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“Deadpool 2” Teen View

May 18th, 2018 No comments

Review by Ian Delia

Marvels ludicrous superhero is back and exceeding expectations in Deadpool 2. This new blockbuster will not disappoint with his intense action. And, with a comical twist on his “immortal powers” mixed with the today’s issues in this film. Read more…

“Breaking In” Motherly Instincts

May 10th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

It’s an actioner with good special effects and the setting for the flick outstanding, but Breaking In is just another robbery gone bad film at the hands of a very upset mother. Much like Kidnap where Halle Berry goes berserk because her son gets taken when her car is stolen, here Gabrielle Union turns into a determined killer mom to get her children free from robbers. Unfortunately there’s been several movies with a similar plot, but in case you haven’t seen one, this movie should keep you on toes. Read more…

“You Were Never Really Here” Brilliant!

April 27th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The mystery thriller You Were Really Never Here reaches theaters this weekend and it has another excellent performance by Joaquin Phoenix. It’s nice to see Phoenix back on the big screen since Irrational Man in 2015 and here we find him obsessed with saving a teenager. It’s a role perfect for Phoenix and one you won’t want to miss. Read more…

“Backstabbing for Beginners” Food for Play

April 25th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The title of this movie, Backstabbing for Beginners, may be a good description, but it also fools its audience into thinking they are about to see a love relationship gone wrong. That said, the film itself is a decent political thriller that’s centered around an actual happening on the world stage. A good cast and storyline, the movie puts its audience in the thick of Iraq under Saddam Hussein during a United Nations deal to feed the country’s starving population. If you like world politics and how countries can be manipulated, then rush to see Backstabbing for Beginners. Read more…

A Treacherous Journey “A Bag of Marbles”

April 18th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Very compelling and heartfelt, the true story A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) shows the determination and courage of one family in France during World War II. While other films deal with combat with the enemy on foreign shores, this movie conveys one of many untold stories of the people caught up in it. This one becomes a journey so perilous that just a hint that you’re a Jew can send you to certain death. Seek out A Bag of Marbles at a local theater when it comes to your city, it’s truly astounding. Read more…

“Truth or Dare” The Evil Lies Within

April 13th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Captivating, creepy, and chilling the supernatural thriller Truth or Dare takes you on a never ending journey of death. Much like other horror filmmakers that have perfected the formula for surprise and contagious emotional terror, this film has it all bundled tightly and calculating to transfix the audience into believing. If you saw the films It Follows, The Ring and the Final Destination series, you’ll relive the sensations those films made way beyond leaving the theater. Read more…

Surviving Exile on the “Isle of Dogs”

April 13th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Offbeat, heavy-handed characters, bleak outcast situations, and moody, it’s a marvelous adventure for those who like Wes Anderson movies. This one however shows his range with an animated film that’s worthy of most Japanese greats. From the opening drum introduction of Isle of Dogs to the heartfelt finale, Anderson captures a cold disturbing environment from which his characters can rise up. If you like offbeat stories produced in stop motion animation in the vein of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie then this film should not be missed. Read more…

“Beirut” a Roller Coaster Ride

April 10th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

This rollercoaster ride through war torn Lebanon in the movie Beirut, takes a few twists before getting to the meat of the story. Although a fictional narrative, the movie gives a somewhat realistic look at the challenges the country had faced during the 1970’s and early 1980. It’s not the heart of the movie however, but it gives you the lay of the land so the script makes more sense. Not the most convincing effort on film out there, but certainly a reminder of what went on in the Mideast in that period of time. Read more…

“The Death of Stalin” Satirical and Irreverent

April 1st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Irreverent, totally off the wall, and exaggerated are the good things about the dark comedy The Death of Stalin. The film goes bonkers on the Russian regime lead by Stalin as they picture the death of their leader in 1953. In actuality when the Soviet Leader died rumors were rampant on whether it was ordinary or murder, well this film isn’t going to answer that question, but it’ll lay to rest the madness of it all. You don’t have to be a historian to enjoy the film, just be able sit back and laugh at what may or may not have taken place. Read more…

“The Commuter” a Barn Burner

January 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The year kicks off with its first major action thriller The Commuter and it’s a barn burner. Total action after an introduction to the plot, the film takes you on the ride of your life with surprises on every turn. If you like gripping films that work on your mind to try and figure out who the perpetrator is and what they want, then this movie should be on the top of your list. And, its way better than last year’s Murder on the Orient Express. Read more…