Money Monster feels like old school Hollywood

I’ve been a George Clooney fan since I first saw him as “George” on The Facts of Life back in the 1980s. I thought he was suitably charming as Booker on Roseanne, and while I wasn’t a big E.R. fan, I thought he was knockdown, drag out awesome in From Dusk ‘Til Dawn. All this was before he really became GEORGE CLOONEY – HOLLYWOOD ICON ™. While I don’t go out of my way to watch his every film, when I do sit down to watch something, as I did with Money Monster from director Jodie Foster, I usually enjoy George’s work. Which was mostly true this time out.

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John Wayne Gacy: Why Are We Fascinated by the Killer Clown?

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Husband. Father. Business owner. Entertainer. Serial killer. By all accounts John Wayne Gacy was a likeable guy to those who knew him, but he harbored a dark secret and even darker desires. Why are we still fascinated by the killer clown?
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“Los Muertos” Versus the Living on Fear The Walking Dead

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On the last episode of Fear the Walking Dead we followed Nick on a personal journey through the three stages of death and to a new community. While Nick is given a dangerous assignment, Madison and the others search for him. Read the rest of this entry

“Civil War II #5” Pits Iron Man vs. Captain Marvel in All Out Grudge Match!

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The battle lines have been drawn and war erupts! As the devastating fallout from the death of Bruce Banner sends shock waves across every corner of the world, Iron Man and Captain Marvel duke it out with the future of the Marvel Universe on the line! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the explosive Civil War II #5 – coming at you this September from the A-List creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor. As punches are thrown and the war hits a fever pitch, truth behind Ulysses’ predictive powers stands revealed – and it’s a game changer! Plus – an ending so shocking it’ll have the world talking! Don’t miss the thrilling next chapter when Civil War II #5 comes to comic shops and digital devices on September 21st!

Features: Cover by Marko Djurdjevic and variant covers by Kim Jung Ji (JUN160761), Michael Cho (JUN160762) and Phil Noto (JUN160763).

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“Don’t Breathe” Hits the Top of the Box Office

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Forget me and the dog days of summer. For this weekend, at least, theatres got a second wind, thanks to the arrival of a new horror film. Here’s what went down:

Don’t Breathe, the new collaboration between director Fede Alvarez and producer Sam Raimi, opened with an outstanding $26 million to land in first place at the box office. Audiences were interested in the movie which, with a budget of just $10 million, is already a big hit. While genre films tend to have steep drop offs week to week, in this case it won’t matter, as the core audience has clearly been well served.  Read the rest of this entry

Stars in Broad Daylight

We hear about Syria a lot these days. Ravaged by ISIS, crushed by their own dictatorial leaders, the Syrian population is wildly displaced, with millions of refugees looking for new homes around the globe. But we don’t know a lot about the actual country. TIFF looks to fill that gap, with a week-long program of Syrian films called Syria Self-Portraits: Chronicles of Tyranny, Chronicles of War. Stars in Broad Daylight is one of the oldest in the program, from 1988, by Syria’s foremost filmmaker Ossama Mohammed. It’s a bleak comedy, an absurd look at the country’s longstanding oppression.

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The Avengers Assemble “Into the Future” against Kang the Conqueror

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As we saw in the last episode of Avengers: Ultron Revolution, while tracking down future technology, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes came face-to-face with Kang the Conqueror. After threatening New York, Kang retreats to the future, dragging the entire team, except for Thor, with him. Meet me after the time jump for my thoughts on “Into the Future.”

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Pump Up The Jam: August 26, 2016

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Johnny Headband Wants YOU… to come to Nerd Noise Night 2016!

This week on Pump Up The Jam, we’ve got Nerd Noise Night, featuring The Cybertronic Spree, Johnny Headband, and other great bands; plus new videos from Odonis Odonis; Muuy Biien; and more.
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Don’t Breathe looking to top the box office

Dog days of summer, week two. However, there could be a bit of surprise at the box office this weekend, as a new horror film from a couple of masters could shake things up a bit. Here’s our prediction:

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Don’t Breathe is a new collaboration between producer Sam Raimi and director Fede Alvarez, the duo behind the scary as hell remake of Evil Dead back in 2013. Using those two names as a lure should definitely help this horror film find some strong success over its opening weekend, and with a minuscule budget of $10 million, it doesn’t have to over perform to be a success. Look for a first place debut with $22 million for Don’t Breathe.

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Biff Bam Pop Turns 8!

Today marks Biff Bam Pop’s 8th birthday. So first, a huge thank you to YOU for reading – everyone at BBP appreciates your support. Secondly, and as important – believe me, though, this site wouldn’t be here if not for the hard work of so many people:

Glenn Walker
JP Fallavollita
Marie Gilbert
Luke Sneyd
Ensley Guffey
K. Dale Koontz
James Knipp
Justin Mohareb
Amanda Blue
Mat Langford
Lorretta Sisco
Sarah Miduski
Robin Renee
Daniel Reed
Leslie Hatton

Everyone has contributed so much of their time and talents, and I can’t thank you all enough. Here’s to the next 12 months of pop culture happenings!

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