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

Quora | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

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 04.11.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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.

Popcorn Preview: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Leslie Sisman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

She was the first woman to include risqué material in her act. She wasn't "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas"... she was the first. She promoted and taught classes for young women who wanted to become Red Hot Mamas, too. Everything she did was original... she was one of the first jazz singers... certainly the first of the white jazz singers.

Popcorn Preview: Merchants of Doubt

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

At first we wonder if we're in the right movie. Magician Jamy Ian Swiss puts on his signature red shirt, suit and tie for a performance at the Magic Castle. "My occupation is deception," he says. "I make an honest living."

Popcorn Preview: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

We first encounter Kumiko as she walks along the water's edge wearing her oversized red hoodie and carrying a piece of white cloth. Her footprints follow the line of the serf.

WTF Are Corn Nuts, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.06.2015 | Taste

Are they weird? Totally. Are they delicious? Absolutely.

Can You Pair Champagne With French Fries?! We Learn About Snacking With Bubbly (VIDEO)

Ali Rosen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Breaking out a bottle of bubbly often indicates a celebration! But it is time to get away from that stereotype and enjoy classic champagne even when it's just a night in or time for a snack.

This Machine Brings The Magic Back To Popping Corn

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste

Channeling Willy Wonka.

The Secret Science Behind Popcorn, Finally Revealed

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.12.2015 | Science

Pop. Pop. Pop pop. Pop pop pop pop pop. That's the beautiful sound of a bag of kernels transforming into the buttery goodness we call popcorn. But ...

Popcorn Preview: American Sniper

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

At the recruiting office, they give him a brochure for the Seals... and we soon see Chris in basic training. "We're looking for warriors, not quitters." Training is brutal but Chris makes it to sniper school, where his "hell of a gift" sets him apart.

Popcorn Preview: Big Eyes

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Amy Adams as Margaret is excellent. Christoph Waltz's over-the-top portrayal of Walter -- who, by many accounts was truly over-the-top -- can be a bit distracting. At any rate, it's an interesting exploration of how the "little hobo kids" became a household must-have.

Popcorn Preview: A Most Violent Year

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

As the film's title implies, there's a fair amount of violence in this movie, but it's not the kind of bloodbath we're used to seeing in modern movies. Instead, there's a feeling of danger that hangs over every scene right from the beginning.

Popcorn Preview: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) Cast includes: Rita Mae Brown, Susan Brownmiller, Kate Millet, Ellen Willis, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Alix Kates...

Popcorn Preview: Rosewater

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Rosewater (2014) Cast includes: Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries), Kim Bodnia (In China They Eat Dogs), Claire Foy (Season of the Witch), S...

Corn Is Not The Only Food You Should Be Popping

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Taste

It's time you gave other grains a chance.

This Bowl Filters Out Popcorn Kernels So You Can Watch Movies Without Choking

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.09.2014 | Taste

Finally, watching a movie and snacking is safe.

Popcorn Popping In Slow Motion Will Mesmerize You, Make You Want Snack

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.30.2014 | Taste

But watch out for the hot oil!

The Lost Art of Making Popcorn From Scratch

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I never quite took to the whole microwave popcorn thing. Sure, it's easy, but making popcorn from scratch is easy, too--and it tastes so freaking de...

12 Healthy Ways To Top Your Popcorn

SELF | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Possibly the perfect snack, popcorn has more antioxidants than vegetables. Here are a dozen ways to pimp it out.

Popcorn Preview: Boyhood

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Boyhood (2014) Cast includes: Patricia Arquette (Medium), Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Ellar Coltrane (Fast Food Nation), Lorelei Linklater (Waking Lif...

Review - Edge Of Tomorrow

Philip David Morton | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Not gimmicky or derivative, it's actually about something we've lost touch with in American culture; perseverance in the face of despair.

The Only Popcorn You'll Ever Want To Eat Again

Food Fanatic | Posted 09.01.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

You can call it cookies and cream, cookies 'n cream, or Oreo, but those are minor details.

Popcorn Preview: A Summer's Tale

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

A Summer's Tale (1996) Conte d'été Cast includes: Melvil Poupaud (The Lover, Broken English), Amanda Langlet (Triple Agent), Gwenaëlla Simon (Not o...