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  • The Great Wall

    The Great Wall

    ★★★

    "I'll decide if it's great or not. It might end up being the 'All Right Wall of China'” - Karl Pilkington

  • Scary Movie 2

    Scary Movie 2

    ★½

    Much like Scream 2, the original was a huge success (if only financial) and everyone knew the inevitable sequel had to be bigger, bolder, and even better. In both cases they failed though Scream 2 is a decent follow-up and Scary Movie 2 is not decent. At all, really.

    Parody and satire are two forms of comedy that overlap well. Parody to be making fun of a particular film while satire targets an institution or ideal. The first Scream satirized…

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  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★½

    Why You're Next to die? Just because. Why is The Guest so dangerous? Just because. Why is going into The Woods a bad idea? Just because.

    Adam Wingard is building a solid career in directing engaging and entertaining 'just' bare-bones horrors. In the post-satirical genre that houses Cabin in the Woods and Scream, there comes a point in this where Lance Reddick (who else, of course) arrives to alleviate the core mystery of the film. It reflects a similar exposition…

  • R.I.P.D.

    R.I.P.D.

    ★★

    Robert Schwentke attempts to replicate Men In Black with ghosts, what we get is Men In Black 2 with ghosts.

    The story adapted from a comic would probably fair better as a Saturday morning cartoon. The zany story is under cooked with wild abandon to logic and pacing. Much like the Deados escaping afterlife beurocracy, the premise is constantly trying to wrangle free of the tired film formula. The supernatural macguffin well known for thousands of years only takes average…