Mobsters Rating: The new Dark Shadows is as old, tired and odd as its undead protagonist, proving that it might just be time to retire the arcane partnership of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Eight collaborations with only two real clunkers (Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) ... Read More
Posted On 27 Apr 2012 By Bartleby. Under 1.5 Stars (Insignificant), By Genre, By Star Rating, Comedy, Reviews, Romance, Romantic Comedy.
Mobsters Rating: If the job was to simulate the real feelings of impatience and frustration that come along with hesitant couples dancing around marital consecration, then The Five Year Engagement succeeds. If the Judd Apatow-produced comedy was trying for anything else—like a relatable, quick-witted romp with likable characters and a sweet ... Read More
Posted On 13 Apr 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2012, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), By Genre, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobsters Rating: Mobsters Rating: The geeks are already out in force praising the cleverness of the Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard creation Cabin in the Woods. This isn’t surprising given Whedon’s pedigree; since the Buffy/Angel days he merely has to sign his name to something and a certain fan-base will immediately pull ... Read More
Posted On 06 Apr 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2012, By Genre, By Star Rating, Comedy, Reviews.
Mobsters Rating: Is it just me, or have the American Pie films become the comedy equivalent of Michael Apted’s Up series? That British television experiment interviewed a group of school children in the 60′s and has been revisiting their lives every seven years to see how things have changed; Jim, Oz, Stifler, Stifler’s ... Read More
Posted On 30 Mar 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2012, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action-Adventure, By Genre, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews.
Mobsters Rating: Somewhere between the casting of Julia Roberts as the evil queen and the first buffoonish trailer, I lost all possible interest in Tarsem Singh’s Mirror, Mirror. Of the two competing Snow White movies, I thought it was this summer’s Huntsman that really resembled a Tarsem project; Mirror had ... Read More
Posted On 23 Mar 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2012, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action-Adventure, By Genre, By The Year, Reviews, Science Fiction.
Mobster's Rating: Katniss Everdeen would kick Bella Swan’s bony butt. A savvy marksman and provider for her fractured family, Katniss is a world-weary and self-possessed teen living in District 12 of Panem, a totalitarian society built from the rubble of North America. She’s also the unyielding center and moral compass of ... Read More
Posted On 02 Mar 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2012, Animated, Family/Kids, Musical, Reviews.
Mobster's Rating: In a theater nearby, Today you can find, A movie that’s got green on its mind, Trundle on in, get snug in your seat, Chomp on your popcorn, Prop up your feet, And get ready for the tale of the Lifted Lorax… Based on a book by that Seussiest of Seusses, The Lorax tells of nature, Abused ... Read More
Mobster's Rating: Project X is like any infamous, out-of-control, teen party; it sounds a lot more interesting in anecdotes than it actually was. Produced by Todd Philips, still trying to be John Hughes of the You Tube generation, Project X gets just the right crazed energy for the party itself but ... Read More
Posted On 03 Feb 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2012, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, By Genre, By Star Rating, Horror, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: Sometimes what seems dead has a way of being revived again over time. This could be the theme of James Watkins’ The Woman In Black, which does a hat trick of refurbishing the reputation of Hammer studios, providing a new take on a story told thrice before, and ... Read More
Posted On 27 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Drama, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: This was the beginning of my experience with Joe Carnahan’s ‘The Grey’, a relentless and uncompromising thriller that has been unfairly marketed as a B action film with Liam Neeson punching wolves. I will not warn you away from it, as it is an exquisitely shot, superbly acted ... Read More