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Wanted: A summer film with a popcorn pedigree
Wanted: A summer film with a popcorn pedigree

It's not quite May, but I have officially begun my search for the perfect popcorn movie. That's what we call the big box-office bruisers that swagger through our summers because expectations are strangely both high — and low. A quick fix of fun and a one-liner to co-opt — "I'll be back..." — if we're lucky. A dismal Saturday night if we're not. The creative heights these films set out to climb may be different than the dramatic and emotional peaks scaled by more serious fare in the fall. But it is not enough to just flex a few muscles or rest on special effects. Whether it's another round with old familiar Spidey or a newly imagined...

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