This past Tuesday, February 6, Adam Green’s shot-in-secret sequel to his gore fest horror comedy franchise Hatchet, landed on Blu-ray, digital, and VOD. Victor Crowley features the legendary Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7-X) returning to the title role to stalk a new batch of victims in his swamp. (You can read my full review.) Read the rest of this entry
This past week, I was able to drag my hubby to see two great films and, let me tell you that was no small feat. We saw The Hateful Eight and you can read my review here, and recently, we saw The Revenant. Although both stories take place in our country’s past, it was The Revenant that I was drawn to the most. What made The Revenant so remarkable? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
I love channel surfing and, on the few occasions that I’m able to commandeer the remote away from my hubby, I search for new films or series to watch. Last night I came across a film I hadn’t heard of. Although Child 44 bombed at the box office, there were two major reasons I watched the film; Ridley Scott and Noomi Rapace. How was the film received at the Gilbert home? Grab a bottle of vodka and have a seat. Read the rest of this entry
As the holidays approach, many of us wish we’d had the time to watch all those movies and TV shows that people have been talking about all year. With so many great things appearing on the big and small screens, it’s easy to forget about how many books there are waiting to be read, too. But not just any books; I’m talking about those which would make the perfect side dish to your main course of movie and TV entrees (or vice versa, if you prefer).
Here are four book and Blu-ray/DVD combo meals to whet your appetite.
True Detective, Season 2 DVD/Blu-Ray and James Ellroy’s White Jazz: While folks are still divided on whether or not True Detective Season 2 was on par with the HBO show’s first season, I still think it’s worth watching (and rewatching) not only for its complex narrative and the terrific acting of the cast, but also because it is the spiritual brethren to the Los Angeles noir fiction of James Ellroy. To get a good feel for the seedy underbelly of L.A. that seems to have inspired the show, check out Ellroy’s White Jazz. True Detective Season 2 won’t hit shelves until January 5, 2016, so you’ve got time to read this gripping fourth installment of Ellroy’s L.A. Quartet before then. (White Jazz on Amazon.ca; Pre-order True Detective Season 2 on Amazon.ca) Read the rest of this entry
It ain’t a mid-life crisis, that’s for sure. September’s just around the corner, and Torontonians know that means it’s time for another Toronto International Film Festival. This incarnation’s one of those zero-numbers people get so excited about, and at forty, TIFF’s getting downright venerable. What started out in 1975 as The Festival of Festivals (Toronto had big eyes back then, and not a whole lot else), has grown from a scrappy little fest in a half-dozen theatres around town to a massive media machine, with over 350 films appearing in its ten-day run. Start up the projector, let’s take a peak at a few treats that lie just ahead.
It’s almost here! Mad Max: Fury Road will be upon us this summer, with Tom Hardy taking over the title character role from Mel Gibson. Director George Miller has been working on this film for years and, judging by this awesome trailer, it looks to be worth the wait. Take a look and let us know what you think.
The Dark Knight Rises Rules Again, The Watch and Step Up Revolution Bomb – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of July 27th, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises continued to rule the box office this weekend, while two new releases failed to find an audience of any kind. Find out how the rest of the box office turned out after the jump!
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The Watch vs Step Up Revolution vs The Dark Knight Rises – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend Of July 27th 2012
This weekend The Dark Knight Rises looks to add to it’s already healthy take so far, while two new releases hope they’ll be able to make some sort of impact. Not likely. Find out how we think the weekend will turn out after jump!
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The Dark Knight Rises To The Top – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of July 20th, 2012
In light of the horrific incident in Colorado Thursday night/Friday morning, Warner Brothers is refraining from reporting the weekend box office numbers for The Dark Knight Rises until Monday. However, estimates have come through via Deadline.com which we are going to post below. For this week, Biff Bam Pop is going to not spend any time even attempting any sort of box office analysis. It’s just not right. Instead, you can see the numbers below. And if there’s anything I can say about the events in Colorado, it’s simply this: don’t let the actions of a lunatic hurt anybody else. Go to the movies. Remember the folks whose lives were lost, but keep living your own.
Here were our predictions:
1) The Dark Knight Rises – $200.5 million
2) Ice Age: Continental Drift – $22 million
3) The Amazing Spider-Man – $18 million
4) Ted – $13 million
5) Magic Mike – $7 million
Here are the estimates (things may change come Monday):
1) The Dark Knight Rises – $161.1 million
2) Ice Age: Continental Drift – $20.2 million
3) The Amazing Spider-Man – $10.7 million
4) Ted – $10.2 million
5) Brave – $5.9 million
Finally we have a trilogy that not only maintains the same director for all its iterations, but that also maintains and exceeds the quality of each subsequent film.
Congrats, Christopher Nolan. For this fan, The Dark Knight Rises is my favourite entry in your Dark Knight trilogy.
Find out why I feel this way after the jump.