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 the Snide Remarks Kickstarter campaign a success! The next batch of 50 columns will start on Tuesday, Sept. 4. I’ll be in touch with those of you who earned rewards with your contributions. We had 227 donors totaling $6,222, for an average pledge of $27.41. The actual pledges ranged from $1 to $400. My thanks to one and all!
There have been some behind-the-scenes changes this summer. The main outlet I was freelancing for, Film.com, was sold to new owners back in May. This was followed by a period of uncertainty as to whether (and how much) the new bosses wanted me to write for the site. A weekly column I had just started, My Shame List, got axed in the transition, but Re-Views and Eric’s Bad Movies remain, and I’m still doing one-off features for them more or less weekly.
Meanwhile, I’m still writing movie reviews here and occasionally at Movies.com and in City Weekly, and talking about them with my voice on the “Movie B.S. with Bayer & Snider” podcast. Soon I will start a new weekly column at another movie website, too, which I’ll tell you more about when the time comes.
My little roundup of links that I used to do every weekend has been on hiatus while I’ve been sorting stuff out and doing summertime things, but I want to get back in the habit. Here’s everything with my name on it from the last fortnight or so. As always, thanks for pointing your Internet at my words.
Eric’s Bad Movies: “Double Trouble” (1992)
Eric’s Bad Movies: “The Mod Squad” (1999)
Re-Views: “Small Time Crooks” (2000)
Re-Views: “Bad Boys II” (2003)
Happy Anniversary to 1987, the Worst Year in Film History
The Aurora Tragedy: Have We Found Every Way to Exploit It?
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