Category Archives: Andy Burns/Andy B

Andy Burns On…the Mad Max Legacy

Was it not the great Tom Petty who once said that “the waiting is the hardest part?”

Of course it was. I think most, if not all of us are familiar with that sage piece of wisdom from one of Gainsville, Florida’s favourite sons. So imagine then, if you will, waiting for a brand new Mad Max film.

Imagine waiting thirty damn years.

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Trailer Time: Lucifer

The trailer for FOX’s Lucifer, based on the Vertigo series is here and it is excellent. Take a look and let us know if you agree.

Put your back into it: Avengers The Vibranium Collection reviewed

Sometimes bigger is better. And sometimes it’s really, really better. That’s the idea behind the massive, oversized collection Marvel has been releasing the last few years. Roughly the height of of IDW’s Artist Edition collections and the width of a slightly smaller Marvel Omnibus, we’ve seen Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection, X-Men: The Adamantium Collection and Marvels: The Platinum Edition Collection. I’m the proud owner of that last one, it being the fourth time I purchased the seminal Kurt Busiek/Alex Ross story (after a softcover version, a signed hardcover, and then the 10th anniversary reissue). This is literally a tome, expensive yet well worth the money.

The latest large-sizedc collection to hit well-inforced store shelves is Avengers: The Vibranium Collection, itself perfectly timed to coincide with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Read the rest of this entry

Andy Burns On…Avengers: Age of Ultron

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.

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This edition of on is a little different from the others, simply because, while I love Marvel and the Avengers, I didn’t quite love Avengers: Age of Ultron. I liked it. A lot. But love? Not so much. Here’s why.

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Biff Bam Pop’s It’s All Connected: An Unofficial Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – An Introduction

Imagine a world on the grandest scale.

A world where a hovel in South America is connected to a skyscraper in New York, a beach mansion in Malibu, all the way to the floating head of a giant, mysterious celestial being.

Imagine a world where technology and science and mythos coexists easily and with a reasonable explanation.

Imagine a world full of heroes that, despite their differences, can unite and inspire.

Image a world of hope.

That’s the Marvel Universe in a nutshell.

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Avengers Age of Ultron Countdown: Avengers The Ultimate Character Guide Reviewed

In a world as massive as the Marvel Universe, what’s the best way to keep track of who’s who? With Avengers: Age of Ultron premiering in just a few days, and the upcoming Secret Wars about to redefine the comic world, there’s no doubt that DK’s Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide Updated and Expanded is a handy reference for Avengers experts and neophytes alike.

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Can The Age of Adaline make an impact?

We are t-minus seven days away from the arrival of Avengers: Age of Ultron in cinemas, which means this weekend’s new releases have the briefest of windows to make an impact. The question is, will they? Here are our predictions:

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The Age of Adaline
is a romantic drama staring Blake Lively that’s been getting solid notices for its fashionable star. Though she’s not yet a box office draw, this film is definitely going to raise Lively’s profile, and should be a good choice for audiences looking for a date movie. Look for a second place showing with $14 million.

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Furious 7 continues to roll while Paul Blart shows up in second

The early weekend box office estimates are out, with few surprises and very little in the way of big numbers. Here’s what went down:

imageFurious 7 held on to the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row, bringing in an estimayed $25.5 million and raising it’s total to an outstanding $290 million. The film should cross the $300 million mark within the next five days or so. Look for one more weekend of rule before Avengers: Age of Ultron knocks the film off.  Read the rest of this entry

Will you be hanging out with Paul Blart: Mall Cop this weekend?

Three new movies are hitting theaters this weekend, and while none of them have a chance at hitting the top spot, they could make an impact. Here are our predictions:

Paul BlartNobody asked for it, but Paul Blart; Mall Cop 2 is here. The original managed to make close to $150 million in North America, which is certainly surprising, and I suppose grounds for a sequel. However, there’s no buzz for the film and the reviews have been atrocious. Look for a second place showing with a frontloaded $24 million.

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Celebrate Star Wars live with Biff Bam Pop! UPDATED with NEW TRAILER

Star_Wars__The_For_3120503bThe Star Wars Celebration is happening in Anaheim, and there’s no question that the big deal is a panel about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and probably a few surprises as well. The event is being livestreamed, and you can watch it below, starting at 1:00 pm ET.

UPDATE: The new trailer just debut and we’ve got it!

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