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Overpaid Jerks
2014 Weekly Sports Trivia Quiz.
Impressive passing yardage, an unusual score, an even more unusual leader and a pitch to the face all highlight our sports recap quiz for the 38th week of 2014.
Last Weekend, Watch This
They seem nice until start plotting to take over the world..
For the weekend of September 12th, which just happened, the new movies in wide release were No Good Deed and Dolphin Tale 2 (and The Drop was released in some theaters too). If you haven’t chosen which one to see yet, read on and find out which one wins this week’s column.

Over There
And you thought you'd heard the last of this failure.
The international scene remains pretty static this week.
400 Words: As Above, So Below
Think about baseball.
Even the curmudgeonly reviewer burned out on the found-footage movement will find little reason to object to the format as employed in As Above, So Below.
400 Words: The Drop
Your basic gun/bridge euphemism.
There’s more than enough to like about The Drop, a crime drama from Mystic River writer Dennis Lehane.
Weekend Wrap-Up
Trick or treat? Halloween is next month!
Just as last weekend is the armpit of the box office year, this is the weekend where Sony’s Screen Gems usually bails us out of the mess.
Friday Box Office Analysis
Later, he would regret stopping at Dr. Frankenfurter's...
Tumbleweeds are no longer rolling down the aisles of movie theaters.
Weekend Forecast
I should have stayed on Person of Interest.
Last weekend, Hollywood's failure to release more than a token slate for about three weeks paid off with a dividend of the worst box office figures in over a decade.
This Is So Last Week
2014 Weekly Entertainment, Celebrity and Pop Culture Trivia Quiz
A celebrity feud, an entertaining funeral, a drastic schedule change and female Ghostbusters. Here's our entertainment recap quiz for the 37th week of 2014.
Doctor Who Recap
Robin Hood is less masculine than Michael Jackson.
Doctor Who is the way that it seems more interesting in engaging with Big Themes wrapped up in Silly Ideas than the last few years have been.
Comics Weekly
We gonna sue somebody.
Edge of Spider-Verse begins this week, whatever that is.
The Simpsons
The Simpsons: Rosebud Trivia Quiz
Mr Burns yearns for his lost childhood innocence, forgetting for a brief few days that true happiness lies in wealth, power...
The Rise of Marvel Movies
Chris Pratt is too nice to actually shoot anyone. Even mean aliens.
Here's a handy infographic on Marvel's box office ascension over the last couple of years.
The Big Picture
Recent & upcoming films, awards and, if we're lucky, home phone numbers

September 16, 2014
Career notes, awards, recent and upcoming movies.

Featured today:

M. Night Shyamalan
Other Updates

Upcoming Releases

This week's question:

"What have we done?" are the last words spoken in this recent film

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This Date in Film History

Lauren Bacall is born Betty Joan Perske in New York City.


Warner's cartoon Fast and Furry-ous, directed by Chuck Jones, is released. It marks the first appearance by the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.

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