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  • John Dies at the End

    John Dies at the End

    ★★

    Paul Giamatti is the best thing about this, but then he's awesome in general. 

    Everything else...? Meh.

    12/31 of Halloween Movie Mayhem

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★★

    Fantastic. When people start dying in strange bloody ways, a village police officer begins to believe a ghost may be responsible. The tone starts out light, almost comical, but slowly builds in tension, growing darker and more unsettling as it goes on. I love the folklore, superstition and prejudice weave together so that it's not fully clear who the villain is until the very end.

    11/31 of Halloween Movie Mayhem

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  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    ★★½

    Jennifer’s Body had the chance to be a fun horror movie that said interesting things about teenage girls and their relationships to each other and their bodies, but it didn’t quite get there. Instead it falls back on clichés and stereotypes — the cheerleader, who is insecure, hot, and backstabbing, and the geeky, needy friend (who is actually named Needy, which annoys me to no end).

    There were moments in this that were kind of cool.
    • The scene when…

  • Bride & Prejudice

    Bride & Prejudice

    ★★★½

    Bride & Prejudice was a lot more fun than I expect it to be. As an adaptation of one of my favorite novels, the culture clash works fairly well (though it does make Darcy seem racist at first). The colors and costumes are wonderful and the music is light-hearted. The ending felt rushed and I'm not sure I full bought into the romance between Lalita and Darcy, but that didn't really keep me from enjoying this. Plus, I kind of have…