Wednesday, February 28
The 400-Word Review: Mute
Mute, the scifi noir from writer/director Duncan Jones, has a lot to overcome.

Movie Review: Black Panther
“Black Panther” proves just how much fresh concepts and characters can enliven a not-so-fresh genre.

If I Were an Academy Member
BOP staffers rank the Best Picture nominees:


Tuesday, February 27
5 Ways to Marvel
Marvel isn’t just a comic book creator turned film studio. They are the brave leaders in the evolution towards equality.

Movie Review: Black Panther
After 17 films, Marvel Studios has produced a buzzy, energetic popcorn movie that’s also totally its own thing.

Oscar Watch
For our last handicap column of the year, we take a look at the mostly predictable Best Director race and also at the much more confounding and complicated Best Picture race.


Monday, February 26
Overpaid Jerks: 2/19/18-2/25/18
An Olympic wrap-up, college troubles, a baseball signing and NBA standings. Here's your sports recap quiz for the 9th week of 2018.


Monday, February 26
Top Chef Colorado Recap
Four chefs left fighting for three spots in the Top Chef finale in Aspen. That’s what today’s episode is going to come down to.

Review: Annihilation
There are films that try to jump through a hoop and succeed. There are films that try to jump through a hoop and miss.

The Amazing Race Recap
The debaters have to complete a Speed Bump, and that’s not the only issue they face.

2018 Calvin Awards
Welcome to the 17th annual edition of The Calvins, the signature update from Box Office Prophets!


Sunday, February 25
Weekend Wrap-Up
Black Panther continues to make history in weekend two and while it’s still early, we’re looking at a top ten all-time grossing film.


Saturday, February 24
Friday Box Office Analysis
Sure, a couple of new movies opened, but it's still all about Black Panther.


Friday, February 23
Weekend Forecast
Despite the second weekend of Black Panther taking place this frame, other studios are still releasing movies. I mean, sure, go ahead if you must.


Thursday, February 22
This is So Last Week: 2/16/18-2/22/18
Broadway musical debuts, Snapchat crises, and action star death hoaxes. They were all a part of the past week. How well do you know the past seven days in pop culture?


Thursday, February 22
Hidden Gems: Silence
What is faith? Why does God allow terrible things to happen in the world? What does His silence mean in the face of these atrocities?

Oscar Watch
With the clock ticking down to the 90th Oscars and voting well underway, we take a look today at the four acting races.


Wednesday, February 21
How Well Do You Know: Cars 3
Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is still a fast racecar, but he is having trouble being "fast enough" after a crop of hotshot rookie cars come onto the scene. Trying to beat his main competitor, the cocky Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), Lightning enlists the help of Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) and Smokey (Chris Cooper) to help him achieve another victory before he's forced to retire. How well do you know the 3rd installment in the Cars movie franchise?


Wednesday, February 21
The Amazing Race Recap
Teams are headed 3,000 miles to the distant destination of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Viking Night: The Blob (1958)
Sometimes I wish I could have been in charge of coming up with monster ideas for 1950s B-movies.

Oscar Watch
Oscar voting began yesterday with essentially all precursors in the bag and under two weeks to go until the big night.


Tuesday, February 20
The Amazing Race Recap
Tonight’s leg stars with bunching. At least, that’s the plan


Monday, February 19
Overpaid Jerks: 2/12/18-2/19/18
All-Star festivities, Olympic expectations, Top 10 action and left-hand turn specialists. Rev up your engine, here comes our sports recap quiz for the 8th week of 2018.


Monday, February 19
Top Chef Colorado Recap
Two burning questions will be answered this pen-penultimate episode: Which four chefs will make it to the finale? And which chef will return from Last Chance Kitchen?

Oscar Watch
The BAFTAs happened yesterday and Three Billboards’ seemingly fledgling Oscar candidacy got a big boost after it took home five awards.


Sunday, February 18
Weekend Wrap-Up
This one matters. Black Panther exceeds any and all expectations about quality and box office performance, bringing the fifth largest opening weekend of all time.


Saturday, February 17
Friday Box Office Analysis
In the years that we've been chronicling box office, the movies that have always proven to be the biggest surprise breakouts have been targeted to an African-American demographic.


Friday, February 16
Weekend Forecast
The first big blockbuster of 2018 arrives with authority this President's Day Weekend.


Thursday, February 15
This is So Last Week: 2/9/18-2/15/18
Winter games, a comic wedding, musical reunions and swimsuits. Put on your pop culture thinkin' cap, here's our celebrity and entertainment recap quiz for the 7th week of 2018.


Thursday, February 15
Viking Night
I complained a bit last week about how having to sit through the B-movie classics of the Fifties and Sixties.

5 Ways to Prep
This weekend, we have Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER!!! But oh, oh me oh my, we have soooo much more than that.

Oscar Watch
We continue our march through the Oscar categories by looking today at the two screenplay awards.


Wednesday, February 14
How Well Do You Know: The Big Sick
Standup comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) and grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) meet and, despite their insistence that they are not interested in a relationship, fall in love. However, cultural differences - and Emily's mysterious illness - threaten their chances of a future together. This semi-autobiographical movie was written by Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon, based on their courtship. The Big Sick was a critical and commercial hit, becoming one of the highest grossing indie films of 2017. How well do you know The Big Sick?


Tuesday, February 13
The Amazing Race Recap
The teams are reunited, and it feels so good…for the four teams who aren’t Team Extreme and Team Big Brother.

Top Chef Colorado Recap
With Joe and Fatima departing last week, the current crop of five chefs only need to survive two challenges in order to make it to the coveted Top Chef finals.


Monday, February 12
Overpaid Jerks: 2/5/18-2/11/18
Olympic openings, football fallout, large contract and Top 5 basketball. Call the neighbors and wake the kids, here's our sports recap quiz for the 7th week of 2018.


Monday, February 12
The Amazing Race Recap
Hello and welcome to the most meaningless leg of this season of The Amazing Race!

Movie Review: Winchester
There's a good movie buried somewhere within “Winchester,” but it lies beneath a bed of horror cliches and the filmmakers' inexplicable need to rush through the story.

Oscar Watch
The Writers Guild of America awards happened this weekend and give their top prizes to Call Me By Your Name for adapted (a lock at the Oscars) and to Jordan Peele for Get Out in original...


Sunday, February 11
Friday Box Office Analysis
Yesterday brought us the finale (please, please, please never let there be another entry - see what I did there - in this series) of the Fifty Shades franchise.

Weekend Wrap-Up
For the first time this year, 2018 releases take up the top three spots at the box office...


Thursday, February 8
This is So Last Week: 2/2/18-2/8/18
A bus crash, a cheater's version, a Jeopardy ultra-fail and Super Bowl fallout. Here's our pop culture quiz for the 6th week of 2018. We hope you were paying attention.


Thursday, February 8
Oscar Watch
Today we continue handicapping the Oscar categories by looking at what I call the “other” Best Picture races...

Weekend Forecast
Yet another “literary” franchise limps home to its conclusion this weekend...


Wednesday, February 7
How Well Do You Know: Definitely, Maybe
Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) tells his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) the story of his relationships with 3 women, and how he ended up with Maya's mother. Maya tries to figure out which of the women end up being her mom. How well do you know Definitely, Maybe?


Wednesday, February 7
The Amazing Race Recap
With the fame factor decreased by a factor of 10, we now will follow the teams to Prague.

Viking Night
Years ago when I started writing this column, I remember mentioning to a friend how I was going to be writing about “cult” films.


Tuesday, February 6
Top Chef Colorado Recap
When the chefs enter the kitchen, they see David Kinch, a super well-respected Denver chef who boasts three Michelin stars to his name.

January Box Office Recap
2017 has drawn to a close, the movie watching world trudges forward, and a familiar flickering light greets us inside our hallowed temples.


Monday, February 5
Overpaid Jerks: 1/29/18-2/4/18
Another super Super Bowl, a college hoops upset, division leaders and a logo change. Here's your quiz of recent sports news for the 6th week of 2018.


Monday, February 5
February Forecast
Fighting it out for number two are the conclusion of one of literature's greatest trilogies, and a Clint Eastwood film of unclear momentum.

Review: The Cloverfield Paradox
Since its found-footage inception, the “Cloverfield” series has revelled in mysteries.

Oscar Watch
With just under four weeks left before the Big Day, it is time to restart our by now annual tradition of reviewing Oscar categories one by one.


Sunday, February 4
Weekend Wrap-Up
Hollywood takes Super Bowl weekend off, offering us only a horror movie with a big name actor inexplicably slumming it...


Saturday, February 3
5 Ways to Super Bowl
The biggest anti-movie holiday of the year is here. Theaters will be barren wastelands, the creative types will be ignored and overly aggressive athletic fandom will reign supreme.

Friday Box Office Analysis
That greatest of weekends has arrived. Yes, Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, and that means that no studio is brave enough to release a film wide.


Thursday, February 1
This is So Last Week: 1/26/18-2/1/18
An unwelcome reboot, a Grammys haul, a money-making trilogy and a brand new Colonel. Here's our pop culture week-in-review quiz for the 5th week of 2018.


Thursday, February 1
Weekend Forecast
It's a quiet weekend as we enter into February, with just one new wide release making its way in, and our Oscar nominees still being a lot of the story.




     


 
 

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