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Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review
Zero Dark Thirty   Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/3/2013 10:47 PM EDT
This step-by-step insight into how the CIA found Osama Bin Laden and then blew him away is nicely produced, directed and acted.  I found the film involving, intriguing and then startling, playing out like a news story happening before my eyes. Even though you know the story from the media, you will be shocked with the finale of this nearly 3-h... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/27/2012 11:22 PM EDT
Targeted toward young males, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days has a lot going for it including a very good cast, some very witty scenes and a romantic storyline that's just for kids. Now available in a Blu-ray combo pack that includes a DVD with Digital Copy, the movie may be good enough to have your youngsters put down their video games just long en... Read More

Les Miserables Theatrical Review
Les Miserables   Les Miserables Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/25/2012 9:29 AM EDT
Not many musical plays get translated to screen with pleasing results and Les Miserables barely makes the cut.  The lavish film production of the heartfelt story wins with sets, music and cinematography, but not desirable enough in the acting development. While the strongest performances come from support characters the leads just couldn't mak... Read More

Django Unchained Theatrical Review
Django Unchained   Django Unchained Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2012 5:31 PM EDT
Taking a page out of history, Quentin Tarantino adds his version of the unsettling times in his newest film Django Unchained.  Much like his Inglourious Basterds this outrageous adventure generates tongue-in-cheek satire and raises eyebrows in it's nearly 3 hours of ‘creative' damnation. Taking the film with a grain of salt, the audience... Read More

Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Review
Ice Age: Continental Drift   Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/21/2012 8:11 AM EDT
The lovable dinosaur age characters are back in Ice Age: Continental Drift and this time the world is about to crack, literally.  Just released on Blu-ray combo pack that includes a DVD and Digital Copy, the funny animated movie is perfect for good family fun.  All the favorites return along with some new surprises in their newest adventu... Read More

Hyde Park on Hudson Theatrical Review
Hyde Park on Hudson   Hyde Park on Hudson Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/13/2012 4:45 PM EDT
Our longest serving President has a heyday in Hyde Park on Hudson, an interesting look at Franklin Delano Roosevelt's affairs while in office. The historical, humorous and intriguing story puts our 32nd President in a rather awkward situation derived from an excerpt of the diary of his cousin Daisy. A questionable motive for the piece of entertainm... Read More

Smashed Theatrical Review
Smashed   Smashed Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/5/2012 11:51 AM EDT
Nicely acted the film Smashed takes you on a journey of alcoholism and denial.  The movie does a good job of opening windows into the humiliating, demeaning and dire consequences of addiction to alcohol.  While not a Days of Wine and Roses, the film does make good grades as an educational tool. The movie centers on a young married co... Read More

The Simpsons DVD Review
Simpsons: Season 15   The Simpsons DVD Review
(John Delia)  12/4/2012 9:35 AM EDT
Whenever I think of the Simpsons, Homer flashes in my mind with those pop-eyes, pot belly and 12 o'clock shadow and most often with a dysfunctional grin. He hasn't changed much over the years and with the Simpsons Fifteenth Season just released, you can expect more of the fun loving guy that's the brunt of the comedy. You get a lot for your do... Read More

Up Blu-ray Review
Up 3D   Up Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/3/2012 9:52 AM EDT
The long list of PIXAR films being released in 3D now includes Oscar winner UP a family favorite that touches the heart and tickles the funny bone.  Released in a 5-Disc box set, the package includes a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Discs (2), DVD and Digital Copy just in time for Holiday giving.  If you already have a 3D set-up or have interest in ... Read More

Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Review
Dragons: Riders of Berk   Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Review
(John Delia)  11/23/2012 9:58 AM EDT
If you liked the theatrical movie How to Train Your Dragon and your children have not yet caught on to the Cable TV series Dragons: Riders of Berk on Cartoon Network, then this DVD should have your family in animated Dragon heaven.  The weekly cartoon has all the excellent animation featured in the movie that created this spin-off.  ... Read More

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