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Winner Leonardo DiCaprio There were quite a few actors with strong bodies of work in 2013, but with excellent, memorable performances as insanely rich men in two separate leading roles, Leonardo DiCaprio wins the 2013 honor for Stars & Popcorn Actor of the Year. He announced his candidacy in The Great Gatsby, the much-maligned and […]

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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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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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Video games and movies seem to have a hard time mixing. However, as huge nerds, we still hold out hope that Hollywood will get it right, and with Assassins Creed and Splinter Cell on their way to production, the video game movie might just be the next comic book movie (in other words, a big deal).

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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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DVD SMASH! While Marvel seems to be dominating the theaters lately with a number of incredibly successful films, DC Comics seems to have carved out a niche by releasing several exceptionally well-done animated films straight to DVD. Marvel has generally been trying to play catch-up on this front, but every once in a while they […]

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Iron Man 3

On May 4, 2013 By

More bitter than sweet. Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne grins at the audience, at Alfred (Michael Caine), a cowl nowhere to be seen. He’s done. There was a lot of talk about whether the Iron Man series would continue after its third installment.

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We’ve talked a lot about comic book movies recently, and while I’d like to say it’s because they’re so relevant to the contemporary cinematic landscape, it’s really because I’m just a big old nerd at heart.

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Michael Bay has a very unique reputation as a filmmaker (and at times I feel like I use that term loosely), which is why I was so shocked by Pain & Gain. Sure, there’s a certain Michael Bay flair to it, but it is literally one of the craziest movies I’ve seen in years, and I actually really enjoyed it.

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I didn’t think Hollywood would be able to top 2012 when it came to comic book movies. Lo and behold, though, I was wrong. With Iron Man 3 kicking off the summer movie season in just over a week, I decided to take a look all the films coming out this year, and I was […]

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This week, we at Stars & Popcorn decided to honor a few actors best known for their incredible physiques. But first, a mini-rant: We know that there is a ridiculous social view of what is beautiful when it comes to women, and I can respect the people that stand up for it. However, have you seen the hot guys in movies? It’s ridiculous. Every one of them looks like he spends six hours in the gym every day. Don’t even get me started on superheroes, either.

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When it comes to comic book movies, Marvel is the big dog. They’re absolutely destroying the competition and not only that, they’re kicking them while they’re down too.

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