Occasional link roundup – March 24-April 13


    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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