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The Career of M. Night Shyamalan: To Love or Hate

More divisive than the Health-Care debate, more controversial than immigration reform, more polarizing than the red state/blue state divide is…the relationship moviegoers have with M. Night Shyamalan. Few filmmakers in history provoke such strong emotions by the mere mention of their name – go ahead, try it, ask anyone what their thoughts are on Shyamalan […]

Summer Movie Guide: 9 Movies to See in July

Two summer movie months down, two disappointing months in the bag. There have been a couple bona fide hits, a few good movies, but so far this summer has been a bit of a bust – with little to get excited for or show up at the movie theater three hours in advance so you […]

Percy Jackson DVD Review: Not Very Heavenly

Based on a seemingly popular book series, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is about a dyslexic teenager in New York who, after being attacked by his step-teacher-turned-winged-creature-from-hell, discovers that he is in fact a demigod, the son of Poseidon, can control water in unnatural ways (he doesn’t have to go to the […]

Suicide Girls Must Die DVD Giveaway + Exclusive Clip

Suicide Girls Must Die!, the world’s first reality horror movie (according to the tag line on the DVD cover, though I tend to believe it), is coming to DVD on June 29! We’re giving away three DVD copies of the unique movie, and also have posted an exclusive video clip from the film. When twelve […]

World Cup Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz

As good as Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz look in this video, I’m sure the referees would find someway to blow a call. Is there a rule for playing with CGI soccer balls?

SIFF Movie Review: Patagonia

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is long over, but this just goes to show how busy I’ve been: between long work weeks, sports and multiple bachelor parties, movies have taken a back seat to things are “allegedly” more important. Still, I managed to get to two SIFF films out of its four-week run, the […]

True Blood: Season 3 Marketing Apology

The summer TV season heats up on Sunday with the season three premiere of True Blood, starring Anna Paquin. The 12-episode season is, according to Wikipedia, based on the third The Southern Vampire Mysteries novel Club Dead, which means nothing to me since I haven’t read any of the books. But the first two seasons […]

Poor People With Tough Decisions: X-Men Vs. Spider-Man

Many people face tough decisions in life, and I feel for them. I really do. Well, I don’t, but for argument’s sake, I do. And then there’s Michael Fassbender, who is facing a quandary of epic proportions. I mean, I can’t imagine what the man is going through right now, torn, divided and downright ravished. […]

Summer Movie Guide: 11 Movies to See in June 2010

Can you believe it’s already June? I can’t. Here in Seattle, the weather is still cloudy and cold, and the May movie season turned out to be a magnificent flop, with only Iron Man 2 being a worthy watch. Thankfully, June looks a bit better… but not that much better, as there are only two […]

The Wolfman Movie Review

I’m no math whiz (actually, I kind of am), but when a movie costs $125 to $150 million to make, and only makes $70 million in theaters, that means it lost money. A lot of money. And I’m no movie buff (OK, I definitely am), but when a movie gets bumped back from November 2008 […]

8: The Mormon Proposition Movie Review

America is a funny place these days. And by funny, I mean disappointing. While conservatives continue to fret about the degradation of American values in the economy and our way of life – citing liberty and freedom – they continue to restrict the freedom of their fellow citizens. Homosexuals are just the latest minority to […]

Micmacs Movie Review

Amazed by Amelie, yet underwhelmed by A Very Long Engagement, I really didn’t know quite what to expect with Micmacs, the third film I’ve seen from famed French director Jean Pierre Jeunet.  Sadly, Micmacs falls a bit short of both other films.  Micmacs follows the main character Bazil, who is taken in by an oddball […]

Guillermo Del Toro Backs Out of The Hobbit

Bad news for fans anticipating the upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit: director Guillermo Del Toro has quit the production and will not direct the two-part movie series. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming The Hobbit, I am faced with the hardest decision of my […]

Why the New Nightmare on Elm Street Sucks

As someone who owns all eight Freddy Krueger movies, including the good, the bad and the ugly, I was looking forward to the rebooted version of A Nightmare on Elm Street with hesitant anticipation, well aware that while glossy and full of beautiful actors, it would have to get things just right to be a […]

The Spy Next Door Movie Review

Does anyone else miss the days of Rumble in the Bronx? Police Story? You know, when Jackie Chan could, or was, allowed to still do stunts? I thought so. Unfortunately, those days are long since passed, and now Jackie Chan movies are just lame hollow shells of something that can never be again. Read FilmJabber’s […]
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