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“UNHINGED” Off the Chain Madness

August 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Out today at movie theaters is the film Unhinged. Its lessons on how to commit road rage and how to overcome your worst fear of it. Well, yes it is a film with an off the chain killer who wants to teach an impatient driver a lesson in manners, but he decides to carry it a bit too far. When you get in your seat in the auditorium at the theater, and as the movie starts with the opening scene, take a couple of deep breaths, grip the seat arms on each side of you and be ready for one hell of a ride.

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“THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY” A Gripping Thriller

August 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very Alfred Hitchcockesque the movie The Burnt Orange Heresy enters movie houses around the country. The right venue for the film, the story is gripping and provides some unexpected action excitement. Much like Hitchcock the film has twists and a story that will have you spellbound.

Professed Art Critic James Figueras (Claes Bang) is living in Milan, Italy and gives lectures to budding writers and art lovers. At one such address Berenice Hollis (Elizabeth Debicki) introduces herself and the two hit it off. After an evening of sex James asks her to attend a meeting with him at the opulent home of Joseph Cassidy (Mick Jagger), an affluent art dealer. While there Cassidy takes a liking to the Berenice and then has a private conversation with James. Read more…

“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…

“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…

“SECRET WEAPON” a Mission of No Return

July 21st, 2020 No comments

 

Review By John Delia

An interesting view of WWII the movie Secret Weapon involves a mission of no return. The true story comprises a little known mission that, because of its goal, saved many Russian lives from the German invasion. The locations, costumes/wardrobe, firearms, German trucks and much more adds to the storyline giving it a measure of realism. The film does give the feel of the movie The Dirty Dozen, but considering the low budget production, does not come up to that level. Just as a suggestion, the film is best seen played in Russian with English subtitles to get better expression from the character roles and more realism. It does however, have an option of English dubbing that actually isn’t very convincing playing it that way. Read more…

“SURVIVE THE NIGHT” Good Character Depiction

July 18th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

This home invasion crime film starts out with a good plot, but gets a bit too familiar as it delves into the lives of a doctor’s family who get caught up in a life and death situation. Although some of the character depiction are pretty good and one especially spot on, the story is way below actor Bruce Willis’s pay grade. If you can’t overlook a couple of out “impossible” scenes however, the Survive the Night title may be your reaction as well. Read more…

“WHERE SLEEPING DOGS LIE” An Action Drama

July 6th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Off the leash, but not in a good way, the film Where Sleeping Dogs Lie gets so convoluted that it leaves the viewer with nothing entertaining. I can be pretty easy on indie films at times, but I found this film predictable, hackneyed and all over the place. I am not sure that the script was not just an adlib from beginning to end, but it sure looked like it. 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…

“BRAVEHEART” AND “GLADIATOR” now on 4K Steelbook

June 14th, 2020 No comments

 

Two Oscar winners for best picture Gladiator 20th Anniversary and Braveheart 25th Anniversary have been released on 4K in Steelbooks that also contains the Ultra Blu-ray. The two films have a lot in common, excellent production values, an action packed adventure story and an incredible cast. Both films also took 4 additional academy awards to their credit. The Steelbook is a hard metal box with three discs and a digital code for on the go entertainment. The box is about the size of a Blu-ray and makes the set a damage free collector’s item. Both Steelbooks have hours of Bonus Features. Read more…