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“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…

Project Almanac, Teen Time Travel (Film Review)

January 29th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Tweens, Teens and early twenties should like Project Almanac, a fast paced Sci-fi thriller with respectable acting and creative direction. The target audience will especially like the hand held cinematography reminiscent of Project X that continues throughout giving the film a rocky roller coaster feel. It’s a fun film with a little romance to boot. Read more…

Deputy resigns after his arrest for stealing DVD

November 15th, 2014 No comments

A Polk County deputy who was arrested for stealing a DVD ended up resigning from the agency after he was booked.

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“Fury” War is Hell (Film Review)

October 17th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Showing the violence, guts and destruction of WWII tank fighting, Fury punctuates the story with an explosive tale of death defying courage. Although fictional, the movie is based on the 2nd US Armored division and portrays extensive grisly combat using very realistic images. Explosive, gripping and pervasive the up close look is shattering and mind boggling. If you like war movies like Saving Private Ryan and Hamburger Hill, rush out to see this mind blowing war flick on the big screen. Read more…

“This is Where I Leave You” a Family on the Edge (Film Review)

September 19th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Working with an extremely good cast This is Where I Leave You opens in theaters for an adult audience.  While the film does entertain, no doubt about it, it’s hard to get over the feeling that I’ve seen it before.  Not that the trailer gives it all away, but the film August: Osage County still sticks in my mind being one of my 2013 favorites.  However, although it’s very similar in the storyline, this film dishes out most of the animosity with a side of comedy and romance rather than a serious tone.  With adult couples missing in action from theaters due to a glut of action, adventure and crime thrillers, this dramedy should get their attention. Read more…

“Need for Speed” a Wild Ride on Blu-ray (Video Review)

August 6th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Hot cars, hot women and hotheads cut loose in Need for Speed an action packed film that will make your head spin. It’s a little of Smokey and the Bandit, a measure of Fast and Furious and a lot of Cannonball Run, and that’s a good thing.  Much like those films, Need for Speed hooks its audience from the very beginning with exciting street racing, an interesting back story and embraceable characters.  Now on Blu-ray and DVD the movie plays well on your home TV, especially if it’s HD and Widescreen.  Slow down the action so you can see every detail or reverse to see what you may have missed. Read more…

“Lucy” A Non-stop Action-thriller (Film Review)

July 25th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Out of nowhere comes Lucy a wild ride of mind over matter from Writer/Director Luc Besson. This cunning thriller opens with excitement and never stops the action to the very end. It’s my idea of a true Sci-Fi thriller that tantalizes your brain with possibilities beyond belief, and then takes you even further with the question, What If?

The film poses the following premise: “The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what you could do with 100%”. Read more…