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There have been some absolutely God-awful big-screen adaptations of classic cartoons. In fact, we made a list of the worst, and pretty much every one of them was on there. Why are they all so bad, though? Well, for one thing, they try to get their original fans (all of whom are adults now) to […]

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There are a lot of great movie dads out there that have inspired us all over the years. We here at Stars & Popcorn think that’s adorable and all, but we decided that it’s time to pay tribute to the silver screen fathers that kick the most ass. So, we compiled a list of characters […]

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The Worst Films of 2012

On December 31, 2012 By

When you rip away the glitz and glamor of the life of an entertainment writer/movie critic for an alternative web-zine – when you look beyond all the crazy rooftop parties, all the exotic drugs and fast sports cars, all the beautiful hangers-on hoping just to be seen in the same room, even if for an […]

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Electric Boogaloo These days I’m having a hard time deciding if I like Luc Besson or not as a writer anymore. True, he gave us Lockout (which I might be the only person who actually liked), but he also gave us Colombiana. Now he’s decided to follow up his wildly successful flick Taken, which gave us […]

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Anticipation Meter: October 2012

On October 2, 2012 By

October 5 Taken 2 Director: Oliver Megaton Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace Our take: To be honest, when we first head that this movie was in production, we all paused and asked, “but, why?” However, now that we’ve had some time to let the idea of Liam Neeson beating baddies halfway to […]

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Five viewings of The Dark Knight Rises and it’s still not enough. So at the risk of being excessive, here’s another freaking article about it. It seems I catch something new every time, some tiny, subtle nuance. For some showings, I went into the theater just hoping to escape from life’s trivialities. Others were analytical undertakings, and boy, do I have stuff to tell you. [...]

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Just in case the title doesn’t say it all, if you have not seen The Dark Knight Rises yet, DO NOT READ THIS DISCUSSION. You can read our review here if you’re wondering whether it’s worth seeing, but spoiler alert: It is. O.K., now that all the lameasses have left, the awesome people who went […]

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Prepare your eyes, ladies and gentlemen, for what you are about to peruse contains more “bats” than the caves beneath Gotham City. The night approaches, when Bruce Wayne will once again salute the silver screen, take up the cowl, and fight an unjust foe (possibly for the last time when you consider the rumors of his death). So there’s only one question left to be asked: are you prepared? No. You most likely are not.

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Kind of like this commercial, only less believable, and with aliens. We knew this would happen when the listing first showed up buzzing around the internet last year: A feature-length film – and, as it turns out, a particularly long feature-length film – not based on a book, or a cartoon, or a video game, […]

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Batman Begins

On April 26, 2012 By

What do you get when you surround a tragic victim with incredible wealth, an English butler, and a friend in applied sciences?: Created in 1939, Batman has been reimagined more times than most would dare to count. From Adam West’s approachable persona in the 1966 Batman series to Kevin Conroy’s darker portrayal in his most recent endeavor, Arkham City, this character has found his way into the world’s heart.

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Didn’t we just have Greek? Every year there is a flurry of films the only appeal of which is spectacle. Wrath of the Titans is just such a film. It abandons character development, pacing and (most importantly) plot in favor of pretty effects and a cast to match. It’s almost as though the summer has […]

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The Grey

On January 31, 2012 By

I’m not sure wolves would act quite like this, but I don’t care to find out. The Grey is full of the type of horror that plays with our most primal fear. Society works largely on the assumption that humans have bested nature: We live inside thick walls with electric lights, and we can change […]

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