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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While art house films were beginning to carve out their share of the market during that decade, she continued to see herself first and foremost as an actress in popcorn flicks. However, her fame could only go so far, and the nature of cinema was changing rapidly.
I love watching summer or popcorn flicks. To tell me that my taste needs improving because of that, teka lang naman.'
The sweltering temperatures are a perfect excuse to immerse in Hollywood's steadily approaching roster of popcorn flicks. The summer blockbuster season lineup is packed with superhero themes, hook-ups, sequels, magic and wedding mishaps and is sure to please everyone.
Yes, if you like cars and brainless popcorn flicks. You can almost smell the burning rubber.
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.
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.