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Blu-Ray Review: Surrogates Take Over On 1/26

Bruce Willis wants to save the world! Again! Surrogates, his latest action-thriller, debuts on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 26, 2010. More of a mystery-thriller than an action film, the movie offers up a cool concept with only decent execution, resulting in an entertaining but underwhelming film.

Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball Misses the Target

In 2006, Joe Carnahan unleashed the psychedelic Smokin’ Aces upon audiences, developing a cult following that unfortunately never formulated for his previous, much-better cop thriller Narc. Apparently, Smokin’ Aces was good enough to warrant a sequel – or at least a prequel – because Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball has now arrived on DVD and […]

Pandorum Movie Review: It’s No Avatar

While Avatar and James Cameron’s beautiful world of Pandora continue to dominate theaters, another sci-fi action film – titled Pandorum – arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray. It is no Golden Globe-winner, however. Starring Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid, Pandorum is your poor man’s Event Horizon, and that’s not a good thing. Read FilmJabber’s full Pandorum […]

Crazy Heart Movie Review: Great Performance, OK Movie

America loves a comeback story, and sadly a lot of Americans love country music, which means the drama Crazy Heart should be an easy sell for audiences this January. A film by and large flying under the radar this awards season, Crazy Heart stars Jeff Bridges as a down-and-out alcoholic musician who discovers a second […]

The Top 10 Best Movies of 2009

2009 was an interesting year. There were a slew of really good movies, but none – no, not even The Hurt Locker – that were absolute awe-inspiring. In past years, there are usually two or three movies that are so good that they make the rest of the list look pathetic; this time around, none […]

Ecuador vs. Chevron: A Crude Movie Review

Each year, there are documentaries of all kinds: funny, emotionally personal, political, anti-business, environmental and more. The few that really hit home, however, are the ones that reveal massive tragedies few in the United States know about. Crude is one of those documentaries. Read FilmJabber’s full Crude movie review.

Halloween II Movie Review

Someone put the leash back on Rob Zombie. Now. Halloween II, the sequel to the hit Rob Zombie remake, is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, which means millions of horror fans are going to invest in one of the worst movies of 2009. Zombie’s first Halloween movie was surprisingly good. He apparently got off […]

The Best Action Movies of 2009

There are some people in this world who don’t like action movies. It’s sad, really. To think that there are people going through this world who have never seen Bullitt or Last of the Mohicans or Heat or The Dark Knight or Transformers, among others, is extremely sad. Then again, it’s hard to blame people […]

25 Must-See Movies in 2010

The New Year is here, which can only mean one thing: twelve more months of new movies! Sadly, while hundreds of movies will be released in 2010, most of them will end up being bland, disappointing or just plain bad. Which ones will amaze? Which ones will conquer? Which ones will  be at least worth […]

Movie News – Blake Lively, Star Trek 2 and Sam Mendes

It’s been a while since I reported on movie news, but I’m back – at least for this week. I have plenty of “top ten” lists to write over the coming months, but figured this would be an easy thing to do while watching the Patriots get their asses kicked by the Ravens. Here are […]

Daybreakers Movie Review

The New Year begins with the fad that defined 2009 – vampires – as Daybreakers bites its way into theaters. The good news is that unlike Twilight: New Moon, Daybreakers features a clever concept and real, not-so-sparkly vampires; the bad news is that it’s a poorly executed, hammy mess. Read FilmJabber’s full Daybreakers movie review.

Orphan Movie Review

Evil children are creepy. Why? Because they look all cute and cuddly, but then those innocent, buggy eyes turn cold, the curl of the lips reveal something sinister and they are able to do just about anything they want while parents attempt to overlook the fact that their kid is a sociopathic killer. These are […]

A Single Man Movie Review

Few first-time directors come out of the gate with all guns firing, but Tom Ford appears to have done so with A Single Man, a superbly acted, emotionally intriguing and visually stimulating drama that is one of the year’s best. Read FilmJabber’s full A Single Man movie review.

Seattle Screwed by NBC, Canada Over Olympics Coverage

This February, the 2010 Winter Olympics kick off in Vancouver, British Columbia, which is – aside from the inevitable border delays – a two-hour drive from Seattle, Washington. Which is where I live. For years, us Seattleites (and Washingtonians in general) have had our options when watching the Olympics: the bloated NBC coverage, which wastes […]

Smokin’ Aces 2 DVD and Other New 2010 Giveaways

Just as quickly as they vanished, FilmJabber’s movie giveaways are back. We’ve launched five new contests today, and more are on the way in the coming weeks. Enter now for your chance to win from a great selection of prizes, including the soundtracks for three movies and/or TV series (Armored, Legion and TNT’s Leverage), a […]
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