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Woman Named Popcorn Predicts Boom in Popcorn Movies

According to a futurist named Faith Popcorn (no, really), desperate economic times are going to yield a boom in escapist entertainment — you know, so that we can take our minds off our dashed fortunes and broken dreams. Given that this is conventional wisdom dating back to the Great Depression, and that most of the big hits of the past year have involved wish fulfillment in one way or another, this strikes us as being kind of a big "no duh." [LAT]