Film and Television Reviews

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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

Fruitvale Station Theatrical Review
Fruitvale Station Theatrical Review   Fruitvale Station Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/29/2013 4:00 PM EST
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)  07/25/2013 10:28 AM EST
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)  07/20/2013 1:23 AM EST
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)  07/11/2013 11:35 AM EST
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)  07/11/2013 8:37 AM EST
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)  07/03/2013 8:50 AM EST
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

The Lone Ranger Theatrical Review
The Lone Ranger Theatrical Review   The Lone Ranger Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/03/2013 8:43 AM EST
Taking a chance on an old-timer favorite, producer and director Gore Verbinski brings a remake of The Lone Ranger to the big screen.  Loosely based on the 1956 movie starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels, his casting of Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp somewhat mirrors the two original players and delivers a solid hit. The film opens at ... Read More

The Heat Theatrical Review
The Heat Theatrical Review   The Heat Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/28/2013 9:24 AM EST
One of the better comedies to be released this year, The Heat has a lot going for it with a fine cast, good comedic writing and some nice direction from Paul Feig who gave us Bridesmaids. Of course it doesn't hurt to have Melissa McCarthy one of the top comics in the business as your co-star. If you're looking for a lot of laughs from a plo... Read More

White House Down Theatrical Review
White House Down Theatrical Review   White House Down Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  06/28/2013 8:48 AM EST
As a critic I often wonder if Hollywood has completely run out of new ideas and I'm even more bewildered when 2 movies are released, within a short period of time, with the same subject. I'm sure you have noticed this before. Just off the top of my head "Friends with Benefits" & "No Strings Attached" came to mind, or... Read More