Category Archives: Medium Popcorn with Butter


Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. (IMDB) Writers: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow, Oliver Stone, Don Winslow (novel) Director: Oliver Stone Stars: Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively Runtime: 131 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter There are almost as many things in the movie “Savages” that […]

Cold Souls

Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov’s play, Vanya. Writer:  Sophia Barthes Director:  Sophia Barthes Stars:  Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson and Dina Korzun Runtime:  101 minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter Before I start the 2nd, and I believe final leg of my unintentional Paul Giamatti mini marathon, […]

Hall Pass

Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want. Writers: Pete Jones, Peter Farrelly, Kevin Barnett, Bobby Farrelly Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly Stars:  Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate Runtime: 105 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with […]

Nowhere Boy

A chronicle of John Lennon’s first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. Writer: Matt Greenhalgh Director:  Sam Taylor-Wood Stars:   Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff Runtime: 98 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium […]

Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife. Writers: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass Director: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass Stars:  Jason Segel,  Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon , Judy Greer Runtime: 83 […]

The Avengers

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. Writer:  Joss Wedon Director: Joss Wedon Stars:  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson Runtime: 143 Minutes Popcorn Score: Meduim Popcorn with Butter Here at Popcorn Movie Review I definitely wouldn’t want […]

Dark Shadows

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay), John August (story), Dan Curtis (television series) Director: Tim Burton Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green Runtime: 112 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter […]

In the Name of the Father

There are multiple reasons why I have avoided this movie for so many years; the first is that when it came out I was only 9…but seriously, I thought that the picture on the front- a gazing shot of a mulleted Irish Man- was very reminiscent of a bad early 90’s movie, I also didn’t […]

Ed Wood

  The mostly true story of the legendary director of awful movies and his strange group of friends and actors. Writers: Rudolph Grey (book), Scott Alexander Director: Tim Burton Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau and Sarah Jessica Parker Runtime: 127 Minutes Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter I finally finished the movie Ed Wood after it […]

Morning Glory

Go getter Becky Fuller (Rachel Mcadams) stars in a better than average Rom-Com about a young fairly spastic producer of TV Morning shows in the New York area.  She gets fired from her regional New Jersey show in the first ten minutes of the movie and following a montage where she desperately applies to every […]

Our Idiot Brother

A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters. Writer: Jesse Peretz, Evgenia Peretz Director: Jesse Peretz Stars:  Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel Runtime: 90 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter I am writing the following review about two months belatedly, but since this movie is coming out on Blu-Ray and […]

The Next Three Days

A married couple’s life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Writers: Paul Haggis, Fred Cavayé Director: Paul Haggis Stars:  Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks and Liam Neeson Runtime: 133 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks star in The Next Three Days, A Prison Break Thriller that delivers about […]

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. Writers:  Sean Durkin Director:  Sean Durkin Stars:   Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson and John Hawkes Runtime: 102 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter The opposite of Love is not Hate, Its Indifference.  I believe that to be true […]

The Perfect Host

A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary. Writers:  Nick Tomnay, Krishna Jones Director:  Nick Tomnay Stars: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford and Nathaniel Parker Runtime: 93 Minutes Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter Wait a second, that’s not the Dr. Niles Crane that I remember!   […]