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Friday, December 19
This is So Last Week: 12/12/14-12/18/14
Reality show endings, movie premiere madness, a late-night sign-off and a Wreath Witherspoon all impacted the last week in entertainment news. Here's your pop culture recap quiz for the 51st week of 2014.


Friday, December 19
This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of December 19th, the three new movies in wide release are The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Annie, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Weekend Forecast
Although most coverage of Hollywood news is (rightly) focused on the... ahem... international incident ongoing and its fallout, there is still a weekend to talk about, with new releases and everything. Pity their marketing departments.


Thursday, December 18
How Well Do You Know: 2014 Movie Posters, Part 2
We continue to barrel through our year-in-review series with another look at 2014 movie posters. We'll show you tidbits of these one sheets and ask you about the film they represent. How well do you know 2014 movie posters?


Thursday, December 18
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, S02E10: What They Become
Wow. Okay. There is a LOT to unpack in this episode. We have reunions and deaths and transformations. And answers are revealed and questions are raised. How well do you know "What They Become"?


Thursday, December 18
Review: The Hobbit 3
Indulgence is the operative word with Peter Jackson’s soporific exercise in Smaug-esque money-grabbing.

Review: Top Five
There’s a tradeoff that comes with writing, directing and starring in one’s own film.

Survivor Recap
Hello, good people!! My name is Jim Van Nest. David and Kim are tied up in my basement so I can give you my spin on the finale of Survivor: San Juan Del Sur!


Wednesday, December 17
How Well Do You Know: Christmas in TV and the Movies, Part 3
Once again, we take a moment to have fun with the impact Christmas has had on TV and the movies. Before you get ready to feast with the Whos, test yourself on these yule-tide questions. You may know A Christmas Story from Christmas Vacation, but how well do you know Christmas in TV and the Movies, Part 3?


Wednesday, December 17
Survivor Power Rankings
Last episode, we saw good-natured Jon get completely blind-sided and smack his head after forgetting all about the “torch-snuffing” ritual.

Weekend Forecast
In what's turning out to be a nightmarish Holiday season for Hollywood, the hits keep on not coming.

Survivor Roundtable
BOP's current and former Survivor recappers take a moment to discuss tonight's impending finale plus some other thoughts on the season.

Movie Review: Top Five
Chris Rock is not an actor. Or maybe he is but just not a very good one.


Tuesday, December 16
How Well Do You Know: 2014: The Year in Movies, Part 3
Yet another heaping helping of 2014 movie trivia for your enjoyment. 2014 movies brought you Guardians and Neighbors, Chef and The Other Woman, Godzilla, Maleficent and Birdman. You may know Rocket the Racoon from Drax the Destroyer, but how well do you know 2014: The Year in Movies?


Tuesday, December 16
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, S02E09: Ye Who Enter Here
Coulson takes a team to find the Temple within the lost alien city before Hydra can find it and unleash its power. Hydra moves to recover assets and eliminate S.H.I.E.L.D. And we meet another Koenig Brother! Things are getting serious and answers lead to questions. How well do you know "Ye Who Enter Here"?


Tuesday, December 16
Top Chef Boston Recap
It’s hard to believe, but we’ve passed the midway point in Top Chef: Boston.

Top Chef Power Rankings
We're down to six. Who's our pick for the #1 spot?

Monday Morning Quarterback
The holiday movie season tried to kick off this weekend, but audiences didn't respond as well as hoped to Exodus: Gods and Kings.


Monday, December 15
Overpaid Jerks: 12/8/14-12/14/14
The Heisman, the Sportsman, Army/Navy and a sullen Kobe. The past seven days brought you the victorious and the dispirited. Here's our sports trivia quiz for the 51st week in 2014.


Monday, December 15
Movie Review: The Homesman
In The Homesman, Mary Bee is a single woman maintaining a farm in the Nebraska Territory.

Elf Off the Shelf: Days 7-13
The elf has left the confines of homes across the world and ended up in well-known movie posters

Movie Review: Wild
Conceptually and on paper, Wild is an inherently powerful drama about one woman’s long journey toward redemption and self-discovery.

Over There
The biggest story this weekend is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which debuted in 38 territories ahead of its US bow on Wednesday.

Exodus: Gods and Kings
Inasmuch as any ink has been spilled over Ridley Scott’s poorly-timed Exodus: Gods and Kings, it has focused on a curious racial issue.


Sunday, December 14
Weekend Wrap-Up
Another weekend, another small disaster at the 2014 box office.


Saturday, December 13
Friday Box Office Analysis
The Biblical epic earned $8.6 million on Friday, which is more than enough for first place on Friday.


Friday, December 12
This is So Last Week: 12/5/14-12/11/14
The last week in entertainment news brought you a hungry predator, Victoria's Secret, an explosive finale and the Golden Globes. Here's you pop culture recap quiz for the 50th week of 2014.


Friday, December 12
This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of December 12th, the two new movies in wide release are Top Five and Exodus: Gods and Kings.

Weekend Forecast
In the immortal words of Police Chief Wiggum, this is going to get worse before it gets better.

The Amazing Race 25 - Episode 10
Last week we welcomed cyclists Kym & Alli to the "Also-ran" club of teams that were better than their result showed.


Thursday, December 11
How Well Do You Know: 2014 Movie Plots in Haiku Form, Part 1
Haiku, that venerable Japanese form of poetry featuring three verses of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. Our intrepid Curt David summarized the plots for numerous 2014 movies in haiku. We'll give you the verse, and ask you to pick the correct film it applies to. How well do you know 2014 Movie Plots in Haiku Form?


Thursday, December 11
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, S02E08: The Things We Bury
Grant Ward confronts his brother Christian, Coulson and the team discover Dr. Whitehall's secret, and the location of the alien City is discovered. How well do you know "The Things We Bury"?


Thursday, December 11
Survivor Recap
Previously on Survivor, everyone wanted to vote out Jon, especially Natalie.

Oscar Watch 2015
Has Boyhood already won the Best Picture Oscar? And just what do the SAG and Golden Globe nominations mean for the 2015 Academy Awards?


Wednesday, December 10
How Well Do You Know: 2014: The Year in Celebrity, Entertainment and Pop Culture, Part 1
Famous in-laws brawled, Clooney got married, a sex list was released and ice buckets were challenged. Spit out your gum, rethink that dating site application and put your uncoupling on hold. Let's see how well you know 2014: The Year in Celebrity, Entertainment and Pop Culture.


Wednesday, December 10
How Well Do You Know: Sons of Anarchy, Season 7 Recap
For seven seasons, Sons of Anarchy brought viewers a heavy dose of violence intertwined with Shakespearean themes. The final episodes saw Jax hell-bent on vengeance while trying to chart a new course for the club. You may know Jury from Jarry, but how well do you know Sons of Anarchy, Season 7?


Wednesday, December 10
Comics Weekly
Something entitled Bitch Planet #1 is released this week. You pretty much have to buy it.

400 Words: The Babadook
When horror films grow stale on this continent, it’s up to the rest of the world to pick up the slack.

Survivor Power Rankings
How does a player from our least favorite team from The Amazing Race keep surviving?


Tuesday, December 9
How Well Do You Know: 2014: The Year in Movies, Part 2
2014 movies brought audiences Penguins and Bears, The Judge and The Equalizer, Hercules and.....more Hercules. You may know Gone Girl from Boyhood, but how well do you know 2014: The Year in Movies?


Tuesday, December 9
400 Words: Life Partners
It’s hard to write about Life Partners, the excellent comedy directed by Susanna Fogel, without bemoaning its lack of mainstream attention.

Top Chef Boston Power Rankings
There is always a shake-up in the rankings after Restaurant Wars.

Viking Night: Bad Lieutenant
The great thing about a Harvey Keitel movie is Harvey Keitel.


Monday, December 8
Overpaid Jerks: 12/1/14-12/7/14
College football madness! Manning's streak ends! Michigan basketball loses! Here's an overview of the mad, mad, mad last seven days in sports. We hope you were paying attention.


Monday, December 8
Survivor Recap
After Tribal Council, everyone is talking about the fight between Jon and Jaclyn at Tribal. Now that it’s all over, they’re hugging each other and huddling around the fire.

A-List: Holiday Movies
So the Rockefeller Center tree has been lit, the snow outside is frightful while the fire is so delightful, and if you’ve no place to go, read up on my five favorite holiday (essentially, Christmas) themed movies of all time.

Over There
Like Professor Snow's control over Panem, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 maintained a clear yet weakening grip over the international box office.


Sunday, December 7
Weekend Wrap-Up
Like Halloween and Labor Day, it is really no surprise that this weekend’s box office bottomed out, as the post-Thanksgiving frame is always a dead zone at the box office.

Elf Off the Shelf: Days 3-6
Days 3-6 have arrived!


Saturday, December 6
Friday Box Office Analysis
Unsurprisingly, leading the way on the biggest box office black hole of the year is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Top Chef Boston Recap
Restaurant Wars. ‘Nuff said.


Friday, December 5
This is So Last Week: 11/28/14-12/4/14
An undead actor, a bumbling Captain, a Grumpy Cat and a Toy Story all highlight recent pop culture news. Here's our entertainment and celebrity quiz for the 49th week of 2014.


Friday, December 5
Weekend Forecast
Two straight weeks of bad news for the box office could get turned around by... no, I can't say that with a straight face.

Amazing Race Recap
Previously on The Amazing Race, half a dozen teams spent time in Malta.

Amazing Race Power Rankings
If you are fan of a strong and consistently competitive teams getting out before a pair of not-as-capable teams, then last week was prime TV watching for you.


Thursday, December 4
How Well Do You Know: Honest 2014 Movie Titles, Part 2
You've seen movies this year, right? The title may promise one thing. But what are you really getting? We've taken some 2014 movies and reworked the title to show what you can really expect. How well do you know Honest 2014 Movie Titles?


Thursday, December 4
Amazing Race Recap
When we last saw our intrepid Racers in Sicily, they had been the victims of another disappointment-inducing nonelimination leg.

Survivor Recap
Back at camp, Reed and Alec are demoralized.

Oscar Watch 2015
Are Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore headed for overdue acting Oscars, or are there potential spoilers lurking in the wings?


Wednesday, December 3
How Well Do You Know: 2014: The Year in Movies, Part 1
You want your 2014 movie trivia? We've got your 2014 movie trivia. With the year winding down, we are barreling head-first into our Year in Review quizzes. Here is our first trivia set on the past 12 months in cinema. You may know Lucy from Tammy, but how well do you know 2014: The Year in Movies?


Wednesday, December 3
Monday Morning Quarterback
There were a pair of wildly disappointing sequels/spin-offs released during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Comics Weekly
Comics for Christmas!

Viking Night
The United States government owes Chuck Norris an immediate apology.

Elf Off the Shelf: Days 1-2
Elf Off the Shelf returns for another year of movie poster mischief!


Tuesday, December 2
How Well Do You Know: The Walking Dead, Season 5 Recap, Part 1
The fifth season of The Walking Dead find Rick and his company dealing with grim new adversaries and a highly suspect clergyman. Before you burn for what you've done, let's see how well you know The Walking Dead, Season 5 (Part 1).


Tuesday, December 2
Over There
Consider the jay appropriately mocked.

Survivor Power Rankings
One half of the worst Amazing Race team ever is playing a solid game of Survivor. Hold me, I'm scared.

Top Chef Power Rankings
There is a bit of a shake-up in this week's rankings.


Monday, December 1
Overpaid Jerks: 11/24/14-11/30/14
A blocked shot, a great hoops tournament, college football setbacks and the Lord of All Doghood each punctuate our sports quiz for the 49th week of 2014.


Monday, December 1
Amazing Race Recap
We’re down to six teams, but realistically, there are three teams that matter more than the others thus far.

Review: Horrible Bosses 2
The law of diminishing returns did its work on Horrible Bosses 2, sequel to the genuinely delightful 2011 film.

Oscar Watch 2015
Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster, Interstellar, seemed destined to make noise in the 2015 Oscar race, but a tepid reception may have doomed its chances.

The Theory of Everything
It’s a ho-hum story, really: boy meets girl, boy wins girl’s heart, boy discovers the nature of the universe, boy and girl drift apart.




     


 
 

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