50/50 director Jonathan Levine did a really good job with this one. The smart writing, directing, and generally good performances made a really stupid premise completely believable. It's a very sweet, well-made romantic comedy that's perfect for Valentine's Day.
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In fact, there are two good movies out this weekend. The other one, "The Woman in Black," is not sci-fi, but is a fun ghost story, and Daniel Radcliffe does a fantastic job. While I think most will have more fun with "Chronicle," both movies are definitely worth seeing. You may have a hard decision ahead of you this weekend. Which movie will you see?
This is a hard movie to recommend. For me, the good outweighed the not-so-good, and I ended up enjoying the movie a lot. Many people don't feel that way, and it's easy to see why.
If you go see Cloud Atlas this weekend, please come back here and tell us what you think. This is one of those movies where it helps to get as many opinions together as possible.
"Lockout" is technically not a good movie, but I can't deny that it was tons of fun. "Cabin in the Woods" is clearly the superior of the two, though. Still, two thoroughly enjoyable sci-fi/fantasy movies in the same week is pretty cool. Which one will you see?