Posts Tagged ‘Violence’

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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Parents Desensitized to Sex and Violence in Movies, Study Finds

“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…

“The Drop” A Gripping Crime Drama (Film Review)

September 10th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Probably the darkest crime drama’s you’ll see this year and that’s a good thing. The film The Drop takes you into the hazy world of crime that has only one way out, a body bag. Stellar acting, fine executed direction and a suspense filled plot that will keep you glued to the screen. The film does spool out at a steady slow pace, but the rewards are high for those who want one more chance to enjoy a final great performance on film by James Gandolfini. Read more…

‘Rio 2′ Arrives onto DVD and Blu-Ray

July 29th, 2014 No comments

Blue Sky’s Studios’ Blue Macaws and friends from the worldwide hit “Rio” are back for a grander adventure into the Amazon in “Rio 2” where music beats faster and louder. The movie comes to your household via DVD and Blu-Ray

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

July 25th, 2014 No comments



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…