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“BLADE RUNNER 2049” (Written review & Trailer)

October 5th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Opening this weekend, the long awaited sequel of one of the most creative classics of all time, Blade Runner 2049. The film follows the original some 30 years later where the people left on Earth are still trying to survive the social decay and authoritarian abuse. The movie has excellent direction by Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve, amazing cinematography and a nicely connected storyline. The nearly 2 hour film may feel long, but true fans of Blade Runner will think it’s not enough. Read more…

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (Blu-ray/DVD Written Review)

October 3rd, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review By John Delia, Sr.

The “final installment” of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starts with a rip roaring adventure and ends with a heartfelt reunion of sorts by the original main characters. When it first began the buzz was “how can you make a movie from an attraction in a Disney park” with some critics even going so far as saying “it will never sail”. Well that was 14 years ago and the franchise still continues with this last hurrah and it’s probably the best sequel yet. Now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Ultra 4K Blu-ray with oceans of Bonus Extras. Read more…

“A GHOST STORY” (Written Review & Trailer)

July 27th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by guest writer Brent Lorentson

It’s difficult to be original and innovative when it comes to tackling a haunted house film. Ghost stories have been around for ages and told just about every way you can imagine. So what do you do to give the audience something they have never seen before? After coming back from directing Pete’s Dragon, writer/director David Lowery delivers a small intimate film that manages to take A Ghost Story and makes it something unique from all the rest. Though when I say unique, and when I say innovative, this may not be a positive for some. Read more…

“VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS” (Written Review & Trailer)

July 19th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr

It would be a challenge to give this film a pass especially for the terrific special visual effects, designs of the many creatures and for the many hours the two main characters must have labored in their roles, but Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets drags and drones through nearly 2 and a half hours. Even as I write this review, I am tempted to alter my opinion, but it wouldn’t help the awful music moaning in the background in nearly every “exciting” scene, plot holes that are beyond fantasy, and negative attempts at virtual reality. Adults looking for adventure will be hard pressed to find it to their liking, much like John Carter fell on its face with the over 25-year-olds. Read more…

“THE MUMMY” (Written Movie Review & Trailer)

June 9th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

In ancient Egypt there is a princess, Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), who will inherit the entire kingdom when her father dies. She has remarkable fighting skills, amazing beauty, and has the ability to lead the people. But, her father remarries and soon after his first born son is born changing her legacy. What soon follows will seal Ahmanet’s fate that’s worse than death. Read more…

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” (Blu-ray Written Review & Trailer)

June 7th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Can Beauty tame the Beast once more? This beautiful fairy tale of Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has now been turned into a live action motion picture that delivers a more detailed story. What once was animation that provided the story of romance and power, becomes reality with this release on Blu-ray combo pack that includes a DVD + Digital HD. It’s now the actors that have to reach out to home viewers and make them believe. And they nail it! Read more…

“WONDER WOMAN” (Written Review & Trailer)

June 1st, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

By John M Delia Jr.

The Amazon warrior Wonder Woman makes it to the big screen with her first full length motion picture. This time it’s a female hero that saves the world from its own destruction and wins the hearts of its people. Whether you are a fan of the heroes who make up a universe of gods and mutants or just like a movies that have adventure with a lot of action, then Wonder Woman has all that and more. Read more…

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (Written Review & Trailer”

May 26th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

By John M Delia, Jr.

We have reached the fifth movie in this series and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales keeps its promise and out shines the previous installments. The adventurous stories continue to follow the life of one lucky but amazing Pirate, that finds a way to discover all treasures and to live another day. Read more…

“Doctor Strange” on Blu-ray (Written Review & Trailer)

February 27th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

Marvel Studios continues to amaze with its use of astonishing computer graphic effects in the movie Doctor Strange now on DVD/Blu-ray and Digital HD. The film takes you into the realm of superheroes, this time a neurosurgeon who finds his body in ruin only to become a mystic with unusual powers. It’s a different kind of crusader, one that must rely on his own natural strengths in a world of antagonists with similar powers. It may be a detour from films like The Avengers and Thor, but one that keeps its main target audience enthralled throughout. Read more…

“The Great Wall” (Written Review & Trailer)

February 17th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr

Visually amazing and thrilling, the movie The Great Wall certainly has the best effects and story thus far in 2017. Even though most of the film makes the use of a massive amount of CGI, that’s not a bad thing here as the production certainly warrants it. If you are a fan of high impact movies like World War Z, then this film should be on your list to see this weekend. Read more…