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“THE SILENCING” a Compelling Mystery

August 13th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A compelling mystery The Silencing involves a serial killer and a father who has a missing teen. The movie takes you into the mind of the father as he tries to run down the killer with more teens go missing in the surrounding area. If you like films that challenge your mind to solve a crime, this one is very good. If you are an ardent fan of Cable channel ID Investigation Discovery however, you may have a problem with déjà vu. Read more…

“APOCALYPSE ’45” A Revealing Documentary

August 12th, 2020 No comments

Monroe Ozment  Photo courtesy of Discovery

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

There’s been many documentaries on wars, especially World War II that had embedded cameramen and camerawomen into the fighting. You may have seen similar features on “World at War”, but Apocalypse ’45 is one documentary that really stands out as it includes recently released declassified film footage that these very brave photographers shot while under fire from enemy forces. It makes a strong statement for our unwaveringly and heroic American fighters who took down the unyielding Japanese Imperial Military. Read more…

“UNCLE PECKERHEAD” A Killer Thriller

August 10th, 2020 No comments

 

Written Review by John Delia

(also check out Al McGhee’s video chat with director Matthew John Lawrence here at Your Entertainment Ticket)

When you think of a horror film you expect a lot of mayhem, monsters and ghastly scenes, and in the movie Uncle Peckerhead you get all three. The film targets not only the fear fan, but this one works on another level, hard rock music. All in fun, the movie starts out with a slide BASED ON A TRUE STORY and then proceeds to bring out the ghoul and bloody mess that ensues. The film has been released in select theaters so check your local listings. Read more…

“PAY DIRT” Getting Retribution

August 7th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The crime thriller Pay Dirt puts you in the middle of a dispute between a major crime lord and an ex-con wanting to get retribution after serving a jail term. The storyline, while taking place in a different setting and time, will seem a lot like you’ve seen it before. This production, although low budget, does have some interesting characters and a bit of good comical relief, but in the end fails to entertain more than that. Read more…

“BLACK WATER: ABYSS” Trapped with Crocks

August 7th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film Black Water: Abyss has a pretty good suspense storyline, but that’s if you haven’t seen the original that spawned this sequel. The crocks are back and they are as mean as ever waiting to feed on new meat. This time they are looking to snag some unaware spelunkers. The film is available in some theaters and at home on VOD. Read more…

“THE TAX COLLECTOR” Hell in a Handbasket

August 7th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

As street gang films go, The Tax Collector is right alongside the most memorable films with a vicious story that should make you shudder. A high octane thriller, the early back story plays out with some nice drama and setup, before going into a hellish cacophony of bullets and explosions. In the middle of it all is the fine acting of Bobby Soto and Shia LaBeouf. Read more…

“CRSHD” Clever and Witty

August 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Wacky, clever and witty, CRSHD is a film that all millennials will love. Throw in a few Gen-Z’s who are still in High School and you have the right mix. That said, the film even passes the test for those who are curious about what it would be like to live in the age of Instagram. And this cool script leads you into a coming of age hunt for a last chance to lose one’s virginity before the end of the first college year. Read more…

“STAR LIGHT” A Supernatural Thriller

August 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Here’s a horror thriller that’s pretty cool for a younger crowd over the age of 17 to around 24 if they like the genre. With teens being the main focus in this supernatural film, it tends to lean towards their interest since the older movie goers may have already seen similar plot points. The build up to the characters takes up most of the first act of Star Light before the action takes hold and while we get a feel for the teens, that beginning tends to be superfluous to the thriller last act. Read more…

“THE SHADOW OF VIOLENCE” Tense and Brutal

July 30th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It may be a story plot that gets a bit familiar, but The Shadow of Violence has a different feel to it. A guy has had a tough life as a child and ends up in the home of a drug lord who wants revenge for a wrong doing. The main character finds that he can’t come to grips with carrying out a hit and everything goes south for him. However, this one has some excellent acting, directing and even the cinematography plays a nice part in the film. Read more…

SUMMERLAND – A Drama with Compassion

July 29th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

For my drama/romance film buffs and everyone who likes a scrumptious story brought to the screen, check out Summerland in select movie theaters, VOD and other Digital Platforms. The film plays out like reading a good book that you just can’t put down. Sometimes taut with drama, other scenes sublime and involving, the film has extremely good acting and direction to evolve the characters within the storyline. Read more…