Author Archives: Jim Knipp

Game of Thrones S05 E03: High Sparrow

So much to talk about with this week’s Stark and Lannister-centric episode. We learn that schemers gotta scheme, there’s nothing more dangerous then a bored dwarf, and the remaining Starks (even the female ones) are equipped with balls the size of grapefuits.

...that's right, brass ones...

…that’s right, brass ones…

Find out why after the break.

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Game of Thrones S05 E02: The House of Black and White

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This week we catch up with some characters missing from episode one of “Game of Thrones,” someone gives herself a big promotion, some characters reunite, and we learn that sometimes the right thing to do is wrong in so many ways. Find out more after the break.

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Game of Thrones S05 E01: The Wars to Come

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It’s here! At last! After ten long months we have a new “Game of Thrones.” What new plots would be discover? What secrets would be revealed? What characters will be first to cross death’s door? And could episode one possibly live up to all the expectation? Find out after the break!

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Recap

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Sunday, April 12th will be a busy day in the KnippKnopp household, as birthday celebrations  will be capped by the much-anticipated opening of season five of the GREATEST SHOW EVER!

...chill with the hyperbole, dude.  Have some Milk of the Poppy or something...

…chill with the hyperbole, dude. Have some Milk of the Poppy or something…

We’re  going to be hard pressed to top last season. Can’t remember last season? Let’s take a quick walk through all that occurred, right after the break.

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Jim Knipp On… Time Travel

...yeah, you and everyone else...

…yeah, you and everyone else…

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.

Something happened to me in the Seventies

Sometime after I was introduced to the world of convulsive horror that is Rankin Bass, but before I was infected with my omnipresent zombie obsession, Holly Marshall met her future-self in the “Elsewhen” episode of The Greatest Show in the History of the World.

...this one...

…this one…

Of course, neither Holly nor I knew it was her future self. But when we found out, well suffice it to say my seven-year old mind was blown. And when the episode ended with older Holly sadly telling young Holly to treasure her father and brother because they wouldn’t be around forever, I learned two absolute truths. I’ll tell you what they are after the break.

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Jim Knipp On… Rankin Bass

rankinbassEach 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.

Sometime in the early 1970s, I was introduced to true horror.  The vehicle of this introduction was not the movies Jaws (which made me afraid of the ocean), nor The Omen (which made me afraid of British people), nor any of the other horror masterpieces that I somehow was allowed to watch at the precocious ages between six and nine.  No, the horror genre was thrust upon me via the wonders of television, which opened a window to a world of elemental evils, mutated minions, and surly Santas.  Of course, the world I speak of is that of the Rankin Bass Christmas television special, the most frightening, twisted universe that humankind has ever uncovered.

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“You know, aside from this one…”

“But Jim,” I’m sure you’re saying.  “Those are classics, full of joy and Christmas Spirit!”  And I would respond: “Why are you talking to your computer screen?  You know I can’t hear you, right?”  Then I would add “You’re wrong!”  And I’ll explain why after the break.

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The Flash S01 E03: Things you can’t Outrun

fla1When Glenn asked me to guest blog and write a review about The Flash, I thought, what could go wrong?  I mean, it’s about a guy who can travel at the speed of light… the show couldn’t be more than 30 seconds long, right?  I should be able to hammer out a post in like a minute, then it’s back to obsessively reading 20 year old back issues of X-Men on my Marvel Unlimited app trying to figure out exactly how many times Jean Grey actually died.  Find out what I thought about Central City’s Big Red blur after the break.

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Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominated the box office this past weekend, almost sending the Transformers into its own Age of Extinction. Just as it did in the 1970s, it seems the country is gripped in Planet of the Apes mania once again. Biff Bam Pop! contributor Jim Knipp got out to the movies this weekend and saw it for himself. Check out his thoughts, after the jump.

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Game of Thrones S04 E10: The Children

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New alliances form, many new paths are chosen, and important characters fall like Wildlings from the Wall as the world turning season 4 finale of “Game of Thrones” once again leaves Westeros in turmoil and more than a few of us scratching our heads, wondering where the series goes from here.  More after the break.

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Game of Thrones S04 E09: The Watchers on the Wall

Well, HBO has thrown us a Clayton Kershaw worthy curveball:  They’ve given us an episode 9 of “Game of Thrones” that focused on one plot line, kept us close to a single group of characters, had no real surprise deaths,  and in the single most expensive episode ever filmed in the series, did absolutely nothing that I’ve been haughtily (if silently) predicting all season for this particular episode.

 

…proving I know even less than this guy...

…proving I know even less than this guy…

Find out what unfolded with “The Watchers on the Wall,” after the break!

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