Film and Television Reviews

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The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review
The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review   The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/30/2013 11:10 AM EST
One of the most truly artistic films this year turns out to be foreign and in black and white, but the charming, beautiful, sweet and convincing story out shines anything else.  It's called The Artist and the Model with brilliant performances that draw you into a window of the past where World War II takes a pause and sparks a different kind o... Read More

Getaway Theatrical Review
Getaway Theatrical Review   Getaway Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/29/2013 10:33 AM EST
Burning rubber for nearly 90 minutes the movie Getaway slams into theaters this weekend.  It's not Fast and Furious or even a remake of The Getaway, but a script that emulates films like Bullet, Drive and a myriad of car chase films. It's non-stop action from the word go, pushing the tachometer into the red allowing only a few times for the au... Read More

Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
Closed Circuit Theatrical Review   Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/27/2013 1:05 PM EST
This cat and mouse thriller takes a startling twist as it weaves a tale of terrorism and trust in the film Closed Circuit.  The story rules the feature with compelling writing under the fine direction of John Crowley.  It plays out like a John Grisham novel with edge of your seat suspense and tense courtroom drama. The fine acting keeps t... Read More

The World's End Theatrical Review
The World's End Theatrical Review   The World's End Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  08/23/2013 9:42 AM EST
After the successes of last decade's Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, director Edgar Wright treats us to one last flavour in his hilarious "Cornetto" trilogy,The World's End, which also sees Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reuniting with Wright for the third time.The World's End opens with Gary King (Pegg), a fortysomething s... Read More

Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review
Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review   Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/16/2013 3:46 PM EST
Whenever you have a sequel to an extremely well done movie that could be a one and done story, you run the risk of ruining the first movie with a poorly executed follow-up.  That was a concern of mine, especially since Matthew Vaughn (the director of the original Kick-Ass, and X-Men First Class) was turning over the reins to  Jeffrey Wadl... Read More

Lovelace Theatrical Review
Lovelace Theatrical Review   Lovelace Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/08/2013 9:22 PM EST
A very dramatic Lovelace hits theaters this weekend and Amanda Seyfried puts on an incredibly convincing show as the porn star.  The biopic takes a close look at the woman who got her start in the industry and became a household word, although whispered at the time.  Not the average fare, the film tells all with the fine acting of Seyfrie... Read More

Elysium Theatrical Review
Elysium Theatrical Review   Elysium Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/08/2013 1:48 PM EST
Outer space never looked so good in the exciting sci-fi adventure Elysium now in theaters.  Well acted, designed and filmed, the movie gets right in the meat of the story and puts the viewers right in the action.  Fast moving and exciting the film moves close to the front runners for my choice for best action films for 2013.The film takes... Read More

We're the Millers Theatrical Review
We're the Millers Theatrical Review   We're the Millers Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/07/2013 3:30 PM EST
Cramming in a lot of sight gags, silly situations and comic set-ups We're The Millers tries for comedy of the year.  Although it does have its good points and they are many, the road film may be a little too formulaic riding on the coattails of the resent Identity Thief, Hangover 3 and if you add the classic Vacation.  Not that I didn't e... Read More

2 Guns Theatrical Review
2 Guns Theatrical Review   2 Guns Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/01/2013 3:27 PM EST
The teaming up of Denzel Washington with Mark Wahlberg turned out to be a good choice as the action boys in 2 Guns.  Under the direction of Baltasar Kormákur the two are quarrelsome, rough yet their interplay deals out plenty of comedy with this terrific crime action thriller. If you enjoy watching films like Safe House and Contraband r... Read More

Redemption Theatrical Review
Redemption Theatrical Review   Redemption Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  07/30/2013 10:19 AM EST
Director Steven Knight's Redemption (Hummingbird in the UK) sees Jason Statham in the lead role of Joey Jones. Jones is a former Royal Marine commando who, on a tour in Afghanistan, took justice into his own hands after the ambush and killing of other personnel in his patrol. Court-martialled, he now fi... Read More