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Furry Blue Alien Watches Presidential Race From Space

Cate Montana | Posted 10.20.2016 | Comedy
Cate Montana

Imagine aliens from planet Zârtôk responding to our deep space signals by sending a furry ambassador bearing great wisdom and technology to share al...

Post-its, Bags, Gherkins & Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

A familiar nursery rhyme to die for. The year is 1346. An estimated 75 to 200 million Europeans are being wiped out by bubonic plague. If you are amon...

Popcorn Preview: Is That You?

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.21.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Is That You? (2014) Cast includes: Alon Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises), Rani Blair (Shvita), Naruna Kaplan de Macedo (Senses) Director: Dani Menkin...

Popcorn Preview: Fatima

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.14.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Fatima (2015) Cast includes: Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot (Eden), Kenza Noah Aïche Writer/Director: Philippe Faucon (Dans la vie, Samia) Genre: Drama (...

Popcorn Preview: Little Men

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.14.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Little Men (2016) Cast includes: Theo Taplitz, Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Jennifer Ehle (The King's Speech), Michael Barbieri (The Dark Towe...

Popcorn Preview: The Music of Strangers

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble (2015) Cast includes: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Zameh, Keyhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato, Wu Man Director: ...

Popcorn Preview: Art Bastard

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Art Bastard (2016) Cast includes: Robert Cendella Director: Victor Kanefsky (Nightmare Man, Style Wars) Genre: Documentary | Biography | Art | Humor (...

Fall In Love With Nutella Popcorn

Food Fanatic | Posted 02.01.2016 | Taste
Food Fanatic

Nutella popcorn is coated with chocolate and Nutella candy coating, then dried in the oven for a nice, crunchy popcorn that will keep you coming back for more! There's nothing like a big bowl of popcorn while watching movies or the big game.

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vote...

Food Truck Specializing in Popcorn and Sex Toys Forced to Close

Grub Street | Posted 01.21.2016 | Weird News
Grub Street

An enterprising Indiana food-cart operator is in trouble after trying his best to satisfy two very different types of appetites.

This Guy Wants Popcorn Banned Inside Movie Theaters

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.15.2016 | Weird News

Enough is enough for a frustrated movie fan who's calling for popcorn to be banned from theaters because he says it's too noisy. Mike Shotton, 39, fro...

What Inspired You to Become an Entrepreneur?

Ray Leach | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Ray Leach

Yes, this book is a simple feel-good story, but it opened up the world of being an entrepreneur for me when I was just eight years old. I have never seriously considered doing anything else since!

The Appliance Whisperer

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.02.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Inanimate objects are out to get me. I can deal with human beings, either by ignoring them or by telling them such dumb jokes that they ignore me. But machines have me baffled.

The 5 Poshest Movie Theaters for Snacks

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.27.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

In-seat dining during a movie is a truly luxurious experience, and nothing short of a game-changer for those who are used to the same old, same old.

Popcorn Preview: Capital C

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Because of the public nature of the funding, the development becomes public, too. It can be do or die, and the film shows us some of the pitfalls. In addition to potential business loses, indie-developers need to develop really thick skin.

Sweet Corn is Now Illinois' Official State Vegetable, Plus 6 Other State Symbols

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.21.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There's no more debate -- sweet corn is officially the state vegetable, as decreed by unanimous support in the Illinois legislature as well as a signature by Governor Bruce Rauner himself.

The Best of the Food Show

Karl Wilder | Posted 07.15.2016 | Taste
Karl Wilder

Food shows are fascinating, especially those that feature new products. You taste and meet the people who make the food and while the stories and conn...

Popcorn Preview: Chagall-Malevich

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Most of Chagall-Malevich centers on the time Chagall was Commissariat of the Academy of Modern Art, 1917-18. While the story is set against historic events, it makes no claim of historic accuracy, which becomes obvious fairly quickly. There's a kitsch yet wonderful fantasy quality about the story.

Babysitter Popcorn

Dough Mamma | Posted 05.20.2016 | Taste
Dough Mamma

This delicious s'mores popcorn is sweet, salty, crunchy and chewy all at once. With mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, crushed graham crackers and of course popcorn, this sweet treat is sure to please kids, adults and everyone in between.

Bacon And Popcorn Belong Together

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.18.2015 | Taste

It's always a pleasure to plop down on the couch to watch a movie with a salty bowl of popcorn, but add bacon and that pleasure becomes a savory thril...

Popcorn Preview: 24 Days

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Ilan's family isn't rich, but his kidnappers think they are... are they just after money, or is there another motive?

Why Are Popcorn, Candy, and Soda So Expensive at the Movie Theaters? An Insider Debunks the Myths

Quora | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment

Let's get one thing out of the way. Theaters do not necessarily make most of their money on concessions nor do they keep virtually no part of the ticket sales.

Popcorn Preview: Dial a Prayer

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Dial a Prayer is the second feature film by writer/director, Maggie Kiley. It's an enjoyable hour and a half; even though Cora, the central character, seems to mope through life... always as dreary as the interminable Michigan winter.

Popcorn Preview: Woman in Gold

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

As the film opens, we see the restless Adele Bloch-Bauer sitting for a portrait by Gustav Klimt. Who would have guessed that a family portrait would become the center of an Austrian identity crisis? Especially a portrait of a Jewish woman. In 1998, Maria Altmann's sister Louisa is laid to rest. A

Popcorn Preview: Effie Gray

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

n depicting the events of John and Effie's marriage, the movie is quite reserved and beautifully nuanced. Many of the filmmakers come from Merchant Ivory Productions, and Effie Gray is very much in that tradition. It's hard to know with certainty what went on in the marriage, but there are letters and written accounts that served as source material.