Tag Archives: Movies

‘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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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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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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