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 18 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1973, 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 70's, Action, By Genre, By The Year, Fantasy, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller, Throwback Tuesday.
Mobster's Rating: Television movies were a far different beast in the 1970s than they are now. In fact, you don’t see the major networks wasting their time with them much anymore. But some 30 years ago, that was quite different. There were larger spaces to fill, not as many shows ... 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
Written by: Nathan Bartlebaugh The Cat People is easily one of my top five favorite horror films. It doesn’t really feature much in the way of the supernatural and it’s amazingly short– it clocks in at just 73 minutes– but during that time it creates a spellbinding atmosphere of psychological ... Read More
Giant monsters. Has-been acting and singing sensations coming back for one more pop culture groping. Plots so hole-ridden they might as well be a donut factory. 'Science' that would make a grade-schooler blush. And scads of ropey CGI that looks like it was banged out on an 1983 Texas Instruments ... Read More
Posted On 10 Jun 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
I am a proud child of the 80s; a once flannel-wearing, Goonies-watching, Zebra-gum chewing, Q-bert playing brat who recalls a time when there were new episodes of The Snorks, Small Wonder and Manimal airing on fuzzy network television. I present this context because JJ Abrams Super 8 has been specifically ... Read More
Posted On 11 Mar 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1 Star (Awful), Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance.
Woof, woof! Red Riding Hood wants to be Twilight but it's more like Twi-lite. There's no wolf here, just a mangy dog of a movie.
Posted On 18 Feb 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2 Stars (Mediocre), 2011, Action, Action-Adventure, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Science Fiction.
Three is dead. I am Number 4. I'm also cliched, maudlin and moderately fun if you don't think too hard about me. And if you have never read a sci-fi novel before, I might just be breathtakingly original.
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
One major release, infinity limited release. Okay not infinity, I just like to hyperbolize.
Posted On 02 Sep 2010 By Bartleby. Under 2008, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Fantasy, Horror, Reviews, Science Fiction.
Aliens and vikings mix it up in ancient Norway! Howard McCain's Outlander is a surprisingly entertaining and action-packed throwback to the fantasy films of yore.
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