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“Arctic” Defying Death

February 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A frost biting  film with some magnificent cinematography, Arctic puts its audience into survival mode. The film has a very good lone performance by Mads Mikkelsen that certainly is up there with his best. The storyline, however, has been done in many different locations including the snowbound wilderness of the Andes (Alive 1993), stuck on an island (Cast Away 2000), lost in a dessert (Gerry 2002), a rocky canyon (127 Hours 2010), stranded at sea (All Is Lost 2013), deserted in a rainforest (Jungle 2017), and many more. That said, for those that like a lot of suspense and deathly challenges, it doesn’t matter if you have seen the aforementioned as this one really works. Read more…

“First Man”Setting Foot on the Moon

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Let me start by saying that the American Flag and the United State of America are well represented in the movie First Man and negative publicity surrounding that issue should be discounted.

The film follows Neil Armstrong the first astronaut to step on the surface of the moon and proclaim it for all mankind. He was not the only man to be the first to land on it however, his Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin followed him out of the lander to the surface. However, as dramatic as Hollywood can be, it’s Armstrong who gets all the glory and his biography for the basis of the film. Read more…

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Aesthetically Brilliant

June 22nd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Chapter two of Jurassic World follows with a phrase “Fallen Kingdom” and with that it’ll be no surprise if the box office is softer than expected. Even though the film is as action packed as its previous outing, the series has become “more of the same” and too much of looking back at the past. Saving the film from dropping below average the filmmakers have two big things going for it, aesthetically brilliant CGI and Chris Pratt who adds his brand of humor that keeps the movie a bit comical among the serious thrills. Read more…

“JUNGLE” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Turning a perfect trip into a life or death adventure, 4 men travel on a Bolivian excursion in the film Jungle. Where there was beauty comes a massive land of treacherous mountains, overgrown forest and wildlife looking for a meal, it’s that kind of journey. The true story stars Daniel Radcliff in the lead role and is directed by Greg McLean who brought Wolf Creek to the screen. Read more…

“THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 5th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Sometimes it’s very hard to get it right, especially if you are filming under excruciating circumstances. That seems to be the fate of The Mountain Between Us a survival film that depends on getting the right shot and mood in order to create a chemistry between two opposites. The movie starts with a trite beginning, takes on a difficult situation and then tries to bring a couple together in spite of the ordeal they have to overcome. Read more…

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” (Written Review & Trailer)

March 17th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr

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, with this release it’s the actors that have to reach out to the audience and make them believe. And they nail it! Much like the recent Walt Disney’s Cinderella (2015) and The Jungle Book (2016), I’m predicting Beauty and the Beast will be another worldwide blockbuster. Read more…

Sully (Written Film Review and Trailer)

September 9th, 2016 No comments

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Written Review by John Delia

There have been several real life events that Hollywood has brought to the screen and the movie Sully happens to be one of the most amazing. Seven years ago US Airways flight 1579 had to ditch in the Hudson River and TV had a heyday with the crash and rescue of all 155 passengers on board. Even more recent was the replay of the documentary Hudson Plane Crash: What Really Happened on American Heroes Channel cable TV that was very poignant with actual passengers and crew members giving interviews.  Heroism personified.

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Into the Woods (Blu-ray Review & Trailer)

March 25th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The fun film Into the Woods has been released on Blu-ray and it’s dazzling. The fast moving musical comedy takes the audience on a fantasy trip with characters from the classic tales Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella. The fairytale characters collide on a fateful day when the Baker’s Wife decides to have a child. Based on the Steven Sondheim play, the live action with CGI film grossed just under $200 million worldwide theatrically. Read more…