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“The Death of Stalin” Satirical and Irreverent

April 1st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Irreverent, totally off the wall, and exaggerated are the good things about the dark comedy The Death of Stalin. The film goes bonkers on the Russian regime lead by Stalin as they picture the death of their leader in 1953. In actuality when the Soviet Leader died rumors were rampant on whether it was ordinary or murder, well this film isn’t going to answer that question, but it’ll lay to rest the madness of it all. You don’t have to be a historian to enjoy the film, just be able sit back and laugh at what may or may not have taken place. Read more…

“The Last Jedi” Takes Aim for Home Video

March 26th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review combined content by John Delia, Sr and John M. Delia, Jr.

Add another sequel of Star Wars to you library as “The Last Jedi” has been released in several formats for home viewing. The new adventure takes its audience further into the future where we find ageing Luke Skywalker and the development of characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” including Daisy Ridley’s Ray and Oscar Isaac’s Poe. The film not only brings you up to date on Skywalker, but introduces parts of the galaxy that will probably be used in future saga’s. Although this is a much needed link, you will not find it as powerful as “The Force Awakens.” Read more…

“The Last Suit” Touching and Captivating

March 22nd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Touching and heartbreaking the story of The Last Suit (El Ultimo Traje) comes to the USA with superb acting and excellent direction. It’s that special journey drama with heart that many filmmaker have attempted, but only a number have accomplished. Add Pablo Solarz to the group, because what he has achieved with The Last Suit should make him a member, it’s that good. The Last Suit is remarkable, seek it out and enjoy. Read more…

“Tomb Raider” Teen View

March 16th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by Ian Delia, Teen Writer

The transformation of the “Tomb Raider” in the past 22 years has been through multiple media platforms. From a video game made in 1996, through the TV series dated from 2001-2007, now a soon to be blockbuster movie. For all the gamers who have played the “Tomb Raider” video games, the relation between the game and the movie is uncanny. As for the audience of this film, expect the unexpected. Read more…

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Looking for Evil Spirits “Demon House”

March 15th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

When you hear about a horror movie that’s a documentary the first one that comes to mind is Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activity both of which are not documentaries. Demon House on the other hand credit’s itself as a full fledged real life documentary. The writer and director Zak Bagans, a paranormal investigator best known for his “Ghost Adventures” on cable TV, takes you into his world and it isn’t just a walk in the park. Read more…

“Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” It’s not just for kids

March 15th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr

Targeted for a male audience, the “Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season 2”, flies into homes with twelve episodes that are geared for fun and action. All the roles from the movie series from Star Wars four to Star Wars six are on board in Lego shapes, but still have the same sounding voices and personalities that made the episodes famous. There’s even a touch of the Rogue force for good measure. Filled with comedy, sight gags and challenges, the new characters can be considered their own addition to the Alliance. Read more…

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“JOURNEY’S END” The Harsh Reality of War

March 15th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Breathtaking, yet not in scenery way, the movie Journey’s End takes you into the World War I trenches manned by the British who are facing off against the Germans. Expertly filmed, directed and acted, the movie gets down and dirty in the lousy conditions of the dugouts, officers’ quarters and the battlefield. There are scenes so compelling they will keep you on the edge of your seat as generals decide whether to advance or withdraw. Read more…

“Let Yourself Go!” a Very Funny Situation Comedy

March 1st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

It’s a funny little comedy called Let Yourself Go! (“Lasciati Andare”), but what makes it stand out are the delightful performances by Toni Servillo and Veronica Echegui. It has a well-balanced comedy duo that keeps you wanting more of this ‘insane’ romp in Rome. If you are looking for a good dinner and show, then search out the movie Let Yourself Go!. Read more…

“The Vanishing of Sidney Hall” a Brilliant Drama

March 1st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

There’s a cool drama opening up in your neighborhood and it’s brilliantly written, directed and acted. The movie takes some twists, it has mystery, romance, drama and a stunning finale. The Vanishing of Sidney Hall should have a wide audience appeal from 20’s to 50’s. Read more…

“Lady and the Tramp” Now part of Disney’s Signature Collection

February 28th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

One of the most memorable animated movies ever, Lady and the Tramp is now available as part of Disney’s Signature Collection. Joining the ranks with only five others that have been honored by Disney studios, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi” and “The Lion King” the film adds an adventure with dogs for the whole family. Read more…