Ah, November. The leaves are turning red, brown, yellow and any shade but green. And then falling. The air is getting cold and crisp. Thanksgiving is upon us. Christmas shopping. And good movies. Blockbusters and Oscar contenders, there are movies for everyone this month. Interestingly, five of the eight movies to watch this November are […]
The Oscar race just got a little more crowded as Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours enters the mix. An energetic, beautifully shot and superbly acted film based on the harrowing true story of Aaron Ralston, a devil-may-care adventurer who finds himself alone and trapped in an isolated canyon in Utah. His hand pinned between a rock […]
Highlander is one of those ’80’s movies action fans look back on fondly. The movie isn’t great, but it is what it is. A tale of immortality and a battle to end all battles, Highlander is an adequately done action-drama that shifts in between character Conner MacLeod’s past and present. In the 25 years since […]
Believe it or not, there is one Oscar race that is already decided and done. That race doesn’t belong to an actor or a drama, but to Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3, the sure-lock for Best Animated Picture at the 2011 Academy Awards. Pixar has won nearly every contest in this category since the beginning of […]
It’s Halloween, which means it’s horror movie time! While many people will be out on the town Saturday night, Halloween itself falls on a Sunday – which means that most people will be at home, recovering from the night before and ready to watch some movies (oh, and some football). There are plenty of horror […]
Every week the Hollywood studios release more and more previously released movies on Blu-Ray, looking to squeak out a few extra dollars from their stagnant home video businesses. Most movies don’t need Blu-Ray. Do you need to see Sleepless in Seattle in Blu-Ray? What about a comedy made in 1950? As I said, most movies […]
Six years after a NASA probe crashed in northern Mexico, bringing with it an extraterrestrial pathogen that spawned a new species of massive creatures, a good section of the country has been quarantined. The United States has never been safer from Mexicans; unfortunately, both sides now have to contend with hard-to-kill aliens. Monsters, the new […]
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One of the first movies to receive Oscar buzz this year, Winter’s Bone was released over the summer without much fanfare – but lots of critical praise. Coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on October 26, Winter’s Bone features an intriguing story and star-making performance by Jennifer Lawrence. Unfortunately, the movie itself fails to live up […]
Survival of the Dead, the latest in George A. Romero’s insufferable zombie franchise, is the latest proof that the once acclaimed filmmaker is decades behind the curve. The movie overflows with terrible dialogue, bad acting and embarrassing special effects. Read FilmJabber’s full George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead movie review.
All but a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination, Alex Gibney puts Jack Abramoff in the spotlight in his latest punishing documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money, which paints a disturbing web of bribes, greed, corruption and twisted American views amongst some of the most powerful men in the government, primarily Republicans. Read […]
Brian Cox and Paul Dano star in the dialogue-fueled The Good Heart, a movie about a jackass bartender and owner who takes in a young homeless man to raise him as his successor. Sharp-tongued and brutal, he in many ways plays overlord to his young counterpart, even though he does sincerely care for him. Read […]
The Oscar-nominated documentary The Garden explores the sad story of a community garden in the heart of L.A. threatened by bulldozers, politicians and greed. The largest of its kind in the country, the garden arose from the Rodney King riots, providing typically poor immigrants the means to grow their own food. The land, unfortunately, is […]
Babies. What can I say about the documentary Babies? Babies are cute, and filmmaker Thomas Balmès delivers an hour-and-a-half of baby cuteness. Located throughout the world (Mongolia, Namibia, Japan and the U.S.), their settings and skin color may be different, but when all is said is done babies aren’t that much different. They are curious, […]
Did you see Mirrors, starring Kiefer Sutherland? You didn’t? Oh yeah, very few people did. Well, you missed out. The movie wasn’t perfect, but it was legitimately scary and ridiculously bloody (after all, the movie was directed by Alexandre Aja, the director of The Hills Have Eyes and High Tension). Promising to follow in its […]