Category Archives: Small Popcorn with Butter

True Story

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse. (IMDB) Writer: Rupert Goold Director:  Rupert Goold Stars:  James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones Run time/Rating:  99 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Small Popcorn with Butter As you scroll through your […]

Olympus Has Fallen

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. (IMDB) Writers:  Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt Director:  Antoine Fuqua Stars:  Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman Run time/Rating:  120Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  […]

Now You See Me

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Writers:  Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin & Edward Ricourt (Screenplay) Director:  Louis Leterrier Stars:  Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo Run time/Rating:  115 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Small Popcorn with Butter […]

Taken 2

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. Writers:  Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen Director:  Olivier Megaton Stars:  Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace Run time/Rating:  92 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Small Popcorn with Butter Alright, I admit it.  I really […]

Premium Rush

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. (IMDB) Writer:  David Koepp, John Kamps Director:  David Koepp Stars:   Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez Run time/Rating:  91 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Small Popcorn with Butter I was hoping for a lot […]

Defendor

Writer:  Peter Stebbings Director:  Peter Stebbings Stars:  Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings and Sandra Oh Runtime/Rating:  101 Minutes/R Popcorn Score:  Small Popcorn with Butter Defendor is yet another Indie drama that is poorly marketed and sets the audience up with completely incorrect expectations resulting in tremendous disappointment.  This movie is not a Comedy.  Unfortunately, by the time that you realize that, […]

Bachelorette

Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school. Writer:  Leslye Headland Director:  Leslye Headland Stars:  Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan Runtime/Rating:  87 Minutes/R Popcorn Score: Small Popcorn with Butter I watched this movie on a Saturday morning during Labor Day weekend. […]

Friends with Kids

Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships. Writer: Jennifer Westfeldt Director: Jennifer Westfeldt Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Maya Rudoloh Runtime: 107 Minutes Popcorn Score:  Small Popcorn with Butter Even as “Rom-coms” go Friends with Kids […]

The Mechanic

Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims. Writer:  Richard Wenk Director:  Simon West Stars:  Jason Statham, Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland Runtime: 93 Minutes Popcorn Score: Small Popcorn with Butter The Mechanic is exactly what I look for when I rent a Jason […]