Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By John Delia

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The Delivery Man Theatrical Review
The Delivery Man   The Delivery Man Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/21/2013 4:13 PM EDT
What starts out a typical Vince Vaughn comedy becomes a heartfelt dramedy in the film Delivery Man.  The movie takes audiences into the world of a sperm donor and how one person can complicate the lives of the 533 children of the recipients.   The story is a fantasy, but it's also a cool "what if" question that makes the mo... Read More

Planes Blu-ray Review
Planes   Planes Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  11/21/2013 11:32 AM EDT
Home fun for the whole family arrives on November 19th with the release of Planes in a Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD combo pack just in time for holiday giving.  The animated comedy takes flight for the youngsters who like the excitement of racing and making new friends.  The film features quality principles that include friendship, helping ot... Read More

Last Vegas Theatrical Review
Last Vegas   Last Vegas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/31/2013 4:29 PM EDT
There's a lot of buzz going on about Last Vegas and rightly so.  The high energy comedy casts a dream team of actors, a top notch director and a story by the writer of The Guilt Trip that turns up the laughter in every scene.  With Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline in the lead roles, it's The Hangover for the... Read More

Ender's Game Theatrical Review
Ender's Game   Ender's Game Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/31/2013 9:47 AM EDT
Teens will have a blast with Ender's Game a science fiction adventure that's well acted and directed.  The much read novel by Orson Scott Card focuses on the target audience putting youngsters in the roles of saving the Earth. Using amazing special effects that transport the audience into space the book transfers to the screen exceptionally we... Read More

Cars Blu-ray Review
Cars 3D   Cars Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/30/2013 9:42 AM EDT
The 3D availability on Blu-ray just got better with the release of Disney/PIXAR's Cars and even better in a combo pack.  The fun film with an extraordinary plot that offers moral values like friendship, honesty, love and integrity is perfect for the whole family.  The film has been released in a combo pack that contains the 3D Blu-ray... Read More

The Counselor Theatrical Review
The Counselor   The Counselor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/24/2013 8:10 PM EDT
No surprises here, Ridley Scott continues his inscrutable melodramas with The Counselor a weak film that's well acted by a stellar cast, but with a theme that's worn-out. While the cinematography gives his film a nice flare, the story and script by Cormac McCarthy who gave us No Country For Old Men and The Road could surly have been more or... Read More

Escape Plan Theatrical Review
Escape Plan   Escape Plan Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/17/2013 8:38 AM EDT
Well the ex-Governor and ex-boxer finally get full feature screen time together in their new film Escape Plan and they haven't broken the formula yet.  Playing familiar roles, delivering pedestrian lines and punching their way through this prison story that could easily have been made for cable, the two icons create a lot of their usual fu... Read More

Captain Phillips Theatrical Review
Captain Phillips   Captain Phillips Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/11/2013 11:29 AM EDT
Gripping, disturbing and suspenseful the movie Captain Phillips depicts a story from the headlines that have captivated Americans with concern.  The well crafted, strongly detailed and stunningly acted true story will have you on the edge of your seat.  I found myself mesmerized by the astounding facts behind the takeover of a huge contai... Read More

Curse of Chucky Blu-ray Review
Curse of Chucky   Curse of Chucky Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/08/2013 3:04 PM EDT
Putting another stunner on the home screen, Curse of Chucky gets released on Blu-ray/DVD + Digital combo pack just in time for the horror season.  Packed with the kind of biting power needed to provide chills and thrills, the sixth of the Child's Play films changes it up a bit giving viewers a blast to the past.  Could this 25th anniversa... Read More

The Wizard of Oz Blu-ray Review
The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition 3D   The Wizard of Oz Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/07/2013 3:38 PM EDT
Well I have good news bad news for the newly upgraded The Wizard of Oz to 3D.  The very good news is that the 3D works extremely well played on the 3D home theater system.  Its vibrant, amazing and definitely a winner.  The not so good news involves those who purchased the Blu-ray that came out in 2009.  If you purchase the Blu-... Read More