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“COLOR OUT OF SPACE” Terror From the Skies

February 24th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A different kind of sci-fi thriller, the movie Color Out of Space is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K UHD/BD and Digital HD. The film has some very good acting, direction and cinematography. The storyline is a bit unimaginative, but does entertain with a narrative that should provide some scares, thrills and a feeling of terror if it’s a dark rainy night and you are at home alone. Especially if you live in a secluded dark forest that has a long ominous road leading to your estate. Read more…

“THE RHYTHM SECTION” An Action Thriller

January 31st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

In the crowded movie business it’s hard to make a hitman thriller with something new and exciting. The Rhythm Section gives it a try and actually does put a twist on the popular genre. In the place of a male protagonist a female takes the lead in a quest for revenge and settling the score. What makes this film nicely different is Blake Lively the sweetheart of TV’s “Gossip Girl” who goes from dainty to dangerous. 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…

“Uncut Gems” A Shining Jewel

December 25th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

At first you may be taken aback by the performance of Adam Sandler in the movie Uncut Gems, but after you get to know his character the actor’s performance is one of the best this year. Not really a serious character actor, Sandler is best known for his slapstick comedy and films that resonate with the 18 to 35 crowd. Here however, he’s a serious gambling addict that doesn’t know when to stop even if he scores big while betting on sports and other games of chance. It’s a role by him you will not believe and one that he’s very far from his normal element, but just the same it’s a mesmerizing tour de force. Read more…

“Pain & Glory” Endearing and Touching

November 5th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Taking a lot of liberties while giving a cinematic interpretation of a time in his life, Pedro Almodovar movie Pain & Glory is as expressive as Roma. His directorial and screenwriting is by far some of the best I’ve seen by the famous director and yes there’s a spark of surprise in this one as in every one of his films. Taking extra liberties he even shocks his audience at one point. That said, if you are a fan of Almodovar’s films than you will not want to miss the amazing performances that bring the man’s film to the big screen. Read more…

“The Goldfinch” Reaching Out of the Ashes

September 13th, 2019 No comments

Review by John Delia

Another awards contender has come forward and is now at your local theaters. It’s called The Goldfinch and if you haven’t already heard, it’s one of the best of 2019 and a drama lover’s “cup of tea”. It has all the elements; excellent directing, amazing acting, perfect cinematography and a script that will haunt you way beyond the theatrical experience. It’s a difficult script to bring to the screen, but Director John Crowley who brought the Oscar nominated drama Brooklyn and the awesome performance of Andrew Garfield in A Boy, makes The Goldfinch a winner. Read more…

“Tone-Deaf” a Hellish Nightmare

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very brutal, the horror flick Tone-Deaf takes you into the confines of a hellish nightmare. Like most slasher films, this one follows the same formula of trapping someone in a secluded place and taunting them until the final coup de grace. The twist does make the film a bit better than some, but still just a bit above average. Read more…

“Ready or Not” Blood Runs Red

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Just when you think you have seen every way a person can get killed in a horror flick, up pops Ready or Not. It’s one of the most diabolical blood baths that I’ve seen in several years. The movie’s a comedy however, and it does play out that way making the film one of the better of the genre. Nicely acted and directed, yet predictable, it’s how it gets to the end that’s the rollercoaster ride of ups and downs that entertains. Think the movie Get Out with lots more of the wicked craziness. Read more…

“Driven” Living in Overdrive

August 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

More of a drama than a comedy, the film Driven gets its title from a well-known auto designer who finds himself in deep trouble in this semi-biographical account. The story is based on true facts and if you ever wondered what happened to John DeLorean in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s to disgrace his name, here’s a cool way to find out. Read more…

“Vault” Now on Blu-ray

August 11th, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Now on DVD and Blu-ray, the movie of the true story Vault brings the action to home video with all the energy and taught drama it displayed in theaters. The special bonus features accompanying both media include commentary by the Director Tom DeNucci and Director of Photography Sam Ellertsen. Read more…