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Reviews By John Delia

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Chronicle Theatrical Review
Chronicle   Chronicle Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  2/2/2012 11:21 AM EDT
"It's all the buzz" and for good reason, Chronicle the movie takes aim for a box-office bundle with a "super-powered" film that's directed at one of the largest movie going audiences, pre-teen to 25.  The highly imaginative, intensely thrilling teen film pushes all the right buttons providing a feeding for the frenz... Read More

Man on a Ledge Theatrical Review
Man on a Ledge   Man on a Ledge Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/26/2012 1:34 PM EDT
With an exciting beginning and suspense filled story Man on a Ledge entertains those that love a good thriller.  With very good performances and an action filled script that's nicely directed this year's box office should leap into high gear.  Ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) escapes guards at his father's funeral and takes off ... Read More

The Grey Theatrical Review
The Grey   The Grey Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/26/2012 9:05 AM EDT
Exciting, terrifying, intriguing and thrilling The Grey provides a stunning entry in the erratic first month of the year.  Good acting all around, electrifying cinematography and able direction keeps the film moving and entertaining.  If you like a white-knuckle panic film that challenges your worst fears, The Grey will have you in its sn... Read More

Red Tails Theatrical Review
Red Tails   Red Tails Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/19/2012 11:40 AM EDT
George Lucas known for his adventure and science fiction films tears a page from the WWII war history book and produces Red Tails a true story of courage in the face of adversity and discrimination. Much like Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna the backdrop of war becomes the field on which we see the selfless devotion of African-American soldiers help... Read More

Haywire Theatrical Review
Haywire   Haywire Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/19/2012 9:39 AM EDT
From a ravenous mixed martial arts maven to a star overnight Gina Carano takes acting to new heights in Haywire a spy thriller from Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh.  Her screen presence gets so lively that I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen.  Knowing that the blows she has to give her adversaries have a lot of impact ... Read More

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close   Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/19/2012 9:15 AM EDT
The touching film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close delves into the mind of a young boy on a quest.  It's not the quest that's important here, but the determination and desire to make peace with a loss so great it's nearly impossible.   Director Stephen Daldry takes us on that journey as if we were the ones looking for answers.&nbs... Read More

Dead Poets Society Blu-ray Review
Dead Poets Society   Dead Poets Society Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2012 7:24 PM EDT
Here's another Robin Williams release that brought him fame during the 1980's called Dead Poets Society.  Although Williams does provide some cunning comedy, it's the drama that makes him good in this film.  The first time on Blu-ray, this Academy Award Winning film for Best Screenplay looks great on my home theater, a sharp contrast over... Read More

Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray Review
Good Morning, Vietnam   Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2012 7:18 PM EDT
I don't remember how many times I have seen Good Morning Vietnam, but after seeing it on my home theater in Blu-ray it's like the movie is new again.  I do admit it is one of my favorite films so that has something to do with it, but the quality of sight and sound here over my DVD certainly puts the film high on my library shelf. By now m... Read More

Carnage Theatrical Review
Carnage   Carnage Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/12/2012 8:34 AM EDT
Bizarre and yet a tasty morsel, Carnage is one of those ‘fly on the wall' films where in this case you get to watch the decay of one's social skills and can laugh without them hearing you. It's four stellar actors in a room with a very wacky script and a tall order of ego, all moving in opposite directions over a simple solution.  T... Read More

Contraband Theatrical Review
Contraband   Contraband Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/12/2012 8:26 AM EDT
I can see why Contraband has been set for release in January, with December being action/adventure month this gem would have been buried in their dust. And that would have been a shame, because this gritty story has a lot going for it.  With non-stop thrills, chills and spills this film entertains big time. Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) has t... Read More

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