John Delia

John Delia has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for 10 years and earned a Bachelors degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. He serves as the film editor/critic of Aced Magazine. Follow John on Twitter @staragent1 or send him a message at

M:I-Rogue Nation, Another Good Thriller

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A tad too long, a bit slow, but enough impossible action to keep you awake to the very end. The fifth sequel Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation hits theaters this weekend as the alpha lone wolf for its male targeted audience. The cast from Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol returns in support of Tom Cruise with the addition of Alec Baldwin and newbie Jessica Ferguson and all put on a good show. While this one does entertain, it doesn’t have the punch of Ghost Protocol. Read more

Cobb Theatres Annual Back to School Event August 15th

The annual Cobb Theatre Grove 16 & CinéBistro Back to School Event in Wesley Chapel, Florida will take place on August 15th.  It is completely free for children with accompanying parent.  Geared for the younger kids, the event will offer FREE school supplies, health & dental supplies, hair cuts, face painting, games & more!

Only at: Grove 16 & CinéBistro is located at 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544 (Tampa, Florida area) 813.948.5445

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Please note that this event does not include admission to films playing at the movie theater.  Please call the theater if you have any questions.  Plenty of Free Parking.


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10 Cent Pistol, an Explosive Crime Thriller


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The explosive crime thriller 10 Cent Pistol involves a robbery gone bad, a debt paid in blood and a mixed up romance that adds a nice twist for good measure. The movie’s one of those indies that come along once in a while and turn into gold on the screen. Extremely well written and directed by Michael C. Martin, the movie has plenty of twists and intrigue to entertain most adults.

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Southpaw, a Heart Pounding Winner

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You can hear a pin drop in the boxer’s dressing room as the feel of high tension begins. Here we see prize fighter Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) getting his hands meticulously taped for his championship boxing match against Darius Jones (Cedrick D. Jones). Still undefeated, Billy needs to win the fight to retain the Light Heavyweight Crown and the fame and money that goes with it. In the ring the battle between the two gets very brutal with each taking pounding blows to the body and cuts on their faces. Blood running from Hope’s eye has not stopped the man from his determination to last through round ten. The number of hits he’s taking from Jones has put Billy in a position of putting Jones down for a ten count or being unseated as champ. This is Southpaw. Read more

Cartel Land, a Sizzling Documentary



A very compelling documentary Cartel Land takes you into Mexico for an up in your face look at the battles for a safe community. Pulling no punches and showing how the drug producing, kidnapping, border crossing, vicious cartels have hold on the people in areas of Mexico. It also delves and makes accusations about the government’s participation in the cartels with a policy of laissez-faire. Violent, emotional, informative the film makes its way into theaters for all to see and ponder. It’s not only Mexico, as the film reaches onto U.S. soil effecting all Americans. Read more

Trainwreck, an Amy Schumer Comedy


The very funny Amy Schumer steps into her first film screen role and she nails it. The newcomer who has taken the boob tube by storm with her bawdy “Inside Amy Schumer”, moves to a film venue with ease. In Trainwreck she streaks into theaters all over America with a hilarious story and a support cast that keeps it all together to its predictable romantic ending. Much like her TV show the film uses many side vignettes that contribute to the central theme of trying to survive her screwed up life. It’s a lot of fun for the ladies, but for adults only.

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Ant-Man, Marvel Adds a Tiny Super Hero

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Introducing the smallest Marvel Comics character to the big screen, Ant-Man takes a turn at being a huge superhero. Aiming to equal his predecessors such as Iron Man and Captain America, this little giant comes in close to the pack. The comedy and drama are very good, but much like the movie introductory of the character Thor the opening story does drag somewhat. If you are a Marvel Comic addict, then the first paragraph here will be meaningless to you. I’m sure you’ll be one of the multitudes that are already lining up for a turn on seeing the Avengers newest freshman.

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Lila & Eve, A Woman Scorned


Ladies make sure you see Lila & Eve, a crime drama that will take you into the depths of a mother’s despair. Starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez, the compelling film deals with street crime like you’ve never seen before. While the target audience does lean toward women, the performances are amazing and the story convincing. It’s a thriller that speaks volumes so I believe that both sexes will take it to heart.

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Freedom, Escaping Slavery


Bringing to light the importance of the Underground Railroad in American History, the movie Freedom delivers a captivating true account of slavery and those who would defy the oppressors. With good performances all around, the use of music to help tell the anguish and able direction, the film is a must see. Not a film with a political agenda, Freedom shows the cooperation between races as they try to right a terrible wrong. The film has been released on DVD.

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Video Releases JULY & AUGUST

July and August releases are crammed with journey on Blu-ray and DVD.  Most of the films may also be out there on VOD. The style’s are everywhere in the board from comedy to motion with somewhat household in between. We may have evaluations on a lot of the titles so verify again typically and see what our critics need to say about them.  You might discover a gem that you simply by no means knew existed or a hilarious comedy to brighten your day. Whether you’re on the lookout for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, crime or various way of life— the subsequent months could have somewhat one thing for many everybody. Read more

Awaken, an Action Thriller



An intriguing film with a lot of action, Awaken takes their idea from the pages of the news media and adds a Hollywood makeover and storyline. The movie has a good cast and the cameras offer a treat with panoramic views and close-ups of all the action. Turning up the energy, performances from Vinnie Jones, Jason London and Natalie Burn change the ordinary into exciting. The award winning film is now on DVD for home viewing. Read more

Echoes of War, a Compelling Drama

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The post-Civil War in America left a tragic legacy and one of the down falls became the subject of Echos of War, a compelling drama that takes place in Texas. In today’s world of PTSD the film uses the trauma to tell a fictional story about a family faced with a returning veteran of the Confederate Army. Now on DVD the movie features good performances by an able cast and outstanding cinematography. Read more

The Drop Box, Abandoning Children


A touching look at a continuous problem in Seoul Korea fuels this important poignant documentary on saving the lives of abandoned children. Well written and directed The Drop Box explores an anomaly of society and one man who stood tall to help reduce the problem. Even with the huge burden it brought upon him Dr. Lee Jong-rak still sticks to it to this day. Nicely put together by director Brian Ivie, the film takes you up close and personal into the unenviable life of a great man.

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