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Weekly link roundup – April 16-29

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS:

“The Five-Year Engagement” C
“Goon” B+
“Hysteria” B- (Tribeca Film Festival)
“Kill List” A-
“The Lucky One” D+
“The Playroom” B+ (Tribeca Film Festival)
“The Raven” C-
“Replicas” B (Tribeca Film Festival)
“Think Like a Man” C+

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MOVIE COLUMNS:

Eric’s Bad Movies: “BMX Bandits” (1983), starring a frizzy-haired Nicole Kidman.

Re-Views: “The Way of the Gun” (2000), from a time when we were all under the thrall of Benicio Del Toro and Ryan Phillippe.

My Shame List: “Once Upon a Time in the West” (1968), an epic Western heretofore unseen by me.

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MY OTHER STUFF:

Snide Remarks: “Wedding Your Appetite” — Burning money with Brad & Angelina

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: We’ve done 108 episodes now. So everyone who said we’d never do more than 107 can stick it. [MovieBS] 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: @EricDSnider

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MISCELLANEOUS MERRIMENT:

Internet rapscallion Drew McWeeny has published the third installment in his “Commander Future” series of short stories, about a reporter chronicling the adventures of a time-traveling superhero. It is, like its predecessors, delightful. [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]

Terrible, terrible celebrity name puns. So terrible. I love them. [Slacktory]

In honor of this season’s developments on “Mad Men,” a one-minute song entitled “Fat Betty.” [YouTube]

A story about the time my friend Patrick Livingston smelled Sean Hayes. [Part Time Authors]

The forty-year nostalgia cycle, explained. We’re due for a 1970s revival, so brace yourself for that. [The New Yorker]

A detailed appreciation for the marvelous way Dick Clark hosted the “Pyramid” shows. [The Gameological Society]

David Bordwell — who, with his wife Kristin Thompson, literally wrote the book(s) on film history — delivers a damning smackdown of James Cameron’s strong-arm tactics in converting the world to digital and 3D. [Observations on film art]

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