Movie Jibber-Jabber #11: Moana, Game of Thrones, Scary Movie Memories

Evan talks the latest Disney "princess" movie, catching up on "Game of Thrones" and Large Marge's traumatic effect on his childhood.

Movie Jibber-Jabber #10: Break-Ups, “Sully,” Another Scary Moment

This week, Evan discusses the recent big Hollywood break-up, reviews "Sully" and talks about another scary memory of movies past.

Hell or High Water

Movie Jibber-Jabber #9: “Hell or High Water,” News, and Scary Moments

This week, Evan covers some recent movie news, reviews "Hell or High Water" and shares a scary memory from his moviegoing past.
William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and Adso of Melk (Christian Slater) contemplate clues to a murder in "The Name of the Rose," a 1986 adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel.

Class of 1986: ‘The Name of the Rose’

Umberto Eco's assessment of this movie is unkind, but his book hasn't been stripped down to a tawdry whodunit. Here, the whydunit matters as much, if not more.


Movie Jibber-Jabber vol.7: “Jason Bourne,”

Movie Jibber-Jabber is The Film Yap’s new digest column – your one-stop week-in-review of film news and commentary, as well as a preview of what we have to look forward to over the next few weeks. It’s a light week here at the Jibber-Jabber. Review: Jason Bourne Jason Bourne was an action hero for the 2000’s […]

Charlie (Jeff Daniels) and Audrey (Melanie Griffith) put on a good show for her mother in "Something Wild," a 1986 Orion Pictures release directed by Jonathan Demme.

Class of 1986: ‘Something Wild’

One of Jonathan Demme's masterworks — just spiky enough to draw blood and an uncommonly gripping romance about rebellion, reinvention … and maybe redemption.

Movie Jibber-Jabber Vol. 6: San Diego Comic Con, ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ ‘Ghostbusters,’ Film Soceyology

This week, Evan discusses San Diego Comic Con and the new "Ghostbusters" film.

Gladiator 2

The Gladiator Sequel that Never was: A film to end all films

If you have never seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator epic from 2000, you have missed out on a truly seminal movie. Starring the brilliant Russell Crowe as the courageous Maximus Decimus Meridius, Gladiator boasted a superb narrative while it revived the careers of Crowe, Joaquin Pheonix and director Ridley Scott.   The ending of this film […]

How factually correct was Last Vegas?

Last Vegas is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The film tells the story of three friends who take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. Billy (Douglas), […]


Movie Jibber-Jabber Vol. 5: The F***, Yeah! Film Fest

This week's Jibber-Jabber looks back at the inaugural F***, Yeah! Film Festival — a weekend-long exploration of largely late-'80s / early-'90s action films.

Movie Jibber-Jabber Vol. 4: You Must Remember This & Indy Film Fest

A light week, with information about Indy Film Fest and a great podcast about the history of Hollywood.

The Phantom (Billy Zane) and his trusty steed, Hero, battle evil forces in "The Phantom," a 1996 Paramount Pictures action-adventure directed by Simon Wincer.

Class of 1996: ‘The Phantom’

Considering its lack of personality in hindsight, perhaps “The Phantom” would have been better served betting the house on its old-school aesthetic.

Movie Jibber-Jabber, Vol. 3: Nicolas Winding Refn, Indiana IMAX, Vader, Summer of Schlock

This week, Evan takes a look at "The Neon Demon," the Indiana State Museum IMAX, and his Summer of Schlock.