Chronicle soared to victory at the US box office this weekend, fending off competition from The Woman In Black and Big Miracle. Josh Trank’s low-budget superhero-come-found-footage film reaped the rewards of its terrific reviews to a very impressive £22M haul, edging out horror remake The Woman In Black ($21M) by the skin of its teeth.
Last week’s big hitter The Grey fell two places to three with $9.5M, while The Big Miracle, Universal’s whale weepy starring Drew Barrymore, drew a more than Continue reading “US Box Office: February 3 – 5, 2012”
Superhero films are Hollywood’s biggest obsession. Since perhaps 2000, they’ve churned out in excess of twenty of them – from big-budget blockbusters (Spider-Man), to more low-key, DIY efforts (Super). Stripping things right back to basics, and adopting the found-footage approach that has worked so well for the horror industry, Chronicle proves that you don’t need a big-budget or cutting edge software to achieve cinematic effects. Hell, you can even do it better.
Andrew (Dane DeHaan) is an outsider. Violently abused at home and rejected by the popularity model at school, Andrew decides to record every aspect of his life Continue reading “Review: Chronicle (2012)”