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“DEATH HAS BLUE EYES” Now on Blu-ray

April 5th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

You really have to be a film buff of the seventies to enjoy this sinister B movie. Loaded with old style filming, special effects and stunts, Death Has Blue Eyes brings back a good measure of nostalgia. The film is the visionary of cult director Nico Mastorakis’s and his first debut for the screen. This one is mainly a collector’s item to add to your personal time capsule, but if softcore sex and a wicked plot are of interest this little ditty has both. The Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material and offers two screen size versions. Read more…

“THE RECKONING” Now on Blu-ray

April 3rd, 2021 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

Inspired by actual events, the movie The Reckoning takes you to the past where we find a township in the throes of the Black Plague. Most interesting is the panic that revolved around the very devastating virus that spread like wildfire through blood from an infected person. In this film we find a diabolical government telling the people that the plague is caused by the Devil and spread through Witchcraft. In modern day we are experiencing a similar attack by the COVID-19 virus that attacks the body through droplets from an infected victim, however due to modern medicines we are able to protect the populace and even cure victims from this outbreak. Read more…

“THE VAULT” In Theaters and VOD

March 26th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

There have been many films involving breaking into banks and dealing with a difficult vault in a creative way. It takes a good writer to change up the plot enough to make the audience think it’s their first time watching the crooks pull off the impossible. In The Vault, the film does just that. While the background story is a bit overused, and gets a might predictable, it’s the meat of the premise that really puts the viewer on the edge of their seat. Read more…

“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…