Each week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favorite things. Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years. Maybe it’s something new that moved them and they think might move you too. Each week, a new subject, a new voice writing on… something they love.
Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.
Can a movie you’ve seen countless times still move you and thrill you?
If the movie is Michael Mann’s Heat, the answer is a definitive yes.
It’s the final official weekend of the summer, when films that folks typically have minimal interest in get released. This year is no exception. How will things go down? Here’s our prediction:
The one and only wide release film this weekend is The Transporter: Refuelled, a new entry in the modestly succesful action film franchise. However, this is instalment in missing Jason Statham, which means it’s missing any real buzz from the core audience. Add in the Labour Day long weekend, cottages, etc, and this film is pretty much going to be DOA. Look for a second place showing with $8.5 million.
I am a child of the 1970s, and like owning a vinyl copy of Frampton Comes Alive!, an Evel Knievel stunt set, and a Farrah Fawcett poster – being a fan of Planet of the Apes was mandatory. I love the Planet of the Apes, and so did everyone my age. Imagine the thrill for a comics geek like me when I found out about Planet of the Apes comic books. Now there’s a book from Sequart that examines those comics, meet me after the jump when I take a look at The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes.
“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon
Hello, and welcome to “The Ten Percent,” a regular column here on Biff Bam Pop! where every other week Ensley F. Guffey and I look at the corollary of Sturgeon’s Law: the ten percent of everything is not crud. This “Ten Percent” column is dedicated to a man whose recent passing leaves a dark hole in the pop culture landscape; a man who used his strict Baptist upbringing and brief experience in the classroom to transform the modern horror film. Wes Craven passed away on August 30, 2015 but his legacy will echo for generations to come. Truly, he has earned his place among the Ten Percent.
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 audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world, coming to you from across the vastness of suburban New Jersey via Skype. This week, we’re talking about nerds, potato chips, cruises, and beer, along with all the usual stuff. See and hear more after the jump.
Think back to your childhood. Do you remember those distinct coming-of-age moments?
Opening the pages to a stolen nudie magazine. Seeing your grandmother pass away. Your first kiss. An after-school fight in the playground. Discovering the mangled body of the world’s greatest superhero?
Well, maybe not that last one – but that particular finding is still a metaphor that we can all understand: coming of age and the loss of innocence. It’s the underlying narrative and theme of the new, highly anticipated five-issue miniseries, Plutona.
Follow me after the jump for the scoop!
Born: February 8, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska
“If you feel you have a film that’s valid, you stick your ass on the line.”
“When you start thinking about death more than sex, you know you’re getting old.”
Did You Know?
Declined the role of ‘Snake Plissken’ in Escape from New York, which eventually went to Kurt Russell.