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The Road DVD Review

Each awards season, some movies rise above expectations – even above their means – to achieve glory, and others fade from awareness almost immediately. Occasionally, there’s nothing wrong with these movies; they’re just released at the wrong time, promoted poorly or struck by fate. One such film is The Road, the Viggo Mortensen drama-thriller that […]

Holy Rollers Movie Review

Hasidic Jews and drug smuggling. It’s the natural, synergistic fit. It’s actually shocking that Hollywood waited this long to pair the two in this perfect union, but better late than never. Enter Holy Rollers, the Jessie Eisenberg-starring picture that is inspired by true events. Read FilmJabber’s full Holy Rollers movie review now.

Dear John DVD Movie Review

Men, watch out! Nicholas Sparks is back yet again, waiting to make two hours of your life a living hell. Yes, Dear John arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on May 25, and with it comes more sappy melodrama designed to suck your soul dry. Even your woman may not find much to enjoy, though that’s […]

Google Trends Suggests No One Cares About Shrek 4

Shrek Forever After – the fourth Shrek movie – comes to theaters this Friday, and no one cares. After Shrek and Shrek 2 proved to be critical successes (Shrek 2 was better than the first one, in my opinion), DreamWorks spent the few years leading up to 2007 creating the atrocity that was Shrek the […]

The Avatar Blu-Ray Experience: Still Good on a TV Screen?

The biggest movie of all time is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, and if you’re wondering why this review wasn’t written a month ago, that’s because 20th Century Fox didn’t send me a copy to review until this week. Apparently, a lot of websites and newspapers were asking for a copy to review, and […]

Daybreakers DVD Review

Daybreakers, the modest hit from early January (modest meaning that it earned $30 million in the U.S. against a $20 million budget), bites its way onto DVD and Blu-Ray this Tuesday, bringing with it a clever idea, questionable writing and an impressive making-of featurette. For vampire fans, Daybreakers, despite its shortcomings, may be worth owning […]

Iron Man 2 Movie Review

The summer movie season officially kicks off today with what could be the biggest movie of the year: Iron Man 2, which reunites director Jon Favreau with now-superstar Robert Downey, Jr. The plot kicks off moments after the first movie ended and so does the entertainment, as the movie more or less lives up to […]

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Facts and Figures

The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, announced a total attendance of over 410,000 at screenings, panels and free community events, including the Drive-In and Street Fair.  Theater attendance for the Festival screenings and events reached over 94,000. Screenings were often at capacity, with more […]

Harry Brown Movie Review

To start off this review on a strong note, as a bit of a surprise to me, Harry Brown actually may be my favorite film of the year so far.  Driven by another amazing performance by Michael Caine, who like Morgan Freeman gets better with age, Harry Brown is a gritty slice-of life story set […]

Summer Movie Guide: May 2010 Movies to Watch, and Skip

The summer movie season is only days away, which means it’s time for every movie website on the planet to come out with their summer movie guides. But you’re not going to waste time on those other sites, right? We’ve got everything you need to know about 2010’s summer movies right here at FilmJabber, starting […]

The Descent: Part 2 Movie Review

The sequel to one of the scariest monster movies in recent memory has come to DVD, skipping a theatrical release entirely – at least in the U.S. Direct-to-DVD sequels are usually a sign of something foul, but there are gems to be found on occasion. The Descent: Part 2, unfortunately, is not one of those […]

Blu-Ray Death Day: Tombstone & Armageddon

On Tuesday, April 27, people will die. After all, you can buy your very own copy of a tombstone while watching Armageddon near. Touchstone Home Entertainment is releasing two Blu-Ray worthy films to the format on this day: the Kurt Russell-starring western Tombstone and the Michael Bay epic Armageddon.

Trouble the Water Movie Review

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 […]

The Young Victoria Movie Review

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 […]

Avatar 2 Movie Details: Into the Abyss

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. […]
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