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“Blood Paradise” Dripping with Horror

July 15th, 2019 No comments

 

Sometimes you can just write down an idea, develop some dialogue, rent a camera, purchase HD recording discs, find a couple of locations, get a pretty good make-up artist, hire several out of work actors and bring them all together for a few day’s work. Take the movie Blood Paradise for instance. This little indie film has it all and makes good use of every bit of help. Most horror fans are open to anything bloody, sexy and a simple storyline and this film has all of that. In fact, the director, who by the way acts in the movie, and his co-writer, who also acts in the movie, happen to fall into the “perfect storm” of movie making. The film’s a nice piece for your library so every time you want a good laugh and forget your troubles of the day, pull out the Blu-ray and just do it. Read more…

“The Fall of the American Empire” Comedy Askew

June 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Quirky, predictable and somewhat inconceivable, combined with a script that’s two hours of French Canadian dialogue, The Fall of the American Empire’s a bit of a chore to watch. That said, the acting is quite good, the film production value gets good marks and the comedy does work as the movie progresses.

Pierre-Paul Daoust (Alexandre Landry) is an ordinary guy, but has the oddity of being cautious about everything. Unless a notable person has made a statement that will back up what others say to him, it’s not a truism. He’s even too careful about what he says to his longtime girlfriend Linda (Florence Longpré), especially about sex. Oh, he wants to have sex with her, but is afraid she will leave him if he asks. It’s the way everything goes in his life. Read more…

“Toy Story 4” The Adventures just keep coming

June 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by: John M Delia, Jr.

The entire gang is back and this time they find a new and exciting adventure that will keep you guessing. So, did you ever wonder if Woody had a girlfriend? Do they have true emotions and are able to experience love? Are there other interesting toys that we will grow to love? This story will answer all these questions and more. Read more…

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ Change Can be wonderful

June 7th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr

In our world, pets are companions, friends, and family, but in their world things are not always the same. To them we are the providers of food, warmth, and a great place to sleep. Sometimes we change our environment and what happens to our friendly animals can sometimes be uneasy or even down right uncomfortable, but they always seem to adjust. Now we get to know the truth about how our pets feel about the changes they experience in this sequel. Read more…

“Changeland” Drowning in Dreamland

June 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Fixing a relationship can be very trying and often upsetting if it doesn’t work out. Thus the subject of the movie Changeland. Nicely acted and a good job of storytelling, the movie does have its moments of comedy and sympathy. Beyond that the film is no more than a vacation in the “Land of Smiles” for Seth Green and Breckin Meyer. Read more…

Disney’s “Aladdin” a Live Action Adventure

May 24th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

The story of Walt Disney’s Aladdin is one of belief and wonder. It’s a tale of a Princess and a street boy that shows that anyone, if they are in love, can find a way to be together forever. Most of you will have seen the animated version, but now with the use of technology the movie is expressed in a live action adventure that is sure to win over your heart. Read more…

“Booksmart” Teen View

May 24th, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by Ian Delia, Teen Writer

Booksmart is one of the funniest movies of the year so far, but the year is still young. Although I did like the film quite a bit because I, and many others, can relate to the fact that there are high school students who do have fun and also do good in school. Then there are the hard working students who don’t go to parties and end up at the same colleges as the others. And the film makes that a standout point. Read more…

“A Dog’s Journey” A Heartwarming Adventure

May 17th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

The life of a dog can be very short, but the dog’s purpose can last you a lifetime. A Dog’s Journey is a wonderful sequel and extends the story even further and grabing your heart making it spill over with emotions.

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Adrienne Arsht Center Announces “Jim Gaffigan Quality Time Tour”

May 15th, 2019 No comments

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JIM GAFFIGAN

 

QUALITY TIME TOUR

 

Four-time Grammy nominated comedian, two-time New York Times best-selling

author,

and Emmy-winning performer comes to Miami with all new material!

 

December 28, 2019 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

 

Tickets: $50, $75*

 

Dorothea Green Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House

 

Part of the 2019-2020 Live at Knight Series

 

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) is proud to present JIM GAFFIGAN (@JimGaffigan) on December 28, 2019 as part of its 2019-2020 Live at Knight series. A true comedic triple threat, having achieved major milestones in stand-up, acting, and writing, JIM GAFFIGAN’s clever and quiet style has earned him a spot as one of the most successful touring comedians in the country today.

Tickets to JIM GAFFIGAN are $50 and $75* and will be available to Arsht Center Culturist members beginning April 27 at noon EST and to the general public beginning May 3 at noon EST. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

 

 

JIM GAFFIGAN is a four-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, two-time New York Times best-selling author, Emmy-winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. Gaffigan is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life and food. With multiple projects in motion, Gaffigan is currently on his “Quality Time” stand-up comedy tour.

2019 will be Gaffigan’s biggest year to date with an astonishing seven films scheduled for release. Three of these films premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival including Troop Zero with Viola Davis and Alison Janney, Them That Follow (official release date is June 21st), and Light From Light – with many festival goers calling Gaffigan the “King of Sundance.”

This month, Gaffigan co-starred in the new film Drunk Parents with Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek. Additionally, Gaffigan will release his unprecedented seventh stand-up special, Quality Time, later this year with Amazon Prime making history as the streaming service’s first original comedy special.

JIM GAFFIGAN has two upcoming films being released later this year in which he is the lead. One is a comedic film called Being Frank opening on Father’s Day Weekend and the other is American Dreamer, a dark thriller opening September 20thAmerican Dreamer is the grand finale of 2019 for Jim and features him as a ride share driver who moonlights as a private driver for a drug dealer.

In addition to two seasons of the critically-acclaimed semi-auto biographical “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” which he wrote and produced with his wife Jeannie, and his widely popular stand-up comedy specials, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from “Portlandia” and “Bob’s Burgers” to the HBO cult hits “Flight of the Conchords” to dramatic roles in “Law & Order.”

Gaffigan also regularly does humorous commentaries on “CBS Sunday Morning.” Last year, Jim served as master of ceremonies at The Al Smith Memorial dinner. In 2015, Gaffigan had the great honor of performing for Pope Francis and more than one million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.

For more information, please visit www.jimgaffigan.com.

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 *All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

 The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 400 events each year across its flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs several Signature Series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 60,000 children each year. As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower and a weekly Farmers Market. Visit arshtcenter.orgfor more information.

 

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‘The Hustle’ Con vs. Con

May 10th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

By John Delia Jr

In the world of the confidence game it is important to make sure that you never give away your cover to the trick. This involves months of strategic planning that covers all basis of the scheme that not only draws out the getaway, but includes the deception that never implicates you as the one who performed the task.
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