Author Archives: Glenn Walker
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. This week in our special 75th episode, we are talking about Ray’s conspiracy theory on the Marvel Comics cancellation of Fantastic Four. See and hear more after the jump.
The genius of filmmaker Val Lewton is legendary. His themes and use of shadow evoked the German Expressionists of the silent era and brought on a new wave of thinking horror. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the first of his horrors, Cat People, its strange sequel and sexy remake.
Our Box Office Predictions from a few days back had Gone Girl remaining at the top of the heap over Brad Pitt’s new war flick, Fury. Did Brad flip the script on Ben? And what kind of competition did the Books, Bad Days, and Beginning Vampires put up against the big two? Find out after the jump!
Writer Jamie Mathieson (“Being Human,” “Dirk Gently,” and Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel) takes his second shot at “Doctor Who” after last week’s episode “Mummy on the Orient Express.” Rather than time or space, Jamie takes aim at dimension here in this week’s episode, for what may be one of the better stories of the season so far. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Flatline.”
The Universal Monsters are pop culture icons. Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman – all exist in our consciousness in the images created of them back in the 1930s by Universal Studios. All later versions of these creatures are seen through the lens of this original motion picture creation. As good as Christopher Lee, Frank Langella, Gary Oldman, or even this new Dracula Untold guy, Luke Evans, have been as Count Dracula, our first impression, our go-to visual will always be the aristocratic, Eastern accented, slick haired, perfect suited and caped Bela Lugosi version. More on the 1931 Dracula, and its secret Spanish twin, 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 audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we welcome back friend of the show, Dennis Knight, the writer and creator of Cross, and we’ll be talking about this past week’s New York Comic Con and the next steps in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See and hear more after the jump.
Today we’re looking backward at “Doctor Who,” not just back to the David Tennant era, but back to the Rose Tyler era. We’re looking at an early episode by current showrunner Steven Moffat that seems to have many connections to the current season. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “The Girl in the Fireplace.”
With The Obelisk, the first 0-8-4, in the hands of Raina and Dr. Kyle MacLachlan, and the military led by General Glenn Talbot, as well as The Kraken, Bakshi, and the hordes of Hydra after them… things look a bit grim for our Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. So what better time to dance? Meet me after the jump for my review of this special Agent May spotlight, “Face the Enemy.”