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 Robyn Hood: The Hunt #1, Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1, Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #1, Mech Cadet Yu #1, The Pitiful Human-Lizard #13-14, Rocket Girl #8, Redlands #1, Secret Empire #6-7 and more… be warned, there may be spoilers…
The robots may be in disguise, but they still managed to grab the number one spot at the box office. Here’s what went down:
Despite the du rigour bad reviews, Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight did debut at the top of the box office, bringing in an estimated three-day total of $45.3 million. That’s the lowest debut for a film in the series, and its doubtful this instalment will perform well in North America. However, there are the overseas numbers to come in, and no doubt they’ll be strong enough to warrant another Transformers film, even though Bay has once again promised that he’s finished directing them.
This weekend sees the return of those robots in disguise. But will a fifth film be too much for audiences? Here’s our prediction:
Transformers: The Last Knight is managing to keep the franchise tradition with some absolutely horrible reviews; the film currently sits at a 16% score at Rotten Tomatoes. Usually, this films are critic proof, but its been a while since Michael Bay actually delivered a good Transformers film (some would suggest he’s never actually accomplished that feat). Transformers: The Last Knight opened this past Wednesday with an underwhelming $15 million. Decent for the middle of the week, but far from blockbuster numbers. Consider the bloom off the rose for Transformers. While the film will top the weekend, it will be with a lacklustre $43 million.
There’s a new superhero team in town and they seemingly came from out of nowhere. Justice, like lightning, ever should appear… the Thunderbolts are finally here on “Avengers: Ultron Revolution” in all their animated fury, but what is their sinister secret? Meet me after the mysterious jump for my thoughts on “The Thunderbolts.”
And with the spring melteth the carbonite.
Superheroes, Star Wars and Ghostbusters. Manga, Anime and Master Chief. Longboxes, movie posters and original art. Everything that was, is and will be pop culture this year, reared itself up from a mighty winter slumber, yawned, and stretched its way out of bed, gathering with a like-minded niche in downtown Toronto.
And all dressed in cosplay, of course!
The 2016 edition of the TORONTO COMICON ran from March 18 through to the 20th this past weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, waving an important hand high in the North American pop culture landscape – successfully ushering in this year’s Con season!
Get the goods after the jump!
“I am going to die surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy.” – Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy
Isn’t that what summer movies are all about? Checking our intelligence in at the theater door and joining other fellow “idiots” as we watch mind-numbing, big-budget flicks with minimal plot lines and questionable acting? I admit, the term ‘idiots’ might be a bit harsh here, but after watching “The Legend of Hercules” with my friends, I definitely felt like an idiot for having gone (though we did get plenty of laughs from the experience so it ended up being worth it).
Here’s my Top 5 Scene Stealers from 2014’s Summer Movie Extravaganza:
GOOOOOLLL! Transformers Makes It To The Next Round: Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report
Sitting through two last minute, drama filled, World Cup games today, I turn my head away from sports towards the pop-culture drama of the silver screen.
It seems that Andy Burns, Editor-in-Chief of Biff Bam Pop!, couldn’t bear the extra-time summer heat of the box office receipts today, so I’m a last-minute substitution, eager to share info on who scored the all-important golazo.
Follow me after the jump, and I’ll tell you which films look good to make it to the next weekend – and which stumble out of the theatre.
Technology moves so quickly these days, so quickly that sometimes we can’t even keep up with it. Madefire is technology so new it doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page yet! All kidding aside, for those of us who love our comics in digital form, you can forget standard motion comics, flash animation, even ComiXology to an extent. Madefire takes even Thrillbent to the next level. Meet me after the jump to learn more about Madefire, the future of motion comics.
Battleships Bombs, The Dictator Disappoints – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of May 18th, 2012
The weekend numbers are in and, as predicted, The Avengers held onto the top spot for the third weekend in a row. None of the three new releases ever came close to posing any sort of challenge to Marvel’s blockbuster superhero extravaganza. Here’s how the weekend turned out: