Category Archive: cinema

Review – The Change Up

I’m not going to beat around the bush, ‘The Change Up’ is bad, as in “we need to talk about a growth on your lung” bad. I officially became dumber from watching this… Continue reading

Review – One Day

Man and woman, by design, aren’t meant to be friends. I’m pretty sure in caveman times, men and women weren’t sitting around a campfire talking about their emotions and avoiding any sexual tension.… Continue reading

Review – Red State

!!Guest contributor Michael Pittman!! Well might believers say “Fear God”, but is there anything more frightening than extreme religious zealotry? I’m not talking about devoutly following any given faith, but rather when belief… Continue reading

The grapes of graph – August edition

A new feature on The Popcorn Junkie, we’re taking a look back at the films of August 2011 using special graphics developed in the lab/basement here at The Popcorn Junkie. This easy to… Continue reading

Review – Submarine

There is something raw and refreshing about a director’s debut feature film. For the first time, a filmmaker gets to put on screen all the ideas they’ve had floating around in their brain… Continue reading

Trailer of the week

Johnny Depp hasn’t had the best run of late. ‘The Tourist’ was a major flop, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stanger Tides’ was dissapointing, and the plug has been pulled on his next… Continue reading

Review – Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Horror comedies are like arranged marriages. The pairing is unnatural, but there is that one in a million chance that it might work out, and when it does, it’s brilliant. Films that have… Continue reading

Review – Priest 3D

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. If I observed that axiom then I wouldn’t strike a single key in writing a review for ‘Priest 3D’. But,… Continue reading

Review – Conan the Barbarian

Recycling is defined by as “to treat or process (used waste or materials) as to make suitable for reuse”. In 1982, ‘Conan the Barbarian’ was a good take on pulp fiction writer… Continue reading

Review – The Guard

Dark comedy is a tricky business that can divide an audience. Are you laughing at the characters or with them? Laughing with them implies you are just as depraved as they are. Laughing… Continue reading

Review – Friends With Benefits

It can be challenging to have identical twins in a family. A family friend of mine has twin girls and says the hardest thing is you have to try really hard to treat… Continue reading