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Chronicle (2012)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

First off, I'm usually not able to sit through a 'found footage' film(they are too shaky) in the theater because I get motion sickness pretty easily on the big screen so always wait for the DVD/Blu-ray. However, this movie seemed interesting to me according to the positive reviews and the intriguing storyline so I checked it out in the theater anyway. The first 5-10 minutes took a little getting use to because of my condition, but I managed. Also, the movie wasn't too shaky because it would switch to regular movie cinematography and back often.

Okay, the movie was pretty impressive! The character development was deeper than I expected. Three teenage friends discover something like a meteor that crashed near a party they are attending. They check it out and somehow develop powers. I really felt sorry for Andrew(the nerd of the three) who was a victim of many circumstances and the most powerful character of the three. So the movie begins with Andrew adjusting his video camera facing his bedroom door and later on in the movie the camera or cameras are floating around because Andrew gets better control of his ability more accurately so he has it filming throughout the movie almost subconsciously. I don't understand how some critics did not get that. Anyway, towards the last 30-45 minutes of the movie, I started thinking about the anime 'Akira' and how this is kind of like a revamped live-action American version. I don't really remember much about 'Akira', but compared to 'Chronicle', 'Chronicle' takes the cake for me.

The situations combined with the action scenes really made the movie work well for me. I really enjoyed the scenes where they were practicing their powers or telekinesis. If I hadn't seen all the 'X-Men' movies first, I would have enjoyed it more. I didn't think the movie lagged much, because I have the patience for the character development and the script was different for this type of genre. I couldn't help it but I was rooting for the nerd gone rogue, Andrew after he was blamed for someone who died in the film. I wanted him to take out all of his bullies. This movie was so emotionally involving that I would almost consider this more like a drama with action in it. Great job to the director!

Kick-Ass (2010)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I really enjoyed this movie! I think as far as adaptation, the director and writers did a great job. It was funny, fast, with acton well done! I recommend this movie to anyone who likes the movie "Wanted" with Angelina Jolie. I also liked how Nic Cage("Big Daddy")talked like "Batman" being played by Adam West. Be warned though, the little girl("Hitgirl") curses like a mother!

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

I saw this hoping that I would like it as much as I anticipated, but the ending kind of disappointed me. I did enjoy the movie and I felt the movie did a great job at making us(the audience) seem to want to seek vengeance upon those vicious wolves, but I guess we have to use our own imagination by the time the credits roll at the end. Kind of an open ending. Don't get me wrong. I like it when films do that, but I don't think it worked for me here. I wanted more but didn't get it. However, I did really enjoy the movie overall. Great acting, good directing, and interesting characters, but the ending made me want to see a sequel, and that would be ridiculous.

The Help
The Help (2011)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I'm not usually a fan of these types of genres, but I gotta admit that I was surprised and moved by this movie! Even though the plot was about house slaves in the 60's, it actually brings up interesting subjects about snobby upper-class white women that some people are for some reason afraid to acknowledge. Anyway, the story and characters were intriguing enough to make male viewers interested like myself. (I saw this without any females present!) I have to say that as much as I liked her in 'Easy A', this is Emma Stone's best role!