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“CASTEEL FAMILY” Complete Collection on DVD

February 25th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

If you are a romantic or an avid novel reader of dramas that are vivid, engrossing, and compelling, then you will be able to binge watch this very moving series by one of America’s best read writers. Brought together as a collection the 5 TV episodes of the “Casteel Family” written by V. C. Anderson, the DVD is one of the best produced of the genre. Pick an afternoon and evening combined and sit back in your easy chair and press play for 7 plus hours of pure Lifetime enjoyment. Read more…

“THE PHOTOGRAPH” An Emotional Romance

February 15th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

This little romance, The Photograph, tugs at the heart strings and should work well with a female audience. Lost love and missed opportunities set the tone for this storyline and the complications resonate with today’s social values. The film plays out like a Saturday Matinee where a release on Lifetime would have been a better choice. While the theater experience is the norm, the budget for the movie would have fared better had they chose a more apt venue. The acting is very good, direction pinpoint, but the storyline is ordinary to timeworn. Read more…

“HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE” Now on Blu-ray

February 2nd, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

The movie High Strung Free Dance is jam packed with music, dance and song from show to club to street with a story thread that may feel familiar, but who cares. I love how the film comes together, and each of the characters are heartwarming with roles that are genuine. From high energy to sublime and hip hop to free style the dancers are brilliant, stunning, fluid and magnificent. Whether you are a lover of the dance, a fan of romance or just want to unwind and imagine for few hours, this film is like medicine for the dreamer. It may be something for the ladies, but if you have a man around the house, watch out there’s some very nice eye candy as well. It’s stunning and passionate and now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Read more…

“A Hidden Life” Fighting an Internal War

December 19th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Based on true events, the movie A Hidden Life takes you into Austria during the advent of WWII. It follows Franz Jägerstätter who became a martyr and later beatified by the Catholic Church for his deeds. The direction here is pinpoint, the acting extremely good and the cinematography exquisite. More than just a biography, the film shows the plight of the Austrians who were caught up in a conflict they had not beckoned. Read more…

“Waves” Love and Drama

December 9th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Releasing the film Waves in the midst of the year’s best films is a huge gamble for the indie film. But, if the movie does get a following it should outlast several of the block busters. The film is one of those that grows on you as you leave the theater, even to the point of some challenging discussions on the choices the lead roles make. Read more…

“Last Christmas” You’ll Never Know Where Life Takes You

November 8th, 2019 No comments

Review By: John M. Delia, Jr.

This is a heartwarming film about a Yugoslavian girl who is trying to find her way in life and the struggles she comes across along the way. When Yugoslavia was war stricken and hardship fell on a countless number of families, many left the country to places such as London, England. Here they established a new life and the children were brought up under a different culture and lifestyle making communications difficult between parent and child. Read more…

“Tel Aviv on Fire” Comedy with a Twist

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film Tel Aviv on Fire is a comedy of sorts that entertains with a duel story. The acting is very good and so is the direction, but the very contrived storyline is a matinee soap opera that lacks brilliance. Not my cup of tea, the movie bounces around a bit too much and if you are not aware of the ethnic differences between Israel and Palestine, it may confuse. 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 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…

“Gloria Bell” Shows Her Wild Side

March 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It’s Julianne Moore at her best showing the great performer she is in a romantic comedy with heartbreak. As Gloria Bell she makes the lead role compelling and full of life giving her all and even more. It’s perfect for a date night so grab your best guy or gal and check it out. And it has an explosion of a sound track that includes “Gloria” by Laura Branigan and “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. Read more…