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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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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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As you all know (yes, all of you), once a week we put together a ridiculous list of the top 10 movies sharing a common theme or motif. This week, we’re mixing it up because we couldn’t find 10 live-action fairy tale movies that we could in good conscience call “good.” Instead, in preparation for […]

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  A lot of the time, movies aren’t meant to be artistic or culturally significant. Hell, most of the time they’re not even supposed to be that good. However, once in a long while, movies can be so bad they’re good, or in the case of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, so awful they’re awesome. […]

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A decade of frustration largely ignored. Before I ever saw Zero Dark Thirty – it was released for several weeks in New York City and Los Angeles before it hit my location – I was well-aware of its reputation. General critical reception hadn’t yet christened it the best film of 2012, but it was definitely […]

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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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Thank God for The Expendables franchise. I mean, it’s about time Hollywood decided to produce some films specifically for the ever-neglected the male demographic. Luckily, Sylvester Stallone was brave enough to step forward and answer the call by putting together a cast of actors that have more testosterone than a bull shark feeding frenzy. The […]

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If they keep saying “Jason Bourne,” we might eventually believe it’s a Bourne movie. In increasing numbers over the last several years, we’ve seen an unholy triumvirate of reboots, re-imaginings and unnecessary sequels to beloved film franchises. The Bourne Legacy somehow takes the most perplexing aspects of all three to create a good action movie […]

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O.K., it’s no secret that we kind of have a thing for Jason Bourne. Ever since he beat his way into our hearts 10 years ago with The Bourne Identity, we’ve placed the Matt Damon character on a pedestal as one of the definitive movie badasses. But one has to ask, have we gone too […]

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The Avengers stormed onto the silver screen in May and currently resides at the 3-spot in highest grossing movies of all time. The unhealthy level of anticipation for The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises slowly propagates. And with discussions circulating about the future of comic book films, what could be more appropriate than contemplating such possibilities ourselves?

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Earth’s Mightiest Movie?: Since 2008, Marvel has been teasing nerds and geeks with the promise of an Avengers movie, slowly building toward the most ambitious superhero flick to date. So, in an ever-growing catalog of films featuring tights-sporting protagonist, how does The Avengers stack up?

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We live in a sentimental culture, constantly looking backward: We study history, we value records, we have holidays based strictly on remembrance. And here we are during a time in which we try to sum up the last year with best-of lists and retrospectives. But we at Stars & Popcorn, ever-innovative as we are, have […]

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