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“Beetlejuice!! Beetlejuice!! Beetlejuice!!” Just saying this phrase will take you back to the time when kid shows had fewer restrictions, still believed in teaching you morals, and were not 100% computer generated. The cartoon series of Beetlejuice includes all those spooky characters you remember–like Lydia, the Goth 7th grader who befriends the ghost Beetlejuice, her quirky parents who are the brunt of all their pranks, Jacques the French skeleton and Ginger, the tap dancing spider– among the many other Neitherworld characters you’ll encounter while watching the 4 season series. Not to mention the main character, Beetlejuice himself, the beetle-eating, iconic black and white stripe suit wearing, blonde joker. He always gets into trouble and is the ghastly pimple on the face of the Neitherworld.
Biff Bam Pop’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide – Guest Blog: Spencer From The Savvy Reader Suggests Some Great Reading Material
Every year, our pals at Harper Collins drop by with their reading recommendation for our Holiday Gift Guide. This year is no exception, as we welcome Spencer from The Savvy Reader, as he dishes on some prime choices for you this season!
As the holidays approach I know that there are people out there who just don’t know what kind of gifts to get for the special fanboy or girl in their life. Below you’ll see some great gift ideas that any fanboy or girl would be stoked to get. Hopefully this helps some folks out and may you all live long and prosper.
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Death. Destruction. Time travel. A rip in the space-time continuum. You can find it all in the gorgeous Age of Ultron Deluxe Hardcover edition from our friends at Marvel. Read on as to why this massive tome is ideal for the comic fan in your life this holiday season.
No huge releases this weekend, so it’s a quick box office prediction entry, as the battle is down to two big films.
Both Disney’s Frozen and Catching Fire have a strong chance of claiming the number one spot this weekend, but I’m thinking that with the holiday season in full effect, that we’ll see Frozen grab the number one spot with $35 million. Look for Catching Fire to be closer behind though, with $32 million. Either film could switch spots so Sunday’s results will certainly be interesting.
New release Out Of The Furnace, a revenge flick staring Christian Bale, is the only new film out this weekend, and has neither buzz nor acclaim going for it. Look for a third place showing with $6.9 million. Thor: The Dark World will hit fourth place with $5.5 million, while Homefront should close things out in fifth with $4 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Frozen – $35 million
2) Catching Fire – $32 million
3) Out Of The Furnace – $6.9 million
4) Thor: The Dark World – $5.5 million
5) Homefront – $4 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out.
Laura Pastore is an Assistant Editor at ECW Press, and for our Holiday Gift Guide at Biff Bam Pop! this year she’s talking about Great Expectations: The Lost Toronto Blue Jays Season by Shi Davidi and John Lott, and why the book might be the perfect gift for the Blue Jays fan on your gift list. Check it out, after the jump.
The trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is here, and as a fan of both the character and the first film, I can tell you I love what I’m seeing here. I’m sure some won’t like the Ultimates depiction of Elektro, but you won’t be able to please those guys unless he’s in green with lightning bolts surrounding his head. But enough of my yacking – take a look and let us know what you think of the trailer.
It’s been a pretty big year for classic rock fans when it comes to anniversaries. In this edition of our Holiday Gift Guide, we take a look at two that capture some momentous musical moments from 2013.
2013 saw the Rolling Stones hit the road for their 50 Years and Counting tour, celebrating the band’s anniversary. The Queen and I had the chance to see them in Toronto and, honestly, it was perhaps my favoueite performance I’d ever witnessed by the band (which have ranged from stadium shows to a 1000 person club gig). The set list was solid, having guest Mick Taylor for three songs was a treat, and the band were simplyplaying in fine form. With Ronnie Wood sober, he was handling more of the lead guitar parts again, while Keith Richards showed why he’s one of the best rhythm players in the history of rock and roll. At 71, Charlie Watts kept the show going without tiring, while Mick Jagger proved once again that, even as he was about to turn 70 years old, he is simply the best front man in rock and roll.
You can see what I’m talking about in the new Blu-ray/DVD/CD Sweet Summer Sun, which captures the band before more than 100,000 fans at London’s Hyde Park, where the band had last performed some 40 years earlier. At this point, the Stones were even more finely tuned, and had the massive crowd in the palm of their hand. Who would have thought songs such as Start Me Up, Midnight Rambler, and You Got The Silver would be played with such life and energy and sincerity so many years later. The Rolling Stones are one of rock’s greatest stories, one that still doesn’t seem to be winding down.
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Sony recently released it’s new console, the Playstation 4, and it’s quickly becoming clear to the early adopters that Tretton and co. have stepped up their game when it comes to features, gameplay and flat-out pleasing the gamer market. With upgrades to almost every component, the PS4 is now the system to beat in the next-gen console war. Find out more after the jump. Read the rest of this entry