Category Archives: Large Popcorn with Butter

Wind River

A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife service in the back lands of a modern time wild west assists an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young Native American woman in an effort to reach closure on a previous life changing incident. Writer:  Taylor Sheridan Director:  Taylor Sheridan Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones […]

Baby Driver

A young getaway driver uses his homemade soundtracks to try and navigate his life out of crime. Writer:  Edgar Wright Director:  Edgar Wright Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Kevin Spacey Runtime/Rating:  112 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter The comments below are from my review of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. […]

La La Land

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. (IMDB) Writer:  Damien Chazelle Director:  Damien Chazelle Stars:  Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend Rosemarie DeWitt Run time/Rating:  128 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter What […]

Everybody Wants Some

Richard Linklater’s “spiritual sequel” to classic Dazed and Confused follows a rowdy team of college baseball players in their usually friendly battle to become top dog in a group of alpha-males, and score chicks.

2016 Academy Award Predictions

The 88th Academy Awards are finally here.  The “work” that is watching nearly 60 movies is complete.  At times the work is more enjoyable than others, sometime it is a wonderful and unique experience, less often, but still occasionally it seems like torture. Either way, the movies listed are nominated as best in their class and I have […]

Room

An emotional film viewing experience takes you inside the room which holds “Ma” and her son Jack captive and brings you on an their extraordinary story of survival.

Spotlight

A true story about the members of special research division “Spotlight” of the Boston Glob who dedicate their time to discover the truth and cover up of molestation within the catholic church.

The Big Short

3 individual groups of investment sharks project a collapse of the early 2000’s US housing market and bet against the banks for stakes in the billions.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. (IMDB)

2015 Popcorn Academy Award Nominations

Best Picture Selma Birdman – Want to Win – Won The Theory of Everything Whiplash Boyhood – Will Win  The Grand Budapest Hotel American Sniper The Imitation Game Best Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher) Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) Michael Keaton (Birdman) Will/Want Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of […]

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. (IMDB) Writers:  Alejandro Gonzalez, Nicolas Giacobone Director:  Alejandro González Iñárritu Stars:  Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton Run time/Rating:  119 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with […]

Gone Girl

The national spotlight is turned to a small town in Missouri when a man’s wife goes missing under curious circumstances. Writer:  Gillian Flynn (Screenplay & Novel) Director:  David Fincher  Stars:  Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry Run time/Rating:  149 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter Wow!   As the credits rolled […]

The Wolf of Wall Street

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.  (IMDB) Writers:   Terence Winter (screenplay), Jordan Belfort(book) Director:  Martin Scorsese Stars:    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie Run time/Rating:  180 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter It took […]

Nebraska

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. (IMDB) Writer: Bob Nelson Director: Alexander Payne Stars:  Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb Run time/Rating:  115 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter As my lovely wife and I began […]

Philomena

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.  (IMDB) Writers:   Steve Coogan(screenplay), Jeff Pope(screenplay), Martin Sixsmith(Book) Director:  Stephen Frears Stars:   Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark Run time/Rating:  98 Minutes/ […]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever […]

Blue Jasmine

A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn’t bringing money, peace, or love… (IMDB) Writer:  Woody Allen Director:  Woody Allen Stars:  Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins Run time/Rating:  98 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter This […]

Django Unchained

A German bounty hunter and a former slave named Django join forces to capture and kill criminals and slave owners while rescuing Django’s wife from a brutal plantation owner. Writer:  Quentin Tarantino Director:  Quentin Tarantino Stars:  Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson Run time/Rating:  165 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter My mind was […]

Skyfall

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (IMDB) Writers:  Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan Director: Sam Mendes Stars:  Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris Runtime/Rating: 143 Minutes/ PG-13 […]

True Grit

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Charles Portis (Novel) Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld Runtime/Rating: 110 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn with Butter This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Movies of 2010 List: This classic western revisit by the ever reliable Coen brothers is […]

Step Brothers

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents get married. Writers:  Will Ferrell (screenplay), Adam McKay  Director:  Adam Mckay Stars:  Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Mary Steenburgen Runtime/Raiting:  98 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter This Quick Popcorn Review was taken from […]

Anchorman

Ron Burgundy is San Diego’s top rated newsman in the male dominated broadcasting of the 1970’s, but that’s all about to change when a new female employee with ambition to burn arrives in his office. Writers:  Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Director:  Adam McKay Stars:  Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Steve Carell Runtime/Raiting:  94 Minutes/R Popcorn […]

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place. Writer:  Mike Myers Director:  Jay Roach Stars:  Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley and Michael York Runtime/Raiting:  94 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter Review Coming Soon.  This Quick […]

Old School

  Three middle adged men rally around their divorced friend and cheer him up by reliving the college life. Writers:  Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong Director:  Todd Phillips Stars:  Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell Runtime/Raiting:  91 Minutes/R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter This Quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Will Ferrell Movies List: Old […]

The Seventh Seal

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (IMDB) Writer:  Ingmar Bergman Director:  Ingmar Bergman Stars:  Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand and Bengt Ekerot Runtime/Rating:  97 Minutes/NR Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter “Faith is a torment. It is […]

Argo

A biographical thriller involving a  joint CIA and Canadian Government secret operation to extract six American diplomats out of Iran during the 1980 Iranian Crisis. Writer:  Chris Terrio Director:  Ben Affleck Stars:  Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman, Alan Arkin Runtime/Raiting:  120 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter I cannot thank President Bill Clinton enough for declassifying the […]

The Trip

Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country’s finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. (IMDB) Director:  Michael Winterbottom Stars:  Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and Paul Popplewell Runtime/Rating:  107 Minutes/ NR Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with […]

The Kings Speech

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (IMDB) Writer:  David Seidler Director:  Tom Hooper Stars:  Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter Runtime/Rating:  153 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter This quick Popcorn […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart.  (IMDB) Writer:  Edgar Wright Director:  Edgar Wright Stars:  Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kieran Culkin Runtime/Rating:  112 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Movies of 2010 List: It […]

The Fighter

A look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. (IMDB) Writers:  Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson Director:  David O. Russell Stars:  Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams Runtime/Rating:  116 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter This […]