Category Archives: Movies

Previewing ‘The Hangover Part III’

hangoverpart3BY RAMBO NOMOLOS

Yesterday, the trailer for The Hangover Part III was released to the public. We all knew that Todd Phillips and the rest of the gang were coming back for another money grab sequel, but this kind of snuck up on me. I had no idea it was coming out any time soon.

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Eddie Murphy joins ‘Twins’ sequel

Photo Credit: Radio Times

Photo Credit: Radio Times

BY SCOTT PHILLIPS

On Friday, Poor Scholars will occasionally run a feature we call, “Unlikely Movie Sequels” where we concoct the storyline for a movie sequel that will (likely) never be made. But while going over ideas for this week’s column, I stumbled upon some news that trumps our silly little column: Eddie Murphy appears to be joining the cast of a Twins sequel.

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In defense of ‘Dark Skies’

dark-skiesBY TROY PHILLIPS

As I walked out of the theater at the end of Dark Skies this past weekend, I couldn’t wait to rehash the best sequences with my favorite group of horror loving friends. There would be plenty of thought-provoking, exhilarating scenes to be placed upon the discussion block, and I couldn’t wait to get the ball rolling.

As we made our way through the reflective sanctuary that is a movie theater during the late night hours, I turned to the group and immediately declared my enjoyment for Dark Skies. After all, there is always a subtle pride in being the first to voice a widely accepted opinion. My initial declaration of opinion, followed by the brief response of one of my friends, strikes as bold in my memory of the movie as any work of cinematic genius or edgy suspense witnessed on-screen.

Me: “I loved that movie.”

Friend: “You did?”

What?

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Name says it all for ‘Kick Ass’ sequel

kickass2BY TROY PHILLIPS

So, apparently there was enough budget and demand to create a second installation in what is now the Kick Ass series. Despite being amused by the first movie, I didn’t think it had nearly enough punch for a second edition, yet here we sit with the release of the second movie looming less than four months away.

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The art of a “Bad Movie”

18_Year_Old_VirginBY ALEX RUSSELL

My Netflix has absolutely no idea who I am anymore. We used to be tight.

Patton Oswalt has a classic, perfect bit about his TiVo losing the ability to recommend shows to him after he liked a western, because it drew the conclusion that he only liked “horsey shows” with horses in them.

My Netflix has a similar problem, but I did it to myself. I’ve had the same account for as long as Netflix has been around and I really liked the way they suggested options at first. I’ve rated 600 movies. I watched everything Woody Allen ever made over a summer. It’s how I watched all of The Wire and Breaking Bad and Six Feet Under.

I say all that to hopefully cushion the respect you’ll lose when I continue here. Let’s remember this good time when we were friends.

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Poor Scholars Friday Links

rebecca-blackBY RAMBO NOMOLOS and SCOTT PHILLIPS

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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The return of Prohibition

NuckyBY CHUCKS ENEIP

Friday is usually reserved for articles about movies, but late last night Poor Scholars’ own Chucks Eneip sent an exasperated email demanding that this story be posted on Friday. So, we obliged and put it up. Happy Friday! 

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Nate Silver predicts the Oscars

natesilverBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Normally, Poor Scholars isn’t inclined to produce a post on someone else’s predictions, but Nate Silver is a baller, so we’re making an exception.

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Seth MacFarlane: Right choice for the Oscars

sethmacfarlaneBY TROY PHILLIPS

Admittedly, I wasn’t aware that Seth MacFarlane was going to host this Sunday’s Oscars until recently. Thursday morning, to be exact, when Scott asked me if I, the avid fan of Family Guy, had any thoughts on MacFarlane being the emcee for the most prestigious event in cinema.

So no, I don’t follow award shows very closely, but yes, I am very familiar with MacFarlane’s work and the standards that are expected at a formal, star-laden event such as the Oscars.

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New star joins ‘Fast and Furious Six’

ff6BY RAMBO NOMOLOS

Yesterday news broke that may alter the entire course of history. This news was so mind-blowing and revolutionary that I am almost at a loss for words. Of course, we at Poor Scholars are referring to this exclusive story that Ain’t It Cool News unleashed on the world yesterday. Are you ready for this? I mean really ready? More than a few people who I told about this have already pissed their pants in pure jubilation upon hearing the news. Okay, but don’t say I didn’t warn you if you have to leave work after soiling yourself with palpable excitement.

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