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  • Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder 1990

    ★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    Gosh, this was a bore.

    After an intriguing first 20 minutes of ghouls and creepy phantoms, this devolved into a trudge through a surrealist world that would have David Lynch guffawing into his breakfast cereal with its dullness.

    Tim Robbins is entirely unrelatable and the story limps to a conclusion it seems entirely too proud to have reached.

  • The Secret Life of Pets

    The Secret Life of Pets 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    Just straightforwardly great fun, in the same way that Illumination Entertainment's minions movies have been. Emotion is Pixar's wheelhouse, but laugh-out-loud comedy seems to be where Illumination finds its sweet spot.

    This film has a clever central conceit and a fun adventure story, but it's anchored by a very strong comedic script and some excellent performances by the likes of Louis CK and a surprisingly non-irritating Kevin Hart.

    Not up there with Inside Out or Zootropolis, but great family fun.

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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Oct, 2012 3

    Hands down the funniest film to have Judd Apatow's name attached to it, Anchorman is already a comedy classic only eight years after its initial release. Many of its quotes are ingrained in popular culture and the mere mention of the film's name causes most human beings to spew forth with quotes.

    Every scene of the film crackles with quotable dialogue: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's script being up amongst the funniest Hollywood has ever produced. In Ron Burgundy, Ferrell…

  • Scary Movie 5

    Scary Movie 5 2013

    ½ Watched 12 Apr, 2013

    I have three thoughts:

    1) Yawn.
    2) Sigh.
    3) Just fucking why?