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Daily Archives: December 14, 2012

Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide – LEGO Batman 2 & DC Universe Super Heroes Batman Visual Dictionary

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
I’m a comic book fan and a LEGO fan, so when you combine those two interests in one product, you can pretty much take the money right out of my wallet. Somehow I missed out on the first LEGO Batman video game, but I kept hearing great things about LEGO Batman 2. I’ve enjoyed some of the other LEGO game franchises, specifically Lego Star Wars and Indiana Jones, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and fun of LEGO Batman 2.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Must End In Piles And Piles Of Gold – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

There’s a running joke among my pals that I can’t predict a movie’s gross take if my life depended upon it. You see, once upon a time, I foolishly thought that the crazily ambitious, and wonderfully looking, Speed Racer film, directed by cinematic visionaries, The Wachowski Brothers, was going to rake in over $125 million in its premiere weekend! The trailers looked amazing! The poster was phenomenal! It was a “can’t miss” event, I told everyone and anyone who’d listen.

I don’t think I’ve ever been more wrong.

Speed Racer did a big fat belly-flop that opening weekend, grossing only $18.5 million and getting critically panned by everyone and their pet chimp. Hell, even I still haven’t seen it.

And that brings us to Friday, December 14, 2012 – a date that every wannabe Nostradamus and every film studio not named New Line or MGM or WingNut fear. And it’s got nothing to do with the Mayan calendar ending. No, there are bigger machinations at work today. There’s only one film being released that needs talking about. One film to rule them all, and that film is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Check out my revisited attempt at box-office prophecies after the jump!

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