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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The sweltering temperatures are a perfect excuse to immerse in Hollywood's steadily approaching roster of popcorn flicks.
Yes, if you like cars and brainless popcorn flicks.
More often than not, any movie praised to the hilt for its high art manages to bore the pants off the cinema-going public, while bigbudget popcorn flicks or Ben Stiller comedies (which manage to pack cinemas) are frequently derided by snooty reviewers.
But these days the movie of his life has become a lot more complicated than the popcorn flicks that he and his wife, Lorna (Felicity Huffman) write for a living.
Japan also has a thriving film industry and while we may not see a lot of its product here, due to the big boys having a monopoly over smaller distribution companies and most of our cinemas being overrun with American popcorn flicks, the ones we do see are usually class acts.
You make movies that become successes, and people think that's all you do and all you like,'' comments the man known, with late partner Don Simpson, for such popcorn flicks as ``The Rock,'' ``Crimson Tide'' and ``Beverly Hills Cop.