Monthly Archives: December 2013

This Just In: Review of ‘Anchorman 2’

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He’s kind of a big deal.

Rated PG-13, 119 minutes (watched 12/28/13)

Review:
I’m really happy the tickets only cost $6.75 for this matinee show.

Let’s back up. I love the original AnchormanLike, my fellow journalism majors and I dressed up in coats and ties and made it an event. I could watch this on a loop for hours. But its sequel proves the notion that there most certainly can be too much of a good thing. This is so much like the original in so many ways, but instead of being funny and new, it’s tired, overly predictable and failed to wring out any laughs. Except for the lady sitting two rows over my right shoulder. She laughed, and she laughed hard. Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside: Review of ‘Frozen’

THUMPITY THUMP THUMP THUMPITY THUMP THUMP

THUMPITY THUMP THUMP THUMPITY THUMP THUMP

Rated PG, 108 minutes (watched 12/7/13)

Review:
My expectations were quite low going into Frozen (“A non-Pixar, computer-animated Disney movie? Meh.”), but this is a downright enjoyable movie. You might say it warmed my heart! Continue reading

Butterfly in the Sky: Review of ‘The Book Thief’

"Excuse me, miss? Miss? MISS? Your dress is on fire."

“Excuse me, miss? Miss? MISS? Your dress is on fire.”

Rated PG-13, 131 minutes (watched 12/7/13)

Review:
For a World War II movie set in Germany and narrated by Death, The Book Thief is surprisingly uplifting. Continue reading