Film and Television Reviews

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Alex Cross Theatrical Review
Alex Cross   Alex Cross Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/18/2012 11:16 AM EDT
Even with fine acting on the part of the central cast, Alex Cross rises to no more than average due to uneven directing and a weak screenplay. That said the film's main star Tyler Perry should draw a huge audience of curiosity seekers who want to see his first film starring role as an action actor.  The story centers on Alex Cross (Tyler ... Read More

Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review
Seven Psychopaths   Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/12/2012 8:44 AM EDT
When you have a violent comedy your cast must have the ability to carry out the dialogue with dead pan and tongue-in-cheek precision, with Seven Psychopaths there's no doubt.  Much like the humor in Inglourious Basterds, In Bruges and most of the Grindhouse films, the script and actors fit the bill.  If you can deal with the bloody scenes... Read More

Argo Theatrical Review
Argo   Argo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/11/2012 3:57 PM EDT
Based on a true story the suspense filled film Argo involving the rescue of six Americans opens in theaters this weekend.  Set in the background of unrest in Iran during the President Jimmy Carter era, the covert operation was kept secret until the late 1990's.  The drama based on a book of the same title features a solid script, some fin... Read More

Sinister Theatrical Review
Sinister   Sinister Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/11/2012 9:10 AM EDT
[sin-uh-ster] 1. threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous: a sinister film. Sinister, the latest effort by Scott Derrickson, Director of  "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", is a film about true crime novelist Ellison Oswalt, who is way past his 15 minutes of fame, and is trying so desperately to get it back. So ... Read More

Frankenweenie Theatrical Review
Frankenweenie   Frankenweenie Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/06/2012 6:14 PM EDT
With Halloween quickly approaching horror flicks take center stage at the movie theater.  But, most fright films this time of the year are not for kids.  Disney's Frankenweenie however pulls out all the stops and bolts into movie houses around the nation providing some family fun and its rated PG for most everyone.  Direct from ... Read More

Pitch Perfect Theatrical Review
Pitch Perfect   Pitch Perfect Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/05/2012 10:10 AM EDT
If you are looking for a fun film with a lot of liveliness, then look to Pitch Perfect for your entertainment this weekend.  It's not just a comedy, but a creative musical that aims at a younger crowd yet reaches all adult levels with snappy wit, involving storyline and high energy performances. The story centers on Beca (Anna Kendrick) a... Read More

Taken 2 Theatrical Review
Taken 2   Taken 2 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/05/2012 9:09 AM EDT
Liam Neeson first appeared as former CIA operative Bryan Mills in 2008's Taken, in which Mills's daughter was kidnapped by an Albanian sex-trafficking gang while holidaying in Paris. Naturally enough, the overprotective father went to Europe, kicked butt, and rescued his only child. Now 2012 brings the imaginatively titledTaken 2 to our s... Read More

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Theatrical Review
The Perks of Being a Wallflower   The Perks of Being a Wallflower Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/03/2012 4:48 PM EDT
Films about teens are scarce in 2012 so other than Hunger Games that came out in March the pickings have been thin for that genre.  With the teen movie Perks of Being a Wallflower opening in a very slow month mostly devoted to horror flicks, hopefully it won't be overlooked as its pretty darn good. Able to touch a finger to the pulse of what m... Read More

Hotel Transylvania Theatrical Review
Hotel Transylvania   Hotel Transylvania Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  09/29/2012 9:36 PM EDT
A father's love for his daughter knows no bounds, even if you're Dracula. Parents will tell you that wanting to protect their children from the outside world never truly goes away, but what happens when your Immortal? In "Hotel Transylvania", Dracula (Adam Sandler) wants to protect his little girl Mavis (Selena Gomez) from the horror... Read More

Looper Theatrical Review
Looper   Looper Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/28/2012 8:06 AM EDT
The future and the past collide in Looper, a creative action thriller directed by Rian Johnson.  This clever crime drama takes the audience to another level with a captivating enigma that holds your interest to the very last dialogue. The film hits the target male audience right on the box-office trigger looking for high rewards. It's... Read More