Weekly link roundup – Aug. 13-19

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NEW MOVIE REVIEWS:

“Fright Night” (B)
“Conan the Barbarian” (C-)
“One Day” (C+) [Film.com]

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MOVIE COLUMNS:

Eric’s Bad Movies: “Hercules in New York” (1969). In honor of “Conan the Barbarian,” forever associated with Schwarzenegger, I watched Arnold’s very first movie. It’s pretty dumb. [Film.com]

What’s the Big Deal?: “Nosferatu” (1922). In honor of “Fright Night,” we tackled the first significant vampire movie in movie history. [Film.com]

Re-Views: “Spy Kids” (2001). In honor of “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” (one of Hollywood’s Shameful Secrets®, unscreened for critics), I re-examined the movie that started the franchise. [Film.com]

One Year Ago: Catching up with “Vampires Suck,” “The Switch,” and more. [Movies.com]

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MY OTHER STUFF:

Snide Remarks: “No Accounting for Taste” — Thrilling adventures in getting paid.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: Reviews of “Conan the Barbarian,” “One Day,” and “Fright Night,” along with the usual merriment, including iTunes reviews read in old-timey voice. [Cascadia.fm] or [iTunes]

In the Dark: Subscribe to this weekly e-mail and get all the latest movie reviews, DVD releases, and other pertinent info delivered to your electronic mailbox. [Eric D. Snider’s In the Dark]

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MISCELLANEOUS MERRIMENT:

Matt Singer’s theater etiquette manifesto will, unfortunately, only be read by people who already abide by it. But still, one must be vigilant. [IFC]

Phil Hartman’s handwritten letter to someone who asked him for comedy advice is further evidence that Phil Hartman was one of the finest men who ever lived. [Filmdrunk]

On the news that Ridley Scott will revisit his “Blade Runner” concept, Jonathan Sullivan explains how there are actually a lot of good possibilities here. [The Film Stage]

Good news, 9/11 conspiracy theorists! You’re getting your own comic book! [Badass Digest]

I really enjoyed this article — written by an Australian who has lived many places and now resides in America — about why your plans to move abroad might not work out. [Cracked]

A pie chart of the “Saturday Night Live” cast members’ screen time for last season. [I Love Charts]

Here’s a rockabilly music video, “Gimme All Your Lovin'” by Whiskey Shivers, that takes an odd turn very quickly, and then another odd turn near the end. [YouTube]

Andy Levy “apologizes” for making fun of Chris Brown on Twitter. [YouTube]

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