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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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The biggest surprise about Washington's career is that since winning that Best Actor Oscar for Training Day in 2002, he hasn't really put himself in a position to win another one thanks to a string of popcorn movies with the late Tony Scott (most recently Unstoppable) and his brother Ridley (American Gangsters).
The chasm between subpar popcorn movies and genuine awards contenders is constantly widening, despite the occasional blockbuster that wins applause from both critics and the masses -- like 2008 s "The Dark Knight," whose failure to secure a best picture slot contributed, in part, to the move to open up the category.
Though she is next down for vet-themed comedy Kicked, Bitten And Scratched, she insists: "I don't think I'm going to be the go-to girl for cheery popcorn movies.
While not averse to taking the big bucks for popcorn movies such as Men In Black, he will also do smaller independent projects.
But I didn't quite realise, that with some of those projects, there are good popcorn movies and bad popcorn movies.
When you hit August, moviegoers are numbed by all the popcorn movies.
They have to be visually spectacular, mind candy, popcorn movies and I don't really have a popcorn movie in me.
Well, as the thinking goes in bottom-line-conscious Hollywood, books from the African American literary canon can be so creatively unwieldy, and also have such a defined (read finite) audience as to make them very poor sources for popcorn movies that play in Peoria.
He said: "I want to get back to doing darker, edgier material, but I also want to do the big popcorn movies too.
As far as big-budget, superficial popcorn movies go this is great, fast- moving fun and has the added advantage of having hunky Hartnett in the lead.
Instead, I did popcorn movies to make me more accessible to a mass audience.
Kasdan is best-known for writing and directing navel-gazers like ``The Big Chill'' and ``Grand Canyon,'' although he does have some experience as a writer working on popcorn movies like ``Raiders of the Lost Ark'' and a couple of the ``Star Wars'' flicks.
FRENCH ATTEMPTS to make American-style popcorn movies are almost inevitably laughable (anyone who remembers ``Brotherhood of the Wolf'' from earlier this year knows what I'm saying).
New Line was really smart to wait until all the other summer popcorn movies were played out,'' he said.