Film and Television Reviews

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Elysium Theatrical Review
Elysium Theatrical Review   Elysium Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/8/2013 1:48 PM EDT
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)  8/7/2013 3:30 PM EDT
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)  8/1/2013 3:27 PM EDT
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)  7/30/2013 10:19 AM EDT
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

Fruitvale Station Theatrical Review
Fruitvale Station Theatrical Review   Fruitvale Station Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/29/2013 4:00 PM EDT
The true story of an incident that boggles the mind called Fruitvale Station makes a bleak statement on the excessive power of America's police. Actual footage of the rancor that took place on New Year's Eve 2008 in Oakland, California gives testimony to a growing problem that should be universally addressed in all phases of our justice system.&nbs... Read More

The Wolverine Theatrical Review
The Wolverine Theatrical Review   The Wolverine Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/25/2013 10:28 AM EDT
Aggressive Samurai martial arts fighting takes the stage as The Wolverine moves into theaters this weekend. And with the return of Hugh Jackman as the man with the adamantium claws in this new chapter Marvel pushes the envelope by taking the action to Japan where it's Logan versus Ninjas. More of a story driven comic book thriller, the twi... Read More

Red 2 Theatrical Review
Red 2 Theatrical Review   Red 2 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/20/2013 1:23 AM EDT
The raging action comedy Red 2 comes to theaters, but its Catherine Zeta-Jones and Helen Mirren that command the screen.  While the whole crew is back for a second dip into the world of International Crime while on the run from their former CIA bosses, it's these two ladies that make an impact. For a fun romp around Europe from London to Mosco... Read More

Grown Ups 2 Theatrical Review
Grown Ups 2 Theatrical Review   Grown Ups 2 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/11/2013 11:35 AM EDT
It's a hilarious bunch of nonsense called Grown Ups 2 that follows its previous hilarious bunch of nonsense.  If you like Adam Sandler's wacky comedy style that mostly works with sight gags, tongue in cheek quips and a lot of monkey business then you are a target for this film. Others may not want to waste their time.  Adam brings... Read More

Pacific Rim Theatrical Review
Pacific Rim Theatrical Review   Pacific Rim Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/11/2013 8:37 AM EDT
Pump yourself up for this one because Pacific Rim takes action to new heights with a noisy display of explosive combat.  The battle scenes rise to shock and awe much like you've seen in films like Battleship and Transformers, but that's the point of going to see this genre of film now isn't it.  If you drag your lady along however, you ma... Read More

Despicable Me 2 Theatrical Review
Despicable Me 2 Theatrical Review   Despicable Me 2 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/3/2013 8:50 AM EDT
They're back again those funny characters that make the animated film Despicable Me 2 a hilarious situation comedy that delivers the laughter.  I'm speaking of the pill shaped ‘work a bee's' for the villain Gru called Minions.  In this sequel they dominate the screen and give most of the audience what they came for, a lot of chuckle... Read More