A few years, several bottles of alcohol and an anti-Semitic rant later, Mel Gibson returns to theaters with the revenge thriller Edge of Darkness, directed by Martin Campbell – the man behind Casino Royale and Goldeneye. Though it has struggled at the box office, the movie is a blast, full of stinging dialogue, a gritty […]
From the writer of Snakes on a Plane comes a very different film: the comedic drama Women in Trouble, which stars an ensemble cast that includes Carla Gugino, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki, Marley Shelton, Cameron Richardson, Simon Baker, Josh Brolin, Jospeh Gordon-Levitt and others. Unfortunately, the movie is neither funny nor dramatic. Read FilmJabber’s full […]
In Lorna’s Silence, an Albanian woman is pushed to her moral limits to achieve her dream of opening a snack bar by getting entangled with a local mobster and marrying a druggie for money. When the mobster kills her husband and prepares for another immigrant to take her place, she realizes that she’s gotten in […]
Homosexuality continues to be one of the most divisive issues facing the United States, which is sad because we’re a nation supposedly based on the ideals of “freedom and liberty for all.” Regardless of how you feel morally about the issue, there should be no arguments over whether it’s fair to discriminate people who were […]
Jason Bourne may not be returning to theaters anytime soon, but America’s other favorite spy is: Paramount Pictures has confirmed that Tom Cruise will once again star as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 4, and that production is being fast-tracked for a 2011 Memorial Day Weekend release date – which would likely mean it will […]
HBO has posted two new video clips from their upcoming mini-series The Pacific, a 10-part drama that is, essentially, a sequel to the amazing Band of Brothers. Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, The Pacific tracks the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge […]
Vince Vaughn has declared war on audiences. His pact with the Devil nearly complete, he has punished moviegoers with a trifecta of bad movies starting with 2007’s Fred Claus. Four Christmases wasn’t nearly as bad, but still terrible. And now, the once-funny actor has given us Couples Retreat, an unfunny and unimpressive romantic comedy that […]
Returning from a week-long vacation/business conference, I was delighted to discover Lionsgate was so kind to have sent me four action movies on Blu-Ray – three of which I’d forgotten even existed. The Running Man, Hard Rain, The Phantom and Drop Zone are now available to own on Blu-Ray.
In a day and age where horror movies are generally defined by how loud and gruesome they can be, it’s refreshing to see a movie that harkens back to a quieter, creepier time. In the vein of old Stephen King and the demonic thrillers of the 1970’s, House of the Devil unleashes an intoxicatingly engaging […]
Ten years ago, a couple of filmmakers thought of a great idea: create a slasher film without a physical killer, where Death Itself enacts revenge. The result was a surprisingly suspenseful and well made horror movie. Three sequels later, however, all semblance of originality and cleverness has devolved into a 3D spectacle of awfulness. Read […]
In late October and into November, while box office phenom Paranormal Activity was making headlines, the Gerard Butler-starring action-thriller Law Abiding Citizen was slowly and quietly working its way to a sizable profit. The movie was an afterthought for many reasons – one because it appeared like yet another forgettable Butler flick (he’d already punished […]
From the director of Shine comes The Boys Are Back, which is easily one of the more underrated movies of 2009. Now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, the drama doesn’t break any new ground but still offers up some fine performances and compelling moments. Read FilmJabber’s full The Boys Are Back movie review.
It’s been nearly ten years since we last heard from the Hughes brothers, but they’re back with the religiously themed apocalyptic action-thriller The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington. The movie looks great and features yet another good performance from the A-list actor, but the movie gets bogged down by its lack of a strong […]
There is a certain point where the quality of a movie deteriorates such that the film transitions from good to bad then to so-bad-its-good.Â Admittedly, I often enjoy watching the few films which transgress the border between bad and â€œhow in the world did this script get fundedâ€.Â The issue is there is a level […]
Peter Jackson’s latest film The Lovely Bones was supposed to be a heavy awards contender. Its release date set for early December, the movie was supposed to make a lot of money and garner several nominations throughout the holidays. And then a few lukewarm reviews appeared, followed by a couple of bad ones. Paramount panicked […]