Weekly link roundup – Aug. 27-Sept. 9

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This is two weeks’ worth of stuff, actually, because I missed last week’s update, because of reasons.

NEW MOVIE REVIEWS:

“Contagion” (B)
“Warrior” (B)
“Apollo 18” (D) [Film.com]
“Beware the Gonzo” (B-)
“Attack the Block” (B+)
“A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” (B-)
“The Debt” (B)

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MOVIE COLUMNS:

Eric’s Bad Movies: “Solar Crisis” (1990), a dull sci-fi adventure featuring Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Peter Boyle, and many far less recognizable people. [Film.com]

What’s the Big Deal? (8/30): “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), in which Rosemary has a (spoiler) baby. [Film.com]

What’s the Big Deal? (9/6): “The Jazz Singer” (1927), now with talking! [Film.com]

Re-Views: “The Last Samurai” (2003), starring Tom Cruise but not as the title character. [Film.com]

One Year Ago: Catching up with “Resident Evil: Afterlife” and more. [Movies.com]

A Fake Report from Our Fake Set Visit: This was fun to write. [Film.com]

Pitch Meeting: “I Don’t Know How She Does It”: I eavesdropped on the conversation that led to the movie. [Film.com]

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MY OTHER STUFF:

Snide Remarks (8/29): “The Internet Reacts to the Upcoming Film Version of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ 1939”

Snide Remarks (9/5): “Summery Judgment” — A recap of the 2011 blockbuster season

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: This is my podcast. There are many others like it, but this one is mine (and Jeff Bayer’s). [Cascadia.fm] or [iTunes]

Not Just New Movies: I was a guest on this podcast, joining hosts Ben Pearson and Tyler to discuss “Timecop,” as one does. (Some PG-13 language.) [Not Just New Movies]

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]

Twitter: If you’re on Twitter, you should probably follow me. It just seems right. [Twitter]

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MISCELLANEOUS MERRIMENT:

A handy list of the 2011 fall TV premiere dates. [my blog]

“The Six Ways You’ll See Your Dad,” a funny and insightful mini-film. [College Humor]

A collection of images of George Lucas’ neck. [Tumblr]

Devin Faraci goes over the rules for found-footage movies (like “Apollo 18”), explaining what works and what doesn’t. [Badass Digest]

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