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What’s Poppin’ (or not)- 5 movies everyone should like

Pulp Fiction falls at the top of this classic watchlist!

Welcome back to What’s Poppin’! Today’s topic… movies! Let me give you a little background on why I’m doing this. I am not the type of person who can really sit down and watch a whole movie. I get too bored too quickly, and I can’t pay attention to the entire thing. Whether or not you still have an attention span, these movies are must-watches. Drumroll, please…


Pulp Fiction 

Pulp fiction is a mix of comedy, action, and drama. The story is told out of order, and it all comes together as the movie plays out. I think this is the main reason why I can watch all of it. I find myself trying to put the pieces together myself and watching how the movie actually plays out. For example, the film’s first scene doesn’t get finished until the very end of the movie. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino,  he is known for having oddball and interesting movies. This is my favorite movie, and I highly recommend watching it. 


Super Bad is a movie everyone should see. Jonah Hill stars as Seth, an awkward high school student who wants to party. Jonah Hill is one of the comedy kings of this time, so you know it’s going to be a funny movie. Super Bad is about two best friends who want to go to a party before they leave for college. Their quest for a party is a long and wild one, meeting some very interesting people along the way. Especially Fogel, better known as McLovin. I promise you that you will be entertained until the end of this movie.


Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb, a thief who has the ability to enter people’s dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious. He is faced with the task of reversing his process, not stealing secrets, but planting an idea in somebody’s mind. It’s much harder than it sounds and leads to a nail-biting movie. Inception kept me on the edge of my seat, and that’s not easy to do. I strongly recommend this movie; it’s good from start to finish. 

21 Jump Street 

Where do I start? Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play two cops who are going undercover as high school students. Their job is to find out who is selling a dangerous drug and take them down. This movie is absolutely hilarious; they try their hardest to fit in, and that causes a lot of commotion. Not only is this movie funny, but it also has lots of action. 21 Jump Street is one of my favorite movies. If you love to laugh, this movie is for you. 

6 Underground

This movie is wild wild wild! It stars Ryan Reynolds as “One,” a man who goes around convincing Six people to fake their death and join him in his crew. Every one of the six people in the crew goes by a different number. Every day, the fight against criminals and terrorists, working together to take them all down. They fight day after day, talking down criminals and terrorists. This is another comedy/action movie; it has the right amount of both elements to make for a great movie. Explosions, gunfights, and moments that make me laugh so hard my stomach hurts. 

In the end… These are my favorite movies, or rather, the only movies I can really sit down and watch. Check back soon for What’s Poppin #3

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Haylie Minshall
Haylie Minshall, staff reporter
Haylie Minshall is a junior at Brentwood High School. She enjoys volleyball, the word pomegranate, friendship bracelets, music, thrift shopping, storytelling, long walks on the beach with senior/staff Kya Hawthorne, Spotify, butterflies, when the numbers are the same on the clock (4:44), driving around, loud music, hammocks, when the song matches your vibe and you feel like you're in a movie, the color yellow, rings, the feeling you get in your stomach when you get really excited, and bagels!

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