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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Review

Who says PG-rated comedies can’t be funny? Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which has no big stars, is made for children and is based on a youth book series, has no right appealing to adults, but it does. Now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is one of the funniest and […]

BEN’D OVER: Not Just Yet

The trailer for Ben Affleck’s newest project, The Town, premiered this week setting the blogosphere aflutter with speculation that the film may bolster the thesp’s floundering career. The Town, set to bow in September, could be the shot in the arm that Affleck needs after years of films that are best enjoyed mid-sleep on an […]

Netflix Instant Play: The Original Inglorious Bastards

Similar name, but hardly the same. Be wary of the instant view flicks that may be a ‘cult classic’ to some but to others they are hours you won’t get back. It’s late at night, insomnia is visiting and nothing much is on the cable/satellite. That’s Ok because getting out of bed is not a […]

Does the Kick-Ass Blu-Ray Kick Ass?

That’s the question on everyone’s minds: Does the Kick-Ass Blu-Ray kick ass? There’s a reason why “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” hasn’t yet been repealed, or the economy hasn’t fully recovered. Everyone is just preoccupied with this nagging question. The answer: it’s pretty good. Kick ass? Maybe not, but Lionsgate doesn’t want to get ahead of […]

Steve Carell: The Good and the Not-So-Good

Actor Steve Carell has been solid even when scripts faltered – which has not been that often. Whether as the lead actor or as a supporting cast member, Steve Carell brings a quality to the screen that is hard to find among comedic-based actors – he brings a sincerity that defies the situation regardless of […]

The White Ribbon Movie Review

A couple years ago, I took a quiz on Facebook to determine who my best relationship match is in regards to taste in movies. Being of considerable movie taste, it’s important that I don’t end up with someone with drastically inferior inclinations toward what is quality cinema. The resulting match: my brother. Thanks, Facebook. In […]

Sylvestor Stallone Blu-Ray Smackdown: Rambo Collector’s Set

Sylvestor Stallone’s new movie The Expendables explodes into theaters on August 13 (exaggerated marketing pitch? Watch the trailer and tell me you think a better word is suited to describe its arrival), and that means many of his big movies are getting the Blu-Ray “special edition” makeover – along with a few of his pals’ […]

The Bounty Hunter Movie Review

There are few people who don’t like Jennifer Aniston. She has good comedic timing, she’s pretty and she has done little to ruin her reputation since the “Friends” days. There are also few people who like her movies. The Bounty Hunter, Jennifer Aniston’s latest comedy, won’t do much to change audiences’ opinions as it’s an […]

Reel Life? Or Just a Dream…Inception and the Top Ten Dream Movies

As Inception plows through its second weekend of box office glory, Christopher Nolan’s lucid thriller is simultaneously solidifying its legacy as a classic of contemporary cinema.  From the early days of film making (dare I say, since its inception?), theorists have speculated about the dreamlike nature of the cinematic experience and movies have perpetually tried […]

Ready, Set, Bag! Movie Review: Are You Packing?

We all have a competitive streak in us. Some take it out through traditional methods like baseball or football; others through dodgeball, sumo wrestling or mixed martial arts. And some pack grocery bags. If you’re unaware of the competitive sport of grocery bag packing, then you must have been living in a cave for your […]

Salt Movie Review

Angelina Jolie is the only true female action star. She can sell it and people will buy it. She can be sexy and tough-as-nails at the same time. She has a knack for choosing high-adrenaline pictures. And yet, when you examine her resume, Jolie has yet to lead an action film that has cemented its […]

Countdown to Zero Movie Review

Countdown to Zero, the documentary by filmmaker Lucy Walker, traces the history of the most destructive singular invention in human history, the nuclear bomb.  The film also stresses the importance of working towards complete nuclear disarmament and the many ups and downs that have occurred en route to achieving this lofty goal. Read FilmJabber’s full […]

The Last Station Movie Review

Based on the novel by Jay Parini, The Last Station examines Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s struggle to balance his commitment to a life devoid of material things with fame, wealth and the needs of his loving wife and family. The movie, written and directed by Michael Hoffman, stars an incredible cast that includes James McAvoy, […]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Movie Review

In lieu of an American remake by David Fincher in the near future, I decided it was about time to watch the Swedish thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which has grossed over $100 million worldwide. The movie only received a limited release in the United States, but it’s now available on Netflix Instant […]

Burma VJ Movie Review

An educated guess tells me that few Americans had heard of Burma, or Myanmar, until Cyclone Nargis swept through the country, killing over 200,000 people. The devastating disaster brought to American television sets a rare examination of the brutal military junta that commands the country. In Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country, filmmaker Anders […]