Posts Tagged ‘Violence’

Battle of the Five Armies, the Awesome Finale of The Hobbit Trilogy (Film Review)

December 15th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

All good things must come to an end and for The Hobbit the finale is amazing. Titled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the film delivers action packed sequences of total devastation putting the film up there with The  Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. The cast continues to amaze with their fine acting, Peter Jackson lays the story to rest with a solemn, but captivating finish and the production crew dishes out a heaping helping of awesome cinematography/CGI and special effects. Read more…

‘Babadook’ director Jennifer Kent talks about women making horror movies

December 12th, 2014 No comments

First-time filmmaker talks about her affinity for ? and finicky taste in

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‘Babadook’ director Jennifer Kent talks about women making horror movies

The Homesman, a Captivating Drama of the Old West (Film Review)

December 5th, 2014 No comments


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Review by John Delia

So you’re not into the western genre? How about calling this movie a very compelling drama that takes place in the 1800’s west. Still not excited about seeing the film? Top it off with a stellar cast, an original story line and actors that give Oscar worthy performances. Titled The Homesman, it’s Tommy Lee Jones’ first attempt at directing and he makes the film an excellent story of early Americana.

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Kenneth Turan's DVD picks: The joy of sets

October 23rd, 2014 No comments

Whether they are obvious pairings or something cleverly put together, two recent examples make clear that there's something extremely satisfying about DVDs packaged as sets.

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Kenneth Turan's DVD picks: The joy of sets

“John Wick” Runs a Vicious Gauntlet (Film Review)

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Taking a shot as a hitman in his latest film John Wick, Keanu Reeves delivers his character with authority in this explosive crime drama. The film turns out to be an ideal fit for the star and his former stunt double turned director as they move to one perfectly choreographed fight scene after another. It’s a fast action gauntlet that lasts nearly the whole 96 minutes. Read more…

Parents Desensitized to Sex and Violence in Movies, Study Finds

October 20th, 2014 No comments

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – When it comes to sex and violence, the more parents see, the less they care.

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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…

“The Good Lie” a Shocking view of Inhumanity (Film Review)

October 3rd, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

A heartwarming and heartbreaking story of humanity in the face of adversity both in their original elements and in America, The Good Lie recalls the sorrow and travesty of the Sudanese children caught up in war.  The film stuns with disbelief, but it’s true and opens the doors to a view so bold it rattles the unthinkable with reality.  This is not a documentary or a historical movie. It’s a feature film that’s acted brilliantly by actual descendents of the children who were driven out of their homes to camps hundreds of miles away by a warring faction. Read more…

“Gone Girl” a Baffling Crime Thriller (Film Review)

October 2nd, 2014 No comments




Review by John Delia

It may be a little long, get pretty dicey and turn your head in disgust, but Gone Girl will win you over in the end.  The brilliantly written crime drama has this year’s top performances, creative direction and enough twists to curl a whole head of hair.  From its cunning elementary opening the audience slowly gets sucked into this heinous story that’s fed from the realization that you want to dislike it, but can’t take your eyes off the screen. Read more…

“The Liberator” the Anatomy of a Chivalrous Man (Film Review)

September 30th, 2014 No comments



Review by John Delia

Taking a step back into the history of South America a docudrama on the life of Simon Bolivar, one of the continent’s most love emancipators comes to the screen.  The historical film The Liberator has very good production value, able direction and memorable acting.  Packed with pomp, circumstance, awesome vistas and action packed scenes, the movie delivers a spectacle of rebellion and adversity. Read more…