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So Last Week
So Last Week: Weekly Pop Culture Quiz.
It's an icon-centric week in pop culture: an animated legend turns 75, a wrestling icon succumbs to race under pressure and is disavowed by the WWE, and a soap opera fixture announces retirement.
Friday Box Office Analysis
Wait. You're a woman, so I'd better handle this..
It’s a strong $20.4 million opening day for the fifth entry in the Mission: Impossible franchise, which is on its way to a very easy weekend victory. Comparisons to previous Mission: Impossible films are impossible, uh, very difficult, as 2011’s Ghost Protocol opened in December, while 2006’s Mission: Impossible 3 was a victim of the Tom Cruise Is Crazy narrative as it opened to $47 million and then quickly flamed out with just $133 million, a franchise low.
     


 
 
Weekend Forecast
Do I look smarter if I hold my hands like this?
In what's becoming a bit of a trend lately, the sequel to the nearly 20-year-old film franchise is *not* the furthest reach back in time for material.
This Weekend, Watch This
Sorry folks. Park's closed.
For the weekend of July 31st, the new movies in wide release are Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Vacation.
A-List
Goodnight, moon.
The release of yet another film in a career that has spanned nearly 50 years is as good an occasion as any to revisit some of the all-time best Woody Allen films.
Movie Review: Paper Towns
Romantic head butt.
Paper Towns is an unpleasant and faintly narcissistic experience about two self-involved, overprivileged teens playing mind games...
Comics Weekly
Yes, this graphic novel is real.
And you get a comic! And you get a comic!
Trailer Hitch
Ahhhh! People are recording footage at Comic-Con!
The BOP staff takes a look at the recently released trailers for Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad.
Monday Morning Quarterback
Pacman=Friend!
The BOP staff discusses the box office stories of the week in Monday Morning Quarterback.

Part One
Part Two
Review: Southpaw
Blech.
With a careful reading, Southpaw emerges as one of the most troubling, twisted narratives presented as part of a mainstream movie in years.
Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls: One's Got Class and the Other One Dyes Trivia Quiz
Lorelai, as one of Stars Hollow's successful businesspeople, is asked to give a speech to Stars Hollow High students.
Intermittent Issues
The winner. (Wink.)
We pick up where we left off in Part 1 of our HD wars conversation.
Over There
This might be the greatest movie poster in the history of man.
Our number one film this week is the Chinese smash Monster Hunt.
The Big Picture
Recent & upcoming films, awards and, if we're lucky, home phone numbers

August 2, 2015
Career notes, awards, recent and upcoming movies.

Featured today:

Jessica Biel
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Trivia
This week's question:

Right before one of the many, many times this character dies, she admits that her middle name is Rose.

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Top 5
Zach Kolkin's
Top 5 TV Shows of All Time
  1. The Sopranos
  2. The Simpsons
  3. Seinfeld
  4. Taxi
  5. The Dick Van Dyke Show
This Date in Film History
  1905:

Actress Myrna Loy, star of The Thin Man series, is born Myrna Williams in Raidersburg, Montana.

1932:

Peter O'Toole, star of such films as Lawrence of Arabia and My Favorite Year, is born in County Galway, Ireland. O'Toole is awarded an honorary Oscar for his distinguished career in 2003.


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