Weekly link roundup – Aug. 6-12

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NEW MOVIE REVIEWS:

“The Help” (B+)
“Final Destination 5” (C+) [Film.com]
“30 Minutes or Less” (B-)

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MOVIE COLUMNS:

Eric’s Bad Movies: “Top Dog” (1995). Chuck Norris is a cop; a dog is his partner. It writes itself. [Film.com]

What’s the Big Deal?: “The Godfather” (1972). It’s hard to find anything new to write about “The Godfather.” I’m just sayin’. [Film.com]

Re-Views: “The Brown Bunny” (2004). Yep, still terrible. [Film.com]

Glee 3-D vs. Final Destination 5: How to Tell the Difference. I like these silly premises. [Film.com]

One Year Later. Catching up with the films that opened 365 days ago. [Movies.com]

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MY OTHER STUFF:

Snide Remarks: … was out of service this week for maintenance.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: Reviews of “The Help,” “30 Minutes or Less,” “Final Destination 5,” “The Future,” and “The Guard,” plus assorted whatnot and miscellany. [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:

Here’s a thoughtful column by a 21-year-old movie lover, who has basically never lived in a world without the Internet, which is weird to me. [Gordon and the Whale]

Some of us decided “Why cookie Rocket?,” as signed by an orangutan in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” should be a thing. [Facebook]

Patton Oswalt’s latest five-second film is no “Crab Walkin’,” but what could be? [Film Drunk]

Thirty examples of filmmakers saying harsh things about other filmmakers. [Flavorwire]

Sometimes people fart on live television. Thanks to the Internet, we can relive those moments. [Super Booyah]

I don’t know, seems kind of rude to make fun of bad movies, but Brian Salisbury’s “Junk Food Cinema” column is fun to read. This week’s is about “Final Destination 3.” [Film School Rejects]

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