Merry Christmas! Look, if you’re one of the high class tastemakers that visits BBP regularly, you’ve likely got friends and family who are fans of the single greatest musical to hit the stage since Webber decided to put dancers in cat suits. And by that, I mean Hamilton: an American Musical.
But once they’ve stepped across the threshold of artistic genius that is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical about the founding father without a father, what the heck are you going to get them?
Hold onto your tricorn, friends, because after the jump, we delve into the perfect gift list for the Hamilhead in your life.
November 3rd marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Brian DePalma’s instant classic Carrie. Based off Stephen King’s first published novel, the movie got a forgettable sequel (The Rage: Carrie 2) in 1999, an even more forgettable straight-to-tv remake in 2002, and finally it’s own gritty reboot in 2013. How do original novel and original movie compare? And does the 2013 reboot hold up to either? Find out after the break…(and yes, there will be spoilers for the 43 year old book and 40 year old movie).
Subtly mentioned in passing in the last episode of “The Flash,” in “The Sound and the Fury” we meet Hartley Rathaway in person for the first time, or as he’s know in the comics – The Pied Piper! In the comics the Piper has jumped between being a friend and a foe of the Flash, now we’ll see how his television counterpart plays out. Meet me after the super speed jump for my thoughts on “The Sound and the Fury.”
The weekend this time around technically started earlier this week with Christmas, so the battle has already begun. Joining the reigning king, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and its competition from last week, the second sequel to Night at the Museum and the latest remake of Annie, are Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, the big screen adaptation of Into the Woods, crime drama The Gambler, Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, and even a limited release of the controversial The Interview. Meet me after the jump to see how the folks here at Biff Bam Pop! are thinking it will look when the dust clears at the end of the weekend.
For the past three decades A Christmas Story has become a holiday cult classic. Whether it’s a 24 hour marathon on Christmas Day, a Broadway musical adaptation, or sequels (good and bad), the film co-written and narrated by the great Jean Shepherd and directed by Bob (Porky’s) Clark has become a tradition in many households across America. Today on Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide we’re taking a look at “A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic” by Caseen Gaines. See you after the jump.
Rock Of Ages and That’s My Boy Have Disastrous Openings – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of June 15th
It was an absolutely abysmal weekend for two new releases looking to connect with audiences. Just how bad was it? Find out after the jump!
Tom Cruise and Rock Of Ages Battles Adam Sandler’s That’s My Boy – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend of June 15th, 2012
An R-rated comedy from two Saturday Night Live alum and a rock and roll musical that will take you back to 1987 are the big films opening this weekend. Will either of them manage to knock Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted from the top of the box office? Here are our predictions:
The latest episode of South Park helps to explain a phenomenon I’ve never personally understood: the ongoing obsession with musical theatre. I’d say Trey Parker’s well qualified to enlighten us… he’s won 9 Tonys. But more importantly, I learned why so many men put up with taking their women to musicals; the magic of subtext!
Starring my favourite adult South Park character Randy Marsh, Broadway Bro Down pits him against some of the most hardcore musical composers in the industry; and also reveals that despite recent events, Randy and Sharon’s marriage is stronger than ever… thanks to blow jobs. Oh, and vegans suck.