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BBP’s Running Reviews Of: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Last weekend, the latest large-popcorn, comic book superhero, cinematic-universe-builder blockbuster, dropped into movie theatres everywhere.

And much like the citizens of fictional Metropolis, none of us could escape the heavy-handed and all-encompassing fallout from both advertising and on-line word of mouth. A strange thing happened after you bought your theatre tickets in advance.

Last week the online crowd roared loader than Doomsday. People hated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Loathed it, in fact.

But was it all that bad?

Over the course of the day, Biff Bam Pop! writers will give their high level take on the film. Check back regularly, as more contributions are added to this post of reviews that are sure to run the gamut of praise and abhorrence.

Let’s not waste another bat-second. Our heroic thoughts on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are but a super-jump away!

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: Guy Ritchie’s Retro Retread is Slight, Light and Dripping with Style

Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander and Henry Cavill are impossibly chic in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

I always wonder how secret agents manage to look so superbly good. I guess all that Cold War cash had to assert dominance in every way imaginable, fashion included. Guy Ritchie’s latest romp, the resurrection of the campy sixties TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. as a breezy spy franchise in the offing, certainly lays on the style. The sunglasses budget alone must’ve been thousands. Deviating from the bombast of the Mission Impossible series, Ritchie opts for a sardonic retro pastiche. Unquestionably cool, find out after the jump if The Man from U.N.C.L.E. delivers on its premise, or the emperor’s only sporting exquisite new clothes.

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Sneak Peek at the Supergirl Pilot

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Sometimes these things happen, an upcoming pilot makes its way to the internet, the web blows up, and puppies cry. This is one of those times, minus the puppies. The CBS “Supergirl” pilot was released online, and somehow, I’m not saying how, I managed to see it. Meet me after the jump and I’ll let you know what I think, of the “Supergirl” pilot.  Warning – spoilers ahead…

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If I Did It – Man of Steel

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Here at Biff Bam Pop!, we can be pretty critical of the movies, television, and comics we love. I know I’m guilty of it. It’s easy to criticize, but the question is – could I do it better? Now we present the first in a new series, If I Did It, the brainstorm of editor-in-chief Andy Burns, where contributors tell how they would do things differently in work they disliked.

Meet me after the jump for my first If I Did It… a film about which I have had a lot to say in the past, and not a lot of it good… Man of Steel!

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BBP! Celebrates Batman @ 75: Batman’s Ladies: The Good, The Bad and the Crazy

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There have been enough articles written on Batman to wallpaper every home in America, but for Batman’s big 75th Anniversary I wanted to cover the women from television and film who had crossed paths with the Dark Knight. What did they think of the big guy and were they friend or foe? Head to the Batcave to find out.  Read the rest of this entry

The Ben Affleck Batman

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There is so much controversy over just some simple casting. You would have thought a comedian had been cast as the Dark Knight. Just like in 1989. Like it or not, Ben Affleck will be playing Batman in the upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. See images new and old, after the jump.

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Saturday At The Movies: Man of Steel (2013)

You couldn’t escape it the past month, could you? Like gravity, you couldn’t help but allow it to influence your life, be it in newspaper reviews, bus shelter advertisements, television commercials, internet appraisals, packaged toys on a Walmart shelf, or the ubiquitous movie theatre posters.

Man of Steel, the movie, was everywhere. And everyone had an opinion on it.

For some, it might have been enough promotion to drive them off-planet. Others soaked it up like bright rays of light from our yellow sun. And, like the promotion, the movie itself polarized an audience into two distinct camps: those that really enjoyed it and those that downright hated it.

One common thread that both parties shared, however, was that, surprisingly, neither really asked to see it.

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Unshackle Your Enthusiasm With Superman Unchained #1 On The Wednesday Run–June 12, 2013

Happy 75th birthday Superman! As a gift, this week you get a brand new summer blockbuster film and a brand new ongoing monthly comic book series! How’s that for perfect timing? It’s like it was planned or something!

Oh! And did I mention that the new comic book series is both written and illustrated by two of the biggest names in comics?

It is!

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Openings And Opening Themes: From Adventures of Superman To Man Of Steel

Happy 75th birthday, Superman! You don’t look a day over…well, how old is Henry Cavill, anyway?

That’s right. We’ll use Henry as our benchmark as he’s the most recent actor to portray the world’s most recognizable superhero in the sure-to-be-a-blockbuster film, Man of Steel, opening in wide release this coming Friday. That means, as of today, only three more sleeps to go. And just so you know, Henry is thirty. So says Wikipedia.

Man of Steel SymbolWith every new mass media incarnation of Superman, be it film or television, one can’t help but reflect on what’s come before – both in terms of visuals and in their corresponding auditory illuminations. Opening scenes of films and opening themes of music for those same films, I think, not only showcase the times in which those pieces of art were produced, but they’re also representational of what you’re likely to experience over the coming two hours of cinema viewing.

Walk with me, then, through the first few moments of the characters broadcast origin and through two previous Superman films – comparing the differences and similarities of works of cinematic art separated by over five decades of human history. We’ll take a short respite in the realm of television, and then continue on our journey, making our way to the opening scene and musical theme of the brand new Man of Steel film.

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Trailer Time: More of the Man of Steel

man1Every time I see a new trailer for Man of Steel, I want to see it more and more. This is definitely the event movie of the summer. Here now is another look at the film, brought to us exclusively from Nokia, with new scenes, new action, and new Krypton…

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