Film and Television Reviews

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Young Adult Theatrical Review
Young Adult   Young Adult Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/15/2011 5:01 PM EDT
Take two aspirins and go to bed, a great remedy for Young Adult, an over stated understatement that never gets entertaining.  Billed as a comedy, the more the cast tries to make it one, the lesser it becomes.  If you like a film with angst riddled plot, underdeveloped characters and only one very good performance than you are the only dem... Read More

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Theatrical Review
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows   Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/15/2011 1:00 PM EDT
Another fine adventure for the London detective becomes afoot in the newest 19th century Sir Arthur Conan Doyle crime story Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.  The cast from the 2009 release reprises their roles under the able direction of Guy Richie making this outing even more exciting than the last. Don't skimp here; choose the theater wit... Read More

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Theatrical Review
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol   Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/15/2011 9:51 AM EDT
Some day Tom Cruise will be too old to reprise Ethan Hunt, the Team Leader for the Impossible Mission Force.   I wondered if the 49-year-old Cruise was there already; but there was no need to wonder!  The guy has the body of a completely ripped 25-year-old.  I am not sure how that is possible; but unless it is CGI, what we see on scr... Read More

The Sitter Theatrical Review
The Sitter   The Sitter Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/11/2011 5:20 PM EDT
Noah, the nobody's fool played by Jonah Hill in the haphazardly slapped together comedy The Sitter is a character in search of a movie, a setup in search of a punch line. Less directed, more handled by David Gordon Green, this on-and-off funny rehash of Adventures in Babysitting centers on a college dropout who, at his mother's urging, reluctantly ... Read More

Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review
Arthur Christmas   Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/27/2011 4:28 PM EDT
Arthur Christmas is a great holiday film for the new and old generations. It's a movie that kids can watch with their parents and grandparents and everybody will laugh and enjoy it. It has something for everyone while still staying true to its values and cute storyline. It is unlikely it will become a holiday tradition or must-see Christmas flick, ... Read More

Hugo Theatrical Review
Hugo   Hugo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/23/2011 7:14 AM EDT
Director Martin Scorsese takes his audience on a magical ride through a Paris train station in the adventurous tale Hugo. Graced with an amazing cast that makes his wonderful characters come alive, it's an enchanting production.  Set in 1920's France the movie centers on young Hugo (Asa Butterfield) who has been orphaned due to the untime... Read More

A Dangerous Method Theatrical Review
A Dangerous Method   A Dangerous Method Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/22/2011 6:53 PM EDT
David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is a film that grows on you the more you think about it; even considering the filmmaker's recent efforts, it is a picture that you keep waiting to get going, but it never quite does; however it nestles itself into your mind, where its oddness and intricacies continue to resonate long after the credits h... Read More

The Muppets Theatrical Review
The Muppets   The Muppets Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/22/2011 8:17 AM EDT
Those adorable, crazy Muppets from the late Jim Henson are back on the silver screen this November with their latest film simply entitled, The Muppets.The story plot is simple and follows closely to real life. The ever-changing world has left the Muppets as just a memory and not relevant to modern day society. The Muppets have moved on to have norm... Read More

Like Crazy Theatrical Review
Like Crazy   Like Crazy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/18/2011 9:27 AM EDT
How to screw up your life without really trying seems to be the theme of the film Like Crazy an inconceivable little film that's poorly written and delivered.  Even with heartthrobs Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, the predictable unlikely plot just kills any chance for a dramatic winner. Writer director Drake Doremus centers his film on... Read More

Melancholia Theatrical Review
Melancholia   Melancholia Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/18/2011 9:11 AM EDT
The film Melancholia by writer and director Lars von Trier stimulates the artistic part of the brain with sprawling landscape images, ominous tableaus and threatening visuals of a drifting planet. The film moves along playing out like the definition of its title. Melancholia: a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characteri... Read More



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