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“THE OUTPOST” Cringing and Heroic

July 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

“In 2006, the US Army established a series of outposts in Northern Afghanistan to promote counterinsurgency. The intent was to connect with the locals and to stop the flow of weapons and Taliban fighters from Pakistan. One of these was PRT Kamdesh. It was built in a remote valley completely surrounded by The Hindu Kush Mountains. One analyst said it may as well be called “Camp Custer”. His reasoning was simple and official.” – Filmmaker

Just making a statement that a film is based on a true story is one thing, but when it’s verified, you see a movie a bit differently. The screenplay’s shocking battle and the helplessness of the US Army fighters depicted in the movie The Outpost, is absolutely cringing. But, that word isn’t even a strong enough word for it. This film shows the ability and tactfulness of our military under fire, but more so, the heroism. Read more…

“FORCE OF NATURE” Danger from All Sides

June 28th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A fairly good action film, Force of Nature develops around a hurricane about to touch down in Puerto Rico. Caught in the big wind are a couple of police officers, an art thief and a retired detective who have to fight their way out of an arrest gone bad during the intimidating danger closing in on them. If you like a film with some nonstop action, it works for fans of the genre. Read more…

“VILLAIN” Extreme Pot Boiler

May 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Opening tomorrow in your living rooms is Villain a gritty crime thriller with a lot of disturbing violence. The movie does have some good directing, acting and a decent storyline so it should be considered for fans of extreme crime thrillers. What’s good is that the action stars early and gets very compelling so you won’t get bored. Read more…

“TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG” Violent and Daunting

April 23rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Vicious, cruel and daunting the film True History of the Kelly Gang follows a boy to man as he fights to survive a childhood and win over the respect for rights of the commoner. Not your everyday adventure, the movie gets into your head as young Ned Kelly deals with his family’s poverty, then switches gears for a fast take on Kelly’s determination to fight the government’s militia in order to avoid arrest. Well written, filmed and directed the movie character reminds me somewhat of a Jesse James. Read more…

“GREED” Mesmerizingly Silly

March 5th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A showcase for actor comedian Steve Coogan the movie GREED enters the crowding theater list and it’s actually pretty good if you like wacky comedy. What does save the film from imploding within however, is the drama part that takes the film up a notch. The screenplay about a narcissistic superficial new money big spender takes you into his world and makes greed look normal. From the looks of the production, this wannabe mainstream flick could just make itself some box office bucks in areas that enjoy British humor. Read more…

“Uncut Gems” A Shining Jewel

December 25th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

At first you may be taken aback by the performance of Adam Sandler in the movie Uncut Gems, but after you get to know his character the actor’s performance is one of the best this year. Not really a serious character actor, Sandler is best known for his slapstick comedy and films that resonate with the 18 to 35 crowd. Here however, he’s a serious gambling addict that doesn’t know when to stop even if he scores big while betting on sports and other games of chance. It’s a role by him you will not believe and one that he’s very far from his normal element, but just the same it’s a mesmerizing tour de force. Read more…

“It Chapter Two” Pennywise Returns

September 5th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Coming to the screen this weekend is the movie It Chapter Two, a continuation of the iconic horror flick. The movie not only frightened the world, but added to the  damper put on the comical caricatures that were so loved back in the day. This episode, however is basically a remake of the 3 hour two part TV Mini-Series that was released in 1990. This release does have amazing production value that far outweighs the TV presentation of the same film. I wish I hadn’t seen the TV show as therefore it’s a bit of a downer. Read more…

“Skin” True and Tragic

July 26th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Shocking and disturbing, the movie Skin puts you into the thick of the White Supremacist revolution during the early 2000’s. But, this biography does have a happy ending and that’s not easy when it comes to one of the most uncontrollable underground hate groups in America. The filmmakers do a very good job of bringing the film to the screen with a lot of explosive action, extreme and gut wrenching at times. Read more…

“I, TONYA” a Biography of Love and Hate

January 5th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Most everyone who has lived 1980’s through today has either heard of the figure skater Tonya Harding or maybe followed the antics she took to the Olympics in 1994. Or just google Tonya Harding and you’ll get the drift of what happened. But, how many of you know the “truth” according to her book “I, Tonya”? You’ll see it in the tell all film of love and hate. Read more…

“CHIPS” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

March 23rd, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Rude, crude, extremely silly and violent the movie CHIPS has all of this and more. But, what you would expect from this parody of a TV series that won the hearts of millions in the mid 1970’s to early 80’s? A lot more than a lame remake. Billed as a crime drama, it’s more of a comedy with messy direction and over the top ridiculousness. I can go one step further; “CHIPS” was never a campy offensive show that relied on sex gags and stupidity to get laughs. That said, only go see it if you crave movies like Hot Tub Time Machine, Get Him to the Greek or Sex Drive to name a few. Read more…