This October weekend takes the shotgun approach with four wide release films aiming at rather disparate audiences.
This is So Last Week: 10/14/16-10/20/16
Hall of Fame nominees, a royalty lawsuit, a superhero split and a concert walk-out. Test your pop culture recall with our entertainment/celebrity quiz for the 42nd week of 2016.
How Well Do You Know: Zootopia
Young bunny Judy Hopps dreams of being a police officer in the city of Zootopia. Many years later, Judy's hard work paid off, but she finds that being Zootopia's first bunny cop has challenges she didn't expect. She joins forces with fox Nick Wilde, a shifty con man who is not all that happy to be helping with a missing mammals case. How well do you know Zootopia?
Review: American Honey
The most poignant and affecting moments of American Honey depict the realities of contemporary poverty in the United States
It's one of the most primal human fears - to literally wake up in a strange place, with no idea how you've arrived.
How Well Do You Know: Lights Out
Director David F. Sandberg turned his crackerjack short into a feature horror film for 2016's Lights Out. The movie plays on one of the primal human fears, and delivers some solid chills in the process. Keep working that hand-cranked flashlight - how well do you know Lights Out?
Review: The Girl on the Train
Based on the best-selling 2015 novel by Paula Hawkins, the film's unabashedly juicy plot follows three different women...
Hidden Gems: Brick
Writer/director Rian Johnson’s Brick is an odd movie.
Hello again, good people, and welcome to Survivor Season 33, episode 4.
Overpaid Jerks: 10/10/16-10/16/16
An aborted press conference, a Big 10 opening, an electrifying grand slam and a firecracker hockey debut. Impress your friends and neighbors by acing our sports recap quiz for the 42nd week of 2016.
The box office this weekend is AGAIN frustratingly mediocre, devoid of winners or losers, as moviegoers bide their time...
October is settling into a pattern of mild disappointment for films' performances, with what's being put out there having the ... appearance of hits...
How Well Do You Know: Modern Family, S02E06: Halloween
Claire Dunphy loves Halloween, and is intent on getting the whole family together to put on a haunted house. Not everyone, though, is in the holiday spirit. You may know that a bruja is a witch, and a gargle is a gargle, but how well do you know Modern Family: Halloween?
Review: The Girl on the Train
The vital thing with The Girl on the Train, the new thriller adapted from a bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, is not to think about it too much.
Does this film have a title that would make awesome album cover art? Yes.
How Well Do You Know: Carrie (1976)
Sissy Spacek plays a teenage girl with telekinesis who gets violently bullied by all the other girls at school and religiously shamed by her mother. And it all ends terribly at her Spring Prom Night as she takes her powers to the extreme and murders all that have mistreated her. This has been regarded as one the scariest and most mean-spirited movies ever made for all the right reasons. Here is How Well Do You Know: Stephen King's Carrie.
Warning: This quiz contains some foul language and violent themes. NSFW.
Overpaid Jerks: 10/3/16-10/9/16
Brady's back, s steak house is in trouble, the Jays are through and Houston's no longer perfect. Enjoy our sports recap quiz for the 41st week of 2016.
Review: Miss Peregrine's Home...
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is the type of fantasy tale any production designer, art director or costume designer could really sink their teeth into.
The first weekend of October is traditionally the one that’s supposed to jump start the box office as it leads out of a lukewarm September...
A few months ago, this was a weekend full with Oscar potential.
This is So Last Week: 9/30/16-10/6/16
Let's see...we had a boating accident, a very sensational yet strange robbery, Netflix crashing and weekend television news. Here's our pop culture recap quiz for the 40th week of 2016.
Viking Night: The Purge
I like a film that leaves me deep in thought for a half hour after it ends.
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While modern Octobers tend to launch numerous big players into the Oscar race, 2016 is different.
How Well Do You Know: Modern Family, S06E16: Connection Lost
Even if it is far removed from its prime, Modern Family can still turn in a top-notch episode now and then. Connection Lost is a triumph of writing and directing, as the family tries to solve the apparent disappearance of one of its members. How well do you know Modern Family: Connection Lost?
How Well Do You Know: Punch-Drunk Love
Who would have thought that Adam Sandler could do drama, or anything outside of Happy Gilmore and Big Daddy for that matter? This quirky yet affecting film is about an insecure business man with inner rage who finds true love. Yes, the film is strange and doesn't make much narrative sense, but it works because Sandler's performance matches with the uncomfortable tone. Here is Punch-Drunk Love.
While I'm sure the storm was plenty exciting for everyone on the islands, for the viewers at home it was pretty "meh."
Overpaid Jerks: 9/26/16-10/2/16
The curtain falls on the MLB regular season as college football keeps on entertaining. Tidbits from the NBA and NFL also round out our sports trivia quiz for the 40th week of 2016.
A year ago, The Martian opened to an awesome $54 million on this very weekend.