Weekly link roundup – July 9-15

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NEW MOVIE REVIEWS:

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
(B+)
“Winnie the Pooh” (A-) [Film.com]
“Tabloid” (B)

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MOVIE COLUMNS:

Eric’s Bad Movies: “Magic in the Water” (1995). A children’s movie about the Canadian equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster. [Film.com]

What’s the Big Deal?: “North by Northwest” (1959). A Hitchcock movie about Mount Rushmore and train symbolism. [Film.com]

Re-Views: “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” (2001). A Kevin Smith film about Kevin Smith’s failures as a director. [Film.com]

A long column about the length of movies. [Film.com]

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MY OTHER STUFF:

Snide Remarks: “Positive Buzz” — Some people can do whatever they want.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: Reviews of “Harry Potter,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “A Better Life,” and “Terri.” Plus Interquel, QOTW, and a special offer for Portland-area listeners to meet original “Star Trek” cast members. [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:

Yasser Arafat continues to amuse us. [Hairpiece or Herpes]

A montage of Tami Taylor saying “y’all” on “Friday Night Lights.” [YouTube]

Let’s say watching movies in 3D gives you a headache, but you’re always being dragged to 3D screenings. These glasses allow you to watch a 3D movie in non-headachy 2D. I tried it with the new Harry Potter and was pleased with the results. [2D Glasses]

As an aficionado of Tom Lehrer — only the greatest musical satirist of the 20th century — I was sure I’d heard every one of his songs, even the obscure ones. I was mistaken. [YouTube]

Google Circles you’ll actually use. [Buzzfeed]

Hipster puppies are more adorable than hipster people. [Hipster Puppies]

Hello, amazing future world! Here’s a device that makes fully functional clones of actual three-dimensional tools and objects. [Snopes]

10 lines from the “Evil Dead” trilogy as rewritten by Diablo Cody. [Pajiba]

92-year-old Andy Rooney can’t figure out why he’s out of touch with popular music. [YouTube]

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