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“INTRIGO: DEATH OF AN AUTHOR” Now on Blu-ray

March 16th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very good mystery that has a lot of intriguing buildup, Intrigo: Death of an Author, is now on Blu-ray and DVD. Nicely directed and acted, the film digs deep into a relationship that is falling apart and puts the protagonist on a road to finding the remedy to correct the mistakes he made. Set in a background of beautiful vistas, the movie becomes a puzzle that challenges the viewer to take sides, then decide whether they were right or wrong at the very end. If you like your dramas with a lot of mystery and a few twists, then this one makes for a good night with microwave popcorn and your favorite libation. Read more…

“THE DARE” Horror on VOD

March 1st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very ghastly and savage the horror flick The Dare is now available on VOD. The film reminded me of the first SAW movie especially the opening, but after that it’s a pretty good original plot. The indie team really used their main set well where most of the action takes place, but the horror scale raises the needle only about medium. If you are a fan of horror mystery, then you may want to check this one out. Read more…

“THE NIGHT CLERK” Murder with a Twist

February 18th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The drama The Night Clerk takes aim at the box-office with a twisted tale that should have audiences engrossed from the very start to its surprise finale. While all the clues are laid out for you before midpoint, the writer/director holds back just enough in this mystery to make the movie a winner. Acting is sharp and pin point, the direction strong and impeccable, and the credible protagonist in the plot makes for the perfect character. Read more…

“THE RHYTHM SECTION” An Action Thriller

January 31st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

In the crowded movie business it’s hard to make a hitman thriller with something new and exciting. The Rhythm Section gives it a try and actually does put a twist on the popular genre. In the place of a male protagonist a female takes the lead in a quest for revenge and settling the score. What makes this film nicely different is Blake Lively the sweetheart of TV’s “Gossip Girl” who goes from dainty to dangerous. Read more…

“Ad Astra” Saving the Planet

September 20th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film Ad Astra may seem like an edge of your seat film with scenes that keep you enthralled, but there’s more to a movie than special effects. The storyline is actually too simple, leaves a lot of questions and becomes more of a travelogue than a drama. In IMAX the movie seems like a lot of the documentaries about space that show the space station, walking in space and much more. Unfortunately this ride takes you on a journey to nowhere and back more documentary fashion than exciting thrills. Read more…

“Ready or Not” Blood Runs Red

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Just when you think you have seen every way a person can get killed in a horror flick, up pops Ready or Not. It’s one of the most diabolical blood baths that I’ve seen in several years. The movie’s a comedy however, and it does play out that way making the film one of the better of the genre. Nicely acted and directed, yet predictable, it’s how it gets to the end that’s the rollercoaster ride of ups and downs that entertains. Think the movie Get Out with lots more of the wicked craziness. Read more…

“Blood Paradise” Dripping with Horror

July 15th, 2019 No comments

 

Sometimes you can just write down an idea, develop some dialogue, rent a camera, purchase HD recording discs, find a couple of locations, get a pretty good make-up artist, hire several out of work actors and bring them all together for a few day’s work. Take the movie Blood Paradise for instance. This little indie film has it all and makes good use of every bit of help. Most horror fans are open to anything bloody, sexy and a simple storyline and this film has all of that. In fact, the director, who by the way acts in the movie, and his co-writer, who also acts in the movie, happen to fall into the “perfect storm” of movie making. The film’s a nice piece for your library so every time you want a good laugh and forget your troubles of the day, pull out the Blu-ray and just do it. Read more…

‘Glass’ A Remarkable Trilogy

January 19th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

By John M. Delia, Jr

What would the world be like if there were really super heroes? Their powers may not be so obvious for most to see. Like super human strength, amazing intelligence, and the ability to see the future. Would this be something we would all embrace? Remember if there is one special hero, there is always the opposite and that’s its villain. This third installment of the series will tie everything together. Read more…

“Bad Times at the El Royale” Taking Sides

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Numerous filmmakers have shocked and hammered their audiences with unexpected vile acts, surprising twists, distasteful behaviors and contemptible desires, but they still can’t top the master Quentin Tarantino. Oh a few have come within a hair close like the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, and Francis Ford Coppolo. They are the leaders that many have tried to emulate due to the offbeat style that provided thrillers like Fargo, The Shinning, The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Lost Highway. Read more…

“The Little Stranger” an Ominous Mystery

August 30th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The mystery The Little Stranger will have you fooled throughout, but that may not be a good thing. Fueled by an ominous musical score, the film keeps the audience mesmerized as the play develops into a devilish turn of events. Twists and turns aplenty you would think you were on a carousel waiting for the next bend, listening to tidbits from the people passing by and a wash of a dismal life in a house in slow decay. While you are treated to excellent acting by the whole cast, it’s not enough for the mediocre payoff. Read more…