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Wednesday, February 10
How Well Do You Know: 2016 Super Bowl Commercials
Bad economics from a mortgage company, lots and lots of apartments to rent, an alien museum of oddities and Helen Mirren: just some of the indelible images found in the 2016 Super Bowl ads. Let's see how well you were paying attention.


Wednesday, February 10
Comics Weekly
Comics make a pretty great Valentine's gift, don't you think?

Movie Review: Jane Got a Gun
What must Jane Got a Gun have looked like to its makers when production started?

Oscar Watch
Let’s take a break from The Revenant, Spotlight and The Big Short and look at the three categories that can win you your Oscar pool outright.


Tuesday, February 9
How Well Do You Know: Sleepless in Seattle
Widower Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) and newly engaged Annie Reed (Meg Ryan) are strangers who live on opposite ends of the country. Yet their paths are about to cross, thanks to Jonah, Sam's young son who wants to find a new wife for his grieving father. Jonah tries his best to get Sam to the top of the Empire State Building for a Valentine's Day meeting with Annie, who wonders if there's such a thing as "fate". Sleepless in Seattle, the second of three movies co-starring Hanks and Ryan, was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $227,000,000 worldwide. You may have known the plot to An Affair to Remember and could recite it without weeping, but how well do you know Sleepless in Seattle?


Tuesday, February 9
Oscar Watch
Oh, how quickly the tables turn. After The Big Short won the PGA two weeks ago, pundits (including me) were ready to call the Oscar race over.

Review: Kung Fu Panda 3
It’s been a long time since an installment of a franchise this relevant and well-heeled has debuted so far outside of its seasonal comfort zone.

Viking Night: Outland
Answer quickly - what's better than the words “Sean Connery in space?"

Monday Morning Quarterback
It was Super Bowl weekend, which meant disaster for new releases. The BOP staff discusses the results.


Monday, February 8
Overpaid Jerks: 2/1/16-2/7/16
The last seven days in sports saw a possible retirement, two top losses, an afflicted quarterback and National Signing Day. As we mourn the passing of football, here's your sports trivia quiz for the 6th week of 2016.


Monday, February 8
Review: Hail, Caesar!
Few eras photograph quite as well as the Golden Age of Hollywood, which is excellent news for Tinseltown itself.

Top Chef California Recap
You know it. I know it. The cheftestants know it. With only eight chefs remaining in the competition, it’s time. Restaurant Wars is upon us!

Movie Review: Dirty Grandpa
When witnessing Dirty Grandpa, it helps to remember that there are likely very few times when a movie’s final shape is visible at the screenplay or production stage.

Marquee History
This weekend’s highlights are the record-setting return of Hannibal Lecter, the 25th anniversary of L.A. Story, and the 30th anniversary of Hannah and Her Sisters.


Sunday, February 7
Weekend Wrap-Up
New releases felt as genuine as Cam Newton this weekend, and we end up with our worst box office weekend in two months.


Saturday, February 6
Friday Box Office Analysis
With the Super Bowl looming on Sunday, film distributors just can't get bring themselves to throw any real support behind new releases...


Friday, February 5
This is So Last Week: 1/29/16-2/4/16
A lip sync battle, SAG awards, a movie world record and a supermodel mom. Impress your friends and neighbors with your performance on our pop culture recap quiz for the 5th week of 2016.


Friday, February 5
Weekend Forecast
It's kind of a head-scratching trio of films for the first weekend of February...


Thursday, February 4
How Well Do You Know: Pride & Prejudice
The latest big-screen adaptation of the Jane Austen classic tells the story of the spirited Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley), her situation as one of five daughters looking to be married off in 18th century England, and her misconceptions and eventual change of heart regarding the aloof Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen). This retelling of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, changed some to appeal to a younger audience while still staying loyal to the story, landed Keira Knightley her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. It was also a financial and critical success. How well do you know the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice?


Thursday, February 4
Classic Movie Review
Back in 1957, when A Face in the Crowd was released, television was still in its infancy...

Book vs. Movie: Room
Room is told from the point of view of a five-year-old named Jack, who lives with his Ma in a place he calls simply "Room."

February 2015 Forecast
It's a lively February, with a pair of big-budget action blockbusters, two sports biopics, and some material that's just more topical for Valentine's Day...


Wednesday, February 3
Comics Weekly
February is a great month for comics!

Review: Kung Fu Panda 3
One of the pleasures of the Kung Fu Panda movies is that each installment develops the titular character in a different way.


Tuesday, February 2
How Well Do You Know: Jane Eyre
The most recent retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic, director Cary Joji Fukunaga gives us a dark and gloomy version of the story of young Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska), an orphan whose harsh, solitary and unloving upbringing seems to contrast with her happiness as a governess at the isolated Thornfield Hall. She and her employer, Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender), fall in love, but obstacles get in the way of their happiness. How well do you know the 2011 version of Jane Eyre?


Tuesday, February 2
Oscar Watch
Spotlight held off The Big Short at the Screen Actors’ Guild awards this weekend, and we finally have an Oscar race. Or do we?

Review: The Finest Hours
An old-Hollywood wistfulness hangs over The Finest Hours, the seafaring drama from Disney and director Craig Gillespie.

Viking Night
You know that weird time in the years right after high school when you constantly worried that every decision you’d ever made would turn out to be stupid...

Monday Morning Quarterback
We discuss all the new releases in Monday Morning Quarterback.


Monday, February 1
Overpaid Jerks: 1/25/16-1/31/16
College basketball thrillers, All Star games, quarterback dismissals and pro athletes hitting things. Put on your recent sports news thinking caps, here's our sports recap quiz for the 5th week of 2016.


Monday, February 1
Top Chef California Recap
Midway through Top Chef: California, we're at what feels like a turning point.

Review: Kung Fu Panda 3
A full trilogy of theatrical releases, numerous direct-to-digital tie-in projects and a never-ending stream of merchandise have made DreamWorks lots of money.




     


 
 

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