While not perfect, It’s Kind of a Funny Story is a fun, quirky film with a lot of heart. The story follows depressed teenager Craig, who after a slew of suicidal thoughts decides to check himself into the psychiatric ward at a nearby hospital. The juvenile wing is closed, so he is placed in the […]
What’s better than one Edward Norton in a movie? Two of him! In the dark comedy/crime thriller Leaves of Grass, Edward Norton stars alongside Edward Norton in Leaves of Grass, about a collegiate professor and his white trash, drug dealing identical brother who get mixed up in some bad things. In addition to Norton, the […]
The Oscar-winning thriller The Third Man was recently released to Blu-Ray for the first time. It was also my first viewing of the classic, which won an Oscar for Best Cinematography, was nominated for Best Director and Best Editing and is currently ranked #57 on AFI’s Top 100 Movies and #75 on AFI’s Top Thrillers.
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 […]
For those of you who loved 300, at least liked Watchmen, the Superman project just got a whole lot more interesting. Several names have been circling the rumor mill in recent weeks, but the winner to direct the new Superman is Zack Snyder. Christopher Nolan is overseeing the project as producer and David Goyer is […]
Waiting for a new Bourne Identity movie? Universal Pictures has hired Tony Gilroy to direct the sequel, titled The Bourne Legacy. Gilroy will also write the film like he did the last three – so at least there’s some consistency there. Gone is Paul Greengrass, who took the franchise from being a moderate hit to […]
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 […]
October has at least one Oscar contender and a whole bunch of horror films to choose from, so what will it be? FilmJabber has the answers in our guide to the movies to see in October 2010. Two of the movies are now playing in theaters, and the rest are coming soon – so have […]
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. […]