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“Old” Newest From M. Night Shyamalan

July 23rd, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by Thomas Delia

“Old” is the newest feature film from famous suspense horror director M Night Shyamalan. The movie invites audiences onto the excursion from hell as select families are invited to a secluded beach where, unbeknownst to them, time runs much faster than normal. As usual for an M Night film, the director himself makes a cameo as the bus driver dropping off his own characters onto the dangerous beach. The audience is then invited to follow a diverse group of vacationers as their body’s age with incredible speed on a cove that looks straight out of a vacation catalogue. There is the classic “M Night twist” at the end that tries to give an explanation for what the audience is forced to sit through, but it is barely worth the wait. Read more…

JOE BELL, Based on a Startling True Story

July 21st, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Based on a true story, the heartfelt drama Joe Bell comes to the screen this weekend. The film takes you into the lives of one family that has to deal with the effects of their son being bullied due to his sexual choice. It’s a compelling film that should press a lot of buttons on the society we live in. Nicely acted, directed and filmed, the movie works well on both the big screen and the home TV. Read more…

“GANGS OF LONDON” Action Packed Thriller

July 18th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Being released on Blu-ray and DVD, the gutsy TV Series Gangs of London pulls together a fine cast and direction crew. Action packed and very dramatic it’s a reminder of films like Gangs of New York and The Godfather. But, make no mistake, this hard hitting crime thriller is definitely worth a watch all on its own. Read more…

“SUMMERTIME” An Expression of Life

July 14th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Billed as the most inspirational movie of the year, the movie Summertime rocks with rhyme and reason. A bevy of artists insert their poetry, songs, art, dance, paintings and music for the dialogue and visuals to provide the feelings and diversity of the big city. The acting, direction and cinematography work in tandem to make the film their masterpiece. Read more…

“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…