popcorn movie


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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
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I hope they realise it's funny and romantic and it's a popcorn movie," she added.
Enjoyed on its own flimsy terms, Vantage Point is a big, muscular popcorn movie with some decent action sequences and teasing cliffhangers.
Next" is a popcorn movie, and it's a lot of fun if you just go along for the ride.
a confident popcorn movie, way more fun than Cruise and diaz had in Vanilla Sky.
It's just meant to be a bit of fun but I don't want to say it's a popcorn movie in case people think it's rubbish
Coriolanus is a bold stab at capturing the heart of a power-struggle and the deaths are impressively realistic, but nobody will seek it out as a popcorn movie.
He tells the assembled troops what they need for 2010 is a big old summer popcorn movie.
Some will dismiss GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra as a popcorn movie.
The movie is garnering some great Internet buzz, and filmgoers are clearly ready for another action-packed summer popcorn movie.
Talk to any director after he has made a budget-busting, effects-laden popcorn movie, and he'll invariably tell you that what he'd really like to do next is something small, something character-driven.
I make no bones about Doom, it's a soda popcorn movie.
One might look at it and say, `oh, it's a popcorn movie, ' but it really has proven to be a formidable acting job, as well.
Like Angelina Jolie's Salt (a project originally intended for Cruise), this is a confident popcorn movie.
STARRING: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana, Said Taghmaoui, Edgar Ramirez, Eduardo Noriega, Ayelete Zurer, Richard T Jones, Bruce McGill; DIRECTOR: Pete Travis; CERTIFICATE: 12A; RUNNING TIME: 89mins; REVIEWER'S RATING: *** SHOWING: Cineworld, Showcase & VUE; VERDICT: Enjoyed on its own flimsy terms, this is a big, muscular popcorn movie with some decent action sequences and teasing cliffhangers