I believe the time when many years would lapse between the release of an original film and its remake have officially passed (if it didn’t already several years ago). Just short of two years since the masterful Let the Right One In sneaked into theaters in limited release, Let Me In, the American remake will […]
The Oscar-nominated animated film The Secret of Kells comes to DVD next Tuesday, bringing with it a dazzling spectacle of unique animation and creativity. Oh, and some bonus features. The movie is imaginative and well-drawn, but not as captivating or engaging as expected. Read our full The Secret of Kells movie review.
There are thousands, if not millions, of writers in the world whose names will never be known and whose novelist careers will never earn them enough to make a living. And then there are the lucky few who receive the critical or market acclaim that elevates them to an entirely different level. John Ajvide Lindqvist […]
Drugs, sex and rock ‘n roll are on full display in the critically praised comedy Get Him to the Greek, available today on DVD and Blu-Ray. Starring Russell Brand as Aldous Snow, the sex-fueled singer from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Jonah Hill, who also had a role in Marshall (albeit a different one), Get Him […]
The twisted psychological thriller Jacob’s Ladder was recently released to Blu-Ray, and I’ve been asked to review it. I’m two weeks late, so I’ll make this quick. If for some reason you haven’t seen this 1990 classic, go and rent it now. Or buy it. I don’t care, but watch it. It’s f**ked up beyond […]
High school comedies are a dime a dozen, but only once every couple of years are audiences treated to a smart, edgy creation that defies convention and the genre as a whole. In the vein of Saved! and Mean Girls, 2010′s Easy A is a funny and witty production that showcases rising star Emma Stone. […]
The new movie Devil, marketed as M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil, was neither written nor directed by the great-turned-awful director, but it may as well have been. A laugh-inducing, horribly written and sadly directed horror-thriller, Devil is about as fun to watch as it is to listen to elevator music. Read the full Devil movie review.
Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger debuts in theaters today, and we’re celebrating with a big giveaway and, even more special, our opinion! Enter today to win the You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger giveaway, and then head on over to our movie review. The romantic comedy-drama features an all-star cast […]
This year is apparently the year for team-based action movies. Before The A-Team and The Expendables there was the March flop The Losers, which is based on a DC/Vertigo comic book. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada and Jason Patric, the movie is a mildly entertaining but […]
Ben Stiller plays the title character in Greenberg, a dark drama-comedy from director Noah Baumbach, who since the excellent The Squid and the Whale has failed to rekindle that fine balance of depressing and disturbing and funny. Greenberg continues the trend. Read FilmJabber’s full Greenberg movie review.
Sometimes you have to sell out to do good. Someone told me that once. Not really. Many of Kevin Smith’s small but devoted legion of fans – which includes me – cried foul when Cop Out debuted, and it’s understandable why. A generic buddy cop movie starring Bruce Willis and Tracey Morgan, Cop Out is […]
For those of you who’ve read my reviews for quite some time, you know I cannot understand the appeal of Jennifer Lopez. She’s beautiful, but neither her music nor movie careers have given audiences much to celebrate. In the new movie The Back-Up Plan, J-Lo proves she hasn’t lost her touch for selecting forgettable, waste-of-time […]
Fifteen years after Heat and four years after The Departed, Ben Affleck looks to stamp his place in crime fiction with a new, gritty action-drama set on the streets of Boston. The Town, about a group of increasingly violent bank robbers, is the opening act for awards season. Affleck stars as Doug MacRay, the leader […]
With M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil coming to theaters this weekend (he produced it, but didn’t direct or write it, thankfully), it only seems fitting to review his summer disaster The Last Airbender. Here’s the movie review for this movie: Let’s not even dwell on M. Night Shyamalan’s career. He used to make good movies. Now […]
Amanda Seyfried stars in her second romantic drama of 2010, but thankfully Letters to Juliet isn’t based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. The movie is still utterly predictable, but focuses on a more interesting subplot than audiences are used to. The previews for Letters to Juliet made the movie out to be incredibly bland and […]