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“FANTASTIC FOUR” (Review & Trailer)

August 7th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Dropping below the level of the previous sequel, Fantastic Four fails to entertain. Slow moving, lacks excitement, fails to intrigue and for all intense and purposes, unremarkable. The movie that reboots the Marvel characters does nothing more than rehash the story of how they came to be and the introduction of Doctor Doom. The production does not match the Disney’s Avengers products that have taken the superhero genre by storm. Dismal sets, novice direction and 80’s TV special effects doom the film. Originally intended to be remastered for release in 3D, the producers must have realized the film as a failure and trashed the idea to save money. Read more…

“Terminator Genisys” (Film Review and Trailer)

June 30th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The movie Terminator Genisys surprises with top quality special effects, continuous action scenes and a welcome return of Arnold. The storyline may be a little complicated if you are trying to piece together the previous four outings, but take a deep breath and just go to enjoy the shape shifting time traveling bots that deliver chaos wherever they appear. If you are an action junkie and want an adrenaline rush, go see the newest edition of John Connor’s attempt to take down the spy in the sky that lead to annihilation of billons on the planet. Read more…

“Tomorrowland” (Film Review & Trailer)

May 21st, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The kid friendly Tomorrowland opens this weekend with a cool adventure that should entertain the 7 to 16 year old crowd. Those of all ages who just can’t miss a sci-fi movie may also be included in this group depending on whether they accept the mild to moderate conflicts and the somewhat realistic message the film presents. As for the production, it’s very good with fine directing, computer graphics and visuals that amaze. It’s the story that takes a hit leaving audiences with a feeling that it’s a little too contrived, predictable and a bit syrupy in the finale. Read more…

“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…

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…

Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1, the Rebels Strike Back (Film Review)

November 20th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

It’s time for the rebellion to start and in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 the volatile story of Katniss Everdeen continues with able direction, adequate acting, but with the usual predictable storyline. The filming and CGI gets better than the last installment showing explosive battles that are more realistic looking than the games in Catching Fire. Characters are added and the rebel skirmishes become intense with Director Francis Lawrence cutting the film at a fairly reasonable intermission point. But most of the fan based audience will walk away empty with little more than a taste of what they hope will come in the finale. 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…

“X-Men” A Wild Ride from Future to Past (Film Review)

May 23rd, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Exciting and action packed, X-Men: Days of Future Past takes center stage for a weekend box office blow-out.  The monstrous blockbuster should take Marvel Comic fans by storm with a relentless rollercoaster ride into yesteryears and back to the future using most every mutant in the graphic novels. The CGI factor is at a WOW level and the compelling storyline puts it on a level with Thor: The Dark World and Amazing Spider-Man 2. You don’t have to be an X-Men aficionado, but it helps. Read more…

After Earth, Targets Teens in a Sci-Fi Thriller (Film Review)

May 30th, 2013 No comments

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Taking a chance on another science fiction thriller M. Night Shyamalan probes disaster with After Earth.  The trick here is can he rise above his box-office misses like The Last Airbender and Lady in the Water. His The Sixth Sense has never been equaled and for that he still has a following.  Here, Shyamalan gets smart and brings in a top star and his son to do his bidding and comes up a winner. While it’s not the best space adventure in the past two years, it certainly gets high marks for its teen target audience. Read more…

Oblivion, A Visual Thriller (Film Review)

April 20th, 2013 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The opening sequence in the movie Oblivion is spectacular showing Earth as a devastated planet and the moon busting apart following an attack by an alien invasion. Well acted by a handful of cast members, the action movie mesmerizes as it spools out its grand design.  Both the cinematography and computer graphics are the stars of the film with the quality of the 2009 Star Trek. If you are a rabid fan of science fiction then you should get in line for your ticket now. Read more…