The wonderful thing about writing these Holiday Gift Guide lists is that they not only help out you, the mighty reader, find that perfect gift or stocking stuffer for a pop-culture loved one, but it also helps the writer of this column (me, in this case) with loved ones picking our gifts to give (me)!
This particular Gift Guide, a short list of select movies and television shows in both Blu-Ray and DVD formats, should prove enticing. I’m betting that there’s something on this list that your loved one doesn’t have just yet. (And, if anyone is asking, I have none of these – yet!)
Now, I know we live in a digital age where film and television programming is available on demand, but it’s still nice to add that hardcopy artifact to an increasing library of hardcopy artifacts. It’ since to know that you actually own something, doesn’t it?
Plus, some of the items on this list come with…well, extras.
Without further ado, here is your first-rate, first-class, handpicked, Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Blu-Ray & DVD Selections:
Born: February 9, 1981 in Westminster, London, England, UK
“To have compassion for a character is no different from having compassion for another human being.”
Did You Know?
Was in the same class as both Prince William and Eddie Redmayne at the boarding school Eton College.
Biff Bam Pop’s It’s All Connected: The Gold Rush – The Marvel Cinematic Universe Hits the Motherlode
There’s gold in them thar hills. Nuggets the size of your bulbous head. Great seams of it riven in the rock, opening up gleaming veins for the sun to bedazzle. Each one of those nuggets is a hero, and each hero is serious bank. Marvel’s got a sack full of nuggets, hell a whole damn trainload, all bound from the coast to amaze with their shinings at your local thee-ate-er and thousands more worldwide. And we all know money begets money, except when it doesn’t. Hell, many’s the time it doesn’t. But since the inception of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man in 2008, there’s been a conscious plan to make the most successful pantheon of interconnected movies this planet has ever seen. And gosh goldarnit, that plan is working. I don’t even know why I’m talking like a snaggletoothed prospector from 1849, but it seems pretty clear. While DC’s been panning in the river, Marvel’s built the mine, and those cars just keep coming up with their golden freight. Not every movie’s a major claim, but together, sons and daughters, together they’re the motherlode.
We all know the drill with “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” instead of solving the mysteries at hand, they just pile new ones on and on. As usual the plot thickens. In this week’s episode, Lady Sif returns, having lost her memory after a battle with dangerous stranger, and what are Mack and Mockingbird hiding? All this and more, including Skye’s new secret powers as Quake, after the jump.
Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we welcome back friend of the show, Dennis Knight, the writer and creator of Cross, and we’ll be talking about this past week’s New York Comic Con and the next steps in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See and hear more after the jump.
If you read my review of last night’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” you not only know that the series has finally hit its groove, and some of the mysteries running through the show have begun to break. You also know that a couple of our writers here at Biff Bam Pop! have a steak dinner bet going about what that blue alien really is. What do you think? We’ll explore a few of the theories after the jump.
To paraphrase Forbes Magazine, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is about to become the show everyone wanted it to be. In an article last week they talked about how people wanted a superhero show, and Joss Whedon gave them an espionage show. Now, things are changing, and this week, in the second part of the “Uprising” event, we get Lady Sif and Lorelei from the Thor mythos. Meet me after the jump for my review of “Yes Men.”
I do my best to stay away from calling anything “the best”; simply put, one person’s best is another’s worst. On that note, here’s a list of some of my favourite movies of the year. Enjoy!
The Wolverine – At this time, I’m going to completely go against what I just wrote by stating that it’s my personal belief that The Wolverine is the perfect representation of Logan on the big screen. The extended edition adds some blood to the proceedings, which makes the character of even more of a killer. Here’s hoping the rumoured sequel comes to fruition.
Everybody at Biff Bam Pop! is talking about Top Fives this week, so I guess it’s my turn. There were so many good things going on this year in movies, it will be hard to narrow them down to just five in each category, but I’ll try. Next, after the jump, we’ll look at my top fives (give or take) in film for 2013.
At the start of the weekend, Biff Bam Pop! predicted a big rush for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, giving The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug a tumble, and beating out other newcomers American Hustle and Saving Mr. Banks. Frozen would still hold onto the top five as well. Check me after the jump to see how BBP’s predictions matched the weekend’s real numbers.