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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But Marvel and its MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) have never played by the rules; and its latest magnum opus, Avengers: Infinity War, dares to give us a cracking popcorn flick, while unsettling us with a roller-coaster storyline that flies by at such a breakneck pace, we best just stay strapped and enjoy the ride - and what a ride it turns out to be!
Australian actor Dacre Montgomery, 22, will portray Jason the Red Ranger in a popcorn flick, the rebooted 'Power Rangers,' as well as play a new character in the second season of the hit Netflix series, 'Stranger Things,' this year.
But the film could just as easily be dismissed as a popcorn flick, relegated to craft categories.
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.
Subjectified isn't a popcorn flick, but neither is it solely meant for a women's studies classroom.
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. It partially succeeds in it.
The organized Right cannot stop itself from turning a popcorn flick into a pamphlet or a documentary into a screeching polemic.
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.
The scale, action and visual effects are as grand as those in the biggest summer popcorn flick. "Inception" also offers a depth in theme, story and characters seldom seen in huge Hollywood spectacles.
A popcorn flick that ought to provide fun for boys of all ages, especially those who grew up with the original.
Kevin Parson Marc Blucas Samantha Shear Laura Jordan Jennifer Peters Justine Waddell Milton Max Ryan Belinda Parson Priscilla Barnes Eugene Parson Tom Bower Bob Parson Jeff Hollis Slater Bill Moseley Doctor Francis Philip Dunbar Thr3e" is a genuine oddity, a psychological thriller aimed at Christian ricketbuyers--and, not incidentally, heavily promoted through religious bookstores and radio stations--that plays more or less like a blandly secular popcorn flick. Indeed, you could argue that weighty questions about the nature of evil and the allure of sin figured more prominently in the similarly titled "Se7en," one of several other, better suspensers dimly echoed here.
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. With Faye Dunaway and Peter O'Toole.
But as an undemanding Friday night popcorn flick, this is right on the money.