popcorn film

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popcorn film

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 film 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 film is out."
See also: film, popcorn
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In February, production house Popcorn Films sold management rights to listed entertainment firm Fantom Entertainment and changed its name to Doughnuts Media.
And so, although Field did some perky popcorn films with beau Burt Reynolds in "Smokey and the Bandit" and three more movies, she fought for leading lady roles that made her larger case for empowerment.
"We let all of the sequels and popcorn films come out and get the summer rolling, then we come in here with this original concept," Fellman said of "Inception." "We're in a good place to run now for the rest of the summer."
A CJ Entertainment, Cinema Services release (in South Korea) of an IM Pictures (South Korea) presentation, in association with CJ Entertainment, of a Billy Pictures, Popcorn Films, Doughnuts Media (South Korea)/Phuoc Sang Entertainment (Vietnam) production, (International sales: Mirovision, Seoul.) Produced by Han Sung-goo, Kim Beom-sik, Lee Kwan-su.
Running simultaneously with Interactive is SXSW Film, which has a tradition of hip popcorn films, low-budget American independents and midnight genre flicks.
It's not that we are incapable of making generic, popcorn films that do well at the box office; it's just that when we do, these films are generally dismissed as co-productions, or worse, American knock-offs.
FILM critic Barry Norman is leaving TV after 29 years because he's fed up watching popcorn films based on comic books.
This year we will release 40 features that range from big budget popcorn films to grassroots independent cinema."
Box office revenue from the first week of May through the most recent weekend is down nearly 20%, as "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2" failed to match the massive grosses of such 2013 popcorn films as "Iron Man 3," "Despicable Me 2" and "Monsters University." This summer almost certainly will fall short of last year's record-breaking $4.76 billion haul.