To start off this review on a strong note, as a bit of a surprise to me, Harry Brown actually may be my favorite film of the year so far.Â Driven by another amazing performance by Michael Caine, who like Morgan Freeman gets better with age, Harry Brown is a gritty slice-of life story set […]
The sequel to one of the scariest monster movies in recent memory has come to DVD, skipping a theatrical release entirely – at least in the U.S. Direct-to-DVD sequels are usually a sign of something foul, but there are gems to be found on occasion. The Descent: Part 2, unfortunately, is not one of those […]
On Tuesday, April 27, people will die. After all, you can buy your very own copy of a tombstone while watching Armageddon near. Touchstone Home Entertainment is releasing two Blu-Ray worthy films to the format on this day: the Kurt Russell-starring western Tombstone and the Michael Bay epic Armageddon.
A touching and at times disturbing documentary about Hurricane Katrina, Trouble the Water is an Oscar-nominated film that shows footage taken by citizens during and after the flooding of New Orleans. While the movie doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know, it does give a rare personal glimpse at the human toll, psychologically and […]
Golden Globe-winner Emily Blunt stars as England’s longest serving monarch in The Young Victoria, a period-piece drama whose biggest claim to fame may be the seriously cocky acceptance speech the film’s costume designer gave after winning an Oscar. But we won’t hold that headshaking moment against it, as The Young Victoria is a surprisingly well […]
Tom Hardy delivers a memorable performance as the title character in Bronson, a unique drama that isn’t as entertaining as it is oddly enthralling. The movie “examines” the life of Britain’s most nefarious criminal Charles Bronson, who in real life has been moved between prisons 120 times and spent most of his adult life in […]
Donnie Darko‘s Richard Kelly is back with his third major film, the Cameron Diaz/James Marsden-starring thriller The Box, an equally confusing but not nearly as satisfying sci-fi film. The Box sets the stage for something grand, but when all is said and done it fizzles. Read FilmJabber’s full The Box movie review.
Testosterone meets Greek mythology this weekend in Clash of the Titans, a dumb-downed action epic wannabe that, despite plodding narrative, poor character development and a story that hardly lives up to its title, manages to sustain a mild level of entertainment. Read FilmJabber’s full Clash of the Titans movie review.
For those of you who missed Nicolas Cage in Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – and that’s most of you – you really missed it. Luckily, there’s this thing called home video – now in the form of DVD and Blu-Ray – that allows you to watch really good movies that […]
Looking back on 2009, George Clooney will be most remembered for his superb performance in the excellent film Up in the Air, and Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia. But both Clooney and Streep had another extremely good movie added to their resumes at Thanksgiving – in the form of The Fantastic Mr. Fox. The […]
Chloe, the newest entry from writer/director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Adoration), follows in the dramatic footsteps of his past films, bringing to the screen deeply developed and observed characters like few others can.Â While not on the same level as The Sweet Hereafter, Egoyan’s strongest film, Chloe presents a fairly common premise packed full […]
Every year, there are good and bad movies, and every year there are box office hits and box office failures. And every year, there are a couple movies that never were given a chance despite being really, really good. Adam is one of those movies. Read FilmJabber’s full Adam movie review.
Sunday, March 21, 2010 has been a good day. I’ve watched two movies so far on this lazy day (yes, I need to get outside soon), and both have them exceeded expectations. Adam was great, and Bandslam, a PG-rated teen film that I expected to be some crappy rip-off of the crappy High School Musical […]
With the theatrical release of Toy Story 3 fast approaching, it was inevitable that Disney would unleash two of its most lucrative titles on Blu-Ray this year: Toy Story and Toy Story 2. If you don’t remember, Toy Story‘s release in 1995 gave way to the rise of CGI-animated films, the term “Pixar” as a […]
From Grant Heslov, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s awesome sidekick in True Lies and yes, also George Clooney’s producing and writing collaborator (on such films as Leatherheads and Good Night and Good Luck) comes The Men Who Stare At Goats, which stars none other than Clooney as the psychic soldier Lynn Cassady. Read FilmJabber’s full The Men Who […]