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Scooby and Shaggy at Biff Bam Pop!

Over at Biff Bam Pop! they’re counting down their favorite (or favourite for the native Canadians) couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

So far they’ve covered Buffy and Angel, Kitty Pryde and Colossus, Jabba the Hut and Salacious B. Crumb, and Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson

On February 5th, I got a chance to say a few words about everybody’s favorite animated bromance, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. This boy and his dog, best friends, comrades in cowardice, and foodies supreme have been buddies since 1969. You can read my take on them, and the origins of the whole Scooby gang here.

And don’t miss today’s entry as author and guest-blogger Janice Gable Bashman takes a look at the tempestuous relationship of Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter and Clarice Starling. She even invites a few other notable writers to help her out. You can read it here.

Stay tuned to Biff Bam Pop! for more favorite pop culture couples throughout February until Valentine’s Day!

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Quickies 8-3-2009

Imagine That ~ This is actually pretty good, imagine that. Unlike Adam Sandler who I really don’t care for, I like Eddie Murphy. Like Adam Sandler however, Eddie keeps making terrible films. When The Bride wanted to see this new one, I just groaned but went along just cuz I love her and all – but I was relatively sure I was not going to enjoy it. Surprise! And a pleasant one too. Imagine That is a feel-good little family film. It’s a tad predictable and requires a bit of that old suspension of disbelief from the adults, but still a lot of fun. Great Beatles cover soundtrack too.

American Zombie ~ A cool concept of a documentary made about zombies in a world where they have integrated into society. It moves swiftly from funny art school hi-jinks with a camera to Blair Witch-esque horror to conspiracy theories. Just when you think it’s run its course the film changes form like a basilisk. More intriguing and compelling than it deserves to be.

I Hate Valentine’s Day ~ More anti-chick flick chick flick entertainment from Nia Varadalos. She seems to excel on using the formula while bringing a new twist or touch to it. This one, written and directed by Nia, reunites her with My Big Fat Greek Wedding co-star John Corbett. Cliched but fun, definitely worth seeing.

Knowing ~ More of Nicholas Cage playing himself flawlessly in a one note flick. Unimpressive, despite the intriguing premise, but the disaster scenes are pretty cool though. It’s a shame the rest of the film doesn’t match up. For a movie about predicting the future, this was just waaay too predictable.

Pauly Shore Is Dead ~ Probably the best Pauly Shore film ever, period. Smarter and funnier than it should be – if only it had an ending.

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