I think it is safe to call Josh Trank’s sci-fi fantasy, Chronicle a very pleasant surprise. The real-world superhero plot feels like it has been done to death, but watching three high school classmates come to terms with super powers is smart, unique, and technically innovative.
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Have you ever wondered about an alternate reality? About how things would have turned out if you had done something different along the way. Would you suffer the same fate, the same misfortune? In the haunting Sundance hit Another Earth, these questions are pondered, in wondering but also terrifying ways.
A movie featuring a prestigious cast including Hugh Jackman, Hope Davis and Anthony Mackie should be better than Shawn Levy’s silver screen version of the Rock Em Sock Em Robots. Read Paolo’s review of the movie after the jump.
Apollo 18 is the newest addition to the found-footage horror sub-genre by taking this concept into space and working alongside the well-known conspiracy theories that have surfaced since the first manned mission to the moon in July, 1969.
A hit at Cannes and SXSW, Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block already had a proper theatrical release in the UK two months ago but has only been released this past weekend in the US.
Delivering the dose of classic western and sci-fi the title promises, director Jon Favreau blends the two well-worn genres into the high-concept movie Cowboys & Aliens. It’s just too bad the aliens had to show up in this promising western.
Michael Bay’s latest movie which I desperately hope does not get confused with Pink Floyd’s masterpiece of an album “Dark Side of the Moon”, is a tedious, unpleasant cinematic experience executed in a perfunctory manner.
Super 8 reminds us why we love the movies. It has likable characters, an interesting premise, and an ingenious script. Like the sci-fi films from the 80′s we have come to love, it’s a heartwarming, crowd-pleasing blockbuster that has something to offer to any cinematic viewer.
Scott Stewart’s Priest is a series of disappointments. Adapted from Hyung Min-woo’s graphic novel, the movie relies on ineffective exposition to make the audience understand its sci-fi world. Why is Paul Bettany wasting his talent in this kind of junk?