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Max Landis Spilled The Beans On What His ‘Chronicle’ Sequel Would Have Involved

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Last October, Chronicle writer Max Landis’ dad and one of the great comedy directors of the 1980s, John Landis, told the people in attendance at an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences screening of An American Werewolf in London that Fox was going to look elsewhere for a writer to handle Chronicle 2, because the studio didn’t like the idea that his son brought to them.


WATCH: Chronicle writer Max Landis's Superman rant

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Say what you will about Zack Snyder's Man of Steel movie, one thing he has done is to give comic book fans the gift they desire above all else: something to argue over for years to come.


If You Liked ‘Chronicle’, You May Tolerate Michael Bay’s ‘Almanac’

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Micheal Bay is producing a found footage, time travel movie called 'Almanac' that is trying to follow the success of 'Chronicle'. Um, yay?


Cautious Nerd Boner Time: 'Chronicle' Director Taking Over 'Fantastic Four' Reboot

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Very few people would argue that Fantastic Four and Rise of the Silver Surfer weren’t terrible movies.


Your Mid-Week Guide To DVD And Streaming: The Chronicle of Liam Neeson Doing One For the Money

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It's an exciting week for new DVDs, as there might actually be a couple that people want to see.

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6 Dumb Things Movies Do to Make Their Special Effects Less Effective

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Most of the movies us nerds are looking forward to in 2012 have something in common -- lots and lots of special effects.


‘Big Miracle’ flops like whale titties

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You may not have noticed on account of Burnsy being too busy partying at Sony headquarters to do a Weekend Movie Guide post on Friday, but this weekend's new major releases were the found-footage telekinesis film Chronicle, the Daniel Radcliffe horror story The Woman in Black (RUN FOR YOUR LIVES, HE'S DORKY AND BRITISH.


“Chronicle”: The Review


"Chronicle" gets the occasional comparison to "Akira", mostly because of the ending, and that's a serious mistake.


Armond White’s Chronicle review is a masterpiece of Armond Whitishness

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The character Max in Chronicle is fond of quoting philosophers, which I found sort of obnoxious (he felt like the least fleshed-out character), but leave it to Armond White to take the ball and run with it.


EXCLUSIVE: New “Chronicle” Art From Keron Grant!


We mentioned earlier in the week that to promote "Chronicle", Fox had commissioned five artists to produce their own idea of the movie and the questions it brings up about what happens if you hand a teenager great power when they have zero responsibility.

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A Nerd’s Guide to Surviving the January/February Movie Dumping Grounds

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January and February are a terrible time to be a person who likes movies.


‘Chronicle’ Gets Some Awesome Art

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So, the superhero movie season kicks off, as you may or may not be aware, February 3rd with "Chronicle".


Superheroes Being Dicks: New Chronicle Trailer

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Late January through President's Day weekend is generally thought of as the time when studios release their most half-ass, unwatchable shitpiles, but I'm cautiously optimistic for Josh Trank's Chronicle.


‘Chronicle’ Looks Like ‘Heroes’ Done Right

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What if you and your buddies from high school happened to get super powers.


Max Landis’s found-footage teen superhero movie

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Found-footage and superheroes are as popular in Hollywood as sliced bread and vajazzling, so it was probably inevitable that someone would think to combine them.


‘Anchorman’ is AFI’s Number One of All Time

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Here's a fun video that re-imagines one of AFI's all-time-greatest-films countdowns if Anchorman had been number one.

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