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Wanderlust (2012)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

And so continues Jennifer's Aniston's quest to co-star with the most successful silver screen comedian of the hour: "Along Came Polly" (Stiller), "The Break Up" (Vaughn), "Marley and Me" (O. Wilson), "Bruce Almighty" (Carey), "Just Go With It" (Sandler), "The Switch" (Bateman). Trust me, even as time goes by and Aniston gets "older", we don't mind and can't tell. I'd consider all the above films to be categorized as quintessential romantic comedies, each holding their own weight but generally headed in the same direction. So, naturally, I expected the same going into Rudd's experiment with Wanderlust. However, what separated Wanderlust from the rest of the pack can be said with one word and this review can be altogether wrapped up, Apatow. Apatow's injection of his own brand of humor made Wanderlust a comedic roller coaster that left me thinking that I should start shedding my worldly possessions. Although sometimes over the top (typical Apatow), this dive into a hippie commune in rural Georgia was pleasant and strung together nicely by a nice chemistry delivered by the Rudd/Aniston team.

Safe House
Safe House (2012)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I'll say simply this, I was expecting more from the storyline of "Safe House", and left still feeling thirsty. The trailers, cast, and background gave me the idea that I was in for a "Training Day"-like web of conspiracy and twists that would have left me cheering for Denzel all the way to the Oscar's next year. Unfortunately, what we got was a story that focused on a seemingly over-his-head Reynolds getting shot at more often then he did in "Smokin' Aces".

The Woman in Black
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I got much more out of "The Woman in Black" then I expected to get. Radcliffe really does deliver in this classic, British haunted house flick. Boasting some bone chilling images, a ear piercing score by Marco Beltrami, horridly close encounters, and an almost Poe-like back story, "The Woman in Black delivers on all fronts. I'm convinced once and for all that Radcliffe is ready to shed his Harry Potter skin and come abroad as a true rising star capable of versatility.

Chronicle (2012)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Good film by an unrecognizable cast. The team of "Chronicle" took the "first person perspective" to another level by using multiple cameras instead of the traditional single camcorder. You get the perspective from everything from police cruiser cameras to extras using their iPhones. It was a creative take and it really helped the audience stay on it's toes. The story was well delivered and deep enough, full of emotion, despair, and the depth of the human spirit. A clever script, creative perspectives, and a solid deliverance from a talented young cast left us rooting and crying for our "Anti-tortured hero Andrew" as he struggled to overcome obstacles big and small in this coming of age superpower thriller.

The Grey
The Grey (2012)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

What a flick by Liam Neeson. Expertly acted, directed, and carried out by everyone in involved. I was fully caught up in the struggle for survival that a group of desperate individuals with little hope can face. This movie really tapped into the true human spirit of compassion, brotherhood, survival, and motivation. Even with all of this tremendous action, suspense, and acting alone, the most impressive aspect of this movie was that the director, Joe Carnahan, insisted that the actors were placed in the environment that he envisioned. It gave the film a "real" feeling, and truly helped with the authenticity. Bravo to everyone involved, I was convinced and moved by Neeson's most recent thriller.