Riddle me this:
What’s better than a fallen Bat, in a lawless city, at the mercy of a question mark?
The answer: Not much, that’s what!
A story nearly a year in the making reaches its exciting, extra-sized conclusion today – and you need to be around for it. Follow me after the jump for the beautiful riddle that is Batman #33!
An escaped mental patient (Suzanne Fletcher) places stones in the mouths of bodies she finds laid out by a roadside accident. A woman translating an ancient Chinese scroll sees her fingertips begin to bleed, mimicking the story in the fairy tale she’s just transcribed. A down-and-out jazzer’s life changes oddly for the better when he’s haunted by two ghosts tragically tied to an antique rocking chair. Each scenario is unlikely, unsettling and fantastical. And each one is central to the films of 80s director Sara Driver. A sometime collaborator with Jim Jarmusch, Driver’s work had moderate acclaim but then disappeared. Her first film, You Are Not I (1981), was lost in a New Jersey warehouse fire shortly after its successful festival run. The negatives were rediscovered in 2009 in the Tangiers apartment of Paul Bowles, the author of the story the film is based on, and now TIFF is showing her work in a mini-retrospective. Turn the page if you dare, brave reader, or okay, just give ‘er a click…
This past week Life with Archie #36 came out, and if you’ve been paying attention to various news outlets, and the comics press for the last few months, you know it’s the death of Archie Andrews. But that’s not the end of it, it’s not even the tip of the iceberg. We’ll get a bit of background, and learn all about life and death with Archie, after the jump.
Holy freaking parasites! The season premiere of “The Strain” introduced us to something quite large and most wicked. Will Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his partner, Dr. Nora Martinez locate the source of the fast moving contagion that killed most of the passengers of Flight 753? Will more people die before they do? What about the four survivors held in quarantine, what will we learn from them? And…why are the dead not staying dead? Only one man who knows, but he’s in jail. Someone is visiting Setrakian at jail? Shall we eavesdrop and find out who? Read the rest of this entry
In the aftermath of last episode‘s final showdown with the H-vamps at Fangtasia, Eric continues his quest to destroy Sarah Newlin before meeting his own death. He releases Willa and spurns Ginger to get what he wants, but will the Yokahoma Corporation get to her before our favorite Viking? Hopefully the answer, and my thoughts on “Lost Cause,” after the jump.
An interesting weekend at the box office, as there was a bit of a tight race for the top spot. Here’s what went down.
After duking it on Friday night, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes managed to hold off The Purge: Anarchy from the number one spot, bringing in a very strong $34.5 million to bring it’s total to $139 million. Meanwhile, The Purge: Anarchy’s debut at number two with $28.9, less than the original’s debut total but a decent enough number for a film with a $9 million budget. It likely won’t have real legs, but at this point it really doesn’t need them.
This Sunday, July 20, Lifetime debuts a daring new series about a world where mankind is slowly going extinct, because women have become infertile – it’s called “The Lottery.” In this shadowy near future world, one hundred embryos have been created, and the decision has to be made as to who will carry them, and thus the suspenseful drama begins.
Biff Bam Pop! had the opportunity to speak with one of the stars of “The Lottery,” Toronto actor David Alpay. Check out our interview with David after the jump.
Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audiozine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we’re talking bizarre potato chip flavors and the new female Thor that Marvel debuted on “The View.” See and hear more after the jump.