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“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…

Insurgent, Part 2 of the Divergent Series (Film Review & Trailer)

March 19th, 2015 No comments

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Review By John Delia

Taking the helm for this second installment in the Divergent series Robert Schwentke gives us a treat within a treatment. Not all fun and roses, Insurgent gives a reworking and a bird’s eye view of the various factions that were explained in the first film of the series. Whether Schwentke was instructed to stretch out the series or that it would be really cool to check out the locations of the Factions, the tactic waters down this installment.  That said, read on for some new innovating revelations. Read more…

Movies opening Feb. 20

March 8th, 2015 No comments

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“CHAPPiE” a Sci-Fi Thriller (Film Review & Trailer)

March 6th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Turning what could have been just another I, Robot Director Neill Blomkamp makes his film Chappie a winning sci-fi thriller. The film opens with exciting action and continues on a rollercoaster ride only slowing down to create new characters. It’s the first livewire of the year and opening during a spring break weekend should bolster the box-office. While males 17 and over including a large college crowd will fill theaters this weekend, the movie is not for kids with its display of strong violence and language. However, what Chappie gains in electrifying thrills, it lacks in emotion and charm. Read more…

“FOCUS” Tricks and Scams (Film Review & Trailer)

February 27th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Moderately out of control and highly convoluted the film Focus takes its turn at the box-off. While the stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie are nice to look at their performances are weak and off the mark in this offbeat comedy crime drama that never delivers. Maybe it’s the predictability coupled with obvious misdirection that gives the feel of a tall tale without a good punchline. But whatever it is, it doesn’t work. Maybe it needed a little more energy on the part of the actors or had a lack of execution by the Directors. Read more…

“Deli Man” Lunch and a Movie (Documentary Film Review)

February 24th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Hazel, we’re having Deli tonight. After seeing the documentary Deli Man I felt like I could run out and get one of the most sought after sandwiches in America, the Jewish Pastrami on rye with mustard. Umm why ‘sought after?’ Because where there were once thousands of delicatessens in New York City alone, we are down to only 150 left in the United States. And, there’s not one real New York style deli within 50 miles of where I live. Read more…

Rowlands Shines in “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” (Film Review)

February 24th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The poignant comedy Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks features a heartfelt acting performance by Gena Rowlands. The consummate actress, Rowlands’ performance here while a bit daring, comes off the screen with a measures of both bold and compassionate. It’s her kind of film and she plays it well. Even though the direction’s a little rushed and uneven, support actors save the depiction of this very good script. Read more…

The DUFF, a Story About Teen Angst (Film Review)

February 19th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

It’s a teen nightmare about teen angst, the high school comedy The DUFF leaves little options on whether it can be a real thing. The Mean Girls theme goes one step further into the lives of the bullied with this tale of branding by relationship. It opens the door to what could be another way to retaliate or get revenge using the social networks. While the film does show redemption, it’s a farfetched resolution to a new way of labeling someone. Read more…