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Friday, October 24
This is So Last Week: 10/17/14-10/23/14
Action figures, a red carpet shocker, a mobster and World War II. What do they all have in common? All played a role in the recent pop culture trivia. Here's our entertainment/celebrity quiz for the 43rd week of 2014.


Friday, October 24
How Well Do You Know: Project Runway, Season 13 Recap
An Unconventional Movie Night, A Suitable Twist and the Klum of Doom. If these mean something to you, you probably watched Project Runway, Season 13. But how closely were you paying attention? Just pray you'll be given extra time to fix that broken zipper. How well do you know Project Runway, Season 13?


Friday, October 24
This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of October 24th, the new movies in wide release are John Wick and Ouija.

Weekend Forecast
We continue to ramp up to November’s heavy hitters with some ambitious and well-reviewed releases, plus an obligatory horror film just in time for Halloween.


Thursday, October 23
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, S02E04: Face My Enemy
Coulson and May go undercover in pursuit of an artifact that could shed light on an important mystery. Unfortunately, S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't the only group interested in acquiring this artifact. How well do you know "Face My Enemy"?


Thursday, October 23
How Well Do You Know: The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr Burns? (Part Two)
For some reason, several Springfielders want to uncover the mystery of who shot the man who tried to blot out the sun for his personal profit. Springfielders are idiots. But the answer will be revealed, and it will shock and disappoint you. How Well Do You Know The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr Burns (Part Two)?


Thursday, October 23
Survivor Recap
Previously on Survivor, Drew threw an Immunity Challenge in order to orchestrate his own elimination from the game. We are not even exaggerating.


Wednesday, October 22
How Well Do You Know: Honest 2014 Movie Titles
You've seen movies this year, right? The title may promise one thing. But what are you really getting? We've taken some 2014 movies and reworked the title to show what you can really expect. How well do you know Honest 2014 Movie Titles?


Wednesday, October 22
Comics Weekly
Deathstroke moves into Arkham Asylum. Or something like that.

Viking Night
Before you get too excited about the Dumb and Dumber sequel, let BOP remind you of this...

The Amazing Race Recap
Last week, firefighters Michael & Scott failed to live up to the motto Boston Strong (or at least Scott's ankle didn't) and they were eliminated from the Race.

Movie Review: Fury
Fury is a conventional Hollywood action movie that wants to be a serious World War II drama, but it never quite reaches that level of importance.


Tuesday, October 21
How Well Do You Know: You're Next
A very dysfunctional family gathers for a reunion, and things go horribly, though slightly comically, wrong. You're Next interweaves some very dark comedy through its insidious plot. You may know which mask worn by the killers is your favorite, but how well do you know You're Next?


Tuesday, October 21
Over There
Star-Lord and his merry band of miscreants earned $22.3 million in China alone this weekend, falling an excellent 23% from their debut.

Survivor Power Rankings
Last week, Hunahpu demonstrated what I’ve been saying for weeks – that they are just as big a bunch of idiots as Coyopa.

Doctor Who Recap: Flatline
"Flatline" marked the most clear example yet of the show making Clara into a character who can stand on her own two feet by separating her from The Doctor...

Monday Morning Quarterback
Brad Pitt's Fury debuted in first place this weekend. We discuss all the box office results.


Monday, October 20
Overpaid Jerks: 10/13/14-10/19/14
Records are set, controversial penalties are called, series are decided and troublemakers are traded. Improve your feeling of self-worth by testing yourself with our sports trivia quiz for the 43rd week of 2014.


Monday, October 20
400 Words: Fury
Modern warfare has undergone a subtle glamorization as of late.

Men, Women & Children
Men, Women & Children consists of no fewer than eight stories.

Doctor Who Recap
Continuing a (probably) unintentional theme running throughout this series of Doctor Who, "Mummy on the Orient Express" starts out with a number of marks against it.

Top Chef Boston Recap
Ah, another year, another new season of Top Chef. Or as I like to call it, MY FAVORITE FREAKING TIME OF THE YEAR.


Sunday, October 19
Weekend Wrap-Up
It’s time to do the A-list shuffle, as Brad Pitt’s Fury has usurped Ben Affleck’s Gone Girl from the #1 position at the box office after two weekends on top.


Saturday, October 18
Friday Box Office Analysis
After a couple of weekends at the top of the box office charts, Gone Girl will fall to a new contender.

This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of October 17th, the new movies in wide release are Fury, The Book of Life, and The Best of Me.


Friday, October 17
This is So Last Week: 10/10/14-10/16/14
The Sexiest Woman Alive, a rock band's week in the sun, a major cable shake-up and an Avenger on the move. Impress your friends and neighbors by acing our pop culture trivia quiz for the 42nd week of 2014.


Friday, October 17
Weekend Forecast
We’re knee deep into fall and it’s another week that is attempting to offer something for everyone.


Thursday, October 16
How Well Do You Know: The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr Burns? (Part One)
Springfield's most prominent 104-year-old citizen comes up with an unconscionably fiendish plan to blot out the sun. Every plant and tree will die, owls will deafen Springfield with incessant hooting, the town's sundial will be useless. He is shot about five minutes later. How Well Do You Know The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr Burns (Part One)?


Thursday, October 16
Doctor Who Recap
One of the refreshing things about this series of Doctor Who has been the way the writers have focused on developing the relationship between Clara and the new Doctor.

Oscar Watch 2015
The New York Film Festival has come and gone, and we are no closer to gaining true insight into this year’s Best Picture race.


Wednesday, October 15
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, S02E03: Making Friends and Influencing People
Hydra has moved from grabbing land to grabbing people. Gifteds are being targeted and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are being forcibly recruited. Can Director Coulson and the team prevent Hydra from making another acquisition of a potentially deadly gifted person with ties to FitzSimmons? How well do you know "Making Friends and Influencing People"?


Wednesday, October 15
How Well Do You Know: Singer/Band Countries of Origin
Everybody loves music. Some people love geography. In an exciting merger of the two, we'll test your knowledge of where singers and bands originate from. You may be somewhat sure that the Presidents of the United States of America do in fact come from America (you have 20 questions before you have to be certain!), but how well do you know Singer/Band Countries of Origin?


Wednesday, October 15
Comics Weekly
Deadpool versus Sun Tzu. Who ya got? (We're asking for a reason, we swear!)

Movie Review: The Judge
The Judge is a long, laborious drama that will probably only appeal to those unfamiliar with dramas - which is to say, not many.

Survivor Power Rankings
Coyopa also voted out John Rocker. So while they may not be outplaying, outwitting or outlasting, you can't fault them for their taste.

Survivor Recap
The show gets right into it by throwing us right into Coyopa’s return from Tribal Council.


Tuesday, October 14
How Well Do You Know: Godzilla (2014)
Filmdom's favorite movie monster returns in 2014's Godzilla. Director Gareth Edwards offers a new take on the cinematic mainstay. So let them fight, and let's see how well you know Godzilla.


Tuesday, October 14
Doctor Who Recap
"Kill the Moon" wound up being one of the most compelling and confrontational episodes that Doctor Who has produced.

Viking Night: Billy Jack
The 1960s were a turbulent time, and movie maverick Tom Laughlin saw America as a culture devoid of face-kicking folk heroes.

Monday Morning Quarterback
Dracula returned to theaters while Alexander's day wasn't so bad after all.


Monday, October 13
Overpaid Jerks: 10/6/14-10/12/14
A shocking #1, hockey begins, an odd delay and a crippling suspension. All these factored into a wildly entertaining past seven days in sports. Here's our sports recap quiz for the 42nd week of 2014.


Monday, October 13
Survivor Recap
Previously on Survivor, a person claimed to have two immunity idols. More amusingly, the person to whom she made this claim already had an immunity idol.

The Amazing Race Recap
After last week's waterworks and histrionics, it appears that each leg has the possibility of including a meltdown.

The 400-Word Review
The world of live-action family comedy rarely garners much attention, in part due to the dominance of animation among all-ages fare.

Over There
After opening decently last week, Dracula Untold expanded and brought home $33.9 million.

400 Words: The Judge
The heart of The Judge, a thick yarn from heretofore comedy-focused director David Dobkin, is the slow reparation of an estranged father-son relationship.


Sunday, October 12
Weekend Wrap-Up
You gotta love a good comeback story.


Saturday, October 11
Friday Box Office Analysis
The number one film on Friday is not the movie starring Robert Downey Jr. or the children’s book adaptation.


Friday, October 10
This is So Last Week: 10/3/14-10/9/14
A singer at a college football game, a baby with a Disney name, a model who acts (a little) and an ailing 80s singer all made their mark on the last seven days in pop culture. Here's our entertainment recap for the 41st week of 2014.


Friday, October 10
Weekend Forecast
It's a weekend for people who just have to see something new.

This Weekend, Watch This
New movies are released into theaters every weekend. How do you decide which movie to watch?


Thursday, October 9
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, S02E02: Heavy Is the Head
S.H.I.E.L.D. deals with the aftermath of Creel's assault on the team. An unfriendly face makes a return, and allegiances are tested. Will Coulson and the team be able to survive long enough to stop Creel and continue to elude Talbot? How well do you know "Heavy Is the Head"?


Thursday, October 9
400-Word Review: Annabelle
Since ... well, since film was invented, horror has a tendency to cannibalize itself.

Amazing Race Power Rankings
The last episode was a soggy one. Whitney took a couple of spills into the river while a-punting.


Wednesday, October 8
How Well Do You Know: Four Weddings and a Funeral
Handsome, bumbling Brit Charles meets charming American Carrie at a wedding and wonders if he's missed his chance at love in the 1994 hit Four Weddings and a Funeral. The movie catapulted Hugh Grant to international stardom, and was the first of four collaborations between Grant and writer/director Richard Curtis. At the time of its release, this Oscar nominee for Best Picture was the highest-grossing British film in cinematic history, earning $245,000,000 worldwide. You may have known and noticed it was still raining, but how well do you know Four Weddings and a Funeral?


Wednesday, October 8
Monday Morning Quarterback
Gone Girl and Annabelle infused life into the box office. Left Behind did not. The BOP staff discusses.

Comics Weekly
The Avengers and the X-Men should just get a room.

Movie Review: Gone Girl
The trailer for Gone Girl, and indeed the first half of the movie itself, makes it seem like a traditional crime thriller.

A-List: Worst Movie Musicals
As I was doing research for this article I noticed that the list of horrible musicals was much longer than I had previously imagined.


Tuesday, October 7
How Well Do You Know: Clue
Clue, the murder-based board game, came to the big screen in 1985. Underappreciated during its release, the movie has gained something of a cult following in the decades since. You may know who killed whom with which weapon in which room, but how well do you know Clue?


Tuesday, October 7
Over There
While the U.S. box office this week was dominated by girls both gone and doll-shaped, the biggest film outside of America was a Chinese film called Breakup Buddies.

Amazing Race Recap
Like ripping off a bandage, last week’s premiere went by really quickly and wasn’t as painful as we expected.

Viking Night: Equilibrium
Have you ever wondered how much better The Matrix would be with Christian Bale instead of Keanu Reeves?

Survivor Power Rankings
In San Juan del Sur, Hunahpu continued to win despite sucking and Coyopa continued to lose horribly while sucking. Here are the power rankings for this week.


Monday, October 6
Overpaid Jerks: 9/29/14-10/5/14
The entire Top 25 loses, baseball posts some big numbers, guys get fired and it's a great day for Mississippi. Gear up for our sports recap quiz for the 41st week of 2014.


Monday, October 6
Review: Gone Girl
Nineteen years ago, David Fincher made one of the most dark, troubling mainstream movies in film history.


Sunday, October 5
Weekend Wrap-Up
What a weekend at the box office it has been.


Saturday, October 4
Friday Box Office Analysis
We start with a slight upset as your number one film on Friday is Annabelle with a strong $15.5 million on Friday.


Friday, October 3
This is So Last Week: 9/26/14-10/2/14
More New TV Season news, jail time, a celebrity baby and a wedding spectacular. Test your pop culture IQ with our entertainment recap quiz for the 40th week of 2014.


Friday, October 3
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, S02E01: Shadows
Season 2 opens with Director Coulson and the team on the run from the US military and in search of an item that will help them continue their mission. Faced with an opponent that seems unstoppable, this make or break mission could destroy the team. How well do you know “Shadows”?


Friday, October 3
This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of October 3rd, the new movies in wide release are Annabelle, Gone Girl, and Left Behind.

Weekend Forecast
While some of this year's Oscar-nominated Best Pictures have been released, this is the weekend when the first real shot across Oscar's bow is made.

Amazing Race Power Rankings
It's time for the first batch of power rankings for this season! Spoiler: the people with the ultra-white teeth are in first.


Thursday, October 2
How Well Do You Know: The Simpsons: Bart Gets Famous
The Simpsons gets meta with an episode about how Bart Simpson is just a passing fad, and will fade into obscutiry before you know it. Those comedy writers sure know a thing or two! How Well Do You Know The Simpsons: Bart Gets Famous?


Thursday, October 2
Survivor Recap
Previously on Survivor, those vile Anderson twins from The Amazing Race appeared and immediately started using the word “Twinnie.”

Movie Review: The Equalizer
The Equalizer probably would have been a better movie had it told us more about who the title character is rather than show us what he does.

A-List
Telluride and Toronto presaged it and the New York Film Festival now leaves no doubt: try to escape as you may, awards season is amongst us.


Wednesday, October 1
How Well Do You Know: Thirteen Ghosts
A widower and his family stand to inherit a spectacularly ornate house. The house, though, holds an array of vengeful ghosts captured by the man's maniacal uncle. Keep your spirit-revealing glasses handy, and let's see how well you know Thirteen Ghosts.


Wednesday, October 1
Monday Morning Quarterback
Denzel Washington opened The Equalizer, and the box office was hopping as a result.

Comics Weekly
We don't know exactly what Gotham Academy is but we already love it.

The Amazing Race Recap
This was a good start to a new season, but we didn’t really have any teams standing out on the great or horrible side just yet

Viking Night: The Getaway
Obviously, Steve McQueen is King of All Men.




     


 
 

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