As a fan of Akira, Science-Fiction and the Super-Hero genre I’m intrigued by Josh Trank’s theatrical debut, Chronicle. I wish I could say I was optimistic, but this ‘chronicle’ concerning three teenage boys, who mysteriously develop super human powers -telekinesis, flight, and invulnerability â€“ looks cheesy at best. Just look at the acting in the trailer -one word, hideous!
The narrative revolves around the three leads going from Joe Average to Joe Dangerous, initially using their powers to frighten and bemuse the local inhabitants of their small town, until one, or all of them, are seduced by their powers and begin to use them for ill-gotten gains. Let’s keep those fingers crossed, but if you go expecting a film version of TV’s Heroes, you may well, be rather disappointed.
Who would have thought 2012 would see Roman Polanksi release a film, that I would happily pay money to watch, and particularly after the tiresome drama, The Ghost.
Carnage pits two sets of parents, the Longstreets (Jodie Foster and John C Reilly) and the Cowans (Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz) against one another. The two couples are attempting to have a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a schoolyard scrap. However, as time goes by so their behaviour becomes increasingly childish, throwing everything into question, in this drama/comedy from the director of Rosemary’s Baby. I’m astounded that Polanski is capable of making a film I actually want to watch, let alone a comedy. Film of the week!
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