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Twin Peaks at Fan Expo 2014

Andy Burns:

A Fan Expo, Twin Peaks related post!

Originally posted on Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks:

It’s Fan Expo time here in Toronto; consider it Canada’s version of San Diego Comic Con. While I cover it every year for Biff Bam Pop, this year is especially exciting as Rue Morgue has brought in Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise and Sherilyn Fenn for a Twin Peaks Reunion as part of the annual Festival of Fear.

There will be a panel discussion that I’ll have some involvement in, as I wrote the TP cover story for Rue Morgue back in March, but today I took the time to stop by and say hi to both Sheryl and Ray, who I had the good fortune to interview for the magazine. Both of them were friendly and remembered our interviews, which of course the fan boy in me appreciated quite a bit. They signed the cover of the magazine, which also includes signatures from Charlotte Stewart, Kimmy Robertson, Chris Mulkey, and…

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How Will The November Man See In September? Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

It’s the end of September but Pierce Brosnan is hoping November proves a magic month for his latest film. How will the former James Bond perform? Here’s our prediction:

The_November_Man_posterThe November Man is a new spy flick staring Brosnan, based on the series of books with the same name. The film is a “one last mission” sort of deal, a concept that is ideally suited for the actor who, in my opinion, was unceremoniously dumped from the James Bond franchise after helping reinvigorate it. Will audiences check him out in a familiar genre – possibly, but we’ve to remember that it’s the last weekend of the summer box office season, typically a dumping time for films. This is one film that will likely find its audience overseas and on Netflix, though a sequel is already in the works. Look for a second place showing with $13 million.

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6 Years Of Biff Bam Pop!

Happy Birthday Biff Bam Pop!Today marks the 6 year anniversary of Biff Bam Pop! 6 years! Some sites barely last 6 weeks. But with a devotion to our craft (of loving pop culture) and an amazing group of people who have contributed over the years, we’ve continued and grown. What an honour to write about the stuff we love, and even more, to be read by a devoted audience. Thank you so much! I must give a special shout-out to the peeps who have been especially involved in the past 12 months, especially as I’ve had my hands often tied working on my upcoming book Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks (out in February 2015 from ECW Press). This year, I’ve been more hands off then before, but some fine folks have kept things running. So thanks to JP Fallavollita, Glenn Walker, Luke Sneyd and Marie Gilbert for their help. As well, this year we welcomed Jim Knipp, Ensley Guffy, K. Dale Koontz and Leiki Veskimets to the regular family as well, and we’re happy to have them.

We look forward to another year of writings, ramblings and much more. Thanks for reading!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Andy Burns on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Deleted Scenes

the-amazing-spider-man-2-blu-rayOf all the big summer releases, the one that actually let me down was The Amazing Spider-Man 2. After coming off what I felt was a successful reboot, full of great action and wonderful chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, the second instalment sadly just seemed to revel in getting things wrong. Having gone back and watched it a second time on Blu-ray, the things that bothered me (Jamie Foxx, the sloppy writing) haven’t gone away.

However, what the new home release does demonstrate is that there was if not a good movie, at least a better one that was filmed and left on the cutting room floor. Never have I enjoyed super-hero deleted scenes more than when I watched those that belong to The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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Sin City Crashes And Burns – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

Well, when I’m wrong with a prediction, I’m REALLY wrong. I may feel a little bad about bombing, but I’m pretty sure Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller feel a hell of a lot worse this weekend.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For absolutely struck out at the box office this weekend, bringing in an estimated (not to mention horrible) $6 million for its opening weekend. Yes, that’s its three day gross! Clearly, I didn’t gage interest in this film well at all, as I predicted a first place showing with $30 million. Nearly a decade between instalments and lacklustre reviews helped sink this one like a proverbial stone. Just an absolute disaster.

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Will Audiences Return To Sin City? Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

It’s been nearly a decade since Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller unleashed Sin City upon the cinematic world. Will it’s long-awaited sequel find an audience or is it too late? Here’s our prediction:

Sin-City-A-Dame-to-Kill-For-teaser-posterSin City: A Dame To Kill For has everything going for it – style, stars and source material. 9 years may be a long time to wait for a sequel, but the original still maintains high regard among genre fans, which could help this installment find an audience. Some speculate that the film’s time may have come and gone, but I’m going out on a limb and will predict a first place showing with $30 million.

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TMNT Take Down The Expendables – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

If anyone had any expendable cash this weekend, they weren’t spending it on the latest instalment of The Expendables. Here’s what went down:

Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_film_July_2014_posterFor the second weekend in a row, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles held firm at the top of the box office, bringing in an excellent $28.4 million to raise the film’s total to $117 million in two weeks. Following in second place was Guardians of the Galaxy with $24 million, bringing its three week total to $222 million. There’s a strong possibility, should GotG continue its strong hold, the film could become the most successful of the year before long. Who would have thought it?

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Saturday At The Movies: Road To Paloma

While the world waits for some official confirmation that Game of Thrones and Conan star Jason Momoa will be cast as Aquaman for the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, I can tell you without any hesitation that the man recently released his first directorial effort, a solid film titled Road To Paloma. I didn’t have any expectations going into this one, and I was more than pleasantly surprised by the final results.

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