Category Archives: Medium Popcorn with Butter

American Made

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot in the late 1970’s and early 80’s who was recruited by the CIA to fly recon missions to South American but ends up involved in a convoluted international scheme of drug/arms trading and money laundering.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A Rebel Alliance lead by Jyn Erso adds depth to the Star Wars Saga by attempting to steal plans of how to destroy Darth Vader’s Death Star.

The Lobster

A dystopian society enforces a law which requires single people to pair up within 45 days or else they are turned into the animal of their choice.

The Martian

Mark Watney is stranded alone on Mars after his mission team believes him to be dead and leaves the planet to escape a storm. He is forced to survive on the crew’s remaining small amount of supplies and his skills and creativity while attempting to communicate back to earth.

Foxcatcher

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul – a union that leads to unlikely circumstances. (IMDB)

Ida

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Writers:  Pawel Pawlikowski,Rebecca Lenkiewicz  Director:  Pawel Pawlikowski Stars:  Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik Run time/Rating:  82 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with […]

Hector and the Search for Happiness

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness. Writers: Maria von Heland (screenplay), Peter Chelsom(screenplay) François Lelord(Novel)  Director: Peter Chelsom Stars: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Jordan Schartner  Run time/Rating: 114 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:Medium Popcorn with Butter The concept of happiness and it’s meaning, or the pursuit of is nothing new to cinema, stories, or our thoughts we all have every […]

A Million Ways to Die in the West

The year is 1882 and a man who belongs in the 21st century begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, his courage is tested when her husband shows up to town and is one of the most feared gunmen in the west. Writers:  Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild Director:  Seth MacFarlane Stars:   Seth […]

Cheap Thills

A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.  (IMDB) Writers:   David Chirchirillo, Trent Haaga Director:  E.L. Katz Stars:   Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton Run time/Rating:  88 Minutes/ NR Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter Cheap Thrills […]

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

With the 70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. (IMDB) Writers:  Adam McKay, Will Ferrell Director:  Adam McKay Stars:  Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell Run time/Rating:  119 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter If you take a very quick […]

The Internship

Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment. (IMDB) Writers:   Vince Vaughn, Jared Stern Director:  Shawn Levy Stars:  Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne Run time/Rating:  119 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn […]

The Great Gastby

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor (IMDB) Writers:  Baz Luhrmann (screenplay), Craig Pearce (screenplay), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Novel) Director:  Baz Luhrmann Stars:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton Run time/Rating:  143 Minutes/ Pg-13 Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter I love Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, it is a masterpiece […]

World War Z

United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (IMDB) Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay), Drew Goddard (screenplay), Damon Lindelof (screenplay), Max Brooks (novel) Director:  Marc Forster Stars:  Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz Run time/Rating  116 Minutes/ PG13 […]

42

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. (IMDB) Writer:  Brian Helgeland Director:  Brian Helgeland Stars:  Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford Run time/Rating:  120 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter It is incredibly timely that the movie “42” comes out […]

Quartet

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.(IMDB) Writer:  Ronald Harwood (play), Ronald Harwood(screenplay) Director:  Dustin Hoffman Stars:  Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly Run time/Rating:  98 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter […]

The Bourne Legacy

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum’s novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. (IMDB) Writer:  Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy Director:  Tony Gilroy Stars:    Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton Run time/Rating:  135 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter The Bourne Legacy substitutes the […]

Pitch Perfect

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (IMDB) Writers:  Kay Cannon (screenplay), Mickey Rapkin (book) Director:  Jason Moore Stars:   Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson Run time/Rating:  112 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn […]

The Collection

A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as “The Collector” is blackmailed to rescue an innocent girl from the killer’s booby-trapped warehouse. Writers:  Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton Director:  Marcus Dunstan Stars:   Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick and Christopher McDonald Runtime/Rating: 82 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter Review Written By:  Jesse Manzo As […]

Stranger Than Fiction

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. (IMDB) Writer:  Zach Helm Director:  Marc Forster Stars:  Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman Runtime/Raiting:  113 Minutes/ PG -13 Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with […]

Elf

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. (IMDB) Writer:  David Berebaum Director:  Jon Favreau Stars:   Will Ferrell, James Caan and Bob Newhart Runtime/Raiting:  97 Minutes/ PG Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter […]

Zoolander

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. (IMDB) Writers:  Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, John Hamburg Director:  Ben Stiller Stars:  Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Mary Steenburgen Runtime/Raiting:  89 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter This Quick Popcorn Review was taken from […]

The Campaign

In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. (IMDB) Writers:  Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell Director:  Jay Roach Stars:  Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis Runtime/Rating:  […]

Sleeping Dogs Lie

A recently engaged woman’s life is thrown into turmoil after confessing to her fiancé that she once experimented with bestiality. Writer:  Bobcat Goldthwait Director:  Bobcat Goldthwait Stars:  Melinda Page Hamilton, Bryce Johnson, Geoff Pierson Runtime/Rating:  87 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter It took more than half of the movie for me to get […]

Sour Grapes

Two close cousins, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City and are down to their final quarters when Richie asks Evan to lend him fifty cents so he can bet the max one last time.  He wins the jackpot. Writer:  Larry David Director:  Larry David Stars:  Steven Weber, Craig Bierko and Jack Burns Runtime/Rating:  137 Minutes/ R Popcorn […]

Sleepwalk with Me

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. Writers:  Mike Birbiglia, Joe Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Seth Barrish Director:  Mike Birbiglia,  Seth Barrish (Co-director) Stars:   Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and James Rebhorn Runtime/Rating: 90 Minutes/ NR Popcorn Score: Medium […]

Punch-Drunk Love

A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey wth a mysterious woman. Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars:  Adam Sandler, Emma Watson,  Philip Seymour Hoffman Runtime: 95 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter I finally understand why all of the “late night comedy” fans of Adam Sandler tore […]

Hard Eight

A veteran gambler takes a young man out of money and luck under his wings and teaches him how to survive the casino lifestyle. Writer:  Paul Thomas Anderson Director:  Paul Thomas Anderson Stars:  Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly and Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson Runtime: 102 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter I can […]

The Master

A mentally lost and physically sick Naval veteran of WWII returns home with an uncertain future until he meets and forms a relationship with a charismatic leader of a movement called The Cause. Writer:  Paul Thomas Anderson Director:  Paul Thomas Anderson Stars:   Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams Runtime: 137 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter I perhaps was […]

Snow White and the Huntsman

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. (IMDB) Writers:  Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock Director:  Rupert Sanders Stars:   Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron Runtime: 127 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium […]

Get the Gringo

A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy. (IMDB) Writers: Mel Gibson, Adrian Grundberg, Stacy Perskie Director: Adrian Grunberg Stars:  Mel Gibson, Kevin Hernandez Runtime: 96 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter “Inmates with guns, that’s kinda new.” […]