Archive for the ‘John Delia’ Category

Beyond the Marquee Celebrates its 3rd Anniversary

This past week marked Beyond the Marquee’s three-year milestone on the Internet and we’re glad to say we’ve had quite a fun-filled, challenging and amazing year that has truly grown our name and presence in media. We’ve been able to continue our popular original web-series content and also keep tabs on the pulse of the […]

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“Fury” Hell in a War Zone (Film Review)

  Showing the violence, guts and destruction of WWII tank fighting, Fury punctuates the story with an explosive tale of death defying courage. Although fictional, the movie is based on the 2nd US Armored division and portrays extensive grisly combat using very realistic images. Explosive, gripping and pervasive the up close look is shattering and […]

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“Rudderless” Life Off Course (Film Review)

  Taking a turn at directing William H. Macy offers a nicely acted drama with music and a little comedy called Rudderless. The indie movie, targeted for the adult crowd, takes you into the life of a family man who has to deal with the tragic loss of is son. It’s a gripping story that […]

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“The Judge” an Acting Duel of the Best Kind (Film Review)

  This story may sound a little familiar, but the acting in The Judge far outweighs any other production of its kind. It’s a first time acting collaboration between Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall giving fans absorbing and gripping performances that will leave a lasting tribute well after you have left the theater. For […]

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“Kill the Messenger” Poignant and Provocative (Film Review)

  Sometimes you just want to scream when you witness an appalling injustice. Point of statement, the subject of the true story Kill the Messenger. The movie takes you on a trail that opens old wounds about the American CIA and the tactics used for a means to an end. Very good performances all around, […]

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“Sleeping Beauty” a Family Classic now on Blu-ray (Video Review)

  Most every child knows the story of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty from early video, books and DVD. Unless you went to see the movie at a theater back in the 1959 however, you probably saw a version that was not crisp and colorful. Finally after what seems forever, the family animated fantasy has been Blu-ray […]

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“Million Dollar Arm” a Touching True Story (Video Review)

  Based on a true story, Walt Disney Pictures brings another fine movie to Blu-ray/DVD involving sports. Returning to baseball, the family focused Disney presents Million Dollar Arm perfect timing for the upcoming World Series. Dramatically presented adding comedy and sweet tears, the movie takes the audience into a world where baseball doesn’t exist and […]

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“Houdini” the Exciting Story of an Escape Artist (Video Review)

  The History Channel’s biography of Houdini is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The exciting drama delivers a fascinating story of the greatest magician and escape artist the world over.  The transfer from Cable to home video is nearly flawless and the extra 20 minutes of story in the extended version adds a nice […]

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32nd Edition of the Miami International “Mini Film Fest” starts October 16

  Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF), a program of Miami Dade College’s MDCulture, has announced the lineup for MIFFecito 2014, the “mini” film festival which provides a mid-season “taste” to next year’s 32nd edition running March 6-15, 2015. Taking place over four days (October 16- 19, 2014), MIFFecito will premiere international films submitted from countries […]

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“The Good Lie” a Shocking view of Inhumanity (Film Review)

  A heartwarming and heartbreaking story of humanity in the face of adversity both in their original elements and in America, The Good Lie recalls the sorrow and travesty of the Sudanese children caught up in war.  The film stuns with disbelief, but it’s true and opens the doors to a view so bold it […]

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“Gone Girl” a Baffling Crime Thriller (Film Review)

  It may be a little long, get pretty dicey and turn your head in disgust, but Gone Girl will win you over in the end. The brilliantly written crime drama has this year’s top performances, creative direction and enough twists to curl a whole head of hair. From its cunning elementary opening the audience […]

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“The Boxtrolls” a Fun Family Film that Rocks (Film Review)

  A nice surprise for youngsters The Boxtrolls has ended the drought of animated family features for 2014.  The sweet film takes youngsters on an adventure like never before.  From a story based on the graphic novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow, the movie version can’t come at a better time on the eve […]

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“The Equalizer” Denzel gets Bold and Brutal (Film Review)

  Returning to the screen with a very pervasive performance, Denzel Washington stars as a vigilante marauder in The Equalizer.  Providing a character with high intensity the movie conjures up memories of the violence in Safe House, Man on Fire and Training Day, three of Washington’s most fierce portrayals. There’s not much comedy to lighten […]

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“This is Where I Leave You” a Family on the Edge (Film Review)

  Working with an extremely good cast This is Where I Leave You opens in theaters for an adult audience.  While the film does entertain, no doubt about it, it’s hard to get over the feeling that I’ve seen it before.  Not that the trailer gives it all away, but the film August: Osage County […]

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“The Maze Runner” an Action Sci-fi Chiller (Film Review)

  Dredging up some excitement for September the film The Maze Runner opens in theaters for its teen and young adult audiences comprised mostly of males. Based on a series of novels by James Dashner the science fiction actioner takes its target audience on a fast paced challenging mystery filled with action sequences that excite.  […]

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“My Old Lady” a Poignant Love Story (Film Review)

  Writer and actor Israel Horovitz adds a second film to his directorial credits with My Old Lady. Originally written and produced for the stage, he has released the work as a film with brilliant cinematography and freedom to use a wider variety of settings. The movie stars Dame Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin […]

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“The Drop” A Gripping Crime Drama (Film Review)

  Probably the darkest crime drama’s you’ll see this year and that’s a good thing.  The film The Drop takes you into the hazy world of crime that has only one way out, a body bag.  Stellar acting, fine executed direction and a suspense filled plot that will keep you glued to the screen.  The […]

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“Thunder and the House of Magic” An Enchanting Tale (Film Review)

  One of the better children’s animated films coming out this year Thunder and the House of Magic opens this weekend in theaters.  Family friendly the movie targets 5 through 10-year-olds, especially those who love animals.  The film has able direction by Ben Stassen and Jeremie Degruson and features the big eyed animation of movies […]

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“IF I STAY” a Matter of Choice (Film Review)

Directly targeted at teens and softhearted female romantics, for them the film If I Stay hits the sweet spot.  The screenplay taken from a young adult novel by Gayle Forman gets a sugar coating, works some magic and provides a vision most likely to be enamored by teen girls that are significantly worldly and have […]

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“What If” Romance with a Twist (Film Review)

Light and fun, the movie What If  opens in theaters as a whimsical tale of romance with comedy.  The theme has been used many times over the years, but this fresh new look at Daniel Radcliffe with Zoe Kazan is a reason to see the plot once more. Its Harry Potter meets Ruby Sparks and the chemistry […]

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