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Feb. 13th, 2012

Nuriko

dannylionthe1st

Chronicle (2012)

Movie win for me, movie fail for my mom. Chronicle is not a movie for everyone. Quite honestly, it shouldn't have been a movie that I enjoyed. I'm not a fan of "found footage" or "shaky cam" movies. In fact, I try to stay away as much as possible from them. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. This one works for me.

Summary: Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

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Verdict: I'm not a fan of handheld camera style or shaky cam and both are all over this movie. But it works for this type of film. I think they did a good job in making the teenagers "teenagers who discover they have super powers". It was fun watching in the theater, so, if you can I say you should. Maybe not after matinee, up to you. I saw it first show (which was the cheapest) and I didn't mind spending the money. This is a superhero(ish) movie. I think they did a pretty good job telling the story and I quite enjoyed it. I think the movie will probably have a greater effect if you watch it in theaters than at home. It's not a perfect movie, but I think it's enjoyable. I say this movie is a win.
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Mar. 3rd, 2011

she is mine

buggerthis22

De-Lurking to talk about a great movie!



All right, so this movie didn't get a whole praise or anything. I think the reason this happens is that people don't truly understand deeper messages. In the short of it, it's a really good movie. Others I know have said it was really moving to them, but I just enjoyed it in general. I wouldn't say it was the best movie ever, but it definitely wins in my books. It's worth the hour and twenty minutes out of your life. You should watch this movie at least once! Minor spoilers behind the cut.

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Jun. 6th, 2010

Nuriko

dannylionthe1st

Rec and Rec 2

For those of you who don't know, shortly after Rec came out in Spain, Hollywood decided to buy the rights and remake it. The Hollywood remake "Quarantine" came out less than a year after the original (November 2007 for Rec and October 2008 for Quarantine). I've never understood the American audience and how most of them hate to read subtitles or Hollywood's need to remake NEW foreign work! Rec is all in Spanish but you can find a copy with English subtitles. I will admit I haven't seen Quarantine. I absolutely refuse! I've heard that Rec and Quarantine are pretty similar scene for scene. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the major difference is that Quarantine says that what's happening to people is virus base, while Rec makes it out to be spiritual (demon possessing type) base. However, if you're looking for a good horror movie or are interested in seeing the original I suggest seeing Rec. Manuela Velasco is the main actress playing a reporter who is doing a story on a firehouse station. She follows the fire fighters to a building where in they get trapped with some of the tenants. I thought her performance was great. She really seemed terrified. I don't usually watch horrors but this is a great horror and really scary. The last five minutes or so really left me creeped out. You are left with some unanswered questions, but do not fear.

Many unanswered questions that were left in Rec were answered in Rec 2. Not as great as the first one but still a pretty good. Even though I was watching on a TV I still felt anxious and nervous in the right spots. They did a great job with keeping you on your toes. The scares happen when you don't and do expect them. Only two actors return from the original cast (for good reason) but there is a new set of actors. A mini story from the first movie is continued through to this movie as well. This movie is a lot more religious base then the last. The last had a hint of religion but this takes it all the way. However, it's still scary and what happens to each character caught me by surprise.

In all, if you're a horror fan or wanting to get a good scare or you're curious about the original movie then watch Rec and Rec 2. They are shot "handheld camera style" but that helps give the movie it's scare. Both of them have a pretty good pace once the story is started and can get your nerves on edge. They are not dubbed in English but there are English subs versions out there. I say watch both.

May. 4th, 2010

Washburne

ceinwyn81

Mandatory Win :D

Firefly! I fell in love with this series!



Which Leads to the Movie Win!

Serenity



Both the Series and the movie that followed was great.  there has never been anything quite like it.  I am very sad they didn't come out with more, but like I said before, the show was a little before it's time in my opinion.  I encourage everyone to check this out!

Apr. 23rd, 2010

Nuriko

dannylionthe1st

Stardust

I hated that this movie came and went in theaters and there wasn't much advertising for it. I loved it and when I heard about it I was one of the lucky ones to actually see it in theaters. I bought the DVD as soon as it came out.

Washburne

ceinwyn81

Drop Dead Gorgeous



A documentary type film following the contestants, families of contestants, the judges, and other people involved in a small town Beauty Pageant.

This film makes a mockery of it all and I love it. It's definately one of my top five movies. I laugh everytime I watch it.

Apr. 21st, 2010

Nuriko

dannylionthe1st

First post for Moviewins?! :D

I posted this to moviefails, but stated it's a WIN WIN!  :D An epic movie win! So first post to moviewins?!