Category Archives: Large Popcorn.

Lone Survivor

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.. (IMDB) Writers:  Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell Director:  Peter Berg Stars:  Mark […]

End of Watch

Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (IMDB) Writers:  David Ayer Director:  David Ayer Stars:  Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick Run time/Rating:  109 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn This quick Popcorn […]

Killer Joe

When a debt puts a young man’s life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance. (IMDB) Writers: Tracy Letts Director:  William Friedkin Stars:Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon Run time/Rating  102 Minutes/ NC-17 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn The more Mathew […]

What Maisie Knew

A bitter custody battle of two self obsessed parents is shown through the eyes of the little girl who is the prize. Writers:  Nancy Doyne (screenplay), Carroll Cartwright (screenplay), Henry James (Novel) Directors:  Scott McGehee, David Siegel Stars:  Onata Aprile, Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Alexander Skarsgård Run time/Rating:  99 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn Obviously not all movies are meant […]

Zero Dark Thirty

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. (IMDB) Writer:  Mark Boal Director:  Kathryn Bigelow Stars:  Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler Run time/Rating:  135 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn I may be  […]

Flight

An alcohol dependent pilot miraculously crash lands his plane but comes under fire once it is found out that he was drunk during the flight.  With a brilliant performance from Denzel Washington in a hard to swallow film. Writer:  John Gatins Director:  Robert Zemeckis Stars:  Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez and Don Cheadle Run time/Rating:  138 Minutes/ R Popcorn […]

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 […]

Silver Lingings Playbook

A genius but unlikely comedy about mental illness, death, dance, sports and love that is one of the best movies of the year with 3 performances that are such a pleasure to watch. Writers:  David O. Russell (screenplay), Matthew Quick (Novel) Director:  David O. Russell Stars:  Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro Run time/Rating:  122 Minutes/ […]

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 […]

Lincoln

As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (IMDB) Writers:  Tony Kushner (Screenplay), Doris Kearns Goodwin (Book) Director:  Steven Spielberg Stars:  Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn Runtime/Rating:  149 […]

Talladega Nights

#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby’s talent and devotion are put to the test. (IMDB) Writers:  Will Ferrell, Adam McKay  Director:  Adam Mckay Stars:  Will […]

Hugo

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.  (IMDB) Director:  Martin Scorsese Writers:  John Logan (screenplay), Brian Selznick (book) Stars:  Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz and Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen Runtime/Rating:  126 Minutes/ PG Popcorn […]

The Social Network

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking website that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (IMDB) Writers:  Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich (book) Director:  David Fincher Stars:  Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield […]

Fantastic Mr. Fox

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.(IMDB) Writers:  Wes Anderson (Screenplay), Roald Dahl (Novel) Director:  Wes Anderson Stars:   George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman Runtime/Rating:  87 Minutes/ PG Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Movies of 2009 […]

Zombieland

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, and a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. Writers:  Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Director:  Ruben Fleischer Stars:   Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson Runtime/Rating:  88 Minutes/R Popcorn […]

Looper

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self. (IMDB) Writer:  Rian Johnson Director:  Rian Johnson Stars:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily […]

Bernie

In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive. (IMDB) Writer:  Richard Linklater Director:  Richard Linklater Stars:  Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey Runtime: 104 Minutes Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn The story of the […]

Celeste and Jesse Forever

A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people. (IMDB) Writers:  Rashida Jones, Will McCormac Director:  Lee Toland Krieger Stars:   Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams Runtime/Rating:  92 Minutes/R Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn Popcorn Movie Review doesn’t visit the prototypical “Romantic Comedy” department too often.  I typically find the […]

Safety not Guaranteed

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. (IMDB) Writer:  Derek Connolly Director:  Colin Trevorrow Stars:  Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson and Mark Duplass Runtime: 86 Minutes Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn Sometimes a theater going experience provides more than just a […]

Ruby Sparks

A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (IMDB) Writer:  Zoe Kazan Director:  Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Stars:   Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina Runtime/Rating:  104 Minutes/R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn Sometimes a last minute, forced change […]

To Rome with Love

A comedy of Romance, self achievement, imaginativeness, and the quandaries of a select few people in the always colorful and beautiful city of Rome. Writer: Woody Allen Director: Woody Allen Stars:  Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz and Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni, Alison Pill, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page Runtime: 112 Minutes Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn As I walked into my local movie […]

Mary and Max

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (IMDB) Writer:  Adam Elliot Director: Adam Elliot Stars: Toni Collette, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana Runtime: 92 Minutes Popcorn Score: Large […]

Ted

As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John’s side ever since – a friendship that’s tested when Lori, John’s girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship. Writers: Seth MacFarlane Director: Seth MacFarlane Stars:    Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane […]

Howl

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized. Writers: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Directors:  Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Stars:   James Franco, Todd Rotondi and Jon Hamm Runtime: 84 Minutes Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn “Howl” is a movie about a poem. It is a very controversial poem, especially […]

The American

An assassin hides out in Italy for one last assignment. Writers: Rowan Joffe (screenplay), Martin Booth (novel) Director: Anton Corbijn Stars:   George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli and Violante Placido Runtime: 105 Minutes Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn The American is definitely a slow burn. I think that if someone had the wrong expectations going into watching it they could view […]

The Guard

An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. Writers: John Michael McDonagh Director: John Michael McDonagh Stars:  Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle and Mark Strong Runtime: 96 Minutes Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn We are introduced to Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) as he is […]

The Hurt Locker

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. Writer:  Mark Boal Director:  Kathryn Bigelow Stars:  Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty Runtime/Rating: 131 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large […]

Moon

  Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems. (IMDB) Writer:  Duncan Jones Director:  Duncan Jones Stars:   Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey and Dominique McElligott Runtime/Rating:  97 Minutes/ […]

Avatar

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (IMDB) Writer:  James Cameron Director:  James Cameron Stars:   Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver Runtime/Rating: 162 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten […]

Being Elmo

The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet – the heart and soul of Elmo – Kevin Clash. Writers:  Philip Shane, Justin Weinstein Director:  Constance Marks Stars:  Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Oz Runtime: 80 Minutes Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn “Elmo Represents […]