In this topsy-turvy movie environment, who knows when summer really starts any more?
This is So Last Week: 5/17/19-5/30/19
The dearly departed, live broadcasts, a new #1 and television spin-offs. Test your recent pop culture IQ with our recap quiz for the 21st and 22nd weeks of 2019.
The Amazing Race Recap
Since Uganda is more than 4,000 miles away from Dubai and a five-hour plane flight at minimum, we’re sure there will be bunching once again.
Review: John Wick 3
The subtitle for “John Wick: Chapter 3” is “Parabellum," but I think a more appropriate term is “Paradox.”
Overpaid Jerks: 5/20/19-5/26/19
An Indy winner, conference champs, French tennis and a new coach. Hate the Drake? Us too. So enjoy our sports recap quiz for the 22nd week of 2019.
It turns out people were okay with Blue Will Smith after all.
Spoiler alert: the ending sucks and the worst case scenario actually came to fruition.
Friday Box Office Analysis
Weeks after they grabbed the opening weekend record, Disney claimed the top spot at the box office for good measure.
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, S08E06, The Iron Throne
As Boyz II Men once prophesied via song, "So now we've come to the end of the road." We've been through eight long seasons and nine longer years with the Starks, the Lannisters, the Targaryens, and all the other great houses that matter less than them. How well do you know the Game of Thrones series finale?
Memorial Day Weekend is no longer quite what it once was in terms of the kick off to summer, but we still have a big tentpole film to mark the holiday.
The Amazing Race Season 31
Anyway, we’re all hanging out in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City, where the winners of the previous leg, Becca & Floyd, are first to depart. Their clue directs them to Snow Town, Saigon.
Overpaid Jerks: 5/13/19-5/19/19
Win the lottery, decide to stop scoring, fire your GM and advance to the Finals, and you'll fit in quite nicely with our sports recap quiz for the 21st week of 2019.
Suffice to say that audiences loved the nihilist concept of World War Wick, as John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum ended the historic run of Avengers: Endgame.
This weekend's films include one that's all about dogs and loyalty, and also one that stars Dennis Quaid.
This is So Last Week: 5/10/19-5/16/19
Comedy finales, stars' passings, new movies at the theater and a manager's admission. Check out our pop culture recap quiz for the 20th week of 2019.
The #1 Movie in America
“Jagged Edge,” a decently successful 1985 thriller, reached the number-one spot in its fourth weekend.
April Box Office Recap
Alms for the poor! Alms for the poor! You, kind sir! Might I implore you to spare a penny for a poor, destitute studio?
Sweet merciful Survivor God - we thank you for finally putting us all out of our misery and ending this season tonight.
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, S08E05: The Bells
This Game of Thrones episode is titled The Bells. "The Bells" is also the title of an Edgar Allan Poe poem, where he goes through a cycle of bells being good to bells being terrifying to bells portending absolute menace. If you think that this show title is a coincidence with regards to that poem, well... you haven't watched it yet. Obviously there are spoilers to the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones enclosed in this forthcoming quiz. How well did you pay attention?
Overpaid Jerks: 5/6/19-5/12/19
Great game 7s, a nod to soccer, a new coach and a swimsuit cover. Enjoy our sports recap quiz for the 20th week of 2019, presented with limited commercial interruption.
We have 6 people left at this point: Devens, Aurora, Gavin, Victoria, Lauren and Julie as Ron was ousted last week in an epic Tribal.
Avengers: Endgame hangs on for a third and likely final weekend at the top, becoming the third biggest domestic film of all-time.
This is So Last Week: 5/3/19-5/9/19
A cover model, Sandler's return, a severed head and Chewie's passing. If these items ring a bell, it's time to take our weekly entertainment and celebrity quiz.
Review - Avengers: Endgame
“Avengers: Endgame,” among several other notable things, sets a new standard for the ensemble Hollywood blockbuster.
5 Ways to Prep
So sit back, stock up on Pokeballs and get ready to catch 5 Ways to Prep for Detective Pikachu!
It's rare that something can both be a franchise film and a bold experiment, but this weekend brings us a grand example of just that.
How Well Do You Know: Game of Thrones, S08E04: The Last of the Starks
Someone's in mourning, someone's a virgin (for now), a bunch of people get laid, and a hero falls. Think of this episode as Game of Thrones' Greatest Hits...now with virgins! But how well do you know it? (Please understand that there are huge spoilers for the episode in this quiz.)
Overpaid Jerks: 4/29/19-5/5/19
A broken arm, a missed dunk, Derby confusion and a new speed record. Enjoy our sports recap quiz for the 19th week of 2019.
The Amazing Race Recap
Previously on The Amazing Race, Rupert Boneham proved once and for all that he’s the Men Without Hats of Survivor.
So, we're down to 7 people in the real game and 8 people being belittled by Reem on the Edge of Extinction.
Avengers: Endgame does not break the record for the biggest second weekend of all-time, so honestly, what was the point of all this?
May 2019 Forecast
Friday Box Office Analysis
We're missing a big early May opener for the second year running.
For some reason, studios thought it'd be a good idea to release movies during the second weekend of what might become the biggest movie of all-time.
The biggest opening in history is about to followed up by the biggest anti-climax in history.
This is So Last Week: 4/26/19-5/2/19
A massive Endgame, a busy week for a Game of Thrones star, new trailers and Billboard awards. Have fun with our pop culture recap quiz for the 18th week of 2019.
Thanks so much for joining me as we trudge through Survivor 38.