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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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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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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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The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards have been announced, and boy, do we at Stars & Popcorn have some extremely hot takes on the action! By which I mean we are mostly unsurprised by most of what the Academy has wrought. As expected, American Hustle and Gravity lead the way, with 10 nominations apiece, […]

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[Editor's note: This article features the thoughts of Daniel Watkins, a graduate of the UCF Film School, on the film American Hustle. Dan currently lives and works in Los Angeles.] American Hustle is about the small time wheelers and dealers that typically exist in the background of these types of genre exercises. In the cinema […]

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Brotherly Love.

Out of the Furnace was one of the worst marketed films I’ve heard of recently. It’s barely able to keep distinct from Christian Bale’s upcoming American Hustle. But even more so, the marketing just got the entire movie wrong. I went into the theater expecting a gritty revenge thriller in the tone of Kill Bill (but obviously not so Tarantino-ish). What I got instead was a tenacious look at the state of America. Despite my feeling a bit tricked, I was pleasantly surprised.

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There’s just something about an ax-wielding psychopath that really seems to speak to moviegoers these days, and that’s terrifying. Still, we’re not the types of lemmings to question what the public wants, and so we’ve decided that it’s time to honor the best of the big screen serial killers. The only rules for the top […]

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We know what it’s like. You spend the whole fall, winter and spring hotly anticipating Smurfs 2, consuming every trailer and screen cap you can find, poring over the theatrical poster for clues about important plot twists, spending scores of sleepless nights discussing theories and predictions on message boards with your well-adjusted adult friends. You […]

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Your daily digest of selected news from around the entertainment world. Today, we have some comic news, some Pirates news, some good news, some TV news, some horror news and some dino news. Read on. Jimmy Palmiotti Talks about the Harley Quinn Freak Out The writer of the new Harley Quinn series, Jimmy Palmiotti, had […]

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Perhaps the biggest news to come out of Comic Con is that the next Man of Steel movie is going to feature Superman and Batman going toe-to-toe, which has risen the biggest question of the year: Who is going to play the next Batman? Christian Bale has announced that there’s no way he’ll be returning […]

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The internet is exploding with speculation over who is joining Henry Cavill in the Man of Steel sequel that’s supposed to start filming in early 2014. I’m not talking about Lex Luthor or Brainiac or anything like that. The sequel is supposed to feature Superman taking on the only man who has ever defeated him, […]

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There are very few movies nowadays where the conclusion comes close to unpredictable. The Dark Knight Rises had me wondering months before its release. Christopher Nolan had the power to kill Batman in his hands. It would be his final movie, as no sequel was confirmed, and rumors had been circulating like wildfire. This was an instance where something could actually happen. It didn’t.

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