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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2016

    Given the misogynistic backlash, it's a genuine relief to say that the new Ghostbusters is really great fun. The comedy works, the action is vibrant fun and the gender politics is clever without ever getting in the way of the silliness.

    The central foursome are terrific and Chris Hemsworth provides entertaining support as the dimwitted beefcake hired to be the team's eye candy receptionist.

    It's in the middle act that the film falters and the narrative starts to feel a…

  • Now You See Me 2

    Now You See Me 2 2016

    ★★★ Watched 12 Jul, 2016

    Now You See Me was a surprise box office hit in 2013, thrilling audiences with its high-octane action themed around magicians involved in a Robin Hood conspiracy.

    The inevitable sequel initially maintains something of the silliness of the original and as a result retains its excitement, particularly when Daniel Radcliffe pops up as a jittering maniac with a plan for Jesse Eisenberg and the rest of the Horsemen.

    Unfortunately, as the incredibly bloated plot lumbers into action, the film's energy…

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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?