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Monday, March 27
Overpaid Jerks: 3/20/17-3/26/17
It's brother vs brother, Bearcat champions, USA vs. the World and March Madness drawing to a close, in our sports recap quiz for the 13th week of 2017.


Sunday, March 26
Weekend Wrap-Up
Disney's Beauty and the Beast dominated the three other openers this weekend and is primed to finish not just as a huge hit, but as one the biggest movies in history at the box office.


Saturday, March 25
Friday Box Office Analysis
After last week’s record-breaking opening, Beauty and the Beast drops 63% from last Friday, but it’s still a strong Friday of $23.8 million.


Friday, March 24
This is So Last Week: 3/17/17-3/24/17
A monster opening weekend? Check. A board game game-changer? Check. A Wheel blunder for the ages? Check. Check your pop culture IQ with our entertainment quiz for the 12th week of 2017.


Friday, March 24
Weekend Forecast
We take a brief hiatus from our March of high-powered openers so that studios can release a few middling titles.

Review: Beauty and the Beast
The 2017 Beauty and the Beast is the cinematic equivalent of taking a moderate sedative with a cup of coffee.


Wednesday, March 22
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E04: Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too
The whole town gets involved when Jackson runs against Taylor for the town selectman position. Lorelai gets used to changes in her life brought on by her new relationship, and Rory deals with some relationship issues of her own. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E04: Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too?


Wednesday, March 22
Survivor Recap
We start the episode with a Probst sighting...

Review: Beauty and the Beast
Is it really such a curse when you can live in a mighty castle, travel all over the world, see through a magic mirror...


Tuesday, March 21
How Well Do You Know: Pixar Shorts 2
Ignore the rather forgettable entries based on feature films, and you'll find some real gems in the Pixar Shorts Collection, Volume 2. Polish your magic trick, ponder contributions of clouds and consider the moon: how well do you know Pixar Shorts, Volume 2?


Tuesday, March 21
Review: Beauty and the Beast
The 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast remains an enormously significant milestone in the history of the medium.

Viking Night: Mr. Majestyk
When making an action film, it’s important to consider how to introduce your main character.


Sunday, March 19
Overpaid Jerks: 3/13/17-3/19/17
It's March Madness time, your brackets are already busted, and someone is going on and on about the Earth being flat. How well do you know the past week in sports?


Sunday, March 19
Weekend Wrap-Up
Wow. We knew Disney's Beauty and the Beast was going to be big, but this debut is stronger than anyone expected. This is $170 million big, the seventh biggest weekend ever.


Saturday, March 18
Friday Box Office Analysis
Despite a few weeks of big releases, the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast tops them all with Friday earnings of $64.2 million.


Friday, March 17
This is So Last Week: 3/10/17-3/16/17
The 11th week of 2017 covered a large swath of pop culture-dom with a movie monster, a movie monstrously delayed, a beastly legal ordeal and a blunt confession. How well were you paying attention?


Friday, March 17
Weekend Forecast
A bold new strategy for Disney has once again culminated with what might be its most prestigious modern property – although this time it's by design.


Thursday, March 16
Movie Review - Kong: Skull Island
The ingenious part of employing the lost-world narrative is that it's terrifically difficult to screw up the takeoff or the landing.

Viking Night
Remember when our nation’s most pressing concern was Charlie Sheen’s public decline into madness?


Wednesday, March 15
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E03: Written in the Stars
Lorelai and Luke finally go on a date, but are surprised that the rest of Stars Hollow either doesn't know or doesn't care. While helping Paris deal with a difficult situation back at Yale, Rory meets and clashes with another student. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E03: Written in the Stars?


Tuesday, March 14
How Well Do You Know: The Simpsons: Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
It's Saint Patrick's Day in Springfield and the town has gone mad with alcohol. So, the town has announced a centuries-old prohibition law. Homer rebels by creating his own booze with the help of Moe's new speakeasy/ Pet Shop. How well do you know Homer vs. the 18th Amendment?


Monday, March 13
Overpaid Jerks: 3/6/17-3/12/17
The Madness. The 11th week of 2017 in sports brings you tidings of NFL happenings and NBA wackiness, but it's almost all about The Madness.


Monday, March 13
Survivor Recap
With the Ciera vote out of the way, Tony is trying to align with other tribemates who he considers to be threats.

Movie Review: Logan
Logan sets out to be the black sheep of the X-Men franchise by being the first entry in the series to be rated R.


Sunday, March 12
Weekend Wrap-Up
Hearts at Warner Bros. must have sank last weekend when Logan broke out with a $88.4 million open, the fourth biggest ever for an R-rated release.


Saturday, March 11
Friday Box Office Analysis
Kong was indeed king on Friday, though probably not with as dominating a performance as Warner Bros. would have liked to see.


Friday, March 10
This is So Last Week: 3/3/17-3/9/17
Cleavage controversy, a superhero victory, reality show beginnings and endings and a new Trekker. We present our review of pop culture news for the 10th week of 2017, presented in a pleasing quiz format.


Friday, March 10
Weekend Forecast
As the saying goes, where does a 400-pound gorilla sleep? Wherever he wants to. So where does a movie about a 400 foot tall gorilla open? All by itself.


Thursday, March 9
Movie Review: Logan
Out of all the movies based on comic books or graphic novels, Marvel, DC, or otherwise, the X-Men series has always possessed the greatest potential as political allegory.


Wednesday, March 8
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E02: A Messenger, Nothing More
While a stressed out Lorelai deals with both the busy day-to-day workings of a new business and a new (long-distance) relationship with Luke, Rory tries dealing with her relationship issues from Europe. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E02: A Messenger, Nothing More?


Wednesday, March 8
Hidden Gems: Kumare
What is real? Who are you? What do you need to become whomever it is you wish to be?

Viking Night
Walter (Peter Masterson) and Joanna Eberhart (Katharine Ross), move with their young son to the scenic town of Stepford, Connecticut.

Survivor Recap
Previously on Survivor, a bunch of people played over 17 years’ worth of seasons.


Tuesday, March 7
How Well Do You Know: My Left Foot
Let me tell you a story about a man named Christy Brown, Irish painter and writer who suffered from cerebral palsy. During his time, he wrote a memoir called My Left Foot, which was about his troubled childhood and path to success. His work would be adapted into an excellent film starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Here is My Left Foot.


Monday, March 6
Overpaid Jerks: 2/27/17-3/5/17
An Olympic drop-out, a combine record, conference champs and a sidelined star. Test your sports IQ with our trivia quiz for the 10th week of 2017.


Monday, March 6
Movie Review: Collide
For most of its runtime, Collide faithfully lives up to the label of “silly car chase movie” and I suppose we tolerate it on that level...

The 400-Word Review: Logan
The original “Old Man Logan” run of Marvel comics is one of those speculative flights of fancy that couldn’t exist in the current cinematic climate.


Sunday, March 5
Weekend Wrap-Up
Wow - you can tell February is behind us, as it's an unexpectedly large box office weekend for Wolverine, as our retiring hero claws his way into the record books.


Saturday, March 4
Friday Box Office Analysis
Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine after 17 years and nine movies goes out with a bang as Logan earns $33 million on Friday.


Friday, March 3
This is So Last Week: 2/24/17-3/2/17
Oscar madness, movie-based LEGOs, Paxton's passing and an 80s star goes dancing. Summon your favorite entertainment industry accountant: here's our pop culture recap quiz for the 9th week of 2019.


Friday, March 3
Weekend Forecast
The first of what looks like five massive weekends in a very summer-looking March schedule sees what may be the swan song of a beloved character leading the way.


Thursday, March 2
February Box Office Recap
February just doesn’t feel like a big box office month. It’s one of those months like April or September that just do not seem to stand out.

Oscars Post-Mortem
A few days removed from Moonlight’s stunning, historic triumph at the Academy Awards, we try to make sense of it all and put the 2016-2017 Oscars season to bed.

March Box Office Forecast
2017 pauses with the horror movies for a while and delivers the kind of blockbuster March whose film slate would not look out of place in summer.


Wednesday, March 1
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E01: Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller
As we begin Season 5 of Gilmore Girls, every one of the Gilmore ladies has a romantic choice to make. Lorelai's thinking about her and Luke's kiss and what that might man; Rory deals with tension after sleeping with a very married Dean; Emily and Richard deal with their disastrous marriage. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E01: Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller?


Wednesday, March 1
Viking Night: Virtuosity
Brett Leonard is responsible for three films that, after today, I will have covered for this column.




     


 
 

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