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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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Hollywood tells a lot of stories each year, and let’s face it: There are some great characters out there. However, sometimes the face we all associate with a character has to change, and sometimes a lot more than once. Whether it’s because an actor got too old, wants to branch out into new roles or […]

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Oct. 4 Gravity Director: Alfonso Cuarón Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris Our Take: The first time I saw the trailer for this movie, it was 30 feet tall and in 3D. I’ve never felt so anxious in my entire life. For me, Gravity looks like a panic attack just waiting to happen, […]

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Unless you’re been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the news that Ben Affleck has been cast to play Batman in the upcoming Superman movie from DC Comics. You’ve probably also seen everyone with a social media presence pissing and moaning about it. However, we here at Stars & Popcorn have kept our opinions […]

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Acting. It’s not an easy job, but sometimes it’s a little easier if you’re not really doing it. That’s why this week we’re honoring a list of some of the best actors who have made the bold decision to play themselves.

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So you just printed out your ballot for your office’s 85th Academy Awards prediction pool, and Yowzah! Look at all those movies! Can that many movies even come out in a single year? What’s going on here? Who the heck are the Miserables? Well relax, man! Or woman! Or neither! We’re not presuming anything here […]

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So Dead Space 3’s finally out, and yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. Since Resident Evil has basically fallen off of the boat that is “survival horror” (both in their film and video game franchises), it’s been up to Electronic Arts and Visceral Games to maintain the mantle. And to bloody it up a bit, of course.

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As we have noted, 2012 brought a particularly strong crop of films to theaters around the country. The top rungs on the cinematic ladder were stocked full with some uniquely enjoyable or cerebral films, as well as the gigantic productions and larger-than-life names moviegoers have come to know and love. Now is the time to […]

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In early January of 2012, the Stars & Popcorn brain trust got together for a little old-fashioned prognosticatin’. Three of us – Joseph Hunter, Patrick Sessoms and James M. – peered into the company crystal ball to take a look at the following 12 months’ worth of moving pictures, and we attempted to predict the […]

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The Best Films of 2012

On December 31, 2012 By

As insufferable and disappointing as the worst movies have been this year, the last few months have brought a bank account–decimating onslaught of cinematic brilliance (and misguided attempts at cinematic brilliance) for moviegoers to feast upon, some hilarious, some heartbreaking, some simply fantastical. Sure, there were a few gems scattered about the muck during the […]

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With contributions from Patrick Sessoms and James M. It’s the holiday season, and that’s a magical time indeed, one full of cheer and the spirit of giving. Even though global recession has ravaged the worldwide economy, and even though climate change has melted the ice caps and made puddles of our once-proud snowmen, and even […]

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Argo

On October 17, 2012 By

Let’s make a fake movie. In 1979, America faced one of the most intense international incidents it saw in the 20th century. For 444 days, dozens of Americans were held hostage in Tehran, Iran, with seemingly no hope of ever getting back home. This is the backdrop for rising auteur Ben Affleck’s newest film, Argo, […]

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