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
Posted On 15 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2009, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Foreign, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer is one of the most grounded science fiction films of recent memory. The first time director has referred to his work as ”science fiction with many anchors in today’s reality.” He isn’t joking. In the future according to Sleep Dealer, Mexico is walled off, their ... Read More
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 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
Posted On 25 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 4 Stars (Phenomenal), 60's, By Genre, By Star Rating, Classic, Fantasy, Foreign, Horror, Reviews, Throwback Tuesday.
Mobsters Rating: Would you like to hear a ghost story? Look around; the days are soon to shorten, the leaves to color and then fall, and the chill of winter is already intruding. There is really no better time for one. And this one, I promise, you will like. It’s a ... Read More
Posted On 02 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), Action, By Genre, Holiday Movies!, Horror, Reviews.
Mobsters Rating: Rosy red cheeks. Sack full of toys. Spreading joy to children. All of it apparently bull. Talk about having your cherished childhood memories wrecked to pieces. The American version of Santa Claus, he of the big white beard and Coca Cola bottle, has received a serious dressing-down on ... 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
Posted On 09 Sep 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action-Adventure, By Genre, By Star Rating, Drama, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobsters Rating: The most foreboding image in Steven Soderbergh’s new outbreak thriller Contagion is an uncovered bowl of bar peanuts. I mean that as a compliment. At the heart of this star infested, globally minded, medical thriller, there’s a maniacal—even healthy if you will—sense of paranoia and anxiety surrounding our habits ... Read More
Posted On 29 Jun 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1.5 Stars (Insignificant), 2011, Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction.
Mobsters Rating: Transformers: Dark of the Moon may be the ultimate Michael Bay movie. Featuring skull-rattling action sequences, state-of-the-art special effects, over-heated set pieces and a severe lack of anything pretending to be intelligence or modesty, Transformers 3 comes off like a hyperactive kid’s afternoon playtime; a golden-age alien invasion ... Read More
Posted On 03 Jun 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction.
Matthew Vaughn finds the characters inside of the costumes and the human side of the mutant movement in the best film yet to bear the title 'X-Men'
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Drama, Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction.
Emily Blunt and Matt Damon fight fate and destiny in George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau. Hollywood has a less than stellar track record with adapting Philip K. Dick to the screen. Is this another 'Blade Runner' or an 'Imposter'?
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