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“COCO” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

November 21st, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

There have been some good animated movies in 2017, but the stand outs are few. One of the best is the new release of Disney/PIXAR’s adventure comedy Coco. Filled with laughter, excitement, music and life lessons, the animated feature should become a family favorite. Read more…

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ” (Written Review & Trailer)

November 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

A great assembling of actors, excellent control by director Martin McDonagh and a vicious script make Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri a winner. The crime drama, laced with cynical comedy puts the film up there with the movie Fargo and even TV’s “Fargo”. While I may like the film, it does have some racist tones that may offend. That said, McDonagh has a penchant for turning the tables on the offensive comments and actions, and here he does it big time. Read more…

“WONDER” (Written Review & Trailer)

November 16th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Touching and inspirational, the movie Wonder opens the eyes of its audience to the medical anomaly of Treacher Collins syndrome. It’s a gene glitch that causes a facial difference that happens in one of 50,000 people*. Based on a book by R. J. Palacio, the film handles the material in the novel in such a way that one cannot help but fall in love with a boy with TCS named Auggie Pullman. The movie becomes an inspiration to all children and a force behind anti-bulling. Read more…

“MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (Written Review &Trailer)

November 10th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Murder mysteries are far and few between this year so Murder on the Orient Express should get a lot of attention at theaters this weekend. However, as with all Agatha Christie books, once you find out the ending it’s hard to forget. So unless you have not seen the original movie that was made in 1974 or read the book, you have a lot of fun in store for you. Read more…

“THE SQUARE” (Written Review & Trailer)

November 9th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The dark comedy The Square delivers a message not unfamiliar considering today’s upheaval involving the brotherhood of man. In the Ruben Ostlund’s film, that takes place in Sweden, a statement is made to the meaning of  “The Square” an exhibit at a museum. It states simply “The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within its boundaries we all share equal rights and obligations.” So sets the tone for this bizarre look into society’s relationships with each other and the division of wealth that fuels the fire. Read more…

“CARS 3” (Blu-ray/DVD Written Review & Trailer)

November 7th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Speeding down the track Disney PIXAR’s Cars 3 crosses the finish line on home video. It’s a winner for kids and families. As usual PIXAR goes straight for the heart and delivers an uplifting tale of friendship, determination and good values with which the children can aspire. Read more…

“BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

November 1st, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

If you have seen one samurai fight you’ve seen them all, as so I thought anyway. But Blade of the Immortal has so much action it’s hard to turn away from the screen. It’s slice and dice Japanese style with enough combat to fill two movies. If you are a fan of films like Mortal Kombat then this film should be on your list to see this weekend. You may even know the name Tasashi Miike for his fame directing films like this. Read more…

“SUBURBICON” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

October 26th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

What starts out to be a regular 1950’s retro melodrama becomes a mystery crime drama that should set the audience back on their heels with one surprise after another. Although openly predictable, the film certainly entertains for the full nearly 2 hours. Much like a 2 hour episode of Fargo, the bungling characters add some dark comedy to the twisted script.
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“AIDA’S SECRETS” (Written Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

October 26th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Heartwarming and heartfelt, the documentary Aida’s Secrets reveals how two brothers find their family many years after the WWII holocaust. It’s not a rehash of one of the most diabolical events in history, but a reuniting of family members. The film holds some endearing moments and a mystery of surprises. Read more…

“BREATHE” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The very dramatic and touching film Breathe delves into one of the most debilitating diseases of the past century bringing back memories of that awful time in history. Most of all however, it’s a biography of determination, inspiration and romance that should touch the hearts of fans of the genre. Read more…