31 Days of Horror Presents Prime in the Dustbin: ‘Blood Beat’ (1983)

A samurai warrior goes on a killing spree in rural Wisconsin and nobody knows why, including the filmmakers, in 1983’s ‘Blood Beat.’

Dine With ‘Hungry Ghosts #1’ on The Wednesday Run

‘Hungry Ghosts,’ co-written by Parts Unknown celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and novelist Joel Rose, is the first release from new publisher, Berger Books.

The Ten Percent: 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 … Continue reading The Ten Percent: The Wild Bunch (1969)

Doubling Down 2: More of TIFF’s Best Sequels

A few weeks back I took a look at a great sequels program TIFF is running in Toronto: Second Coming: Cinema’s Greatest Sequels. And sure enough, like a Hollywood mogul … Continue reading Doubling Down 2: More of TIFF’s Best Sequels

Doubling Down: TIFF’s Best Sequels

With the release of a 4K digital restoration of the classic The Godfather Part II (1974), TIFF is putting on a great program as well. Second Coming: Cinema’s Greatest Sequels is exactly … Continue reading Doubling Down: TIFF’s Best Sequels

The Steampunk Granny Takes on the 47 Ronin

47 Ronin is a fictional account of a real life group of samurai that lived in 18th century Japan. This fantasy action film, which was produced by Universal Studios, and directed … Continue reading The Steampunk Granny Takes on the 47 Ronin

Say “No” To Seppuku. Say “Yes” To Bushido And 47 Ronin #1 On The Wednesday Run – November 7, 2012

Many people are familiar with the historical “Forty-seven Ronin” story. It’s legendary in Japanese culture – but make no mistake to think it mythical. No, the revenge of the “Forty-seven … Continue reading Say “No” To Seppuku. Say “Yes” To Bushido And 47 Ronin #1 On The Wednesday Run – November 7, 2012

Yi Soon Shin: Warrior And Defender – A Compelling, If Bloody, Comic Book Story Entrenched In Real World History

The medium of sequential storytelling, of comic books, is one that lends itself to a multitude of genres including science fiction, horror, noir and comedy. Most of those genres, when … Continue reading Yi Soon Shin: Warrior And Defender – A Compelling, If Bloody, Comic Book Story Entrenched In Real World History