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Everything I wrote in 2013 that wasn’t a movie review

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

My thanks to the outlets that employed me and the many fine editors who dealt with me this year!

- Film.com (David Ehrlich and Brooke Tarnoff)
- Movies.com (Erik Davis and Peter S. Hall)
- GeekNation (Ben Pearson)
- Twitch (Peter A. Martin and Ryland Aldrich)
- About.com: World/Independent Film (Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth)
- City Weekly (Scott Renshaw)

 

Snide Remarks
(Many more in 2014, I promise!)

“Anti-Anti-Semitism”: Hating Jews seems like a lot of work
“Low-Capacity Magazines”: Another lesson in gossip interpretation
“Jamaican Me Crazy”: Adventures in getting offended by proxy
“Get Out of the Way, Idaho”: Strict regulation of minor infractions
“Empty Pockets”: Air travel means giving up on everything
“What I Think About What You Think”: Well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man
“Spring Breaking Point”: Relax and get aggravated at the movies!
“Correction News Network”: CNN clarifies some of its prior coverage
“Truth Decay”: Why I’m voting against fluoridated water
“Supermania!”: A refresher course on the Man of Steel
“Proud Fathers”: What would the Framers think of us now?
“The Surly Urban Juror”: Doing one’s civic duty, civilly or not
“The End of All Things”: Our society has gotten too permissive
“Requiem for a Geo”: A surprise ending for a beloved old car


Eric’s Bad Movies

“The Curse” (1987)
“The Wraith” (1986)
“The Octagon” (1980)
“Setup” (2011)
“A Talking Cat!?!” (2013)
“Land of Doom” (1986)
“Mr. Hush” (2011)
“Lords of the Street” (2008)
“Casablanca” (1942) (for April Fool’s Day)
“Chain Reaction” (1996)
“Barney’s Great Adventure” (1998)
“C.H.O.M.P.S.” (1979)
“Sudden Death” (1995)
“Misbegotten” (1998)
“Sasquatch” (2002)
“Suburban Commando” (1991)
“Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” (2011)
“The Freedom of Silence” (2011)
“Battlefield Earth” (2000)
“Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn” (1983)
“Silent Hill: Revelation” (2012)
“Shakma” (1990)
“Dracula 3000″ (2004)
“The Devil Within Her” (1975)
“BloodRayne: The Third Reich” (2010)
“Dinosaur Island” (1994)
“Munchie” (1992)
“Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls” (2008)
“Dead in the Water” (2002)
“The Quest” (1996)
“Hammer of the Gods” (2013)
“A Demon in My View” (1991)
“The Skulls III” (2004)
“House at the End of the Street” (2012)
“A Dennis the Menace Christmas” (2007)


Pitch Meetings

The Pitch Meeting for “Peeples”
The Pitch Meeting for “The Lone Ranger”
The Pitch Meeting for “R.I.P.D.”
The Pitch Meeting for “Last Vegas”


You’re Old

(In which films are revisited upon the anniversary of their release, with accompanying historical data from that weekend)

“Army of Darkness” (20th)
“Lethal Weapon” (26th; we went back to round-number milestones after this)
“Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” (30th)
“Indecent Proposal” and “The Sandlot” (20th; same weekend!)
“Deep Impact” (15th)
“The Matrix Reloaded” (10th)
“Big” (25th)
“Last Action Hero” (20th)
“Jaws 3D” (30th)
“The Fugitive” (20th)
“The Last Temptation of Christ” (25th)
“Mrs. Doubtfire” (20th)
Gus Van Sant’s “Psycho” (15th)


Miscellaneous movie columns

Hollywood’s New Year’s Resolutions
Why Are the “Django Unchained” Action Figures Offensive?
Zombie Boyfriends: “Warm Bodies” vs. “My Boyfriend’s Back”
Top 5/Bottom 5: Steven Soderbergh’s Movies
The Great Debate: “Casablanca” vs. “Gone with the Wind” (featuring Corey Atad)
“Snitch,” Guns in Movies, and Why Hollywood Can’t Shoot Straight
The 8 Most Memorable Premieres in SXSW History
The Great Debate: SXSW vs. Sundance (featuring Rob Hunter)
The 8 Most Annoying Movie Marketing Tactics
Interview: David Zucker on How Spoofs Have Changed from “Airplane!” to “Scary Movie 5″
What Is a “Cinemascore”?
Why Can’t We Let Filmmakers Tell Stories on Their Own Terms?
How “Man of Steel” Is Better Than “Superman Returns” (and Vice Versa)
“The Butler” Lawsuit and 7 Pairs of Movies That Shared a Title Without Anyone Suing About It
The 2013 Summer Movie Quiz
The Steep Decline of Sketch-Comedy from “Kentucky Fried Movie” to “Movie 43″ and “InAPPropriate Comedy”
“The Butler” Box Office and Political Agendas
25 Reasons to See “Ender’s Game”
20 Reasons to See “Escape Plan”
We Asked a Telekinetic Teenage Girl with a Crazy Mother to Fact-Check “Carrie”
The Movies of 2013: The Miscellaneous, Random, and Very Important Data (with assistance from Will Goss)
2013 Film Titles: A Dramatic Reading

Occasional link roundup – Oct. 1-Nov. 10

Monday, November 11th, 2013

First, a holiday tradition…

With the Unspecified Holiday Season now upon us, you have perhaps wondered, “How can my gift shopping benefit Eric D. Snider?” And the answer lies in the Amazon affiliate program.

Whenever you’re going to buy something from Amazon.com, come here to EricDSnider.com first. Under the “Buy Stuff” tab at the top of the page, choose “Shop on Amazon.com.” You’ll be taken to Amazon’s home page, just like normal — except that now there is code hidden in it that will result in a small commission for me on everything you buy in that session.

It’s not a huge amount of money, but it helps cover the web-hosting fees, and it pays the salaries of the Laotian children who work in my sweatshop. And hey, you’re shopping at Amazon anyway, so why not?

P.S. If you have Amazon bookmarked in your browser, replace the bookmarked URL with this one:

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And now: links!

“About Time” A- [GeekNation]
“A.C.O.D.” B [GeekNation]
“All Is Lost” A- [GeekNation]
“All the Boys Love Mandy Lane”
“Argento’s Dracula” F
“Blue Caprice” B+ [About.com]
“Blue Is the Warmest Color” B [About.com]
“Carrie” B [Twitch]
“Ender’s Game” C [Film.com]
“Escape from Tomorrow” B- [About.com]
“Escape Plan” B- [GeekNation]
“Go for Sisters” B [Twitch]
“Gravity” B+
“Haunter” B [Twitch]
“Romeo & Juliet” C
“Thor: The Dark World” C- 
“Zero Charisma” B [About.com]

Eric’s Bad Movies #238: ‘Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls’ (2008) — Indiana Jones rip-off. [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #239: ‘Dead in the Water’ (2002) — Wealthy brats turn on each other on a yacht. [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #240: ‘The Quest’ (1996) — Jean-Claude Van Damme is an old-timey pickpocket who becomes the world’s greatest fighter. [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #241: ‘Hammer of the Gods’ (2013) — Vikings and Saxons kill one another. [Film.com]

Eric’s Movie Column: We Asked a Telekinetic Teenage Girl with a Crazy Mother to Fact-Check ‘Carrie’ [Film.com]
Eric’s Movie Column: The Pitch Meeting for ‘Last Vegas’ [Film.com]
Misc: 25 Reasons to See ‘Ender’s Game’ [Movies.com]
Misc: Every Reason You Need to Go See ‘Escape Plan’ [Movies.com]

Snide Remarks #692: “Requiem for a Geo” – A surprise ending for a beloved old friend.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #179: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Runner Runner,’ a game of Pitch Me [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #180: ‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Romeo & Juliet’ ‘We Are What We Are,’ ‘Machete Kills’ [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #181: ‘Escape Plan,’ ‘Carrie,’ ‘The Fifth Estate,’ a game of Character Casserole [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #182: ‘The Counselor,’ ‘All Is Lost,’ ‘Zero Charisma,’ ‘Argento’s Dracula,’ a game of Interquel [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #183: ‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘Last Vegas,’ ’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘About Time,’ ‘Free Birds’ [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #184: ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ [MovieBS]

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Occasional link roundup – Sept. 1-30

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Hello! Your old pal Eric here, checking in with a status update!

September was a whirling tornado of adventure for me, with the Garrens Comedy Troupe 20th Anniversary Reunion Spectacular (a video is in the works), followed closely by a trip to Austin for Fantastic Fest, followed immediately by a visit to my ancestral homeland of Lake Elsinore, Calif., for my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary.

All three activities were wonderful, and I’m grateful to have been part of them. I loved seeing so many semi-distinct groups of people — my Utah friends, my comedy friends, my movie-blogger friends, and my family — all in such a short period of time, and to hug them and laugh with them and playfully punch a few of them in the crotch. That being said, I was on the road 16 out of 30 days in September, which is too much for me, and all my normal routines and work habits were knocked out of whack. Doing those terrific things meant not doing some of the things I usually do, including most of the things I do for a “living.”

Long story short: I’m glad to be nesting in my Portland hobbit hole again, and glad for a new month with no impending trips or distractions, and eager to get back into the swing of things. In the meantime, here’s what I did manage to write in September.

“C.O.G.” C [About.com]
“Don Jon” B+ [Geek Nation]
“Prisoners” B- [Geek Nation]
“Riddick” B- [Twitch]
“Short Term 12″ A- [About.com]
“A Single Shot” B [About.com]

Fantastic Fest:
“Detektiv Downs” B [Twitch]
“Goldberg & Eisenberg” B- [Twitch]
“Grand Piano” B [Twitch]

Eric’s Bad Movies #236: “Dinosaur Island” (1994) — An uncharted isle inhabited by sexy ladies and dinosaurs [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #237: “Munchie” (1992) — Dom DeLuise voices a magical monster who “helps” a kid [Film.com]

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #176 (9/6): “Riddick,” “Short Term 12,” Interquel [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #177 (9/20): “Prisoners,” Fantastic Fest [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #178 (9/27): “Don Jon,” “Rush,” “Enough Said,” Fantastic Fest [MovieBS]

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Occasional link roundup – July 29-Aug. 31

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Whoa! It’s been a month since I did one of these! There’s a lot to catch up on. Do you Utah residents know about The Garrens Comedy Troupe 20th Anniversary Reunion Spectacular! taking place on Sept. 14 at BYU?? It is a real thing! We’ve been beavering away on it all summer, and it’s going to be sooooo much fun. Please come watch us!

“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” B [About.com]
“Austenland” D+ [Twitch]
“The Butler” C+ [Twitch]
“Closed Circuit” C+
“Drinking Buddies” B+ [Twitch]
“Elysium”
“Europa Report” B [About.com]
“Getaway” D
“Kick-Ass 2″ D [Twitch]
“Maniac” C [About.com]
“Paranoia” C-
“Passion” C+ [City Weekly]
“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” C+ [Twitch]
“Prince Avalanche” B [Twitch]
“The Spectacular Now” B [About.com]
“We’re the Millers” B- [Twitch]
“The World’s End” B+
“You’re Next” B+

Eric’s Bad Movies #233: ‘Dracula 3000′ (2004) — On a spaceship, co-starring Coolio! [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #234: ‘The Devil Within Her’ (1975) — In which a stripper is cursed by a dwarf to have a demon baby [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #235: ‘BloodRayne: The Third Reich’ (2010) — Nazis, vampires, and Clint Howard [Film.com]

Snide Remarks #691: “The End of All Things” — Our society has gotten too permissive

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #171 (8/2): ’2 Guns,’ ‘Maniac,’ Pitch Me [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #172 (8/9): ‘Elysium,’ ‘We’re the Millers,’ ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Blackfish,’ ‘Prince Avalanche’ [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #173 (8/16): ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ ‘The Butler,’ ‘Paranoia,’ final Summer Box Office Challenge update [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #174 (8/23): ‘The World’s End,’ ‘You’re Next,’ ‘The Spectacular Now,’ ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ Character Casserole [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #175 (8/30): [MovieBS]

You’re Old: ‘The Fugitive’ Came Out 20 Years Ago This Week — Aug. 6, 1993 [Movies.com]
You’re Old: ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ Came Out 25 Years Ago This Week — Aug. 12, 1988 [Movies.com]

Eric’s Movie Column: The Steep Decline in Sketch-Comedy Movies from ‘Kentucky Fried Movie’ to ‘Movie 43′ and ‘InAPPropriate Comedy’ — It’s a pretty serious drop-off [Film.com]
Eric’s Movie Column: ‘The Butler’ Box Office and Political Agendas — You can’t twist the facts to be how you like ‘em [Film.com]
Eric’s Movie Column: The 2013 Summer Movie Quiz! — How close were you paying attention? [Film.com]

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Occasional link roundup – July 8-28

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Oh, hi. Remember that Rotten Tomatoes thing a year ago? Good news! They have forgiven me! I’m now back in full fellowship, a member in good standing, permitted to enter the private inner Tomato sanctum, etc. The only condition is that I am not allowed to do any more shenanigans. Which is fine; I’m really more of a hijinks guy anyway.

“Byzantium” B [About.com]
“The Conjuring” B+ [Twitch]
“Fruitvale Station” B- [About.com]
“Grown Ups 2″ F [Twitch]
“Only God Forgives” B- [About.com]
“Pacific Rim” B
“R.I.P.D.” C
“Sightseers” B
“The To Do List” C+ [Twitch]
“The Way Way Back” B [About.com]
“The Wolverine” C+

Eric’s Bad Movies #231: “Silent Hill: Revelation” (2012) — The terrible sequel to a less-terrible movie [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #232: “Shakma” (1990) — Featuring a killer baboon! [Film.com]

You’re Old: ‘Jaws 3-D’ Came Out 30 Years Ago This Week
— And life was never the same again [Movies.com]

The ‘Butler’ Lawsuit and 7 Pairs of Movies That Shared a Title Without Anyone Suing About It — Same name, different movie [Film.com]
The Pitch Meeting for ‘R.I.P.D.’ — Another verbatim transcript [Film.com]

Snide Remarks #690: “The Surly Urban Juror” — Doing one’s civic duty, civilly or otherwise

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #168 (7/12): ‘Pacific Rim,’ ‘Grown Ups 2,’ ‘The Way Way Back’ [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #169 (7/19): ‘The Conjuring,’ ‘RED 2,’ R.I.P.D.,’ ‘Only God Forgives’ [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #170 (7/26): ‘The Wolverine,’ ‘The To Do List,’ ‘Fruitvale Station,’ Character Casserole [MovieBS]

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Occasional link roundup – June 24-July 7

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Happy early July to you! I hope you’re having a splendid summer and are not  freaking out because it’s practically halfway over and it will be Labor Day before you know it. Cheers!

“The Bling Ring” C [About.com]
“Despicable Me 2″ C- [Twitch]
“The East” B [About.com]
“The Heat” B+ [Twitch]
“The History of Future Folk” B+ [About.com]
“The Lone Ranger” D+
“White House Down” B

Eric’s Bad Movies #229: “Battlefield Earth” (2000) — It took 13 years to muster the strength to watch it again [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #230: “Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn” (1983) — Warning: does not feature the destruction of Jared-Syn [Film.com]

The Pitch Meeting for ‘The Lone Ranger’ — Verbatim transcript! [Film.com]

All the Things That the Fiftysomething White Lady Behind Me Said Aloud During ‘The Lone Ranger’ — An exhaustive survey

Snide Remarks #689: “Proud Fathers” — What would the Founders think of us now?

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #166 (6/28): ‘White House Down,’ ‘The Heat,’ ‘Monsters University,’ ‘World War Z,’ ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ ‘The Bling Ring’ [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #167 (7/5): ‘The Lone Ranger,’ ‘Despicable Me 2,’ Pitch Me

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Occasional link roundup – May 26-June 23

Monday, June 24th, 2013

From the last few weeks: 11 movie reviews, 4 Eric’s Bad Movies columns, a Snide Remarks, a couple You’re Old columns, some podcasts, plus other things and also more things, and stuff.

“After Earth” C
“The Attack” B+ [Twitch]
“Call Me Kuchu” B+ [Twitch]
“The Kings of Summer” B [About.com]
“Man of Steel” B-
“Monsters University” B [Twitch]
“Much Ado About Nothing” B [About.com]
“Now You See Me” C [Twitch]
“The Purge” B- [Twitch]
“This Is the End” B
“World War Z” C+

Eric’s Bad Movies #225: “Sasquatch” (aka “The Untold”) (2011) — Lance Henriksen pursues the legendary creature. [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #226: “Suburban Commando” (1991) — Hulk Hogan is a bald, long-haired space alien. [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #227: “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” (2011) — In which former Superman Brandon Routh tries something else. [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies #228: “The Freedom of Silence” (2011) — In the future, Christianity is outlawed! [Film.com]

Eric’s Movie Column: How “Man of Steel” Is Better Than “Superman Returns” — and Vice Versa — A careful examination of the facts (i.e., opinions). [Film.com]

Snide Remarks #688: “Supermania!” — A refresher course on the Man of Steel

You’re Old: “Big” Came Out 25 Years Ago — June 3, 1988. [Movies.com]
You’re Old: “Last Action Hero” Came Out 20 Years Ago — June 18, 1993. [Movies.com]

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #163 (5/31): “After Earth,” “Now You See Me,” “Stories We Tell,” Character Casserole. [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #164 (6/7): “The Purge,” “The Internship,” “The Kings of Summer,” “Sightseers,” “Violet & Daisy.” [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #165 (6/14): “Man of Steel,” “This Is the End,” “Before Midnight,” “The History of Future Folk” (including interview with the stars). [MovieBS]

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Occasional link roundup – April 28-May 25

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Hello! Let us celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in the traditional fashion by listing everything we’ve written online in the last few weeks.

“Frances Ha” A-
“Furious 6″ C
“Gimme the Loot” B+ [About.com]
“The Great Gatsby” C [Twitch]
“The Hangover Part III” D+ [Twitch]
“The Iceman” C-
“Iron Man 3″ B+
“Mud” B+
“An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” B [About.com]
“The Reluctant Fundamentalist” B- [About.com]
“Star Trek Into Darkness” B-
“Stories We Tell” B+ [About.com]

Eric’s Bad Movies: “C.H.O.M.P.S.” (1979) — Family comedy about a robot dog that is also a burglar alarm, sort of. [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies: “Sudden Death” (1995) — Jean-Claude Van Damme fights terrorism with hockey. [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies: “Misbegotten” (1998) — Surrogate mother stalked by her sperm donor, who is tragically Kevin Dillon. [Film.com]

Eric’s Movie Column: The Pitch Meeting for “Peeples” — Hidden microphones reveal the startling truth behind Tyler Perry’s latest presentation. [Film.com]
Eric’s Movie Column: Why Can’t We Let Filmmakers Tell Their Stories on Their Own Terms? — Quit with the “scoops” and let us just watch the movies. [Film.com]

Snide Remarks #687: “Truth Decay” — Why I’m voting against fluoridated water. (Can you believe this was even a controversy?)

You’re Old: “Deep Impact” Came Out 15 Years Ago.
A look back at the week of May 8, 1998. [Movies.com]
You’re Old: “The Matrix Reloaded” Came Out 10 Years Ago. And then a look back at May 15, 2003. [Movies.com]

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #159 (5/3):
“Iron Man 3,” “Gimme the Loot,” the start of the summer box office challenge. [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #160 (5/10): “The Great Gatsby,” “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” “Aftershock,” Character Casserole. [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #161 (5/17): “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “At Any Price,” “The Iceman,” Pitch Me. [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #162 (5/24): “The Hangover Part III,” “Furious 6,” “Frances Ha.” [MovieBS]

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Occasional link roundup – April 14-27

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

I’m doing a new column at Film.com! Sort of. Basically, instead of doing one-off features like I’ve been doing, they’ll be gathered under a heading: “Eric D. Snider’s Movie Column.” It took us a long time to come up with that. The first one is about CinemaScore: what it is, what it wants from us, whether it can hurt us, etc.

Eric’s Bad Movies is still a thing, of course. This is separate from that, a weekly-ish repository for me to write about whatever film-related things are on my mind, without being restricted by a particular topic or format. I might even be able to sneak an occasional Re-View in there…

“Pain & Gain” C [Twitch]
“Oblivion” C+
“My Brother the Devil” B+ [About.com]
“To the Wonder” C- [About.com]
“At Any Price” B+ [Twitch]
“The Angels’ Share” B+

Eric D. Snider’s Movie Column: What Is a ‘CinemaScore’? — Breaking down the audience polling service [Film.com]

Eric’s Bad Movies: “Barney’s Great Adventure” (1998) — Terrifying prehistoric monster visits children [Film.com]
Eric’s Bad Movies: “Chain Reaction” (1996) — Keanu Reeves solves the world’s energy problems [Film.com]

Snide Remarks #686: “Correction News Network” — CNN clarifies some of its earlier coverage

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #157 (4/19) — “Oblivion,” “Room 237,” “Lords of Salem,” “Upstream Color,” “The Company You Keep” [MovieBS]
Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #158 (4/26) — “Pain & Gain,” “Mud,” “To the Wonder,” “Arthur Newman,” “NO,” “The Angels’ Share” [MovieBS]

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Occasional link roundup – March 24-April 13

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Here is a fragrant, florid pile of links to things I’ve written in the last few weeks, both here and at other sites. Please to read them, won’t we?

Movie reviews:

“42″ C+ [Twitch]
“Admission” C+
“Antiviral” B-
“Evil Dead” B
“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” C
“The Place Beyond the Pines” B+ [About.com]
“Room 237″ C+
“Scary Movie 5″ F [Twitch]
“Simon Killer” B- [About.com]
“Stoker” B+ [About.com]
“Upstream Color” B+
“Wrong” B

Other things and/or stuff:

___Snide Remarks #684: “What I Think About What You Think” — Opinions, and the people who have them.
___Snide Remarks #685: “Spring Breaking Point” — Relax and get aggravated at the movies!

___Eric’s Bad Movies: “Casablanca” (1942). I tried something a little different. [Film.com]
___Eric’s Bad Movies: “Lords of the Street” (2008), starring Kris Kristofferson, DMX, and a guy who isn’t DMX. [Film.com]

___The 8 Most Annoying Movie Marketing Tactics. From character posters to six-second teasers. [Film.com]

___Interview: David Zucker. On how spoofs have changed from “Airplane!” (which he co-wrote and directed) to “Scary Movie 5″ (which he co-wrote and produced). [Film.com]

___You’re Old: “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” Came Out 30 Years Ago. A sketchy visit to April 1, 1983. [Movies.com]
___You’re Old: “Indecent Proposal” and “The Sandlot” Came Out 20 Years Ago This Week. What a strange double feature that was on April 9, 1993.

___Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #154 (3/29). “G.I. Retaliation,” “Admission,” “Ginger & Rosa,” Pitch Me, and more. [MovieBS]
___Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #155 (4/5). “Evil Dead,” “Reality,” “Jurassic Park 3D,” personal memories of Roger Ebert, and more and more. [MovieBS]
___Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #156 (4/12). “42,” “Trance,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “The Sapphires,” “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” Character Casserole, and more and more and more. [MovieBS]

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