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“THE TOBACCONIST” Compelling and Thought Provoking

July 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very arresting and alarming film, the compelling movie The Tobacconist puts you into the thick of things as the Nazis move to blanket all of Austria politically. Although allowing most all people to continue to work and run business as usual, in the late 1930’s the Jewish and Gypsy population were dealt a blow being stripped of their voting rights. It was the start of dark times for the two groups and this story depicts the oppression and the civil discord connected with Nazi discrimination notably in Vienna where the film takes place. – “Some of the information in this paragraph was obtained from Wikipedia’s history of Austria.” Read more…

“VOLITION” Dying Again

July 9th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

As each scenario plays out we get closer and closer to the reality in Volition. The film is a science fiction thriller that twists and turns to the final chapter. Well-acted and directed, once the storyline gets into your head you’ll be wanting more. It may be an indie, but the production value proves differently. If you like movies that create a mystery, has a lot of drama and maybe at least a smidgen of realism, check this one out on Digital and other streaming platforms. Read more…

“BELZEBUTH” Killers from Hell

July 7th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not a bad release, the film Belzebuth containing the reference to a Satanic character similar to Beelzebub, has some good horror moments, a lot of very good visual effects and make-up, relatively nice acting, and a creative storyline. Differing from anything I have seen in the past about the dark lord of hell, the Mexican connection, with its Night of the Living Dead mystique, adds a nice touch. However, all that said, the film does have some of the most diabolical killing scenes involving young children and babies that gets sickening to watch. Be forewarned that if you are squeamish, easily nauseated by a lot of blood, or immature, than you may want to steer clear of the film. Read more…

“WHERE SLEEPING DOGS LIE” An Action Drama

July 6th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Off the leash, but not in a good way, the film Where Sleeping Dogs Lie gets so convoluted that it leaves the viewer with nothing entertaining. I can be pretty easy on indie films at times, but I found this film predictable, hackneyed and all over the place. I am not sure that the script was not just an adlib from beginning to end, but it sure looked like it. Read more…

“BROWSE” Searching for Love

July 6th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very compelling, the movie Browse takes you into the world of a guy who looks for love on an online dating site and ends up facing the fury of a woman and puts his job in doubt. Although it’s a nicely produced and directed film, the movie tends to give off the vibes of déjà vu. I did like the acting by Lukas Haas as the victim and Sara Rafferty of his office assistant who both find themselves involved with each other. The film does get out of hand a bit, tries to make some twists that are predicable, but recovers well from both flaws just in time for the finale.
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“SOUTH PARK” Getting High on Season 23

June 24th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Are you ready for this? South Park complete season #23 presents Tegridy Farms. It’s where anything goes and where the hemp is high and daddy wants to get rich. Take the tour in this three disc Blu-ray set with all ten episodes and a pilot. It’s the usual best with the unrated version not holding back, so either watch it raw or get out the earmuffs to avoid a lot of rude and crude language. Read more…

Comedy headlines “TIME WARP” Vol. 3

June 24th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review By John Delia

The finale of Time Warp gets into the nitty gritty of campy comedy that dominated in the 50’s-80’s with some of the greatest movie brains changing the content of films that have survived at midnight and on VHS/DVD. Whether it’s teens in school, nerds in college, or music for the young people of America the team of Joe Dante, John Waters, Ileana Douglas and Kevin Pollak have you covered. Read more…

Sick and Twisted at “TWO HEADS CREEK”

June 23rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very cool sick and twisted horror comedy Two Heads Creek takes you on the road to Australia for a reunion. Nicely written, acted and directed, if you like wicked bloody action, this one will have you rolling on the floor. A bit over the top, but who’s counting heads in this sordid tale from the “Down Under”? Read more…

“FRIDAY THE 13TH” 40TH Anniversary Steelbook

June 15th, 2020 No comments

Review by John Delia

Now here’s a cool home video for those who like horror thriller movies, Friday the 13th (1980) the 40th Anniversary of the original release uncut in a Steelbook Blu-ray with Digital code. It has a long list of special features, a face-lift for the film and sound pumped up to tickle your audio systems. The film’s biggest accomplishment was the paranoia that the film created with audiences leaving theaters and looking behind them before entering their cars at night. Or even looking under their bed before going to sleep. Well at an early age it did that for me anyway and it took a couple of days to not think about it anymore. Read more…

“EXIT PLAN” Choosing Your Own Death

June 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An out of the ordinary premise comes with the release of Exit Plan a drama plagued with a mystery that turns an insurance investigator about face when he finds out he’s gravely ill. Nicely directed and acted, the film jumps right into the meat of the story working its way to the end with a twist. If you like your mysteries with a bit of puzzling doubt, then this one will have you guessing till the very end. Read more…