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Reviews By John Delia

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The Help Blu-ray Review
The Help   The Help Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/12/2011 7:33 PM EDT
Now on Blu-ray/DVD The Help hits the street on Tuesday December 6th and it has all the ear-markings of becoming the hottest item of the holiday season.  My prediction for this film at the Oscars include nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, 2 Best Supporting Actress, Costumes and Musical Score.  It should do equally as well at the G... Read More

Fright Night Blu-ray Review
Fright Night 3D   Fright Night Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/12/2011 8:38 AM EDT
The scary, suspenseful, gory, shock filled Fright Night is now on 3D Blu-ray /Blu-ray, DVD Digital Download and On-Demand.  It's a frightening flick that takes its toll on those that have a love for the thrills that evil can provide.  You don't have to be Goth to enjoy this dark film, just a sense of humor and a need to feed your bloody t... 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

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

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1   The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/17/2011 1:55 PM EDT
Well the Twilight Saga has finally reached its ebb with the first half of Breaking Dawn that opens this weekend in theaters around the world.  Certainly expected to be earth shaking due to millions of young girls and twenty-something's rushing to the box-office to get a look at semi-nude Robert Pattenson making love to his comely co-star Krist... Read More

Anonymous Theatrical Review
Anonymous   Anonymous Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/11/2011 1:58 PM EDT
I hope the film Anonymous is true because as being a former Theatre (plays) critic it has always intrigued me if William Shakespeare did or didn't write his sonnets and plays.  So, being the kind of guy I am and having enjoyed the film so much, it must be very near the truth.  Even if this period piece was all contrived, the settings, cos... Read More

J. Edgar Theatrical Review
J. Edgar   J. Edgar Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/9/2011 1:45 PM EDT
The interesting and historical J. Edgar has reached local movie theatres with very good performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and Judi Dench.  The film has a few flaws, but it does give a good account of the man who was the first director of the FBI.   The film follows the life of J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio) the first director of ... Read More

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Theatrical Review
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas   A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/3/2011 7:33 PM EDT
Definitely a man flick A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas follows up on the other two outings with a lot of eye candy and sex, but the gals will get an eye full too. You do not have to have seen the other two flicks, but I bet you will go rent them after seeing this wild comedy; it's as good at The Hangover. Their signature full circle cra... Read More

The Rum Diary Theatrical Review
The Rum Diary   The Rum Diary Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/27/2011 3:33 PM EDT
A testy screenplay that turns conventional upside down becomes an enjoyable madcap adventure with Johnny Depp's ‘intoxicating' performance.  The daring filmmaking that takes a chance with the outlandish Hunter S. Thompson book The Rum Diary comes up a winner.  Not a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but a very good companion piece.&nb... Read More

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