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“Raid 2″ A Fight Fest Thriller (Film Review)

April 10th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

It’s a knock down drag out fight to the finish in The Raid 2: Berandal a chopsocky film that unleashes nearly every known hand-to-hand fighting method in a period of two and a half hours.  The action crime film takes the viewer on a gut wrenching ride reminiscent of Jet Li in The Enforcer.  A continuation of the 2012 release, the film drags a bit, but still delivers a knock-out punch. Read more…

Violence In PG-13 Movies Comes With Plenty Of Sex And Booze

December 9th, 2013 No comments

Watching violent movies makes teenagers more aggressive, and that violence is almost always associated with sex, drinking and smoking.

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Movies Rated PG-13 Feature The Most Gun Violence

November 11th, 2013 No comments

Banning R-rated movies for your kids isn’t enough to spare them from scenes of gun violence. The amount of gun violence in R-rated films has stayed fairly stable since 1985, while gun violence in PG-13 movies has soared.

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Gun Violence In PG-13 Movies Has Tripled Since 1985

November 11th, 2013 No comments

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The amount of gun violence depicted in ‘PG-13’ movies has tripled since 1985, the first full year the rating was in use, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics . The international team of study authors noted that the amount of gun violence in the most popular PG-13 movies of 2011 and 2012 was much greater than R-rated movies of the …

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Blu-ray review: Oblivion

August 27th, 2013 No comments

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Blu-ray review: Oblivion

A Brilliant Portrayal “Fruitvale Station” (Film Review)

July 25th, 2013 No comments

FRUITVALE posterReview by John Delia

The true story of an incident that boggles the mind called Fruitvale Station makes a bleak statement on the excessive power of America’s police. Actual footage of the rancor that took place on New Year’s Eve 2008 in Oakland, California gives testimony to a growing problem that should be universally addressed in all phases of our justice system.  The must see film opens wounds that never seem to be healed. Read more…

Watch This: David Chase's Must-See Movies

May 2nd, 2013 No comments

The creator of The Sopranos talks to NPR’s Steve Inskeep about movies he loves — a Kubrick classic, a Vittorio De Sica masterpiece, and a Laurel and Hardy frolic that inspired an obscure shout-out involving Uncle Junior.

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Mud, a Story of Obsessive Love (Film Review)

April 25th, 2013 No comments

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Review by Alyn Darnay

Written and Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, and Joe Don Baker
It starts with a boat in a tree, on an island in a lake, inhabited temporarily by a mysterious stranger, who will forever change the lives of two young boys out on an adventure. It’s a story of obsessive love, of first love, of women who are unworthy of love, of divorce, of men and boys caught up in the throws of it all, and most certainly a “coming of age at every age” parable. It’s a sweet southern fairytale; a “Gumbo” if you will, that has all the earmarks of being an adapted classic novel, yet it’s an original story. The movie wants to take its background from Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn“, but it feels more like “Winter’s Bone”. It is a complex tale told in a sly quiet way that forces itself into your mind, because you’re compelled to find out what the characters are really all about below the surface. Read more…

Mud, An Awkward Romance (Film Review)

April 25th, 2013 No comments

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Review by John Delia

It’s time for Matthew McConaughey to step up and do what he does best and in Mud he nails the role.  The cool little Indie has all the trappings of a good film including, a taught plot, good direction and a couple of kids that can act to boot. If you like movies that ease into the plot and hook you before you know it, rush out to see Mud. Read more…

Spring Breakers, a Bikini Nightmare (Film Review)

March 21st, 2013 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Glitz, glamor, gross, guns, and gratuitous nudity, violence, drugs and sex, that’s the sum of the new film Spring Breakers in theaters this weekend.  While they bill the film as a comedy, there’s not much of that and as for drama the acting’s so poor it’s more laughable than tragic. I will say that they did get something right for the target audience however, a lot of skin, sexual content, wild parties and copious drinking.  While I’m not a prude in any sense of the word, my assessment here for you guys and gals is to wait for the video so you can pause and rewind and not miss one moment of what you perceive to be ‘spring break’. Read more…