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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S04 E13: ‘BOOM’

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As we open on this episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. there appears to be no good news, yet a plethora of bad news. Mack and Coulson are tracking a woman with Aida’s face. Mace’s chances of dying increase with every injection of that mutated Hyde formula, Radcliffe had been stealing terrigen crystals while he was at S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Superior has been reading the Darkhold. Can it get much worse? Oh yeah, meet me after the jump for my thoughts on … “BOOM.”

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31 Days of Horror 2016: Ken Russell’s “The Devils”

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There were two disturbing films that I saw in the early 1970s. Both films were about demons. Both films scared the stuffing out of me. The Exorcist and The Devils were both controversial for their time because of the subject matter. Even though I have not watched either film since, the torture scenes from The Devils are forever seared into my mind. But as blasphemous as that film was back in the day, there were lessons to be learned. I will share them with you… if you you’re not afraid… Read the rest of this entry

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S04 E01: “The Ghost”

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The Ghost Rider comes to television and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the series fourth season premiere episode. At first glance it may seem like business as usual for the Agents, now able to operate publicly, thanks to the Sokovia Accords, but the vengeance of Ghost Rider marks a new era for the show. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “The Ghost.”

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Interview with Daredevil’s Deborah Ann Woll

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As most of the world is devouring the second season of “Marvel’s Daredevil” on Netflix, we present Andy Burns with our second interview from the cast of the show with Deborah Ann Woll, who portrays Karen Page on the series. Meet me after the jump as Andy and other interviewers find out all the season two secrets of Karen Page, Daredevil, and the Punisher.

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The Ten Percent: The Wild Bunch (1969)

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Poster for The Wild Bunch (1969)

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon

Hello, and welcome to “The Ten Percent,” a regular column here on Biff Bam Pop! where every other week K. Dale Koontz and I look at the corollary of Sturgeon’s Law: the ten percent of everything is not crud. This week, we’re dipping into what is perhaps the most quintessentially American film genre: the Western. It’s a broad field, with a history that stretches back at least to Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, and can arguably be traced as far back as the captivity narratives of the 18th and late 17th centuries. In any case, the mythic space of the American west has fascinated filmmakers and movie goers from the very beginning, and America has had an on again/off again love affair with the Western ever since when audiences were amazed by Edwin S. Porter’s The Great Train Robbery in 1903.

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Fear the Walking Dead S01 E02: So Close, Yet So Far

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Last week’s episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” broke the record for all-time basic cable ratings premiere. When you have a great story and a talented cast, you break records. Kudos to Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson and the fine cast on a great job. Last week’s episode showed us just how easy it is for an apocalypse to start right under our very noses. This week, Travis has to find his son, Chris and Nick has to fight his demons. Read the rest of this entry

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S02 E02: Heavy Is the Head

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In many ways last week was a grim start to the second season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The team is working from the shadows to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D., while still contending with Hydra, and new threats like the Absorbing Man, and some members have been sidelined or otherwise damaged from the events of last season. And not the least of their troubles are the less than stellar ratings of the series… Join me after the jump for my thoughts on “Heavy Is the Head.”

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Resurrection Season Finale: Torn Apart

 

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Holy Revolving Door! Rachel won’t stay dead, and Arcadia is overrun with dead people. With the military convoy heading over the hill, what will happen to Jacob? Find out after the jump.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01 E18: Providence

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Battle lines have been drawn. SHIELD has fallen, and now pockets of the different sides of the good and evil coin, SHIELD and Hydra, are scrambling for what’s left. Agent Coulson’s crew are headed underground, but little do they know, one of their own – Agent Grant Ward – is a Hydra agent. Brace yourselves as things get even worse for our team, as they’re on the run, and Colonel Glenn Talbot is in pursuit… Meet me after the jump for my review of “Providence.”

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01 E09: Repairs

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After last week’s pseudo Thor sequel, the ratings went up for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” all for good reasons. It was actually a pretty cool episode, with some pretty shocking subplots. We’ll see if the audience stays, even when this week’s episode is up against the holiday classic “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” on CBS. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Repairs.”

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