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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #188: ‘Out of the Furnace,’ ‘Oldboy,’ more

Episode 188: 'Out of the Furnace,' 'Oldboy,' 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' 0:00-5:10 – Introduction; fish sweatshops; it’s going to be a busy season at the movies 5:10-17:00 – “Out of the Furnace” review 17:00-33:00 – “Oldboyâ€...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #186: ‘Frozen,’ ‘Philomena,’ ‘Nebraska,’ more

Episode 187: 'Frozen,' 'Philomena,' 'The Book Thief,' 'Nebraska,' 'Black Nativity,' 'Homefront,' Character Casserole 0:00-5:00 – Introduction; the pronunciation of “Smaug”; Bayer’s weird feet 5:00-13:00 – “Frozen” review 13:00-...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #186: ‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Delivery Man,’ more

Episode 186: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Delivery Man,' 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' 0:00-2:40 – Introduction, banter 2:40-15:40 – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” review 15:40-22:40 – “Delivery Man” review 22:40-32:00...

Movie B.S. audio commentary: ‘Predator’

Have you always wanted to watch the Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Predator" with me and Jeff Bayer? Then I have good news! We recorded an audio commentary for this movie as a reward for one of our Cannes Kickstarter supporters, and we liked it enough t...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #185: ‘Best Man Holiday,’ ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Episode 185: 'The Best Man Holiday,' 'Kill Your Darlings,' Pitch Me 0:00-6:15 – Introduction; iTunes review; a tangent on Bayer’s beers 6:15-19:10 – “The Best Man Holiday” review 19:10-28:25 – “Kill Your Darlings” review 28:...

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...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #184: ‘Thor: The Dark World, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Episode 184: 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' 0:00-5:00 – Introduction, beverages, and this week’s sponsor: The Queens’ Tea, fine purveyor of many teas that you can buy and they will mail them to you. 5:00-15:45 – “Thorâ...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #183: ‘Ender’s Game,’ ’12 Years a Slave,’ more

Episode 183: ‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘Last Vegas,’ ’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘About Time,’ ‘Free Birds’ 0:00-4:05 – Introduction, iTunes review 4:05-17:20 – “Ender’s Game” review 17:20-27:25 – “Last Vegas” review 27:...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #182: ‘The Counselor,’ ‘All Is Lost,’ more

Episode 182: 'The Counselor,’ ‘All Is Lost,’ ‘Zero Charisma,’ ‘Argento’s Dracula,’ Interquel 0:00-4:50 – Introduction, hats, iTunes review 4:50-8:00 – This week’s sponsor: The Inside Mag, where listener Andre Noble has w...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #181: ‘Escape Plan,’ ‘Carrie,’ ‘Fifth Estate’

‘Escape Plan,' 'Carrie,' 'The Fifth Estate,' Character Casserole 0:00-2:05 – Introduction 2:05-3:45 – This week’s sponsor: “Door to Door,” a new comedy webseries at TheBestSeriesEver.com 3:45-15:50 – “Escape Plan” review 1...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #180: ‘Captain Phillips’ and more

‘Captain Phillips,' 'Romeo & Juliet,' 'We Are What We Are,' 'Machete Kills' 0:00-2:45 – Introduction, nonsense 2:45-6:20 – This week’s sponsor: You Look Nice Today Photography. For all your Portland-area photo needs! 6:20-22:45 â...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #179: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Runner Runner,’ Pitch Me

‘Gravity,' 'Runner Runner,' Pitch Me 0:00-2:10 – Introduction 2:10-6:40 – This week’s sponsor: 11th season of LoadingReadyRun, an online sketch series with a good Kickstarter campaign 6:40-17:55 – “Gravity” review 17:55-27:25 ...

Occasional link roundup – Sept. 1-30

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 Aus...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #178: ‘Don Jon,’ ‘Rush,’ Fantastic Fest, more

‘Don Jon,' 'Rush,' 'Enough Said,' more Fantastic Fest 0:00-2:10 – Intro and stuff 2:10-10:25 – “Don Jon” review 10:25-15:00 – “Rush” 15:00-18:10 – “Enough Said” review 18:10-29:45 – QOTW (taboo subjects that could b...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #177: ‘Prisoners,’ Fantastic Fest begins

‘Prisoners,' Fantastic Fest begins 0:00-2:10 – Intro; we’re live at Fantastic Fest; it’s raining 2:10-6:40 – “Machete Kills”; Russ Fischer stops by 6:40-10:00 – “Almost Human,” “The Dirties” 10:00-16:00 – “Prison...

2013 fall TV premiere dates

This is mostly copied from Entertainment Weekly. Shows that aren't real ("Toddlers & Tiaras") or not on real channels (TLC) are omitted out of spite. Asterisks indicate new shows. Mon 9/16 Bones (Fox) Dancing with the Stars (ABC) *Sleepy H...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #176: ‘Riddick,’ ‘Short Term 12,’ Interquel

‘Riddick,' 'Short Term 12,' Interquel 0:00-2:50 – Introduction; iTunes review 2:50-4:15 – This week’s lunch sponsor 4:15-6:00 – Pig War 6:00-19:30 – “Riddick” review 19:30-28:05 – “Short Term 12″ review 28:05-38:50 â...

Don’t miss The Garrens Comedy Troupe 20th Anniversary Reunion Spectacular!

The only worthwhile thing I did my freshman year of college was start The Garrens Comedy Troupe. I had the idea in mind when I got to BYU, and one of my new dorm buddies, Braden Jacobs, helped me get it off the ground. We started it as a campus club,...

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 beaverin...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #175: ‘Getaway,’ ‘Closed Circuit,’ and more

‘Getaway,' 'Closed Circuit,' 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints,' 'Austenland,' 'Drinking Buddies' 0:00-7:25 – Introduction; this week’s sponsor/apology; something about Canada; we didn’t see the One Direction movie 7:25-18:15 – “Getaway...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #174: ‘The World’s End,’ ‘You’re Next,’ more

‘The World’s End,’ ‘You’re Next,’ ‘The Spectacular Now,’ ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ Character Casserole 0:00-4:20 – Introduction; our lunch sponsor: documentary “Hafu” 4:20-15:10 – “The Mortal Ins...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #173: ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ ‘The Butler,’ ‘Paranoia’

Episode 173: 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'The Butler,' 'Paranoia,' final Summer Box Office Challenge update 0:00-5:25 – Introduction; it’s humid today 5:25-7:20 – Our lunch sponsor: The 2 Cents Movie Podcast! It is another movie podcast besides the o...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #172: ‘Elysium,’ ‘We’re the Millers,’ and more

Episode 172: 'Elysium,' 'We're the Millers,' 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,' 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Blackfish,' 'Prince Avalanche' 0:00-5:20 – Introduction; our lunch sponsor: Jones T-shirts is giving away a scholarship! That is cool!; also tang...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #171: ‘2 Guns,’ ‘Maniac,’ Pitch Me

Episode 171: '2 Guns,' 'Maniac,' Pitch Me 0:00-3:50 – Introduction; our lunch sponsor: Marty Reeder, author of young adult fiction. Support his Kickstarter! 3:50-5:50 – Jeff’s beer sponsor 5:50-18:00 – “2 Guns” review 18:00-21:3...

Occasional link roundup – July 8-28

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 allowe...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #170: ‘The Wolverine,’ ‘The To Do List,’ more

Episode 170: 'The Wolverine, 'The To Do List,' 'Fruitvale Station,' Character Casserole 0:00-4:30 – Introduction; our lunch sponsor: Little Dress Up Shop, costumes for kids 4:30-17:45 – “The Wolverine” review 17:45-26:00 – “The T...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #169: ”The Conjuring,’ ‘R.I.P.D.,’ and more

Episode 169: 'The Conjuring,' 'RED 2,' 'R.I.P.D.,' 'Only God Forgives' 0:00-3:40 – Introduction; our middle names 3:40-5:25 – iTunes reviews 5:25-20:50 – “The Conjuring” review 20:50-22:30 – Coincidences! 22:30-29:00 – “RED...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #168: ‘Pacific Rim,’ ‘Grown Ups 2,’ and more

Episode 168: 'Pacific Rim,' 'Grown Ups 2,' 'The Way Way Back' 0:00-2:40 – Introduction; Jeff’s beverage sponsor 2:40-5:40 – iTunes review; passive requests for listener submissions 5:40-24:00 – “Pacific Rim” review 24:00-40:20 â...

Occasional link roundup – June 24-July 7

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 "Despicable Me 2" C- "The East" B "The H...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #167: ‘The Lone Ranger,’ ‘Despicable Me 2’

Episode 167: ‘The Lone Ranger,' 'Despicable Me 2,' Pitch Me 0:00-4:10 – Introduction; it’s our 167th show; no real sponsor or iTunes review this week 4:10-25:50 – “The Lone Ranger” review, including diversions on anachronisms and ...

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

There was a gaggle of women in their fifties sitting behind me at "The Lone Ranger." They LOVED it. The only thing they'd ever seen in their lives that was funnier than "The Lone Ranger" was the trailer for Vince Vaughn's "Delivery Man" that preceded...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #166: ‘The Heat,’ ‘White House Down,’ lots more

Episode 166: ‘White House Down,' 'The Heat,' 'Monsters University,' 'World War Z,' 'Much Ado About Nothing,' 'The Bling Ring' 0:00-2:30 – Introduction; we’re back! 2:30-4:45 – iTunes reviews 4:45-18:50 – “White House Down” revi...

Occasional link roundup – May 26-June 23

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+ "Call Me Kuchu" B+ "The Ki...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #165: ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘This Is the End,’ more

Episode 165: ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘This Is the End,’ Interview with ‘History of Future Folk’ Stars 0:00-1:45 – Introduction 1:45-4:15 – Our lunch sponsor: Excellent musician Mike Masse, aka Mike the Sound Guy 4:15-17:10 – “Man...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #164: ‘The Purge,’ ‘The Internship,’ and more

Episode 164: 'The Purge,' 'The Internship,' 'Sightseers,' 'The Kings of Summer,' 'Violet & Daisy' 0:00-4:00 – Introduction; Jeff has a cold; his drink sponsor 4:00-6:10 – Our lunch sponsor: Jones T-Shirts 6:10-8:15 – iTunes review...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #163: ‘After Earth,’ ‘Now You See Me,’ more

Episode 163: 'After Earth,' 'Now You See Me,' 'Stories We Tell,' and more 0:00-2:40 – Introduction; Jeff’s drink sponsor 2:40-4:15 – Our lunch sponsor: The 5Cast Podcast 4:15-5:50 – iTunes review 5:50-18:30 – “After Earth” rev...

Occasional link roundup – April 28-May 25

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+ "The Great Gatsby" C "The Hangover Part III" D+ "Th...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #162: ‘Hangover III,’ ‘Furious 6,’ ‘Frances Ha’

Episode 162: ‘The Hangover Part III,’ ‘Furious 6,’ ‘Frances Ha,’ and more 0:00-3:50 – Introduction; Jeff’s drink sponsor; iTunes review 3:50-17:15 – “The Hangover Part III” review 17:15-31:15 – “Furious 6″ review...

Occasional link roundup – April 14-27

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 ...

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+ "Admission" C+ "Antiviral" B- "Evil Dead" B "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" ...

Occasional link roundup – March 3-23

Howdy, gang! Wait, that looks wrong. A group of people who could be described as a "gang" would not answer to "howdy." So never mind. I'm going to start over. No, I'm just going to regurgitate some links. "Olympus Has Fallen" B- "The Croods" B- ...

Weekly link roundup – Feb. 17-March 2

A big ol' "thanks, y'all!" to the Oxford (Miss.) Film Festival, which I attended for the fifth time last weekend as a juror. Good times were had. New friends were made. The passive voice was used. In the meantime, here's what I've been up to lately:...

Weekly link roundup – Feb. 10-16

Here are some reviews and other things that I wrote that you can click on with your Internet. "A Good Day to Die Hard" D "Beautiful Creatures" B- "Safe Haven" D "Barbara" B "NO" B+ Snide Remarks: "Get Out of the Way, Idaho," which discu...

Link roundup – Feb. 3-9

A few reviews, a Snide Remarks, an Eric's Bad Movies -- why, it was a week so full of things that you could scarcely ask for more things! "Side Effects" B "Identity Thief" D+ "The Playroom" B+ Eric's Bad Movies: "The Octagon" (1980), starri...

Link roundup – Jan. 13-Feb. 2

January is always a busy month because of Sundance squatting in the second half of it, but this year that busyness was not manifested in my written output. Lots of traveling, administrating, strategizing, and recuperating, but less writing than usual...

Weekly link roundup – Jan. 6-12

Ahh, the first full week of the new year. After all the hustle and bustle of November and December, it feels good to settle back into the regular routine! For exactly one week. And then it's Sundance time. Busy busy! I am busy like, how you say, beav...

All my stuff from the last couple weeks

Happy new year! I hope you're enjoying this "2013" business so far. Here are the end-of-2012 pieces I wrote for you (yes, you specifically): The Best and Worst Movies of 2012 Eric's Media Inventory: What I Watched and Read in 2012 My 'best' film...

My ‘best’ film-related pieces from 2012

Not counting reviews of new releases, I wrote 131 movie-related features for five websites (besides this one) in 2012. Of those, 96 were ongoing columns like Eric's Bad Movies, What's the Big Deal? (R.I.P.), and Re-Views (R.I.P.), to which you'll fin...

The wide releases of 2012: a handy list

Do you go to the movies a lot but have a hard time remembering what you saw? Then here is a convenient list to refresh your memory! It is a list of the 139 movies that 1) opened in the United States in 2012 and 2) played on at least 600 screens. Movi...

Weekly link roundup – Dec. 9-15

Prepare for an onslaught of new movies over the next 10 days or so. In the meantime, there was just one little thing released this weekend... "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" C Eric's Bad Movies: ".com For Murder" (2002), a film about how th...

Weekly link roundup – Nov. 25-Dec. 8

This is two weeks' worth of links, on account of last weekend I was under the weather and felt like bleeeeeeh. Everything should be back on the regular schedule this week. Speaking of which, my Re-Views column is no more, at least for now. I do en...

Snide Remarks flashback: Christmas!

It is Christmastime! I can tell because my head is full of mucus and phlegm, and I'm coughing a lot. In lieu of a new column this week, here are some yuletide offerings from yesteryear that might make your heart glow. (Please consult a doctor if your...

Weekly link roundup – Nov. 18-24

Hey friends! Thanksgiving! Am I right?? Having recently undergone temporary vegetarianism, I was more thankful than ever for the turkey, that noblest of birds, which gives to us of its bounteous breasts on Thanksgiving Day. Also: mashed potatoes!...

Weekly link roundup – Nov. 11-17

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 t...

Weekly link roundup – Oct. 28-Nov. 10

Catching up on the last two weeks' worth of material, including some very important James Bond propaganda that you should be aware of. "Wreck-It Ralph" B "Flight" C+ "This Must Be the Place" D "Skyfall" A- "In Their Skin" B Song: "Randy Ne...

Weekly link roundup – Oct. 21-27

Everybody stay warm and dry this weekend, unless you're an amphibian or one of certain reptiles. Here are some things you can read that have my name at the top of them. "Cloud Atlas" A- "Fun Size" D+ "Fat Kid Rules the World" A- "The Paperboy"...

Snide Remarks flashback: politics (ugh)

Only about a dozen of the 673 "Snide Remarks" columns I've written have been about politics, and most of those were silly rather than partisan. It was never a conscious decision to avoid politics in the column; I've always just written about whatever...

Weekly link roundup – Oct. 14-20

It's getting to be that time of year when I remind you that when you shop at Amazon.com, a small percentage of your purchase can be redirected out of Amazon.com's pocket and into mine. It costs you nothing and requires almost no effort! More details ...

Weekly link roundup – Oct. 7-13

I had a flurry of creativity Thursday night after seeing the Internet's reactions to the vice-presidential debate, and I slapped together a folk song called "Big Joe Biden" that explores the mythical figure's larger-than-life persona. You can listen ...

Weekly link roundup – Sept. 23-Oct.6

There wasn't any fanfare or ritual sacrifice to accompany it, but in the last several weeks I start writing for Pajiba and Twitch, two movie sites staffed by cool people. I'm doing a weekly column, New to Me, for Pajiba that basically serves the same...

Weekly link roundup – Sept. 16-22

I'm at Fantastic Fest, the genre festival hosted and programmed by Austin's Alamo Drafthouse, which happens to be the world's best movie theater. Fantastic Fest is basically a full week of the movies that play in most fests' "midnight" sections: horr...

Weekly link roundup – Sept. 9-15

I wrote all of these things for you (yes, YOU, specifically). "Resident Evil: Retribution" D "Sleepwalk with Me" B+ "Cosmopolis" C Eric's Bad Movies: "Wishmaster" (1997). Wes Craven "presents" (i.e., puts his name on) this lame genre flick a...

Weekly link roundup – Sept. 2-8

This week marked the long-prophesied (2 1/2 months) return of Snide Remarks, and I guess some other things as well. Here's everything with my name on it that I could find on the Internet® this week. New movie reviews: "The Words" D+ "The Cold...

2012 fall TV premiere dates

Gentlemen, start your DVRs! This list is mostly copied from Entertainment Weekly, verified as much as was convenient. New shows are marked with an asterisk. Please watch responsibly. Mon 9/10 *The New Normal (NBC; hereafter on Tuesdays) The Voic...

Why I got rid of comments on my site*

(*Mostly.) This has been brewing in my brain for a while, and now I have taken the plunge. No more posting comments on movie reviews at EricDSnider.com! I have decreed it, with a decree! Here are the reasons why.

Weekly link roundup – Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Greetings from Telluride! I say that because that is where I am right now. Specifically, I'm at the Telluride Film Festival. But this town is so beautiful that it's a waste of beauty to come here and then sit indoors all day watching movies. Film fes...

Weekly link roundup – Aug. 19-25

It was a rather light week, but here's what I have for you to insert in your Internet eye sockets. "Premium Rush" B+ Eric's Bad Movies: "King of the Camp" (2008). The Canadian rip-off of "High School Musical" is about as good as you would expec...

Weekly link roundup – Aug. 12-18

Here's everything that smelled like Eric D. Snider this week! "Hope Springs" B+ "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" C "ParaNorman" B "Sparkle" D+ Eric's Bad Movies: "Chill Factor" (1999). Cuba Gooding Jr. and Skeet Ulrich in a "Speed"-inspired ...

Update on this ‘Eric D. Snider’ person

Happy August to you! And to my friends in Australia, happy February! (I think that is how that works.) Just a quick update to let you know what's happening at the factory where "Eric D. Snider" is produced. First: Thank you to everyone who made th...

The deal with that Rotten Tomatoes thing

So here's what happened. This is the short version. I think it's funny when people post angry comments on one-sentence excerpts from reviews on Rotten Tomatoes without reading the actual reviews. What could be more useless than a response not to a...

Help me write 50 ‘Snide Remarks’ columns

"Snide Remarks" used to be nothing more than a dumb weekly column that I wrote for my college newspaper. That was in 1997. Today, it has grown into a dumb weekly column that I write for the Internet! Like you, I marvel at how far we have come. But...

What’s to become of Snide Remarks?

Greetings, friends! 'Tis I, fictional Internet character Eric D. Snider! I would like to update you on what is happening in the realm of Snide Remarks, the weekly column I write in the English language for people who can read English. A while back...

Fundraiser for 13-year-old Miriam

This is Miriam. She's 13 and lives in Utah. In August, she is going to have brain surgery. A malformation of blood vessels in her noggin, probably growing since birth, recently began to cause seizures. The doctors have concluded that surgery is neces...

Biweekly link roundup – May 14-27

My first trip to the Cannes Film Festival was even more amazing and exhausting than I thought it would be, and I thought it would be pretty amazing and exhausting. Bayer and I did seven episodes of "Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider" while we were the...

Weekly link roundup – May 7-13

Bon voyage, me! I'm leaving Monday night for the Cannes Film Festival, located in far-away "France"! Very excited about this, as I've never been to this festival (or even this country) before. My podcast cohost Jeff Bayer and I will be doing daily sh...

Here is some good advice for everyone

You know I don't like to get too serious, or too religious (or too anything, really), but I heard this talk a few weeks ago, and it stuck with me. I thought: YES. I agree with these things. We would all be a lot happier if we lived like this. This is...

Weekly link roundup – April 30-May 6

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: "The Avengers" B+ "Bernie" B "Headhunters" B+ * * * * * MOVIE COLUMNS: Eric's Bad Movies: "Ringmaster" (1998), starring Jerry Springer as a Jerry Springer-like TV personality with a show called "Jerry." Re-Views: ...

Weekly link roundup – April 16-29

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 M...

Weekly link roundup – April 9-15

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: "Blue Like Jazz" C "Bully" B "The Cabin in the Woods" A "The Three Stooges" C * * * * * MOVIE COLUMNS: Eric's Bad Movies: "House on Haunted Hill" (1999), starring Geoffrey Rush, Taye Diggs, and Chris Kattan. So you k...

The ol’ link roundup – March 26-April 8

Programming change! I'm pleased to report that I've launched a new column at Film.com: My Shame List, in which I finally watch all the movies that I'm embarrassed not to have already seen. The first entry is "Schindler's List" (yes, I'd never seen "S...

Michele Schalin is a plagiarist

Michele Schalin is a forty-something woman who lives in or near Austin, Texas, where she owns a web-design company, hosts a weekly Internet TV show (this you gotta see), and writes film reviews for her website, The Movie Junkies. Well, that's misl...

Eric’s Bad Movies needs suggestions

I write a column called Eric's Bad Movies every week at Film.com. The premise is that I watch a bad movie and then make fun of it. It's not very complicated. But finding bad movies to write about can be tricky. That's where you come in! It's time ...

Link roundup for the last few weeks

March has been a busy month for me, with a trip to Austin for the South By Southwest Film Festival, thence to Houston to visit friends, thence to a private hospital in Zurich for a few "procedures." The last one of these link roundups I posted was Ma...

Weekly link roundup – Feb. 25-March 2

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: "The Lorax" (C+) "Project X" (D-) "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" (B) * * * * * MOVIE COLUMNS: Eric's Bad Movies: "Tentacles" (1977), starring John Huston, Shelley Winters, Shelley Winters' giant hat, and an oc...

Weekly link roundup – Feb. 18-24

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: "Wanderlust" (B+) "Act of Valor" (D+) "Gone" (D-) * * * * * MOVIE COLUMNS: Eric's Bad Movies: "Bulletproof" (1996), starring Adam Sandler and one of the Wayanseses. What's the Big Deal?: "American Graffiti" (1973)...

Please help send Movie B.S. to Cannes!

As you may know, I am the cohost of a weekly podcast called "Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider." I'm the Snider part; my friend and colleague Jeff Bayer is the Bayer part. (It took a while to settle on those roles, but we're happy with the way it turn...

Weekly link roundup – Feb. 11-17

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" (C-) "This Means War" (D+) * * * * * MOVIE COLUMNS: What's the Big Deal?: "Ben-Hur" (1959), full of chariots, slave ships, Christian allegories, and Charlton Heston. Re-Views: "Sp...

Weekly link roundup – Feb. 4-10

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: "Safe House" (C) "The Vow" (C) "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" (C+) * * * * * MOVIE COLUMNS: Eric's Bad Movies: "The Dungeonmaster" (1984), featuring neither dungeons nor masters. Re-Views: "Masked and Anonymou...

The state of Snide Remarks address

My fellow Internet users, I am pleased to stand before you this evening to present the annual state of Snide Remarks address, which has never happened before and isn't even really a "thing." It has been 11 months since the new batch of Kickstarter...

Link roundup for the last couple weeks

Excuse me, waiter, you brought out the February too early. I wasn't finished with my January yet! No, it's OK, not a big deal. I'm just saying. Anyway, here's everything that's happened in the last couple weeks, linkwise. SUNDANCE: At Film Scho...

Weekly link roundup – Jan. 7-13

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (A-) "Joyful Noise" (C-) "Contraband," which has to do with Marky Mark taping drugs to his chest and sneaking them somewhere, or something like that, was screened at the same time as "Joyful No...

Randy Newman’s title song from the movie ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’

Since "We Need to Talk About Kevin" is a very serious and harrowing movie, I thought it would be funny if it had a jaunty, shufflin', New Orleans-y theme song by Randy Newman. This is what I came up with. Being a huge fan of Randy Newman, his olde...

Weekly link roundup – Jan. 1-6

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: "The Iron Lady" (B-) "The Devil Inside" (F) "Pariah" (B) "Angels Crest" (B) "Roadie" (C+) * * * * * MOVIE COLUMNS: Eric's Bad Movies: "Double Dragon" (1994), which was the second video game movie ever made and help...

Link roundup for the last couple weeks

Here's everything you might have missed in the second half of December, along with all my end-of-the-year stuff. END-OF-THE-YEAR STUFF: The Best and Worst Movies of 2011. Plus miscellaneous data. Eric's Media Inventory. What I watched and read...

My ‘best’ film-related pieces from 2011

Here is a pile of links to some of my one-off movie columns from this year that you might find "funny" or "interesting" or "not very long." Except as noted, all of these were for Film.com, where my editor, Laremy, is nearly always responsible for com...

All the wide releases of 2011

Do you like lists of things? Then here is one! It is a list of the 141 movies that 1) opened in the United States in 2011 and 2) played on at least 600 screens. Movies that opened smaller but eventually got to 600 screens are included, as long as the...

Weekly link roundup – Dec. 10-16

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" (B+) "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" (B-) "Young Adult" (B) "The Sitter" (D+) * * * * * MOVIE COLUMNS: Eric's Bad Movies: "Hunk" (1987), about a dweeb who sells his soul ...

Help defeat my friend’s evil kidney

Dawn Taylor was the first new friend I made when I moved to Portland in 2005. We'd had some Internet interactions before that through our membership in the Online Film Critics Society, but we didn't meet in person until she sat next to me at the "Fan...

Weekly link roundup – Dec. 3-9

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: "New Year's Eve" (D-) "Shame" (B) "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (C+) "I Melt with You" (D) "Hugo" (B+) "Melancholia" (B-) * * * * * MOVIE COLUMNS: Eric's Bad Movies: "Under the Cherry Moon" (1986), starring Prince,...

Weekly link roundup – Nov. 26-Dec. 2

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: There aren't any movies this week, because Hollywood has forsaken us. Maybe you should think about what you did wrong. * * * * * MOVIE COLUMNS: Eric's Bad Movies: "Steel Dawn" (1987), a dull post-apocalyptic Western in ...
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