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Saturday, April 29
Friday Box Office Analysis
Niche releases are the story of the weekend as The Fate of the Furious has one last ride at the top of the box office. Also, history is made.


Friday, April 28
Weekend Forecast
Emma Watson stars as a new employee of The Circle, an internet corporation that seems to be Apple, Facebook and Google all rolled into one...


Thursday, April 27
This is So Last Week: 4/21/17-4/27/17
Crime and entertainment, a movie director's passing, the threat of a strike and a mid-air concert feature into our pop culture recap for the 17th week of 2017.


Thursday, April 27
5 Ways to Prep
We find ourselves in the Hollywood dumping ground that is the final weekend in April. May, you can’t come soon enough.

The Amazing Race Recap
Not one, not two, but...wait, yeah - only two - episode recaps!


Wednesday, April 26
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E09: Emily Says Hello
Emily decides to date again, which puts a crimp in Rory's plan to get her grandparents back together. Luke spends more time with his family than he'd like to, and Christopher makes another appearance in Lorelai's and Rory's lives. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E09: Emily Says Hello?


Wednesday, April 26
Viking Night
It is an old school, low budget action thriller circa 1973, starring the one and only Burt Reynolds - replete in all his pre moustache glory.

Survivor: Game Changers
So much has been transpiring, a single-column recap just won't suffice!


Tuesday, April 25
How Well Do You Know: Moana
She's been standing at the edge of the water: Moana lives with her people on a tropical island. Yet her restless nature propels her into adventure when a strange force threatens her people's lives. You may know Te Ka from Te Fiti, but how well do you know Moana?


Monday, April 24
Overpaid Jerks: 4/17/17-4/23/17
A PED suspension, NFL look-aheads, an ailing coach and a heaping helping of postseason bliss all figure into our sports recap quiz for the 16th week of 2017.


Sunday, April 23
Weekend Wrap-Up
Did anyone think the completely forgettable Unforgettable was going to take down The Fate of the Furious? If you did, go find another website.


Saturday, April 22
Friday Box Office Analysis
The collapse of Fate of the Furious combined with largely ignored new releases make this one of the saddest weekends of 2017 at the box office.


Friday, April 21
The 400-Word Review: Free Fire
When films take place entirely in one location, they often end up feeling like theater — narratively satisfying and yet somehow un-cinematic.

Weekend Forecast
Had studios realized that the latest Fast and Furious movie wasn't going to be quite the juggernaut that the last one was...


Thursday, April 20
This is So Last Week: 4/14/17-4/20/17
TV Girls, Spice Girls, animal families and songs from beyond the grave. If these ping your entertainment recall, then by all means enjoy our pop culture quiz for the 16th week of 2017.


Thursday, April 20
5 Ways to Prep
Free Fire, if you’ve seen the trailers, is about an arms deal gone wrong with a bunch of people fighting their way out of warehouse.


Wednesday, April 19
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E08: The Party's Over
While Emily and Richard are busy meddling in Rory's life, Luke's dealing with family issues of his own. Zack has an unfortunate encounter with Lane's mother, and Rory has unexpected help from members of the Life and Death Brigade. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E08: The Party's Over?


Wednesday, April 19
Viking Night: Robocop 2
What young man in the 1980s didn’t want to grow up to be RoboCop, perhaps not realizing that it would first require being brutally murdered?


Tuesday, April 18
Movie Review: Your Name.
Your Name. is a Japanese anime film about a young man and woman, Taki and Mitsuha, who appear to wake up having switched bodies every few days.

Hidden Gems
We so rarely get new movies.


Monday, April 17
Overpaid Jerks: 4/10/17-4/16/17
An NFL prohibition, a beastly comeback, automated umpiring and multi-homer games. Suit up and take our sports recap trivia quiz for the 16th week of 2017.


Monday, April 17
Amazing Race Recap
Predictably, tonight’s episode starts with Sara complaining at Shamir.


Sunday, April 16
Weekend Wrap-Up
If you were expecting The Fate of the Furious to open to Furious 7's $147.2 million, I will get that disappointment out of the way right now.

Review: Fate of the Furious
The ever-growing Fast and Furious franchise is mastering the unlikely art of telling stories backwards.


Saturday, April 15
Friday Box Office Analysis
Welcome to a beautiful mid-April Easter weekend, when thoughts turn to bunnies, eggs, jellybeans, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and... Dominic Toretto, of course.


Friday, April 14
This is So Last Week: 4/7/17-4/13/17
Lots of Marvel news, comedy losses and a Hall of Fame band: grab a friend from work and see how well you remember pop culture news from the 15th week of 2017.


Friday, April 14
Weekend Forecast
In this topsy-turvy “franchise films any time of year, damn the calendar” world, one series has stood out for how it operates.


Thursday, April 13
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E07: You Jump, I Jump, Jack
Luke spends time with Richard and Emily and it goes just about as well as Lorelai expected it would; Rory gets the scoop on the Life and Death Brigade; Lane and Zack go on a date. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E07: You Jump, I Jump, Jack?


Thursday, April 13
The Amazing Race Recap
Tonight’s episode begins with Team Fun rapping a made-up song about the first leg of the race.

Viking Night: Near Dark
Near Dark is a wisp of a movie that delivers a wisp of a story.


Tuesday, April 11
How Well Do You Know: The Crown, Season 1
Netflix hits it out of the palace with The Crown's first season. As a young woman ascends to the throne of England, torn between family and duty, tradition and modernity. You may know Cookie from Shirley Temple, but how well do you know The Crown, Season 1?


Monday, April 10
Overpaid Jerks: 4/3/17-4/9/17
A huge lead blown, a disastrous first, a green jacket and a career change. To the delight of possibly dozens, here is our sports recap quiz for the 15th week of 2017.


Monday, April 10
Review: Ghost in the Shell
Just like its heroine, Ghost in the Shell is constructed out of artificial and re-used parts.

The 400-Word Review: Gifted
The intimate, adult drama is a rarity, at least in mainstream circles.


Sunday, April 9
Weekend Wrap-Up
It's that weekend between one stretch of aging blockbusters and the even bigger upcoming one.


Saturday, April 8
Friday Box Office Analysis
It’s a tight race at the top on Friday but it’s two holdovers battling instead of new releases.


Friday, April 7
This is So Last Week: 3/31/17-4/6/17
A strange video, a comedy legend, a canceled advertisement and a reality show ending all came into play during the last seven days in pop culture news. We hope you were paying attention.


Friday, April 7
Weekend Forecast
March's gaudy and remarkable box office bonanza will to some extent be repeated in April, with at least one enormous franchise movie. But first: a brief interlude.


Thursday, April 6
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E06: Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant!
Lorelai and Sookie deal with some issues at the inn while hosting author Norman Mailer, Rory accidentally stumbles upon a hot lead on a story for the Yale Daily News, and Lane gets an answer regarding a potential relationship with Zack. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E06: Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant?


Thursday, April 6
Review: Ghost in the Shell
Few tentpole releases are as singularly defined by their controversy as Ghost in the Shell, the long-awaited, live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese franchise.

Survivor: Game Changers Recap
Tonight begins with Aubry lamenting the recent turn of events, just as JT had the prior episode.

April 2017 Box Office Forecast
After last month's onslaught of summer-quality blockbusters, April 2017 presents only a single high-stakes film.


Wednesday, April 5
How Well Do You Know: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 11
Season 11 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has the Paddy's Pub gang up to their usual horrible antics. Dee, Dennis, Charlie, Mac and Frank find themselves moving to the suburbs, competing against each other on the slopes, involved in a trial against the McPoyles, and robbing and kidnapping potential customers during St. Patrick's Day. Then there's the cruise from (their version of) hell... How well do you know It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Season 11?


Wednesday, April 5
March 2017 Box Office Recap
Like a sunrise piercing the cold dark winter above the arctic circle, March has shattered the box office doldrums of 2017.

The Amazing Race Recap
This season features a new gimmick, which is sort of similar to the blind date concept a couple of seasons ago.

Viking Night
It’s hard to imagine today, but once upon a time, shopping malls were all the rage.


Tuesday, April 4
Movie Review: Life
Life is sort of a brilliant movie, right up until the point where it decides it wants to be cynical and routine instead.

Review: The Boss Baby
This movie is just so completely unremarkable that I’m not sure what I can even point out about it that isn’t self-evident.


Monday, April 3
Overpaid Jerks: 3/27/17-4/2/17
Final Four, a historic upset, a team on the move and baseball's Opening Day: here's trivia on the last seven days in sports, presented in a crowd-pleasing quiz format.


Monday, April 3
Movie Review: Power Rangers
There has never been a greater gift to Power Rangers than the ability to assess a franchise film in the context of what’s come before it...

Survivor Recap
Previously on Survivor, JT blundered the worst anyone has ever done since... JT wrote a letter during Heroes vs. Villains.

Review: The Zookeeper's Wife
The historical drama The Zookeeper’s Wife is so well-acted, so beautifully shot and composed and such an inspirational tale that it hardly matters whether or not it is a good film.


Sunday, April 2
Weekend Wrap-Up
It's hard to believe that the box office struggled as bad as it did through January and February, as March was lights out.


Saturday, April 1
Friday Box Office Analysis
No, this is not an April Fool's joke, no matter how much we might want it to be. Yesterday's top film at the box office was... sigh... The Boss Baby.




     


 
 

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