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“Gemini Man” Assassin on the Run

October 11th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It may be similar to other Sci-fi films of its kind, but Gemini Man tips the scale with action and storyline. The CGI is incredible and the re-aging of Will Smith amazing in this assassin vs clone movie that will knock your socks off. Oh and the answer is yes, Will Smith plays both parts with seamless detail. Read more…

“Toy Story 4” Arrives on 4K and Blu-ray

October 10th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Among the top Disney/PIXAR films Toy Story 4 adds a new chapter that will take you on an unexpected adventure about friendships, courage and even a major romance. The film Toy Story 4 continues with the whole gang and some new toys that find themselves on a trail that puts them in danger like never before. But, as usual though some ingenuity, teamwork and a whole bunch of luck they complete their quest. Toy Story 4 is fun for the whole family with some nice twists you will not see coming. Now available for home viewing or “anywhere” in many formats.

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“Joker” Evil is as Evil Does

October 4th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

While other actors have come to the screen portraying the Joker in Batman movies, and they all have given excellent characters for the plot, the wait is over for one of the character’s most diabolical depictions ever. It’s equal to Heath Ledger’s reprehensible clown in The Dark Knight, but different. Enter the clown who scares, personifies, disrupts, enchants, and infuriates. Played by Joaquin Phoenix like no character he’s ever created in his career, it may be his door opener into the world of the DC Comics films. Read more…

Zellweger Shines as “Judy”

September 26th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

There have been several films and TV movies about Judy Garland and her sometimes troubled life, but in Judy a snippet of the final months of her life gives one last look at the “Over the Rainbow” wonder. Nicely directed and starring Renee Zellweger as the singer and actor, the movie Judy adds a nice farewell. I hear Oscar in the wind. Read more…

“Aquarela” Water, Water Everywhere

September 26th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

When you turn on the faucet and out comes water, do you really know where it all comes from and how much of it flows on the Earth? Enter the documentary Aquarela with its lavish cinematography of water in all forms everywhere. The move was made by Victor Kossakovsky in which he says that his movie “takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty of the raw power of water.” The film is not a political statement for a cause or even a warning of any kind. Read more…

“Ad Astra” Saving the Planet

September 20th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film Ad Astra may seem like an edge of your seat film with scenes that keep you enthralled, but there’s more to a movie than special effects. The storyline is actually too simple, leaves a lot of questions and becomes more of a travelogue than a drama. In IMAX the movie seems like a lot of the documentaries about space that show the space station, walking in space and much more. Unfortunately this ride takes you on a journey to nowhere and back more documentary fashion than exciting thrills. Read more…

“The Goldfinch” Reaching Out of the Ashes

September 13th, 2019 No comments

Review by John Delia

Another awards contender has come forward and is now at your local theaters. It’s called The Goldfinch and if you haven’t already heard, it’s one of the best of 2019 and a drama lover’s “cup of tea”. It has all the elements; excellent directing, amazing acting, perfect cinematography and a script that will haunt you way beyond the theatrical experience. It’s a difficult script to bring to the screen, but Director John Crowley who brought the Oscar nominated drama Brooklyn and the awesome performance of Andrew Garfield in A Boy, makes The Goldfinch a winner. Read more…

“Official Secrets” A Spy Blows the Whistle

September 11th, 2019 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

One more spy story emerges out of Britain and this one’s very interesting, but weak. Titled Official Secrets the Biography follows Katherine Theresa Gun, an employee with the British government who leaks a top secret memo to the press because she wants to try and stop the US Government from starting a war with Iraq. It reminded me of another movie titled Red Joan (2018), a UK film about Joan Stanley, who gave the plans to build the atomic bomb to the Russians. She said it was to equalize the strength of that country with the United States and prevent a world war. Read more…

Walt Disney’s Live Action “Aladdin” on Blu-ray

September 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by Susan Phillips

An exciting adventure Disney doesn’t disappoint bringing the story of Aladdin to the big screen in this live action version. And now that it’s on Blu-ray I found it just as stunning in the privacy of our own home. If you saw the tale years ago as an animated feature then you know the adventure, the comedy and the romance. But, there are some Hollywood changes, CGI special effects and a whole new live action cast. Read more…

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Disney’s “Aladdin” Signature Edition

September 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Flying in on the magic carpet and joining the Disney’s Signature Collection on Blu-ray is the fun animated film Aladdin. The film originally was released in 1992 and is still a favorite of youngsters. Whether you are a collector of the Disney treasure trove of animated classics or not, this 27 year old gem still entertains the youngest to pre-teen and young at heart. The music is very memorable and the comedy with Robin Williams as the Genie a fun adventure. Read more…