p-dN2M7WZtRXv1r

Archive

Archive for the ‘Written Reviews’ Category

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” a Cool Sequel

November 21st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Six years ago this month Disney released a powerful new character from a video game and Wreck It Ralph was born into Animation forever. Wow, that sounds like an introduction to a biography of the building wrecker who became a hero to another video game star Vanellope. She’s the car racing icon of the game Sugar Rush. I just thought it would be a good way to begin my review on Ralph’s newest film Ralph Breaks the Internet, a fun animated movie for the whole family. Read more…

“Widows” Just Short of a Masterpiece

November 18th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by Gino Sassani

Steve McQueen has established himself as a rather talented director. 12 Years A Slave was one of the better films of 2013 and one of the few times I happened to agree with the Oscars’ choice for Best Picture. When he tackled the heist format I expected something unique, and I wasn’t at all disappointed. McQueen managed to put a clever spin on a tired genre and provide us with a superior and inspired cast. It wasn’t all completely his idea, of course. The film is based on a Canadian miniseries that goes back to the 1980’s. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t found a way to imprint the material with his own style and bold choices. There’s a lot to love about Widows, but I have pretty low expectations for this film at the box office. More on that later. Let’s get down to it, shall we? Read more…

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Chapter 2

November 16th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

Another chapter in the World of Wizards starts to unfold the continuous evil that surrounds them all.  The fear the world they all know will break apart and endanger both the Magical as well as the Non-Magical will come to pass. Action needs to be taken to attempt to stop what their possible future entails. Read more…

“Instant Family” Fun and Heartfelt

November 15th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Nicely acted with creative directing, but the bottom line is…its one man’s reality pressing for a need to spread the word. For the fantasy of it all however, the comedy gets high pitched, the mind has a chance to think and the heart gets a good massage. Do I recommend Instant Family? Absolutely, it’s brilliant! Read more…

“The Grinch” Teen View

November 9th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by Ian Delia

The amazing and heart touching story “The Grinch” or known as “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” was and is a wonderful and timeless story written by Dr. Seuss. If you watch basically any family channel in the prime time of the year, Christmas, you may have seen the original story of the Grinch and there have been 2 movies of the classic Grinch. But it’s great to relive story with a heartwarming plot on the big screen with new voices and animation. Read more…

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” High Energy

November 8th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you have seen the American made trilogy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, then you will be familiar with the characters in the fourth release called The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The actors may be different than in the previous three, but the names and their descriptions are the same. For newbies of the stories, they all take place in Sweden and the plots reach out into other countries as the crime drama plays out. It’s like watching Bourne Ultimatum with Jason Bourne, but with a women in the lead role. If you like high energy movies than this quick paced film is your Swedish cup of Filmjolk. Read more…

“Christopher Robin” Now on Blu-ray

November 7th, 2018 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

Wonder if the hundred-acre wood were real and young Christopher Robin made it his playground. No animation or fuzzy drawings, but real life with cotton stuffed animals that Christopher uses to dream about in stores like Pooh Bear and his honey and Tigger and his springy tail. You know like when we were kids, and if a girl she placed dolls on her bed and had tea parties, and boys would use trains to make believe he’s taking a trip through a cardboard countryside. Well in the live action movie Christopher Robin, it becomes just that and it has as much heart as the animated cartoon that we as children loved and laughed. Now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD the movie can come to life in your own living room. Read more…

Categories: DVDs, Written Reviews, Written Reviews Tags:

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Famous and Influential

November 3rd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

The story of one of the most famous and influential music performing bands of all time, depicts how important music was to the world. The artistry created with the operatic but poetic music that rocked our realm was one for the ages. This film presentation is a historical rock concert celebrating these musical heroes that gave us a fantastic tour of what rock music can be. Read more…

“The Nutcracker” A World of their Own

November 3rd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

The fabled story of the Nutcracker has many experiences, from plays, to musicals, to theater, and to operas; it has entertained us all for ad century. What if these stories are real and these Christmas toys really do have a world of their own? That would be a tale we all would love to hear. Enter Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.  Read more…

“The Happy Prince” an 1800’s Icon

November 3rd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Many of you know the name Oscar Wilde, especially for poetry and plays including “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. But, unless you paid attention in College Lit or are a connoisseur of the Irishman’s works and life it’s likely you missed the ordeal of his final years. With the release of The Happy Prince, this film should open a lot of dialogue about the man who lived in the glorious 1800’s. Read more…

Categories: Written Reviews, Written Reviews Tags: