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ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL (REVIEW & TRAILER)

June 25th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Directed toward a teen audience, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl easily appeals to a female audience and should even charm males through their late twenties. The film features excellent performances by a familiar cast, gets able guidance from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and delivers an appealing screenplay by the original novelist Jesse Andrews. Working against last year’s tearjerker The Fault in our Stars, I found this film to be more realistic and less maudlin. Not a love story per se, but the bond between the two main characters that goes deep to the bone. Read more…

“Gemma Bovery” (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

June 11th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Looking for a very cool romantic comedy for a night out, then look no further. Gemma Bovery opens today in select theaters and has a very good plot that will keep you intrigued, romantically tangled and completely entertained. At first I thought Madame Bovary the novel by Gustave Flaubert, a steamy sexually charged book that titillates and sets minds in forbidden dreams. Actually as the film opens there’s a direct relationship to the winsome story, but only in the mind of a man who in the twilight of his life has romantic thoughts and an imagination as impetuous as Flaubert. Read more…

“SPY” (Film Review & Trailer)

June 4th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Just when you think you’ve seen the funniest comedy of 2015 up pops Spy a hilarious silly movie that entertains big time. The scrappy little film with a lot of raunchy dialogue had me in stitches from the outlandish beginning to the very last scene during the credits. Since it stars Melissa McCarthy, you may think I’m referring to her as she most always provides a good laugh, but how about pairing her up with the likes of Jason Statham. No way you say because he’s an action star and why would he be in a comedy? Well, it’s genius that he’s cast in Spy as his performance gets so off-the-wall that it takes the film to another comedic level. Read more…

“Entourage” (Film Review and Trailer)

June 3rd, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Taking the HBO winner and bringing Entourage to the screen, writer and director Doug Ellin takes a big chance on finding an audience. While HBO is paid television for those who spend the bucks for their programing, followers tend to be those who subscribed have watched the comedy over the years. The campy, silly and often ridiculous satire on filmmaking tries to convince its audience that sex, pervasive language, drugs and nudity are all you need to make a film a hit, but unless you are hooked from the HBO series, you may find Entourage a waste of time. Read more…

“The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window…” (Film Review & Trailer

May 21st, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The strange little film The 100-year-old man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared takes its audience on a wild and wacky journey. It’s a lot of fun in the vein of a Forrest Gump, but this guy has more of a trek with danger all around. The film has very good acting and is based a script taken from a work of fiction by Jonas Jonassan. The book was a 2010 best seller in Sweden that went on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide. Nicely filmed and orchestrated by director and screenwriter Felix Herngren, the movie is a hoot. Read more…

“AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” a Sci-fi Mega Thriller (Film Review & Trailer)

April 30th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Waiting three years for the sequel to Avengers has been a long haul, but it’s worth it. The story, special effects, acting, directing, cinematography, special effects, computer graphics, motion capture and more are amazing. Whether you are a sci-fi nut or just want to see a lot of explosive action on the big screen, Avengers: Age of Ultron puts you right in the center of the excitement. Sizing it up with the recent Furious 7 for production value and entertainment, it’s too close to call. Read more…

“24 DAYS”, a Crime that Shocked France (Film Review)

April 22nd, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Kidnapping for money has become common in many countries getting huge sums of cash from rich families. So in the film 24 Days the kidnappers target their quarry on the notion that all Jews are rich and have access to large amounts of money. The story is true, the events are heinous and the outcome reeks with anti-Semitism. What also rings clear are the methods that the perpetrators use to abduct the person and the modern day communications that make it almost impossible to catch the perpetrators. Read more…

“Queen and Country” Romance and Dignity (Indie Film Review & Trailer)

March 27th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Spooling out his final film Writer/Director John Boorman makes it a sequel and a good one at that. His Queen and Country being released in the United States takes his characters into the 1950’s as a follow up to Hope and Glory set during WWII. He works his magic one more time with interesting characters, some comedy, military boot camp drama and a whole lot of romance. Beautifully filmed, it’s a masterpiece of a period gone by that saw England transfer the crown to Elizabeth II and turn boys into men. Read more…

’71, an IRA War Thriller (Film Review & Trailer)

March 26th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

One of the most brutal wars comes to the screen and it does not involve the United States. In this film we get to see one day during the Irish Revolution between the Protestants and the Catholics. Most of us watched the news as the war dragged on for years, but up until now I haven’t seen a movie about the war so compelling as ’71. Not knowing what side to take in this fight shouldn’t matter here, it’s just the inhumanity that counts and the eerie gut wrenching window to survival for one man. Read more…

Get Hard, Rude and Crude Comedy (Film Review & Trailer)

March 26th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Wacky, Madcap and insane, but what else would you expect when Will Farrell and Kevin Hart team up for a movie. The two outlandish comedians put Get Hard over the top in this irreverent comedy that should keep audiences laughing way after they leave the theater. That is unless you are easily offended by all the rude, nude and crude. Read more…