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“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…

The Light Between Oceans (Blu-ray Film Review & Trailer)

January 23rd, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A moving romantic drama that gets taught and heartbreaking, The Light Between Oceans has been released on home video. Nicely directed by Derek Cianfrance, who’s no stranger to the genre and delivered the passionate motion picture Blue Valentine. In this film his characters are caught up in a quandary that tests their motives and truth. I am a fan of lush filmed movies that have breathtaking scenery and this one is no exception. Read more…

“A Monster Calls” (Written Review & Trailer)

January 7th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The drama A Monster Calls has a story that becomes magical as it works on your heartstrings. Entering the mind of a young boy we explore his feelings, fears and desperate attempt to save his mom. Excellent acting, solid direction and a story that will be remembered well after you leave the movie theater. It’s a heartfelt experience for you and your mature children. Read more…

“Lion” (Foreign Film Written Review & Trailer)

December 18th, 2016 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Most foreign films are sidestepped in the United States for various reasons especially due to having to read subtitles. Because of this some excellent films are avoided by many and they lose the experience of outstanding stories. I am hoping that this will not be the case for the movie Lion that will be in theaters around America starting on December 21.

The film outshines many of the movies made here in USA and the heartfelt true story of Lion delivers amazing acting, direction and cinematography. It’s not about the jungle animal, but refers to the strength of a young boy who tries to survive alone in a threatening world. Read more…

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Written Review & Trailer)

November 18th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia, Jr.

Many years before Harry Potter’s birth there was another time where turmoil ran the wizard world. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an interesting prequel to the Harry Potter series as it dives in deeper to the historical part of the JK Rowling magical franchise. Based on a book that appeared in one of the earlier Harry Potter stories, JK Rowling explores adventurously into her wizardry realm. Read more…

“ARRIVAL” (Written Review & Trailer)

November 11th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia, Sr.

If you are looking to see an exciting film with a lot of creativity and adventure, then you may want to look elsewhere than Arrival. More of a mystery that spools out like Jodi Foster’s Contact that moves at a slow pace trying to fill in the blanks to the very end. With Arrival however, the film does take some twists that at least give the audience a good measure of entertainment. Read more…

A Man Called Ove (Written Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

October 27th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Heartfelt, touching, compassionate and tragic yet romantic, the film A Man Called Ove comes to America from Sweden. The country’s choice for their entry into the Academy Awards best foreign film, the movie should make the top 5 in that category. All around best in direction, acting, cinematography, music and script the film has the potential for a nomination in the top 10 for overall Best Picture. Read more…

Inferno (Written Review & Trailer)

October 27th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Slow moving yet thrilling the movie Inferno, third in a series of movies based on books by David Keopp, comes to the screen in hopes of at least matching the $217 million of The Da Vinci Code that released in 2006. While the film does have non-stop action like the first, it loses its luster as a true mystery. Read more…

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Written Review & Trailer)

October 20th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Where I was not too fond of the first Jack Reacher film that came out in 2012, the sequel “Never Go Back” delivers much more energy. The action sequences are quite good even though they are not on par with Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible series. In addition the storyline has pangs of déjà vu from other action films within the past years. All that said, if you are a big fan of Cruise or just want to escape to a movie where you can forget a bad day, then this military crime thriller should do the trick. Read more…

“Deepwater Horizon” (Written Review & Trailer)

September 29th, 2016 No comments

 

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Review by John Delia

Turning up the heat for a stab at the Oscars Deepwater Horizon opens this weekend. The fast moving disaster thriller tells the 2010 story of the fatal eruption of the floating drill rig in the Gulf of Mexico by the survivors. The film offers the account of what had happened that disastrous day but does not allude to the millions of gallons of oil that damaged the wildlife and fishing trade along the Gulf Coast. The destruction looks very real and the acting magnificent. Read more…