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“AIRPLANE”- 40th year now on Blu-ray Steelbook

July 22nd, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

It’s a classic comedy that still lives on in the minds of those who saw it for the first time in 1980. The movie Airplane! is back again and this time it’s protected in a steel case for the remastered blu-ray, and with some new bonus extras. It may be a bit corny for some audiences of today, but when it came out the tongue-in-cheek masterpiece was a rave by critics and was nominated for a Golden Globe. While some fans found some of the dialog offensive, others laughed and even if it parodied themselves, Airplane!’s idea was to make something that was serious into a satire easing a grim situation by making lite of it. In this case they chose the movie Airport (1970) to lampoon using a script loaded with wit. The film also includes spoofs of the classic films Saturday Night Fever (1977) and From Here to Eternity (1953) as well. Read more…

“SECRET WEAPON” a Mission of No Return

July 21st, 2020 No comments

 

Review By John Delia

An interesting view of WWII the movie Secret Weapon involves a mission of no return. The true story comprises a little known mission that, because of its goal, saved many Russian lives from the German invasion. The locations, costumes/wardrobe, firearms, German trucks and much more adds to the storyline giving it a measure of realism. The film does give the feel of the movie The Dirty Dozen, but considering the low budget production, does not come up to that level. Just as a suggestion, the film is best seen played in Russian with English subtitles to get better expression from the character roles and more realism. It does however, have an option of English dubbing that actually isn’t very convincing playing it that way. Read more…

“THE ROOM” A Twisted Mystery Thriller

July 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not since Stanley Kubrick’s The Shinning has there been a disturbing film come as close as The Room. It has all the elements with a story so diabolical that it should keep you glued to the screen. And you’ll never out guess this twisted tale that teases and tortures right down to the last moment. The Eerie music helps a lot and the sets are perfect for this creative original horror flick for fans. Directing, acting, production value and storyline make The Room a horror fan’s best nightmare. Read more…

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“WELL GROOMED” To Dye Fur :-)

July 19th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A fun and furry documentary, Well Groomed takes you into the world of colorful dog styling and it’s mesmerizing. Director, writer and producer Rebecca Stern follows four of the top dog artists as they clip, dye and design the hair on long haired pooches. It’s very fascinating watching the competition between the chosen four, but more so the amazement of what can be created with a scissors. Add to that a lot of safe colorant made especially for those that want to make their dogs a special canvas. Read more…

‘Showgirls’ gets a Reprieve in “YOU DON’T NOMI”

July 18th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you were of age in the 1990’s and a fan of film, you probably checked out the movie Showgirls (1995), especially if you were male between the ages of 17 to 34. It was rated NC-17 for flesh and sex and the rating didn’t stop a lot of underage teens from sneaking a look after paying for a movie ticket to see Batman Forever. Popular for the wrong reasons however, the film received the designation “flop” for the poor box-office take of $20 million with a price tag of $45 million. The critic reviews mocked the film for its content and storyline with special attention to the gratuitous nudity. Read more…

“SURVIVE THE NIGHT” Good Character Depiction

July 18th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

This home invasion crime film starts out with a good plot, but gets a bit too familiar as it delves into the lives of a doctor’s family who get caught up in a life and death situation. Although some of the character depiction are pretty good and one especially spot on, the story is way below actor Bruce Willis’s pay grade. If you can’t overlook a couple of out “impossible” scenes however, the Survive the Night title may be your reaction as well. Read more…

“BODY CAM” A Stunning Thriller now on DVD

July 12th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Gritty and horrifying the film Body Cam takes you into the lives of police officers that find themselves tracking a mystical killer. Haunting at times, the film features excellent production values that add to the thrilling storyline. Nicely directed, acted and choreographed it’s available for home viewing on DVD and Digital. If you like your terror with a lot of violence and mystery, this crafty script will treat you to plenty of it. Read more…

“FORCE OF NATURE” Danger from All Sides

June 28th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A fairly good action film, Force of Nature develops around a hurricane about to touch down in Puerto Rico. Caught in the big wind are a couple of police officers, an art thief and a retired detective who have to fight their way out of an arrest gone bad during the intimidating danger closing in on them. If you like a film with some nonstop action, it works for fans of the genre. Read more…

“SOUTH PARK” Getting High on Season 23

June 24th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Are you ready for this? South Park complete season #23 presents Tegridy Farms. It’s where anything goes and where the hemp is high and daddy wants to get rich. Take the tour in this three disc Blu-ray set with all ten episodes and a pilot. It’s the usual best with the unrated version not holding back, so either watch it raw or get out the earmuffs to avoid a lot of rude and crude language. Read more…

“THE ETRUSCAN SMILE” Heartfelt and Endearing

June 15th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A heartfelt film, The Etruscan Smile follows a man who wants to make amends and finds the love he never knew he had. The movie gets very touching, a bit maudlin, but for the most part an inspirational movie with some lighthearted comedy that’s nicely acted, directed and produced. If you like films that have a human interest plot, than check out this motion picture that’s now on Blu-ray, DVD and even VOD platforms. Read more…