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Everybody’s Fine Movie Review

In December, Robert De Niro aimed to take advantage of the feel-good holiday spirit with Everybody’s Fine, a lighthearted drama about a father trying to reconnect with his grown kids. The movie flopped, and understandably so. The previews did a great job of marketing the movie as a dreadfully boring and forgettable drama. Way to […]

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Movie Review

As the Harry Potter franchise heads toward its end, Hollywood is desperately seeking the next big franchise. 20th Century Fox apparently believes that the next big thing is Percy Jackson & the Olympians, a book series by Rick Riordan. Fox has hired Chris Columbus, the director of the first two Harry Potter movies, to kick […]

Edge of Darkness Movie Review

A few years, several bottles of alcohol and an anti-Semitic rant later, Mel Gibson returns to theaters with the revenge thriller Edge of Darkness, directed by Martin Campbell – the man behind Casino Royale and Goldeneye. Though it has struggled at the box office, the movie is a blast, full of stinging dialogue, a gritty […]

Women in Trouble Movie Review

From the writer of Snakes on a Plane comes a very different film: the comedic drama Women in Trouble, which stars an ensemble cast that includes Carla Gugino, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki, Marley Shelton, Cameron Richardson, Simon Baker, Josh Brolin, Jospeh Gordon-Levitt and others. Unfortunately, the movie is neither funny nor dramatic. Read FilmJabber’s full […]

Lorna’s Silence Movie Review

In Lorna’s Silence, an Albanian woman is pushed to her moral limits to achieve her dream of opening a snack bar by getting entangled with a local mobster and marrying a druggie for money. When the mobster kills her husband and prepares for another immigrant to take her place, she realizes that she’s gotten in […]

Outrage Movie Review

Homosexuality continues to be one of the most divisive issues facing the United States, which is sad because we’re a nation supposedly based on the ideals of “freedom and liberty for all.” Regardless of how you feel morally about the issue, there should be no arguments over whether it’s fair to discriminate people who were […]

Couples Retreat: Where’s the Comedy?

Vince Vaughn has declared war on audiences. His pact with the Devil nearly complete, he has punished moviegoers with a trifecta of bad movies starting with 2007’s Fred Claus. Four Christmases wasn’t nearly as bad, but still terrible. And now, the once-funny actor has given us Couples Retreat, an unfunny and unimpressive romantic comedy that […]

The House of the Devil Movie Review

In a day and age where horror movies are generally defined by how loud and gruesome they can be, it’s refreshing to see a movie that harkens back to a quieter, creepier time. In the vein of old Stephen King and the demonic thrillers of the 1970’s, House of the Devil unleashes an intoxicatingly engaging […]

The Final Destination Movie Review

Ten years ago, a couple of filmmakers thought of a great idea: create a slasher film without a physical killer, where Death Itself enacts revenge. The result was a surprisingly suspenseful and well made horror movie. Three sequels later, however, all semblance of originality and cleverness has devolved into a 3D spectacle of awfulness. Read […]

Law Abiding Citizen Movie Review – Coming to Blu-Ray

In late October and into November, while box office phenom Paranormal Activity was making headlines, the Gerard Butler-starring action-thriller Law Abiding Citizen was slowly and quietly working its way to a sizable profit. The movie was an afterthought for many reasons – one because it appeared like yet another forgettable Butler flick (he’d already punished […]

The Boys Are Back Movie Review

From the director of Shine comes The Boys Are Back, which is easily one of the more underrated movies of 2009. Now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, the drama doesn’t break any new ground but still offers up some fine performances and compelling moments. Read FilmJabber’s full The Boys Are Back movie review.

The Book of Eli Movie Review: Almost Good, Not Quite

It’s been nearly ten years since we last heard from the Hughes brothers, but they’re back with the religiously themed apocalyptic action-thriller The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington. The movie looks great and features yet another good performance from the A-list actor, but the movie gets bogged down by its lack of a strong […]

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus: Worst Movie Ever?

There is a certain point where the quality of a movie deteriorates such that the film transitions from good to bad then to so-bad-its-good.  Admittedly, I often enjoy watching the few films which transgress the border between bad and “how in the world did this script get funded”.  The issue is there is a level […]

The Lovely Bones Movie Review

Peter Jackson’s latest film The Lovely Bones was supposed to be a heavy awards contender. Its release date set for early December, the movie was supposed to make a lot of money and garner several nominations throughout the holidays. And then a few lukewarm reviews appeared, followed by a couple of bad ones. Paramount panicked […]

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Movie Review

Though many people see Heath Ledger’s brilliant performance in The Dark Knight as his last hoorah, the late actor has one more trick up his sleeve: an amnesiac performer in Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Sadly, the movie doesn’t serve as an adequate send-off for the beloved man. Read FilmJabber’s full The Imaginarium […]
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