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It Follows, a Teen Horror Chiller (Film Review & Trailer)

March 26th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Very daunting, compelling, edgy and different the chiller It Follows takes you on a horror ride where sex is key and death the consequence. The disturbing film takes on a complex storyline and sorts it all out during the finale. Perfect for fans that like a good scare and staying with you for a long time after leaving the theater. The movie should do well at the box-office with the teens and twenties being target audience. Read more…

’71, an IRA War Thriller (Film Review & Trailer)

March 26th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

One of the most brutal wars comes to the screen and it does not involve the United States. In this film we get to see one day during the Irish Revolution between the Protestants and the Catholics. Most of us watched the news as the war dragged on for years, but up until now I haven’t seen a movie about the war so compelling as ’71. Not knowing what side to take in this fight shouldn’t matter here, it’s just the inhumanity that counts and the eerie gut wrenching window to survival for one man. 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…

“Run All Night” Crime Drama (Film Review & Trailer)

March 12th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

It’s father versus father in the exciting action drama Run All Night. The hard hitting crime film gets right into the story of violence and never stops dishing it out. Smart directing, very good cast and intense camera work make this film a winner. If you like Liam Neeson in movies like Taken then you will not want to miss his most powerful performance yet. 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…

Timbuktu, Intense and Compelling (Foreign Film Review)

February 5th, 2015 No comments

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The movie opens with a young gazelle running in the sand dunes of Timbuktu. Chasing the beautiful docile animal in a pickup truck are members of the Jihadists shooting their rifles in its direction. “Do not shoot the animal, we just want to tire it out” says their leader. It’s an act of domination repeated throughout the film, but instead of animals with humans living in fear. The film Timbuktu has been selected as one of the five foreign films in line for an Oscar. Read more…

The Boy Next Door, an Adult Thriller (Film Review)

January 22nd, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

No surprise here, Jennifer Lopez is still good to look at on the big screen. Glowing and gorgeous the actress brightens up the screen in most of her scenes. However, that’s all that’s good about The Boy Next Door.  There’s sloppy acting, off standard direction, choppy editing and a story so predictable I couldn’t wait till the credits rolled. Actually, being released in January during the roll-out of the Oscar Nominated movies gives the biggest clue that The Boy Next Door has no guts to be a contender. If you guys have a crush on Lopez or the over 17-year-young ladies want their fill of rippling abs, then you may want to duck into this empty headed claptrap, but you’ll be the only ones watching. Read more…

Selma, a Flashback to a Landmark for Equal Rights (Film Review)

January 8th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Bold, poignant and triumphant, the movie Selma shows the determination of a leader who guides his devoted followers to equal rights. Not just for them, but all races who have been denied the right to choose the leader of this country. Teeming with a core of fine actors under the direction of Ava DuVernay, the film gives insight into Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s valiant campaign and the shock that brought a country to its knees. Read more…

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

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