Category Archives: Movies

‘Draft Day’ tied to real Browns by name only

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BY TROY PHILLIPS

Sonny Weaver Jr., that’s the name of the general manager of the Cleveland Browns in the upcoming film Draft Day. 

It’s not  Michael Lombardi or Ray Farmer, it’s Kevin Costner, playing a fictional GM who is portrayed as the head of a competent front office, which should be your first hint that this film is not based on a true story.

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‘The Monuments Men’ looking like a shrine to inadequacy

BY TROY PHILLIPSimages

Some movies project as quality cinema based solely off the trailer and the concept of the film. In my mind, and I’m sure I’m not alone, The Monuments Men earned such a label.

However, now that critics have had their peek at the entire product, the returns don’t look nearly as promising.  Continue reading

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‘The Lego Movie’ is a classic in the making

lego movieBY TROY PHILLIPS

But you’re too old to care about Legos! Said no one important, ever.

The Lego lover in me will always rear it’s youthful head, no matter how many years may rest under my belt. Right now I’m in the awkward phase where peeking in the display window at the Lego Store is hard to play off, but give it a few years and I’ll be able to use an imaginary niece or nephew as viable excuse for why I must know how many pieces are in that Ewok Village.

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Trailer Time: Non-Stop

liam neeson non-stopBY TROY PHILLIPS

YouTube is an evil place.

Get hooked on a topic, say parrots with inappropriate vocabularies, and you can get lost in ornithological cursing rants for hours on end. It’s amazing, the things that the internet will supersede.

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Spring Film Slate Movie Exchange

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Over the course of a week, Troy Phillips and new Poor Scholars staffer Ryan Fleig exchanged a few emails about the number of highly acclaimed releases set to hit the big screen this over the next month and a half.  Among topics discussed were the makings of a classic sports movie, The Great Gatsby and which films are can’t miss in theaters. 
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Huey Lewis and Weird Al Yankovic parody American Psycho

hueyBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

The Internet is full of videos and parodies meant to make people laugh. Some deliver a smile, others a muted chuckle, and an elite upper-echelon video reaches the pinnacle of Internet stardom and makes people across the country laugh hysterically.

I never thought Huey Lewis or Weird Al Yankovic could deliver such a masterpiece, but somehow, they’ve done it.

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This Is The End: Apocalyptic summer blockbuster?

This-Is-The-End-Rogen-Franco-HillBY ALEX RUSSELL

At some point I stopped seeing movies in the theater. I’m at a point where I need to be convinced that something isn’t spectacularly horrible or I just assume it’s a waste of time. This movie, though, I will see in a theater.

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Poor Scholars Short Film Suite

TerryTateBY TROY PHILLIPS

Short films are a valuable part of film culture but are often overlooked in favor of their longer, larger budget counterparts. Alas, Poor Scholars’ Troy Phillips is here to give you a few works of amateur film that are certifiably worth their compact running time.

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Poor Scholars Friday Links

LegendsBY POOR SCHOLARS STAFF

Each week, we at Poor Scholars try to bring you the best articles we can that capture the current zeitgeist while also mixing in some 90s nostalgia — and random shit. Being that we are all actually poor scholars, most of us have other obligations, mainly other jobs, that we must attend to in order to do things like pay our rent or buy groceries (it’s bullshit, I know). We are saddled with the nuisance of being productive, working members of society which at times can shift our focus away from writing for Poor Scholars. No longer will we let this atrocity stand.

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Poor Scholars Friday Links

r-kellyBY RAMBO NOMOLOS

Each week, we at Poor Scholars try to bring you the best articles we can that capture the current zeitgeist while also mixing in some 90s nostalgia — and random shit. Being that we are all actually poor scholars, most of us have other obligations, mainly other jobs, that we must attend to in order to do things like pay our rent or buy groceries (it’s bullshit, I know). We are saddled with the nuisance of being productive, working members of society which at times can shift our focus away from writing for Poor Scholars. No longer will we let this atrocity stand.

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