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Blu-Ray Review: Highlander vs. Highlander II

Highlander is one of those ’80’s movies action fans look back on fondly. The movie isn’t great, but it is what it is. A tale of immortality and a battle to end all battles, Highlander is an adequately done action-drama that shifts in between character Conner MacLeod’s past and present. In the 25 years since […]

Blu-Ray Review: Toy Story 3

Believe it or not, there is one Oscar race that is already decided and done. That race doesn’t belong to an actor or a drama, but to Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3, the sure-lock for Best Animated Picture at the 2011 Academy Awards. Pixar has won nearly every contest in this category since the beginning of […]

11 Horror Movies to Watch this Halloween

It’s Halloween, which means it’s horror movie time! While many people will be out on the town Saturday night, Halloween itself falls on a Sunday – which means that most people will be at home, recovering from the night before and ready to watch some movies (oh, and some football). There are plenty of horror […]

Apocalypse Now: Full Disclosure Blu-Ray Collection

Every week the Hollywood studios release more and more previously released movies on Blu-Ray, looking to squeak out a few extra dollars from their stagnant home video businesses. Most movies don’t need Blu-Ray. Do you need to see Sleepless in Seattle in Blu-Ray? What about a comedy made in 1950? As I said, most movies […]

Monsters Movie Review

Six years after a NASA probe crashed in northern Mexico, bringing with it an extraterrestrial pathogen that spawned a new species of massive creatures, a good section of the country has been quarantined. The United States has never been safer from Mexicans; unfortunately, both sides now have to contend with hard-to-kill aliens. Monsters, the new […]

The Twitter 8 Horror Movie Giveaway!

Do you like horror movies? And do you have a Twitter account? If so, you could soon be the winner of eight (8) horror movies to add to your DVD collection. What could you win?

Winter’s Bone Movie Review

One of the first movies to receive Oscar buzz this year, Winter’s Bone was released over the summer without much fanfare – but lots of critical praise. Coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on October 26, Winter’s Bone features an intriguing story and star-making performance by Jennifer Lawrence. Unfortunately, the movie itself fails to live up […]

George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead Movie Review

Survival of the Dead, the latest in George A. Romero’s insufferable zombie franchise, is the latest proof that the once acclaimed filmmaker is decades behind the curve. The movie overflows with terrible dialogue, bad acting and embarrassing special effects. Read FilmJabber’s full George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead movie review.

Casino Jack and the United States of Money Movie Review

All but a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination, Alex Gibney puts Jack Abramoff in the spotlight in his latest punishing documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money, which paints a disturbing web of bribes, greed, corruption and twisted American views amongst some of the most powerful men in the government, primarily Republicans. Read […]

The Good Heart Movie Review

Brian Cox and Paul Dano star in the dialogue-fueled The Good Heart, a movie about a jackass bartender and owner who takes in a young homeless man to raise him as his successor. Sharp-tongued and brutal, he in many ways plays overlord to his young counterpart, even though he does sincerely care for him. Read […]

The Garden Movie Review

The Oscar-nominated documentary The Garden explores the sad story of a community garden in the heart of L.A. threatened by bulldozers, politicians and greed. The largest of its kind in the country, the garden arose from the Rodney King riots, providing typically poor immigrants the means to grow their own food. The land, unfortunately, is […]

Babies Movie Review

Babies. What can I say about the documentary Babies? Babies are cute, and filmmaker Thomas Balm├Ęs delivers an hour-and-a-half of baby cuteness. Located throughout the world (Mongolia, Namibia, Japan and the U.S.), their settings and skin color may be different, but when all is said is done babies aren’t that much different. They are curious, […]

The Mirrors 2 DVD Twitter Giveaway!

Did you see Mirrors, starring Kiefer Sutherland? You didn’t? Oh yeah, very few people did. Well, you missed out. The movie wasn’t perfect, but it was legitimately scary and ridiculously bloody (after all, the movie was directed by Alexandre Aja, the director of The Hills Have Eyes and High Tension). Promising to follow in its […]

The Girl Who Played With Fire Movie Review

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second movie in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise. Still in theaters and about to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray, The Girl Who Played with Fire is another brutal and intriguing tale of murder, revenge and corruption, and is […]

Jack Goes Boating Movie Review

Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directorial debut with Jack Goes Boating and, fittingly, the movie gives the celebrated but frumpy actor the rare opportunity to star in a romantic comedy. The movie, while not perfect, is one of the most heartwarming and emotionally charged romances of the year. Read FilmJabber’s full Jack Goes Boating movie […]
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