In a year where we’ve seen the A-Team return to form and over-the-hill action stars reunite, another vestige of the 80’s – the buddy cop film – returns with The Other Guys, a late summer hit starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, the movie attempts to play that careful […]
John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill butt heads in Cyrus, the amusingly simple drama-comedy that pits the actors against one another for the sole attention of a single woman. And who wouldn’t fight for Marisa Tomei? The movie, from writing/directing combo Jay and Mark Duplass, is a surprisingly charming and wickedly seductive battle of minds […]
Is this the last we’ve seen – or heard – of Mike Myers? With Shrek Forever After, the franchise allegedly fades into the sunset, leaving both Myers and Eddie Murphy without the box office juggernaut to line their pockets. No one is crying, least of all me. Read FilmJabber’s full Shrek Forever After movie review.
Boxing. It’s a sport that has lost its appeal and popularity. It certainly no longer captivates the public the way it used to. And yet in spite of this, or because of it, Hollywood continues to tell the stories of yesteryear’s stars. The latest entry in a long line of boxing movies, The Fighter features […]
One of the bigger disappointments of the year, The Tempest is a complete miss of a film. It’s hard to say how so many creative people can create a product so unentertaining, but I will give it a shot. Read FilmJabber’s full The Tempest movie review.
What a year Ben Affleck is having. Rising from a rather grisly early 2000s (remember Gigli, Daredevil and Paycheck? Better yet, don’t), Affleck is on the road to establishing himself once again as one of the foremost talents in Hollywood. The Town still stands as one of the strongest films of the year, besting Affleck’s […]
Black Swan is nothing short of a brilliant film and easily one of the best films of the year. Intense, unnerving and beautiful, Black Swan harks back to Aronofsky’s Requiem For A Dream in all of the best ways (although the film also shares many thematic similarities with The Wrestler). Like many of the best […]
Every couple of years Nicolas Cage stars in a project just right for him. In between, he plays characters wholly unsuitable for his acting style and appearance. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Disney’s latest attempt to turn an existing property into a viable franchise, is one of those movies, but Cage’s presence isn’t its only problem. Read […]
In 2003, one of the more notorious scandals of the George W. Bush administration broke into the mainstream when the Washington Post published the identity of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame. The leak suspiciously followed a New York Times article written by Plame’s husband and former U.S. ambassador Joe Wilson, in which he criticized the […]
If your significant other was falsely convicted of murder, how far would you go? After all legal resources dry up, what would you do? Would you let her waste away in prison, or would you risk everything – your kid, your family, your freedom – to set her free? In The Next Three Days, writer/director […]
This summer, I watched Toy Story 3 and called it “an all-but-assured lock for Best Animated Picture of the Year.” At the time, I hadn’t watched How to Train Your Dragon on account that the previews made it look like an uninteresting, stupid, early-year animated kid’s film (the horrible Olympics advertisements didn’t help, either). Having […]
There are disturbing movies, and then there are really disturbing movies. The Human Centipede (First Sequence), as the title suggests, falls into the latter category. About a mad scientist who decides to sew three innocent people together (mouth to rectum, to be specific), The Human Centipede is strangely alluring – in a very screwed up […]
Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley star in Splice, which capitalizes on the fear of human cloning and stem cell research. The movie is a slow boil thriller intended less to scare than to tell a story about the dynamics between three individuals, one that takes a shockingly disturbing turn in the third act. It’s not […]
The biggest franchise of this generation is coming to an end. Well, almost. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, the two-and-a-half-hour first half of J.K. Rowling’s epic finale is now playing in theaters, delivering to audiences yet another engaging, rich experience. The movie suffers as one would expect from being split in two, […]