Film and Television Reviews

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Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close   Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/19/2012 9:15 AM EDT
The touching film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close delves into the mind of a young boy on a quest.  It's not the quest that's important here, but the determination and desire to make peace with a loss so great it's nearly impossible.   Director Stephen Daldry takes us on that journey as if we were the ones looking for answers.&nbs... Read More

Shark Night 3D Blu-ray Review
Shark Night 3D   Shark Night 3D Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/16/2012 8:07 PM EDT
Over the past 2 1/2 years or so there have been two "B-movie" installations to hit theaters, the first was Piranha 3D and most recently Shark Night 3D. The former turned out to be an enjoyable, mercilessly gory romp, retaining ideal exploitation instincts and a marvelous sense of humor. The latest fish-based horror offering is "Shark... Read More

Dead Poets Society Blu-ray Review
Dead Poets Society   Dead Poets Society Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  01/16/2012 7:24 PM EDT
Here's another Robin Williams release that brought him fame during the 1980's called Dead Poets Society.  Although Williams does provide some cunning comedy, it's the drama that makes him good in this film.  The first time on Blu-ray, this Academy Award Winning film for Best Screenplay looks great on my home theater, a sharp contrast over... Read More

Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray Review
Good Morning, Vietnam   Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  01/16/2012 7:18 PM EDT
I don't remember how many times I have seen Good Morning Vietnam, but after seeing it on my home theater in Blu-ray it's like the movie is new again.  I do admit it is one of my favorite films so that has something to do with it, but the quality of sight and sound here over my DVD certainly puts the film high on my library shelf. By now m... Read More

In Time DVD Review
In Time   In Time DVD Review
(Roger Longenbach)  01/12/2012 3:09 PM EDT
When I first saw the trailer for In Time, I could only think, "Oh, look at this, they're remaking Logan's Run."  In a way, that's true: for the basic premise of the stage in this film.  In Time is set in the future when mankind is genetically engineered to only age for 25 years.  And then you get 1 year of time.  Run o... Read More

Carnage Theatrical Review
Carnage   Carnage Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:34 AM EDT
Bizarre and yet a tasty morsel, Carnage is one of those ‘fly on the wall' films where in this case you get to watch the decay of one's social skills and can laugh without them hearing you. It's four stellar actors in a room with a very wacky script and a tall order of ego, all moving in opposite directions over a simple solution.  T... Read More

Contraband Theatrical Review
Contraband   Contraband Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:26 AM EDT
I can see why Contraband has been set for release in January, with December being action/adventure month this gem would have been buried in their dust. And that would have been a shame, because this gritty story has a lot going for it.  With non-stop thrills, chills and spills this film entertains big time. Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) has t... Read More

The Iron Lady Theatrical Review
The Iron Lady   The Iron Lady Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:25 AM EDT
With a genuinely gifted performance, Meryl Streep depicts Margaret Thatcher one of the world's greatest leaders in The Iron Lady.  Thatcher served as the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and during some of the most trying times.  If you like biographies, real life stores and historical happenings, The Iron Lady is a mu... Read More

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/06/2012 8:42 AM EDT
The British movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is not for everyone.  It's a mind-numbing film for audiences that crave an involving storyline, can deal with British accents and are into the underpinning of espionage that fueled The Cold War in the 1970's.  I am not a big fan of films like this one, but those who are into author John le Ca... Read More

Contagion Blu-ray Review
Contagion   Contagion Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/02/2012 8:15 PM EDT
Contagion, the latest from director Steven Soderbergh, really got under this reviewer's skin, and quite frankly that's what makes it such fun.Contagion is a lithe procedural that follows a deadly virus from patient zero through to epidemic and then containment. The whole chain of germs starts with Gwyneth Paltrow in Hong Kong and spreads out from t... Read More