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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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To Rome with Love

On July 16, 2012 By

When in Rome, do as Woody Allen would do. To anyone else, Rome is simply the eternal city. To writer/director Woody Allen, it is the city of do whatever the hell you want and everything will work out because of magic. To Rome with Love follows an extraordinary turn of events for four separate groups of people in Rome.

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We’re gearing up for our version of the Superbowl here and that means it’s time for us to release our predictions for who’s going to take home the big prizes Sunday night. What do you think of our “educated guesses?”

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just released the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards, and although it should go without saying, we’ll go ahead and say it: Way to shock us all by heaping the most praise on the movies about movie history. Martin Scorsese’s charming children’s romp Hugo led the way […]

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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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Theaters reported particularly dismal numbers this past weekend, the worst overall turnout in more than three years. A pair of underperforming wide releases, New Year’s Eve and The Sitter, led the way ahead a horde of over-exposed November holdovers. Meanwhile on the outskirts, a few limited releases started to gain momentum. Despite the past popularity […]

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Ladies of every age flocked to theaters this weekend to get their fix of vampires, werewolves and dancing penguins, a phenomenon that Rueters (and other fictional news agencies with names roughly homophonic to real world ones) defined as “troubling.” Whilst breaking dawn, the latest Twilight movie made a go at a few records, though it […]

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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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So a cowboy, an alien, a Smurf, and Steve Carell walk into a bar. One misplaced “mom jeans” joke later and it’s an all-out brawl.Though it was the cowboy who emerged from the crusty saloon doors, it was not before he’d suffered a nasty bite from the blue goblin that would get infected and lead […]

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In an uncertain showdown, Captain America: The First Avenger out-maneuvered Harry Potter to take the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend. But the Cap’n’s retro superheroism might be a harder sell overseas, where the marketing team will have to play down the jingo and play up the relatable underdog story. So far […]

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For all the muggles, luddites, and grandmothers out there who may not know, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 out-shined even its own high expectations this weekend. Its sold-out midnight and 3 a.m. showings made an interwar Ellis Island of theater lobbies the world over, and left general managers very pleased. “At least […]

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For a second week, Transformers: Dark of the Moon topped the charts at home and abroad, lending ever-more credence to the filmic philosophy that art inspires, but escapism sells. Though moviegoers cut their attendance by more than half, ticket sales were still more than enough to hold the weekend’s debuts, Horrible Bosses and Zookeeper, to […]

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