Post Tagged with: “TSR Blog”

TSR Blog: ‘Tusk’ as Failed Dark Comedy

TSR Blog: ‘Tusk’ as Failed Dark Comedy

The following contains spoilers to Tusk.  Dark comedy is a rich blend of pathos and macabre, and one that requires a tactful balance to be of good taste. (I’m trying to make this analogy, and yet I do not drink coffee.) For a dark comedy to work in a film, the time spent enriching a character has to be a […]

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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: 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: 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 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: 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: A Tale of Two Batmans: A Visual Dissection of ‘Batman’ and ‘Batman Begins’

TSR Blog: A Tale of Two Batmans: A Visual Dissection of ‘Batman’ and ‘Batman Begins’

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: A Tale of Two Batmans: A Visual Dissection of ‘Batman’ and ‘Batman Begins’ “I am the dark. I am the night. I am… Batman.” These few words came to mean […]

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TSR Blog: ‘The Princess and the Frog’ – The Tale of the Postmodern Princess

TSR Blog: ‘The Princess and the Frog’ – The Tale of the Postmodern Princess

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 Princess and the Frog” – The Tale of the Postmodern Princess Disney may be at the heart of many people’s childhood, myself included, but there’s no denying that the […]

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TSR Blog: ‘Insidious’ is less than insidious

TSR Blog: ‘Insidious’ is less than insidious

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: Insidious is less than insidious It’s hard to make a solid horror film these days. Sure, they’re cheap to produce and they’re pretty much guaranteed box office returns, but now […]

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TSR Blog: My Day as an Extra on ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

TSR Blog: My Day as an Extra on ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

Last Summer, I had the privilege of being cast as a paid extra in the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon. It was an awesome experience. Here you’ll find a recap of the most memorable day of my 2010 (complete with a handcrafted kindergarten-level visual-aid):   How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Dark of the Moon By Aaron Ruffcorn July […]

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