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TED K, Now on Blu-ray and DVD

May 22nd, 2022 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Concise and compelling, the film Ted K “T, Kaczynski, The Unabomber” tells the story of his adulthood in his own words from his life as a youngster, his hermitage on his properties in Colorado and Montana Mountains, to his eventual capture. Compiled from his writings by Gaddy Davis, John Rosenthal and writer director Tony Stone, the movie is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The production is outstanding with excellent acting, editing, cinematography and a perfect measure of detail. Read more…

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CHIP ‘N DALE Return on Disney+

May 18th, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The wacky fun world of Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers gets a reboot after thirty years. The magnetic chipmunks that kept generations of youngsters glued to their TV screens, are back with a new platform, Disney+”, bringing them to homes all over the planet. Starting in 1988 as a TV special on the Disney Channel, it took off as a weekly series in 1989. In 1990 they closed down the show and put it in syndication. Read more…

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FIRESTARTER an Sci-Fi Horror Flick

May 14th, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An experiment gone badly, the action horror flick Firestarter, a remake of Stephen King’s book of the same title, comes to the big screen a second time. The story that was his first stab at super powers characters, works well in his novel. Translated for the screen however, even with the addition of computer graphics special effects, it fails to provide the energy, acting and storytelling of the 1984 release. Both films actually don’t really show the power of the great writer and fall way short of some of King’s greats like Carrie, The Shining and Christine to name a few. Read more…

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“The Automat” In Theaters

April 22nd, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Here is a very cool documentary that due to the actual film and file footage should be loved by all. It’s called The Automat and details the famous Horn & Hardart quick meal fast food chain of unique restaurants. The presentation is filled with testimonials, tableaus of the past and surprises. Whether you are a film buff, want a taste of a significant invention that changed America or just want to be amused, The Automat should be on your short list for theater going. Read more…

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AMBULANCE a Thriller from Michael Bay

April 7th, 2022 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Director Michael Bay puts together one his signature crime thrillers and comes up with Ambulance, an explosive rollercoaster ride. It’s normally what you expect from the famous director producer, except this gem shines brighter than most of his previous winners. The film opens this weekend and to get the most out of all the action see it at a theater with big screens and especially *Dolby Atmos sound. Read more…

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Better Nate Than Ever, Only on Disney+

April 1st, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Middle school is where it usually all begins for fledgling actors and singers who look for common traits and test the waters with their peers. The film Better Nate than Ever hits the mark with a story that’s adventurous and inspiring. That said however, the actual possibilities of the central character that goes for the prize, in real life, would be minimal at best. A little drama, some heart, nice comedy and very entertaining, the target audience includes youngsters pre-teen to mid-teens. Read more…

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“Boon” a Well Crafted Action Drama

March 31st, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Running from his past, former hitman Boon (Neal MacDonough) gets shot by a contract killer. Finding his way to a farmhouse, the wounded Boon collapses. Young farm boy Elijah (Jake Melrose) takes him into his house where his mother Catherine (Christiane Seidel) administers aid for his wound. Read more…

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“Moon Knight” Marvel Features New Superhero

March 30th, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Reaching down into their treasure trove of Marvel characters, Disney introduces Moon Knight. According to The Marvel Encyclopedia of characters, Moon Knight is a mercenary, Marc Spector, who is left for dead in the Egyptian desert. Carrying Spector to their temple, the Egyptians presented him to their god, who saved his life and gave him superpowers…page 199. Read more…

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“Compartment No. 6” Compelling

March 29th, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Captivating and fascinating the foreign film Compartment No. 6 has been released in local theaters. The story could have been filmed in any country, but may not have been as interesting in culture and behavior considering the state of today’s world. Nicely acted and produced, the movie takes you on a train ride into another world unrelated to America. Released by Sony Pictures Classics, this studio is well known for delivering out of the ordinary films to theaters. Read more…

“Golden Voices” a Bittersweet Comedy

February 25th, 2022 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Bittersweet, the film Golden Voices tells the story of a 62 year old Jewish Russian couple Victor (Vladimir Friedman) and Raya Frenkel (Maria Belkin) that relocates to Israel in the 1980’s following the dissolving of the USSR. Famous for their voice dubbing of movie films in Russian, the two find it difficult to find similar work in a country that speaks mainly Hebrew. Adding to that, Israel’s neighboring countries are still at war with them and not accepting their independent status. Read more…