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Monday, July 21
Overpaid Jerks: 7/14/14-7/20/14
All about the All-Stars, an Open champion, the most valuable franchise and a new mascot. Test your recall with our quiz on sports events for the 29th week of 2014.


Monday, July 21
Review: Wish I Was Here
Zach Braff turned to crowdfunding to make Wish I Was Here, apparently determined to tell a story in his way, free of studio oversight.

Review: The Purge: Anarchy
The birdcages of Hollywood are lined with fine ideas.

Over There
With the World Cup out of the way, we see a bit of change at the international box office this week as Dawn of the Planets of the Apes expanded to 51 territories from 27 last week, and was rewarded with a bigger gross as a result. Was it enough to unseat Transformers: Age of Extinction? Not quite.


Sunday, July 20
Weekend Wrap-Up
Another weekend at the Summer 2014 box office, and another soft result.


Saturday, July 19
Friday Box Office Analysis
Anarchy ruled at the box office on Friday. Yes, a huge upset occurred as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes lost its spot at the top of the charts.


Friday, July 18
This is So Last Week: 7/11/14-7/17/14
Summer break is about half over, so take comfort in the shenanigans of a slap-happy singer, someone putting their Twitter foot in their mouth, changes on the superhero front, and the blackmail leverage of a famous spouse. Let's see how well you know the 29th week in pop culture happenings.


Friday, July 18
This Weekend, Watch This
New movies are released into theaters every weekend. How do you decide which movie to watch?

Weekend Forecast
A summer marked by soft box office doesn't get any better news this weekend, as mid-July gets an almost August-like slate of films.


Thursday, July 17
Daily Box Office Analysis
If you were hoping for a huge, shocking twist at the box office yesterday, you should brace for disappointment.

Shop Talk
We chat about movies we've watched lately.


Wednesday, July 16
How Well Do You Know: The Way, Way Back
Introverted, unhappy Duncan gets stuck at the beach house for the summer, but finds an unlikely haven at a water park. You may be holding...still holding....just about ready to hold, but how well do you know The Way, Way Back.


Wednesday, July 16
Monday Morning Quarterback
We talk Apes, Snowpiercer and more.

Comics Weekly
This week, Archie dies. Also, Bryan Lee O'Malley, who previously gifted us with the Scott Pilgrim series, has a new graphic novel called Seconds.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a rich, artistic and often heartfelt blockbuster. These days, such a statement might seem oxymoronic...

Daily Box Office Analysis
People like fuzzy monkeys. If a million YouTube videos had not proven the point by now, yesterday’s North American box office would do so.


Tuesday, July 15
How Well Do You Know: The Lego Movie
Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller brought the world of Lego to the big screen. The result is a thrilling, funny, touching, surprisingly complex animated gem. You might be the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe, but how well do you know The Lego Movie?


Tuesday, July 15
A-List: Worst Disaster Movies
Yesterday, we reveled in the delicious amazingness. It only seems fair to turn now to the most disappointing and ridiculous disaster movies of all time.

Daily Box Office Analysis
There is finally new blood worthy of discussion at the daily box office this week.


Monday, July 14
Overpaid Jerks: 7/7/14-7/13/14
LeBron shocks the world, World Cup comes to a close, MLB picks All-Stars and The Body Issue makes a strange choice. Test your recall of sports during the last seven days.


Monday, July 14
International Box Office
Anyone who follows box office numbers closely might have noticed that, Transformers aside, the last few weeks have been subdued...

A-List: Five Best Disaster Movies
Inevitably, Transformers 4 reminded me of my favorite guilty pleasure genre in movies by far - the Disaster Movie.


Sunday, July 13
Weekend Wrap-Up
After several straight weekends of overall box office disappointment, North American exhibitors finally claimed a huge win.


Saturday, July 12
Friday Box Office Analysis
The Planet of the Apes sequel comes in with a solid $27.7 million on Friday.


Friday, July 11
This is So Last Week: 7/4/14-7/10/14
Our pop culture trivia quiz for the 28th week of 2014 holds questions about celebrity weddings, Miley Cyrus and Oscar Winners on TV. We hope you were paying attention.


Friday, July 11
This Weekend, Watch This
New movies are released into theaters every weekend. How do you decide which movie to watch?

Weekend Forecast
The busy but lackluster July 4th weekend gives way to a quieter weekend at the box office.


Thursday, July 10
How Well Do You Know: Seinfeld: The Andrea Doria
A great apartment is up for grabs, but it might go to a shipwreck survivor. Meanwhile, Elaine has a blind date and Jerry helps an enemy. Newman moving away might be your dream too, but how well do you know Seinfeld: The Andrea Doria?


Wednesday, July 9
How Well Do You Know: Hot/Heat Movie Titles
Here's a quiz on movies with a heat-related word in the title. We'll give you a short description of a movie, you have to pick the correct heat-related word the appears in the title. You may know your Catching Fire from your Saturday Night Fever, but how well do you know Hot/Heat Movie Titles?

Thanks to the ST gang for their help in compiling the titles for this quiz.


Wednesday, July 9
Comics Weekly
Loki and Thor are hanging out again. Hooray!


Tuesday, July 8
How Well Do You Know: Pompeii
The 2014 film Pompeii, set against the soon-to-blow-everything-to-hell Mount Vesuvius, tells the story of young gladiator Milo, an evil politician and the woman caught between them. Grab your sword and strap on your sandals, and let's see how well you know Pompeii.


Tuesday, July 8
Viking Night: The Wicker Man
It’s comforting to have all the answers, isn’t it? It feels good to have 100 percent certainty that you are always right and everyone else is always wrong.

Monday Morning Quarterback
We talk about all four new openers.


Monday, July 7
400 Words: Tammy
In Identity Thief, Melissa McCarthy awkwardly sang along with aging Top 40 hits while cruising down the highway. In Tammy...

A-List: Worst Comic Book Movies
Here’s a challenge: make a list of the top five worst comic book-based movies of all-time. It’s not easy, as there are many of them.

International Box Office
For many years, overseas box office represented a supplementary income for Hollywood.


Sunday, July 6
Overpaid Jerks: 6/30/14-7/6/14
A busted football player, a broken soccer player, a traded coach and Wimbledon champions. Test your recent sports recall with our weekly quiz.


Sunday, July 6
Weekend Wrap-Up
The July 4th weekend is providing few fireworks at the box office.


Saturday, July 5
Friday Box Office Analysis
For the first time this summer, we’ll have a repeat film atop the box office.


Friday, July 4
This is So Last Week: 6/27/14-7/3/14
A very influential woman, 80s nostalgia, mayhem at The View and a very strange separation all factor into the last seven days of entertainment and pop culture news. We hope you were paying attention.


Friday, July 4
This Weekend, Watch This
New movies are released into theaters every weekend. How do you decide which movie to watch?

The Case for Transformers 4
We found the one guy who loves Transformers: Age of Extinction. Here is his defense of the film.

Daily Box Office Analysis
Seven days, seven wins. Yes, Transformers: Age of Extinction can claim victory once again as it handily won first place at the domestic box office on July 3rd.


Thursday, July 3
How Well Do You Know: Seinfeld: The Airport
On a flight back to New York, Jerry and Elaine embody airplane class warfare. Meanwhile, George and Kramer attempt to execute the perfect airport pickup. You may love the smell of the first-class lavatory, but how well do you know Seinfeld: The Airport.


Thursday, July 3
Movie Review: Transformers 4
I feel sorry for anyone whose first experience with the Transformers movies is Age of Extinction, which might be the worst in the series so far.

Daily Box Office Analysis
There were many new films in release yesterday. As expected, none of them managed to upset Transformers: Age of Extinction.


Wednesday, July 2
How Well Do You Know: 2014 in Movies: The Story So Far
Having reached the half-way point in 2014, let's take a moment to review the year in movies so far. RoboCop and Jack Ryan returned, Captain America soldiered on and Angelina played a (perhaps not so) wicked witch. If you're feeling a Non-Stop Need for Speed, let's see how well you know 2014 in Movies: The Story So Far.


Wednesday, July 2
Comics Weekly
Celebrate July 4th at your local comic store!

Weekend Forecast
The July 4th holiday is upon on us, and that means a holiday opportunity for Hollywood distributors to release their finest products.

Daily Box Office Analysis
Transformers: Age of Extinction received a smidge of competition yesterday. None of it came from films officially in release, though.


Tuesday, July 1
How Well Do You Know: 3 Days to Kill
Ailing CIA agent Ethan Renner only has....3 Days to Kill. Well, possibly longer than that. Yeah, there's bad guys that need killing and an estranged family with which he must reconnect, but there's no absolute timetable, right? Anyway, you may know The Wolf from The Albino, but how well do you know 3 Days to Kill?


Tuesday, July 1
Daily Box Office Analysis
Transformers: Age of Extinction, the movie hated on general principle as well as actual execution, continued its reign as the number one film in North America yesterday.

Viking Night: May
“If you can’t find a friend, make one!”

Monday Morning Quarterback
The BOP staff discusses the big Transformers weekend.




     


 
 

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