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“RESISTANCE” Gallantry Under Oppression

March 26th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

There have been many historical stories on how the Jews in the WWII era had avoided death and incarceration by the Nazis. But, it’s never enough as the movie Resistance reminds audiences that the atrocities that befell the Jews can be brought to bear again and again with other ethnic groups. In the film we see the plight of Jewish children as they escape from France to Switzerland with the help of the famous mime Marcel Marceau. It’s a heartfelt true story that shows the determination of a few who saved many. Read more…

“M.O.M. MOTHERS OF MONSTERS” Very Scary

March 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very, very VERY scary, the film M.O.M. Mothers of Monsters comes to VOD after a short theatrical run. The drama involves what America has extreme concerns about, the child that doesn’t fit in with others and has violent tendencies. Although the film is fictional, it does somewhat emulate those responsible for some of the most diabolical school shootings in America. If you would like to go into the world of Jacob and Abby, then search out this film now playing at select theaters and Video on Demand. Read more…

“ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA” A Taught Prison Drama

March 4th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Back on the big screen, Daniel Radcliffe takes on the leading role in Escape from Pretoria. However, while his performance is very good, the film loses some momentum with a lot of repetitious scenes. Even though many prison movies tend to drag out the inmate to inmate drama, this one lags a bit too much. Also, apartheid, the event from where the story stems gets minimized in the storyline. Still, for the thriller escape part of the true story, it’s well worth watching. Read more…

“THE SONATA” Mysterious and Haunting

March 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A cool film that mixes music with fear, The Sonata takes you into a world surrounded by evil and death. Nicely written to move along at a slow pace, the production, location and the sets play a big part in this mystery for fans of the genre. It’s the kind of movie that you can relax at home alone or with a loved one on a dark evening with nowhere to go. But beware, The Sonata is a cunning film that’s best served with company. Read more…

“NO OFFENSE: COMPLETE COLLECTION” Crime and Comedy

March 1st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A snappy little comedy/drama No Offense reminds a bit of TV’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but with less humor and more action. The series has a lot of serious overtones with some excellent creative episodes that are compelling. The series will have you binging several chapters or even more if you have the time. The characters have love and hate changing attitudes throughout the 16.5 hours of police angst and power struggles. You’ll get to know the main players in chapter one of season one and follow them as they risk their lives, solve crimes, commit errors and find that love and job commitment do not go hand in hand. Read more…

“BLOOD ON HER NAME” No Nonsense Thriller

February 27th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

By most high budget standards, the indie Blood on her Name would be a nice complement were it in that category, because the story, performances and production value here out shines some of the big budget biggies. Gripping and exciting, it’s one of those special movies that works with an upcoming star, a talented director and a gifted writer. The no nonsense thriller gets to the bottom of the story right away, before compelling the audience with a lot of toppings that complete the cake. As for the storyline here, sometimes bringing a very good A game to a production makes it easy to put the puzzle together without having all the edges in line first. 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…

“HELL ON THE BORDER” A Western Thriller

February 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A pretty good indie, the exciting film Hell on the Border: The Chronicles of Bass Reeves has been released on Blu-ray, DVD, Ultra HD and Digital HD. Paced with excitement and drama it’s not an ordinary western, because with the fact that it’s based on the true story makes the slice of life more personal. Starring David Gyasi in the lead role, it’s a chance for him to shine and he does here. As a black man in the Wild West 1800’s the semi biography of Bass Reeves, who put his mark on America fighting the lawless, becomes an adventure to remember. Read more…

“Mon Mon Mon Monsters!” Ghoulish and Gagging

February 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Disgusting and very violent the movie Mon Mon Mon Monsters! has a one of a kind plot that should have you cringing and retching, and those are the good parts. If you are a fan of horror that likes films that repulses more than it scares, then you can revel in this “monsterpiece” that comes out today on Blu-ray and DVD. When you do get a copy, slide the video into your player, step back away from the TV set, take a deep breath, make sure you have a barf bucket handy and press play. Read more…

“TRAUMA CENTER” Action Thrills

February 1st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not bad, but not great the Crime action thriller Trauma Center comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. It starts out slow, but then takes you on a ride from alleys to the trauma center of a local hospital where most of the film takes place. If you are into crime flicks that draw out the suspense to the very end, than this one should do the trick. Read more…