Occasional link roundup – July 29-Aug. 31


    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” C 
    “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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