Weekly link roundup – June 11-17


“Green Lantern” (B-)
“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” (D-) [Film.com]
“The Art of Getting By” (C-)

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Eric’s Bad Movies: “Freejack” (1992). You know how sometimes you’re a race-car driver who gets pulled into the future to have an old man’s brain put in him? It’s like that. [Film.com]

What’s the Big Deal?: “MASH” (1970). The movie version was a lot R-rated-er than the TV version. [Film.com]

Re-Views: “Man on the Moon” (1999). Waiting 11 1/2 years to see it a second time certainly changed things. [Film.com]

Merchandising Opportunities That ‘Cars 2’ Missed. [Film.com]

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Snide Remarks: “Goodwill Hunting” — Shopping with the great unwashed.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: There’s talk of “Green Lantern,” “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” “The Art of Getting By,” and “The Trip,” plus Pitch Me and assorted nonsense. [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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Conan O’Brien’s commencement speech at Dartmouth is very funny, and then very true. [Dartmouth]

That voice coming from the Woody doll isn’t Tom Hanks. [Movies.com]

Austin artist Yehudi Mercado created a poster for the movie-within-a-movie in “Super 8.” [The poster] [The blog it came from]

A TV anchor tries to tell the Dalai Lama a joke. It goes poorly. [Gawker]

… which reminded me of this. [Snide Remarks]

Want to know what Steve Urkel thinks? Oh yes, you do! [Vanity Fair]

The many faces of Ron Swanson. [Flying Scotsman]

Adorably, a lioness tries to eat a baby. [Via]

Sandy Kenyon is a super-cheesy TV movie critic in New York. For some reason, this fellow does parodies of him. They always crack me up. Here’s the latest, in which “Sandy” reviews twist ties. [Sandy Kenyon Reviews the World]

OK, here’s the real Sandy Kenyon actually reviewing “Inception.” You can see why people would parody him. [WABC]

What Anthony Weiner should have learned from David Letterman’s scandal. [Daily Beast]

“The Office” recut as an ’80s-style sitcom. [YouTube]

Your Superhero-Movie Bingo card. [NPR]