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The ol’ link roundup – March 26-April 8

Programming change! I’m pleased to report that I’ve launched a new column at My Shame List, in which I finally watch all the movies that I’m embarrassed not to have already seen. The first entry is “Schindler’s List” (yes, I’d never seen “Schindler’s List” until last Monday), and the inaugural column goes into more detail about how and why I chose these particular movies. Do enjoy, won’t you?

My Shame List makes its debut a week after the final installment of What’s the Big Deal?, which had run its course. I’d hit all the likely targets for the column and was starting to feel a little stagnant. Also, it was really labor-intensive, and I never felt like I had enough time to do it right. Should have been a bi-weekly column rather than weekly. Anyway, I did 99 of them and figured that was a good place to stop.


“American Reunion” C-
“Intruders” C
“Mirror Mirror” B
“Wrath of the Titans” C-

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Eric’s Bad Movies: “Color of Night” (1994), starring Bruce Willis as a color-blind psychiatrist.
Eric’s Bad Movies: “Spellcaster” (1992), starring a VJ, a video vixen, and Adam Ant.

Re-Views: “Series 7: The Contenders” (2001), one of the early parodies of reality TV.
Re-Views: “Remember the Titans” (2000), a film whose feel-goodness overwhelmed me the first time I saw it.

What’s the Big Deal?: “The Deer Hunter” (1978), about Vietnam and Russian roulette. (This is the last edition of this column, as explained above.)

My Shame List: “Schindler’s List” (1993).

Things the Avengers Theoretically Would Not Assemble For: An exhaustive list.

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7 Responses to “The ol’ link roundup – March 26-April 8”

  1. Rob D. Says:

    Love the new column! I’m hoping you do a Tarantino or Coen brothers movie that you haven’t seen.

  2. baguioboy Says:

    Congrats on finishing up the “What’s the Big Deal,” column, which I always appreciated. But how are you resisting the temptation to make it an even 100?

  3. Bret Says:

    Enjoyed What’s the Big Deal. Thank you for doing so many as I learned lots! Any chance of bringing back Cinemaligion? I loved that one and thought there are a lot of things to do with that but maybe it became too controversial for

  4. Eric D. Snider Says:

    Rob D: No Coen movies apply, but Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” is on the list.

    baguioboy: It was a war between two facets of my OCD. Part of me wanted to do an even 100, of course. But part of me wanted to start the new column the first week of the month, and doing one more What’s the Big Deal? would have pushed it back to the second week.

    Bret: Thanks for the Cinemaligion shout-out! It wasn’t controversial at all; I just fizzled out very quickly on writing it. Turns out I’m really, really picky when it comes to choosing a weekly column.

  5. Rob D. Says:

    Thanks Eric………I realized that after I commented when I did the survey. I gave Jackie Brown a 10 :) The best movie in the history of movies.

  6. Peter Says:

    I’m sorry younger did Star Trek II. It resurrected a dying franchise, man!

  7. Peter Says:

    Stupid autocorrect. You never not younger.

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