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    Weekly link roundup – Nov. 25-Dec. 8

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    This is two weeks’ worth of links, on account of last weekend I was under the weather and felt like bleeeeeeh. Everything should be back on the regular schedule this week.

    Speaking of which, my Re-Views column is no more, at least for now. I do enjoy revisiting movies from yesteryear, so hopefully I’ll find another place for it. Meanwhile, Eric’s Bad Movies continues forever and cannot die.

    “Silver Linings Playbook” B-
    “Killing Them Softly” B
    “The Collection” C- [Movies.com]
    “End of Watch” B
    “Playing for Keeps” C- [Twitch]
    “Hyde Park on Hudson” C [Movies.com]

    Eric’s Bad Movies: “Mask of Death” (1996), starring Lorenzo Lamas as a cop who gets plastic surgery to go undercover as a villain he sorta looks like anyway. [Film.com]

    Special Comment: “Don’t Listen to the Movie Critics Who Say Negative Things About ‘The Hobbit'”: An editorial by someone who has not seen “The Hobbit.” [Pajiba]

    Pitch Meeting: “Playing for Keeps.” An exclusive transcript of the conversation that led to the new Gerard Butler turd. [Film.com]

    Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: Reviews of “Hitchcock,” “Playing for Keeps” (we pretty much give away the entire plot), and “End of Watch,” plus discussion of early “Hobbit” reviews and the reaction thereto. [MovieBS]

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