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“EASY DOES IT” Going for the Gold

July 15th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A screwy little film with some intermittent tongue in cheek laughs, Easy Does It attempts to revive the road show flick audience, but it doesn’t have all the right stuff. The script’s hackneyed with the same old goofs, the acting needs an upgrade, and the sets/locations ordinary. That said however, it you have nothing more on TV to watch, it’s a pretty good filler. You may have to have a few and some chips before turning it on.

 

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“BRAVEHEART” AND “GLADIATOR” now on 4K Steelbook

June 14th, 2020 No comments

 

Two Oscar winners for best picture Gladiator 20th Anniversary and Braveheart 25th Anniversary have been released on 4K in Steelbooks that also contains the Ultra Blu-ray. The two films have a lot in common, excellent production values, an action packed adventure story and an incredible cast. Both films also took 4 additional academy awards to their credit. The Steelbook is a hard metal box with three discs and a digital code for on the go entertainment. The box is about the size of a Blu-ray and makes the set a damage free collector’s item. Both Steelbooks have hours of Bonus Features. Read more…

“SPACESHIP EARTH” A Two Year Adventure

May 7th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not your ordinary Documentary, this film Spaceship Earth puts you on the front seat of a trek that will show how a biological dome came to be and how it was accepted by the people of the USA. Spaceship Earth’s story has its ups and downs, but not in the production of the film as it’s really a miracle that the filmmaker could get all the video that makes up years of planning, practice and construction. It is equally a story of the people who became part of the project as well as the project itself. Filled with surprises the documentary even includes some controversy. Now on HULU and Digital Read more…

THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DeMILLE – An Adventure

April 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

It makes you wonder some times what happens to the sets that were built after making a film. Some of the western sets actually turned into towns or attractions, while others are torn down and the materials used to build a setting for another. But, this documentary The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille shows where the famous producer buried some of his famous set for “The Ten Commandments”. It was DeMille’s final masterpiece and this film tells all as to why he would trash something so magnificent. Read more…

“THE TEN COMMANDMENTS” Remastered on Blu-ray

March 9th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Now in one set, the 1923 silent version and the 1956 full color production of the all-time classic The Ten Commandments by Director Cecil B. DeMille. Both films have been fully restored and presented on Blu-ray for the best possible presentation. Released in a special book with three Blu-ray discs and 16 pages of rare photos the Digibook with 3 discs inside. The 16 pages are of rare photos that include shots from the movie, behind the scenes and the lines waiting to see the 1956 New York World Premiere. It’s a bit of nostalgia that the older folks will recall and it should amaze today’s movie fans as well. Read more…

“ONWARD” A Mom’s Opinion

March 5th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by Susan Phillips

Before modern day in the land of mermaids, unicorns, fairies and centaurs, wizards used magic to help them in their day-to-day life. But learning magic was difficult, and as time flew by with the invention of more modern luxuries, the ways of the wizard slowly disappeared. Instead of using a spell to add light to a room it was now easier to flip a switch and have a light bulb turn on. Now in current times however, the brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot discover that magic still exists and they can use it to make a dream come true in Onward. Read more…

“FROZEN II” Exciting on Home Video

February 24th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review By John Delia

One of the best animated features for 2019, the movie Frozen II has come home on video in all formats. A fun family film, part two has all the adventure of the first one and more. The amazing graphics make everything look exciting and real as the two sisters are on a quest for a chance to correct the past and save the future of Arendelle. The film attracted audiences worldwide making it the number one all time animated feature. The DVD/Blu-ray combo has over an hour of bonus features plus you can experience the movie with a Sing-Along. Read more…

“ONWARD” A GREAT ADVENTURE

February 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Exciting, adventurous, heartwarming, compelling and most of all finding dad in all of us, Disney/PIXAR crushes it again with Onward. It’s a tribute to fathers and brothers who have to take the role of the matriarch in the household everywhere. Growing up is hard enough, but with the absence of a father figure it makes it even more difficult. The story here shows how one fatherless family finds a way to bring hope, faith and trust in oneself even during the darkest times. Read more…

“SPY INTERVENTION” A Wacky Comedy

February 13th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Wacky spy comedies are fun, especially if they have an exciting plot with many surprises and an unexpected outcome. The movie Spy Intervention has a story that’s a bit different than the usual, it’s much like saving Queen Elizabeth (The Naked Gun) or stopping evil (Spy Hard) or even 2015’s Spy with Melissa McCarthy tracking down an arms dealer. Spy Intervention doesn’t have the star power to make it a blockbuster, but the actors try very hard to please. Not hilarious, but certainly very funny, the movie fills the void that has been absent of late. Read more…

“Birds of Prey” A Kickass Fan Feast

February 7th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

One of the best films in recent past for action fans, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) comes to the screen with a kickass movie that should please the pulp fiction fan base. It’s a follow up to DC Comics’ Suicide Squad for one of their characters, Harley Quinn, and the start of a probable spinoff series. In this episode it explains Harley Quinn’s past and her failing love life that had fallen apart when Joker decided to part ways. But, you can’t keep this wild DC Comic character down as you’ll find out in Birds of Prey. Read more…