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Blu-Ray Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Michael Cera haters got a smack down this summer. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is as if all of Cera’s work up until this point has been preparation for this one uber-role. Michaela Cera is best at playing Michael Cera, but equip him with an awesome screenplay and super powers and you get Michael Cera […]

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 […]

DVD Review: Get Him to the Greek Unrated

Drugs, sex and rock ‘n roll are on full display in the critically praised comedy Get Him to the Greek, available today on DVD and Blu-Ray. Starring Russell Brand as Aldous Snow, the sex-fueled singer from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Jonah Hill, who also had a role in Marshall (albeit a different one), Get Him […]

Modern Family: The Complete First Season

I don’t like to like what other people like. Why, I don’t know. I just don’t. So when a friend, and then another friend, and then a coworker and some homeless bum on the corner told me that I would like Modern Family – no, love Modern Family – I shrugged them off. Fine, I […]

Lost: The Final Season DVD Review: Four Months Later

Lost is over, which means I have 20 or more hours that I previously spent agonizing, debating and arguing one of the most complex, intelligent and emotionally satisfying television shows ever produced to devote to other activities, like sleeping. It had its ups and downs, but people who abandoned it partway through missed out much […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Complicated Blu-Ray Review

The Meryl Streep/Alec Baldwin/Steve Martin romantic comedy It’s Complicated arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray this coming Tuesday, April 27, 2010. The modest hit, from director Nancy Meyers, is about a divorced woman (Streep) who starts an affair with her ex-husband (Baldwin), who is married to a much younger knock-out (Lake Bell). At the same time, […]

The Princess and the Frog Blu-Ray Review: A Magical Experience?

Traditional animation returned to theaters in grand form last fall, but unfortunately the classic style failed to resonate with audiences on the level that the Walt Disney Company was hoping for. While mildly successful, The Princess and the Frog struggled to make it to the lucrative holiday weekends, and was decimated by the far inferior […]

Armored Movie Review + DVD Giveaway

Armored is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, and not only have I finally reviewed the action-thriller, I am also giving away a copy of the movie on DVD! Enter the Armored DVD giveaway now, and then continue reading for the Armored movie review: From the director of Vacancy and the upcoming Predators movie comes […]

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Movie Review

Robin Wright turns in her best performance since Forrest Gump in the quirky drama-comedy The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, but the movie itself fails to leave a lasting impression. Written and directed by Rebecca Miller, Pippa Lee also stars Alan Arkin, Keanu Reeves, Maria Bello, Winona Ryder, Julianne Moore and Blake Lively. Read FilmJabber’s […]

Couples Retreat: Where’s the Comedy?

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 […]

The House of the Devil Movie Review

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 […]
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