The ol’ link roundup – March 26-April 8


Programming change! I’m pleased to report that I’ve launched a new column at 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 “Schindler’s List” until last Monday), and the inaugural column goes into more detail about how and why I chose these particular movies. Do enjoy, won’t you?

My Shame List makes its debut a week after the final installment of What’s the Big Deal?, which had run its course. I’d hit all the likely targets for the column and was starting to feel a little stagnant. Also, it was really labor-intensive, and I never felt like I had enough time to do it right. Should have been a bi-weekly column rather than weekly. Anyway, I did 99 of them and figured that was a good place to stop.


“American Reunion” C-
“Intruders” C
“Mirror Mirror” B
“Wrath of the Titans” C-

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Eric’s Bad Movies: “Color of Night” (1994), starring Bruce Willis as a color-blind psychiatrist.
Eric’s Bad Movies: “Spellcaster” (1992), starring a VJ, a video vixen, and Adam Ant.

Re-Views: “Series 7: The Contenders” (2001), one of the early parodies of reality TV.
Re-Views: “Remember the Titans” (2000), a film whose feel-goodness overwhelmed me the first time I saw it.

What’s the Big Deal?: “The Deer Hunter” (1978), about Vietnam and Russian roulette. (This is the last edition of this column, as explained above.)

My Shame List: “Schindler’s List” (1993).

Things the Avengers Theoretically Would Not Assemble For: An exhaustive list.

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