Friday, July 13, 2012

What are you capable of? ~ Chronicle - On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download today -

Featuring an Extended Cut Loaded with Must-See Deleted Scenes,
The Intense Sci-Fi Thriller Flies On To Blu-ray and DVD TODAY!

Take an extraordinary journey with three teens who uncover a power greater than anything they’ve ever imagined.  Up-and-coming actors Dane DeHaan (“True Blood”), Alex Russell (Almost Kings) and Michael B. Jordan (“Friday Night Lights”) star alongside Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) in the innovative action film CHRONICLE, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 15 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. 
Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny telekinetic powers beyond their understanding.  As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control as their darker sides begin to take over.  What starts out as fun and games quickly becomes dangerous and they must face the inevitable question of whether they can handle the responsibility that comes with their remarkable powers.
Utilizing hand-held filmmaking techniques to create a realistic and exciting viewing experience, the CHRONICLE Blu-ray boast a director’s cut of the film and unseen footage that offer a deeper glimpse into the events that took place with the students.  Special features include deleted scene, camera test, pre-viz materials and more.  The film will be available as a Blu-ray combo pack with DVD and digital copy for an average retail price of $39.99 and the DVD is $29.98 respectively.  Prebook is April 4.
  • Deleted Scene – Matt and Casey in the Kitchen
  • Pre-Viz
  • Camera Test
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Chronicle Soundtrack Info
 The Atlantic says: " 

'Chronicle' Shows Us Teenage Superheroes With Daddy Issues . "

Chronicle; like Blair Witch Project & even the latest hit Chernobyl Diaries features the POV of the person in the movie recording the movie with a home camera, and can be an intense, if nauseating experience. Blair Witch failed horribly at their attempt, but Chernobyl is better (in my opinion) and Chronicle was breathtaking edge of your seat adventure. If I didn't like the movie I would sure tell you.. but I was impressed with it. Although usually films where the lead character is a guy and there is action-like scenes, or any kind of violence, then I usually do not get into the movie.. (with the exception of Tarantino films, I mean) but I knew from the moment I first saw the preview to this movie that that would not be the case. I still even remember the trailers for this movie some months ago, and they didn't really tell you much about the movie.. which is good in a way.. 

The most brilliant part of this movie is that the whole time you are watching it you are never aware that the main character of the story is about to turn into a "bad guy". .

Director Josh Trank uses the style device of “found footage” in Chronicle, referencing The Blair Witch Project and making us think of  Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity. 

Surprise!—a morality tale of good versus evil in the guise of a supernatural thriller: a phony faux doc.

It’s also a terrific object lesson in (not) bullying. Chronicle starts from the point of view of Andrew (Dane de Haan of HBO’s “In Treatment”), a loner who hides behind his camera and films his lousy life: There are bullies in his high school and a drunken bully at home (his dad).

 Andrew narrates engagingly. We are in total sympathy with him when his schoolmates say, “Look, a nerd with a camera,” then take a punch at him and his ever-present camera. Andrew’s sometime companion is his more well-rounded and popular cousin Matt (a cutie pie named  Alex Russell). 
The two eventually pal around with the extroverted Steve (Michael B. Jordan of “The Wire” and Red Tails), a charismatic high-school leader.

Everybody knows that mockumentaries—especially those with paranormal spookiness—are fake, but it’s nice to get taken in for a while. In Chronicle, you only get nervous very briefly, as the trio descend into a hole in the woods, and get exposed to something which transfers uncanny powers. We never see said “something” again. I think that is the only part the movie fails in. I wanted them to delve into more of that.. Perhaps they can make a Chronicle 2, and feature more of the "glowing crystal blob in a hole" that gives telekensis to humans and strange dictatorship mentailty power & nosebleeds...

This movie is very slow moving at first, but is beautifully directed and has amazing scenes, that have been edited so that it really looks like it is happening. If at the beginning of the movie you find it is slow and you are frustrated, it does speed up and get better. Don't fret!

In fact- the end is so intense and edge of your seat because this is one of those movies you can't really guess (or even imagine) the ending of until you see it. 

Looking back on it, the movie ended perfectly- and I liked it a lot. But I don't want to spoil it for you any more than I already have. When I watched it with my 56 year old mother- however.. she didn't appear to get into it- and there was a ton of exaggerated *sighing* on her part. That may have had part to do with my kids, who will not ever be quiet while a movie is on.  ( I have to turn on closed caption just to understand what is going on IN a movie half the time -- How many of you can relate to that? Comment- "Amen, sister!") LOL!!

My husband & I rarely ever get to go to the movies, and I mean 1x a year if I am lucky, perhaps 2x.
But we were fortunate enough to see this is the theaters and I have to say- it was better on the big screen than on the blu-ray in my humble opinion. You can see small details better and it is more like you are actually there.

I would give this movie 8 out of 10 stars, so that's pretty good. If you rent it, I bet you'll like it!

Don't forget to check out Rob Dyrdek's own Chronicle inspired superpower in this new video:
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