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Weekly link roundup – Sept. 10-16

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS:

“Drive” (A-)
“I Don’t Know How She Does It” (D) [Film.com]
“Straw Dogs” (C+)
“Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star” (F) [Film.com]

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MOVIE COLUMNS:

Eric’s Bad Movies: The schedule on this column has been a little wacky lately, and will continue to be wacky for the rest of the month. Don’t fret, though.

What’s the Big Deal?: “Straw Dogs” (1971), on account of the new remake. [Film.com]

Re-Views: “Mulholland Drive” (2001). I took another look at the film, but I also took another long, hard look at MYSELF. [Film.com]

One Year Ago: Catching up with “The Town,” “Easy A,” and more. [Movies.com]

Monday Morning Review: I wrote a review of “Warrior” specifically aimed at people who have seen it or who don’t mind major spoilers. [Movies.com]

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MY OTHER STUFF:

Snide Remarks: “Arachnophilia” — A farewell to arms (all eight of them).

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: We review “Drive,” “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” and “Straw Dogs”; we also announce a new propaganda contest and play a rousing game of Interquel. [Cascadia.fm] or [iTunes]

In the Dark: Subscribe to this weekly e-mail and get all the latest movie reviews, DVD releases, and other pertinent info delivered to your electronic mailbox. [Eric D. Snider's In the Dark]

Twitter: If you’re on Twitter, you should probably follow me. It just seems right. [Twitter]

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MISCELLANEOUS MERRIMENT:

Gerry Carey breaks down a terrible joke told by Mandy Moore in the film “Love Wedding Marriage.” [Cinematic Method]

Jordan Hoffman jokingly suggests that, based on the trailer, “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” might have a radical leftist agenda. [UGO]

Hogwarts: Which house are you? [YouTube]

For “Breaking Bad” fans, here’s a timeline of the show’s major events, up through season 3. [Vulture]

Everyone grieves in his or her own way. For example, this is how morons grieve. [BuzzFeed]

A public service announcement on reckless driving. Watch the whole thing. Trust me. [YouTube]

Did you know there’s an index to describe the different kinds of pain you suffer when different insects sting you? And did you know that the descriptions are hilarious? [Wikipedia]

An old couple tries to figure out their webcam. Totally adorable. [YouTube]

If you’re in the Ojai, Calif., area and need some taxidermy done, here’s your guy. [YouTube]

Weekly link roundup – Aug. 27-Sept. 9

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

This is two weeks’ worth of stuff, actually, because I missed last week’s update, because of reasons.

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS:

“Contagion” (B)
“Warrior” (B)
“Apollo 18″ (D) [Film.com]
“Beware the Gonzo” (B-)
“Attack the Block” (B+)
“A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” (B-)
“The Debt” (B)

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MOVIE COLUMNS:

Eric’s Bad Movies: “Solar Crisis” (1990), a dull sci-fi adventure featuring Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Peter Boyle, and many far less recognizable people. [Film.com]

What’s the Big Deal? (8/30): “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), in which Rosemary has a (spoiler) baby. [Film.com]

What’s the Big Deal? (9/6): “The Jazz Singer” (1927), now with talking! [Film.com]

Re-Views: “The Last Samurai” (2003), starring Tom Cruise but not as the title character. [Film.com]

One Year Ago: Catching up with “Resident Evil: Afterlife” and more. [Movies.com]

A Fake Report from Our Fake Set Visit: This was fun to write. [Film.com]

Pitch Meeting: “I Don’t Know How She Does It”: I eavesdropped on the conversation that led to the movie. [Film.com]

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MY OTHER STUFF:

Snide Remarks (8/29): “The Internet Reacts to the Upcoming Film Version of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ 1939″

Snide Remarks (9/5): “Summery Judgment” — A recap of the 2011 blockbuster season

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: This is my podcast. There are many others like it, but this one is mine (and Jeff Bayer’s). [Cascadia.fm] or [iTunes]

Not Just New Movies: I was a guest on this podcast, joining hosts Ben Pearson and Tyler to discuss “Timecop,” as one does. (Some PG-13 language.) [Not Just New Movies]

In the Dark: Subscribe to this weekly e-mail and get all the latest movie reviews, DVD releases, and other pertinent info delivered to your electronic mailbox. [Eric D. Snider's In the Dark]

Twitter: If you’re on Twitter, you should probably follow me. It just seems right. [Twitter]

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MISCELLANEOUS MERRIMENT:

A handy list of the 2011 fall TV premiere dates. [my blog]

“The Six Ways You’ll See Your Dad,” a funny and insightful mini-film. [College Humor]

A collection of images of George Lucas’ neck. [Tumblr]

Devin Faraci goes over the rules for found-footage movies (like “Apollo 18″), explaining what works and what doesn’t. [Badass Digest]

2011 fall TV premiere dates

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fall TV! Here is a list of season premiere dates for the networks and a handful of cable outlets whose shows I think are noteworthy. New series are marked with an asterisk. Rev up your DVRs!

“30 Rock” and “Cougartown” will be back in January, by the way. Everything else you loved got canceled.

Tuesday 9/13
90210 – CW
*Ringer – CW
Parenthood – NBC

Wednesday 9/14
*H8R – CW
Survivor: South Pacific – CBS
America’s Next Top Model: All-Stars – CW
*Up All Night – NBC
*Free Agents – NBC

Thursday 9/15
The Vampire Diaries – CW
*The Secret Circle – CW
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – FX

Monday 9/19
Dancing with the Stars – ABC
How I Met Your Mother – CBS
The Sing-Off – NBC
Two and a Half Men – CBS
*2 Broke Girls – CBS
Castle – ABC
Hawaii Five-0 – CBS
*The Playboy Club – NBC

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