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Contest Giveaway: 3 DVD Copies Of 'Chronicle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2012 1:37 PM
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While "The Avengers" is currently holding the mantle of the superhero movie of 2012, earlier this year something a bit more sly and subversive hit theaters: Josh Trank's "Chronicle." A kind of coming-of-age story told through the prism of the superhero genre, the film is a unique and original tale that finds teens newly blessed with superpowers not putting on tights to save the world, but mostly just trying to figure out what it all means, while harnessing and refining their skills. Made on a modest budget, the movie is a pretty exciting piece of work with an explosive finale. In case you missed it, we've got a few DVD copies for some lucky readers.
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Discuss: After 'Project X,' 'Chronicle' & Universal's $5 Million Retool Of 'Ouija' Is Low-Budget The New Mega-Budget?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 7, 2012 2:58 PM
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After a brutal year at the box office in 2011, with many seemingly sure-fire things underperforming, the studios have been breathing a sigh of relief in 2012 so far. For each of the nine weekends of 2012 so far, takings at U.S. theaters have been significantly higher than the equivalent weekendsin previous years, and two movies, "The Vow" and "Safe House," have already crossed the psychologically vital $100 million barrier, with "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" a dead cert to join them by the end of next weekend.

Director Josh Trank Discusses His Found-Footage Film 'Chronicle' & His Concerns About Doing A Sequel

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 16, 2012 3:54 PM
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You've wowed Hollywood with your daring, genre-defying action film. You've got the critics on your side. You made the film on a tiny budget. And now, you've got a hit. What do you do next? Most would pursue the sequel route, particularly with something like "Chronicle," the found-footage drama revolving around three superpowered teens. But twenty-six-year-old director Josh Trank isn't exactly sure he wants to go down that path.

In Theaters: 'The Woman in Black' Will Hope To 'Chronicle' A 'Big Miracle'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • February 3, 2012 5:16 PM
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Happy Friday all, and welcome to February. It finally feels like a normal release weekend, now that we are out of the January no-mans-land. Funny how that self-fulfilling prophecy works out. Or, how studios strictly adhere to the "January movie" policy. Anyway, onwards and upwards my pets. We've got to get to the teen found footage movies, and the heartwarming whale tales, and the haunted house flicks, and the lone awards-contender dregs. Go go gadget In Theaters! 

Why 'Chronicle' Is A Step In The Right Direction (Again) For Hollywood Genre Pics & Tentpoles-In-The-Making

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 3, 2012 4:26 PM
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Let's not get it twisted, Josh Trank's "Chronicle," is neither superhero film, tentpole nor masterpiece. However, it is a model that will soon be adapted by studio tentpole minded projects across the board, even if it's not completely successful at the box-office (read our review here). For those that haven't seen the film yet, don't worry, no major spoilers ahead. We'll discuss the film in broad terms, but much of this is evident from the trailers.

Review: Teens & Superpowers Are A Volatile Mix In Refreshing & Clever 'Chronicle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 10:57 AM
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Having superpowers these days seems to be no fun at all. Christian Bale is forever haunted by moral conundrums, death, and pain both physical and emotional in Christopher Nolan's Batman films. Spider-Man's enjoyment of his wall-crawling skills are usually tempered by tears and emotions (emphasis on the emo), in Sam Raimi's trilogy. Meanwhile, Thor has some kind of Shakesperean level issues going on with this family and Iron Man seems rather blasé about it all. So, when the trio of Andrew (Dane DeHaan), Matt (Alex Russell) and Steve (Michael B. Jordan) gain their superpowers by accident in "Chronicle," they react the way any teenage boys would with the newfound gift of telekinesis -- they're fucking thrilled. And even better, it seems that's just the start of their abilities. 

Watch: Teens Have Fun With Their Powers, Explore The Unknown In 2 Clips From 'Chronicle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2012 5:47 PM
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We'll be curious to see if "Chronicle" is affected by Paramount's found footage middle finger to audiences everywhere, "The Devil Inside." As you'll remember, that film had the dubious distinction of both topping the box office while also earning the enmity of audiences (it earned a rare F CinemaScore) thanks to its controversial ending which literally told cinemagoers to go to a website. Seriously. But really, any rational person could have figured out that "The Devil Inside" looked like a turd months before it opened -- really, how many exorcism movies do we need? -- but the opposite is true for "Chronicle."
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New Clip, Trailer, Poster & Pic From Teen Superhero Film 'Chronicle' Continues To Intrigue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2012 5:27 PM
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Hitting theaters in just under a month, not much is known about "Chronicle." The film's pretty nifty trailer took the web by surprise last fall, promising something much more involving than the found-footage-superhero-movie logline that was being thrown around suggested. The film takes a familiar genre trope -- teens discover they have superpowers, yawn -- and actually twists it just enough to make it feel new. Far from being emo-sad about how estranged they are, these teens are initially thrilled to be blessed with unexpected powers. But then, of course, things take a turn for the dark.
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New Posters For 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' 'Hunger Games,' 'The Dictator,' 'Chronicle' & 'The Expendables 2' Arrive

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 16, 2011 10:23 AM
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A handful of new posters have arrived in the last twenty-four hours, for some of next year's potential big hits including two possible blockbusters, one big comedy, and an intriguing take on the “Regular dudes who become superheroes” genre. So let's get crackin'.

Watch: Trailer For 'Chronicle' Suggests There's Still Intriguing Life In Low-Budget, YouTubey Sci-Fi

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 19, 2011 8:31 AM
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These days, anytime a trailer crackles with the lo-fi sound of a faux-found footage doc, a cinematic angel loses its wings. However, this first look at "Chronicle," a low-budget sci-fi film that 20th Century Fox is putting out next year, is admittedly fairly engrossing.

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