Detective Noir has its roots in the “Hardboiled” fiction of dime novels and pulp magazines such as Black Mask, with authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Mickey Spillane came film adaptations. Heavily influenced by the composition and cinematography of German Expressionism, Film Noir was born (thanks ... Read More
Posted On 18 Mar 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2010, 2010, Action, Action-Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
An enjoyably wild ride, Limitless suffers from a choppy half-baked script but ultimately gets saved by a charismatic and charming Bradley Cooper
Posted On 11 Mar 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1 Star (Awful), Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance.
Woof, woof! Red Riding Hood wants to be Twilight but it's more like Twi-lite. There's no wolf here, just a mangy dog of a movie.
Posted On 11 Mar 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action, Action-Adventure, By Star Rating, Science Fiction, War.
'Battle: Los Angeles' has already been savaged by some critics, but in the end this is like complaining you got a greasy hamburger from McDonalds. The film delivers what the trailers are selling, a fast-paced and bombastic ground-level assault that pits alien invaders against U.S. Marines.
It may be unoriginal, but in a movie landscape where comedies are haphazardly thrown together without rhyme or reason, you discount the fact that Take Me Home Tonight is actually funny and competent. And features a Dan Fogler performance that ISN'T grating. That matters too.
After a brief hiatus Groovers & Mobsters Present will return, check back in two weeks for the first of the new series. Any blogger wishing to take part in a future edition email me at: ... Read More
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action-Adventure, Animated, By Genre, By Star Rating, Comedy, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews, Western.
Running time: 85 min. Rating: PG for rude humor, language, action and smoking. Director: Gore Verbinski Writers:John Logan (screenplay), John Logan (story) Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton, Stephen Root, Bill Nighy Mobsters' Rating: Gore Verbinski seems well-suited to the world of animation. Based solely upon ... Read More
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Drama, Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction.
Emily Blunt and Matt Damon fight fate and destiny in George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau. Hollywood has a less than stellar track record with adapting Philip K. Dick to the screen. Is this another 'Blade Runner' or an 'Imposter'?