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Friday, May 26
Weekend Forecast
Hollywood's trip down memory lane turns toxic this weekend, as a sequel and a TV adaptation arrive for the Memorial Day frame, each with some of the worst reviews for a supposed blockbuster this year. Is this the point where the whole “no original ideas, ever” strategy finally starts to eat itself?


Thursday, May 25
This is So Last Week: 5/19/17-5/25/17
Old TV and movies become new TV and movies. A Bond actor checks out. A cereal promises incredible bounty. Reality shows begin and end. All fair game for our pop culture recap quiz for the 21st week of 2017.


Thursday, May 25
Review - Alien: Covenant
If Ridley Scott is to be believed, the primary activity of his senescence will be the creation of unnecessary “Alien” prequels.

The Amazing Race Recap
Tonight’s leg begins in Athens, Greece. Any team that’s not happy at the start of today’s leg needs to brush up on world history.

5 Ways to Prep
There was once a time when the Pirates franchise was considered quality. And by “once a time” I mean “there was only one time.”

The Amazing Race Recap
The start of tonight’s episode reveals that Brooke asked for and received an apology from London during the evening stop.


Wednesday, May 24
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E13: Wedding Bell Blues
Emily and Richard's wedding vow renewal ceremony is the setting for the possibility of a new relationship starting - and the possibility of another relationship's end. Rory and Logan become closer as Lorelai and Luke have trouble brought on by Christopher's appearance. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E13: Wedding Bell Blues (the 100th episode)?


Wednesday, May 24
Review: Everything, Everything
What to do with a film that’s thoroughly well-made — in spite of a bad story?

Survivor Recap
Brad and Troyzan, the impotent dudes outnumbered by the women, grumble about Michaela.

Viking Night
For several weeks now, I’ve been locked in a mortal struggle of wills between my own intelligence, and Michael Bay’s burning hatred of it.


Tuesday, May 23
How Well Do You Know: The Royal Tenenbaums
Wes Anderson's third feature tells a story about an eccentric father, a mother, and three exceptionally gifted children who fall from grace. It's up to the father to earn the respect from his dysfunctional family before his possible death. You may have listened to the tunes from the soundtrack, but how well do you know The Royal Tenenbaums?


Monday, May 22
Overpaid Jerks: 6/16/17-5/21/17
Sharapova is told no, the playoffs get wacky, the Preakness delivers a thriller and NBA stars are rewarded. Fasten your seatbelts, here comes our sports recap quiz for the 21st week in 2017.


Sunday, May 21
Weekend Wrap-Up
The weekend before Memorial Day sees one major wide release hoping to knock off Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2...


Saturday, May 20
Friday Box Office Analysis
Starting out with $15.3 million on Friday, Alien: Covenant leads the box office handily.


Friday, May 19
Weekend Forecast
Lest you were worried that studios have run out of ideas for new films, here's yet another prequel-reboot-sequel-whathaveyou to confirm those fears for you.


Thursday, May 18
This is So Last Week: 5/12/17-5/18/17
Cancellation controversy, an American humorist, an app-turned-TV show and the loss of a rock god. Prove your entertainment chops with our pop culture recap quiz for the 20th week of 2017.


Thursday, May 18
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E12: Come Home
Emily and Richard reconcile after a conflict, Lane makes a change that not everyone is happy with, Rory spends time with Logan, and Lorelai has trouble adjusting to Luke's schedule. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E12: Come Home?


Thursday, May 18
Viking Night
At the end of Armageddon, there is a disclaimer from NASA stating that their willingness to cooperate with the film does not constitute their endorsement of anything IN it.

Amazing Race Recap
Hey, Matt and Redmond aka The Boys are the first to depart this week!

5 A Bunch of Ways to Prep
This week we have the release of Alien: Covenant, which is a sequel.


Tuesday, May 16
Overpaid Jerks: 5/8/17-5/14/17
The playoffs reach the League Finals, a pitcher gets busted, Maden gets a coverboy and a woman steps up to the mike. Here's a special Tuesday edition of our weekly sports recap quiz.


Tuesday, May 16
Review: King Arthur
The maddeningly inconsistent King Arthur: Legend of the Sword demonstrates that filmmaker Guy Ritchie has not lost his powers, precisely.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Supposed definition of a good Hollywood sequel: a movie that continues, rather than simply repeats, the original story and develops the characters further.


Monday, May 15
Review: The Wall
We’ve reached a threshold with regards to contemporary war films.

Survivor Recap
Michaela feels pretty disappointed about the Zeke vote, which gives Cirie the opportunity to stir up a little bit of dissention in the majority alliance.

Hidden Gems
Writer/director Mike Birbiglia’s 2016 film Don’t Think Twice is the exact kind of movie the Hidden Gems column was made for.


Sunday, May 14
Weekend Wrap-Up
At the box office, five to seven days can make a world of difference.


Saturday, May 13
Friday Box Office Analysis
Hollywood essentially takes a weekend off after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, leaving it easily on top of the box office despite a big decline on Friday.


Friday, May 12
Weekend Forecast
In past months of May, we've been treated to weekend after weekend of major blockbusters, record breakers, powerhouse franchises.


Thursday, May 11
This is So Last Week: 5/5/17-5/11/17
Talk show host news, a presidential author, a superhero dancing and an actor whose not an actor all figure into our pop culture quiz for the 19th week of 2017.


Wednesday, May 10
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E11: Women of Questionable Morals
Lorelai's love of snow and winter isn't quite as embraced during a storm in which everything goes wrong; Rory has an unexpected run-in with someone in her life; Richard and Emily become closer. Oh, and then there's the annual Revolutionary War Re-Enactment - this year with a new development! How well do you know Gilmore Girls: S05E11: Women of Questionable Morals?


Wednesday, May 10
Amazing Race Recap
We see a conversation between Liz & Michael. The burly butcher is reduced to a puddle of tears as he is feeling very homesick and missing his daughter.

5 Ways to Prep
What better weekend to release a female-centric movie than on Mother’s Day weekend?


Tuesday, May 9
How Well Do You Know: Bad Moms
Amy Mitchell (Mila Kunis) is an exhausted, overworked mom trying to keep it all together in her personal and professional lives. After a confrontation with controlling PTA president Gwendolyn James (Christina Applegate), Amy decides to stop being "supermom", deciding to be wild and crazy with other unappreciated moms. How well do you know Bad Moms?


Tuesday, May 9
Survivor: Game Changers
As everyone gathers around the fire, Sarah breaks the silence asking if anyone wants to know who flipped.

Viking Night
In Phase I of Michael Bay May, we examined how it’s possible to be in awe of a movie you also happen to hate.


Monday, May 8
Overpaid Jerks: 5/1/17-5/7/17
Hockey and basketball players behaving badly, fast horses, a great relief effort and an addition to the broadcast booth: here comes our sports recap quiz for the 18th week of 2017.


Monday, May 8
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
More planets! More characters! More throwback radio hits! Most importantly, more Groot!


Sunday, May 7
Weekend Wrap-Up
Boom! There it is! Baby Groot and friends light up the box office to $145 million...


Saturday, May 6
Friday Box Office Analysis
Summer movie season kicks off with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.: Now With Expectations.


Friday, May 5
This is So Last Week: 4/28/17-5/4/17
We near realization of the Ryan Seacrest Full Employment Act. Meanwhile, a show gets multiple spin-offs, a festival meets with disaster and more in our pop culture recap quiz for the 18th week of 2017.


Friday, May 5
May Forecast
Everybody knows what’s going to win May (sigh), so all I really care about here is the race for second. There, three films are in contention


Thursday, May 4
Viking Night
Like Nickelback, everyone hates Michael Bay. And, like Nickelback, Michael Bay is a gazillionaire anyway. How did this happen, and most importantly, WHY?

April Box Office Recap
...And said to us that we were not his friends, we were his family. And that life is lived one quarter of a mile at a time. And so it is, and so shall it ever be.

Weekend Forecast
And here it is, the beginning of the summer movie season, kicking off with an entry from the franchise that effectively closed it off three years ago, with a surprising win.


Wednesday, May 3
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S05E10: But Not as Cute as Pushkin
Rory hosts a student who is interested in attending Yale, and is frustrated when the girl is more interested in the freedom of college life than she is the academic side. Lorelai learns about Luke's yearly "dark day" and tries figuring out what it's all about. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S05E10: But Not as Cute as Pushkin?


Wednesday, May 3
The Amazing Race
Caution: Double U-Turn Ahead!

5 Ways to Prep
Marvel is back at it again, kicking things off with its latest superhero blockbuster as it has done for the last decade.


Tuesday, May 2
How Well Do You Know: Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Over 25 years after the release of their animated hit, Disney introduces a new generation to the tale as old as time, with a live action version of Beauty and the Beast. The story of Belle, a young woman who wants more than what her provincial village can offer, and Beast, a cursed prince who keeps her as his prisoner in his enchanted castle, is the latest in a long line of Disney hits. You may know that the castle's west wing is not "storage space", but how well do you know Beauty and the Beast (2017)?


Tuesday, May 2
Survivor: Game Changers
We begin back at camp right after Tribal, where something fairly monumental has just happened.


Monday, May 1
Overpaid Jerks: 4/24/17-4/30/17
Mr. Irrelevant, an axed GM, a prodigious quarter and a retiring driver. If these pique your interest, try our sports recap quiz for the 18th week of 2017.




     


 
 

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