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Granny’s Review of Assassin’s Creed, the Film

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The first time I had ever heard of Assassin’s Creed was during Christmas vacation several years back. I had taken my three grandsons to the Mutter Museum in Center City Philadelphia. Granny was trying to impart some knowledge into her grandsons, but they had other ideas. While we visited the many display cases that held a multitude of medical and biological oddities, I constantly found myself alone and the boys missing. Where the heck were they?

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The other visitors in the museum that day would constantly point towards one of the hallways and smirk whenever they heard me calling out for the boys. It took several round-ups before I figured out that they were playing their own version of Assassin’s Creed. So, what exactly is Assassin’s Creed and did the game successfully transfer to film? Read the rest of this entry

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Andy Burns Interviews Actress Carolina Bartczak of X-Men: Apocalypse

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Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak with Canadian actress Carolina Bartczak, known for her work in Smurfs 2 and Brick Mansions.  In X-Men: Apocalypse, opening this week in North America, Carolina plays the small, yet pivotal role of Magda, Magneto’s (Michael Fassbender) wife.  Meet me after the jump for the interview.

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Trailer Time: X-Men Days of Future Past – Trailer 3

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With this new trailer for X-Men Days of Future Past that dropped tonight, the movie has now slid into the absolutely-must-see category for the summer. Don’t believe me? Check it out after the jump…

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Trailer Time: X-Men Days of Future Past

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Based on one of the 1980s’ most exciting Marvel Comics storylines, X-Men Days of Future Past not only finally brings the tale to the big screen, but it also unites the casts of the first X-Men movie trilogy and the prequel X-Men First Class. Now, witness the time travel epic in this first trailer:

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Gravity’s Got No Effect On A Bad Grandpa – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

Double, double toil and trouble;

Films will play, and our coin will tumble!

All apologies to William Shakespeare, but the accurate prognostication of the cinematic box office takes a bit of the black magic. JP here, filling in for the currently indisposed Andy Burns, Editor-in-Chief of Biff Bam Pop! and regular sorcerer of this column. Hey, we’re six days away from Halloween. I’m in the mood!

There are three new movies out this week, and all are looking to re-write physics and bring Gravity, the current cinema champion, down to earth.

Follow me after the jump to see what answers my black art drums up!

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Trailer Time: Trask Industries

If you know your X-Men comics, if you’ve read about the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, and -spoiler alert- if you’ve seen The Wolverine, you know all about Trask Industries, and what their major product is. Join me after the jump for a sneak peek into the future…

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Prometheus Avenges Alien Franchise

Prometheus PosterPrometheus has been in theatres for a few weeks now, which hopefully means I’m safe to write this without blowing any secrets or surprises. If you’ve been waiting to see the movie, I understand your delay. Despite being a massive fan of H.R. Giger and most of the Alien franchise, I waited for the crowds to thin and secured some mind-shatteringly awesome seats in the 3D Ultra AVX theatre before seeing the film.

Although Prometheus suffered from some plot issues, I can confidently say that not only has H.R. Giger’s original design been rightly glorified, but Ridley Scott has gotten his proper revenge.

Not sure what the hell I’m talking about? Well, there’s a little more to Prometheus than meets the eye…

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Madagascar Rules, Prometheus Opens Strong – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of June 8th, 2012

A very solid weekend at the box office as two new releases had strong openings, while last week’s number one still showed some legs. Here’s how the weekend turned out:

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Prometheus VS Madagascar 3 – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend Of June 8th, 2012

Tight, tight, tight. That’s what it’s going to be like at the box office this weekend when one of the most anticpated sci-fi films of the year does battle with a family franchise force of nature. Both films are guranteed strong opening numbers, but only one of them can reach the top of mountain. So, which will it be? Here’s our prediction:

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Trailer Time: Prometheus

Ridley Scott returns to the world of sci-fi, horror and Aliens with Prometheus, one of the most talked about films of the upcoming summer blockbuster season. We’ve still got a few months to go before the film is in theatres but after Wondercon this weekend and the release of the brand new trailer, hype has gone into overtime. I think this is a stellar taste of what we’re going to get in IMAX 3D – I can’t wait to see this one when it hits theatres June 8th, how about you?

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