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Sunday, June 26
Weekend Wrap-Up
Six months ago, I thought the sequel to Independence Day would be a $100 million opener. Today, half of that amount would be a victory for Fox, as we have another expensive sequel that is going to struggle stateside.

Monday Morning Quarterback
The BOP staff discusses last week's new releases.


Saturday, June 25
Friday Box Office Analysis
After last weekend’s record opening, there’s no letdown in week two for Finding Dory, with another $23.2 million on Friday, down 57.6% from its first day.


Friday, June 24
This is So Last Week: 6/17/16-6/23/16
A ride down Splash Mountain, impressive fish, a rock and roll victory and actress vs. horse all figure into our pop culture trivia quiz for the 25th week of 2016.


Friday, June 24
Weekend Forecast
Hollywood’s trip down memory lane finally takes one step too far this weekend...


Thursday, June 23
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S04E17: Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist
Rory and Paris decide to spend Spring Break somewhere warm and sunny, but aren't sure whether the typical college Spring Break experience will be for them. While in Florida, they run into some old friends. Jason fills Lorelai in on his thoughts regarding their relationship, and Luke doesn't deal well with discouraging news regarding his and Nicole's marriage. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S04E17: Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist?


Thursday, June 23
Movie Review: The Conjuring 2
How exactly does one make an effective thriller based on careers this well-known to the public and this contested?

Movie Review: Finding Dory
The ocean never looked as textured and endless and colorful as it did in the world that Andrew Stanton conceived for 2003’s Finding Nemo...


Wednesday, June 22
How Well Do You Know: Chef
Carl Casper is an accomplished chef who has let personal relationships fall by the wayside as he continues to strive for culinary excellence. When a poor review leads to his unemployment, Carl learns to slow down and discover what's really important to him, including a better relationship with his young son. How well do you know Chef, a movie written by, directed by and starring Jon Favreau?


Wednesday, June 22
Movie Review: Finding Dory
It's a typical Pixar film, and like most entries from this studio's repository, it's hard to imagine anyone not liking it.


Tuesday, June 21
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, S06E09: The Battle of the Bastards
Ramsay Bolton told Jon Snow to come and see. That time has arrived. How well do you know Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 9: The Battle of the Bastards?


Tuesday, June 21
Viking Night
What follows are just a few of the things I remember from junior high school.

Over There
Pixar is sitting pretty atop both the domestic and international charts this week, as Finding Dory broke records at home and did pretty well elsewhere.


Monday, June 20
Overpaid Jerks: 6/13/16-6/19/16
A championship delivered, confusion at the Open, a new baseball hit king and hockey expansion. Here's your sports recap quiz for the 25th week of 2016.


Monday, June 20
Movie Review: The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring (2013) was somewhat of a rarity because it was a modern-day horror movie (set in the 1970s) that was actually scary.


Sunday, June 19
Weekend Wrap-Up
And… we're back in business at the box office after a five-weekend power outage. Summer is officially back on.


Saturday, June 18
Friday Box Office Analysis
The long awaited/delayed Finding Nemo sequel earns a massive $54.9 million on Friday...


Friday, June 17
Weekend Forecast
There is a brief respite from The Summer of Meh this weekend, not due to original content, although there is some of that...


Thursday, June 16
This is So Last Week: 6/10/16-6/16/16
A guitar god gets nerve damage, a comedy legend gets an award, a Broadway play gets lots and lots of awards, and Ninja Warrior gets hysterically entertaining. Here's your pop culture recap quiz for the 24th week of 2016.


Thursday, June 16
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S04E16: The Reigning Lorelai
Richard's mother Trix passes away unexpectedly, and Richard and Emily react very differently to this news. Lorelai tries holding everything together while helping to plan her grandmother's funeral after Emily decides she's "done", and there's trouble in paradise between Luke and Nicole. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S04E16: The Reigning Lorelai?


Thursday, June 16
A-List
This weekend, The Rock and Kevin Hart team up as mismatched partners in the latest buddy cop to hit theaters this year, Central Intelligence.


Wednesday, June 15
How Well Do You Know: Moonrise Kingdom
Here is the quiz based on Wes Anderson's take on a quirky, pubescent romance about two children who fall deeply and secretly in love and run away from their parents and guardians. Meanwhile their parents and Khaki scouts are on their way to bring them back. Moonrise Kingdom is that story. Enjoy.


Wednesday, June 15
Viking Night: The Killer
If you grew up in the 1990s, and you fall into that demographic we now call “nerds” or “fanboys”, you're probably well acquainted with John Woo.


Tuesday, June 14
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, S06E08: No One
We've reached Episode 8, which means it's time for all the table setting required for a fantastic Episode 9 as is the Game of Thrones Tradition. How well do you know Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 8: No One?


Tuesday, June 14
Movie Review: Me Before You
There's no denying Me Before You has a lot of heart and every intention of serving as a schmaltzy, romantic tearjerker.

Movie Review: Warcraft
It is a histrionically expensive cross-breed of two genres: medieval fantasy and video game adaptation...


Monday, June 13
Overpaid Jerks: 6/6/16-6/12/16
A Belmont thriller, Stanley Cup champions, a tennis suspension and soccer news. Call the neighbors and wake the kids, here's our sports recap quiz for the 24th week of 2016.


Monday, June 13
Classic Movie Review: MASH
As a child of the 1980s, I was of course aware of “M*A*S*H” the television series, despite the fact no on in my home ever watched it, as far as I can recall.

Over There
Despite failing to find a sizable audience at the domestic box office, Warcraft dominated internationally with a weekend total of $185.8 million.

Marquee History
This week’s highlights are the 25th anniversary of Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.


Sunday, June 12
Weekend Wrap-Up
A year ago, Jurassic World opened to $208.8 million. This year, two sequels and an expensive video game adaption can’t earn half that – combined.


Saturday, June 11
Friday Box Office Analysis
The Summer of Meh continues at the box office as two sequels and an adaptation nobody knew they wanted arrive this weekend.


Friday, June 10
This is So Last Week: 6/3/16-6/9/16
A cartoon from long-ago, an overweight celeb, a ripped actor and a horror house for sale all figure into our pop culture trivia quiz for the 23rd week of 2016.


Friday, June 10
Weekend Forecast
Hollywood's parade of unoriginality marches on this weekend with vigor...


Thursday, June 9
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, S06E07: The Broken Man
It's starting to feel like we're moving toward something... significant on Game of Thrones. Power is being consolidated all over the Seven Kingdoms. But in the end, will it really matter whose army is the best? How well do you know Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 7: The Broken Man?


Thursday, June 9
A-List
Daniel Radcliffe is back in theaters this weekend playing a magician, but it is not the boy who lived.


Wednesday, June 8
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S04E15: Scene In a Mall
Lorelai and Rory, who haven't seen each other in a while, decide to spend some time window shopping at the mall. Their plans change when they run into Emily, who is on a mission to shop her bad mood away. Lane takes a big step, and Luke wonders if Dean's married life is as idyllic as the young newlywed claims. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S04E15: Scene in a Mall?


Wednesday, June 8
Movie Review - Popstar
It’s a shaggy piece of work, made up of almost nothing but rough edges, and yet it works.

Intermittent Issues
The H.26x video standard comes from the International Telecommunication Union’s Standardization Sector, or ITU-T.


Tuesday, June 7
How Well Do You Know: Threesies Episode IV: A New Quiz
The return of Threesies? Hell yeah! It's the return of one of the more unique and challenging quizzes we've run. We will give you the name of three movies. Your job is to pick one actor from each of those three movies and figure out what movie they all made together.


Tuesday, June 7
Alice Through the Looking Glass
It is a perfectly average thing, through and through: the most mechanical essence of a studio ethos that excels at mechanical profligacy.

Viking Night
It’s a hideous, Gothic nightmare whose grotesque spires blot out the sun during the day, and the stars at night.


Monday, June 6
Overpaid Jerks: 5/30/16-6/5/16
The last week in sports made us consider The Greatest, gunfire at a Dallas nightclub, a stolen laptop and French tennis. Here's your sports recap quiz for the 23rd week of 2016.


Monday, June 6
Review - X-Men: Apocalypse
If you recall the closing credits from X-Men: Days of Future Past, we caught a glimpse of Apocalypse's villain: En Sabah Nur...

Marquee History
This week’s highlights are the 20th anniversary of The Rock and 25th anniversaries of City Slickers and Soapdish.

Over There
After being deposed by Alice Through The Looking Glass last weekend, X-Men: Apocalypse returned to the top spot with $84.4 million...


Sunday, June 5
Weekend Wrap-Up
First, X-Men and Alice disappointed last weekend. Now, the Ninja Turtles do the same.


Saturday, June 4
Friday Box Office Analysis
There won’t be many pizza parties in Hollywood this weekend, as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted to less than half the amount of the 2014 edition.


Friday, June 3
This is So Last Week: 5/27/16-6/2/16
An overdue sequel, a very old dad, a hitchhiking actor and a comic book villain. Here's our pop culture recap quiz for the 22nd week of 2016.


Friday, June 3
Weekend Forecast
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is the followup to the remake and also Michael Bay's continuing effort to destroy all hope and joy in the world.


Thursday, June 2
How Well Do You Know: Gilmore Girls, S04E14: The Incredible Sinking Lorelais
Lorelai and Rory are both dealing with a lot of stress and problems in their lives, and they're about to have breakdowns. Their stress is amplified by the fact that they can't seem to get a hold of the other, their source of support. How well do you know Gilmore Girls, S04E14: The Incredible Sinking Lorelais?


Thursday, June 2
June 2016 Box Office Forecast
After roughly three to four weeks of somewhat low-key box office returns, the summer turns to its would-be saviors...

June 2016 Movie Preview
A picture says a thousand words. A GIF says, well, slightly more - especially if it has text. BOP has taken this opportunity to catch up with the internet trends of 2007.


Wednesday, June 1
How Well Do You Know: The World's End
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg bring their Cornetto Trilogy to a close with The World's End. A group of high school friends reunite to complete a fabled drinking task, only to find things at their old stomping grounds are not quite as they remember. Beware the Marmalade Sandwich and let's see how well you know The World's End


Wednesday, June 1
Survivor Recap
We start this recap back at camp after Cydney went home. No one is happy about this.

Viking Night
Would it be absurd to suggest that this film is actually a little underrated?




     


 
 

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