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
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 13 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2 Stars (Mediocre), 2012, Action, Action-Adventure, Crime, Suspense/Thriller.
Quick, cheap and grittier than it needs to be, Mark Wahlberg’s new crime thriller ‘Contraband’ does just about what we expect from a B-grade January actioner and not a jot more. You won’t find anything new or revolutionary inside, but like a bargain-lunch Chinese buffet, there’s plenty of stuff to ... Read More
Aswang is a horrifying tale of intrigue, filled with malevolent creatures mired in mystery and shadow. A tale as old as time, with wisps of nostalgic horror of the unknown throughout. Nah, I'm just screwing with you, it's nothing like the above description. However, it isn't as bad as I ... Read More
Posted On 06 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2 Stars (Mediocre), 2011, Drama, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Our agent across the pond Jarv, brings us the lowdown on the real identity of the Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy adaptation. How does it measure up to the book, or for that matter, the Alec Guiness mini-series? Read on to find out.... I’ve thought long and hard about this film. When ... Read More
This is not going to be an easy review. It's like telling a close friend that their girlfriend is cheating on them with the guy who wipes the sweat off the gym equipment at the YMCA. And that sucks because you really like your friend, but you admit that he ... Read More
Posted On 18 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2 Stars (Mediocre), 2011, Action, Fantasy, Reviews, Romance.
Breaking Dawn begins the much anticipated/dreaded final chapter of the Twilight Saga. Ed and Bella get married, knock boots, and start the natural first step for any teen/ancient creepy thing relationship: have a baby! There's more sulking, more wolves and 100% more umbilical chewing than the previous installments.
Posted On 14 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2 Stars (Mediocre), 2011, Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobsters Rating: The monster at the heart of The Thing is a curious contraption. It has flown to Earth in a massive starship whose interiors look as if they were furnished by the Ikea in Hell. After smashing into an Antarctic ice shelf, the visitor promptly galumphs from its craft and ... Read More
Posted On 10 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2 Stars (Mediocre), 2010, Action, Action-Adventure, Horror, Reviews.
Movie Mobsters Rating: You can feel the weariness setting into the zombie sub-genre. We have had every variation on Night of the Living Dead over the past few years, with every potential title arrangement accompanying them. Now, there’s the British Ford brothers and their African zombie pic, The Dead. No fancy ... Read More
Posted On 07 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2 Stars (Mediocre), 2011, By Genre, Drama, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: George Clooney’s ambitious and interesting directorial career finally bites off more than it can properly chew with his new political potboiler, The Ides of March. Although it’s never short on tension or aesthetic skill, this latest work lacks the confidence and presence of the others; even with a sports ... Read More