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TSR Blog: How Rian Johnson Will Try to Con the ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy

TSR Blog: How Rian Johnson Will Try to Con the ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy

After securing an audience with a stark high school noir film named Brick, writer/director Rian Johnson professed his loving perspective of his viewers by framing himself in his next movie as a con man. In The Brothers Bloom, Mark Ruffalo played Stephen, a fabulist who concocts his cons like fantastical narratives, while treating marks as members of an audience whose happiness is […]

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TSR Blog: Cameos for Sale, TMZ, and More: How ‘Veronica Mars’ Investigates Film in 2014

TSR Blog: Cameos for Sale, TMZ, and More: How ‘Veronica Mars’ Investigates Film in 2014

The zeitgeist within Veronica Mars’ resurrection as a major motion picture reflects directly onto film’s current state. Fans may delight in the sleuthing shenanigans that abound in co-writer/director Rob Thomas’ Veronica Mars, replete with its billion cameos and its seance-like atmosphere. But as an outsider to Mars’ world of Neptune, CA, I was struck more by the film’s observance on […]

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TSR Blog: ‘Non-Stop’ and Why It’s Safe for Movie Planes to Crash Again

TSR Blog: ‘Non-Stop’ and Why It’s Safe for Movie Planes to Crash Again

Through films like Flightplan, Soul Plane, and White House Down, it has taken over a decade for Hollywood to arrive at Non-Stop. Showing the vitality of Liam Neeson carrying a gun and a broken heart, Non-Stop recently gave the new action hero one of his biggest box office weekends so far. Involving an air marshal using a particular set of […]

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TSR Blog: The Philip Seymour Hoffman Generation

TSR Blog: The Philip Seymour Hoffman Generation

In a way I am not sure I have ever felt before, for a figure I do not know personally, I am still trying to comprehend Philip Seymour Hoffman’s passing. When we grow with artists, we do not just identify with them, or become “fans.” We love these artists, anticipate our experiences with them, and similarly better understand the potential […]

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TSR Blog: Chicago Interational Film Festival 2013 Review Wrapup, Including ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ and ‘Wolfskinder’

TSR Blog: Chicago Interational Film Festival 2013 Review Wrapup, Including ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ and ‘Wolfskinder’

The 49th Annual Chicago International Film Festival comes to a close tonight, but not without some special discoveries to be seen. I was lucky enough to catch the latest film from the Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, and was glad I took a chance on Wolfskinder, a worthy nominee in the “New Directors Competition.” After hearing Jeff Bayer and Eric […]

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TSR Blog: ‘The Wolverine’ and the Curse of Eternity

TSR Blog: ‘The Wolverine’ and the Curse of Eternity

The one thing I took away from reading “Tuck Everlasting” in middle school is that living forever would suck. Not simply because I hate moving and would get tired of it after a thousand years, but because death is an essential aspect to the gravity of life. An end, or even just a tiny sense that there may be an […]

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TSR Blog: Nick Allen Recaps Oscar Night with Points, Plus & Minus, Pt. III

TSR Blog: Nick Allen Recaps Oscar Night with Points, Plus & Minus, Pt. III

As it has become a new tradition for the Oscars to lack truly memorable moments either good or bad, so has it become a tradition for me to analyze the night before it fleets from everyone’s water-cooler discussion topics. Don’t forget to read Shane T. Nier’s own recap of Oscar night, which is in the form of a Top 7 […]

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TSR Blog: The Winners and the Should-Be Winners of 2013 Oscars

TSR Blog: The Winners and the Should-Be Winners of 2013 Oscars

If you’re a fan of Back to the Future II, then you know the value of having the answers ahead of time. So, in this weekend of ballot making, last minute movie watching, and finding the silver linings in some of Oscar’s least agreeable nominations, we here at TheScorecardReview like to share our priceless movie guru foresight as to who […]

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TSR Blog: How to Make ‘Batman’s Robin’ from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

TSR Blog: How to Make ‘Batman’s Robin’ from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

If you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises, you might want to bookmark this article, and come back later. There will be spoilers. I have an idea. I know Christopher Nolan is supposedly done with his Batman trilogy. He also clearly set up the idea of where his Robin originates. Below is an idea of where a spin-off film could go. […]

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TSR Blog: The Villainous Box Office Success of ‘The Avengers’

TSR Blog: The Villainous Box Office Success of ‘The Avengers’

A god more indestructible than The Avengers’ nemesis Loki, Ned Beatty’s character Arthur Jensen in Sidney Lumet’s drama Network will forever be one of the most powerful villains in all of film. His face illuminated by a row of green lamps in a dim conference room, this chairman of a massive media conglomerate educates future TV prophet Howard Beale (played […]

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