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While filmmakers spend the next two months patting each other on the back for a job well done and a ticket well sold, those of us accustomed to the solemn pitch of the theater and the sweet, sweet odor of artificial butter have already shrugged off the spectacles of yesterday. Eyes always on the next […]

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It’s been a classic rule of Hollywood for the last few decades: Video games do not make for good movies. We’ve seen it countless times, the atrocious Super Mario Bros. movie, Doom, and all of Uwe Boll’s directing career. But there’s so much great source material hidden in the video game industry, there just has to be a good movie waiting. But I’m going to take that one step further. Rather than sifting through the hundreds of action driven video games, let’s take a look at the best attempts at horror. Surprisingly, this is a genre that is not delved into as much as it should. And it is October after all…

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So, everyone pretty much freaked out when it was announced that J.J. Abrams was not directing Star Trek 3. However, we say fear not! As this is the film industry, this sort of thing happens all the time, and the results are usually fine. That doesn’t mean that it’s going to be all Vulcans and […]

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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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While nothing official has been discussed, I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that terrorism is against Stars & Popcorn’s official company policy. That’s why none of the movies you’ve seen reviewed by us have officially been financed through terrorism. True, we did honor those bad guys who deserved props once in the past, but other than that, we are very much anti-terrorism.

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With Man of Steel hitting theaters, I’ve been thinking about all the comic book movies that have come before it. Sure, there have been some great ones, like The Avengers, but there have also been some bad ones along the way. So, with Superman getting a new chance to be everything he can be, we […]

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For a long time, people have referred to Superman as a boy scout. He’s a character that is inherently good and despite the awesome power that he wields he remains a benevolent force in the world, choosing a path to benefit all of mankind instead of oppressing them.

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Mud

On April 26, 2013 By

We’re for a time adrift in the backwoods and bayous, hunting for the narratives of an overlooked America. Our reality television-tempered desires manifest this present fascination in the phantasmagoria of Swamp People, Mudcats, Duck Dynasty, and that one gator show. Numb to the last couple decades’ procession of down-and-out urbanites, indie filmmakers are scraping grit […]

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I didn’t think Hollywood would be able to top 2012 when it came to comic book movies. Lo and behold, though, I was wrong. With Iron Man 3 kicking off the summer movie season in just over a week, I decided to take a look all the films coming out this year, and I was […]

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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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For years now, Ubisoft has demonstrated interest in generating a live-action flick of their beloved Assassin’s Creed franchise. However, the studios share the fans’ hesitation. Regardless, Michael Fassbender’s recent casting as the film’s protagonist could very well turn the overwhelming tides. His probable role as both Desmond, the city bartender who discovers that his ancestors were honorable assassins, and one of the series’ ancient heroes could inject new enthusiasm into a venue that has been met with tepid praise, thus giving rise to other productions such as the constantly rehashed God of War and Gears of War films.

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