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“NATION’S FIRE” An Action Thriller

January 20th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

The indie Nation’s Fire is not half bad considering what’s playing on the crowded cable systems that are getting very competitive for the VOD market. But, what pushes this film over the competition is the recklessness of the plot, the acting and a director who’s knee deep in the Genre. Working with some notables like Bruce Dern, Gil Bellows, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Kristen Renton and the up and coming Krista Grotte who steals the show, Thomas J. Churchill brings a good offering. The film plays out to an older crowd that likes high powered action and not a lot of superfluous dialogue. But, most anyone from 21 to 60 should enjoy all the chaos and revenge. The production crew gets the job done in spite of the noticeable low budget. Read more…

“The Courier” Action Thriller on Blu-ray

January 19th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An action thriller The Courier is now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, it’s a screamer. The starts with action, pauses with dialogue so you have the necessary information to digest, then takes off on the wildest ride of your life. Holding the film together is an amazing performance by Olga Kurylenko reminiscent of the action in the John Wick series and her tough persona in James Bond “Quantum of Solace”. If you like physical films then this actioner should be on the top of your list. Read more…

“Bad Boys for Life” The Boys are Back

January 18th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by: John M. Delia, Jr.

Crime happens everywhere, some places more than others, but in Miami they have crime covered. This action-packed duo, Mike and Marcus are back and ready to take on any newcomers. They take them all down, drug dealers, bank robbers, murders, king pings, and lawbreakers. These criminals will face the wrath of the two die hard detectives.

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“THE WAVE” Riding the Crest

January 17th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It’s been a while since seeing a movie like The Wave. “Have you ever awakened from a dream so real that for a moment you can’t remember where you are? This movie is a lot like that”. With a very good cast including Justin Long, Donald Faison and Sheila Vand, the movie will have you totally entrenched in one man’s wrong choices that put him on a night from which he’ll likely never recover. It’s a fun sci-fi drama and one of the better thriller’s you’ll see this year. Take a wild ride on Frank’s one night of pleasure and you’ll wake up in the morning totally “refreshed” knowing it wasn’t you. Read more…

“DOLITTLE” Adventure for the Whole Family

January 17th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A fun family film Dolittle comes to local theaters with an exciting adventure, characters and storyline. Nicely played by Robert Downey Jr. as Dr. Dolittle, direction by Oscar winner Stephen Graham and with some amazing CGI, it’s a winner. Even if you’re not a youngster the movie spreads that feel-good satisfaction to any age. Make sure you watch this one at a local theatre with their big screens so you get the complete effect and enjoyment. Read more…

“INTRIGO: DEATH OF AN AUTHOR” a Puzzler

January 17th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A good mystery that has a lot of intriguing buildup, Intrigo: Death of an Author, is now in select theaters. Nicely directed and acted, the film digs deep into a relationship that is falling apart and puts the protagonist on a road to finding the remedy to correct the mistakes he made. Set in a background of beautiful vistas, the movie becomes a puzzle that challenges the viewer to take sides, then decide whether they were right or wrong at the very end. If you like your dramas with a lot of mystery and a few twists, then this one makes a good couples or girl’s night out. Read more…

“A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE” now on Digital HD

January 13th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Quirky and twisted, A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is one movie that will keep you wincing throughout the 81 minutes of mindboggling carnage. Once it gets started the movie becomes a roller coaster ride of death that’s not stopping to look back. It’s a very dark comedy and the actors are excellent at depicting the insanity as it rolls along to a surprise ending. Did I say the film is sadistic? The film is billed as another Thelma and Louise, but those two ladies in that movie were girl scouts compared to Lou and Valerie in A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life. Read more…

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Now on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD

January 12th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil brings a powerhouse of Disney magic that will astound and delight everyone even on their home screens. Filled with so many characters that you will want to stop and count them as they fly by and even freeze frame them to get a better look. The direction is incredible keeping the main actors in character as they work in front of the stage screens. It’s the kind of wonderment that boggles the mind, especially with the opening scenes and later during the battle. Youngsters will enjoy the film and want to see it over and over again. Parents will marvel at the storyline that stretches the imagination beyond the first Maleficent movie. Whether it’s on 4k, Blu-ray or even DVD, the film is seamless and clear. Read more…

“The Song of Names” A Powerful Tribute

January 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A brilliant film that delves into the life of a man who brought music into the lives of people who were caught up in the most intolerable time in history. Set in London during World War II not everyone was afraid to help those who found themselves in danger of being persecuted. Not like most views of the Nazi scourge, this one turns the camera on a Jewish prodigy that was born to bring a message of hope and remembrance to his disrupted world.
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“Underwater” A Deep Disturbing Encounter

January 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not what I expected from the trailer, but the movie Underwater entertains. The cast does a very good job of delivering the excitement, the direction is right on the mark, but the story is somewhat worn-out from movies like Alien, Deepwater Horizon, The Poseidon Adventure, most of the shark attack films, San Andreas and especially The Meg to offer a few. However, that said the film is rated PG-13 and not a lot of the teens have seen the older disaster genre films. If you are into a lot of excitement that will have you gasping for air, then Underwater should do the trick. Read more…