Film and Television Reviews

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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

Quicksilver Blu-ray Review
Quicksilver Blu-ray Review   Quicksilver Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  8/6/2013 9:27 AM EDT
One of the best street action films of the 1980's Quicksilver has finally come to Blu-ray, but as far as quality of presentation it may be a bit too late.  The movie was released in 1986 and filled the big screen with excitement and high energy.  The bicycle riding scenes are spectacular and the story intriguing. I recommend the film ... Read More

Trance Blu-ray Review
Trance Blu-ray Review   Trance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/5/2013 3:28 PM EDT
Woody Allen famously said, "The heart wants what the heart wants," but what we often forget is that everything we attribute to the "heart" is actually a product of the brain—its twisting neural pathways, its reserves of memory, its manufactured construction of the self. And the brain can easily be fooled or otherwise manip... Read More

Twixt Blu-ray Review
Twixt Blu-ray Review   Twixt Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/5/2013 11:02 AM EDT
Who'd've thought we'd see the day when the once-great Francis Ford Coppola, the director who brought us The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, would be reduced to releasing a cringe-worthy straight-to-video horror movie? Twixt was born out of a Poe-like, particularly melancholy dream the filmmaker had a few years ago after a drunken night in... Read More

Oblivion Blu-ray Review
Oblivion Blu-ray Review   Oblivion Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/5/2013 10:49 AM EDT
"Oblivion" is sci-fi entertainment that recalls genre pictures from the 1980s and ‘70s, where character and spectacle were more evenly matched. It's a strikingly designed and photographed effort that indulges only a handful of blockbuster bonanza moments, more attentive to its exploration of identity and paranoia, almost old fas... 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

Love Me Tender Blu-ray Review
Love Me Tender Blu-ray Review   Love Me Tender Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  7/31/2013 9:44 AM EDT
Before Love Me Tender was released at the movie theaters, Elvis Presley had already become a worldwide sensation.  Being his first film, although quite campy by today's standards and released in Black & White, he's featured as ‘introducing'. But even though he played a smaller role Elvis put the moviegoers into theater seats. Now on ... 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

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