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“RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT”

June 14th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Telling her own story in part, Rita Moreno holds nothing back as we get a look at one of the most prolific actresses ever to grace the big screen, TV and stage. At the helm of this documentary is Mariem Pérez Riera, a fellow Puerto Rican, who delivers the icon with a richly filled selection of A list actors and filmmakers. But it’s the words from Moreno’s mouth that make the film compelling and important. Read more…

“SPIRIT UNTAMED” Excellent Family Fun

June 3rd, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Perfect for families, especially young girls and boys 7 to teens, the animated movie Spirit Untamed opens in theaters on June 4. The adventure runs high, the entertainment exciting and the family values very visible. The voice talent is perfect and the animation perfect. See it on the big screen! Read more…

“FOUR GOOD DAYS” Riveting

May 3rd, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review By John Delia

Opening in theaters this weekend, the movie Four Good Days keeps you captivated from the opening scene to the heartfelt finale. It’s an amazing story inspired by the persons who lived it, Amanda Wendler and Libby Alexander. Gut wrenching at times, the film takes you into the life of a heroin addict as she tries to make one final stab at recovery. There have been many films that delve into the addict’s darkness, but this one shows some hope for those stricken with the compulsion. Read more…

“VOYAGERS” An Adventure Thriller

April 9th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Choosing outer space for his next winning film, Writer and Director Neil Burger offers a galactic adventure with the movie Voyagers. The sci-fi adventure thriller transports his audience into the future using climate change as the base for finding a way to exit the Earth. The concept is very entertaining and with his young cast that really keeps his script lively and dramatic, this is one movie that teens and twenty something’s will glom on for its run in theaters. Read more…

“DEATH HAS BLUE EYES” Now on Blu-ray

April 5th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

You really have to be a film buff of the seventies to enjoy this sinister B movie. Loaded with old style filming, special effects and stunts, Death Has Blue Eyes brings back a good measure of nostalgia. The film is the visionary of cult director Nico Mastorakis’s and his first debut for the screen. This one is mainly a collector’s item to add to your personal time capsule, but if softcore sex and a wicked plot are of interest this little ditty has both. The Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material and offers two screen size versions. Read more…

“THE RECKONING” Now on Blu-ray

April 3rd, 2021 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

Inspired by actual events, the movie The Reckoning takes you to the past where we find a township in the throes of the Black Plague. Most interesting is the panic that revolved around the very devastating virus that spread like wildfire through blood from an infected person. In this film we find a diabolical government telling the people that the plague is caused by the Devil and spread through Witchcraft. In modern day we are experiencing a similar attack by the COVID-19 virus that attacks the body through droplets from an infected victim, however due to modern medicines we are able to protect the populace and even cure victims from this outbreak. Read more…

“DONNY’S BAR MITZVAH” On Prime Video

April 1st, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Now here’s a film that totally dysfunctional, shocking, nasty, vulgar, sickening, trashy, outlandish, and yet in a way disgustingly funny. It’s Called Donny’s Bar Mitzvah, but I really don’t think there’s ever been a Bar Mitzvah quite this ridiculous. All in fun, the writer director must have a very active imagination to pull this one off. Much like the classic Animal House and the more recent Neighbors, there’s no holds barred in this sick and twisted comedy. While I’m not going to grade with stars in fear of losing some of my audience, I still have to say it’s a pretty good flick for comedy fans who are not easily offended. Read more…

“SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT” In Select Theaters and VOD

March 27th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A mystery thriller centering on the pre-WWII invasion of Great Britain, Six Minutes to Midnight follows one of the most insidious plans of Hitler’s dictatorship. Nicely filmed, directed and written, the film has an acting tour-de-force that makes their characters believable. Not a documentary, but based on true events account of Hitler’s strategy is what makes the film historical. If you are looking for a good drama that keeps the tension high, this 99 minute film should get you involved and provide some excellent distraction from your day. Read more…

“THE VAULT” In Theaters and VOD

March 26th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

There have been many films involving breaking into banks and dealing with a difficult vault in a creative way. It takes a good writer to change up the plot enough to make the audience think it’s their first time watching the crooks pull off the impossible. In The Vault, the film does just that. While the background story is a bit overused, and gets a might predictable, it’s the meat of the premise that really puts the viewer on the edge of their seat. Read more…

“DOLPHIN ISLAND” A Fine Family Film

March 12th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A captivating family drama that tugs at your heart strings, Dolphin Island is perfect for the whole family. While the human stars play out the characters, it’s a very talented dolphin that makes the film lovable, especially for the tots to teens. The movie is filmed entirely in the Bahamas including Freeport where it all takes place. Read more…

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