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BBP’s Running Reviews of – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

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Last weekend, the next of the big large-popcorn, comic book superhero, cinematic-universe-builder blockbusters dropped into movie theaters everywhere – Captain America: Civil War! How did it stand up to the other dozen Marvel movies, or even that other superhero fight flick, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Something tells me it did a little better than that latter film…

Based on the celebrated Marvel Comics mini-series Civil War, this culmination of the first twelve Marvel films pits six of Marvel’s greatest superheroes against six other of Marvel’s greatest superheroes. This is it, folks, the big one. What did we think of it? Let’s find out.

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 maybe even derision. So meet us after the jump, our reviews of Captain America: Civil War are only a giant step away…

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Countdown To Civil War: Actor Trading Cards – Team Iron Man

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ROBERT DOWNEY JR. as “IRON MAN”

Born: April 4, 1965 in New York City, NY
Height: 5’9

Personal Quote:

“I know very little about acting. I’m just an incredibly gifted faker.”

Non-Marvel Highlights:

Chaplin (‘Charlie Chaplin’, Nominated Best Actor, Academy Awards), Ally McBeal TV Series (‘Larry Paul’, Won Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globes), Sherlock Holmes (‘Sherlock Holmes’, Won Best Actor, Golden Globes)

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Marie Gilbert’s Review of Deadpool

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I first heard about the character Deadpool two years ago from my grandkids. They are all certified geeks and make it a life goal to keep their old granny in the loop. My granddaughter was going on and on about this comic book character. She said I would like this superhero. Why, I asked? As she put it, “He’s crazy like you.” Interesting! I’m a Marvel fan but could Ryan Reynolds own Deadpool? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Gobbledygeek: Rated R for Reynolds & Ring Pops

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The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents Gobbledygeek featuring hosts Paul Smith and AJ Wiley and focusing on a variety of entertainment subjects, with our hosts and special guests frequently discussing films, comics, and television.

This week is a special occasion. Every once in a while, a subject comes up which Paul and AJ feel they should record about even if they have a full schedule. So they’ll record a bonus episode (they’re rare collector’s items!), which they’ve done for Deadpool. See and hear more after the jump.

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Will Straight Outta Compton go straight to number one?

This weekend sees the release of two radically different films, courting two radically different audiences. Which one will come out on top? Here’s our prediction:

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Straight Outta Compton is the true life story of NWA, one of the most notorious and influential bands in the history of hip-hop. In that regard, this film is to rap what a film about Led Zeppelin would be to rock. Awareness is high (has anyone seen any Straight Outta Compton memes lately?) and critics have been giving the film top marks. Considering the band’s legacy and crossover appeal, look for Straight Outta Compton to be one of the biggest bio-picks of all time. It should easily hit the number one position with $60 million.

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Scene Stealers: Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson“I have had it with these motherfu**ing snakes on this motherfu**ing plane!” – Snakes on a Plane

Samuel L. Jackson epitomizes what a ‘scene stealer’ is all about. Regardless of the scope of his role or the length of time he’s on screen, you cannot ignore Jackson’s presence in any film. He’s battled racism, dinosaurs, sharks, terrorists, snakes, aliens…and while he’s burned through more ‘movie lives’ than The Flash has shoes, he keeps on giving audiences and fans what they want = one bad*ss motha’ fu*ka!

Check out Jacksons’s top five “Scene Stealing” performances, after the jump.

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The Next Phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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This afternoon, Marvel Studios held a press conference at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles to announce the next batch of movies in their ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. There were some surprises, some we already knew, but all of it is exciting. Meet me after the jump for all the news.

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Fury Over Gone Girl: Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

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Our Box Office Predictions from a few days back had Gone Girl remaining at the top of the heap over Brad Pitt’s new war flick, Fury. Did Brad flip the script on Ben? And what kind of competition did the Books, Bad Days, and Beginning Vampires put up against the big two? Find out after the jump!

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31 Days of Horror 2014 – Zodiac (2007)

Some horror doesn’t need to be gory. It doesn’t need to be violent, nor does it have to be supernatural.

Sometimes the biggest scares of all are the ones that come from real life.

Such was the case with the Zodiac killer, who terrorized the Bay Area back in the late 60’s and early 70’s, never to be captured.

The story of the Zodiac became an American legend, and in 2007, it also became one of director David Fincher’s greatest films.

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Dracula Takes A Bite Out Of The Judge – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

It was an interesting weekend at the box office, as there wound up being a few surprises with new releases. Here’s what went down.

Dracula_Untold_2Dracula Untold managed to surprise some pundits with its debut, coming in second with $23 million. While not the huge hit that Annabelle was last weekend, it’s still a solid showing for a film that’s definitely different from other current horror franchises. While it still has a ways to go before Dracula Untold makes back its $70 million, I’m guessing with the worldwide totals, it’s now actually doable.

Debuting in third place was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with $19 million. With little family fair out there at the moment, this one wound the ideal choice. Once can’t rule out the star power of Steve Carrell and Jennifer Garner, either.

Finally, debuting in a distant fifth place is The Judge, Robert Downey Jr’s latest, with an underwhelming $13.3 million. It’s definitely not the sort of number the biggest actor in the world wants to see, but this is also an adult drama that may play a good long game. We’ll see if the film continues a slow burn over the next few weekends.

As for the rest of the top five, Gone Girl was on top for the second weekend in a row, grossing $26.8 million, down less than 30% from it’s opening weekend. Annabelle fell to fourth place with $16 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Gone Girl – $25 million
2) Annabelle – $22 million
3) Dracula Untold – $20 million
4) The Judge – $15 million
5) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – $13 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Gone Girl – $26.8 million
2) Dracula Untold – $23 million
3) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – $19 million
4) Annabelle – $16 million
5) The Judge– $13.3 million

Next week sees The Book Of Life and Fury. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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