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“Stan & Ollie” Memorable and Heartfelt

January 16th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Back in the day when vaudeville was where most of the comic’s started out, two men rose up to be the funniest duo in the movie business. Billed as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, they went on to make over a 180 short films and about two dozen full features. Most of their films were used as an add-on for a drama, western and even some comedies. Read more…

“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…

“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…

Now Available on Home Video “PIXAR Short Films Collection 3”

November 12th, 2018 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Many of you have probably seen a short film before the start of a PIXAR/Disney movie. Well here is a collection of 11 of them and two bonus short films never before seen. Look for PIXAR Short Films Collection 3 and you can add this gathering of fun to your library for tots and the young at heart. Now in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, it’s just in time for the holidays as a warm up to your guests at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Read more…

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“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 Old Man & The Gun” Fascinating & Revealing

October 18th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Fascinating and revealing the scriptwriters of The Old Man & the Gun take a chance on a true story, but it’s nothing more than a showcase rather than a compelling feature film. There have been quite a few films in the last decade that create vehicles offering audiences a chance to see a famous star in their twilight, light up the screen. While many have been used as support characters, this one serves as Robert Redford’s homage for an amazing contribution to the movie industry. 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…

“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…

“The House with a Clock in Its Walls” Mysterious

September 19th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Children’s fairy tales have taken a new drift with the film The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Packed with exciting action adventure the movie, based on the book by John Bellairs, envisions the story with an incredible amount of CGI. You could almost call the film Animated, but that’s a good thing here as things go bump in the night, magic forms the basis, and solving the mystery becomes the prominent focus for older youngsters. Read more…

“Juliet, Naked” A Sweet Film

August 31st, 2018 No comments

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

A work of art and a story about music that fills the void between dreams and reality, the movie Juliet, Naked opens in Florida this weekend. Nicely written for the screen from a novel by Nick Hornby, the movie takes a comedic look at a weird turn of events. It’s a heartfelt story that punctuates the screen with excellent acting and direction. It’s the perfect movie for couples who would like to do a dinner and film as it will keep you talking hours after you have left the theater. And if you are fans of late 80”s and early 90”s Alternative Rock music it’s a big plus. Read more…