Posted On 04 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1984, 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 80's, Fantasy, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller, Throwback Tuesday.
“Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple, and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet.” The Company of Wolves is either a child’s nightmarish fever dream, or a lurid fairy tale about the dark, shiny promise of adulthood. I’ve just finished watching the film for the first ... Read More
Posted On 12 Sep 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), By Genre, Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Science Fiction.
Mike Cahill's Another Earth proposes what would happen if we were confronted with another world, another life, another version of ourselves. A smart science fiction drama with equally smart characters.
Posted On 18 Aug 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Fantasy, Reviews.
Mobsters Rating: “I know this: if life is an illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and I am content.” That’s Conan the Cimmerian—er, barbarian—for you. An armchair philosopher and skull-crusher ... Read More
Posted On 08 Aug 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction.
MOBSTERS RATING: Although it’s being marketed and pitched as a prequel to the 1968 Charlton Heston classic, Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes is actually a remake of sorts. Mirroring some of the events and characters of the fourth sequel in the franchise, Conquest of the Planet ... Read More
Posted On 29 Jun 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1.5 Stars (Insignificant), 2011, Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction.
Mobsters Rating: Transformers: Dark of the Moon may be the ultimate Michael Bay movie. Featuring skull-rattling action sequences, state-of-the-art special effects, over-heated set pieces and a severe lack of anything pretending to be intelligence or modesty, Transformers 3 comes off like a hyperactive kid’s afternoon playtime; a golden-age alien invasion ... Read More
Posted On 10 Jun 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
I am a proud child of the 80s; a once flannel-wearing, Goonies-watching, Zebra-gum chewing, Q-bert playing brat who recalls a time when there were new episodes of The Snorks, Small Wonder and Manimal airing on fuzzy network television. I present this context because JJ Abrams Super 8 has been specifically ... Read More
Posted On 03 Jun 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction.
Matthew Vaughn finds the characters inside of the costumes and the human side of the mutant movement in the best film yet to bear the title 'X-Men'
Posted On 03 Jun 2011 By Jonathan Sullivan. Under 2 Stars (Mediocre), 2011, Drama, Fantasy, Reviews.
Terrence Malick's latest film is...a film he made. That sums it up nicely. Also what's up Mobsters, long time no talk let's catch up by making out.
Posted On 27 May 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action, Action-Adventure, Animated, By Genre, Comedy, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews.
Mobsters Rating: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ is the kind of movie that gives sequels a good name. Helmed by first time director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, the new installment isn’t a simple rehash, but makes good on the promises of the original and pushes the franchise to new heights. Not pausing to recap, ... Read More
Posted On 06 May 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2010, 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, By Star Rating, By The Year, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction.
MOBSTER’S RATING: Kenneth Branagh's 'Thor' is the kind of big, fun silly summer movie that looks more simplistic than it actually is. When you are adapting a comic book character that's part of a big commercial tie-in with a franchise like The Avengers, this quality is a welcome one. On the heels of ... Read More
Posted On 08 Apr 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1.5 Stars (Insignificant), 2011, Action, Action-Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Reviews.
Mobster Rating: David Gordon Green, where have ye gone? Once the most promising and inspiring of indie filmmakers, directing such poignant American vignettes as George Washington, Undertow, and All the Real Girls, Green has lately turned over to crass stoner comedies. While that artistic about-face paid off with 2008’s Pineapple ... Read More
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