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Friday, July 28
Weekend Forecast
My request to have this weekend’s forecast just be a giant poop emoji was denied, so here we are.
Entering over 4,000 theaters today is The Emoji Movie, Sony’s attempt to create a new animated franchise by anthroprmorphisizing your local millennial’s favorite form of expression.


Thursday, July 27
This is So Last Week: 7/21/17-7/27/17
A presidential blocking, changing minds, a vocal actress and a canceled tour. Here's your pop culture recap quiz for the 30th week of 2017.


Thursday, July 27
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E22: A House Is Not a Home
Rory's arrest leads to some big changes not only in her life, but in Lorelai's as well. While Lorelai doesn't have great success in getting Rory on track with her future plans, Mrs. Kim has more success in helping Lane with hers. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E22: A House is Not a Home?


Thursday, July 27
The 400-Word Review: Dunkirk
Do not be surprised if Dunkirk, the historical drama from Christopher Nolan, ignites a series of imitators mining the past for action and adventure.

War for the Planet of the Apes
Visually, War for the Planet of the Apes is a bold and impressive achievement.


Wednesday, July 26
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, S07E02: Stormborn
Battle plans, the return of a four-legged friend, ravens from the south and frowned-upon surgery. Sound familiar? Then you probably have watched Game of Thrones: Stormborn. We hope you were paying attention.


Monday, July 24
Overpaid Jerks: 7/17/17-7/23/17
British Open, French cycling, a fired GM and a trade demand. Have you been paying attention to recent sports news? Take our quiz for the 30th week of 2017.


Monday, July 24
Review: Valerian
I can think of few films which overcome serious flaws as completely as Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. (The first serious flaw, of course, being that dreadful title.)

5 Ways to Prep
In a SHOCKING turn of events, I find myself agitated yet again with Hollywood and what they are putting me through in terms of writing this week’s article.


Sunday, July 23
Weekend Wrap-Up
First off, let's get things started with a bang: Dunkirk opened to $50.5 million, and Girls Trip was hot with $30.4.


Saturday, July 22
Friday Box Office Analysis
Another July weekend, another thoroughly well-reviewed film (or two). The studios are giving us good product, which means it's a great time to be a cinephile.


Friday, July 21
Weekend Forecast
Wait, three weekends in a row with a critically acclaimed new release? In July? Who are you and what have you done with Hollywood?


Thursday, July 20
This is So Last Week: 7/14/17-7/20/17
Disney princesses, an unpopular cameo, upcoming book news and a controversial doctor. All the cool kids take our weekly pop culture trivia quiz. Be like the cool kids.


Thursday, July 20
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E21: Blame Booze and Melville
Lorelai celebrates the publishing of the magazine article about the inn, but is afraid of Emily's reaction to it. Luke's plan to buy the Twickham house is complicated by the arrival of another interested buyer, and Rory has an uncomfortable conversation with Mitchum Huntzberger. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E21: Blame Booze and Melville?


Thursday, July 20
Viking Night
The late George A. Romero was a titan of cult cinema, so on his passing it seems logical for me to examine one of the zombie films for which he is best known.


Wednesday, July 19
How Well Do You Know: Guardians of the Galaxy
Hey, Marvel fans, listen up! Guardians of the Galaxy was based on a 1960's comic that not many kids heard of before. Thanks to writer/director James Gunn and a cast including Chirs Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and many others, the fanbase and popularity has risen. But How Well Do You Know Guardians of the Galaxy?


Tuesday, July 18
Hidden Gems
I vaguely remembered Dark City being advertised, upon its release in February 1998, but only knew one person who saw it in theaters .


Monday, July 17
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, S07E01: Dragonstone
Winter is here. With the debut of Season 7, we're only two shortened seasons away from a big finish. Who will prevail? The Lannisters, the Starks, the Targaryens, or the Night King? Episode 1, "Dragonstone," does a lot of table setting. How well do you know it?


Monday, July 17
Review - Spider-Man
One aspect of Spider-Man: Homecoming that is inspiring is the casting.


Sunday, July 16
Overpaid Jerks: 7/10/17-7/16/17
An ESPYs moment, a home run hitter, Olympic cities and a million dollars lost. Get your week started right with our sports recap quiz for the 29th week of 2017.


Sunday, July 16
Weekend Wrap-Up
Could this be the weekend the box office needs badly – on a roll following Spider-Man's romp last weekend?

5 Ways to Prep
What a franchise the Planet of the Apes has turned out to be. In 2000, not even 20 years ago, NOBODY cared about those darn, dirty apes.


Saturday, July 15
Friday Box Office Analysis
Yesterday brought yet another franchise film to the forefront. This summer has seen ups and downs in North America for movie series.


Friday, July 14
Weekend Forecast
So, it's now two weeks in a row that Hollywood's sequel culture has spat out two movies that are actually good.


Thursday, July 13
This is So Last Week: 7/7/17-7/13/17
A new video record, Emmy nominations, a concert death and comic book news. Put on your pop culture thinkin' cap, here's our review of entertainment and celebrity news for the 28th week of 2017.


Thursday, July 13
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E20: How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod?
Lorelai jumps at an opportunity to get to know Logan a little better, but as usual, things don't go very smoothly. Rory starts her internship at Mitchum Huntzberger's newly acquired newspaper, and Lorelai gets a great business opportunity. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E20: How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod?


Thursday, July 13
War for the Planet of the Apes
In an era marked by the torridity of blockbuster cinema, War for the Planet of the Apes dares to be careful, slow and somber.


Tuesday, July 11
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, Season 6 Recap
Ever-shifting alliances. An epic battle. A shocking act of cruelty. Game of Thrones' sixth season certainly gave viewers much to consider and talk about. Just be careful traveling into the past while to see how well you know Game of Thrones, Season 6.


Tuesday, July 11
Movie Review: Baby Driver
Edgar Wright has always had style in his films, but usually it was balanced out with some substance.

Viking Night
If your movie is going to be about mutant sharks with an insatiable lust for human flesh, be prepared for comparisons to Jaws.


Monday, July 10
Overpaid Jerks: 7/3/17-7/9/17
MLB at the break, a huge NBA extension, a prized free agent and lots and lots of hot dogs. Here's your sports recap quiz for the 28th week of 2017.


Monday, July 10
Movie Review: The Beguiled
We may believe ourselves mindful and decorous enough not to be deceived or turn wretched, but the truth is we're all susceptible to charm, vindictiveness and moral compromising.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
No post-colon subtitle I can recall carries quite as much metaphorical weight as that of Spider-Man: Homecoming.


Sunday, July 9
5 Ways to Prep
The Spider-Man cinematic journey is one that many know, in large part due to the amount of different box office records the series broke.

Weekend Wrap-Up
An engrossing box office debate began a couple of years ago.


Saturday, July 8
Friday Box Office Analysis
With a $50.5 million Friday, it is indeed a homecoming for the franchise responsible for the first ever $100 million weekend.


Friday, July 7
Weekend Forecast
Following the relative failure of the Andrew Garfield/Amazing Spider-Man movies, Sony cried uncle and brought the character under the wing of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Thursday, July 6
This is So Last Week: 6/30/17-7/6/17
Celebrity mothers, a supermodel's complaint, actors quitting a TV show and a scary health scare. Put on your entertainment thinkin' cap, here's our pop culture quiz for the 27th week of 2017.


Thursday, July 6
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E19: But I'm a Gilmore!
Rory and Paris both get some clarity regarding their relationship issues. Rory is a guest of sorts at a dinner that even Friday night Gilmore dinners couldn't prepare her for. Sookie and Luke clash after he helps Lorelai in an inn-related capacity. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E19: But I'm a Gilmore!?


Thursday, July 6
June 2017 Box Office Recap
Seriously, what does it take for a movie star to open a big blockbuster these days?

July 2017 Forecast
What if Iron Man, starring Robert Downey, Jr., had never been released on that fateful night in May 2008...


Tuesday, July 4
How Well Do You Know: Born on the Fourth of July
Let's go back to 1989. A project about the powerful and traumatic scars of Vietnam War veteran/anti-war activist Ron Kovic opens in theaters. Tom Cruise plays the main character and gives one the best performances of his career. It is a work that has changed the way we see war films until Saving Private Ryan. This is Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July.


Tuesday, July 4
Movie Review: Wonder Woman
There is a secret, deeper heart beating underneath the superficial proceedings at almost all times here.

The 400-Word Review: The House
I don’t want to alarm anyone, but Will Ferrell may be following the career trajectory of Adam Sandler.

Marquee History
Comic book heroes and sci-fi are featured prominently in June’s movie anniversaries, but the real gem is the little alien that swept America in the summer of 1982.


Monday, July 3
Overpaid Jerks: 6/26/17-7/2/17
Big name signings in basketball, a World Series champion, an America's Cup thrashing and a huge contract. Here's our sports trivia quiz for the 27th week of 2017.


Monday, July 3
Review: Despicable Me 3
It’s not just that the jokes here usually miss, nor is the trouble that Carell and Wiig have mentally checked out.

5 Ways to Prep
Edgar Wright has had a short but fascinating directing career and thus takes the crown this week with the highly prestigious honor of being my choice for 5 Ways to Prep.


Sunday, July 2
Weekend Wrap-Up
Maybe we needed more Minions.


Saturday, July 1
Friday Box Office Analysis
It’s an easy Friday victory for Despicable Me 3 with $29.2 million, with $4.1 million of that coming from Thursday night shows.




     


 
 

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