Posted On 12 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under .5 Stars (Pathetic), 2010, 2011, Action, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: My apologies to last February’s ‘Shelter’, which I wrongly assumed would be the worst supernatural thriller to show up this year. Darren Lynn Bousman’s ’11-11-11’ makes that Julianne Moore movie about Satanic mountain witches look accomplished in comparison. Here’s a thriller featuring lost faith, phantasmal bogeyman, spooky calendar dates and ... Read More
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, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Action, By Genre, Drama, Horror, Reviews, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobsters Rating: Something wicked this way comes. Just ask Michael Shannon’s Curtis LaForche in Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter, an unnerving American pastorale about a family man plagued by the prospect of apocalyptic destruction. Curtis is an Ohio sandminer living a stable if sometimes financially stressful existence with beautiful wife Samantha (Jessica Chastain) ... 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
Mobster's Rating: After seeing those flashy trailers for Paul W.S.Anderson’s The Three Musketeers—complete with steam-punk airships and Milla Jovovich’s bouyant corset-fu—I found myself wondering ‘Did they adapt the novel or the candy bar?’ Now, having the seen the full brunt of Anderson’s opus, that potentially marvelous headline is spoiled. A candy ... Read More
Posted On 21 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action, By Genre, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: Paranormal Activity manages a hat trick that most ongoing franchises can’t; just when it should be running out of steam, it course corrects and delivers an entry that is scarier, funnier and more distinctly cinematic than its predecessors. This isn’t art, but it is damn scary at times. I wasn’t won over ... 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 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 2010, Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Horror, Reviews, Science Fiction.
Mobster's Rating: The world has been torn apart and over-run by vampires, leaving the survivors inert, dead-eyed refuges in a burned-out America. No, I’m not talking about the aftermath of the Twilight phenomenon, but rather Jim Mickle and Nick Damici’s new horror drama, Stakeland. As hard as it may be to ... Read More
Posted On 10 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Action, By Genre, Drama, Fantasy, Reviews.
Actors: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCarcken, Fiona Shaw Director: Terrence Malick Writer: Terrence Malick Producers: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, William Pohlad Format: Color Language: English Subtitles: English, Spanish Region: (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.) Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Number of discs: 3 Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) Studio: ... Read More
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