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“John Wick: Chapter 3” All Out War

May 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

A third chapter John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum is lot better than the last one. It’s uncanny that with all the action in the previous John Wick films that the filmmakers can still find ways to destroy a set, cause a lot of new mayhem and still deliver a story line that intrigues and excites. It’s chapter three for the assassin that doesn’t stop ticking and still gives a beating to some of the most heinous adversaries that keep coming out of the woodwork. Read more…

“Hotel Mumbai” Terror in India

March 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A heart pounding experience, the film Hotel Mumbai stays with you well after you leave the theater. From the very beginning the feeling of dread and helplessness sets in as you watch the terrorist horror start to unfold. Before you know it you will be enveloped in the lives of people as they try to flee and hide from the gunmen. It’s a frightening experience, but one that’s a must see as the reality of it all can have easily been anywhere in the world. Read more…

“Us” Potentially Oscar Worthy

March 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very creepy, violent and disturbing film Us enters theaters and it’s probably going to be there for some time. Not only is the plot haunting and filled with terror, the acting that makes it work is superb under the guidance of Jordan Peele who gave us the film Get Out. Adding more to the potentially Oscar-worthy film is the dank and fear inducing cinematography with a soundtrack to match. If you like your horror nonstop, then Us is for you. Read more…

“Ruben Brandt” an Art Heist Thriller

March 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you are a big fan of the Disney Animation including PIXAR, then you are like most people who enjoy their animation looking real. Well not all good animation has to be 3D and still be considered enjoyable to watch, especially if the story peaks your interest. Take the case of Rubin Brandt, Collector, an animated 2D movie that targets an adult crowd that likes suspense, heist capers, hit men, thieves, chase scenes and so on. You know, an action thriller that will knock your socks off. Rubin Brandt, Collector is absolutely remarkable. Read more…

“Serenity” Mystery and Uncertanty

January 25th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It’s beautifully filmed, courageously acted, complicated, and twisted , so keep focused for the payoff as it’s a zinger. The movie Serenity opens this weekend with an interesting twist and some amazing scenery. While the cast makes their characters interesting and compelling, I found a couple of characters out of sync in their performances. That said, the film is worth the watch for those who like a story that involves mystery and uncertainty.
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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…