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“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…

“WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES” (Written Review & Trailer)

July 12th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review By Gino Sassani

“All of human history has led to this moment. The irony is we created you. And nature has been punishing us ever since. This is our last stand. And if we lose… it will be a Planet of Apes.”

I was always a fan of the original Planet of the Apes series of films. While they often flirted with a camp style, I was impressed with John Chambers’ makeup effects and the performances of Roddy McDowall as both Cornelius and Caesar. Then came the television show and I remained just as enchanted because of McDowall’s appearance as a third ape, Galen. The show didn’t last a season however, and before long the Apes franchise was left in some kind of limbo. Read more…

“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING” (Written Review & Trailer)

July 5th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, it’s not how Peter Parker became Spider-Man, but what he did to become part of The Avengers. Other series attempts beginning with the original big screen Spider-Man starring Tobey McGuire in 2002 and followed by The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield in 2012 unleashed a cartoonish character. In this new release of the web casting warrior you’ll see how he’s being “reinvented” as a superhero and where he fits into the grand scheme of Marvel Comics Universe. 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…

“MEGAN LEAVEY” (Written Movie Review & Trailer)

June 7th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Written Review by Gino Sassani

Armies have been using dogs in battle for thousands of years. The Romans would turn the dogs on their enemy as a signal of the approaching legions, hence the expression “Let loose the dogs of war”. But in recent decades dogs have found a new, perhaps more noble calling during wartime. Dogs have been used to search for lost soldiers. They have been trained to assist wounded soldiers. 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…

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (Written Review & Trailer)

May 11th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

In the film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword the world of wizards, mages, knights, and kings form the legend of the sword Excalibur. With a different perspective than I had originally thought, Guy Ritchie’s world has Mordred as the enemy wizard in the midst of destroying King Uther Pendragon’s kingdom and his brother in-law Vortigern waiting for his chance at the crown. The film has merit and a strong supposition, but be forewarned it’s not consistent with early legends. Read more…

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

May 4th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Michael Delia, Jr.

The Guardians of the Galaxy return to the big screen with hopes of improving their reputation to the aliens of the universe. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 they are strengthening their bond and becoming more like a family as they survive from one adventure to another. With the team being called to do the impossible the members continue their reckless ways to conquer any foe that gets in their way. Read more…

“Gifted” (Written Review & Trailer)

April 19th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Sweet and endearing the movie Gifted tells an inspiring story of determination and affection. Nicely directed by Marc Webb who brought 500 Days of Summer to the screen, his new film shows a different kind of love relationship that’s remarkable. Now in theaters, if you are tired of the ordinary drama of family dysfunction, try out this amazing tug of war that will make you laugh, cry and open your heart. Read more…

“The Fate of the Furious” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

April 14th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Marriage, mayhem and a baby drive Toretto’s gang to save the world in The Fate of the Furious a “squeal-quel” for the ages. The film has the energy to drive its followers in to theater seats several times. Keeping the formula of fast cars, hot women and rowdy men the franchise continues to be alive and well. The only question comes with how do you top this one without being repetitive? You can’t! It’s what the fans want and it will survive for another time around.

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