The worst has happened. The Avengers’ greatest enemy, Ultron, has won. The Earth is conquered, the human race decimated and enslaved, and the Avengers on the run. In a last ditch effort to stop the evil artificial intelligence, our heroes have turned to time travel for salvation.
After several trips back and forth through time, resulting in bad and worse results, a decision is made. Hank Pym is to hardwire the monster’s defeat into its programming as he builds Ultron for the first time, then make himself forget he did it – supposedly preserving the timestream, yet saving mankind. Will it work? Find out in my review of Age of Ultron Book Nine, after the jump.
Hey there! Did you know that over the last three months you’ve been living in an age of Ultron?
No, no. Don’t be embarrassed. Not many others really knew either. I mean, no one has even seen the machine-gone-sentient big bad of the Avengers. Nine bi-weekly (or so) issues and not one bolt or transistor of the villainous tin can has been seen. Nope. Not one gear or hinge or electrical wire. Just a bunch of avatar sentries floating around in some crazy parallel future, indiscriminately killing earth’s greatest heroes.
Oh, I know. You feel bad that you haven’t noticed. Well, no worries. We’ve got you covered, here at Biff Bam Pop!
After all, the last issue of the series is out today…and boy, are we in for a surprise! No, really!
What do you get when you mix horror legend George A. Romero, a revenge fantasy, an existential study into the nature of identity, and an appearance by punk rockers The Misfits? You get Bruiser, one of the later efforts in Romero’s decorated career and one of his least recognized films. Maybe it’s because it didn’t have zombies in it. Maybe it’s because it wasn’t a high profile collaboration with Stephen King. For whatever reason, I rarely hear this film mentioned when discussing Romero’s many accomplishments with other fans. And what shame!
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We just can’t stop with the contesting, can we? Today, we’re kicking off The Last Resort: The Complete Series On DVD giveaway. Staring Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman and Robert Patrick, the American military series aired last season on ABC and is now out on DVD. Our friends at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have supplied us with four copies that we want to put in your hands.
How do you win? Pretty simple!
Contest closed Friday, June 20th at 12:01am. We’ll choose four (4) random second prize winners. Good luck!
Jovanka Vuckovic is one of the bright lights in the horror field today. The former Editor-in-Chief of Rue Morgue Magazine is the author of Zombies! An Illustrated History Of The Undead and the forthcoming Vuckovic’s Horror Miscellany, and has been named by Chicago Now “one of the most important women in the history of horror”.
Not a bad cv.
While Vuckovic is a horror historian, she’s also become a creator in her own right. Her first short film, The Captured Bird, produced by Guillermo del Toro, recently screened in theatres across Canada in front of The Soska Sister’s film, American Mary, before making its way onto iTunes, where it’s now available for $2.99.
Jovanka Vuckovic was kind enough to answer some questions about her film, her work and much more via email. Read our interview after the jump!
Back again, with part two of Biff Bam Pop!’s Jaime Murray interview. Jaime plays Stahma Tarr, a Castithan, one of the Votan races now living on Earth in Syfy’s new show, Defiance. In part one of the interview, we spoke about Jaime’s character and her place in the show. Join me now, after the jump, as we continue learning more about Jaime and Stahma.
In my recap of Season 5, I wondered where the show was headed now that Alan Ball has stepped down as show runner. Rumor has it that this is the last season for “True Blood.” I hope not. I need my weekly dose of Eric and Sookie. And speaking of my favorite characters, will they be able to escape Bill’s bloodlust only to be hunted by humans? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
It was the weekend of the comeback from Superman, as Man Of Steel took flight for a stellar opening. Here’s what went down:
After years of hype and excitement, Man Of Steel hit theatres with more power than a locomotive, soaring to the top of the box office with an estimate $113 million. Any opening of $100 million is always stellar, and coming off the perceived lacklustre response to 2006′s Superman Returns ($52 million opening weekend), the reinvention of the character by Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer clearly resonated with audiences. Man Of Steel should have no problem making between $250-$300 million, and has given the DC film world a sensational shot in the arm.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
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