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Friday, August 22
This is So Last Week: 8/15/14-8/21/14
This week: Unlikely country cover songs, a rock star apologizes, Chris Martin moves on and a legendary voice is lost. Here is your celebrity/entertainment quiz for the 34th week of 2014.


Friday, August 22
Weekend Forecast
If there was any question about the box office season having turned, this results from this weekend should settle that completely, with a distinct step down from even this summer's modest results into a a typical fall-like picture. No one's firing their best shots into the pre-Labor Day period, so it's in large part self-inflicted, but gaudy box office figures will be absent for a couple of months.

This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of August 22nd, new movies in wide release are Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, If I Stay, and When the Game Stands Tall.


Thursday, August 21
How Well Do You Know: The Office, S04E03: Launch Party
Dwight faces off against the website. Michael is slighted by Ryan. Andy fancies Angela. And oh yeah, there's a kidnapping. Be careful which pizza place you order from and see how well you know The Office: Launch Party.


Thursday, August 21
Shop Talk
BOP staffers discuss some favorite (and not-so-favorite) summer films.


Wednesday, August 20
How Well Do You Know: The Color Purple
Alice Walker's haunting story comes to life in this Steven Spielberg classic. Set in the rural south in the early 1900's, this is a story of love, friendship and the strength to fight on despite all odds. You may know that it pisses God off when you walk past the color purple without noticing it, but how well do you know the movie, The Color Purple?


Wednesday, August 20
Comics Weekly
What's Multiversity? Some sort of streaming device?

Review: The Expendables 3
The Expendables 3 isn’t a good action movie or a bad action movie. It’s simply an action movie, one that clings to the traditional formula so tightly it could serve as a template.

Monday Morning Quarterback
There were three new releases this week. None of them did especially well...


Tuesday, August 19
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, Season 4 Recap
In this quiz on Game of Thrones Season 4 trivia, we meet Oberyn Martell, visit the Iron Bank, see an attack on the Wall and hit the road with Podrick Payne. You may know Grey Worm from a White Walker, but how well do you know Game of Thrones, Season 4?


Tuesday, August 19
Viking Night: Insomnia
Everyone says they hate remakes, but sometimes it works out. Anybody out there see Cape Fear, or Ocean’s Eleven? Yeah, you did and you liked them, too.

Weekend Wrap-Up
The Expendables 3 was... less han thrilling this weekend. The BOP staff discusses the reasons for its failure.

Daily Box Office Analysis
After a ten day absence, Guardians of the Galaxy returns to the top spot of the box office with Monday’s totals.


Monday, August 18
Overpaid Jerks: 8/11/14-8/17/14
A finalized sale, a change at the top of the NASCAR standings, a well-paid female and an academic scandal all play a part in our sports recap quiz for the 34th week of 2014.


Monday, August 18
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Without forethought, without intention, without justification, without reason, without art and without mercy, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have returned.

400 Words: The Expendables 3
As Sylvester Stallone approaches his dotage, he’s taken the time to craft a bewilderingly popular film series for his other aged buddies to cash in on.

Over There
The weird thing about the international box office is that staggered release dates allow films that looked like they were on the way out to come back with a vengeance.

400 Words: Magic in the Moonlight
Magic in the Moonlight is a good example. It’s sometimes funny, often charming. Undeniably a Woody Allen picture. It’s just sort of stupid.


Sunday, August 17
Weekend Wrap-Up
Good thing the openers in the first two weekends of August were strong, as we have a couple of swings and misses this weekend.


Saturday, August 16
This Weekend, Watch This
New movies are released into theaters every weekend. How do you decide which movie to watch?

Friday Box Office Analysis
Three new movies debuted this week, but audiences returned to the familiar yesterday.


Friday, August 15
This is So Last Week: 8/8/14-8/14/14
This week, mutant turtles, man-eating sharks, a newly-blonde dude and two departing legends impacted the pop culture world. Here's our entertainment recap quiz for the 33rd week of 2014.


Thursday, August 14
How Well Do You Know: The Office, S04E02: Dunder Mifflin Infinity
Ryan tries to modernize the office with a new website. Michael fights back with gift baskets. You may think you can win over people with chocolate turtles, with raspberry jam, and a little bit of fat and salt, but how well do you know The Office: Dunder Mifflin Infinity?


Thursday, August 14
Daily Box Office Analysis
Yesterday, I discussed the likelihood of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles falling out of first place.

MMQB Part III
We close out our weekly Monday Morning Quarterback discussion with conversation on Into the Storm, The Hundred-Foot Journey, and more.

Weekend Forecast
Barring yet another groundswell surprise, August box office should be back to normal this weekend.


Wednesday, August 13
How Well Do You Know: Funny Farm
Andy Farmer and his wife have discovered that the country life may not be the relaxing and peaceful getaway they thought it would be. Country folks have a different way of dealing with newcomers, and these two city mice just may be way out of their league in the wide open country. You may know better than to try the lamb fries, but who well do you know Funny Farm?


Wednesday, August 13
Comics Weekly
Nine out of 10 dentists recommend buying comic books.

Daily Box Office Analysis
Kids love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Adults do as well. And that aspect makes me sad.


Tuesday, August 12
How Well Do You Know: TV Families, Part II
Be they highly functioning or disastrously dysfunctional, television dramas and sitcoms offer a wide variety of family unit. In this quiz, we'll serve up the name of a family having appeared in a TV family over the years. You just need to pick the show they are from. You may know your Simpsons from your Sopranos, but how well do you know TV Families?


Tuesday, August 12
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) essentially tells the same story as, well, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990).

Viking Night
So, what the hell am I doing writing about The French Connection?

Daily Box Office Analysis
Those of us anxiously awaiting the comeuppance of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be disappointed yet again.

Monday Morning Quarterback
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exceeded expectations by a lot this weekend...


Monday, August 11
Overpaid Jerks: 8/4/14-8/10/14
Weird dugout celebrations, strange animals on the field of play, punks playing in the dirt and a reversal of journalistic assignments highlight the latest edition of Overpaid Jerks. We hope you were paying attention.


Monday, August 11
Over There
After Star-Lord showed up last week to save the galaxy and/or summer box office, this weekend proved to be far less disruptive.

Review: Under Western Stars
Roy Rogers’ first significant movie, Under Western Stars, is campy and Rogers comes across as a nerdy boy scout


Sunday, August 10
Weekend Wrap-Up
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles people should send the Guardians of the Galaxy people flowers.


Saturday, August 9
Friday Box Office Analysis
For the second time in less than two months, Paramount Pictures has conquered Hollywood with a toy story brought to cinematic life.


Friday, August 8
This is So Last Week: 8/1/14-8/7/14
Did you make it unscathed through this week of unique musical interpretations, box office records, inflated salaries, a lack of AutoCorrect on subtitles and yet again...leaked nude photos (possibly)? We hope you were paying attention to the 32nd week of 2014.


Friday, August 8
This Weekend, Watch This
New movies are released into theaters every weekend. How do you decide which movie to watch?

Weekend Forecast
After getting last weekend’s Movie That Saved The Summer out of the way, Hollywood exhales and officially gives up by giving us four new wide releases.

Monday Morning Quarterback
In Part 3 of Monday Morning Quarterback, we discuss our thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy and the box office result for Get on Up.


Thursday, August 7
How Well Do You Know: The Office, S04E01: Fun Run
A freak accident launches Michael on a crusade to raise awareness of a disease that has already been cured. Meanwhile, Jim and Pam either are or are not dating. How well do you know The Office: Fun Run?


Thursday, August 7
Daily Box Office Analysis
Yesterday’s North American box office contained no surprises.


Wednesday, August 6
How Well Do You Know: Snowpiercer
The world has frozen, and humanity's last remnants are aboard a severely segregated train. Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi thriller is intriguing as it is visually arresting. You may think you can make it all the way to the front, but how well do you know Snowpiercer?


Wednesday, August 6
Monday Morning Quarterback
Guardians of the Galaxy was kind of a big deal this weekend.

Viking Night: The Goonies
The disappointing thing about The Goonies was finding out what Goonies were not - as in “not zombies” and “not bloodthirsty mutants.”

Comics Weekly
Transformers versus G.I. Joe: who ya got?

Daily Box Office Analysis
Peter Quill and his new alien friends simply will not stop guarding the galaxy.


Tuesday, August 5
How Well Do You Know: Movies Set Outside the US IV
Here's a movie testing your knowledge of movie (yay!) geography (boo!). We'll list a film for which the primary action is set outside the United States. You just have to pick the correct setting. You may know Good Morning Vietnam from Last Tango in Paris, but how well do you know Movies Set Outside the US?


Tuesday, August 5
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy feels like Marvel's first step into a larger world, while also reinforcing the notion that formula is king.

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
Sometimes the best reason to see a movie is for its attitude.

A-List: Best Movies about NYC
What are the best movies that feature New York City as a character?

Daily Box Office Analysis
Guardians of the Galaxy continues to move forward in its attempt to win the summer box office campaign. On Monday, it earned a sizzling $11.7 million.


Monday, August 4
Overpaid Jerks: 7/28/14-8/3/14
This week, we said goodbye to July and hello to August with Hall of Fame inductions, the longest Cubs game ever, a horrific injury and a double no-hitter battle. Take our weekly sports quiz. We'd tell you to break a leg, but, well, you know.


Monday, August 4
400 Words: Get On Up
In Get On Up, the James Brown biopic from director Tate Taylor, the Godfather of Soul is not that great of a guy.

Over There
Chris Pratt took a major step from being a standout character on a cult sitcom to becoming a bona fide movie star with Guardians of the Galaxy.


Sunday, August 3
Weekend Wrap-Up
A movie featuring no bankable actors as lead actors or villains debuted this weekend. Records were shattered. Read how this happened.


Saturday, August 2
Friday Box Office Analysis
Consider the galaxy sufficiently guarded.


Friday, August 1
This is So Last Week: 7/25/14-7/31/14
Reprise of a SyFy masterpiece, birthday toplessness, a new Peter Pan and a salary dispute. These are just some of the elements that make up our entertainment quiz for the 31st week of 2014.


Friday, August 1
This Weekend, Watch This
New movies are released into theaters every weekend. How do you decide which movie to watch?

Weekend Forecast
Do you need your galaxy guarded? Boy do we have the team for you.




     


 
 

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