John Delia

Film Editor 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 more than 12 years and earned a Bachelors degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. Follow John on Twitter @staragent1 or send John a message at jdelia@acedmagazine.com

I Am Number Four, a Heart Pumper

The movie I Am Number Four falls somewhere between an episode of the X-Men and X Files with all the excitement, special creatures and cunning storyline.  The action starts early and continues, following an introduction of subsequent characters, providing an adrenaline kick for action junkies.  I like I Am Number Four even though it could have easily been a cable film on the FX Network. I wouldn’t doubt that it’s where we will find the next sequel. Read more

Just Go With It, a Mature Comedy

A very funny script and a cast with great chemistry in hilarious situations the film Just Go With It gets 2011 off to a good start.  What drives the ordinary plot to a successful piece of comedic entertainment are the trio of leads and three wonderful support characters.  Just Go With It provides great entertainment for a date or girls/guys night out. Read more

T-Shirts to Benefit Children’s Charities

The news follows the successful online charity auction last month, through the SAG Foundation, of the wedding rings worn in The Kids Are All Right by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in their film roles as a married couple. To raise additional monies for charity all five principal actors from the film have autographed one T-shirt apiece donated by the production; Ms. Bening, Ms. Moore, Mr. Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson all wore the respective T-shirts in-character in the movie. The five items will be posted as separate auctions, and not as a lot. Details on the T-shirts, many of which are prominent in memorable scenes from the movie, are as follows:

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The Illusionist, Charming and Magical

Just nominated for an Academy Award The Illusionist rounds out the candidates for Best-Animated feature.  I like the film for it’s old style flat animation and the storyline.  If you saw The Triplets of Belleville, another Oscar nominated feature several years ago, then you will get the same feel with this film.   Is it the Best-Animated film for 2010? Not if you like the modern CGI animation laden leaders that feature 3D with all the eye popping special effects. Read more

Blue Valentine, an Arrow in the Heart

Tense, convincing and hypnotic are the three words that come to mind when describing Blue Valentine.  The story is one that most everyone knows or has lived through but it’s the presentation, performances and cinematography that make it intriguing, involving and sometimes disturbing. Women will probably like the film more than most men, but Blue Valentine still makes a good date movie, just maybe not on Valentines Day. Read more

Another Year, Magnetic Performances

The film Another Year rolls out like a theatrical play or good book that’s a swift page-turner.  From the opening character introductions throughout writer/director Mike Leigh’s ‘seasons’, we are treated to blossoming relationships, seeds of life, uncertainty, and a dieing effort.  Amazing acting, direction and fascinating storyline make Another Year a great choice for the mature adult. Read more