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Kids these days need to stay off my lawn and out of my movie theater. Back in my day, we had respectable young adult novels. Sure, most of them were never adapted into movies, but we didn’t care. We had imaginations. And we had to walk up hill to school or something. Look, I’m really […]

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The only thing that would have made it worse would have been if they sparkled. The tagline for Vampire Academy reads “They suck at school,” which I find ironic, because apparently it sucks at being a movie too. The film jumps on the current trend of injecting high school drama into a supernatural setting (see […]

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Happy Thanksgiving, dear reader, from all of us here at Stars & Popcorn! We stand by our traditions on this site. Ever since great-great grandpa, the Reverend Obadiah Jefferson Sessoms, first awarded two stars and three popcorn to a kinetoscope he found at the Chicago World’s Fair, we’ve been dedicated to sitting through good and […]

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This time they aren’t playing around. It’s no secret that I was never a big fan of The Hunger Games, which I saw as an emo-preteen adaptation of Battle Royale. However, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is, well, not even half bad. In fact, it’s a pretty damn good movie thanks to the keen directorial […]

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Hark! A most eloquent Twilight fan fic. If you’re a fan of a particular play, or playwright, it’s not only reasonable but expected that you might clamor for the latest revival, that you should delight in the quirks of each successive retelling and re-imagination. That quality of a work, that you can dig into it […]

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You know the moment. You’re mindlessly enjoying a romantic moment in a movie when suddenly there’s this buzzing in the back of your head. Something is very wrong here. Why are they kissing? What’s the matter with them? Oh, God… They’re not? They did! I’m going to vomit. Cinema is filled with odd relationships. Some […]

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Or How I Shoe Horned Every Film Cliché into Two Hours. [Editor’s Note: This review contains major spoilers… Though you can pretty much guess them all in the first act.] From what I understand The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was originally a crappy Harry Potter fan fiction written by notable cat lady Cassandra Clare. […]

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It’s not exactly one of the classics. Hollywood is racing to fill the void in the young adult world left by the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, and in their struggle, they’ve stumbled upon the Percy Jackson chronicles. The first installment came out three years ago and was a pretty nifty little film built around […]

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Last week, we put together a list of the most memorable movie guns, so this week we decided to go a little classier by looking at our favorite movie swords of all time. There’s something heroic about swords in general, dating back to those classic Disney-esque stories of the lone hero standing in defiance of […]

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As the old saying goes: Give a man a zombie movie, entertain him for a night; give a man a list of fantastic zombie movies, and entertain him for… a little longer. Or something like that, anyway. Regardless, that list is exactly what we have for you. So gear up and hide whatever brains you may have handy and enjoy Stars and Popcorn’s Top 10 Zombie Movies! [...]

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Well, it happened again. I had another beautiful night at the cinema ruined by Stephanie Meyer. By now, you’ve probably heard of her newest atrocity, The Host (not to be confused with the epic Korean film of the same name), or, as I like to call it, “How to piss on the memory of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

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March 1 Jack the Giant Slayer Director: Bryan Singer Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci Our Take: After last month’s Warm Bodies, I’m willing to give Nicholas Hoult the benefit of the doubt on anything, especially when that other thing pairs him with notable thespians Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor. Toss in the […]

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