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‘Glass’ A Remarkable Trilogy

January 19th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

By John M. Delia, Jr

What would the world be like if there were really super heroes? Their powers may not be so obvious for most to see. Like super human strength, amazing intelligence, and the ability to see the future. Would this be something we would all embrace? Remember if there is one special hero, there is always the opposite and that’s its villain. This third installment of the series will tie everything together. Read more…

“Bad Times at the El Royale” Taking Sides

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Numerous filmmakers have shocked and hammered their audiences with unexpected vile acts, surprising twists, distasteful behaviors and contemptible desires, but they still can’t top the master Quentin Tarantino. Oh a few have come within a hair close like the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, and Francis Ford Coppolo. They are the leaders that many have tried to emulate due to the offbeat style that provided thrillers like Fargo, The Shinning, The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Lost Highway. Read more…

“Hostile” Looking to Survive

September 4th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Have you ever watched a movie and the acting was just okay, but the story and production were so compelling you lasted through it? Well, I have another one for you. It’s called Hostile and it has just been released on DVD. I do like the actors however, as they are fresh faces in a world of repeat performers who have dominated the screen. With better direction and a better remix of the plot, this film could have been a real standout. In the meantime if you like films that have cannibals and the look of a Mad Max thriller, combined with a romance that has a decent plot, then check this one out. Read more…

“Dead Envy” a Musical Horror Story

September 3rd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

This low budget movie Dead Envy has a very good soundtrack, able acting, and novice directing, but in all it’s the kind of film I can support. Being a one-man-band Harley Di Nardo doesn’t quit with his weird story that starts out with a hopeful singer trying to make it back into the limelight. What saves the film from dropping below average is the production value and the music that should be a welcome breath of fresh air for Classic Rockers. Read more…

A Dash to Freedom “Papillon”

August 24th, 2018 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The grueling and daring motion picture Papillon survives the dreaded word “remake” with a stellar movie in glorious full color, a shorter storyline version and an R rating. The original that was released in 1974 earned a wow when it was released, but was only nominated for a Best Music (Original Dramatic Score) at the Oscars. Steve McQueen however, did get a Best Actor nomination for a Golden Globe. It kind of makes you think why it has kept it’s mojo as one of the best films ever made. Well maybe it wasn’t after all and I’ll expound on that latter in my review. Read more…

“Darkest Minds” Surviving a World of Treachery

August 4th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

The world has become a place of danger and mistrust and it’s not safe for anyone. Treachery surrounds everyone, but mostly the youth fear what will happen to them and the adults fear what the children have become. Read more…

“Mission : Impossible – Fallout” Hi Flying Action

July 27th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

If choosing a mission was hard enough, this one will grab your attention and bring you on a wild ride through the eyes of a fearless agent. Taking this ride on another installment of the Mission : Impossible series and you will see that the story gets better with each new film. Read more…

“Skyscraper” a High Rise Thriller

July 12th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Maybe you thought that San Andreas and the recent Rampage was wild and thrilling, well Dwayne Johnson is back and this time with Skyscraper he’s way off the chart nuts. From the surprising opening to the amazing finale, the film will have you holding onto your seat with action treats on every turn, it’s a phenomenal wild ride. Multiply everything you see in the trailer by 100 and that’s just the tip of the thrills. If you are into the genre, you’ll be going back to see it again. Read more…

“Acrimony” Romance and Retribution

June 26th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The first hour of Tyler Perry’s Acrimony plays out with a very inviting storyline, then it starts to slip into the depths of the “ordinary” making the film clichéd. That said, the direction, soundtrack, and acting are very good and cinematography above average, lending the film the helping hand to make it a box office winner. Now on DVD and Blu-ray, Tyler Perry’s fan base and drama lovers should enjoy the effort in the comfort of their living room. Read more…

“Hereditary” Evil in the House

June 7th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Spooky and very edgy the movie Hereditary should delight horror fans that are into the occult. Even though you may get a feeling of déjà vu from other films that have included supernatural incidents, the acting here keeps it sinister enough to carry the fan base. If you like sick and twisted films like Rosemary’s Baby and The Witch, this is your cauldron of tea. Read more…