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It’s Hammer Time! I want to start off by admitting that I was painfully disappointed in the first Thor film. I’m not going to get into all the reasons why, but I found it to be the worst installment in the Marvel shared movie universe (you know, because Hulk never happened). However, Thor: The Dark […]

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Back in my day, we didn’t have all these fancy hip-hop breakdancing movies, where a guy from the streets teaches a classically trained dancer that it’s more important to show passion than technique. No, we had movies where a creepy older dancer taught a young girl the “joys” of becoming an adult. I guess now […]

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Antiheroes have always been incredibly popular in the movies. However, we find that the definition has become a little blurred over the years. For some reason, a lot of people think antiheroes are defined by the fact that they, for example, necessarily kill people. In actuality, they are characters that for all intents and purposes […]

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Unless you’re been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the news that Ben Affleck has been cast to play Batman in the upcoming Superman movie from DC Comics. You’ve probably also seen everyone with a social media presence pissing and moaning about it. However, we here at Stars & Popcorn have kept our opinions […]

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Originality. Some have it. Some don’t. This week, we’ve put together a very special Versus Mode! pitting 10 shockingly similar movies against each other. To be honest, though, we can’t claim to be completely original in our thinking. The inspiration actually came from this year’s White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen, two movies about […]

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This match sees two of the greatest superheroes from different universes pitted against each other in a laser-eyed, hammer-swinging fight to the death. The contenders today are Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Superman (Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh). A god vs. an alien guarantees an interesting battle already. Both are intrinsically part of international culture and have been popping up all over movies the last few years. So let’s do this. Flowing blonde hair vs. the infamous curl. Go!

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It’s February, which means that most of us have abandoned our hopes of a svelte figure for the new year, and with good reason: Exercising is hard work. It’s a lot easier just sitting on the couch a sobbing into a carton of ice cream about how I’ll never be as beautiful as the people […]

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Movies, right? There sure are a lot of them! Why, just last year alone there were at least 20! And with all the stresses of everyday life getting you down, who has time to sift through them all to decide which ones are worth marking on your calendar and which ones you can skip? Well […]

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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 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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Nothing like a tall glass of milk and Beethoven: It’s a rare movie that is bloody yet heartfelt, disturbing and dark yet endearing. Leon: The Professional is Luc Besson’s masterpiece about a New York hit man and his 12-year-old apprentice and the bizarre relationship they develop. At times it pushes the boundaries, but because it takes a risk it reaps a tremendous reward. [...]

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So, you want to watch a comic book movie, but don’t really want to see a bunch of guys in tights and spandex running around shooting lasers out of their eyes? Well, then we’ve got a top 10 list for you! This week we’re taking a look at comic book movies that don’t feature mainstream […]

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