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You know the moment. You’re mindlessly enjoying a romantic moment in a movie when suddenly there’s this buzzing in the back of your head. Something is very wrong here. Why are they kissing? What’s the matter with them? Oh, God… They’re not? They did! I’m going to vomit. Cinema is filled with odd relationships. Some […]

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We’re heading into awards season, and we here at Stars & Popcorn thought it might be a good idea to share some of the best films ever to get overlooked by the Academy. While I’m no slouch when it comes to film and movie history, I have to admit that there were some surprising movies […]

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One year ago today, Stars & Popcorn staff writers Joseph Hunter, Patrick Sessoms and Gil looked out across a vast cinematic landscape and prognosticated the most buzzworthy films of 2011. In anticipation of our forthcoming 2012 edition, we wanted to take a look back at our most anticipated films of the last 12 months and […]

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It’s better to burn out than to fade away. No one told Mark Wahlberg: For seven seasons, HBO’s Entourage was one of the finest shows on premium cable, a comedy-drama that was often heartwarming and always witty featuring great story arcs and high stakes to the backdrop of a dreamlike and extravagant Hollywood lifestyle. Unfortunately, much of what made Entourage so great for its first seven years is either absent, diluted or rushed in its final season, and it leaves an unsatisfactory feeling with fans where a sense of closure should be. [...]

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It used to be that premium cable was little more than a way to have three or four extra movies playing on TV that you probably didn’t ever want to watch anyway. The only people who had HBO, Cinemax and Showtime were the rich families with money to throw around or those who wanted to watch soft-core pornography at a rate quicker than 28.8kbps. But we’ve come a long way since Taxicab Confessions. [...]

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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

On September 10, 2011 By

Bucky Larson leaves no star rising. Saturday Night Live alum Adam Sandler’s company, Happy Madison Productions, has gone through its share of ups and downs since its creation in 1999. The critics have never been kind to them, but audiences seem to find enjoyment in the antics of Sandler and whatever group of his friends […]

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The end is near! A great day of reckoning is upon us! Well, that’s what movies keep telling us, anyway. The world’s going to end soon, and every summer the silver screen likes to remind us of some of the horrifying possibilities that lie in store for us. So, we thought we’d embrace the end and look at 10 ways the world is most likely to end. [...]

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It’s the first-annual Stars & Popcorn Summer Superlatives, celebrating the best (and worst) from May 1 through August 31! While there have been some very good stars movies, the time for art and sociopolitical proclamation is the fall. For now, we’re focusing on the popcorn aspect of these summer flicks to recognizing outstanding achievement in explosions, bikinis, and dick jokes (and boy, were there a lot of dick jokes!). [...]

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News Roundup: August 21

On August 21, 2011 By

Your twice-weekly digest of selected news from around the entertainment world: Volume I, Edition 22- Terrence Malick is up to his old sorcery again, and Pixar decides its executives don’t yet own enough yachts in today’s edition of the News Roundup. And if you thought we’d make it through an edition without mentioning a new Hollywood remake, you were dead-ass wrong! Read on. [...]

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For many movie-goers this weekend, the cumbersome hitching of one preposition to the next was not deterrent enough to keep Rise of the Planet of the Apes from a successful August-time opening. In fact it posted healthy enough returns to rank among the top five ever, or the top ten if one considers inflation. This […]

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News Roundup: June 10

On June 10, 2011 By

Your twice-weekly digest of selected news from around the entertainment world. Volume I, Edition 8- A movie about a board game gets someone to set up the pieces, America’s favorite serial killer (well, top five, easy) gets some new friends, and even more Transformers, because we’re not completely sick of that yet, in today’s edition […]

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It seems like Hollywood can’t help but make sequels, and typically they are cinematic abominations. For some reason, though, we can’t help but keep our hopes up whenever we hear that some of our favorite characters will be returning in a followup film. This week we have two second-part movies hitting theaters, Kung Fu Panda […]

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