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 […]
Fifteen years after Heat and four years after The Departed, Ben Affleck looks to stamp his place in crime fiction with a new, gritty action-drama set on the streets of Boston. The Town, about a group of increasingly violent bank robbers, is the opening act for awards season. Affleck stars as Doug MacRay, the leader […]
With M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil coming to theaters this weekend (he produced it, but didn’t direct or write it, thankfully), it only seems fitting to review his summer disaster The Last Airbender. Here’s the movie review for this movie: Let’s not even dwell on M. Night Shyamalan’s career. He used to make good movies. Now […]
Amanda Seyfried stars in her second romantic drama of 2010, but thankfully Letters to Juliet isn’t based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. The movie is still utterly predictable, but focuses on a more interesting subplot than audiences are used to. The previews for Letters to Juliet made the movie out to be incredibly bland and […]
I don’t like to like what other people like. Why, I don’t know. I just don’t. So when a friend, and then another friend, and then a coworker and some homeless bum on the corner told me that I would like Modern Family – no, love Modern Family – I shrugged them off. Fine, I […]
From the director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire comes Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the summer box office fizzle and latest attempt to turn a video game into a live action picture coming to DVD and Blu-Ray this Tuesday. Action there is aplenty, but the movie spends too much time […]
Remaking modern, foreign-made movies for American audiences is a frustrating tactic studios have been expanding recently. Whether it’s Ringu or Let the Right One In, or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the American versions can at best match their foreign language counterparts and more often than not end up being simply shells of the […]
Jessica Alba stands naked in her bathroom. Lindsay Lohan and her on-screen mother, both naked, make out with Danny Trejo. Danny Trejo cuts out a man’s intestines and uses them to swing to safety. Cheech Marin plays a priest who kills indiscriminately. Sound interesting? Sounds like Machete. Read FilmJabber’s full Machete movie review.
At times, life can suck. Especially if you screw your clients out of money and cheat on your girlfriend with her 18-year old daughter. Oh, and if you’re dying. These are the challenges Michael Douglas faces in his latest drama – Solitary Man – which is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Read FilmJabber’s full […]
Lost is over, which means I have 20 or more hours that I previously spent agonizing, debating and arguing one of the most complex, intelligent and emotionally satisfying television shows ever produced to devote to other activities, like sleeping. It had its ups and downs, but people who abandoned it partway through missed out much […]
It’s September, which means it’s slim pickings when it comes to movies. Thankfully, I made a list of movies to see in September. Three of those movies are already in theaters, so naturally I chose to watch Resident Evil: Afterlife first – a movie that didn’t even make my top ten. A sequel to one […]
Roman Polanski. Love him or hate him, he’s a very good director responsible for several timeless classics. His latest is The Ghost Writer, a thriller starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan and Olivia Williams. At times captivating, other times flat, the movie is not one of his better productions. Still, a weak Polanski production is superior […]
Summer is over, and kids are back to school. You know what that means: the studios are going to dump a lot of garbage on audiences this month. We’re being subjected to yet another Resident Evil movie, even though the third one was terrible, and Alpha and Omega looks like one of the worst cartoons […]
Amidst the many blockbusters that capture the most significant amount of press, a generous amount of smaller movies are wowing critics and audiences alike this summer, at least those who take the time to seek them out. One such film is The Kids Are All Right, a drama-comedy about a lesbian couple whose teenage children […]
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet (Un prophète), about a young Arab man who is sentenced to six years in prison, is a moving, enthralling piece of work that wholeheartedly delivers on its promise of crime, drama and suspense. Read FilmJabber’s full A Prophet movie review.