Posted On 15 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), Action, Action-Adventure, Foreign, Horror, Monster Madness, Reviews.
Chaw (NR) Running Time: 121 min. Directed by: Jeong-Won Shin Starring: Tae-Woong Eom, Yoon Jae-Moon, Yu-mi Jeong, Earl Wayne Ording Cinematography: Barry Stone Mobster's Rating: Before launching into Jeong-Won Shin’s B-movie bonanza Chaw, I believe a word of caution is in order. For those expecting a schlocky horror film like Razorback or possibly ... Read More
Posted On 13 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2012, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Drama, Horror, Suspense/Thriller.
For all prospective parents and parents still raising children in their formative years, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin might be the single most unsettling film you see this year. As a soon-to-be father, I do hope that when my son arrives he’s not anything like this film’s Kevin, ... 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 11 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2012, Action, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Reviews.
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (NR) Running Time:150 min Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Written by:Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan and Ercan Kesal Starring: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan and Taner Birsel Mobster's Rating: Although the title summons a vibe of the mythic, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time ... Read More
Posted On 11 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 1.5 Stars (Insignificant), 2012, Action, By The Year, Horror, Reviews, Science Fiction, SyFy Originals.
Written by: Nathan Bartlebaugh Camel Spiders (Not rated) 2012 Running time:80 min Directed by: Jim Wynorski Written by: Jim Wynorski, J. Brad Wilke Starring: Brian Krause, C. Thomas Howell, GiGi Erneta, Diana Terranova, Michael Swan When one sits down to review a movie like Roger Corman’s Camel Spiders it’s helpful to be honest about your expectations. I have ... Read More
Mobsters Rating: See that date on the calendar? It’s January again, and apparently that means it’s time for another low-rent horror film featuring everyone’s favorite supernatural diva, Satan. Of all the various prophecies and alleged ancient texts related to the Antichrist and the end of days, there has to be ... 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
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 20 Dec 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action-Adventure, By Genre, By Star Rating, By The Year, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’, the fourth film in the MI franchise, continues the ambitious quest to keep Tom Cruise a viable, perfectly coiffed action star. In Brad Bird’s live-action debut, which handles death-defying feats with the same dazzle he brings to animation, Cruise leaps past eroding sink holes, fights ... Read More
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