NBC’s Grimm is the better of the two fairy-tale new fall shows. For now, anyway. Spookier and more accommodating of genre fans than Once Upon A Time, the clunky new offering from ABC, Grimm cashes in on its late October premiere date with a fun if unremarkable tale of heroes and ... Read More
Posted On 28 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Action, By Genre, Drama, Horror, Reviews, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobsters Rating: Something wicked this way comes. Just ask Michael Shannon’s Curtis LaForche in Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter, an unnerving American pastorale about a family man plagued by the prospect of apocalyptic destruction. Curtis is an Ohio sandminer living a stable if sometimes financially stressful existence with beautiful wife Samantha (Jessica Chastain) ... Read More
Posted On 28 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Animated, By Genre, Comedy, Family/Kids, Reviews.
Mobsters Rating: There’s almost nothing of the Shrek films in Dreamworks new spin-off, Puss in Boots. Since that franchise has long since devolved into easy pop culture—and poop culture—references, this is a decidedly good thing. Puss surprises by being a much better movie than any of the Shrek films; a frothy, ... Read More
Posted On 25 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 4 Stars (Phenomenal), 60's, By Genre, By Star Rating, Classic, Fantasy, Foreign, Horror, Reviews, Throwback Tuesday.
Mobsters Rating: Would you like to hear a ghost story? Look around; the days are soon to shorten, the leaves to color and then fall, and the chill of winter is already intruding. There is really no better time for one. And this one, I promise, you will like. It’s a ... Read More
Posted On 24 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Reviews, Science Fiction.
Mobster's Rating: Largely ignored in American theaters—despite raves from the online outlets and a half-hearted grassroots campaign—Joe Cornish’s cheeky Attack the Block hits Blu-ray/DVD just in time for Halloween. For fans of horror comedies and creature features, Cornish’s modestly scaled tale of London street thugs fighting shaggy brutes from space definitely ... Read More
Mobster's Rating: After seeing those flashy trailers for Paul W.S.Anderson’s The Three Musketeers—complete with steam-punk airships and Milla Jovovich’s bouyant corset-fu—I found myself wondering ‘Did they adapt the novel or the candy bar?’ Now, having the seen the full brunt of Anderson’s opus, that potentially marvelous headline is spoiled. A candy ... Read More
With Halloween only a week away,I decided a great way to countdown to the holiday would a series of spooky top tens. Let's start today with one of the classic creepy movie standby's; the gypsy curse. The gypsies don’t make quite as may menacing appearances in the media these days, mostly due ... Read More
Posted On 21 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action, By Genre, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: Paranormal Activity manages a hat trick that most ongoing franchises can’t; just when it should be running out of steam, it course corrects and delivers an entry that is scarier, funnier and more distinctly cinematic than its predecessors. This isn’t art, but it is damn scary at times. I wasn’t won over ... Read More
Posted On 18 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1973, 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 70's, Action, By Genre, By The Year, Fantasy, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller, Throwback Tuesday.
Mobster's Rating: Television movies were a far different beast in the 1970s than they are now. In fact, you don’t see the major networks wasting their time with them much anymore. But some 30 years ago, that was quite different. There were larger spaces to fill, not as many shows ... Read More
For the 32nd Episode of the MILFcast, I am joined by my co-host Kai Parker (of Man, I Love Films) and guest Lou Dulien to discuss the following:
Hooray for Halloween! A huge element that has such emphasis on the tone and mood of a film is the score. It’s the silent voice speaking when no words are spoken, the prelude to a moment of terror or heart break. It is what ties everything together. In the spirit ... Read More
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