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“Blood Paradise” Dripping with Horror

July 15th, 2019 No comments

 

Sometimes you can just write down an idea, develop some dialogue, rent a camera, purchase HD recording discs, find a couple of locations, get a pretty good make-up artist, hire several out of work actors and bring them all together for a few day’s work. Take the movie Blood Paradise for instance. This little indie film has it all and makes good use of every bit of help. Most horror fans are open to anything bloody, sexy and a simple storyline and this film has all of that. In fact, the director, who by the way acts in the movie, and his co-writer, who also acts in the movie, happen to fall into the “perfect storm” of movie making. The film’s a nice piece for your library so every time you want a good laugh and forget your troubles of the day, pull out the Blu-ray and just do it. Read more…

“The Reports on Sarah & Saleem”

July 11th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

If you are wanting a melodrama based on true events that is very different, then seek out the movie The Reports on Sarah & Saleem. The film takes place in modern day opposites Israel and Palestine. Although quite long and drawn out, the movie tells a unique story that involves adultery and revenge. The acing is very good and believable, but the direction could have worked better with a script that brought it to an end quicker and avoided predictability. Read more…

“The Fall of the American Empire” Comedy Askew

June 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Quirky, predictable and somewhat inconceivable, combined with a script that’s two hours of French Canadian dialogue, The Fall of the American Empire’s a bit of a chore to watch. That said, the acting is quite good, the film production value gets good marks and the comedy does work as the movie progresses.

Pierre-Paul Daoust (Alexandre Landry) is an ordinary guy, but has the oddity of being cautious about everything. Unless a notable person has made a statement that will back up what others say to him, it’s not a truism. He’s even too careful about what he says to his longtime girlfriend Linda (Florence Longpré), especially about sex. Oh, he wants to have sex with her, but is afraid she will leave him if he asks. It’s the way everything goes in his life. Read more…

“5B” Startling and Heroic

June 11th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Eye opening, sometimes sad and chilling the AIDS epidemic of the 70’s gets a birds eye view of one of the most horrible times in American History. The documentary is titled 5B after the ward that was set up at San Francisco Hospital to take in the large number of patients that were diagnosed positive with HIV. Read more…

“Changeland” Drowning in Dreamland

June 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Fixing a relationship can be very trying and often upsetting if it doesn’t work out. Thus the subject of the movie Changeland. Nicely acted and a good job of storytelling, the movie does have its moments of comedy and sympathy. Beyond that the film is no more than a vacation in the “Land of Smiles” for Seth Green and Breckin Meyer. Read more…

“Extracurricular Activities” A Cool Dark Comedy

June 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Assuredly that when a well-acted, directed and written film gets produced, the accolades will be high. This is the case of Extracurricular Activates, a wicked, compelling and jaw dropping dark comedy that will have glued to the screen. Get the popcorn and drinks ready, then pop the DVD or start the VOD for an evening of fun. Mature teens and up for this winning film. Read more…

“MA” a Diabolical Thriller

May 30th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

If you think the movie Get Out was shocking, wait until you see the diabolical Ma. You won’t have a clue to what this party woman has cooked up until just the right moment. Then as it unravels, even some of the hints are misleading. When you do know the truth, then it’s just one sick scene after another. Read more…

“Domino” Out for Blood

May 30th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia Sr

If you are in the mood for a fast moving story that has a lot of action, then Domino should be a good choice. Now it’s the story that really makes it worth the theatrical experience, but even though it has all the elements of an action thriller, the background soundtrack takes a good measure of the energy out of the film. Read more…

“The Tomorrow Man” Living the Dream

May 29th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A sweet romantic film involving an aging couple, The Tomorrow Man takes a look at hope, salvation and love. The movie has a lot of heart, some comedic overtones and provides a canvas for two aging actors that make the screen sizzle with delight. Aimed at our seniors, women of all ages and those who need a refresher on life. If you are in this group it’s one you won’t want to miss. Read more…

“General Commander” Foreign Intrigue

May 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not the swiftest film by Steven Seagal, but it’s his newest and for his fan base it looks like he’s slowing a bit. Not the wild and woolly Seagal of his early days as his thrills are far and few between. General Commander redeems itself however, providing center stage with some exciting hard-hitting fighting action from the ladies. Read more…