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Top Ten Movies of 2013

10.  Prisoners:  A great script only turns into an amazing movie when the directing, acting, editing, set and sound are executed with equivalent greatness.  “Prisoners” has that greatness in most areas making it near flawless and one of the best crime thrillers in years. Large Popcorn. 9.  Lone Survivor:  Lone Survivor is a depiction of war about […]

K-Ci & Jojo and Hugh

KC Jojo and Hugh      

Searching for Sugar Man

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez. (IMDB) Writers:  Malik Bendjelloul, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman Director:  Malik Bendjelloul Stars:  Sixto Rodriguez, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, Dennis Coffey Run time/Rating:  86 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Movies of […]

Top Ten Movies of 2012

10.  Zero Dark Thirty:  The inside look on the tracking and killing of Osama Bin Laden focuses mainly on one woman named Maya(Jessica Chastain) who dedicates her whole life to taking the life of the man behind the 9/11 attacks.  Her unrelenting focus of course pays off when the Navy S.E.A.L. Team raids his private […]

Private Parts

An expectantly funny but surprisingly sweet story about the King of All Media with his college sweetheart and his rise to become the biggest name in Radio. Writers:  Len Blum (Screenplay) Howard Stern (Book) Director: Betty Thomas Stars:  Howard Stern, Mary McCormack and Robin Quivers Runtime/Rating: 109 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn In order to enjoy Private Parts, you […]

Blades of Glory

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men’s single competition. Presently, however, they’ve found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team. (IMDB) Writers:  Jeff Cox, Greg Cox, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky  Director:  Josh Gordon, Will Speck Stars:  Will Ferrell, Jon Heder and Amy Poehler Runtime/Raiting:  93 […]

Top Ten Will Ferrell Movies

I just finished my review of “The Seventh Seal” which is a true classic and I recommend you checking it out but aside from being a great movie, it couldn’t be more opposite than any of the movies on this list below.  I thought that I would lighten my mood with a controversial list that all comedy movie […]

Jason Reitman

  Young Adult Up in the Air Juno Thank you for Smoking     In only 4 feature films Jason Reitman has directed 4 actors in Academy Nominated Performances and has directed movies that have accumulated a total of 6 nominations and one Academy Award.    Born into a family of film makers, Jason Reitman […]

Top Ten Movies of 2011

10.  The Ides of March:  There are some films that I am so looking forward to seeing that there is no possible way it can live up to my unreasonable expectations.  The Ides of March is unfortunately one of these movies.  Being a political thriller junkie, from the moment I saw the trailer I couldn’t […]

Top Ten Movies of 2010

10.  Howl:  “Howl”is a movie for lovers of all forms of art.  At a glance it is about the very controversial but also a very groundbreaking Allen Ginsberg poem.  This very underated film that has no original writing but uses only the words of the actual people that are being represented takes shape in three different forms; the first […]

Top Ten Movies of 2009

10.  Zombieland:  I’ve always felt that Zombies are funnier than they are scary.  This proves to be true in Zombieland, the comedy about an unlikely pair of survivors following a zombie outbreak in America.  One who is an angry man who takes plenty of enjoyment in crushing Zombies brains in, and the other who is […]

Top Ten Horror Movies

Stop! No! Don’t Go In There! That’s where the killer is! You’re so stupid!  You shouldn’t have split up with everyone in the first place and now you’re going into the basement by yourself! Oh No! Watch out! … Ok, the bad guy startled you but managed to hit him with the conveniently placed shovel.  […]

Top Ten Sports Flicks

10.  The Mighty Ducks:  Fake Right, Fake Left, Fake Right, Shoot! Before you even kn0w it Charlie Conway lays a triple decked down on your ass. Maybe it’s just cause this movie was shot on my very own stomping grounds in MPLS and St. Paul, or maybe because this movie, and the subsequent D2 and […]

Bobcat Goldthwait

  God Bless America World’s Greatest Dad Sleeping Dogs Lie Shakes the Clown       Bobcat Goldthwait is the focus of Popcorn Movie Review’s 2nd Director Showcase.  Born Robert Francis Goldthwait in Syracuse New York in 1962, he arrived in this world geographically and socioeconomically far away from the Hollywood lifestyle to a father who was […]

Paul Thomas Anderson

The Master There Will be Blood Punch-Drunk Love Magnolia Boogie Nights Hard Eight   Like Jean Renoir and Max Ophüls, Paul Thomas Anderson’s films are characterized by a constantly moving camera. Like François Truffaut and Martin Scorsese, his films are the work of a true “cineaste”, someone with an encyclopedic knowledge of film and film […]