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“Ant-Man and The Wasp” Now on DVD,BRD, and 4K

October 14th, 2018 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

One of Marvel’s smallest superhero’s Ant-Man teams up with a newcomer the Wasp in a wild and sometimes wacky adventure now on home media. Recovering from his ordeal in Captain America Civil War it’s time for another challenge in the film Ant-Man and the Wasp. The film was released earlier his year and on the average 100 million people saw the action film at local theaters worldwide. Now for home viewing, the movie is now being offered in DVD, Blu-ray, and in a combo pack of Ultra HD 4K and Blu-ray. Marvel keeps increasing the home libraries with new adventures and this one will fit nicely into your treasure trove. Read more…

“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” Boo!

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Perfect for your brave goblins as a pre-Halloween treat the movie Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween takes center stage starting today. The mystery is loaded with adventure and comedy and is perfect for the whole family. However you may want to try and get tickets early for the day and time you want to go as most theaters should be packed with this film being the only PG available for kids.

That said, for the immature youngsters in the family, you may want to hold them close to you as there are some frightening costumers and spooky critters. The best bet would be to show them the trailer to be sure you won’t be spending some time in the theater lobby. Read more…

“First Man”Setting Foot on the Moon

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Let me start by saying that the American Flag and the United State of America are well represented in the movie First Man and negative publicity surrounding that issue should be discounted.

The film follows Neil Armstrong the first astronaut to step on the surface of the moon and proclaim it for all mankind. He was not the only man to be the first to land on it however, his Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin followed him out of the lander to the surface. However, as dramatic as Hollywood can be, it’s Armstrong who gets all the glory and his biography for the basis of the film. Read more…

“Bad Times at the El Royale” Taking Sides

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Numerous filmmakers have shocked and hammered their audiences with unexpected vile acts, surprising twists, distasteful behaviors and contemptible desires, but they still can’t top the master Quentin Tarantino. Oh a few have come within a hair close like the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, and Francis Ford Coppolo. They are the leaders that many have tried to emulate due to the offbeat style that provided thrillers like Fargo, The Shinning, The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Lost Highway. Read more…

“The Samuel Project” Inspiration from History

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Inspirational and evocative, the movie The Samuel Project conveys how love of family can make a difference in one’s outlook on life. Nicely played out with a kind heartfelt story it’s a soft approach to an awful time during the Nazi regime that took so many innocent lives. By using teens that are so far removed from the war years, you can see how out of touch the younger generation is when it comes to world history. Read more…

“Colette” Seductive and Baroque

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

One of the most alluring period pieces in recent years the biography Colette comes to the screen with a sordid story that should entertain and raise a few eyebrows. The audience target here is women 25 and older, but mostly over 50. Nicely directed with 1800’s French costuming, sets and locations, the film delves into a pair of novelists’ romance, decadence, duplicity and sex. Sounds like a winner to me, however it’s a bit too drawn out. Read more…

A Marvel Antihero “Venom”

October 5th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A new super dude arrives on the scene and this time it’s a hero controlled by an antihero called Venom. Probably the ugliest of the Marvel villains, the Symbiote character “feeds off” humans as it does its dirty work. Purists should be informed that Spider-Man, the graphic novel first host for the evil parasite Venom, does not appear in the movie and therefore deviates from the norm. Read more…

“A Star Is Born” written review & Trailer

October 4th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Enjoyable and compelling, the movie A Star is Born fills the screen with song and story. It’s like being in the front row of a concert, but with the feel you are part of the drama and romance as well. It’s a kick-off to the Oscars and the Golden Globes and those films before and later to be released will have an uphill climb to surpass what you’ll see in this film. If you can find a movie theater in your city that has Dolby Cinema (Dolby Atmos) you will not regret the up-charge for the special feeling you will get from A Star is Born. Bring tissues as it’s both inspiring and heartbreaking. Read more…

“Night School” Getting a GED

September 26th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film Night School has some funny moments, but overall it’s just another Kevin Hart comedy hour with a little heartfelt drama. Hopefully this won’t be the start of a downslide that most over-exposed comedians find in their careers, because I do like Hart’s sense of humor. His cast does do a good job of taking some of focus off Hart, but in the end the film hardly makes an average grade. Repetitious of some of his other films, he becomes a sad sack kind of guy and that character is wearing itself out. Read more…

“Life Itself” Living Your Experiences

September 21st, 2018 No comments

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

Our life experiences influence what we do in our future and what our parents experience could also influence how we are as well. And, in tragedy and death we experience large amounts of loss that could also transfer to our unborn offspring. Lastly, we experience many ups and downs throughout our lifetime and how we react to those, good or bad, experiences make up who we are and how strong our will is to survive. Keep moving along knowing that there will be good life experiences, even though you will always have many hurdles to overcome as we see in Life Itself. Read more…