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“The Chaperone” An Alluring Period Piece

April 17th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An alluring period piece, the biography/drama The Chaperone makes for good viewing for its target audience females 35 plus. It’s just a snippet on the seductive actress Louise Brooks with the real story going to her companion Norma Carlisle. The film has some of the best cinematography I’ve seen in a drama in recent past and combined with perfect retro costume, sets, locations and make-up the film’s a winner. Read more…

“Teen Spirit” Uplifting and Entertaining

April 16th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A tribute to teen singers who have taken the plunge into a career that could bring them greatness, the film Teen Spirit is uplifting and entertaining. Directed at the teen crowd with the ladies being the target, the film certainly will be a big hit with them. But, don’t be surprised if it becomes a bit hit with the men and the 20 something market as well. I like Elle Fanning in this role and she nails the main character with every song and movement of her on the screen. Read more…

“Breakthrough” Teen View

April 16th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by Ian Delia, Teen Writer

A good time to praise the lord just as many others have in the movie Breakthrough. A beautiful true story of young John who fought for his life and the miracle brought through his belief Christ. This movie shows the amazing things you can be blessed with prayer and faith. Get ready to laugh and smile, but be prepared to cry your heart out with sweet tears. I suggest bringing tissues with you, bring a lot. Read more…

‘Shazam!’ Special Effects & Comedy Rule

April 5th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

Our world is made up of good and evil. Most of us try and live a good life and treat others respectfully. On the other hand there always seems to be some sort of evil force that pulls us to the seven deadly sins; Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride. What if there is or were humans with super abilities that kept these evil sins away from all of us? Read more…

‘Storm Boy’ Saving the World One Pelican at a Time

April 5th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

The world conservation service today does what it can to preserve and protect lands to allow for birds and other wildlife to live safely. This is not always the best way to save our worlds creatures. We as humans need to work together to preserve safe locations for all types of animals to life and to allow for them to have some place where they can feel safe. This story is about a boy and a girl who over generations have expressed this importance to the world. Read more…

‘Dumbo’ The Story the Proves Everyone is Important

March 29th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

The spectacular animated hit from the 1940’s is now brought to life in a new live action film. The cute little elephant that won our hearts, now tells us a story of how he showed us that everyone has their place in the world no matter how they appear and how smart they may be. Read more…

“Hotel Mumbai” Terror in India

March 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A heart pounding experience, the film Hotel Mumbai stays with you well after you leave the theater. From the very beginning the feeling of dread and helplessness sets in as you watch the terrorist horror start to unfold. Before you know it you will be enveloped in the lives of people as they try to flee and hide from the gunmen. It’s a frightening experience, but one that’s a must see as the reality of it all can have easily been anywhere in the world. Read more…

“Screwball” Throws a Curve

March 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

You really don’t have to be a sports fan or a baseball nut to enjoy the documentary Screwball, but it helps. Back in the day baseball players wanted to be like Babe Ruth who in 1927 hit 60 home runs in one season of baseball. Or how about Roger Maris who broke the Babe’s record in 1962 hitting 61 in one season. Both players will always be remembered for their feat, but not so today knowing that others have put more across the fence including Sammy Sosa who hit 66 and Mark McGwire 70 both in 1998, a spectacular feat. But there was one more to come in 2001 when Barry Bonds hit 73 and still holds the record. Read more…

“Kim Possible” The Live Action Movie

March 25th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

The live action version of Kim Possible that recently aired on The Disney Channel has been released on DVD for home or on-the-go viewing. The actors are not hand drawn in this one so they had to depict their characters closely as possible to the original in the Animated version that aired back in 2003 and they are perfect. Rated G for the whole family the exciting adventure will probably be a bigger hit for the elementary thru Middle School, but dad and mom it’s a lot of fun to watch with even your littlest tyke. Read more…

“Us” Potentially Oscar Worthy

March 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very creepy, violent and disturbing film Us enters theaters and it’s probably going to be there for some time. Not only is the plot haunting and filled with terror, the acting that makes it work is superb under the guidance of Jordan Peele who gave us the film Get Out. Adding more to the potentially Oscar-worthy film is the dank and fear inducing cinematography with a soundtrack to match. If you like your horror nonstop, then Us is for you. Read more…