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  • Divergent 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2014

    Hot off the heels of The Hunger Games comes the latest attempt to turn young adult fiction into the next marquee studio franchise.

    Boasting a great premise in which humanity is divided into groups by their personality traits, Divergent tells the story of Shailene Woodley's central character, who fits into more than one group. She is divergent, and therefore dangerous to the system.

    Woodley is decidedly watchable, even when she is forced into the lacklustre central romance with Theo James'…

  • The Quiet Ones 2014

    ★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    Another 2014 horror movie and another dollop of boring jump scares and found footage.

    Brit studio Hammer returns to the genre following The Woman In Black with a shockingly bland bit of work. Sam Claflin, fun in The Hunger Games, fades into nothing here as the cameraman documenting some supernatural events.

    Jared Harris is more interesting, but becomes nothing more than a caricature as the film judders towards its rather bland climax and a final "shock" that literally couldn't make any less sense.

    There are a couple of decent jumps, but the creepy setup is never milked for the potential it so clearly has.

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  • 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 2013

    ½ Watched 12 Apr, 2013

    I have three thoughts:

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