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Friday movie roundup – April 1

Five new reviews for you this week, four of which are not new at all because they’re movies that played at South By Southwest a few weeks ago. That makes things easier for me, which I like!

“Source Code,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, was the SXSW opening night film. smart, entertaining, and sci-fi-ish. “Insidious,” a delightfully terrifying PG-13 horror movie, is also quite good. I have the wet pants to prove it.

You may also enjoy “Win Win” (in limited release), an upbeat, realistic comedy from the writer/director of “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor.” Somewhat less successful is “Super” (also in limited release), a dour satire (kind of?) starring Rainn Wilson as a costumed vigilante.

The other wide release this weekend is “Hop” (review at Cinematical), which unfortunately doesn’t have much to recommend it.

Over at, notice the facelift! The site’s all redesigned and stuff, and hopefully easier to navigate and interact with than it used to be. “Eric’s Bad Movies” tackles Chuck Norris’ “Invasion U.S.A.,” and “What’s the Big Deal?” addresses “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” For the record, in terms of sheer idiocy and nonsensical storytelling, “Invasion U.S.A.” is one of the most breathtakingly incompetent movies I’ve ever seen. Nice going, Chuck!

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6 Responses to “Friday movie roundup – April 1”

  1. Nessie Says:

    If you think Invasion U.S.A. was bad, you should review Birdemic. It’s…wow. There might be to much to mock in one Bad Movie review.

  2. Rob D. Says:

    Since this week is easier for you………how about Limitless and The Lincoln Lawyer? I will donate 5 bucks to another one of your funds if you review those………..

  3. Eric D. Snider Says:

    Well, let’s see… Movie tickets are about $8, plus the two hours of my time it takes to watch the movie, plus another couple hours to write the review… Yeah, five bucks will definitely cover it.

  4. Rob D. Says:

    Yeah well these are considered decent movies and you watch stuff for entertainment too. I meant that I would contribute 5 but I figured there would be more donations. I’ll bump it up to 20 bucks.

  5. Eric D. Snider Says:

    Oh, I might watch them, sure. Watching movies is easy. Writing reviews of them is the part that takes a bit of work.

  6. Jan Says:

    I have a nomination for Eric’s Bad Movies: McKenna’s Gold. It’s the worst movie with Gregory Peck ever. And Omar Sharif plays a Mexican. It’s painful.

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