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 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
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 23 Dec 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action, Action-Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family/Kids.
Mobsters Rating: With the dual releases of ‘War Horse’ and ‘The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn’, the Spielberg I remember from my youth returns to the big screen. Both films have a kind of wide-eyed wonder and narrative simplicity that serves to make them feel like matinee ... Read More
Posted On 23 Dec 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Action, Classic, Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Reviews, Romance, Romantic Comedy.
Mobster's Rating: There’s much talk about “The Artist” being a silent, black and white film that happens to have been made in 2011. This is technically true, but to describe it as such is to suggest that it’s an artifact or an antique. It isn’t. Although it borrows the exact ... Read More
Posted On 07 Dec 2011 By Heather. Under .5 Stars (Pathetic), 2004, Comedy, Family/Kids, Holiday Movies!.
Is there some requirement for newer Christmas films to be awful movies that defecate all over the spirit of Christmas? Surviving Christmas was almost as bad as Christmas With The Cranks and right on par with Fred Claus.
Posted On 04 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action, Comedy, Crime, Holiday Movies!, Reviews.
Mobster's Rating: Tower Heist may not be the smartest comedy on the city block, but it does deliver. Brett Ratner grabs three comedic has-beens (Stiller, Broderick and Murphy) and squeezes joyful, juicy performances out of them. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. When was the last time you looked ... 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 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
Posted On 14 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), By Genre, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Reviews, Romance.
Hey guys! Welcome our honorary Mobster of the moment, Erin Tracht, who took time out to catch Craig Brewer's Footloose remake for us. How did it turn out? Take it away, Erin.... Mobsters Rating: Everybody cut Footloose! Diehard fans of the 1984 classic about teens fighting for the right to party (mainly dance in ... Read More
Posted On 30 Sep 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, By Genre, Comedy, Drama, Reviews.
Mobster’s Rating: ‘It’s cancer.’ Those words are a devastating diagnosis, whether delivered in the real world or up on a movie screen. For films, it’s usually a death sentence of saccharine melodrama and repetitious, somber goodbyes tearfully delivered by self-serious actors. Has there ever been a truly funny movie about ... Read More
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