The six-year wait might have been worth it. Before I get started, I should admit that I was a huge fan of the Veronica Mars series, even though I started watching it after it had already been canceled. So when I heard that they were making a movie to continue the story of the teenage […]

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There are a lot of bloggers and editors Writing Importantly about HBO’s terrific mind-bending, decades-spanning crime anthology True Detective, which concludes its first season Sunday night. The finale is one of the most hotly anticipated TV events in recent memory, perhaps topped in fan fervor only by Breaking Bad‘s series finale last September. With the […]

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These Greeks used all their Olive Oil on their abs. Let me get something straight right from the get-go: I did not like the first 300 film. Sure, it had its fair share of cool visual moments, but for the most part, I felt like it was spectacle for spectacle’s sake. So, for those of […]

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Let’s call the 86th Academy Awards ceremony “forgettable.” Host Ellen DeGeneres gave a few pretty good quips, 12 Years a Slave won best picture, Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor, and Gravity won basically everything else in the least-surprising Oscar ceremony imaginable. The gripping space drama took home seven awards, all but one in technical categories […]

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Battle for the Oscars: 2014

On February 27, 2014 By

Awards season is here, dummies! The 86th Academy Awards are on Sunday, and your office pool prediction sheets are due freakin’ tomorrow! Since you don’t want to lose your $2 entry fee like you do every freaking year, you might as well try to go into the weekend with a decided schematic advantage. Luckily, our […]

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It’s definitely a sturdy film. Let’s just cut to the chase. Go and see The Lego Movie. Doesn’t matter if you have kids or not; this is a movie that everyone can enjoy. And if you do have kids, then you won’t look like a creep sitting alone in the dark. Honestly, I think The […]

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The only thing that would have made it worse would have been if they sparkled. The tagline for Vampire Academy reads “They suck at school,” which I find ironic, because apparently it sucks at being a movie too. The film jumps on the current trend of injecting high school drama into a supernatural setting (see […]

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In Hollywood, there’s the good, the bad and the ugly. But what about those actors and actresses that fall between the cracks? Those noble few who constantly make movies in spite of the fact that you just can’t decide whether you like them or they really suck. Well, we decided to devote this week to […]

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The Best Films of 2013

On January 27, 2014 By

True to January’s mythological namesake, we find ourselves each year looking forward to all that’s to come, and also lingering on all that has passed: the good and the bad. If ever there was a hodgepodge of a year, 2013 was it. Take a moment to think back. This year was absolutely all over the […]

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I wouldn’t go and see it. Yes, I’m one of those terrible people that was actually excited to see I, Frankenstein. I was a fan of the Underworld series (even though the movies were admittedly pretty awful), and I had a bit of faith in Kevin Grevioux (who helped come up with the story) to […]

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The 10 Worst Films of 2013

On January 23, 2014 By

Good God, Hollywood, we need to talk. We at Stars & Popcorn know better than most that not all movies are created equally. We understand that there are going to be good and bad films each year. We even realize that sometimes bad films are necessary in order for film studios to get their profits […]

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Director of the Year: 2013

On January 22, 2014 By

Winner David O. Russell Within the past half-decade, David O. Russell has catapulted himself from the strata of critical appreciation to critical acclaim. Once a well-regarded but little-noticed creative force, he has gone three for three since 2010, earning Best Director nominations for The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and this year’s American Hustle, each of […]

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