So Last Week
2020 Pop Culture Quiz.
Welcome to the all-Coronavirus edition of So Last Week. Assuming you're hunkering down like we are, this will give you an opportunity to remember the week that was. Were you paying attention to the little details?
April Forecast (?)
Trolls: World Tour.
Because a giant, yellow, scaly, pufferfish-shaped mechanical monster has arisen from the ocean floor and began to wreck havoc upon humanity, most theatrical film releases have been canceled, at least until we send her packing back into the great waters. But I'm still here.

Tales from a Quarantine
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
BOP staff is checking in from around the world to let you know how they're spending their time.
The #1 Movie in America
Pain & Gain
Michael Bay doesn’t generally make unsuccessful movies.
Shiny Things
The sweet ones.
On June 21, 2004, BOP debuted one of its most popular columns in the early years.
The 400-Word Review
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Few films speak to the strengths of their creators as clearly as “Never Rarely Sometimes Always.”
Survivor Recap
Survivor Winners at War
We're back for the MERGE episode of WaW and I'm totally ready for it.
Movie Review: Crip Camp
Crip Camp
Perhaps the main title, “Crip Camp,” and the poster for it, which features a disabled kid in a wheelchair being pushed around by a guitar-holding camp counselor, are misleading.
Not the Weekend Wrap-Up
Just do it.
Three weekends ago, Onward won the domestic box office campaign with $10.6 million. We deemed it a disastrous result...
Review: Coffee & Kareem
Coffee & Kareem
Let’s get this out of the way: That’s a really bad title.
The 400-Word Review
The Traitor
The recently renamed Academy Award for Best International Film has been awarded since 1956.
Top Chef Recap
That's his I-don't-understand face.
There will be no Quickfire this episode because the chefs are being asked to do some research before the Elimination Challenge.
The 400-Word Review
I see a little silhouette of a man...
A significant percentage of horror fiction, from Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House” to the “Child’s Play” series, plays a game of this-or-that with the audience.
The Big Picture
Recent & upcoming films, awards and, if we're lucky, home phone numbers

April 9, 2020
Career notes, awards, recent and upcoming movies.

Featured today:

Aishwarya Rai
Other Updates

Upcoming Releases

This week's question:

In the year it was released, which film did the Motion Picture Academy refuse to nominate for a special-effects award because, as the movie's director put it, "The Academy thought we cheated by using computers."

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Top 5
James Wood's
Top 5 Buddy Cop Movies
  1. Lethal Weapon
  2. Running Scared
  3. Die Hard
  4. Lethal Weapon 2
  5. Turner & Hooch
This Date in Film History

Actor-singer Paul Robeson, star of such films as Show Boat and The Emperor Jones, is born in Princeton, New Jersey.


Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins each win the Academy Award for Best Director, the first time the directing Oscar is shared.

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