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Cloud Atlas Theatrical Review
Cloud Atlas   Cloud Atlas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/25/2012 8:30 AM EDT
Tedious comes to mind after watching this tale of fantasy that spans six time periods within five centuries played out in nearly 3 hours.  Cloud Atlas, although an admirable piece of movie making tends to be so complex that viewers I'm afraid, will just not get it.  It's a brain teaser of sorts, one that challenges an audience to connect ... Read More

Touch DVD Review
Touch: The Complete First Season   Touch DVD Review
(John Delia)  10/19/2012 11:13 AM EDT
Made up one of the most challenging and intriguing plots to come along, Touch: The First Complete Season is now available on DVD and Blu-ray in box sets.  The weekly show that aired in 2012 has a lot of suspense, brain teasing and love between a father and son.  I like the series, not only for the acting, but the originality and uniquenes... Read More

People Like Us Blu-ray Review
People Like Us   People Like Us Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/19/2012 9:09 AM EDT
The inspirational film People Like Us has been released in a Blu-ray Combo pack with some very nice bonus features.  It's a good film with an emotional story that's well acted and directed.  A chick flick of sorts, the movie should have a high appeal from the 25 and older target market. Inspired by a true story the movie finds down o... Read More

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

Wall Street Blu-ray Review
Wall Street   Wall Street Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/15/2012 7:55 AM EDT
Delivering a well thought out look at the seedy side of stock trading, Director Oliver Stone gets down and dirty in the film Wall Street now available on a "Filmmakers Signature Series Blu-ray".  The hard hitting story combined with excellent acting pushed the film to over a $43 million box-office take in 1987 and earned an Oscar and... 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

The French Connection Blu-ray Review
The French Connection: Filmmaker Signature Series   The French Connection Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/10/2012 11:44 AM EDT
Taking a ride with Popeye Doyle in The French Connection just became easier now that it's on Blu-ray.  Just released as part of a Filmmakers Signature Series the high energy classic film, a winner of an Academy Award for Best Picture, is a must have treasure for any adrenaline seeking film buff.  I've seen the movie several times when it ... Read More

War of The Roses Blu-ray Review
War of the Roses: Filmmaker Signature Series   War of The Roses Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/10/2012 8:52 AM EDT
With a blast from the past The War of the Roses has returned on Blu-ray Disc.  Although it's billed as a comedy, most of the on screen time involves the drama that takes place between the three main actors.  Slow moving in parts, the character build up to a remarkable finale is worth the wait. The film centers on the Roses, Oliver (M... Read More

Frankenweenie Theatrical Review
Frankenweenie   Frankenweenie Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/6/2012 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

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