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 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
Remake and sequel hysteria has hit an all-time high these past few years and it isn't showing any signs of stopping. With Raja Gosnell's The Smurfs laying waste to our cherished memories this past summer (to say nothing of Transformers), we have more Chipmunks to look forward to and the ... Read More
Posted On 12 Sep 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), By Genre, Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Science Fiction.
Mike Cahill's Another Earth proposes what would happen if we were confronted with another world, another life, another version of ourselves. A smart science fiction drama with equally smart characters.
Posted On 27 May 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action, Action-Adventure, Animated, By Genre, Comedy, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews.
Mobsters Rating: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ is the kind of movie that gives sequels a good name. Helmed by first time director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, the new installment isn’t a simple rehash, but makes good on the promises of the original and pushes the franchise to new heights. Not pausing to recap, ... Read More
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action-Adventure, Animated, By Genre, By Star Rating, Comedy, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews, Western.
Running time: 85 min. Rating: PG for rude humor, language, action and smoking. Director: Gore Verbinski Writers:John Logan (screenplay), John Logan (story) Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton, Stephen Root, Bill Nighy Mobsters' Rating: Gore Verbinski seems well-suited to the world of animation. Based solely upon ... Read More
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'?
Posted On 07 Jan 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1.5 Stars (Insignificant), 2010, Action, Suspense/Thriller.
Dominic Sena’s Season of the Witch features Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman as ex-Crusaders fighting their way across medieval Europe through all manner of zombies, devil dogs and gargoyles to deliver a suspected witch to a monastery. That is a bad movie is not surprising. To find, however, that it ... Read More
Posted On 10 Dec 2010 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), Action, Action-Adventure, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews.
Michael Apted takes over the third installment of the Narnia Chronicles, but does 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' result in family movie magic?
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