John Delia

Film Editor John Delia has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for more than 12 years and earned a Bachelors degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. Follow John on Twitter @staragent1 or send John a message at jdelia@acedmagazine.com

“Stronger” a Compelling Biography of Determination

If you watch one true story drama this year, check out Stronger, a compelling and heartfelt movie. The film grabs you from the very start with its story involving the tragedy, heroism, and determination of a man and a woman dealing with a difficult recovery from traumatic circumstances. When you go to see the film, and you should, bring some tissues as it pulls at your heartstrings with messages of love, courage and family. Read more

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Video Review Oct. 3

Sails Into Homes

on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Oct. 3

 

From Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, it was announced today at D23 Expo, that “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”—the fifth film in the now-iconic “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise—will sail home on Digital on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 3. Read more

Video Releases For September, October, November 2017

Upcoming in the next few months are a very good selection of movies on video.  Genre’s include romance, children’s/family animation, horror, drama, comedy and action films on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Digital HD and 4K.  The releases are of titles that were  in theaters and TV series, VOD as well as direct to video.  The most notable are It Comes at Night, Spider-Man: Home Coming, Wonder Woman and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. For pre-schoolers there’s Thomas The Train, PJ Masks, Curious George, and Peppa Pig.  We will be updating the column so please frequent our Video Release page. The films may also be available on VOD or just Digital HD so look for the download information inside the video release box.

We will be reviewing select titles so check back to get opinions from our writing staff.  You might also discover a gem that you didn’t know existed or a hilarious comedy to brighten your day. Whether you’re on the lookout for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, thriller, romance, crime, foreign, children’s or lifestyles— the list below has a lot to offer. Read more

“Captain Underpants” to the Rescue

Taking a few ideas from superhero films the animated adventure Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie flies onto DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD for home viewing.  The comical kid’s movie has some great characters and a cool plot that will keep tots to tweens laughing and talking about the fun film.  The movie comes with over 30 minutes of fascinating extras, mostly for the youngsters. Read more

“Silicon Valley” Has Comical Punch

Ever wonder how techno nerds get their ideas, develop the products and get them to market? “Silicon Valley”, a comedy series about the topic, has released their 4th season on home video.  The HBO Mike Judge co-created sitcom turns the industry upside down with a lot of guffaws, some insane moments and a dirty deal or two or three.  Now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, the series was nominated for this year’s Best Comedy Series, Writer and Best Director Emmys. Read more

“Woodpeckers” a Strange Romance

One of the most powerful foreign films this year, Woodpeckers makes its debut in the United States. The prison drama, based on true events, takes a cool twist that leads to a strange romance with a little comedy thrown in for good measure. Direction, cinematography and acting combine to make the flick a must watch for film buffs and art house movie fans. Read more

“VEEP” Politically Witty

The political comedy VEEP that has had a good run on HBO has just released the DVD of their 6th season. Mostly tongue-in-cheek comedy the series involves the ins and outs of modern government from the viewpoint of a strong willed, dominant first lady who has tasted the Presidency of the United States for 6 months and has eluded her since. It’s a lot of fun and sort of takes the edge off the political rhetoric of today.  Read more

“It” Feeding Time!

The perfect horror film enters the darkened rooms of local cinemas this weekend and It should slice off the biggest chunk of change of the year thus far for a horror film. The movie’s screenplay, based on a book by the master of sick and twisted stories Steven King, is simply called It! The production proves very screen worthy, nicely acted and directed and hits the target audience on the bulls-eye. If terror and scary is your cup of tea, It is looking for you. Read more

“Crown Heights” a True Story of Injustice

This true story aims straight at the heart with a compassionate delivery of one of America’s anomalies, wrongly convictions for a crime. According to the film 2.4 million people are in prison and an estimate 120,000 are innocent. Quite a statement don’t you think? The movie drama Crown Heights follows one such innocent convict showing how the penalty system can fail. Read more

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” the Cells of an Angel

While all true stories are interesting in one way or another, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks adds another dimension with an enigma.  Leaving the viewer with questions and a need to find out more, the angel that brought a chance for life to multitudes has been nearly absent from historical significance.  Based on the book by Rebecca Skloot that has been turned into this movie, it’s an epiphany that gets much needed fresh air. The film is being released on Blu-ray/DVD this week.  Read more

“Star Wars: Rebels” Season 3 on Blu-ray

Making its way to season 3 the TV animated teen hit Star Wars Rebels continues the fight against the Imperial Army. The series starts out with the 2 part movie that aired as an introduction to the new season.  It continues through the 22 episodes each about 30 minutes of uninterrupted sci-fi drama.  Although the animation is hard line comic book computer drawn, it still gives the excitement of all the action of the live-action Star Wars films. Read more