'Gangster Squad,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' reviewed by Mr. Moviefone
This week at the movies, another horror franchise gets spoofed, gangsters are taking over L.A. and finally going into wide release, the highly anticipated "Zero Dark Thirty."
From Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, it's about the elite team that spent 10 years tracking and ultimately killing the most wanted man in the world, Osama bin Laden.
The Reel Deal: Gripping, topical, and controversial, everyone wants to see how it all went down in "Zero Dark Thirty." I'm in.
It's a group of fearless cops versus a powerful crime boss in "Gangster Squad." Mickey Cohen is a gangster hell bent on taking over L.A., and it's up to five LAPD cops working outside the lines to take back the city. Starring are Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte and Emma Stone.
The Reel Deal: Poorly directed, awful dialogue, cartoony and a ginormous waste of talent, "Gangster Squad" is the first big disappointment of the year. I'm out.
It's an abnormal take on some paranormal activity in "A Haunted House." A spoof on the recent horror films, a man calls in everyone from a priest to a team of ghost busters to cure his possessed girlfriend.
The Reel Deal: No advance screening for critics means that if you buy a ticket to "A Haunted House," you might be the one possessed. I'm out.
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