Occasional link roundup – Oct. 1-Nov. 10

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:


Then you won’t have to come here first every time.

And now: links!

“About Time” A- [GeekNation]
“A.C.O.D.” B [GeekNation]
“All Is Lost” A- [GeekNation]
“All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” B 
“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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