film reviews

Extraterrestrial Movie Review

From Nacho Vigalondo, the director of Timecrimes, comes Extraterrestrial, a comedic thriller that looks at the evolution of four people’s behaviors after they learn that a giant spaceship has arrived over Madrid and that much of the population has f…

Prometheus Movie Review

Blade Runner and Alien. Ridley Scott is responsible for both of them, two of the most renowned sci-fi movies of all time. After 30 years, the Gladiator director returns to the genre with Prometheus, a quasi-prequel to Alien that seeks to explain t…

Safety Not Guaranteed Movie Review

Review by Rachel Hansen (B+)I think it’s universally accepted that if you had the ability to time travel, you would. ¬†¬†But would you be willing to answer a random classified ad calling for you to “bring your own weapons”?Read FilmJabber’s full Sa…

Men in Black 3 Movie Review

Last time we saw Agent J and K, it was ten years ago and had something to do with a sexy, tentacled bad guy and a clueless Rosario Dawson walking around aimlessly for a couple of hours. No one was asking for another Men in Black, but director Barry …

Snow White and the Huntsman Movie Review

Snow White and the Huntsman is like the bitchy girl in high school. She’s attractive, sexy and stylish, but cold and hollow underneath. She may be worth a ride or two around the block, but she’s never going to meet the parents. She’s nice to look at…

Puss in Boots Movie Review

Shrek may have run his course years ago, but his furry Antonio Banderas-sounding friend Puss in Boots gets another life in… Puss in Boots, an animated comedy adventure that is thankfully nothing like Shrek. Funny, witty and original, Puss in Boots…

Polisse Movie Review

Review by Nathan Samdahl (A)

To put it simply, Polisse is by far one of the best films of the year, and of the last several years.¬† As another critic accurately put it, Polisse is like a season of The Wire packed into one film.¬† As The Wire is o…

One for the Money Movie Review

Stephanie Plum, the starring character in Janet Evanovich’s long-running book series, gets the big screen treatment for the first time in One for the Money, an adaptation of the first book. Based on the critical and financial reception of the film, i…

The Dictator Movie Review

Six years after he blew audiences away with Borat and three years after destroying all goodwill he previously earned with the horrendous Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen is back with The Dictator, a very quotable movie about a racist, sexist, anti-Semitic Mi…

Dark Shadows Movie Review

Tim Burton. Johnny Depp. Together again. Woopty-fucking-doo.
Dark Shadows is a big screen adaptation of a television show that apparently was popular decades before I was born, and is about a rich young man named Barnabas Collins who is cursed b…