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Trailer Time: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Comic Con Trailer

We all knew this was coming.

With the 2015 edition of the San Diego Comic Con in full swing right now, we knew that Warner Brothers would release something new regarding one of next year’s most eagerly anticipated films. And today, they didn’t disappoint fans.

Black versus blue.

God versus man.

Day versus night.

Batman versus Superman.

The one question that remains: what do you think?

Loretta Sisco On… My Bloody Valentine (2009)

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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.

I had mixed reactions when I heard there was going to be a remake of one of my favorite horror movies, My Bloody Valentine. Would it be a 3-D disaster, or would it find a place in my heart with the original? Read the rest of this entry

The Ten Percent: Cloud Atlas (2012)

Cloud Atlas (2012) promotional poster.

Cloud Atlas (2012) promotional poster.

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon

Hello and welcome back to “The Ten Percent,” a regular column here on Biff Bam Pop! where every other week K. Dale Koontz and I take a look at the inverse of Sturgeon’s Law; in other words, the ten percent of everything which is not crud. Sometimes it can be hard to remember that for each film or television show that gets people talking years after its premiere, there are hundreds of others that barely cleared the horizon before being (thankfully) shot down. The works that soar above the rest – well, those are the works that stand the test of time. It’s no surprise then that most of the works we’ve discussed here were produced at least ten years ago (Breaking Bad being a notable exception, because Breaking Bad). The passage of time sorts things out, and separates the merely momentarily popular from works that continue to speak to audiences across the years.

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Actor Trading Cards: Ryan Reynolds

Ryan ReynoldsRYAN REYNOLDS

Born: October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Height: 6’2

Personal Quote:

“I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!”

Did You Know?

One of the few actors to star in films based on comic books from both Marvel (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the upcoming Deadpool) and DC Comics (Green Lantern).

 

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Saturday At The Movies: Jaws

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As the American Fourth of July holiday figures solidly into its plot, what better time to talk about the first of the big movie blockbusters – Jaws – than on Independence Day? The biggest and the baddest of the sharks, a real-life monster based on a real-life incident, and the baptism of fire of one of our greatest directors – Steven Spielberg – Jaws is one of the greatest films ever made. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts.

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Twisted Sister Proves You Can’t Stop Rock and Roll

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I’ve seen Twisted Sister twice, once at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia in 2005, and again for their Christmas show, A Twisted Christmas, at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania in 2009. I’ve also caught Dee Snider’s Van Helsing’s Curse in 2005. So how did I enjoy their most recent concert? Read the rest of this entry

Biff Bam Pop’s It’s All Connected: Cinematic Universes All The Way Down

NickFury-IMTen years ago, we didn’t have cinematic universes. We had franchises, and every studio dreamt of them, even though what they dreamt of would usually peter out after a trilogy.

But then 2008 happened. Iron Man came out and walloped audiences at the end with an appearance by Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury and the introduction of the Avengers initiative. Rapid announcements of a series of Marvel movies came, and the concept of the Marvel Cinematic Universe began to take shape.

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Actor Trading Cards: Emilia Clarke

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EMILIA CLARKE

Born: October 26, 1986 in London, England, UK
Height: 5’2

Personal Quote:

“When I told my dad I wanted to be an actress, he replied that there was only one line I needed to learn: Do you want fries with that?”

Did You Know?

Auditioned for Sharon Carter/Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), but lost to Emily VanCamp.

 

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Actor Trading Cards: Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried
AMANDA SEYFRIED

Born: December 3, 1985 in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Height: 5’3

Personal Quotes:

“At 11, I had a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. Actually, it was not a crush. It was an obsession! I was also obsessed with Richard Dean Anderson, from MacGyver (1985) and Indiana Jones.”

“It’s really easy to avoid the tabloids. You just live your life and don’t hang out with famous people who are in the tabloids. Don’t do anything controversial and be a normal person.”

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Actor Trading Cards: Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlanI grew up collecting baseball cards, which got me thinking… what if actors had trading cards? IMDb and Wikipedia are great sites, but sometimes you want just the ‘highlights,’ right?

KYLE MACLACHLAN

Born: February 22, 1959 in Yakima, Washington
Height: 6’0

“I certainly can’t pretend that I didn’t do Showgirls (1995). But I’ve been around for a while now, I’m of a certain age and I’m still doing what I love to do. There’s some good work in there and there’s some work that’s questionable.” – Kyle MacLachlan

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