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Sunday, December 31
Weekend Wrap-Up
We finish 2017 with some clear winners and losers as we wrap up the annual 12 Days of Box Office.


Saturday, December 30
Friday Box Office Analysis
Welcome to New Year's Eve Eve. We're coming up on the last few days of holiday riches at the box office, and indeed we've seen several films enjoy the fruits of the season.


Friday, December 29
Weekend Forecast
It's pretty close to “second verse, same as the first” for the final weekend of 2017's box office.


Thursday, December 28
This is So Last Week: 12/22/17-12/28/17
A long flight to nowhere, box office champions, a potential bomb and the state of modern music. All figure into our final weekly pop culture review for 2017.


Thursday, December 28
Review: The Greatest Showman
There’s a sucker born every minute.


Wednesday, December 27
Review: The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water is the tenth feature from Guillermo del Toro and his best film to date.


Tuesday, December 26
How Well Do You Know: 2017: The Year in Movies, Part 3
Babies, a beauty and a beast, wonderful women and damn, dirty apes. Another year at the movies is going into the books. You may know The Circle from The Golden Circle, but how well do you know 2017: The Year in Movies?


Tuesday, December 26
Survivor Recap
This season has gone from a downright drag in the pre-merge, to a predictable Pagonging in the immediate post-merge to a pretty darn entertaining end game.

Review: Pitch Perfect 3
Is there much to this final installment? No.


Monday, December 25
Overpaid Jerks: 12/18/17-12/25/17
50 back-to-back, NFL futility, a crazy NBA ending and prime holiday college hoops. As 2017 draws to a close, here's our last weekly sports recap of the year.


Monday, December 25
Elf Off the Shelf 2017: Part Three
More elf shenanigans!

Top Chef Colorado Recap
This week’s episode opens with an ominous scene—Laura, our resident cheftestant from Denali, Alaska—is on the phone with her son.

Movie Review: The Last Jedi
I didn’t much like 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens—or, rather, I liked it as much as someone can like an anodyne and likably forgettable bit of nostalgia bait.


Sunday, December 24
Elf Off the Shelf 2017: Part Two
It's time for Part 2 of the Elf Off the Shelf series!

Weekend Wrap-Up
Okay, let’s get something out of the way right now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is no Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Saturday, December 23
Friday Box Office Analysis
Welcome, boys and girls, to the beginning of the holiday season.

Elf Off the Shelf 2017: Part One
The Elf on the Shelf phenomenon continues to steamroll the Christmas consciousness.


Thursday, December 21
This is So Last Week: 12/15/17-12/21/17
The Last Jedi, a singer seeking ownership, a freaky robot and a horrid Christmas Story. Holiday celebrations just wouldn't be complete without our weekly pop culture recap quiz.


Thursday, December 21
5 Ways to Prep
Here we are at the end of of 2017 and we have FIVE new releases. Christmas can be such a blessing and a curse in this regard. Yay, so many options to choose from!

Review: The Last Jedi
Once again, the filmmakers seem inclined to merely retread previously explored “SW” territory rather than go out of their way to devise newer, bolder, more daring plot threads.

Weekend Forecast
The usual shotgun approach to the Christmas week leads to at least six new wide releases...


Wednesday, December 20
Survivor Recap
Last week saw everything blow up, from Ben's old relationship with Chrissy to Ben's new relationship with Lauren.

Top Chef Colorado Recap
One bullet dodged. Many more to go.

Viking Night
Because I’m an idiot who only takes on causes destined to his own destruction, I found myself defending Timothy Dalton as James Bond.


Tuesday, December 19
How Well Do You Know: 2017: The Year in Movies, Part 2
Babies, a beauty and a beast, wonderful women and damn, dirty apes. Another year at the movies is going into the books. You may know A Dog's Purpose from Rock Dog, but how well do you know 2017: The Year in Movies?


Monday, December 18
Overpaid Jerks: 12/11/17-12/17/17
NFL late-game hijinx, college basketball matchups, a For Sale sign and a bowl game first. The year's almost over, but there's still time to make yourself feel smart with our weekly sports quiz.


Sunday, December 17
Weekend Wrap-Up
Finally, after many weeks of box office disappointments, Star Wars returns to save us all.


Saturday, December 16
Friday Box Office Analysis
At last! The movie we've been waiting for has arrived. The only tragedy is that something as delightful as Coco will be knocked from the top rung.


Thursday, December 14
This is So Last Week: 12/8/17-12/14/17
Golden Globes, the Rock Hall, the big get bigger and a Christmas Prince creeps people out. Enjoy our recap of pop culture news, presented in a crowd-pleasing quiz format.


Thursday, December 14
5 Ways to Prep
What hasn’t been said already about the biggest franchise in Hollywood history?

Oscar Watch
The Golden Globe and SAG nominations have come up, sending an already unpredictable Oscar season into further turmoil as the two groups went in wildly different directions.

Weekend Forecast
Two years ago, the J.J. Abrams-led revival of the Star Wars franchise under the Disney umbrella shattered basically all modern box office records.


Wednesday, December 13
Review - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The “Star Wars” franchise is about resistance.

Viking Night
So the replacement Bond didn’t work out, and wouldn’t you know - for the second time in three years, it was time to recast the role yet again.


Tuesday, December 12
How Well Do You Know: 2017: The Year in Movies, Part 1
Babies, a beauty and a beast, wonderful women and damn, dirty apes. Another year at the movies is going into the books. You may know A Ghost Story from a Ghost in the Shell, but how well do you know 2017: The Year in Movies?


Tuesday, December 12
Review: Darkest Hour
There are two angles to take when evaluating Darkest Hour, the drama from Joe Wright.

Review: The Disaster Artist
The best thing James Franco does with The Disaster Artist is make it accessible to viewers who've never heard of The Room or its eccentric director, Tommy Wiseau.

Top Chef Recap
The Top Chef producers are not messing around this season.


Monday, December 11
Overpaid Jerks: 12/4/17-12/10/17
Silent night, Giants firings, huge signings and a Heisman winner. Here's your sports recap quiz for the 50th week of 2017.


Monday, December 11
Survivor Recap
While this show had several sloooooow episodes, anyone who stuck with it got a partial payment last week as the 10th episode really brought the fun.

Hidden Gems: The New World
The New World is kind of the black sheep in the filmography of director Terrence Malick, or at least is the most unfairly forgotten of the bunch.

Review: The Disaster Artist
The drive of The Disaster Artist is in presenting the ridiculous reality of The Room’s conception and exploring the friendship between Wiseau and Sestero.


Sunday, December 10
Weekend Wrap-Up
Don’t worry, things get interesting again after this week.


Saturday, December 9
Friday Box Office Analysis
With only one new wide release (and one awards contender expanding), this weekend is actually worse than the previous frame, where NO new movies appeared in theaters.


Thursday, December 7
This is So Last Week: 12/1/17-12/7/17
Person of the Year, a wrestler at the Library of Congress, an old-timey sitcom and on-screen chaos. Call the neighbors and wake the kids, here's our pop culture recap quiz for the 49th week of 2017.


Thursday, December 7
Review: Three Billboards
It's been seven months since Mildred Hayes' daughter was raped and burned to death, and one day, while driving down a remote country road just outside Ebbing, Missouri.

5 Ways to Prep: Christmas
It’s that magical time of year when movie theater activity picks back up during a bountiful Thanksgiving and holiday shopping is in full swing.

December Forecast
I'm not sure anyone was really asking for it, but Star Wars is nevertheless back again. Will it win the month?

Weekend Forecast
December eases into this whole “holiday extravaganza” thing...


Wednesday, December 6
Survivor Recap
The alliance was just blown up and Ryan and Chrissy have NO idea what just hit them.

Viking Night
So, you’ve been chosen to replace Sean Connery as James Bond.

November Box Office Recap
Thanksgiving is the time of family tradition, when we all get together, feast until our bellies burst, and then promptly explode with rage waiting for the doors to open at Walmart.


Tuesday, December 5
Survivor Recap
If you're still with me all the way to this episode, you deserve a medal or cookie or something, 'cause this one's been a bit of a chore to keep watching.

Review: Three Billboards
Dark comedy — when it is true dark comedy, which is increasingly rare — is strengthened by its ability to wring genuine humor and genuine tragedy out of the same situation.

Oscar Watch
The Oscar race officially entered its second phase this week when several critics groups began handing out their prizes for the top films of the year.


Monday, December 4
Overpaid Jerks: 1/27/17-12/3/17
A heated rivalry, mini-meltdowns, CFP match-ups, a quitting coach and an axed AD. Get your brain working with our sports recap quiz for the 49th week of 2017.


Sunday, December 3
Weekend Wrap-Up
While not the worst weekend of the box office year, the most depressing weekend at multiplexes is here...


Saturday, December 2
Friday Box Office Analysis
It's a weekend with no new wide releases and only a few awards contenders platforming to more screens.




     


 
 

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