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Author Archives: Andy Burns

31 Days of Horror – visiting the house of horrors of Resident Evil: Biohazard

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to sit at the Sawyer family dinner table in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or stare across from one of the Firefly Family from Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses, look no further than Resident Evil: Biohazard.

The Capcom franchise, which made its debut on the original PlayStation console all the way back in 1996, was an originator of the survival horror genre of gaming in addition to spawning several sequels and a hugely successful movie series that released its concluding entry this past January.  Each Resident Evil spin-off has had their fair share of lovers and haters, but following the muted response to Resident Evil 6’s shifted focus towards action gaming tropes rather than horror, it was clear to Capcom that a new Resident Evil installment would need to up the scare factor.

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Trailer Time: Black Panther

Well, I just had a feeling of anticipation in the pit of my stomach watching the incredible new trailer for Black Panther. Check it out below, and let us know if you’re excited to see the World of Wakanda come to live.

Black Panther hits theaters February 16th, 2018.

It’s a happy weekend for Happy Death Day at the box office

When you’re wrong, you’re wrong, and this weekend, I was definitely off with my box office predictions. Here’s what went down:

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Lesson learned – never underestimate the power of Blumhouse. Their Halloween box office entry, Happy Death Day, had an outstanding opening this weekend, bringing in an estimated $26.5 million. This is the third win for the production company, following Split and Get Out. The PG-13 rating definitely helped get teens into the theatre, as did the Scream meets Groundhog Day concept. Reviews have been decent as well, and throw in the time of year, and it makes perfect sense that Happy Death Day was able to debut in the top spot at the box office.

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31 Days of Horror presents The Week In Horror: Halloween, Friday the 13th + more

Friday the 13th actually brings Jason back to life, Stranger Things comes to Blu-ray, and lots more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror

Friday the 13th fan film released

Fan films can either be really good or, you know, not so much, but after nearly a decade of no Jason Voorhees in cinemas, fans have been anxious for any sort of return. This past Friday the 13th not only saw the release of the previously digital-only Friday the 13th video game on multiple platforms, but a new fan film started making the rounds, gaining lots of kudos and support. You can watch Never Hike Alone below:

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Trailer Time: The New Mutants

The first trailer for director Josh Boone’s upcoming adaptation of Marvel’s The New Mutants has arrived. As rumoured, the film is taking a decidedly horrific tone, far different than your usual superhero flavour.

The New Mutants is in theatres April 13th, 2018.

Can ‘Blade Runner 2049’ fend off newcomers at the box office?

Biff Bam Pop’s Princess reviews The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game

Our friends at WB and LEGO are always releasing outstanding video games that are legit fun for the whole family. In my case, the arrival of a new game like LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game always means sitting down with my little princess in front of  our tv and PlayStation 4 and getting our game on.

Princess: Hey, why not the 3?! We also play games on the PlayStation 3.

Oh, hello there. I see you’re sitting next to me as I’m writing this article about the new LEGO Ninjago Video Movie Game that we’ve been playing.

Princess: Ok, yeah.

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Trailer Time – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived, offering up more story and a potential team-up between two opposing forces. Take a look below:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theatres December 15th, 2017.

Trailer Time: ‘The X-Files’ Season 11

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While we don’t have an official date yet, The X-Files is returning to FOX for an 11th season sometime in 2018. Out of New York Comic Con comes the first trailer, which you can check out below. I enjoyed the divisive Season 10 – how about you?

 

 

Despite acclaim, ‘Blade Runner 2049’ arrives as a box office dud

Nostalgia and acclaim doesn’t equate big ratings – the critically beloved third season of Twin Peaks on Showtime demonstrated that on television. Now, the same has been proven this weekend at the box office. Here’s what went down:

Blade Runner 2

For all of the excitement and critical kudos that came with the arrival of Blade Runner 2049, the sequel many waited 35 years to see simply didn’t deliver in its first weekend at the box office. The Denis Villeneuve-directed film debut in the top spot, but could only deliver $31.5 million. There’s the thought that the nearly three-hour run time did the movie in here in North America, but more significantly, while the 1982 original has had impact and is a certifiable classic, its popularity is closer to a cult audience rather than a mainstream one. Star Wars: The Force Awakens this is not. Blade Runner 2049 cost over $150 million, a number that at this point it has absolutely no chance of making back in North America. Ultimately, while those who have seen have loved it, like the original, this film’s success financially is going to have to be made up after it’s off screens.

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