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Wednesday, January 28
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agent Carter, S01E03: Time and Tide
Agent Carter and Jarvis try to keep one step ahead of the SSR in search of Howard Stark's missing tech. A secret from Jarvis's past is revealed and the SSR team takes a brutal hit. How well do you know "Time and Tide"?


Wednesday, January 28
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E13: Concert Interruptus
Lorelai, Rory and Sookie head to New York City with Paris, Louise and Madeline in tow for some female bonding. Lorelai organizes a charity rummage sale and is not prepared for Luke's reaction when he sees her wearing a familiar article of clothing. You may have known, much like Rory did, that Lorelai's new-to-her sweatshirt and hat HAD to go, but how well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E13: Concert Interruptus?


Wednesday, January 28
Comics Weekly
Comics for you. Comics for me. Comics for everyone.

Last Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of January 22nd, the new movies in wide release were The Boy Next Door, Strange Magic, and Mortdecai.


Tuesday, January 27
How Well Do You Know: Galavant
A brave knight leads a storybook existence until a ruthless king snatches away his lady love. Galavant must band together with colorful misfits in a quest to regain his paramour's heart...if she'll still have him. You may know how to set free a bunch of land-stranded pirates, but how well do you know Galavant?


Tuesday, January 27
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E12: Double Date
Rory and Lorelai both get asked to go on what end up being pretty disastrous double dates, and Lorelai has a heart-to-heart with Mrs. Kim when their parenting styles clash. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E12: Double Date?


Tuesday, January 27
Top Chef Power Rankings
And then there were five... (Again.)

Viking Night: Battlefield Earth
Do not let the name of this article fool you. I come to praise John Travolta, not to bury him.

Monday Morning Quarterback
Jennifer Lopez had a movie this weekend to warm up the Fifty Shades of Grey crowd. What did the BOP staff think? (Also, Mortdecai and Strange Magic!)


Monday, January 26
Overpaid Jerks: 1/19/15-1/25/15
A coaching milestone, a racing retirement, an obscene gesture and an Aussie Open loss all highlighted news from the wide, wide world of sports. Here's our sports recap quiz for the 5th week of 2015.


Monday, January 26
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E11: Paris is Burning
Lorelai, happy with Max, starts to panic when Rory seems eager to include Max in the family dynamic. Sookie decides to take a chance on (potential) love and Rory stands up to Paris after Paris catches Lorelai and Max kissing. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E11: Paris is Burning?


Monday, January 26
Over There
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies returned to the top of the charts this week after ceding the lead to Liam Neeson over the previous couple of weeks.

Oscar Watch 2015
Birdman upended this season’s Oscar race by stealing the Producers’ Guild Award from under Boyhood’s watch.

Top Chef Boston Recap
In my mind, Melissa effectively stealing one of the spots puts a lot of pressure on Mei and Greg...


Sunday, January 25
Weekend Wrap-Up
What a difference an American Sniper makes.


Saturday, January 24
Friday Box Office Analysis
After last weekend’s historic opening, American Sniper drops only 40% to $18.3 million on its second Friday in wide release.


Friday, January 23
This is So Last Week: 1/16/15-1/22/15
Women and football, superheroes and football, celebrity bathing habits and an Office star's new show. Here's your chance to impress us with your grasp of recent entertainment news. Try our pop culture recap quiz for the 4th week of 2015.


Friday, January 23
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E10: Forgiveness and Stuff
Lorelai's relationships with both Emily and Rory are both strained as a result of the events the night of Rory's dance, but there is a chance for reconciliations after Richard is rushed to the hospital. Meanwhile, Luke drops everything to help Lorelai, Rory and Emily. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E10: Forgiveness and Stuff?


Friday, January 23
Weekend Forecast
So that happened. One of the strangest events in recent box office history occurred last weekend.


Thursday, January 22
How Well Do You Know: American Horror Story: Freak Show
American Horror Story set its fourth iteration in a carnival populated by every sort of uniquely-featured performer and one rather maniacal clown. You may know Dot from Bette, but how well do you know American Horror Story: Freak Show?


Thursday, January 22
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E09: Rory's Dance
Rory prepares for her first ever dance, and Lorelai and Emily bond - and then have a falling out - as the night progresses. Rory's unexpected activities post-dance also cause friction between her and Lorelai. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E09: Rory's Dance?


Thursday, January 22
A-List: Top Ten Movies of 2014
What are some of the best movies in 2014? I will share my list of favorites with the obvious caveats.


Wednesday, January 21
How Well Do You Know: EdTV
Foreshadowing the reality TV boom that would dominate American pop culture for the following decade, EdTV depicts an everyman who becomes an unlikely hero when a TV camera follows his every move. You might have thought at the time that McConaughey and Harrelson would make great hard-core detectives, but how well do you know EdTV?


Wednesday, January 21
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E08: Love & War & Snow
Snow is magical - so says Lorelai. The first snowstorm of the year brings Lorelai a surprise, Rory a night with her grandparents, and Lane an embarrassing teenage moment. We also get our first looks at a Stars Hollow town meeting and one of numerous Stars Hollow events. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E08: Love & War & Snow?


Wednesday, January 21
Comics Weekly
Comics are for everyone!

Viking Night: Get Carter
Sideburns. Earth tones. Bell bottoms. Homemade dirty movies. It’s the 1970s - brought to you by Michael Caine.

Oscar Watch 2015
The dust from the 2014 Academy Awards Nominations has settled.


Tuesday, January 20
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agent Carter, S01E02: Bridge and Tunnel
The Roxxon facility has gone boom, Leet Brannis has made off with a LOT of volatile molecular nitromene, and Agent Carter must find Brannis and the nitromene before Leviathan gets its hands on it. Can Peggy Carter save the day? Will good triumph over evil? Tune in and see how well you know "Bridge and Tunnel"!


Tuesday, January 20
How Well Do You Know: Marvel's Agent Carter, S01E01: Pilot
The war is ended. Captain America is in cold storage for a few decades. Peggy Carter, liaison to America's Greatest Hero, is now working as an unappreciated member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve. But her talents aren't going to waste, even if she has to use them in secret. How well do you know the pilot episode of Marvel's Agent Carter?


Tuesday, January 20
Top Chef Power Rankings
(Redacted) takes the top spot in this week’s power rankings not because she’s been the best chef over the past couple of weeks

Over There
While the biggest news this past weekend came in the form of American Sniper's multi-record breaking debut, the story overseas was a little bit different.

Monday Morning Quarterback
American Sniper. That just happened.


Monday, January 19
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E07: Kiss and Tell
Rory gets her first kiss, and Lorelai is sad to hear the news from someone other than Rory. Lorelai decides to invite Dean over to the house for movie night and discovers that idea is not too well-received. You may have known how great of an aisle Aisle 3 was, but how well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E07: Kiss and Tell?


Monday, January 19
Overpaid Jerks: 1/12/15-1/18/15
A college losing streak, a prostitution bust, a national championship and a hole-in-one. All these helped make the last seven days in sports adequately entertaining. Here's our sports recap quiz for the 4th week of 2015.


Monday, January 19
Top Chef Boston Recap
Following Doug’s elimination last week, the chefs stew in the Stew Room with a myriad of emotions.

Review: American Sniper
Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper will likely garner a lot of praise, tears and pride from American audiences. How could it not?

400 Words: Blackhat
While watching Blackhat, the catatonic thriller from director Michael Mann, one can almost hear the cast and crew checking out of the production as the film progresses.


Sunday, January 18
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E06: Rory's Birthday Parties
Rory celebrates her 16th birthday with two very different birthday parties, Emily and Richard visit their daughter's house for the first time and realize exactly how much they have missed in Lorelai's and Rory's lives, and Lorelai realizes a boy is involved in her daughter's life. You may have known that Richard was an "Autumn", but how well do you know Gilmore Girls, S1E06: Rory's Birthday Parties?


Sunday, January 18
Weekend Wrap-Up
Our first two big surprises of the box office year are upon us, as American Sniper turns the January box office record book on its head.

This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of January 9th, the new movies in wide release are Blackhat, Paddington, The Wedding Ringer, and American Sniper.


Saturday, January 17
Friday Box Office Analysis
For the 2015 MLK Jr. holiday, it’s an expanding Best Picture nominee that will dominate the headlines in a big way.


Friday, January 16
This is So Last Week: 1/9/15-1/15/15
The Golden Globes, Oscar nominees, spin-off syndrome, an underwear ad. If these ring a bell, you've been paying attention to recent entertainment news. Here's our pop culture quiz for the 3rd week of 2015.


Friday, January 16
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E05: Cinnamon's Wake
The quirky inhabitants of Stars Hollow come together to celebrate the life of a cat, while Lorelai debates whether or not to date Rory's teacher. You may have known that Sookie shouldn't be trusted with a flambé torch, but how well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E05: Cinnamon's Wake?


Friday, January 16
Weekend Forecast
Even for a holiday weekend, this feels crowded, and someone's likely to get left out.


Thursday, January 15
How Well Do You Know: Virtuosity
Buckle up for a fast-paced virtual game of cat and mouse. Only in this game there is no reset, or extra lives. A dangerous killer is on the lose and only Denzel can catch him. You may know that all those hours spent gaming was not a waste, just practice in case a video game character gets lose...but how well do you know Virtuosity?


Thursday, January 15
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E04: The Deer Hunters
Rory has academic issues at Chilton, Lorelai and Rory are once again made aware of the importance of working alarm clocks, and Sookie stresses out about a seemingly harmless word. You may know that the risotto is indeed "magic", but how well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E04: The Deer Hunters?


Thursday, January 15
Oscar Watch 2015
After weeks of speculation, the waiting is over.


Wednesday, January 14
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E03: Kill Me Now
Rory and Richard do some family bonding thanks to a Chilton requirement, Lorelai plans a double wedding at the Independence Inn, and Sookie melts down over produce. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E03: Kill Me Now?


Wednesday, January 14
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E02: The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton
It's Rory's first day at Chilton Preparatory, and she's already dealing with less-than-welcoming classmates and an insane amount of coursework. Meanwhile, Lorelai makes a slightly less-than-perfect first impression at Chilton. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S01E02: The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton?


Wednesday, January 14
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S01E01: Pilot
Single mom Lorelai Gilmore and her teenage daughter Rory are not only family, but close friends too. They support each other through good times and bad in the small, quirky Connecticut town in which they reside. Nearly a decade after Gilmore Girls ended its 7-year run, the show still has a loyal fan base. How well do you know the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls?


Wednesday, January 14
Comics Weekly
Star Wars comics=nerd paradise.

Movie Review: Taken 3
It’s hard to go into a movie called Taken 3 and not ask the following question, “Gee, what are they going to do this time?”

Monday Morning Quarterback 2
In Part 2 of our discussion, we talk about Selma and the Golden Globes.

Oscar Watch 2015
Early on Thursday morning, the Academy will announce the nominees for Oscars in all 24 competitive categories. Who will get predawn congratulatory phone calls?


Tuesday, January 13
How Well Do You Know: Brave
In its 13th feature film, Pixar found its first female protagonist. Brave depicts a young lass Merida struggles with questions of identity and tradition when she brings a curse upon her family. You may know that legends are lessons, but how well do you know Brave.


Tuesday, January 13
Top Chef Power Rankings
We're coming into the final stretch. How do the remaining cheftestants stack up?

Viking Night: Bloodsport
They say you’re nobody until Jean-Claude Van Damme has played you in a movie - “they”, of course, being Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Monday Morning Quarterback 1
The BOP staff discusses Taken 3 in Monday Morning Quarterback.


Monday, January 12
Overpaid Jerks: 1/5/15-1/11/15
NFL departures, a sneaky touchdown, a Wildcat scare and a host city. These tidbits highlighted recent news about athletic events. Try our sports recap quiz for the 3rd week of 2015.


Monday, January 12
400 Words: Inherent Vice
To watch Inherent Vice is to be transported to Los Angeles in 1970...

Top Chef Boston Recap
The chefs start reflecting on the fact that selection of the TC finalists is close at hand.


Sunday, January 11
This Weekend, Watch This
For the weekend of Jan 9th, the new movies in wide release are Taken 3 and Selma.

Weekend Wrap-Up
We can always count on Liam Neeson and the Taken franchise to put a little punch into the box office...


Saturday, January 10
Friday Box Office Analysis
Liam Neeson’s very particular set of skills return for one more go and starts with an outstanding $14.7 million on Friday.


Friday, January 9
This is So Last Week: 1/2/15-1/8/15
The last seven days saw the People's Choice, rock star perks and perils, a horror sequel and a romance divorce. Prove you've been following entertainment news with our pop culture trivia quiz for the 2nd week of 2015.


Friday, January 9
Top Film Industry Stories of 2014
It's the (at least) ninth annual Top Film Industry Stories!

Weekend Forecast
It's the end of an era this weekend, as the film series that revitalized a career comes to a close.

Oscar Watch 2015
On Sunday, the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will keep the now-quickening Oscar race going. What films will win the major prizes?


Thursday, January 8
How Well Do You Know: Parks and Recreation, Season 6 Recap
Season 6 of Parks and Recreation is -literally- the most transformative one ever for Leslie Knope and company. A wedding, a recall, babies and relocation all shake up the Parks and Rec staff. You may know whether or not you should merge Pawnee and Eagleton, but how well do you know Parks and Recreations, Season 6?


Wednesday, January 7
How Well Do You Know: 2014 Movie Plots in Haiku Form, Part 2
Haiku, your favorite 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?


Wednesday, January 7
Comics Weekly
Buy comics for the new year!

The 400-Word-Review: Selma
The majority of historically-based films function effectively as one linear narrative.


Tuesday, January 6
How Well Do You Know: Maleficent
An update of a classic story, Maleficent provided Angelina Jolie with a juicy role and raked in more than $750 million in 2014. Beware of the man who will change into a dragon in the throne room, and let's see how well you know Maleficent.


Tuesday, January 6
Over There
no matter how good the last few weeks might have been for you, they were probably better for Peter Jackson.

Monday Morning Quarterback
With the holidays over the last few weeks, we have a lot to talk about. We'll ease you into things with discussion of The Woman in Black 2.


Monday, January 5
Overpaid Jerks: 12/29/14-1/4/15
Outdoor hockey, college football semifinals, failure to move the ball and a thrown punch all highlight recent sports news. Here's our first sports recap quiz of 2015.


Monday, January 5
Review: The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game is about two fascinating subjects, either one of which could have made for a great movie.

Remembering Robin Williams
This holiday season bought us the third Night at the Museum film. One of the actors featured is the iconic Robin Williams, in what will be his last onscreen performance

A-List
The release of Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken reminds us that just as sure as there are movies, there are movies about World War II.


Sunday, January 4
Weekend Wrap-Up
It’s the start of a new year, and we start with a minor bang with The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, which gets off to a much stronger start than anyone anticipated.


Saturday, January 3
Friday Box Office Analysis
In the last hurrah for the 12 Days of Box Office, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies crosses the $200 million mark.


Friday, January 2
This Weekend, Watch This
For the first weekend of 2015, the only new wide release is The Woman in Black 2.

January Forecast
A respectable January is in store to open the decade's second half...

The 12 Days of Box Office
New Year’s Day box office was tremendous across the board yesterday.


Thursday, January 1
This is So Last Week: 12/26/14-1/1/15
A futuristic movie, a substitute director, an actress running afoul of feminists and the many break-ups of the holiday season. Here's our first weekly pop culture quiz for 2015.


Thursday, January 1
How Well Do You Know: 2014: Celebrities In Memoriam
Every year we bid a final farewell to actors, directors, writers, musicians and other celebrities. We lost a great amount of talent in 2014 - how well do you know those celebrities we lost this year?


Thursday, January 1
The 400-Word Review: Wild
An odd dichotomy exists in Wild, the film adaptation of writer Cheryl Strayed’s hiking memoir.

Review: The Interview
The Interview is neither the voice of defiant free speech it has become nor the lame-duck misfire that some early reviews claimed.

Weekend Forecast
As with most years, the first weekend of the New Year is basically a carbon copy of the last weekend of the old.

The 12 Days of Box Office
If you've been reading The Twelve Days of Box Office, you'll know that New Year's Eve is traditionally a dead zone for movie theaters.




     


 
 

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