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  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013

    ★★½ Watched 08 Dec, 2014

    For a comedy that follows it's surprise hit predecessor by nearly a decade (which seems insane to me) I was pleasantly surprised that all four of the primaries were able to avoid doing impressions of their character. That may have more to do with the fact that their characters are fairly thinly written stereotypes better suited for a recurring SNL skit. Complaints? Too long with too many plot points for a goofball comedy. It also comes across as both lazy and forced, relying too much on tired shock humor and the improvisational lightning strike that pretty much never happens.

  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983

    ★★★★ Rewatched 30 Nov, 2014

    Reference watch on blu-ray.

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  • Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    Re-watch just to reaffirm my faith that stories like this can actually exist.