It's the first major misstep for John Michael McDonagh with this rather unpleasant buddy cop movie. There are funny lines that land hard, the Glenn Campbell soundtrack works really nicely and the performances are pretty good fun.
However, there's a problem with lack of testicular fortitude. Some of the gags are just straightforwardly nasty and the film has a sad tendency of setting up an awfully inappropriate joke and then allowing the audience to invent a nasty punchline rather than…
The last half an hour of Blair Witch is an absolute white-knuckle ride through a madcap house of horrors. Up until then, it's a patient and measured exercise in tension building.
Adam Wingard had a touch directorial task in matching the reputation of the original, but he has balanced homage and originality perfectly in producing a new spin on the things that go bump in the woods.
For me, it's better than the sorely overrated original and one of the most purely terrifying movies of the year.
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…