Mr. Miyagi is dead, long live Jackie Chan. Wait. What? The loveable action star plays Mr. Han, Mr. Miyagi’s “predecessor” in the remake of The Karate Kid. It’s a risky move, not just casting Chan in such a venerable, Oscar-nominated role but redoing an 80’s classic that still holds up well today. But the risk […]
Facebook. Love it or hate it, people are using it. The social networking website has 500 million users and counting, and for many it has become a way of life, a way to stay connected to friends and family across the country and around the world, especially the ones you don’t like enough to actually […]
Belle, the Beast and the teapots are back as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast debuts on Blu-Ray on Tuesday, October 5, bringing with it not only the classic movie but loads of magical special features. A fitting set for any movie fan’s collection (especially one catering to children, of course), Beauty and the Beast: Diamond […]
I believe the time when many years would lapse between the release of an original film and its remake have officially passed (if it didn’t already several years ago). Just short of two years since the masterful Let the Right One In sneaked into theaters in limited release, Let Me In, the American remake will […]
The Oscar-nominated animated film The Secret of Kells comes to DVD next Tuesday, bringing with it a dazzling spectacle of unique animation and creativity. Oh, and some bonus features. The movie is imaginative and well-drawn, but not as captivating or engaging as expected. Read our full The Secret of Kells movie review.
There are thousands, if not millions, of writers in the world whose names will never be known and whose novelist careers will never earn them enough to make a living. And then there are the lucky few who receive the critical or market acclaim that elevates them to an entirely different level. John Ajvide Lindqvist […]
Drugs, sex and rock ‘n roll are on full display in the critically praised comedy Get Him to the Greek, available today on DVD and Blu-Ray. Starring Russell Brand as Aldous Snow, the sex-fueled singer from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Jonah Hill, who also had a role in Marshall (albeit a different one), Get Him […]
The twisted psychological thriller Jacob’s Ladder was recently released to Blu-Ray, and I’ve been asked to review it. I’m two weeks late, so I’ll make this quick. If for some reason you haven’t seen this 1990 classic, go and rent it now. Or buy it. I don’t care, but watch it. It’s f**ked up beyond […]
High school comedies are a dime a dozen, but only once every couple of years are audiences treated to a smart, edgy creation that defies convention and the genre as a whole. In the vein of Saved! and Mean Girls, 2010’s Easy A is a funny and witty production that showcases rising star Emma Stone. […]
The new movie Devil, marketed as M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil, was neither written nor directed by the great-turned-awful director, but it may as well have been. A laugh-inducing, horribly written and sadly directed horror-thriller, Devil is about as fun to watch as it is to listen to elevator music. Read the full Devil movie review.
Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger debuts in theaters today, and we’re celebrating with a big giveaway and, even more special, our opinion! Enter today to win the You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger giveaway, and then head on over to our movie review. The romantic comedy-drama features an all-star cast […]
This year is apparently the year for team-based action movies. Before The A-Team and The Expendables there was the March flop The Losers, which is based on a DC/Vertigo comic book. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada and Jason Patric, the movie is a mildly entertaining but […]
Ben Stiller plays the title character in Greenberg, a dark drama-comedy from director Noah Baumbach, who since the excellent The Squid and the Whale has failed to rekindle that fine balance of depressing and disturbing and funny. Greenberg continues the trend. Read FilmJabber’s full Greenberg movie review.
Sometimes you have to sell out to do good. Someone told me that once. Not really. Many of Kevin Smith’s small but devoted legion of fans – which includes me – cried foul when Cop Out debuted, and it’s understandable why. A generic buddy cop movie starring Bruce Willis and Tracey Morgan, Cop Out is […]
For those of you who’ve read my reviews for quite some time, you know I cannot understand the appeal of Jennifer Lopez. She’s beautiful, but neither her music nor movie careers have given audiences much to celebrate. In the new movie The Back-Up Plan, J-Lo proves she hasn’t lost her touch for selecting forgettable, waste-of-time […]