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  • [REC]

    [REC]

    ★★★★★

    Well this was fucking intense.

    The claustrophobia of the setting is beautifully built and there's a decent justification for the use of found footage. The performances are solid enough to sell the terror and it builds to a genuinely heart-stopping conclusion.

    By the time the credits rolled, I could hardly breathe.

  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell

    ★★★★½

    Sam Raimi made his return to horror with this genuinely terrifying shocker, which marries the gross-out thrills so familiar to Evil Dead fans with some great supernatural scares.

    Alison Lohman is a great horror lead and thrives when her character goes badass in the final third. She proves to be a compelling character and knows exactly how to walk the fine line in the script between laughs and scares.

    It builds to a twisty conclusion and a final shot that has the courage to go 100% bleak, which I really appreciated. A great horror film.

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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    ★★★★★

    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

    ½

    I have three thoughts:

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