popcorn flick

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popcorn flick

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 flick is out."
See also: flick, popcorn
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There are some fun cameos from an over-the-top Gary Busey, Beverly D'Angelo and Kevin McNally, in a daft but efficiently put-together, tongue-in-cheek popcorn flick.
The scale, action and visual effects are as grand as those in the biggest summer popcorn flick.
Pakistan, May 30 -- Perhaps one of the biggest tent-pole releases of 2010, Iron Man 2 tries to keep up its lustrous paint job of blockbuster-ness while corresponding itself as a non-busy, non-conformist, fun, popcorn flick.
The organized Right cannot stop itself from turning a popcorn flick into a pamphlet or a documentary into a screeching polemic.
After much lobbying ("I had to remember my roots and reapply humility," Downey says), the 42-year-actor won the part in the popcorn flick that will kick-start this year's summer movie season on May 2.
It's no Friday night popcorn flick and requires your complete attention.
Delightful Brit star Rosamund Pike - so good in recent films like The Libertine and Pride and Prejudice - does her best to bring some acting in the film (though her role is mainly about spouting the scientific gobbledygook and staying placid when the blood 'n' guts start gushing), but the truth is that this is really a by-the-numbers simplistic popcorn flick about muscular space marines slugging it out with sharp-toothed monsters.
A popcorn flick that ought to provide fun for boys of all ages, especially those who grew up with the original.
But something about it grabbed me, and it made for a credible popcorn flick.
Helen Slater's one and only outing as the Woman of Steel didn't fly as well as Christopher Reeve's take on Superman, but is an enjoyable popcorn flick.
But as an undemanding Friday night popcorn flick, this is right on the money.
New Line Cinema, which has happily embraced the momentum fueled by legions of Internet fans, releases this summer popcorn flick starring Samuel L.
He set out to make a solid Saturday night popcorn flick and, in that respect, he has almost succeeded.
Gladiator'' was the last great popcorn flick, a fact not lost on George Lucas, who ends his new movie with a huge ``Gladiator''-like smack- down.