Weekly link roundup – Jan. 7-13



“We Need to Talk About Kevin” (A-)
“Joyful Noise” (C-) [Film.com]

“Contraband,” which has to do with Marky Mark taping drugs to his chest and sneaking them somewhere, or something like that, was screened at the same time as “Joyful Noise.” I chose the one that was closer to my house.

Also, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is being re-released in 3D. I assume it’s as good as it was before, only now in 3D.

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Eric’s Bad Movies: “Lisa” (1990), a Lifetime Movie Network sort of flick about the dangers of men. [Film.com]

What’s the Big Deal?: “La Strada” (1954), the one that put Fellini on the map. [Film.com]

Re-Views: “All the Real Girls” (2003), an introspective drama from the man who would later direct “Pineapple Express” and “Your Highness.” [Film.com]

One Year Ago: Catching up with “Green Hornet,” “The Dilemma,” and more. [Movies.com]

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Snide Remarks: “A Grimm View of Politics” — Fairy tales for our partisan times.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: We talk about “Joyful Noise,” Jeff’s adventures at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and more. [MovieBS] 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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