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“The War With Grandpa”

October 12th, 2020 No comments

Review by John M Delia, Jr.

What would a kid do when their home is invaded and they are banished to the attic? Their whole world has now been shattered and where they have ended up is just plain mean. Would they just take it and live in an environment that might make them feel unwanted or maybe even shammed. Now with all these mixed feelings going on, should they just declare war on this invader, even if it is their Grandpa? Read more…

RED SHOES AND THE SEVEN DWARFS – Now on Blu-ray

September 27th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A modern day twist on Snow White the film Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs has been released on Blu-ray and DVD.  The PG rated film is perfect for the whole family providing comical entertainment with some excellent animation.  The story may be a bit challenging for us older folks, but I loved it just the same. Read more…

10 movie collections from Dreamworks and Illumination

September 26th, 2020 No comments

ILLUMINATION PRESENTS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION

ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Illumination presents all ten of their blockbuster comedies in one collection for the whole family. It includes all three Despicable Me films, The Secret life of Pets 1 & 2, Hop, Minions, Sing, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch! With all-star voice casts including Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Sandra Bullock, and Michael Keaton, the ILLUMINATION PRESENTS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION is packed with hours of bonus content including mini-movies, sing-alongs, games and more! ​

 

ILLUMINATION FILMS INCLUDED:

  1. Despicable Me
  2. Despicable Me 2
  3. Despicable Me 3
  4. Minions
  5. The Secret Life of Pets
  6. The Secret Life of Pets 2
  7. Hop
  8. Sing
  9. Seuss’ The Lorax
  10. Seuss’ The Grinch

ILLUMINATION PRESENTS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital. The Blu-ray™ comes with a Digital code for all films.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere.  Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States.

 

DREAMWORKS

10-MOVIE COLLECTION

ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

The DREAMWORKS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION brings some of the animation studio’s most beloved films together in one set. Relive each classic moment as an ogre, a panda, a yeti, and so many more of your favorite characters embark on epic journeys across their worlds. With lots of laughs and breathtakingly beautiful animation, this collection is perfect for children and parents alike. The fun-filled collection includes Shrek, Madagascar, Home, Spirit: Stallionof Cimarron, How to Train your Dragon, TheCroods, Kung Fu Panda,BossBaby, Abominable, and Trolls! The DREAMWORKS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION comes with hours of bonus features including animated shorts, music videos, deleted scenes, and much more for the whole family!

 

DREAMWORKS FILMS INCLUDED:

  1. Shrek
  2. Madagascar
  3. Home
  4. Spirit: Stallionof Cimarron
  5. How to Train your Dragon
  6. TheCroods
  7. Kung Fu Panda
  8. BossBaby
  9. Abominable
  10. Trolls

DREAMWORKS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION will be available on Blu-ray™ & DVD. The Blu-ray™ comes with a Digital code for all films.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere.  Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States.

 

“THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD ” Comedy with Drama

August 29th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A fascinating story, the film The Personal History of David Copperfield is filled with loony characters, adventure, excitement and fantasy. The acting by a well-balanced diverse cast really shines, and the direction by Armando Iannucci who keeps his film lively, creatively modern and touching at times, becomes a big payoff. Now in theaters across the country, seeing it on the big screen makes it even better. Read more…

“TESLA” Dreams and Honors

August 22nd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film biography of the inventor that gave the world DC electric, Tesla is now in theaters. The film plays out during his invention years and the fight he had to beat out the competition. Having seen the film The Current Wars a few years ago, Tesla is more of a spinoff of that film that pitted Westinghouse against Edison. Read more…

“UNHINGED” Off the Chain Madness

August 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Out today at movie theaters is the film Unhinged. Its lessons on how to commit road rage and how to overcome your worst fear of it. Well, yes it is a film with an off the chain killer who wants to teach an impatient driver a lesson in manners, but he decides to carry it a bit too far. When you get in your seat in the auditorium at the theater, and as the movie starts with the opening scene, take a couple of deep breaths, grip the seat arms on each side of you and be ready for one hell of a ride.

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“THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY” A Gripping Thriller

August 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very Alfred Hitchcockesque the movie The Burnt Orange Heresy enters movie houses around the country. The right venue for the film, the story is gripping and provides some unexpected action excitement. Much like Hitchcock the film has twists and a story that will have you spellbound.

Professed Art Critic James Figueras (Claes Bang) is living in Milan, Italy and gives lectures to budding writers and art lovers. At one such address Berenice Hollis (Elizabeth Debicki) introduces herself and the two hit it off. After an evening of sex James asks her to attend a meeting with him at the opulent home of Joseph Cassidy (Mick Jagger), an affluent art dealer. While there Cassidy takes a liking to the Berenice and then has a private conversation with James. Read more…

“THE PALE DOOR” Hell, Fire & Damnation

August 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Mixing the western genre with some horror and thrills seems like a good thing. In the film The Pale Door however, the genre mix is good, but the story loses its punch early on when you get to figure it all out. A bit predictable and clichéd, when the evil begins it’s more mindless than shocking. The sets look like From Dusk Till Dawn except that series had vampires instead of witches. If you haven’t seen Robert Rodriguez’s films or the TV series “From Dusk Till Dawn”, then by all means jump into the fray with The Pale Door. Read more…

“WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS” – Experiencing Change

August 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very heart-rending, Words on Bathroom Walls takes a look at the mind and visions of a teen with an illness that affects the brain. Schizophrenia affects about 1.2% of the population of the USA, that’s about 1.5 million people. Empirically the film is not a horror story or a medical documentary, but a coming of age film that involves a young man who finds himself set apart from the norm. It’s also one of the best acted and written films you’ll see this year, but do not forget to bring some tissues and don’t be hesitant to laugh at all the right times. Read more…

CURSED FILMS – Tragic and Creepy

August 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Frightening, heart-rending and revealing Cursed Films becomes very compelling as it entertains in a morbid kind of way. Decades ago several films were labeled as being hexed due to mysterious deaths and accidents surrounding their release or within months of it. The tragedies had many affects and some of the films actually became iconic attracting others beyond the horror fan audience to see the films. Watching it brought back many memories of the now classic films, many of which are in my library. Read more…