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 10 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

“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” A Laugh Riot on Blu-ray

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A laugh riot on Blu-ray, the movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates shows why it’s at the top of this year’s comedies. The duo of Zac Efron and Adam Devine remind me of Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan in films like Knocked Up and Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in The Wedding Crashers. Zany, wacky and out and out looney the story hardly ever lets go of the funny bone. Read more

“Beauty and the Beast” 25th Anniversary Edition

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The last home video release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 2011 came complete with 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy. If your family has not obtained an updated release, this 25th anniversary edition of the animated feature offers more bonus features plus a peak at the all new live action telling of the fairy tale that has lived on for decades. The Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” new live action film will be released in theaters March of 2017. Read more

“The Lion Guard: Unleash the Power” Disney Jr. for Kids

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Continuing with a TV series of animated fun The Lion Guard: Unleash the Power is now available on DVD. The fun filled spin off from The Lion King has an adventurous theme for the kids and features many family values and behaviors like bravery and friendship. The animation has characters that are cute and cuddly and anxious to save the pride lands from predators. Read more

“Modern Family” Season Seven a Splendid Comedy

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One of the most successful comedy series in the 21st century, Modern Family has released its Seventh Season on DVD. Just completed in May the multi-talented actors turn up their energy for a memorable season. There are 22 episodes so you’ll not have to worry about downtime if you want to just keep on playing for nearly ten commercial free hours. Whether you’ve seen all the shows already or you just want to relive the wacky lives of the characters, it’s all include on three discs. And there’s even some extras with a very funny gag reel. Read more

“The Magnificent Seven” a Rip Snorter Western

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Hitch up your “hoss” to the nearest tie post, take your saddle into the nearest movie house and treat yourself to a hum dinger of a good time with The Magnificent Seven. It’s not the old 1960 rerun, but a spanking new show with memories of the original. Branded with Antoine Fuqua direction this wild west ditty has some mighty woop ass scenes that can rival the likes of Tombstone and Silverado. Read more

“Max Rose” a Heartfelt Story and Performance

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The heartfelt story Max Rose showcases the amazing talent of Jerry Lewis. His performance here just may earn him a nomination of high honors in a leading role, it’s that good. Pleasantly surprised at his ability to show his vitality and pathos the remarkable actor puts on a show that will be remembered way after you leave the movie theater. Add to this a delightful scenes with the magnificent Claire Bloom and you have a fine evening of movie-going. It’s an older crowd’s film that’s not to be missed. Read more

“Author: The JT LeRoy Story” a Wacky Look at a Wacky Life

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This wild and wacky documentary on the life of author Laura Albert, Author: The JT LeRoy Story, gets complicated, showy, impudent and irreverent and that just the first half. But, that’s the beauty of this offbeat, nonsensical biography told by Laura Albert herself. Unless you travel in book writing circles, you may not know the celebrity of the writer who earned her fame using multiple impostors and through a stroke of luck. In fact, she’s even accused of a mental multiple personality disorder in her quest to pull off one of the biggest hoax’s in the literary business. Read more

“Wild Oats” Starring Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange

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STARRING ACADEMY AWARD® WINNERS SHIRLEY MACLAINE AND JESSICA LANGE

 

AVAILABLE ON DVD, DIGITAL HD AND ON DEMAND 

OCTOBER 4, 2016

Acclaimed director Andy Tennant’s (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) refreshing and hilarious comedy Wild Oats arrives on DVD on October 4, 2016 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and on Digital HD and On Demand. The film is set in the golden years of life and featuresAcademy Award® winner Shirley MacLaine (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, In Her Shoes, Terms of Endearment), Academy Award winner Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story,” Grey Gardens, Tootsie), Billy Connelly (Brave, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, Gulliver’s Travels), and Demi Moore (Forsaken, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle).

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Eva (MacLaine), a widow and retired history teacher, enjoys a quiet life. Everything changes when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50,000. At the not-so-gentle urging her best friend Maddie (Lange), Eva deposits the money and the two friends head to the Canary Islands with every intention of living it up. But their fantasy is short-lived when they discover that they have become media sensations overnight. Fugitives from justice, the two are forced to outwit a trio of conmen, led by the local Wine “warlord”, Carlos (Santiago Segura), outmaneuver a dogged life insurance agent Vespucci (Howard Hesseman) who has teamed up with Eva’s daughter, Crystal (Moore), and outrun the law. What they don’t expect is to be good at it.

“The People vs Fritz Bauer” Desperately Searching for Adolph Eichmann

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Taking a closer look at the effects of WWII on the German “final solution”, the film The People vs. Fritz Bauer adds another true story for all to see. Intriguing and convincing the film’s not a documentary but more of a biography of a man who helped to insure that his beloved country would never take the despotic road to ruin again. Read more

“The Vessel” a Daunting Look at Grief and Regret

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Moody, brooding and mysterious the film The Vessel takes you on a journey to a town that has stood still. Nicely acted with a fine cast that includes Martin Sheen in a role that’s touching and bold, the movie prods at your heartstrings and digs into your soul. It’s the kind of rare film that offers a skewed look at tragic events. Read more

“Captain America: Civil War” a Blast on Home Video

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Keeping the Marvel Comic franchise at the top of the charts Captain America: Civil War blasts from the big screen to home video. Available in various formats including Blu-ray 3D, the film delivers the excitement, drama and explosive action to make it an entertaining experience for teens through adults. The film has an incredible amount of extremely good CGI that it’s hard to distinguish between reality and fantasy. The production is so mind boggling, you will probably not take a break from watching the film. Read more

“Sully” Reliving a Heroes Judgement Call

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There have been several real life events that Hollywood has brought to the screen and the movie Sully happens to be one of the most amazing. Seven years ago US Airways flight 1579 had to ditch in the Hudson River and TV had a heyday with the crash and rescue of all 155 passengers on board. Even more recent was the replay of the documentary “Hudson Plane Crash: What Really Happened” on American Heroes Channel cable TV that was very poignant with actual passengers and crew members giving interviews.  Heroism personified. Read more

“Mia Madre” Juggling Dreams While Jumping Through Hoops

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The film Mia Madre has its moments, but the bleak story is a matter of taste. A true indie in every sense of the word, the movie becomes a trite look at the inside of movie making through the eyes of a director who’s dealing with her mother’s illness. Admittedly not based on a true story, the subject matter should appeal to those who have found themselves in similar situations with the main character. If you like films that work their magic through dramatic moments and hard to cope with situations, then this little gem will work nicely for you. Read more

“A Bigger Splash” a Sensuous Film that Tantalizes

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Set in the south of Italy on the island of Pantelleria the modern day romance A Bigger Splash has a few twists to its plot that’s nicely handled by the famous cast. The sound track gets a lot of work while the foursome bask in the gorgeous rocky coast of the exquisite island. The storyline does lack some zip and it flounders somewhat, but in the long run this 2 hour movie does work well as a home video or digital download. Read more

Do you want to be an X-MEN for a day?

WHITE CASTLE® AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX OFFER FANS A CHANCE
TO BECOME AN X-MEN FOR A DAY
Customers invited to try new X-Men themed spicy menu items and enter sweepstakes to win trip to NYC

x-men-apocalypse-posterCOLUMBUS, Ohio – White Castle, America’s first fast food hamburger chain, is partnering with Twentieth  Century Fox Home Entertainment to host an X-Men themed sweepstakes, timed to Digital HD release of X-Men: Apocalypse on September 9, 2016. One lucky winner will receive a three-night trip for two to New York City and the opportunity to meet with a team of Hollywood special effects artists to transform into his or her favorite X-Men character, including a photo shoot to capture the memorable moment.

“Most people have a favorite super hero. But, what if they had the chance to actually become their favorite super hero for a day? With this fun sweepstakes, they can,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle.. “We encourage all of our Cravers, near and far, to apply.”

Those who purchase a medium or large soft drink in-store, or a specially marked White Castle Slider six-pack in retail locations, will receive a scratch off card for a chance to win a trip for two to New York City to “Be an X-Men for a Day” and thousands of other White Castle and X-Men instant win prizes. The grand prize pack includes a professional photo shoot, airfare and three nights in a Manhattan hotel.

The sweepstakes opened on August 25 and will run until December 31, 2016, or while game pieces last. The grand prizewinner will be selected by January 31, 2017. No purchase is necessary to win. For rules and regulations, please visit   www.whitecastlesweeps.com.

In addition to the sweepstakes, White Castle customers and X-Men fans can try a new spicy Slider lineup that includes:

  • The Ghost Pepper Cheese Slider, an Original Slider with fiery ghost pepper cheese
  • The X-Treme Ghost Pepper Cheese Slider, an Original Slider with ghost pepper cheese, crispy onion chips and chipotle mayo
  • The Apocalyptic Waffle Slider, a Belgian Waffle Slider with a fresh-cracked egg, spicy chorizo sausage and ghost pepper cheese

To complement the Sliders, customers can also try the Mutant Loaded Fries – crinkle cut fries topped with onion chips, cheese sauce, barbeque sauce and sprinkled with bacon crumbles.

“You have to be brave to handle ghost pepper, and our new ‘X-Treme’ menu offerings will certainly put our Cravers’ taste buds to the test. They aren’t for the faint of heart,” said Richardson. “We have a feeling the Slider trio and the Mutant Loaded Fries are going to be a hit, and each menu item is designed to bring out everyone’s inner super hero.”

Cravers are encouraged to try the menu items and share their experiences on social media, using the hashtag #HowBraveIsYourCrave. And for a special deal, those who order an X-Men: Apocalypse Crave Case online during the promotion period can receive $5 off, using the promo code XMEN.

For more information, visit www.whitecastle.com.