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.Â Admittedly, I often enjoy watching the few films which transgress the border between bad and â€œhow in the world did this script get fundedâ€.Â The issue is there is a level […]
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 […]
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 […]
Racism is a virus that has yet to be cured. Though the election of Barrack Obama was a historic and momentous occasion, his presidency has revealed a deep-seeded racism that still persists in society. Still, it’s shocking to hear that as of just two years ago, an American school was still allowing segregated proms. The […]
Bruce Willis wants to save the world! Again! Surrogates, his latest action-thriller, debuts on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 26, 2010. More of a mystery-thriller than an action film, the movie offers up a cool concept with only decent execution, resulting in an entertaining but underwhelming film.
In 2006, Joe Carnahan unleashed the psychedelic Smokinâ€™ Aces upon audiences, developing a cult following that unfortunately never formulated for his previous, much-better cop thriller Narc. Apparently, Smokinâ€™ Aces was good enough to warrant a sequel â€“ or at least a prequel â€“ because Smokinâ€™ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball has now arrived on DVD and […]
While Avatar and James Cameron’s beautiful world of Pandora continue to dominate theaters, another sci-fi action film – titled Pandorum – arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray. It is no Golden Globe-winner, however. Starring Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid, Pandorum is your poor man’s Event Horizon, and that’s not a good thing. Read FilmJabber’s full Pandorum […]
America loves a comeback story, and sadly a lot of Americans love country music, which means the drama Crazy Heart should be an easy sell for audiences this January. A film by and large flying under the radar this awards season, Crazy Heart stars Jeff Bridges as a down-and-out alcoholic musician who discovers a second […]
Each year, there are documentaries of all kinds: funny, emotionally personal, political, anti-business, environmental and more. The few that really hit home, however, are the ones that reveal massive tragedies few in the United States know about. Crude is one of those documentaries. Read FilmJabber’s full Crude movie review.
Someone put the leash back on Rob Zombie. Now. Halloween II, the sequel to the hit Rob Zombie remake, is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, which means millions of horror fans are going to invest in one of the worst movies of 2009. Zombie’s first Halloween movie was surprisingly good. He apparently got off […]
The New Year begins with the fad that defined 2009 – vampires – as Daybreakers bites its way into theaters. The good news is that unlike Twilight: New Moon, Daybreakers features a clever concept and real, not-so-sparkly vampires; the bad news is that it’s a poorly executed, hammy mess. Read FilmJabber’s full Daybreakers movie review.
Evil children are creepy. Why? Because they look all cute and cuddly, but then those innocent, buggy eyes turn cold, the curl of the lips reveal something sinister and they are able to do just about anything they want while parents attempt to overlook the fact that their kid is a sociopathic killer. These are […]
Few first-time directors come out of the gate with all guns firing, but Tom Ford appears to have done so with A Single Man, a superbly acted, emotionally intriguing and visually stimulating drama that is one of the year’s best. Read FilmJabber’s full A Single Man movie review.
Chris Pine had a breakout year in 2009, with some little movie called Star Trek making a few bucks at the dollar theater. But for every hit, there’s a failure, and Pine’s failure of the year is Carriers, a post-apocalyptic thriller about four friends who travel around a deserted United States in the wake of […]
From Scott Sanders comes Black Dynamite, a satirical take on 1970’s blaxploitation films. With the look, feel and style of such films, Black Dynamite is a true homage to the genre, though whether you can sit through the whole thing is another matter. Read FilmJabber’s full Black Dynamite movie review.