Weekly link roundup – Oct. 8-14

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NEW MOVIE REVIEWS:

“The Thing” (C+) [Film.com]
“The Big Year” (C+)

Why no “Footloose” review? Because while the movie screened several times in Portland, the only screening critics were allowed to attend was the one that conflicted with the actual only screening of “The Thing.” Well, up yours, “Footloose,” I thought, and chose “The Thing.”

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MOVIE COLUMNS:

What’s the Big Deal?: “Marty” (1955), starring Ernest Borgnine and his thick, meaty face. [Film.com]

Re-Views: “Amelie” (2001), a movie I adored ten years ago. Do I adore it still? That is the question. [Film.com]

Things Nicolas Cage Could Do That Would Theoretically still Shock Us: a comprehensive list. [Film.com]

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MY OTHER STUFF:

Reject Radio: I was a guest on this fine podcast, joining Rob Hunter in a head-to-head movie news quiz and subsequent discussion of, I don’t know, something else. (The ‘cast includes a bit of naughty language.) [Film School Rejects]

Snide Remarks: “Open Mike Night” — Some observations about everyday life.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: We legitimately reviewed a couple movies, and we also semi-reviewed “Footloose,” based only on the trailer. [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]

Twitter: Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter. [Twitter]

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MISCELLANEOUS MERRIMENT:

Did you see last week’s “Breaking Bad” season finale? If you did — and ONLY if you did (or if you don’t mind huge spoilers) — here’s an animated GIF that is relevant to your interests. [Vulture]

Here’s a 22-year-old German weirdo who’s a champion arm wrestler thanks to his Popeye arm. [Mail Online]

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