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“THE POST CARD KILLINGS” a Tricky Mystery

May 16th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you are looking for a good mystery with a few twists leading up to a surprise ending, then The Postcard Killings should do the trick. Taken from a “Best Seller” novel by James Patterson and Liza Marklund, the movie is nicely directed, well-acted and the production value looks high end. With not much to choose from due to the corona virus, the Blu-ray or DVD provides a good night of entertainment. Read more…

“TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID” Disturbing and Heartbreaking

May 15th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

“Since the beginning of the Mexican drug wars in 2006, 160,000 people have been killed and 53,000 have disappeared in Mexico. Entire areas of some cities are turning into ghost towns. There are no numbers for many children dead and the missing that have been left behind.” The Producers

Taking you into the slums of a small town in Mexico, the movie Tigers are Not Afraid brings you up-close to a group of destitute children orphaned by a narcotics and human trafficking gang. Told from one young girl’s viewpoint, it’s a very heartbreaking and disturbing film that’s well made with very good direction, acting and visually powerful cinematography. Read more…

“BUTT BOY” an Unusual Comedy

April 29th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

Very raunchy, unhinged and unusual are the kinder words for this extremely chaotic and nasty sci-fi comedy. Called Butt Boy for a reason, the film is a hyper depiction of what would be called a tasteless act of a kind of sexual addiction. It’s Alcoholic Anonymous and Sex Addicts Anonymous meets psycho serial killer. I think. It actually made my mind envision something not in my realm of thought. That said, the film is in the same genre of “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”, “Duck Butter”, “The Package”, “The Human Centipede”, “Ash vs Evil Dead” and “Sausage Party” to name a few. If you have seen any of these and were okay with it, then take a gander at Butt Boy. Read more…

“THE RHYTHM SECTION” Thrills on Blu-ray

April 26th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

In the 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. If you like James Bond thrillers, try The Rhythm Section now on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD, VOD. Read more…

“LOOKING FOR ALASKA” now on DVD

April 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Going for a mature teen audience, the series “Looking for Alaska” comes to DVD for home viewing. In a three disc set, the story plays out dealing with teen angst, romance, relationships and sticky situations that involve challenging life choices. The acting is very good establishing solid characters that fit well into the 21st century attitudes, reactions and aspirations. Both comedic and serious, the dealings with schooling, friendships and growing up to the next level play out with some shocking revelations and a finale filled with tragedy. Read more…

“LAST FULL MEASURE” Battlefield to the Capitol

April 19th, 2020 No comments

Review by John Delia

A stunner because of the attack during the Vietnam War, yet inspiring that soldiers who fought it deal with it in a dramatic way, the film The Last Full Measure comes to home video. Beyond the doubt there were many devastating battles during the Vietnam War with a devastating loss of life. All who served were heroes for facing the enemy including many that died on the battlefield and others returning wounded physically and psychologically. It was a disconcerting time with the American population in deep disfavor of a war and others feeling depressed over the death toll. Like with all wars and conflicts, many of our fighting troops are awarded medals for their courage under fire, including the person who this story centers on William H. Pitsenbarger. Read more…

“LIKE A BOSS” Comedy and Cosmetics

April 19th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Fun and enjoyable, the ladies will love this parody on the cosmetic industry starring some of the better humor bearers in film. It’s another take on how to make it to the top and these ladies know how to get there in both brains and laughter. Even though you may find Like a Boss a bit ordinary, it’s the need for a good decompressing during this time of the virus attack. Now on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital

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“THE NIGHT CLERK” now on DVD

April 4th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A twisted tale The Night Clerk is now available on DVD and it’s a stunner. The film should have audiences engrossed from the very start to its surprise finale. While all the clues are laid out for you before midpoint, the writer/director holds back just enough in this mystery to make the movie a winner. Acting is sharp and pin point, the direction strong and impeccable, and the credible protagonist in the plot makes for the perfect thriller. Read more…

“STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER” Now on Video

March 28th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John M. Delia Jr.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the last chapter of one of the greatest Sci-fi space sagas of all time. After 42 years Disney/Lucas Films brings the series to a conclusion in this nicely wrapped finale. And like in 1977 when it all began, the exploits and realistic special effects still amaze. The space adventure continues with the same credo, “everyone seeks the belief that good will always triumph over evil” that’s been carried on since the beginning to the final chapter. Bringing in a new set of heroes in this finale, that are fighting for the same causes as their predecessors, the film comes to a brilliant end. Now released on various formats from DVD to 4K for home or travel it fits nicely into your video library. Read more…

“INTRIGO: DEATH OF AN AUTHOR” Now on Blu-ray

March 16th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very good mystery that has a lot of intriguing buildup, Intrigo: Death of an Author, is now on Blu-ray and DVD. Nicely directed and acted, the film digs deep into a relationship that is falling apart and puts the protagonist on a road to finding the remedy to correct the mistakes he made. Set in a background of beautiful vistas, the movie becomes a puzzle that challenges the viewer to take sides, then decide whether they were right or wrong at the very end. If you like your dramas with a lot of mystery and a few twists, then this one makes for a good night with microwave popcorn and your favorite libation. Read more…