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"People have gotten into the habit of expecting far too much from those movies, you know-from the first one on, they've been loving recreations of the movie serials that George Lucas must have been hooked on as a kid-the Flash Gordon/Buck Rogers stuff. Nothing expresses that so clearly as titles like "A New Hope" and "The Attack of the Clones," or whatever it is. And then the critics act pissed because they're getting popcorn movies instead of Truffaut."

Stephen King speaks the truth.



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But aren't you allowed to want GOOD popcorn movies?

Not all arthouse movies are inherently good and not all popcorn movies are inherently bad.

Just like not all DC/Marvel comics are inherently bad and not all Fantagraphics/Oni/SLG books are inherently good.





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    Originally posted by odessasteps
    But aren't you allowed to want GOOD popcorn movies?
LOL.

For the record, Mark Coale HATED AOTC, kids.

If anything, to go with your point, I can't remember the last time I saw a good popcorn movie. For me, "popcorn movie" has a negative connotation.

I just worry about good movies, I guess (there, I opened the door for a cheap shot, Mark ).



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.18

Going by my previous analogy, a "popcorn movie" is one designed primarily for "entertainment's sake," not an attempt at high art of cinematic technique.

So, one could argue The Matrix would fit the bill, although given all the subtext, it might not.

a great little movie that most no one has heard of that I finally saw on DVD is "the Dish," about one of the satellites in Australia that helped broadcast the moon landing in 1969. No great pretenses, no A level stars (just Sam Neill), but a wonderful small picture.

Give me time and I might think of more.



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