Review: Get Hard
The lowbrow fish-out-of-water comedy Get Hard is a movie that was very afraid of being any good.
We have a new bromance forming on the Blue tribe. Rodney and Joaquin should be pledging their undying loyalty to each other this week.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E20: Help Wanted
Rory and Lorelai are still dealing with the aftermath of Rory's car accident. Rory is annoyed that everyone in Stars Hollow is blaming only Jess, and Lorelai realizes that her fight with Luke may not blow over as quickly as she had thought it would. Lorelai keeps busy, though, by helping Richard set up his new business. Lane is happy, excited when she discovers what she wants to do with her life. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E20: Help Wanted?
Overpaid Jerks: 3/23/15-3/29/15
The Final Four, a tournament blowout, a quarterback on the floor and another one in the air. Here's our sports recap quiz for the 13th week of 2015.
If it’s a weekend featuring a DreamWorks Animation title, the box office would normally be in trouble. This weekend, Home breaks the usual trend we’ve seen from the publicly traded production company, but is the opening enough to stop the cavalcade of write-downs DreamWorks has seen recently?
Friday Box Office Analysis
The box office was invaded by a little purple alien this weekend, and Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart also hoped to capture their share of box office glory.
This is So Last Week: 3/20/15-3/26/15
This week, we saw goodbye to Glee, avoid divorce, get ready for home improvement and get ready for a world tour. Here's our pop culture recap quiz for the 13th week of 2015.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E19: Teach Me Tonight
Concerned about Jess's lack of ambition in school, not to mention the fact that he is currently in danger of failing the 11th grade, Luke asks Rory for her help in getting Jess back on track. The two get into a car accident during their first tutoring session, and Lorelai finds it impossible to keep her cool after discovering that Jess was driving Rory's car. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E19: Teach Me Tonight?
This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of March 27th, the new movies in wide release are Get Hard and Home.
It’s just one more weekend before Furious 7 blows everything up, but there isn’t much calm before the storm this weekend.
How Well Do You Know: House of Cards, Season 3
The pinnacle of power sought by the Underwoods seems ironically fleeting in House of Cards' third season. Frank unveils a bold new domestic agenda, but treachery abroad and an unexpected challenger at home threaten to undermine his legacy. You may know to never fall asleep in a Russian prison cell, but how well do you know House of Cards, Season 3?
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E18: Back in the Saddle Again
Rory asks Richard for his help with a school project, and as he dips his toes back into the business world, he realizes how much he misses working. Lorelai attempts to help Dean, whose insecurities about his and Rory's relationship are pushing Rory away. Sookie is stressed out about wedding planning mishaps, and Michel is genuinely happy for a brief moment. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E18: Back in the Saddle Again?
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, Season 4 Quotes
Laced in between the killings, plotting, lovemaking and gratuitous journeying, Season 4 of Game of Thrones continued to reward its audience with some great lines and dialog.
You may know who said what to whom where, but how well do you know quotes from Game of Thrones, Season 4?
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E17: Dead Uncles and Vegetables
Lorelai and Rory help Luke, both in and out of the diner, as he deals with the loss of his uncle; Taylor is concerned that a farmer's market that opened in town is going to hurt his grocery business; and Sookie is becoming more and more wedding-obsessed - with a little help from an "outsider". How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E17: Dead Uncles and Vegetables?
This week features Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in the form you've always expected: comic book.
Survivor Power Rankings
Last (double) episode, we saw the departure of Lindsey and Max. Lindsey, who spent most of her in-game time complaining about her tribe, went the full Churchill before being booted...
How Well Do You Know: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 1 Part 1
They're alive, dammit! Four women are rescued from an underground bunker cult. One is Kimmy Schmidt, an irrepressibly cheerful - yet totally naive - woman who decides to take on life in New York City. You may know which movie makes the best material for a GED prep class, but how well do you know Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E16: There's the Rub
Lorelai and Emily attempt some mother-daughter bonding during a weekend together at local spa. Of course, things don't go very well between them. Rory plans to spend the weekend by herself, but finds that easier said than done when she gets one unexpected visitor after another. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E16: There's the Rub?
Can a film series become important by sheer force of will? Well, maybe. But to the point: can one become important by sheer force of hype?
Viking Night: Kingpin
The years have been very, very kind to my opinion of Kingpin. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll admit I’m not much of a Farrelly Brothers fan.
Monday Morning Quarterback
The BOP staff has opinions about Divergent. We also hate Sean Penn.
Overpaid Jerks: 3/16/15-3/22/15
A heaping helping of college basketball, a few NFL notes and....that about covers it. Here's a hoops-heavy edition of Overpaid Jerks. Enjoy our sports trivia quiz for the 13th week of 2015.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E15: Lost and Found
There's a lot going on with the Gilmore clan - Rory realizes her bracelet from Dean is missing and panics when she can't find it. Despite an effort to get along with Jess, things sour quickly when Lorelai accuses him of stealing the bracelet. Luke asks Lorelai to help him look for a bigger place, in spite of his opinion that his apartment is already big enough for two. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E15: Lost and Found?
400 Words: It Follows
The most interesting thing about It Follows is its peculiar presentation.
Much as it did in America, The Divergent Series: Insurgent dominated the international box office this weekend.
And we're back with Part 2 of this week's double-decker Survivor Worlds Apart.
Been there, done that. The Divergent Series: Insurgent replicates the success of the original Divergent.
This is So Last Week: 3/13/15-3/19/15
An updated fairy tale, TV series conclusions, an auction, a dance party and a roast....all elements of celebrity and entertainment news this week. Here's our pop culture recap for the 12th week of 2015.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E14: It Should've Been Lorelai
Lorelai and Rory finally meet Christopher's live-in girlfriend Sherry. While the meeting goes well enough without any major drama, Emily is angry about the situation - and with the idea that Christopher won't be living his "happily ever after" with Lorelai and Rory. Meanwhile, Lane enlists Rory's help in obtaining a highly anticipated CD, since Lane is still under mother-imposed house arrest. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E14: It Should've Been Lorelai?
This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of March 20th, the new movies in release are Insurgent, Do You Believe?, and The Gunman.
Cinderella kicked the box office out of its late winter slumber last weekend, and now we have a high profile sequel that has some high expectations.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E13: A-Tisket, A-Tasket
It's time for Stars Hollow's annual Bid-on-a-Basket Fundraiser, but not everyone is looking forward to it. Both Lorelai's and Rory's baskets become part of bidding wars, and neither winning bidder is the expected one. Lane experiences heartbreak, and Sookie and Jackson sort out their future together. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E13: A-Tisket, A-Tasket?
Review: Run All Night
It seems that there is no man audiences are more eager to watch navigate a dire situation than Liam Neeson.
We begin tonight's episode at the No Collar camp right after Tribal.
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agent Carter, S01E08: Valediction
Howard Stark comes in out of the cold to help foil Leviathan's plans. Carter and the SSR track down Dottie and Dr. Ivchenko, but can they stop Leviathan's plans to attack New York City? Will Stark be the architect of his own downfall? How well do you know "Valediction"?
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E12: Richard in Stars Hollow
Lorelai finds herself entertaining Richard for the day after Emily begs her to take Richard off her hands. Neither Richard nor Lorelai seems thrilled with the arrangement. Rory finds herself having to entertain Paris, who is on the hunt for an excellent news scoop. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E12: Richard in Stars Hollow?
How Well Do You Know: 2015 March Madness Trivia Quiz
Brackets! Buzzer-beaters! Shocking upsets...some of which may not even involve Georgetown! Yes, once again it's time for March Madness, the most magical part of the sports calendar. See how well you know the seedings, coaches, players and teams that make up the 2015 NCAA basketball tournament field.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E11: Secrets and Loans
Lorelai's got problems - namely, the termites that have infested her house. Her inability to get a loan for repairs, and her refusal to accept money from friends and family, causes additional tension when Rory voices her opinion on the matter. Meanwhile, Rory discovers that Lane is keeping a secret from her. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E11: Secrets and Loans?
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E10: The Bracebridge Dinner
Lorelai and Sookie invite their friends and family to a special dinner at the Independence Inn, after the group who was set to attend the dinner are no longer able to make it to Stars Hollow. During the course of the "over-the-top slumber party", secrets come to light that aren't exactly well-received. You may know how to perform "Hotel California" using your stomach as a drum, but how well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E10: The Bracebridge Dinner?
Overpaid Jerks: 3/9/15-3/15/15
Lots and lots of college basketball deliciousness. Plus, a big scoring night in the NBA and a college football assault....all in our sports recap quiz for the 12th week of 2015.
Amazing Race Recap
We start tonight’s episode with a review of Matt & Ashley’s date night on the beach in Phuket, Thailand.
Buy a ticket to see Cinderella in the theater and you’ll be treated to an unlikely display of Disney’s philosophical split.
It looks like no one is going to be writing jokes about Disney’s Cinderella turning into a pumpkin any time soon.
Friday Box Office Analysis
Disney’s live-action Cinderella adaptation scored a strong $23 million on Friday.
With Cinderella, Disney has once again robbed their classic animation vault only to find more treasure by transitioning a classic from animated to live action.
This is So Last Week: 3/6/15-3/12/15
A Britney video, a superheroine, a delivery man and a Full House star. All figure into our pop culture recap quiz for the 11th week of 2015. We hope you were paying attention.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E09: Run Away, Little Boy
Lorelai decides to give dating another try after a classmate in her business class asks her out, and Luke seems less than thrilled at the idea. Rory is not pleased herself after being cast as Juliet in a school project, with Tristin as her Romeo. Naturally, that news didn't sit too well with Dean, either. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E09: Run Away, Little Boy?
How Well Do You Know: Big Hero 6, Part 2
It's the timeless tale: boy meets friendly, puffy health-care robot. Boy and robot team up with good-hearted oddballs to form superhero team. Here's even more Big Hero 6 trivia for you.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E08: The Ins and Outs of Inns
Lorelai and Sookie go forward with their plans to open their own inn, but those plans may be complicated by the appearance of Mia, the Independence Inn's owner and Lorelai's "second mother". Luke is dealing with problems of his own, as Jess' s antics are causing the townspeople to lash out at Luke. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E08: The Ins and Outs of Inns?
Amazing Race Power Rankings
It's a shake-up at the top!
Promised tonight is a further meltdown of Mike and the Blue Collars as he refuses to sit down until he has ALL the wood in the forest.
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agent Carter, S01E07: Snafu
Leviathan is making its move. Carter comes clean on everything and Dr. Ivchenko secures one of Stark's weapons and puts the lives of the SSR agents in jeopardy. What are Leviathan's plans? Can the SSR stop them before it is too late? How well do you know "Snafu"?
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E07: Like Mother, Like Daughter
The Gilmore girls are being forced to be more social with Chilton students and parents, and it's not sitting well with either one of them at first. Lorelai, perhaps channeling her party-planning mother, find she fits right in. Rory's attempt to be more social gets her inadvertently involved with a Chilton sorority. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E07: Like Mother, Like Daughter?
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E06: Presenting Lorelai Gilmore
Rory decides to initiate herself into the society set, something that thrills Emily but doesn't sit well with Lorelai. Meanwhile, Richard's work stress spills over into his marriage, and Lorelai is attracted to the "new" (gainfully employed, responsible) Christopher. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E06: Presenting Lorelai Gilmore?
How Well Do You Know: Big Hero 6, Part 1
An loveable, inflatable companion becomes the centerpiece of an unlikely team of hero's in Big Hero 6. The film fuses the Marvel and Disney empires, guiding a crusading band of misfits through a colorful, action-packed world. You may know your Honey Lemon from your Wasabi, but how well do you know Big Hero 6.
Overpaid Jerks: 3/2/15-3/8/15
A wild tournament finish, a school in major trouble, free agency and a kick and a comment that end in punishment. Here's our sports recap quiz for the 11th week of 2015.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E05: Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy
Luke's troubled nephew is arriving in Stars Hollow to stay with him indefinitely, and not all of Stars Hollow is happy about the news. Jess Mariano's appearance in town causes waves - including issues between Luke and Lorelai - due in part to Jess's angst-filled, James Dean-wannabe act. Meanwhile, Rory is dealing with issues of her own at Chilton, mainly in the form of Paris. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E05: Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy?
Amazing Race Recap
We begin the third leg in Nagano as we see our blind date teams spending their time in separate rooms… er, all of them, that is, except for Jeff & Jackie...
We have a slight surprise this week as Jupiter Ascending rises to the top after a few weeks of being pretty much a non-factor.
After last weekend’s box office dip with Focus, I thought we would be back in business this weekend with Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie...
This is So Last Week: 2/27/15-3/5/15
Two dresses, a plane crash, an unlikely president and cold, cold water all figured into pop culture news during the 10th week of 2015. We hope you were paying attention.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E04: The Road Trip to Harvard
In need of a distraction after the wedding is called off, Lorelai and Rory hit the road, going on an impromptu trip that leads them to Harvard University. During the trip, Lorelai thinks back on what has happened in her life, what will never be, and what she wants. You may know there is no such thing as an understated Nicolas Cage movie, but how well do know Gilmore Girls, S02E04: The Road Trip to Harvard?
This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of March 6th, the new movies in wide release are Chappie, Unfinished Business, and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Outside of a couple of ready-made hits and one lightning in a bottle, studios are struggling to fill the early part of 2015 with anything resembling a box office success.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E03: Red Light on the Wedding Night
With the wedding fast approaching, Lorelai celebrates at her bachelorette party with her friends and family, but she finds herself thinking of someone other than her husband-to-be. Max struggles with what his place within Lorelai and Rory's family will be once they are married. Meanwhile, Taylor pushes for an "improvement" to Stars Hollow, which naturally infuriates Luke. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E03: Red Light on the Wedding Night?
Amazing Race Power Rankings
Early editions of power rankings for The Amazing Race feature notorious guesswork.
The ink is barely dry on Birdman’s four Oscars statuettes, which means it’s time to look forward to the 2016 Academy Awards.
We begin at Blue Collar the day after Tribal. And right off the bat, Dan has lost his underwear.
March 2014 was a rarity as far as Marches go, in that none of its films outgrossed the biggest earners of both February or April.
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agent Carter, S01E06: A Sin to Err
The penny drops on Carter and she's on the run from the SSR. She's also on the run from Dottie the Friendly Assassin. A Leviathan agent has infiltrated the SSR offices. Things aren't looking good for Peggy or the forces for good. How well do you know "A Sin to Err"?
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E02: Hammers and Veils
Bride-to-be Lorelai is busy planning the big day - and reeling from the fact that the announcement of her big news didn't get the reaction from Emily that she had hoped for. Meanwhile, Rory helps build a house and has boyfriend troubles when Harvard takes precedence over Dean, and Lane prepares to leave for Korea. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E02: Hammers and Veils?
Tired of snow? Buy comics. It might get warm.
Movie Review: Focus
Focus is a con artist movie that’s slick and attractive on the outside but ultimately standard in the plot and substance departments.
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S02E01: Sadie, Sadie
The Season 2 premiere of Gilmore Girls has Lorelai thinking about how to answer Max's proposal - and how to tell Luke the news, Rory dealing with the aftermath of a special Friday night dinner that doesn't go as planned, and Emily and Richard discovering that they know very little about and have no control over their daughter's and granddaughter's lives. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S02E01: Sadie, Sadie?
Review: The Lazarus Effect
A fine cast is wasted on an unimaginative project in The Lazarus Effect, as yet another crew of dreamers totally aren’t playing god in their efforts to awaken the dead.
Survivor Power Rankings
In a strong first episode, Survivor made it clear that they have cast the requisite strategists, saps and delusionals that are key to a good season.
Monday Morning Quarterback
Focus and The Lazarus Effect debuted over the weekend, and the potential audience gave a collective shrug.
Overpaid Jerks: 2/22/15-3/1/15
NCAA teams jockeying for position, baseball comings and goings, a strange Twitter rant and a staggeringly quick victory. Here is our sports recap quiz for the 9th week of 2015.
Amazing Race Recap
Previously on The Amazing Race, someone named Hayley hoarded all of the screen time...
The 400-Word-Review: Focus
Focus is a movie nearly undone by its own marketing.
While Fifty Shades of Gray might have been something of a one-night stand in America, international audiences seem more than happy to have it hang around.
It should have been an easy win this weekend as we have a Will Smith movie in Focus and a PG-13 horror flick in The Lazarus Effect.