Remaking modern, foreign-made movies for American audiences is a frustrating tactic studios have been expanding recently. Whether it’s Ringu or Let the Right One In, or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the American versions can at best match their foreign language counterparts and more often than not end up being simply shells of the […]
Jessica Alba stands naked in her bathroom. Lindsay Lohan and her on-screen mother, both naked, make out with Danny Trejo. Danny Trejo cuts out a man’s intestines and uses them to swing to safety. Cheech Marin plays a priest who kills indiscriminately. Sound interesting? Sounds like Machete. Read FilmJabber’s full Machete movie review.
At times, life can suck. Especially if you screw your clients out of money and cheat on your girlfriend with her 18-year old daughter. Oh, and if you’re dying. These are the challenges Michael Douglas faces in his latest drama – Solitary Man – which is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Read FilmJabber’s full […]
Lost is over, which means I have 20 or more hours that I previously spent agonizing, debating and arguing one of the most complex, intelligent and emotionally satisfying television shows ever produced to devote to other activities, like sleeping. It had its ups and downs, but people who abandoned it partway through missed out much […]
It’s September, which means it’s slim pickings when it comes to movies. Thankfully, I made a list of movies to see in September. Three of those movies are already in theaters, so naturally I chose to watch Resident Evil: Afterlife first – a movie that didn’t even make my top ten. A sequel to one […]
Roman Polanski. Love him or hate him, he’s a very good director responsible for several timeless classics. His latest is The Ghost Writer, a thriller starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan and Olivia Williams. At times captivating, other times flat, the movie is not one of his better productions. Still, a weak Polanski production is superior […]
Amidst the many blockbusters that capture the most significant amount of press, a generous amount of smaller movies are wowing critics and audiences alike this summer, at least those who take the time to seek them out. One such film is The Kids Are All Right, a drama-comedy about a lesbian couple whose teenage children […]
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet (Un prophète), about a young Arab man who is sentenced to six years in prison, is a moving, enthralling piece of work that wholeheartedly delivers on its promise of crime, drama and suspense. Read FilmJabber’s full A Prophet movie review.
The holocaust of brain cells continues with another Nicholas Sparks novel adapted to the big screen, this one called the Last Song, as if it really matters. Miley Cyrus is the star, as is soon-to-be-Thor Liam Hemsworth (oh wait, that’s his brother Chris), and Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear somehow got tricked into starring in this […]
Michael Cera is known for playing a geeky and awkwardly charming young man in every movie he appears, and if that’s a shortcoming it doesn’t explain the masterpiece that is Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. In this action-comedy-romance from the director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, Cera plays the exact same character […]
Four years ago, Sylvestor Stallone was a washed-up action star. For the last decade, many of his movies went straight to video and the ones that did make it to theaters reminded audiences and critics alike that Stallone was well past his peak. With his age becoming a factor, it was highly unlikely Stallone could […]
MGM may be struggling to get new movies off the ground, but the Blu-Rays keep on coming: in recent weeks, classics such as Bull Durham and Escape from New York have hit high definition, along with an early Brad Pitt thriller called Kalifornia. None of the films need the Blu-Ray format (Escape from New York […]
“Jailbait.” What better way to describe Dakota Fanning in The Runaways, in which she plays sexy young starlet Cherie Currie opposite Kristen Stewart, who plays Joan Jett. Both onscreen and in real life, the young actress has suddenly transformed from eerily good child actor to can’t-wait-til-she’s-eighteen sex symbol (for creepy perverted men, not me – […]
People envy their neighbors and are willing to do – or buy – what it takes to be like them, according to the light drama The Joneses, which stars David Duchovny and Demi Moore as an enterprising “couple” who live and breathe product placements. The movie didn’t do well in theaters but is a surprisingly […]
Who says PG-rated comedies can’t be funny? Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which has no big stars, is made for children and is based on a youth book series, has no right appealing to adults, but it does. Now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is one of the funniest and […]