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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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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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Although there are a number of different awards handed out come awards season, it is the Oscars that really count. Winning an Academy Award is the ultimate recognition that actors can receive. As a result, there is no lack of controversy around the Oscars, as some very prominent actors fail to win even one, despite […]

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Ah, food, the great equalizer. Of course, many of us are locked in an eternal struggle between food’s deliciousness and our waist sizes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a good food-related movie now and then. But in an exercise in outside-the-box-thinking, instead of honoring movies about food, we decided to honor movies named […]

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Your daily digest of selected news from around the entertainment world. Today, you’ll get a look at a brand-new Robocop and get your very own JARVIS to misunderstand you. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp hands a role over to Joel Edgerton, Variety makes me feel like a complete waste, and Ian McKellen takes on another legendary character. […]

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Ah drinking. There’s nothing wrong with it in moderation, and we at Stars & Popcorn like to think of it as that special something we use to grease the creative gears upstairs. [Editor’s note: Patrick thinks this, but every time he mixes writing and booze, his articles look like they were written by a cat […]

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Hi Ho Silver! After conquering the sea, director Gore Verbinski has moved on to the west with his big-screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger. I never got a chance to watch the original series (it was a bit before my time), so I can’t attest to how well the movie stirs up feelings of nostalgia, […]

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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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Marvel apparently has plans to make sure every character in its catalog gets his turn on the silver screen. With the likes of the Falcon making an appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it was only a matter of time before its big dogs were rolled out (well, at least as far as comic […]

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It’s November, that time of year when men apparently stop shaving to raise awareness. “Awareness of what?” you might ask. Well, we’re not exactly sure and apparently neither is the official site. Cancer, we think. Still, it’s a time of year when the world can celebrate the peach fuzz that has become so popular over […]

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Eight bits of fun. Despite what Roger Ebert thinks, there is a huge portion of the population that sees video games as a valid artistic medium and (at least these days) a staple of their childhood. So, when Disney announced that their newest film, Wreck-it Ralph, featured icons of the video game world as supporting […]

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Dark Shadows

On May 12, 2012 By

Even vampires have family drama. Tim Burton has had a pretty busy year. With two other movies scheduled for release soon (Frankenweenie and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which he produced), you may be wondering if Burton has let the quality of Dark Shadows fall victim to a busy work load. Sleep calmly, he hasn’t. Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), whose family struck it rich after starting up a fishing company in Maine, has everything he could ever want when we first meet him in the 1700s. Alas, he makes a fatal mistake when he rejects the affections of Angelique (Eva Green), a servant at the Collinwood manor who also happens to be a witch.

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