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RT @ randytayler Why does Apri…

Friday, April 16th, 2010

RT @ randytayler Why does April 15th always fall on a yesterday?

I feel like I have friends who…

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I feel like I have friends who use Gchat who aren’t on my contacts list. If you know my e-mail address, find me! (Note: No crazies.)

I endorse this sort of tomfool…

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I endorse this sort of tomfoolery. http://bit.ly/bVl1ZW

I have a new biweekly column @…

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I have a new biweekly column @cinematical about religion in films. It’s called Cinemaligion! First up: FOOTLOOSE. http://bit.ly/aXKtFE

Today’s edition of MOVIE B.S. …

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Today’s edition of MOVIE B.S. WITH BAYER AND SNIDER is at PDX.fm now, and at iTunes! Speedy! http://moviebs.pdx.fm/

IndieWIRE (I don’t know why th…

Friday, April 16th, 2010

IndieWIRE (I don’t know why the WIRE part is shouted) has a story about my friend @andyblubaugh‘s movie: http://bit.ly/bgFTWT

I *love* behind-the-scenes stu…

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I *love* behind-the-scenes stuff like this video of SNL changing sets, via @sethmeyers21 http://bit.ly/cJku7o

One hour till episode 3 of MOV…

Friday, April 16th, 2010

One hour till episode 3 of MOVIE B.S. WITH BAYER AND SNIDER, live at pdx.fm. Please to be listening, won’t we?

Friday movie roundup – April 16

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Aside from a documentary a few years ago called “F***,” I think “Kick-Ass” is the first movie I’ve reviewed whose very title won’t appear in some newspapers. I know my mom certainly won’t say it! She’s OK with “Kick-Arse,” though, which I assume is what they’re calling it in England. Anyway, it’s outrageously funny and vulgar and violent and offensive, and those are its strong points.

Also new in wide release is “Death at a Funeral” (review at Film.com) a remake of a very old foreign farce, by which I mean a British movie from 2007. Same screenwriter, even. The original was nothing special, and the remake — starring Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, and a large ensemble as mourners at a funeral that goes haywire — is even less special. Of note is the director, Neil La Bute, who somehow managed to make a movie that wasn’t entirely about his hatred of women.

In limited release there’s “The Joneses” (review at Cinematical) (as in “keeping up with”), a dark satire about consumerism starring David Duchovny and Demi Moore. And Gary Cole! Love that guy. Put Gary Cole in more movies, please, movie people.

Finally, what would you say to an insane Belgian movie based on a children’s TV show? You would say, “Yes, please!” It’s “A Town Called Panic,” and it’s one of the most delightfully, energetically weird things I’ve ever had the pleasure to witness. It’s been making the rounds the last few months, never playing on more than 10 screens at a time. Right now it’s in Portland and Eugene, Ore., Omaha, Neb., and Williamsburg, Va. I’m told it’s opening in Salt Lake City next week. Go watch it, OK?

And do not forget to listen to “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider,” the Internet’s only film-related audio program, LIVE at 11 a.m. (PDT) every Friday at PDX.fm! Why, yes, that includes today! If you can’t listen live, you can download the show a couple hours later from the “Movie B.S.” website or iTunes. (By the way, on the iTunes thing? Not to tell you how to live your life or anything, but some reviews and ratings suuuure would be awesome.) (Positive ones, I mean. That probably goes without saying.)

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