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“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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Star Trek Beyond (Written Film Review & Trailer)

July 22nd, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

A very impressive, dramatic and exciting Star Trek Beyond opens this weekend and for trekkies, sci-fi enthusiasts and action film lovers it’s a perfect getaway. Overflowing with superb CGI effects, “fast and furious” explosiveness and settings beyond the beyond, the film should do very well in attendance at the box office. Best seen in the IMAX 3D format, the film jumps off the screen and drives you into the story as it gets played out in a galaxy of the future. Read more…

“Mad Max: Fury Road” (FILM REVIEW & TRAILER)

May 13th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

My job is to see movies and give my opinion so my readers will know the good, bad and ugly before plunking down the dough to see them. After seeing Mad Max: Fury Road, I’m ready to see it again. This time I’m headed for an IMAX theater so I can get all the sounds and visuals of this action packed film up close. Call me a movie nut, but when it comes to films that go over the edge for their audience, I’m there! 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…

The Minions are back in Despicable Me 2 (Film Review)

July 3rd, 2013 No comments

DESPICABLE posterReview by John Delia

They’re back again those funny characters that make the animated film Despicable Me 2 a hilarious situation comedy that delivers the laughter.  I’m speaking of the pill shaped ‘work a bee’s’ for the villain Gru called Minions.  In this sequel they dominate the screen and give most of the audience what they came for, a lot of chuckles.  My favorite among the humans Agnes still remains the shining star and she’s as adorable as ever. Read more…

The Hangover part III, a Listless Sequel (Film Review)

May 22nd, 2013 No comments

HANGOVERposterReview by John Delia

Actually, although I did laugh at many of the comical mishaps to which the characters were subjected, The Hangover Part III wasn’t up to par with the original of the three episodes.  The good things were the return of the whole main cast that made The Hangover Part I a huge success, the downside was it turned out to be more repetitious than I thought it would be.  If you just can’t get enough of the ‘Wolfpack’ however, then rush right over to your theater this Memorial Day weekend for a reunion. Read more…

The Dark Knight, film review by John Delia

July 19th, 2012 No comments

BATMAN

BLOWS

YOU

AWAY!

THE DARK KNIGHT

By John Delia

This may be the film that knocks off The Avengers from the all time box-office winner for 2012.  The movie is called The Dark Knight Rises, but loyal fans will refer to the film as Batman and they know that this dark knight has all the power to rise above any comic book hero the industry can throw at him. For me, I’m just one of the crew, a follower hooked since Batman BeginsRead more…

American Reunion, Reviewed by John Delia

April 6th, 2012 No comments

A

CHANGE-UP

OF A

FAVORITE

 

AMERICAN REUNION

Reviewed by John Delia

Comedy runs rampant in the sequel American Reunion with the whole cast returning from American Pie.  Although the film does provide a lot of laughs, it may be somewhat hackneyed with each of the characters getting in similar problems from the original film.  But, if it’s just a mindless feature you want to clear out the emotions from a dull and uneventful day, then guys this film will do he trick. Um, actually American Reunion also turned out to be good humor medicine for me. Read more…

Movies: New this week

November 17th, 2011 No comments

“Happy Feet Two”: Sequel to the 2006 animated hit about lovable penguins features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Pink. Rated PG for rude humor and mild peril.

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A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS review by John Delia

November 3rd, 2011 No comments

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS

 

 

Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces, Tom Lennon, Amir Blumenfeld and Danny Trio

Directed by:

MPAA Rating: R for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence

Genre: Comedy, Holiday and Sequel

Running Time: 1hr 30min

Opening Date: November 4th, 2011

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

 

 

By John Delia

 

Definitely a man flick A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas follows up on the other two outings with a lot of eye candy and sex, but the gals will get an eye full too. You do not have to have seen the other two flicks, but I bet you will go rent them after seeing this wild comedy; it’s as good at The Hangover.

 

Tod (Lennon), Harold (Cho), Kumar (Penn) and Adrian (Blumenfeld)

Their signature full circle crazy night out takes full swing when Harold’s (John Cho) father-in-law Mr. Perez (Danny Trio) comes to visit their daughter’s new home for the holiday bringing his own homegrown Christmas tree.  In order to impress him Harold volunteers to trim the tree while his new wife Maria (Paula Garces) and the rest of the Perez clan go out shopping.

 

Kumar (Kal Penn) in the meantime receives a package at his apartment addressed to Harold so he brings it over to his house.  Upon opening the box they find a marijuana cigarette.  When Kumar lights it up and Harold throws it out the window it flies back in burning down the Christmas tree. So starts the journey to find a replacement tree and the kind of trouble only these two misfits can get into.

 

The film is a laugh a minute with so many funny sight gags, impossible situations, wild parties…well if you have seen the other two films you will know what I mean.  Penn and Cho are amazing together much like Cheech and Chong a couple of decades ago.  Cho always plays the straight man that seems to get himself into harm’s way with Penn entering the situation making it absurd.  The two make the perfect team for their style of comedy that hardly ever gets matched on the screen.

 

In this episode there’s a lot of crudeness with Wall Street protesters throwing eggs, dog fecies and other stuff that pushes the yuck factor. There’s even swinging parties with sex going on in bedrooms and trouble from the Russian Mafia caused by Kumar’s friend Adrian (Amir Blumenfeld). But most of the wickedness comes with the drug use.  When the Christmas tree burns down Harold calls his new best friend Todd played by Tom Lennon who has his young daughter in tow.  With smoke from joints blowing in her face and cocaine snowing down on her it adds to the silliness that feeds the laughter throughout the film.

 

The 3D adds a lot of fun to the film and it’s done amazingly well with a lot of eye popping elements that crash through the screen, float through the air and fill the theater with things like snow flakes, marijuana smoke, cocaine dust, parts of a car, and too many more to mention.  It’s an excellent use of the special effect in most scenes making the film extremely fun to watch.

 

Harold and Kumar tied to a frosty pole

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is rated R for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence.  Oh, be warned that if you have ever watched the film A Christmas Story then you know the scene where the boy has his tongue frozen to the flagpole. Well in this film Harold and Kumar do their own take on the unfortunate situation.

 

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: It’s a laugh riot for males and a blush for the ladies. (A)