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When it comes to movies, cops are usually the good guys. Every so often, though, there comes an officer of the law that abuses his (or her) power like it was a red-headed stepchild. With Sabotage coming out this week, we wanted to honor those dirty cops who take what they want and usually leave […]

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A week ago, we saw the release of Baltasar Kormákur’s latest action flick, 2 Guns, starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington. We here at Stars & Popcorn enjoyed the film a lot. It’s a great action movie with humor and explosions. What more do you want?

Will we remember this film years from now as one of the greatest of a generation? Of course not. It’s a fairly shallow action movie. But this movie has been getting a lot of press due to its misogynistic portrayal of women. So let’s try to break this down. Is 2 Guns an innocent ‘guy’ movie, or a terrible statement on the state of women in society?

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Action done right. So I’m normally not a fan of the whole buddy-cop action flick. They’re not bad, I just never feel fulfilled at the end of the movie. But every once in a while, I find one of those movies that just blows me away. It is the definition of a great popcorn flick. […]

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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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Let’s face it: The end is nigh. The world is going to end, and it’s probably going to be all our fault. By that I mean humanity’s, not ours or yours in particular. But that guy who keeps glancing at you looks pretty suspicious, right? We at Stars & Popcorn have examined all the many ways the world will come to an end, but what comes next?

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With the remake of Evil Dead coming out this week, we found ourselves between a rock and a hard place trying to figure out what top 10 list we could come up with to honor the modernization of this cult classic. The thing is, we’ve already done the Top 10 Possession Movies and the Top […]

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As movie critics and industry experts, we have to maintain a keen eye when it comes to cinema, paying special attention to what our readers might like to watch. We do this so we can give proper endorsements to the good movies, and so we can tear apart the bad ones. We also focus on […]

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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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Flight

On November 2, 2012 By

Makes me want to sniff a few lines then go fly a jet. It’s been more than a decade since director Robert Zemeckis made a live-action film – 2000’s Cast Away – and in an odd way, Flight tells a similar story. Both are character studies starring celebrated A-list actors who stretch their abilities to […]

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November 2 Wreck-It Ralph Director: Rich Moore Starring: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman Our take: Disney is coming out with a CG movie all by themselves? Normally, this would make us a little uneasy, but with the success of Tangled, we’re a little more open to the idea. Throw in an incredible cast […]

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For as long as moving pictures have graced the silver screen, cinema has held police officers in the highest esteem… Well, for the most part, anyway. We have a lot of respect for the boys and blue (and hope they remember that the next time we get pulled over for driving 50 in a 45), which is why we’ve decided to round up a list of our favorite movie cops. [...]

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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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