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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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TSR Blog: Who will star in Ready Player One?

This post contains SPOILERS if you haven’t read the book and don’t want to miss out on some surprises. “Ready Player One” is last year’s most inventive sci-fi novel. Like a literary Quentin Tarantino, author Ernest Cline takes tropes from ’80s sci-fi and fantasy movies, video games, and books and blends them into their own unique creation. The story primarily […]

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TSR Blog: Nick Allen Recaps Oscar Night, Plus & Minus

TSR Blog: Nick Allen Recaps Oscar Night, Plus & Minus

2011 is done. Finito. Turn the lights out in the morgue, because that sucker is history. So how did the year’s send-off (Oscar night) fare? Was it another enchanting night of contagious movie loving, big laughs, and big surprises? No, not really. Though this year didn’t lend itself to too many predictable winners, (at least it wasn’t as obvious as […]

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TSR Blog: Nick Allen Reacts to Oscar Nominees – Old is Gold

TSR Blog: Nick Allen Reacts to Oscar Nominees – Old is Gold

Internet, before this Oscar nominations rant explodes into a tirade of curmudgeon grumbles, let me start off by offering a shiny, non-copyrighted mantra, free of charge, that best describes this race: “Old is gold.” I’ll leave precise predictions on this year’s awards to a later date, but let’s talk about the nominations themselves. There’s a lot to cover, (I’ll miss […]

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TSR Blog: The Dying Art of the No-Show in ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

TSR Blog: The Dying Art of the No-Show in ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

Calhoun Kersten writes for The Scorecard Review, and he also has a blog called “Confessions of a Self Proclaimed Megalomaniac.” This TSR Blog is the first half of his article: The Dying Art of the No-Show in ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ Horror is in a constant state of flux. Just from the time I was born back in […]

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TSR Blog: Nick Allen Recaps Golden Globes Night, Plus & Minus

Because I was given a TV writing deal (for “Whitney,” nonetheless) for how hilarious my previous awards show recap was, I’ve decided to unleash a second onslaught of snark onto the internet, this time making brief observations about last night’s Golden Globes. As I brilliantly introduced the concept last year for the Oscars, “… I’ve decided to compile a list […]

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TSR Blog: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ at Music Box Chicago Melts Your Face with Happiness

TSR Blog: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ at Music Box Chicago Melts Your Face with Happiness

During this season of screener tsunamis and subsequent voting for the Chicago Film Critics Association, I was able to sneak away from the world of modern film for just one night to finally revisit a classic. While I was far from being around in 1981, I can now boast proudly that I have seen Steven Spielberg’s legendary adventure movie Raiders […]

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