic, but they're love stories nonetheless. Whether it's the twisted love triangle of "Slither," the loss of love driving a man to murder in "Super," or the parent-child bonds of "The Suicide Squad," Gunn is a twisted genius when it comes to understanding what tugs at our heartstrings. In the new series "Peacemaker,"...
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Every Song We Heard In Peacemaker Episodes 1-3

(This article contains SPOILERS for "Peacemaker" episodes 1-3. Proceed with caution.)Whether you've been a long-time fan or you just recently found his work, you know that James Gunn is a master needle-dropper. His entire filmography touts incredible soundtracks that not only crawl into your ear and get stuck in your head for days, weeks, and months, but they basically act as another character in his stories. While most filmmakers will use music to simply set the tone for a scene, Gunn can decon...
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Peacemaker Has A Crisis Of Conscience In 'Better Goff Dead'

We're two episodes into "Peacemaker," and absolutely nowhere closer to learning what a "butterfly" actually is or how the team's going to achieve peace. Thankfully, the third episode of James Gunn's rip-roaring superhero-adjacent series answers at least one of those questions. In the episode, titled "Better Goff Dead," Christopher Smith, AKA Peacemaker (John Cena), is faced with a foe he cannot defeat: his budding conscience. The first two episodes didn't take the crew anywhere crazier than an a...
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Peacemaker Enters 'A Whole New Whirled' With Violence, Vulgarity And Heart

Writer and director James Gunn has an eclectic style of filmmaking that combines gross-out humor, vulgarity, and intense violence with heartfelt messages and deeper thematic meanings. His work is a mix of sweet and sardonic, earnest and extreme. After the R-rated romp of "The Suicide Squad," Gunn decided to take the character of Peacemaker (John Cena) a step further. The filmmaker wrote the series shortly after wrapping production on "The Suicide Squad," and it follows Peacemaker several months ...
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Why That Big Cameo In Peacemaker Episode 1 Is So Important

(This article contains spoilers for the first episode of "Peacemaker." Proceed with caution.)In the lead up to the premiere of James Gunn's HBO Max original series "Peacemaker," we basically got the gist of what was going on from the trailers and synopsis. Reprising his role from "The Suicide Squad," John Cena would return as the government-sanctioned assassin/murder himbo Christopher Smith, aka Peacemaker, to go on another black ops mission that involved targets called "butterflies." Jennifer H...
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Superhero Bits: Kevin Smith's Ben Affleck Superman Movie, The Peacemaker Playlist & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:Several new "Peacemaker" featurettesWant to see Denzel Washington in the MCU?Kevin Smith on Ben Affleck as Superman"Doctor Strange" director is still game to return to the MC...
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Peacemaker Review: The Suicide Squad Spin-Off May Be James Gunn's Vulgar, Violent Masterpiece

Writer and director James Gunn is a master of combining dark humor with heartfelt earnestness to create some of the weirdest, most wonderful movies in all of cinema. With "The Suicide Squad," he was given keys to the biggest possible playground, the DC Comics universe, and he delivered a story about found friendship among society's rejects that both embraced and subverted the superhero genre. With his new series, "Peacemaker," starring John Cena as the toilet-bowl-helmeted sorta-hero, Gunn takes...
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Peacemaker Trailer Breakdown: A Sadistic Superhero Seeks Self-Improvement

When we last saw Christopher Smith, aka Peacemaker (John Cena), he was in a hospital bed surrounded by armed guards after the events of "The Suicide Squad." Now he's back in action for the HBO Max series "Peacemaker," dreamed up by writer/director James Gunn during the pandemic lockdown of 2020. The official trailer for this bad boy dropped today, and there are loads of fun hints about where this wild ride might go. Let's take a look at this shotgun blast of a trailer and see what we can piece t...
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Peacemaker Trailer Breakdown: Every Reveal & Easter Egg

HBO Max's Peacemaker trailer was revealed at DC FanDome - and here's a full breakdown of everything revealed. Played by John Cena, Peacemaker made his DCEU debut in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad. Although Peacemaker considers himself a superhero, he still wound up in Belle Reve - presumably for killing the wrong people. Amanda Waller will have been delighted to get her hands on Peacemaker, because she could be confident he'd obey orders - especially if he felt those orders protected America's ...
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Luton Town 5-0 Coventry City: Adebayo and Cornick combine to end winless streak

Strike pair Elijah Adebayo and Harry Cornick score two goals each as Luton snap six-match winless streak with thrashing of Coventry
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Bradley Beal to miss Olympics for health and safety reasons; exhibition canceled

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer On a U.S. basketball team filled with stars, nobody scored more than Bradley Beal during the season. At the top of his NBA game, he was finally set to take on the international one. The coronavirus has wrecked his Olympic dreams. Beal will miss the Olympics after being placed into health and safety protocols and USA Basketball said Thursday it will replace him on its roster at a later date. “I’m dying for him,” Coach Gregg Popovich said. “We all are.” Hours ...
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Bradley Beal to miss Tokyo Olympics for health and safety reasons

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer On a U.S. basketball team filled with stars, nobody scored more than Bradley Beal during the season. At the top of his NBA game, he was finally set to take on the international one. The coronavirus has wrecked his Olympic dreams. Beal will miss the Olympics after being placed into health and safety protocols and USA Basketball said Thursday it will replace him on its roster at a later date. “I’m dying for him,” Coach Gregg Popovich said. “We all are.” The Am...
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Team USA routs Argentina, bouncing back from consecutive losses

Team USA’s Bam Adebayo dunks in front of Argentina’s Marcos Delia during the first half of their exhibition game on Tuesday in Las Vegas. The Americans rolled to a 108-80 win. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP) United States’ Damian Lillard (6) brings the ball up court against Argentina during the first half of an exhibition basketball game in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP) United States’ Zach Lavine (5) shoots around Argent...
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Whicker: Onyeka Okongwu brings a familiar game to the Atlanta Hawks

When someone begins to describe a basketball player as “The next …”, it’s time for the mute button. Adam Morrison wasn’t the next Larry Bird. Eddy Curry wasn’t Baby Shaq. Brandon Ingram, certainly a notable player, won’t ever be Kevin Durant. And if you never heard of Johnny Neumann, you missed his failure to become Pete Maravich. The “comps” are shorthand. They usually deal in appearance, rather than essence. They also irritate the heck out of those who are being compared. But when Onyeka Okong...
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USC’s Onyeka Okongwu confident in ability to fit into modern NBA

As he sat in front of the computer for his pre-draft Zoom press conference, arms outstretched along the back of an ornate couch, USC center Onyeka Okongwu was eager to tell reporters how he would fit with any given team. How about on the Celtics, given their status as a contender? ” I definitely feel like if I ever was to be drafted by Boston, I feel like I could fit into that young core they have.” And the Detroit Pistons? “I could definitely play alongside Blake Griffin. They got a lot of youn...
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Lakers star Anthony Davis calls Rob Pelinka ‘great GM, great executive’

Sometime in the not-so-distant future, Anthony Davis and Rob Pelinka will sit across from each other to negotiate the star player’s future. Davis has an option of about $28.75 million for the 2020-21 season, but it’s expected that he will opt out and re-sign with the Lakers, a notion bolstered by his stated enthusiasm about the Lakers’ vice president of basketball operations and general manager – who finished seventh in voting by fellow executives for this season’s NBA Executive of the Year awar...
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Miami brings back Bam Adebayo for Game 4, but Goran Dragic still sidelined

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The last steps of Goran Dragic’s on-court workout told the depth of a story that couldn’t be told by a mere injury report. The 34-year-old tried to shuffle to his right against assistant coach Chris Quinn, then stopped short, putting a hand on Quinn’s back to tell him it was over. He then took a slow stroll to the Heat bench, grabbing the seat of a chair like the side of a life raft before sitting down. Dragic tried, but he could not overcome his torn left plantar fascia...
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NBA Finals: Heat's Bam Adebayo to start in Game 4 against Lakers; Goran Dragic ruled out with foot injury

Adebayo hasn't played since Game 1 of the Finals
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Heat's Bam Adebayo to play in NBA Finals Game 4 against Lakers; Goran Dragic ruled out, per report

Adebayo and Dragic haven't played since the first game of the series
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Lakers-Heat live updates: NBA Finals Game 4

Despite a Game 3 loss, the Lakers retain control and advantages. Bam Adebayo (neck) and Goran Dragic (foot) were ruled out for Game 3. While Dragic is unlikely to return, Adebayo is expected to play in Game 4 on Tuesday. Despite Miami’s roster being plagued by injuries, the Heat picked up its first victory in the series behind a 40-point performance from Jimmy Butler. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green missed the mark against Miami, the two shooters combined to go 1 for 11 on Sunday. Lake...
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Injured Miami Heat stars Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo unsure of status, frustrated

For days, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has spoken about how hard it’s been to see Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo sidelined in the midst of the NBA Finals, which the Lakers lead 2-1. “I can see the anguish literally in their eyes, both of them,” Spoelstra said of the pair, both starters who’ve helped key the Heat’s postseason run. “I know them and their soul, they both will do anything to get out there.” Over a Zoom video conference Monday, reporters got a sense of what Spoelstra has been seeing...
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Lakers look for a return to form against Heat in NBA Finals Game 4

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Over the course of their time in the NBA bubble, some Lakers have mentioned how hard it is to get away from a bad game. Of all the Lakers who had a disappointing night Sunday in their Game 3 loss to the Heat, Anthony Davis is up there with 15 points in an unassertive offensive performance. But to an extent, he’s been able to block out the noise. “Well, the good thing for me I’m not a big social media guy, so I have it but I don’t really be on it,” he said. “A lot of peop...
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Alexander: Despite loss, Lakers retain control and advantages

There are two ways to look at this if you’re a Laker fan. First … well, you couldn’t have convinced yourself it was going to be a breeze, could you? Even as the Miami Heat lost two of their better players, they still had Jimmy Butler, who yelled to his teammates at a timeout Sunday night, “They’re in trouble.” They, of course, being the Lakers, staring at the business end of a 115-102 loss in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, and particularly the show put on by Butler: 40 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assi...
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Lakers learn they haven’t cornered the market on superpowers

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) high fives Los Angeles Lakers’ Rajon Rondo (9) during the second half in Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) rebound the ball against the Miami Heat during the second half in Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Miami H...
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Miami plays Game 3 without Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic again

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> Even in a career with many big games on big stages, Erik Spoelstra called the call he and the Miami Heat made “one of the most difficult” decisions of his coaching career. Goran Dragic (left plantar fascia tear) and Bam Adebayo (neck strain), who combined have averaged 37.7 ppg and 9.7 apg for the Heat in the playoffs, both sat out a second straight game. Despite Adebayo publicly promising to play in Game 3 and both making appeals to get on the Finals court, in the end ...
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Lakers’ road to victory: Get the lead and hold on in the 4th

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For a pair of Lakers teammates who are two wins away from capping a dominant championship run, the comparison was close at hand. LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Shaq and Kobe. James and Davis were willing to entertain this parallel after a 124-114 win over Miami in Game 2, a victory that puts them in commanding position in the Finals. James has never lost any of the 23 playoff series in his 17-year career when his team is up 2-0. So James, while acknowledging the job isn...
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Miami Heat must address rebounding woes that negated historic shooting effort

Imagine making history as just the fourth team in NBA history to post a 50-40-90 game in the playoffs despite being down two of your three best scorers – and still coming up short by a distant 10 points. In Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Friday, the Miami Heat hit 50.7% of their shots, including 40.7% of their 27 attempts from 3-point range. They also shot 91.2% from the line, where they had 34 attempts, their second most this postseason. And it was all for naught, because the Lakers won decisively...
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Alexander: Pat Riley has unfortunately been here before

Pat Riley has been through this before. I’m guessing it’s not a memory he wishes to relive. Riley, the president of the Miami Heat, watched his undermanned team fall behind the Lakers 2-0 in the 2020 NBA Finals on Friday night, a 124-114 Los Angeles victory coming as Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic, two of Miami’s top three scorers, could only watch. The statuses of Adebayo (neck and shoulder) and Dragic (a torn left plantar fascia) are listed as doubtful for Sunday’s Game 3. The similarities to 19...
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