For so many horror flicks, there’s often the question, “why do bad things happen to good people?” That’s what I was thinking while watching In Fear, from writer/director Jeremy Lovering. Check out the trailer and then read on for my review of this solid film.
I find it very refreshing (sarcasm mode on) that after a rather mediocre episode last week, we get back to basics with the “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” series. Basics of course being having the Avengers face villains not traditionally their usual foes. I can’t help wondering if I’ll have to wait for a new X-Men cartoon to see folks like Kang, Ultron, and the Masters of Evil. Anyway, meet me after the jump as the Avengers (or more specifically the Hulk and Hawkeye) fight another old X-Men villain in “Mojo World.”
It was a simply stellar weekend for two new films at the box office, both of which performed exceptionally well. Here’s what went down:
300: Rise of a Nation debut at number one with $45 million. Thought far off from the original 300′s $70+ debut back in 2007, this is still a very strong number. Audiences clearly were interested in returning to the amazing visual world the original created. It will definitely be interesting to see how the film holds up over the coming weeks, bout for now, it’s got bragging rights.
This movie made me feel old. It’s not a bad flick at all, entertaining for the kids and jokes for the adults as well. The core of the Peabody and Sherman concept is there, but really this story could have easily been plugged into a Shrek, or a How to Train Your Dragon, or even some new DreamWorks property instead of tarnishing my childhood. More after the jump.
Here at Biff Bam Pop! we’re featuring The GAR! Podcast, which is my friend Ray Cornwall and I talking unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s a nerd exploration of a nerd world, usually with more “Breaking Bad” and Prince references than you can shake a stick at, even though we’re trying to break that habit…
Cry havoc, and unleash the dogs of war! Or something like that, as 300: Rise of An Empire hits theaters this weekend. Will it rise to the top? Here’s our prediction:
The sequel to the mega-hit 300, 300: Rise Of An Empire may not be directed by Zack Snyder, and the originals Gerard Butler may be missed, but the film carries the visual signature from the first film, which may be enough to get audiences though the door. It won’t match the original’s $71 million opening, but it should still have no problems taking the weekend. Look for a first place finish with $40 million.
This movie has been a long time coming, long rumored and frequently delayed, now we finally have a trailer. Based on the second book of the acclaimed comics series by Frank Miller, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the sequel to 2005′s Sin City will be directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez, and co-written by them and William J. Monahan (The Departed). Check out the trailer after the jump:
This week saw the release of the brand new movie Cold Comes The Night, staring Bryan Cranston and Alice Eve in the story of a a nearly blind criminal who takes a mother and daughter hostage. Thanks to our friends at Sony Pictures, we’ve got four DVD copies of the film to giveaway! Here’s how you enter:
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