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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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There’s no “I” in team (we learned that the hard way during that 7th grade spelling bee), and this country was founded on teamwork. Do you think George Washington beat the British all by himself? No, John Adams held them, while his cousin Sam poured a few frosty ones. We’re a country that loves teams, […]

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just released the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards, and although it should go without saying, we’ll go ahead and say it: Way to shock us all by heaping the most praise on the movies about movie history. Martin Scorsese’s charming children’s romp Hugo led the way […]

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The Best Films of 2011

On December 31, 2011 By

It’s only right, this time of year, to take some time for reflection, to look back at what the last 12 months brought us. We’ve had our share of great experiences, of memorable moments, of fun times. We have laughed together, though sometimes we were embarrassed about it (more than once, to be honest), we’ve […]

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Winner   Steven Spielberg When it comes to directors, no one better embodies everything that Stars & Popcorn stands for than the great Steven Spielberg. The man is a master of the “one for them, one for me” mindset, even though lately it’s starting to feel like all the movies he makes are for the […]

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This movie is best seen on an empty stomach. Beautiful though it is to look at, director David Fincher’s take on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is hard to watch. That’s proof positive Fincher did his job. Stieg Larsson’s books tell the edgy, deliberately discordant story of Lisbeth Salander, a mysterious twenty-something computer hacker […]

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News Roundup: November 21

On November 21, 2011 By

Your weekly digest of selected news from around the entertainment world: Volume I, Edition 30- NBC makes two equal but opposite bad decisions, and we realize we are one step closer to that Pac-Man movie we’ve all been anticipating! All that, plus more wacky failed celebrity marriages! Read on! [...]

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News Roundup: May 31

On May 31, 2011 By

Your twice-weekly digest of selected news from around the entertainment world.

Volume I, Edition 5- The British make fun of bigger, stronger America’s intellect, and a movie about drugs, alcohol and debauchery proves them right at the American box office. All that, plus enough details on two bloody horror films to make your entrails jiggle! Read on. [...]

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On April 5 of 1994, the legendary Kurt Cobain, front man of modern rock’s most iconic and influential band, Nirvana, got high on heroin and shot himself in the head. He left behind his wife, Courtney Love, and daughter, Francis Bean Cobain, as well as incalculable controversy and a painfully incomplete discography chronicled now only […]

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Now that the high of the Academy Awards is starting to wear off, it feels like we’re looking at a lull in cinema. There’s nothing to be worried about, though, because we decided to take a look at a few of the categories and talk about what some of the nominees and winners have in the works. After all, just because their moment in the sun is over doesn’t mean we have to forget about them. We’re hoping that most of the actors and actresses are going to avoid the post-Oscars screw-ups that we’ve seen afflict so many stars in the past. Well, maybe we’re hoping for a few potential screw-ups. It’s always kind of funny when people just stop caring.

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With relatively few surprises—Melissa Leo’s gratuitous f-bomb aside—the 83rd annual Academy Awards played off with teleprompter ease.  All told the evening lacked in grandeur and spent much too much time transfixed on the glories of yesteryear: this was not a memorable year. The King’s Speech was the night’s big winner, garnering four wins, including for […]

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With the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony looming on the horizon, we of the Stars and Popcorn crew decided to bare our souls and offer you our personal predictions of whose mantles will be decked with tiny gold statues come February 27.

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