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popcorn movie

A film that is entertaining to watch but is generally not of a very high quality or rich in emotional or intellectual depth. A: "So what movie do you want to go see later?" B: "I don't feel like watching anything too heavy or complex—let's just see whatever popcorn movie is out."
See also: movie, popcorn

tentpole movie

A film with a very large budget and production value that is meant to provide substantial revenue to the production company. Big blockbusters used to be quite the rare cinematic event, but we've gotten to the point now where there's a tentpole movie coming out nearly every weekend of the year.
See also: movie, tentpole

snuff movie

A film that shows the actual murder or death of a person. Although snuff films are illegal, they are still widely circulated on the black market.
See also: movie, snuff


n. a case of diarrhea. (Because it keeps you on the move, going to the john.) A case of the movies kept me going all night.
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Too often, the house you've seen in a movie is something that was on the backlot for a few weeks and was knocked down.
Unlike novels, which can go on and on and include plots, subplots, themes, and sub-themes, or other art forms which can be wildly interpretive and unique, popular movies must tell a story well in a short period of time--90 minutes to two and one-half hours--to capture a broad audience.
Is it not compelling that the three most internationally visible Canadian movies of the past year--Crash, Kissed, The Sweet Hereafter--deal with the hopeless grip of the dead over the living, and in such a way that living itself is inconceivable without it?
Zoolander] is not the kind of serious movie that deals with sexual issues.
That meant they could no longer force theaters to accept only movies with a Hays Office seal.
It explains why "worker filmmakers" failed to establish a lasting and positive vision of working-class life and of organized labor in both the movies and in America's public consciousness.
Because if you're going to have a conversation about the stories that shape our lives, you need to be sure you're talking about the sorts of movies whose scenes and lines have become part of our national consciousness.
While watching Independence Day, I recalled the plot of movies like The Poseidon adventure and The Towering Inferno as a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances working together for their mutual survival.
To categorically sniff at TV-based movies is, ironically, to indulge in the same sort of snobbery that theater buffs once directed at film.
Given the sheer volume of movies produced these days for theaters, home video, and cable TV, as well as Medved's "Ozzie and Harriet" definition of traditional values, such a task wouldn't have been too difficult; it also wouldn't have assured him much controversy.
The 1950s fantasy of social harmony and better living through psychiatry--"created by psychiatry itself as well as by the movies,' according to the Gabbards--inevitably failed and fed the fire of anti-authority, antipsychiatry movies.
Mimic can be launched from within the Flare interface, and Flare authors can quickly insert links to Mimic movies from topics, tables of contents, and browse sequences.
When Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were riding high in 1953 as the stars of ``I Love Lucy,'' they decided to capitalize on their show's popularity by signing to do the movie ``The Long, Long Trailer.
His first movie as a solo producer, Love at First Sight, starring a young Dan Aykroyd as its blind hero, remains not only better than most Canadian movies but also significantly underrated.
I'm in my 50s, so I remember routinely seeing movies that long.