Movie Reviews

Fair Game Movie Review

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 […]

The Next Three Days Movie Review

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 […]

How to Train Your Dragon Movie Review

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 […]

The Human Centipede Movie Review

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 […]

Splice Movie Review

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 […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Movie Review

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, […]

Unstoppable Movie Review

Denzel Washington teams up with director Tony Scott yet again, and for the second year in a row a suspense thriller about trains. In Unstoppable, one momentary lapse of judgment leads to an incredibly dangerous situation: a runaway, explosive-filled train traveling 70 miles per hour towards a densely populated city. Read FilmJabber’s full Unstoppable movie […]

The Disappearance of Alice Creed Movie Review

The low budget indie thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed comes to DVD next Tuesday. The movie, which stars Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston Eddie Marsan and no one else, is about a young woman who is kidnapped by two masked men and locked in a small room for ransom. But as is often the case, […]

Made in Dagenham Movie Review

A well-executed film with a great British cast, Made in Dagenham tells the story of a group of female Ford factory workers who went on strike to gain equal pay for women and in the process brought England’s industry to its knees.  Sally Hawkins is excellent as the lead protester Rita O’Grady.  While I don’t […]

The Winning Season Movie Review

Sam Rockwell and Emma Roberts star in The Winning Season, a basketball movie that arrives on DVD next week. Originally released to theaters in September, it’s a film few people have heard of or will ever see, despite the talent involved. Typically, it’s not a good sign when a movie is released to theaters (albeit […]

Best Worst Movie Movie Review

Bad movies can be good. If a filmmaker invests his heart and soul into making a movie and it ends up being terrible, that movie can be a riot. Sometimes, rarely, a movie can be so bad that it will gain a cult following of viewers to the degree that screenings of the picture will […]

Jonah Hex Movie Review

There was a [brief] time in American history where people would say it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter how bad the movie is. It had Megan Fox in it, and she plays a prostitute and wears a corset. It doesn’t matter how bad the movie is, it’s worth watching. That time in American history lasted […]

A Christmas Carol Movie Review

It’s a timeless tale of redemption and forgiveness, of holiday giving and the Christmas spirit (or three spirits). A Christmas Carol is one of the most well known stories in the world and has been reinvented and re-imagined countless times over the last century. But with Disney’s latest incarnation of the movie, we’re once again […]

The Secret in Their Eyes Movie Review

Rape, murder, love and life, they’re all on display in the tantalizing drama-thriller The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos). The Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Picture at this year’s ceremonies, The Secret in Their Eyes is one of the best movies of the decade and further proof that other countries […]

Four Lions Movie Review

Surely to be one of the more controversial movies of the year, especially in this Tea Party-led society we suddenly live in, Four Lions is about four British Muslims who, disillusioned with the western world, decide they’re going to wage jihad against their country. In other words, they’re going to blow some sh*t up. Oh, […]