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Remembering George Romero

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We have lost writer/director/actor/visionary/legend George Romero. He passed away yesterday, peacefully in his sleep, after a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer. His family was by his side, as he listened to the score to one of his favorite films, The Quiet Man. He even passed away as a class act. He was 77. Meet us after the jump for some of our memories here at Biff Bam Pop! of this amazing man.

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Trailer Time: The Dark Tower

 

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We’re just a few short weeks away from the arrival of The Dark Tower in cinemas. I’m a devotee of Stephen King’s magnum opus (I’ll show you the Tower tattooed on my arm sometime), and I’m very much looking forward to the film, which stars Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as The Man In Black.

Yes, it will be different from the books, and there’s talk that the film has its issues. However, the books will always be there, and I’m sure that, even if it’s far from perfect, I’ll find things I love with this adaptation/sequel.

Here’s the latest trailer, which is a lot of fun. Will you be seeing The Dark Tower when it opens on August 4th?

Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 7-5-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1, Patriot-1, Wonder Woman #25, The Flash #25, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1, Secret Empire #5, and The Rook Archives, Volume 2… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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Trailer Time: It

Last night during the MTV Movie Awards, the second trailer for a Stephen King’s It was released. And now we have it for you. Watch it, and get ready for the movie, which is due out in a September.

 

Trailer Time: The Dark Tower

The trailer for The Dark Tower is here. As an acolyte of the series, which changed my life, I have to say I am far more impressed than I thought I would be. Changes from the series are clear, but it still feels like the story I love. Just a different take. we’ll discover how it all turns out in August.

Trailer Time: ‘It’

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We all float down here. The first official trailer for Stephen King’s It is here…and it is scary.

 

It arrives in theaters September 8th, 2017.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Six Books To Stuff Into Stockings*

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Being literate is especially important in our current post-truth, post-facts world. And it’s especially significant when you need to take a break from reality, look into the roots of current affairs, or just expand your horizons a little.

Here are six books that fit the bill.
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By the Book: Carrie

by-the-bookNovember 3rd marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Brian DePalma’s instant classic Carrie.  Based off Stephen King’s first published novel, the movie got a forgettable sequel (The Rage: Carrie 2) in 1999, an even more forgettable straight-to-tv remake in 2002, and finally it’s own gritty reboot in 2013.  How do original novel and original movie compare?  And does the 2013 reboot hold up to either?  Find out after the break…(and yes, there will be spoilers for the 43 year old book and 40 year old movie).

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By The Book: Introductions

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We are currently in the Season of the Sequel, the Age of the Adaptation, the Reign of the Reboot.  While the entertainment world has always relied on the written word (and perhaps over-relied on sequels and reboots), we are smack dab in the middle of a boom of quality films and television based on other work.  The conventional wisdom is “the book (or the original) is better;” but is that always true?  Find out what I think after the break.

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Trailer Time – Stranger Things

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Check out the official trailer for “Stranger Things,” premiering on Netflix July 15th. The supernatural drama with a 1980s vibe stars Winona Ryder and Matthew Modine, full of mysterious strangers and shadowy organizations. The eight-episode first season will debut all at once in July. You can see the trailer after the jump.

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