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 […]
James Cameron really likes oceans. Have you noticed that? And in Avatar 2, we’re going to see much more of the oceans and less of the jungle, if Mr. Cameron has anything to say about it. And since he can say just about anything about Avatar 2 and do it, we have to believe him. […]
Those looking forward to Batman 3D may have to dress up in their living rooms to see anything resembling the third dimension, as cinematographer Wally Pfister, who shot both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, recently told Cinematical that Batman 3 likely won’t be shot in 3D.
The Meryl Streep/Alec Baldwin/Steve Martin romantic comedy It’s Complicated arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray this coming Tuesday, April 27, 2010. The modest hit, from director Nancy Meyers, is about a divorced woman (Streep) who starts an affair with her ex-husband (Baldwin), who is married to a much younger knock-out (Lake Bell). At the same time, […]
Here’s the craziest story of the day: Leonard Nimoy is retiring from acting, but he’s not going to go peacefully into the night. Nimoy is going to take a stab at amateur-level mixed martial arts (MMA). OK, that second part isn’t true. Leonard Nimoy is retiring from acting, but he presumably is going to sit […]
The action-thriller The Losers explodes onto theaters on April 23, and if the movie has one thing going for it, it’s Zoe Saldana. The gorgeous actress, hot off her career-defining 2009 (she steamed up theaters in two of the biggest movies of the year, Star Trek and Avatar), will play a deadly femme fatale/CIA agent […]
Everyone knows that M. Night Shyalaman’s last two movies have sucked big time, so there’s a lot riding on his latest film The Last Airbender, which is apparently the first of a trilogy. I recently read an article at a respectable website where the one of the authors was describing The Last Airbender as his […]
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 […]
Didn’t have time to track all the movie news over the last week? Here’s a snapshot of some of the most interesting stories: Due to a scheduling conflict, Bryan Singer is no longer attached to direct X-Men: First Class. He will instead serve as producer. The likelihood of the movie being any good has just […]
If anyone didn’t know DreamWork’s How to Train Your Dragon came out this weekend, you clearly haven’t watched television in the last two months. The unprecedented marketing blitz during the Olympics – including controversial product placement tied in with the sports broadcasts themselves – was rather overwhelming and, in my opinion, off-putting. It doesn’t help […]