Wednesday, October 31
Re-Reading Cloud Atlas
What's it like to read Cloud Atlas a second time? Rewarding.

Survivor Power Rankings
Already, we are whittled down to eleven castaways – in other words, two finalists and a nine-member jury, or three finalists and and eight jurors...

Comics Weekly
Something called Charismatic Death Princess #1 is released this week. Awesome.

Viking Night
Event Horizon sticks to a proud film tradition of ironically named space vessels. It literally means - in fancy schmancy science talk - “the point of no return”.

Monday Morning QB Pt. 2
Today we discuss Silent Hill: Revelation, Fun Size and Chasing Mavericks.

Review: Cloud Atlas
Ask anyone familiar with David Mitchell's 2004 novel Cloud Atlas about whether it can be turned into a film and they will tell you that it's "unadaptable."


Tuesday, October 30
How Well Do You Know: James Bond Franchise Screenshots
James Bond’s first film opened with one of the most iconic screen images ever – the gun-barrel sequence – and every film since has had at least one classic Bond moment, whether it is Claudine Auger in a bathing suit, Britt Ekland in a bathing suit or Daniel Craig in a bathing suit. How Well Do You Know James Bond: Screenshots?


Tuesday, October 30
Classic Movie Review: Vampyr
As anyone who has read a short story by H.P. Lovecraft or Edgar Allen Poe can tell you, great works of horror transcend the time in which they were created.

Monday Morning Quarterback
Several movies debuted, but none had exciting results. Today, we discuss Cloud Atlas.


Monday, October 29
Overpaid Jerks: 10/22/12-10/28/12
This week: A Series champion, a gruesome injury, a new sports empire and our weekly US Bobsled Team question. Enjoy our sports trivia quiz for the 44th week of 2012.


Monday, October 29
Movie vs Reality: Hunger
Hunger focuses on the restlessness during the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

The Amazing Race Recap
Bangladesh must be so nice that the Amazing Race decided to stay there twice.


Sunday, October 28
How Well Do You Know: James Bond Movies: Bond Villains
In every Bond film, Bond must contend with a despicable Bond villain with an evil scheme to take over the world. Each one is a mirror to Bond himself, with damaged emotions, outsider perspectives, and polite invitations to dinner. You may know your SMERSH from your SPECTRE, but How Well Do You Know James Bond: Bond Villains? Please note that the image used may not have anything to do with the question being asked.


Sunday, October 28
Amazing Race Power Rankings
Two weeks ago, the ineptitude of blondes Caitlin & Brittany made our own David Mumpower declare “never has a team deserved elimination more.”

Weekend Wrap-Up
Ben Affleck’s Argo beats five new films, including the "horror for Halloween" release Silent Hill: Revelation, and the Wachowski’s $100 million Cloud Atlas.


Saturday, October 27
How Well Do You Know: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Based loosely on the rein of terror of a real-life murderer (see question 24!), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre came out of nowhere in 1974 to shock audiences and set the standard for gruesome horror. You may know how many killings were actually committed with a chainsaw, (see question 14!) but how well do you know The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?


Saturday, October 27
Friday Box Office Analysis
Cloud Atlas, the $100 million adaptation of the novel of the same name, is largely ignored by audiences as it only earns $3.5 million on Friday.


Friday, October 26
This is So Last Week: 10/19/12-10/25/12
This week in pop culture saw TV cancellations, a nude photo lawsuit, a breakfast deal and a tough times for famous fathers. See if you're on top of entertainment and celebrity news with our quiz for the 43rd week of 2012.


Friday, October 26
Survivor: Philippines Recap
Previously on Survivor, Matsing was dissolved, with Malcolm going to Tandang and the curse of Denise transferred to Kalabaw.

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

Weekend Forecast
The weekend's slate of four new movies has a bit of a potpourri feel to it, with studios clearing out inventory before the Holiday season starts.

Reading Cloud Atlas
I don’t typically hear about a flick and then go: “Okay! Time to go read the book!!”


Thursday, October 25
How Well Do You Know: Saw 3D
The seventh and final (?) installment of the Saw franchise sees the John Kramer's vision come full circle - in a way. As earlier in the series, evil deeds and impossible choices beget gruesome deaths. Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil....how well do you know Saw 3D?


Thursday, October 25
Sole Criterion
Brett continues his one man spelling bee crusade with a movie entitled Symbi... eh, it's What the Poster Says: Take One.

Crashing Pilots: Last Resort
Why are submarine stories such a guy thing? This is the question my wife posed to me during the pilot of Last Resort.

Review: Paranormal Activity 4
“All activity has led to this,” reads the tagline for Paranormal Activity 4. Great, so does this mean the franchise can now end?


Wednesday, October 24
How Well Do You Know: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
A bunch of college kids are systematically killed by killer hillbillies. You've seen this movie before, right? Tucker and Dale vs. Evil takes a familiar horror movie concept and turns it on its head. Comedy and a surprising sweetness are the result. You may think he's heavy for being just half a guy, but how well do you know Tucker and Dale vs. Evil?


Wednesday, October 24
How Well Do You Know: Futurama, Season 3 Episode 06: Bendless Love
Bender falls in love with another robot, only to discover she is the ex-wife of his identical bearded twin, Flexo. So naturally he constructs an elaborate lie to catch his love two-timing him with himself. That’s thinking like a man! How Well Do You Know Futurama: Bendless Love? (torn from tomorrow’s headlines)


Wednesday, October 24
Comics Weekly
New Locke & Key! New Locke & Key!

Movie Review: Argo
After watching Argo, I had to remind myself it’s based on real events that weren’t the product of some writer’s imagination, but of life itself.


Tuesday, October 23
How Well Do You Know: James Bond Movies: Bond Girls
Ever since Honey Ryder emerged dripping from the Caribbean, Bond girls have been an essential ingredient of the Bond films with their stunning looks, double entendre names, ridiculous career choices and an unfortunate attraction to someone who treats women very poorly. You may know the difference between Plenty O’Toole and Pussy Galore, but How Well Go You Know James Bond: Bond Girls? Please note that the image used may not have anything to do with the question being asked.


Tuesday, October 23
Viking Night
The story of Pelham One Two Three begins with a literary potboiler by the same name. It is the thrilling (fictional) story of how they (fictionally) did it

Monday Morning Quarterback
The BOP staff discusses the most recent box office results.

Survivor Power Rankings
Matsing’s absorption into the Kalabaw and Tandang means a re-jiggering of the power rankings.


Monday, October 22
Overpaid Jerks: 10/15/12-10/21/12
It's Monday, so let's consider Ravens, Gators, Tigers and Eagles. It's our highly sought-after weekly sports recap quiz for the 43rd week of 2012


Monday, October 22
How Well Do You Know: Forza Motorsport 4
Fans of driving games and XBox are no doubt familiar with the Forza Motorsport series. First published by Microsoft in 2005, the highly acclaimed series has continually focused on providing a simulation experience to customizing and driving cars that range from economical city cars to SUVs to super cars to LeMans prototypes. The fourth installment, released in October 2011, added more cars, tracks, and game modes, allowing you to show off your skills from driver to graphic designer. How well do you know Forza Motorsport 4?


Monday, October 22
TiVoPlex
What do you think John recommends this week? Click the link and find out!

Are You With Us?
I love Halloween. Scary movies, haunted houses, orange (my favorite color) everywhere, and pumpkin-flavored (my favorite flavoring) anything...

The Amazing Race Recap
Ugly Americanism on The Amazing Race is like the mythological hydra. You chop off one head (i.e. Caitlin & Brittany’s elimination) but two more grow back in its place.

Review: Smashed
Alcoholism, and how it tests the endurance of a couple, is not a subject matter that’s new to the movies.


Sunday, October 21
Amazing Race Power Rankings
All it took was successive bad Indonesian drivers for blondes Caitlin & Brittany to fall from grace into Ugly Americanism in record time.

Weekend Wrap-Up
It’s late October and people love to be scared, so that must mean it’s time for yet another film from the Saw Paranormal Activity franchise to own theaters for a weekend.


Saturday, October 20
Friday Box Office Analysis
The Paranormal Activity series continues with a fourth entry in four years and this time is met with an opening night of $14.8 million.


Friday, October 19
This is So Last Week: 10/12/12-10/18/12
A nude photo hoax, a perfume commercial, questionable political endorsements and a bad week for reality stars. Pop culture during the 42nd week of 2012 threw an awful lot at you. Try this quiz to see how well you kept up.


Friday, October 19
How Well Do You Know: Project Runway Season 10 Recap
From Rockettes to Babies R Us, from Candy Couture to Women on the Go, Project Runway Season 10 presented a new slate of aspiring challenges with a slew of unique challenges. So Oh My Lord and Taylor, how well do you know Project Runway, Season 10?

As always, thanks to the folks at Blogging Project Runway for their support


Friday, October 19
This Weekend, Watch This
New movies are released into theaters every weekend. How do you decide which movie to watch?

Weekend Forecast
Hollywood goes back to the well for familiar concepts this weekend.

The 400-Word Review
The Paranormal Activity franchise, now on its fourth installment in as many years, was given a serious longevity treatment in 2011.


Thursday, October 18
How Well Do You Know: James Bond
2012 is the 50th anniversary of James Bond in film, and to mark the occasion we have 007 quizzes on the James Bond film series - including the non-canon Never Say Never Again – each one focussing in a different element of the longest-lasting movie franchise ever. You may know your shaken martinis from your stirred, but How Well Do You Know James Bond?

As we get ready for Skyfall, look forward to a whole slew of Bond quizzes - or take one of the tests on the individual movies we've already published at the link below

How Well Do You Know: The Big Bang Theory, Season 5 Recap
The whole gang is back for season five of The Big Bang Theory. We go to astronaut training with Howard, we learn about flags with Sheldon, confront an old high school bully with Leonard and we date a phone with Raj. You might celebrate Leonard's Day but how well do you know, The Big Bang Theory, Season Five?


Thursday, October 18
Monday Morning Quarterback
BOP staffers have opinions.

Survivor Recap
Previously on Survivor, everyone else on Tandang kept quiet while Abi went off on one of her crazy rages.


Wednesday, October 17
How Well Do You Know: Futurama, Season 3 Episode 05: The Bird-bot of Ice-catraz
Being captain of a spaceship is about intuition and heart. Bender has none of those things, which is why he is promoted to captain after Leela quits. Unfortunately, Bender stops drinking after Fry quits, leaving him with an alcohol level of 0.08 per cent, well below the legal limit for robots. How Well Do You Know Futurama: The Bird-bot of Ice-catraz? (now with Chucklein)

How Well Do You Know: Paranormal Activity Screenshots
The low-budget, buzz-fueled Paranormal Activity franchise has been the horror movie hallmark of the last several years. Residents of a family are terrorized then things crash, flicker and go bump in the night. Given a screenshot from the films, can you identify the movie it is from? How well do you know Paranormal Activity Screenshots?


Wednesday, October 17
Comics Weekly
Read a comic.


Tuesday, October 16
How Well Do You Know: 1970s Bands by Lead Singer II
It was the decade that saw the rise of area rock and disco. Let's see how well you know the bands of the 1970s. We'll give you a lead singer of an 70s act, and ask you to identify the band he or she fronted. How well do you know 70s Bands by Lead Singer?

Before you send in angry emails, yes, we know that acts listed in this quiz may have had careers before or after the 1970s....we just picked some bands that are most identified with that era.


Tuesday, October 16
Guilty Pleasures: Daylight
Daylight, directed by Rob Cohen, is an old-fashioned disaster movie. In fact if we’re being honest, it’s pretty much The Poseidon Adventure in a tunnel.

Viking Night
I'm sure you've seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail - as have I - about 30 times, and there is little need for me to tell you of its greatness.


Monday, October 15
Overpaid Jerks: 10/8/12-10/14/12
This week: The dearly departed, crushing defeats, new rankings, and a Yepremian-esque feat. Here comes our sports week-in-review quiz for the 42nd week of 2012.


Monday, October 15
TiVoPlex
Weekend at Bernie's and Shame highlight this week's options. Find the commonality betwixt the two and win a prize!

The Amazing Race Recap
Seven days later, my discontent with the last elimination and distaste for the winning team has waned some.


Sunday, October 14
Weekend Wrap-Up
There were six new wide releases out this weekend, so of course what happened? The old guy wins again.


Saturday, October 13
Friday Box Office Analysis
With the arrival of mid-October, all kinds of different genres are filling movie theaters.


Friday, October 12
This is So Last Week: 10/5/12-10/11/12
On tap this week, we have the sexiest woman alive (according to Esquire), sex tapes that no one would want to see, a couple doses of 80s/90s nostalgia, and a current child star and a former child star making headlines (one for a great reason and another who is Lindsay Lohan). Let's see how well you know the 41st week of 2012.


Friday, October 12
Weekend Forecast
Mid-October somehow feel likes Christmas this weekend.

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

400-Word Reviews
Which new movies are worth watching?

Review: Taken 2
Like Taken, Taken 2 has a few really sharp and original scenes surrounded by one too many ordinary ones.


Thursday, October 11
How Well Do You Know: The Avengers: Quotes
What more can be said of The Avengers? The Joss Whedon film became only the third title to earn over $600 million domestically. The Avengers is arguably the seminal movie of this generation, which is why BOP is doing three different quizzes for it. Today, we start with How Well Do You Know The Avengers Movie Quotes?


Thursday, October 11
Chapter Two
I must be upfront and affirm that this week’s column is not an attempt to rescue Police Academy 2 and Revenge of the Nerds II from the fogs of time...

Survivor Power Rankings
BOP's newest author debuts his power rankings for Survivor: Philippines.

Crashing Pilots
Judging by the ratings, you have never watched The Mob Doctor.

Survivor Recap
It is Day 9 at Matsing. Matsing is so depressed that we do not even see them come back from Tribal Council.


Wednesday, October 10
How Well Do You Know: Prometheus
Prometheus marked Ridley Scott's return to science fiction, the genre that made him a legend 30 years ago. A not quite prequel to Alien, the movie is a thought provoking examination of where mankind originated as well as what our creators think of how we have evolved. How well do you know Prometheus?


Wednesday, October 10
Comics Weekly
Get your fresh, tasty comics here!

Crashing Pilots: Revolution
If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.


Tuesday, October 9
How Well Do You Know: Futurama: Season 3 Episode 04: The Luck of the Fryish
Fry attempts to end his string of bad luck by recovering his lucky seven-leaf clover, only to find out that it has been taken by his brother who has used it to steal Fry’s 20th century life and do everything that Fry ever wanted to. How Well Do You Know Futurama: The Luck of the Fryish? (broadcast simultaneously one year in the future)


Tuesday, October 9
Movie vs. Reality
There are some events in life that are so profound that their impacts never really go away.

Viking Night
Just when you thought Hollywood couldn't get any dumber, they went and did something like this - and TOTALLY redeemed themselves!

Monday Morning Quarterback
We talk about all the weekend stories in Monday Morning Quarterback.


Monday, October 8
How Well Do You Know: The Cabin in the Woods: Hard Version
The Cabin in the Woods is somehow a movie that celebrates the tired staples of the horror genre while simultaneously mocking them. This Drew Goddard/Joss Whedon premise is equal parts Friday the 13th, The Hunger Games and Scream. The hodgepodge of ideas may sound convoluted; yet, the movie is one of the smartest and most surprising in recent memory. How Well Do You Know The Cabin in the Woods?


Monday, October 8
How Well Do You Know: The Cabin in the Woods: Easy Version
The Cabin in the Woods is somehow a movie that celebrates the tired staples of the horror genre while simultaneously mocking them. This Drew Goddard/Joss Whedon premise is equal parts Friday the 13th, The Hunger Games and Scream. The hodgepodge of ideas may sound convoluted yet the movie is one of the smartest and most surprising in recent memory. How Well Do You Know The Cabin in the Woods?


Monday, October 8
How Well Do You Know: The Simpsons: Take My Wife, Sleaze
Thanks to his reckless disregard for his wife’s well-being, Homer wins a vintage 1955 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. That’s the life for him – cruising and hassling shopkeepers. But how? A gang – that’s the answer! But will Homer learn to be uncool like everyone else? How Well Do You Know The Simpsons: Take My Wife, Sleaze?


Monday, October 8
TiVoPlex
World War II, Stephen King and Mark Dacascos are featured in this week's selections.

Are You With Us?
Up until now, I had never seen Good Will Hunting. While I am a Robin Williams fan, I was just never really enticed to watch

The Amazing Race Recap
The first episode moved along at a decent pace and thankfully, the ping pong Roadblock where our teams were humbled by a ten-year-old was entertaining.


Sunday, October 7
Overpaid Jerks: 10/1/12-10/7/12
Baseball rule hilarity, a short outing, a long streak, and the conclusion to the Bobby Valentine Def Comedy tour. Here's our sports trivia quiz for the 41st week of 2012.


Sunday, October 7
Weekend Wrap-Up
Taken 2 great, Pitch Perfect good, Frankenweenie bad.


Saturday, October 6
Friday Box Office Analysis
Liam Neeson's very particular set of skills is good for an $18.6 million Friday as Taken 2 crushes all comers.


Friday, October 5
This is So Last Week: 9/28/12-10/4/12
We present you with nauseous singers, musical quitters and titillating comments and comedy from very attractive women, plus a new enemy of the GOP. Brave this pop culture mine field that is the 40th week of 2012 and see how well you know the latest from the world of entertainment.


Friday, October 5
This Weekend, Watch This
New movies are released into theaters every weekend. How do you decide which movie to watch?

Weekend Forecast
It's difficult to overstate how terrible those first few weeks of September were for box office.


Thursday, October 4
Review: Pitch Perfect
To find the closest relative to the new comedy Pitch Perfect, you don’t need to go too far back in time.

Review: Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania is light, funny and full of wholesome energy, but it is not inspired.

Survivor: Philippines Recap
Previously on Survivor, Jonathan found the hidden immunity idol at Kalabaw and no one cared.


Wednesday, October 3
How Well Do You Know: Futurama, Season 3 Episode 03: A Tale of Two Santas
In all the tinsel and terror of the holiday season we too often underestimate that murderous brute better known as Santa Claus. With images of last year's gingerbread massacre freshly baked into our memories, I remind you to bolt your doors, say goodbye to your pets and lock your children in the closet. How Well Do You Know Futurama: A Tale of Two Santas? (this quiz performed entirely by sock puppets)


Wednesday, October 3
How Well Do You Know: The Simpsons: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner
Homer gets a job being paid to eat, so the only way his life could get better is if he drew a salary for scratching his butt. He quickly becomes the most powerful food critic in town, who will never get his comeuppance! You hear me? No comeuppance! How Well Do You Know The Simpsons: Guess Who’s Coming to Criticize Dinner?


Wednesday, October 3
Comics Weekly
Neil Gaiman fans, there is a must buy item released this week.

Chasing Pilots: Go On
Matthew Perry has been going through a phase and that phase is called “I’ll make a lot of very unpopular television shows.”


Tuesday, October 2
How Well Do You Know: This Means War
CIA agents Tuck Hansen (Tom Hardy) and FDR Foster (Chris Pine) are partners on the job, and longtime best friends - until Lauren Scott (Reese Witherspoon) enters the picture. Tuck and FDR find their personal and work relationships tested as they both fall for the lovely Lauren. Which man will Lauren choose? How well do you know This Means War?


Tuesday, October 2
Viking Night
What do you think of when you think of New York City? The New York Giants? 9/11? Sicilian style pizza?

The Amazing Race Recap
Now that the introductions are done, let’s check in with our intrepid host Phil as he explains the new season to the aforementioned teams.

Monday Morning Quarterback
Finally, September brings us movies worth seeing. Audiences responded in kind.


Monday, October 1
Overpaid Jerks: 9/24/12-9/30/12
This week: Pitching milestones, a new leader, a backfield loss and NBA fines. As the NFL refs ride off into the sunset, enjoy our sports quiz for the 40th week of 2012.


Monday, October 1
Movie Review: Looper
Looper is a film of style, substance, character and pathos.

TV Recap: Doctor Who
Though the 5 episode mini-season of Doctor Who that ends with The Angels Take Manhattan has had a few bright shining moments...

The Amazing Race Recap
Before kicking off the new season, here’s a quick look at this season’s teams with my snap judgments on their abilities, longevity and likelihood to annoy.




     


 
 

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