Once again Doctor Who explores a mystery from the pages of history itself, what happened to Legio IX Hispana? As The Doctor and Bill and Nardole journey back to second century Scotland to find the Ninth Roman Legion, they discover a more sinister threat awaits them. Meet me after the time jump for my thoughts on “The Eaters of Light.”
With Ghost Rider and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the same side, will they be able to find the Darkhold before it’s too late, or does fate have other threats in store for them at Eli Morrow’s prison? Things get tense in jail and the new Director makes a startling announcement on live television, all this and more, after the jump, in my thoughts on “Lockup.”
I have a long history with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but not as long as some folks my age. And as loyal and passionate as I am about the original, I had to watch and/or hate-watch the Fox TV remake last night. Meet me after a jump to the left for my thoughts.
When it comes to recent battle between LEGO Dimensions and Disney Infinity, two competing iterations of the toy to video game franchises, well, there was a pretty clear winner, as Disney threw in the towel on further versions of their game earlier this year. I’ll admit that I had some serious sadness about that – their toy models of familiar Marvel, Star Wars and Disney characters are absolutely phenomenal. Even if you’re not into the games, they sure look good displayed.
That being said, perhaps it shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise that LEGO continues to roll with their own Dimensions games. They also bring familiar brands such as Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, DC Comics and many more into a unique gaming environment where you can play both a larger story along with various levels designed for the specific franchises available. For gamers it’s a lot of fun, and for LEGO obsessives, of which there are more than a few, collecting the sets is pretty much mandatory. Well, now there’s a whole new series of bricks to amass.
Welcome to another edition of Biff Bam Pop’s 31 Days of Horror!
Every year BBP writers make sure your October is full of the spooky stuff – rundowns of our favourite movies and why they still matter to us; recaps of ongoing television shows with a horrific bent; comics, books, movies and more. The majority of BBP contributors love the horror genre, and even better, love to write about it.
This year, we’re going to have some guests join us as well. Towards the end of the summer, I started reaching out to some friends and colleagues about whether they’d like to contribute to 31 Days of Horror. They’re writers and singers and actors. They’re supremely talented in their fields. And then, as I sat down to write this introduction, it hit me.
They’re all women.
It’s a big weekend at the box office, as two more sequels look to duke it out for the top spot. Can either of them take down the reigning animation champion? Here are our predictions:
Star Trek Beyond is the third film in the rebooted franchise. This one is a stand alone, original story, rather than the pseudo-remake of the original Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan the previous film, Into Darkness acted as. Directed by Fast and Furious helmer Justin Lin, the film currently has solid reviews and decent word of mouth going for it, even in the face of the tragic death of series co-star Anton Yelchin. The question is, following the lacklustre reception to Into Darkness from die hard fans, has Star Trek Beyond lost a piece of its core audience? The secret weapon here is Simon Pegg, who co-wrote the film, along with co-starring as Scotty. Pegg is a geek and knows what the audience wants, and I’d be surprised if this third film doesn’t deliver. Look for a first place showing with $65 million.
While last week’s number one film held strong for a second weekend, all eyes were on four ladies with proton packs on their backs. How did things turn out at the movies? Here’s what went down:
The Secret Life of Pets held on to the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row, bringing in an estimated $50.5 million, raising its two week total to an excellent $203 million on a $75 million budget. It looks as though Illumination has a new franchise on its hands. Read the rest of this entry
I took a half day off of the day job on Friday because I wanted to see Ghostbusters this weekend and the timing just wasn’t going to work otherwise. Seeing Paul Feig’s film felt important to me. As a Ghostbusters fans, though not a die-hard like so many others. As a pop culture fan. As a guy who works with with a lot of incredible women who are writing in the genre field and who may have felt attacked by the misogynists out there who thought an all-female reboot of Ghostbusters who would somehow ruin their childhood.
But mainly I think I wanted to see it because I’m a dad to an awesome little girl who rules my world.
The Ghostbusters might not be afraid of no ghosts, but how do they feel about Pets? The much anticipated, much criticized, and reportedly very funny reboot/remake/reimagining of Ghostbusters comes out this weekend against The Secret Life of Pets, which not only ruled the box office last weekend, it broke records for the year with $103 million. Can the hype beat the heat? We’ll find out after the jump with Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions.
Whether it was the clever and early marketing of the film, or the voice talents of Louis CK and Kevin Hart (to name just a couple), or simply the concept of finding out what our pets may be up to while we’re out – The Secret Life of Pets ruled the box office this weekend with over a whopping $100 million in ticket sales. With Tarzan and Dory pulling a distant but respectable second place, this was certainly a pet weekend. Meet me after the jump for a closer look at the box office numbers.