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
It is my unfortunate duty to inform the viewing public that if you are a fan of Stephen King or for that matter, good book to film adaptations, then you need to stay far away from Mick Garris’s Bag of Bones. In fact, do yourself a favor and stay away ... 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 06 Dec 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, By Star Rating, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction, Western.
Mobster's Rating: Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens is a decidedly old-fashioned movie. Although the title drums up comic-book imagery and the special effects are the state of the current art, everything else about the film suggests it could have been made some 40 years ago, perhaps starring Steve McQueen in ... Read More
Pixar has it out for me. They want me to cry. And, unfortunately for my tear ducts, they are good at it 10. Ratatouille: Ego’s Meal There is something so satisfying about watching Anton Ego eat the titular meal. His disdain for what had been a love at one point is written ... Read More
Posted On 01 Dec 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action, Action-Adventure, Animated, By Genre, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews.
Reviewed by: Droid (Read his other reviews and ramblings at Werewolves on the Moon) The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) Director: Steven Spielberg Motion capture cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook, Daniel Mays, Gad Elmaleh, Joe Starr Running time: 107 ... 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 23 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Drama, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews.
Mobster's Rating: With the fantastic ‘Hugo’, based off Brian Selznick’s Caldecott winning children’s novel, Martin Scorsese returns to a measure of his former glory. It’s always interesting to watch a filmmaker testing new waters, and in Hugo, a PG-rated big-budget family picture, the great director attempts a genre and format he’s ... Read More
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