Chaos Theory

Unless you were living under a rock during the ’90s, the new trailer for Jurassic Park 3D probably seems pretty familiar to you. It’s basically just a trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ubiquitous 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park, with some stuff about the film being re-released in 3D tacked on at the end. But, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to watch it. Chances are it’s been quite a while since you’ve last watched Jurassic Park, and chances are you’ve forgotten how much a movie like this lends itself to making great trailers. The sense of grandeur, the big reveals, the breakthrough special effects, Jeff Goldblum draped across various things all shirtless and sexy, the ripple in the glass of water, Samuel L. Jackson saying “Hold on to your butts,” it’s all here. But, what strikes you about watching this trailer more than anything else, is the music. The second the first few notes of John Williams‘ iconic score for this dinosaurs run amok adventure start playing, you find yourself instantly transported back to being however old you were when you first saw this movie. And by the time the song gets to the soaring crescendo, well, it’s done its job of convincing you that you’re going to want to shell out some money to experience this classic up on the big screen one more time pretty effectively.

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Ten Overlooked Films That Deserve Another Look on DVD

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DVDs I Bought This Week!

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Chaos Theory

[Editor’s Note: Before (or after, your choice) you read Cole’s glowing review of Chaos Theory, enter to win some awesome FREE Stuff! by clicking here!] We want our movies to cover new ground. Going to see a movie that only achieves what others have done before is like seeing a rerun of a television show where your favorite characters have been replaced by strangers. It’s admittedly difficult to create something truly original – to connect to an audience in a new way – but Chaos Theory does this in leaps and bounds. Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds) is an efficient man. He lives his life by making to-do lists and completing them, checking off each moment as a task to finish and sharing his methods in corporate speaking events. One morning, his wife Susan (Emily Mortimer) sets the clocks so that he’s ten minutes behind schedule, and the shift creates a chain of events that drastically changes his career and his relationships with his wife, daughter (Matrya Fedor) and best friend Buddy (Stuart Townsend). As with most good movies, a synopsis doesn’t do it justice. It seems on the surface as the classic tale of a stuffy guy who learns to let go and live life to the fullest, but Chaos Theory just isn’t as happy as all that. It isn’t a story of a man having a mid-life crisis while the audience laughs along at his antics. It is the story of a man who learns things specific to his […]

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Chaos Theory Giveaway

We are officially hooked on Ryan Reynolds’ latest film Chaos Theory. And in order to get you hooked on it as well, we will happily stoop to bribery, shenanigans and otherwise dubious promotional tactics in order to get you hooked as well. We will start with bribery…

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Ryan Reynolds in Chaos Theory

It appears that the upcoming comedy Chaos Theory, which stars Ryan Reynolds as a guy who decides to intentionally throw a wrench or two into his own seemingly smooth existence in order to feel like he is living, has slipped by me somehow.

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Ryan Reynolds is the Anti-Dane Cook

This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. It’s a revelation I had a while ago that came to the front of my mind after seeing Reynolds in Chaos Theory. It seems pretty obvious that where one is a talented comedic and dramatic actor the other is a one-note comedian that can’t translate stand up success to the box office.

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