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Let’s All Go To The Movies (Popcorn Party)

Lets support a homegrown mom and pop company folks. There isn’t that many left.

Story by The Dime Store Casanova - jsonnenblick88@gmail.com Photos by PDW Photography Collages by Max Power

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(Before we get this article started, I want to throw some love out to Brooklyn Popcorn Company who make a pretty amazing snack food. I was asked to write this article and gladly accepted. I’m no whore or corporate schill, I’m a guy that loves film and I fucking love popcorn, especially when it comes from a truck. You can follow their truck on brooklynpopcorn.com or order directly from the website. Lets support a homegrown mom and pop company folks. There isn’t that many left.)

Collage © Max Power

Collage © Max Power

Are you hung over as well, looking for some film recommendations? Or what flavored popcorn from our friends at the Brooklyn Popcorn company corresponds to what film? No? Well, fuck you. Read the list anyhow, because it’s pretty accurate if you ask me.

We start off with Plain Popcorn, which is, in itself, an art form. Sometimes it’s overdone, sometimes it doesn’t satisfy, sometimes you want a little more out of your viewing and snack experience, which is why “Citizen Kane” is my pick for plain popcorn. It beats you over the head with its symbolism and lackluster direction. The acting is serviceable, nothing more, nothing less. Orson has done better and we here on Earth salute him.

Collage © Max Power

Collage © Max Power

I’m a spicy food lover, so it makes sense I would pick the delicious Jalapeno Nacho Popcorn. You are thinking the old Casanova is going to cave and pick a Mexican film by a Mexican director right? Don’t be stupid. “Taxi Driver” is Martin Scorsese’s opus to New York and the loneliness it’s been known to produce. When a man who has been scarred by war and mental instability clashes with this city, brother you sure get one wild ride. Robert De Niro gives the performance of his career in this humble reviewer’s opinion. I could write a whole article on “Taxi Driver” as a film but we’ll have to save that for another one.

Collage © Max Power

Collage © Max Power

What do you think of when you hear Classic Cheddar Popcorn? I think I’m probably stoned and I want to watch something that gives me a jolt or makes me laugh. “Bottle Rocket” which is Wes Anderson’s first and greatest film achievement to date for numerous reasons, the bumbling slapstick and the intensely smart script makes this one a hoot and a half. This is the first collaboration between Wes and Owen Wilson as writers and we can see them grow and grow over the years. Please Wes go back to writing with Owen and forget this fucking hipster trash man Roman Coppola. You can’t win with the recent Coppola’s, don’t you know that?

Collage © Max Power

Collage © Max Power

My sweet-toothed human filth, this one is for you. I enjoy Caramel popcorn like the rest of America, though when I watch a film and eat sweets at the same time, I’m often reminded of when my Pappy would take me to the grand old ballgame and we’d have the cracker jacks. “Fear Strikes Out” is a film not a lot people are familiar with, but it is the film that made Anthony Perkins a star. The plot is centered around Jimmy Piersall, who was a real ballplayer. He had a history of mental illness and it got worse when he was hit in the head by a fastball and was never the same, the voices came constant, and what we now know as Bi-Polar disorder was rampant for this tragic figure played so beautifully by Perkins.

Collage © Max Power

Collage © Max Power

Walnuts and Almonds huh? Sometimes I feel like a nut and sometimes I don’t. What can I tell you? In this case these are two of my favorites. This is an epic piece of popcorn, so you need to watch an epic film here my friends and neighbors. What better film than “There Will Be Blood”? I can’t think of a film in the last ten years (except “The Master”) that made me feel a new spring was here for American filmmaking. Paul Thomas Anderson is a master of building and destroying characters. There is no better example here than Daniel Plainview who is majestically played by Daniel Day-Lewis he is fighting a losing battle with morality and a crooked preacher played by Paul Dano who is easily one of the slimiest characters in film history. I’ve said to everyone I’ve ever met: see this film.

Collage © Max Power

Collage © Max Power

I like a good twist in my films and also in my gourmet popcorn. Bacon and Cheddar, the two American staples, right? Now I’m going to go foreign on everyone and keep it with a twist theme. “Oldboy” is one of the most cerebrally fucked films I’ve seen in my entire life. It’s a search for forgiveness and love and everything in between. Min-Sik-Choi plays Dae-Su Oh who has been kidnapped for fifteen years and has to find his captor within a five day span. Dae Su falls in love and oh brother does he fall for the wrong bitch. I can’t give away that much here because I want you to be surprised and if you aren’t then call me up and let’s make a film cause you know everything. Enjoy the movie nights.

DON’T WATCH THESE FILMS
Shutter Island
Moonrise Kingdom
Anything to do with Sofia Coppola
On The Road (2012)
The Rum Diary

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