End of Watch

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Oct 192012


Police Officers Brian (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike (Michael Peña) are partners who patrol one of the most crime-ridden areas of LA. They are regularly faced with life-threatening situations, and often discharge their weapons. But when they stumble upon Mexican drug cartel business, the situation quickly escalates, and the streets become an extremely deadly and dangerous place. Review of police action-drama End of Watch after the jump.

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Feb 032012


Chronicle is one of those films that just comes out of nowhere and slaps you over the head. The marketing for the film has been low-key and mostly of the “viral” variety. A tumblr showcased Chronicle art by fans and artists; while /film reports that the film hired a marketing company to fly 3 people-shaped remote-controlled planes around some New York Bridges. The trailer, while giving some indication of what we might see in the film, remains quite vague and shows jumbled-up clips from all over the film. The result of all of this is that you go into Chronicle a little intrigued with only a fleeting idea what you might see.

Is Chronicle a found-footage film, a supernatural film, an action, a dark comedy, a family drama, a tale of friendships? Chronicle is in fact a really interesting and unique combination of all of these. It’s a small budget film with big budget results.

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