Film and Television Reviews

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For a Good Time, Call ... Theatrical Review
For a Good Time, Call ...   For a Good Time, Call ... Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/13/2012 11:39 AM EDT
Using sexuality in a comedy has stimulated a wave of movie making but has it gone too far?  Using every expletive possible from today's amoral vocabulary For a Good Time, Call… opens in theaters with an attempt to titillate and shock audiences.  Well it does the latter for sure, but for the most part it's the ladies who are taking ... Read More

The Words Theatrical Review
The Words   The Words Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/07/2012 8:52 AM EDT
Compelling and complex the film The Words reaches for a drama loving audience that will enjoy a touching romance intertwined with an engrossing story. The film has excellent performances by the whole cast and directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal work through the intricate script providing very good entertainment.  The film finds Rory... Read More

The Cold Light of Day Theatrical Review
The Cold Light of Day   The Cold Light of Day Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  09/06/2012 10:50 AM EDT
When recently failed businessman Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) goes to Spain for a weeklong sailing vacation with his family, it appears he thought that nothing else in his world could get any worse.  But after returning from a brief trip ashore, Shaw finds it difficult to locate the family yacht; when he does, his already fragile world is shattere... Read More

Robot and Frank Theatrical Review
Robot and Frank   Robot and Frank Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/31/2012 9:47 AM EDT
Even though Robot & Frank has some rough edges to smooth out, the film does produce a sweet bond between man and machine.  Finding this little gem at your local theater would be an opportunity to see some excellent acting with a cute little quirky storyline. A retired cat burglar and jewel thief, Frank (Frank Langella) has been challe... Read More

Lawless Theatrical Review
Lawless   Lawless Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/28/2012 4:15 PM EDT
Totally out of control, the Bondurant brothers were a part of history that could only have been called Lawless.  The movie that opens today builds on the almost true story of bootleggers in Virginia from a recollection by Matt Bondurant, the grandson of one of the three main characters.  Lawless ‘shines' in all departments inclu... Read More

Cosmopolis Theatrical Review
Cosmopolis   Cosmopolis Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/24/2012 10:26 AM EDT
Showing most all the ills in the world Cosmopolis gives its audience a slow moving picture of our decaying civilization.  Although the film is nicely acted and directed, there's too much crammed into the nearly two-hour movie to really appreciate the meaning of it all.  The warning here insinuates the self-destruction of our great society... Read More

Premium Rush Theatrical Review
Premium Rush   Premium Rush Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/24/2012 9:46 AM EDT
Action junkies beware the movie Premium Rush streaks into theaters this weekend and it's a sweet adrenaline rush.  The film features some excellent shots of New York City through the eyes of a rapid camera that draws focus on all the heart pumping drama.  The fine acting and directing make this hour and a half body in motion film work.&nb... Read More

Hit and Run Theatrical Review
Hit and Run   Hit and Run Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  08/21/2012 8:20 AM EDT
The motor sounds are real. Writer/director/star Dax Shepard (Parenthood, When in Rome) provided many of the vehicles from his personal collection, and does all his own stunts. So he reported, in his appearance following the screening at which I saw Read More

The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review
The Expendables 2   The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  08/17/2012 8:41 AM EDT
The Expendables are back, and this time they are even more explosive than before. All the old cohorts from the original movie return, joined by new recruits Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth), Booker (Chuck Norris), Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and Maggie (Yu Nan), in director Simon West’s sequel.In 2010, the first Expendables read like a who’s ... Read More

The Odd Life of Timothy Green Theatrical Review
The Odd Life of Timothy Green   The Odd Life of Timothy Green Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/16/2012 3:02 PM EDT
An enchanting story of inspiration and hope, The Odd Life of Timothy Green opens in movie theaters.  The nice little film has an uplifting story for the whole family even though it over fanaticizes at times.  Translation from script to screen seems to have been a chore however and the pieces of the puzzle look like they have been jammed t... Read More