Mob Town creates a nice look and feel for the era it portrays. The actors' performances are earnest and well done. No one comes off as half hearted or dutiful in their craft. However there's nothing particularly special about the plot. It's a simple snapshot of an event in time and the people involved. Someone who is a fan of movies about organized crime and it's history could definitely do worse than this film. But again, there's nothing that separates this one from the pack in this genre.
A pleasant surprise considering it's tiny budget, within five minutes I completely got what they were going for here. It's a funny spoof on the classic creature features of old and it successfully exposes and lampoons every trope in the book. Inhumanwich is worth the watch based on its throwback style and the clever jokes that follow.
This movie is equal parts confusing and disturbing, and not in a good way. It tries too hard to be something that never actually fleshes itself out. Jumping from one tense sequence to another, this one left me with nothing but questions. Again, not in a good way.
Very enjoyable low-budget biopic that bounces back and forth between telling the story of his boxing career and a sub-plot involving the Rock in his retirement years.. With abrasive moments as well as touching ones, this movie definitely gives the Brockton Blockbuster a good deal of justice. Favreau portrays all of Marciano's highs and lows, from his nearly killing a man in the ring, to the war with the legendary Joe Louis, in a very sincere fashion.. Rocky Marciano will forever be undefeated, but his tale was a bittersweet one and this movie does a good a job as any at capturing that. Definitely worth the watch if you have an hour and a half to kill..
This one was a tough sell for me.. Had it been set in modern times and had Cusack portrayed, perhaps, an expert in Poe's literature rather than Poe himself, his performance may have been easier to buy. I can appreciate the potential of this movie because it flaunts a pretty cool concept: Edgar Allan Poe must help track down and confront a killer who is bringing his morbid tales of death and depravity into real life. but somehow it just falls flat and ends up luke warm at best. For what it's worth, I did see it through to the end as I was curious to see if the killer is ever revealed and dealt with, but there's honestly nothing really special going on here.. Take it or leave it.. Makes no difference.