Posted On 23 Mar 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2012, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action-Adventure, By Genre, By The Year, Reviews, Science Fiction.
Mobster's Rating: Katniss Everdeen would kick Bella Swan’s bony butt. A savvy marksman and provider for her fractured family, Katniss is a world-weary and self-possessed teen living in District 12 of Panem, a totalitarian society built from the rubble of North America. She’s also the unyielding center and moral compass of ... Read More
Post WWII, a bunch of French critics saw American movies for the first time since the German occupation ended. They were shocked by how dark and cynical Hollywood had become during the war years. Gone were the optimism, bright lights and happy endings of the 1930’s, replaced by films about ... 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 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
Posted On 30 Sep 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, By Genre, Comedy, Drama, Reviews.
Mobster’s Rating: ‘It’s cancer.’ Those words are a devastating diagnosis, whether delivered in the real world or up on a movie screen. For films, it’s usually a death sentence of saccharine melodrama and repetitious, somber goodbyes tearfully delivered by self-serious actors. Has there ever been a truly funny movie about ... Read More
Posted On 18 Sep 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, By Star Rating, Drama, Foreign, Reviews.
MOBSTERS RATING: I walked into King of Devil's Island expecting either supernatural warriors or maybe a giant monkey or dinosaur. But Marius Holst’s new Norwegian drama is something more mundane and altogether different. What's more, it's better for it. Based on a real revolt at a youth correctional facility on the ... Read More
Mobsters Rating: Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive plots an unconventional course through action thriller territory. Take that big chase for example. Ryan Gosling driving a getaway car for a pair of thieves while most of the Los Angeles police department pursue him by car and helicopter. All of it captured in such ... Read More
Review: Barney’s Version (2011)
Paul Giamatti brings another apathetic schlub to glorious life in the hit and miss adaptation of Mordechai Richler's celebrated novel, Barney's Version. Too much fidelity renders many of the characters flat, but there's no stopping the lead, who grabs this one by the teeth and never lets go.
Posted On 05 Nov 2010 By Bartleby. Under 2010, 2010, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, Animated, By Star Rating, Comedy, Family/Kids, Reviews.
Running time: 94 min. Rating: PG for action and some language. Directed by: Tom McGrath Starring: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, Ben Stiller // Dreamworks splendid new animated film ‘Megamind’ finally sheds some light on the behavior of comic book super-villians. The answer it comes up with is ... Read More
Running time: 129 min. Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language Directed by: Clint Eastwood. Written by: Peter Morgan. Starring: Matt Damon (George); Cecile de France (Marie); George McLaren and Frankie McLaren (Marcus/Jason); Jay Mohr (Billy); Bryce Dallas Howard (Melanie); Marthe Keller (Dr. ... Read More
Review: The Social Network (2010)
Running time: 120 min. Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language. Directed by: David Fincher. Written by: Aaron Sorkin. Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara, Max Minghella, Joseph Mazzello There is a brilliant scene in The Social Network that documents the alleged moment of ... Read More
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