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“SPY INTERVENTION” A Wacky Comedy

February 13th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Wacky spy comedies are fun, especially if they have an exciting plot with many surprises and an unexpected outcome. The movie Spy Intervention has a story that’s a bit different than the usual, it’s much like saving Queen Elizabeth (The Naked Gun) or stopping evil (Spy Hard) or even 2015’s Spy with Melissa McCarthy tracking down an arms dealer. Spy Intervention doesn’t have the star power to make it a blockbuster, but the actors try very hard to please. Not hilarious, but certainly very funny, the movie fills the void that has been absent of late. Read more…

“HELL ON THE BORDER” A Western Thriller

February 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A pretty good indie, the exciting film Hell on the Border: The Chronicles of Bass Reeves has been released on Blu-ray, DVD, Ultra HD and Digital HD. Paced with excitement and drama it’s not an ordinary western, because with the fact that it’s based on the true story makes the slice of life more personal. Starring David Gyasi in the lead role, it’s a chance for him to shine and he does here. As a black man in the Wild West 1800’s the semi biography of Bass Reeves, who put his mark on America fighting the lawless, becomes an adventure to remember. Read more…

“Mon Mon Mon Monsters!” Ghoulish and Gagging

February 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Disgusting and very violent the movie Mon Mon Mon Monsters! has a one of a kind plot that should have you cringing and retching, and those are the good parts. If you are a fan of horror that likes films that repulses more than it scares, then you can revel in this “monsterpiece” that comes out today on Blu-ray and DVD. When you do get a copy, slide the video into your player, step back away from the TV set, take a deep breath, make sure you have a barf bucket handy and press play. Read more…

“TRAUMA CENTER” Action Thrills

February 1st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not bad, but not great the Crime action thriller Trauma Center comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. It starts out slow, but then takes you on a ride from alleys to the trauma center of a local hospital where most of the film takes place. If you are into crime flicks that draw out the suspense to the very end, than this one should do the trick. Read more…

“THE RHYTHM SECTION” An Action Thriller

January 31st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

In the crowded movie business it’s hard to make a hitman thriller with something new and exciting. The Rhythm Section gives it a try and actually does put a twist on the popular genre. In the place of a male protagonist a female takes the lead in a quest for revenge and settling the score. What makes this film nicely different is Blake Lively the sweetheart of TV’s “Gossip Girl” who goes from dainty to dangerous. Read more…

“A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE” now on Digital HD

January 13th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Quirky and twisted, A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is one movie that will keep you wincing throughout the 81 minutes of mindboggling carnage. Once it gets started the movie becomes a roller coaster ride of death that’s not stopping to look back. It’s a very dark comedy and the actors are excellent at depicting the insanity as it rolls along to a surprise ending. Did I say the film is sadistic? The film is billed as another Thelma and Louise, but those two ladies in that movie were girl scouts compared to Lou and Valerie in A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life. Read more…

“Uncut Gems” A Shining Jewel

December 25th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

At first you may be taken aback by the performance of Adam Sandler in the movie Uncut Gems, but after you get to know his character the actor’s performance is one of the best this year. Not really a serious character actor, Sandler is best known for his slapstick comedy and films that resonate with the 18 to 35 crowd. Here however, he’s a serious gambling addict that doesn’t know when to stop even if he scores big while betting on sports and other games of chance. It’s a role by him you will not believe and one that he’s very far from his normal element, but just the same it’s a mesmerizing tour de force. Read more…

“1917” Proves War is Hell

December 24th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Opening this Holiday season is a WWI film 1917 and it’s one of the best movies of 2019. It may even have a shot from some of the big award givers come January and February. The Golden Globes has nominated the film in three categories including Best Motion Picture Drama, but we won’t get those results until January 5. It’s been awhile since a war film was chosen for the top Academy Award and you would have to go back to 2009 when The Hurt Locker took it. That top Oscar involved the most recent war in Iraq. But as far as a war film with fighting scenes throughout like 1917, it would be Saving Private Ryan in 1999 that got the nod for Best Picture. Read more…

“Richard Jewell” A Rush To Judgement

December 11th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

In my top ten for 2019 the movie Richard Jewell reveals the hardship of a man who was falsely accused of a crime he did not commit. With strong performances by Paul Walker Hauser, Sam Rockwell and Kathy Bates the film brings out the heartrending injustice and the questionable tactics for a rush to judgement. Direction by Clint Eastwood is as impeccable as ever making the movie a must see. Read more…

“21 Bridges” A Powerful Thriller

November 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A high energy movie, 21 Bridges opens with a bang and never stops until the final curtain. Leading the reasons for its appeal for crime action films is the acting by Chadwick Boseman and the direction by Brian Kirk. The film has a lot of potential to take the box office by storm and probably will this weekend. It may be a little predictable, but if you need something to distract you from the daily routine, then take this wild ride. Read more…