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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 PALE DOOR” Hell, Fire & Damnation

August 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Mixing the western genre with some horror and thrills seems like a good thing. In the film The Pale Door however, the genre mix is good, but the story loses its punch early on when you get to figure it all out. A bit predictable and clichéd, when the evil begins it’s more mindless than shocking. The sets look like From Dusk Till Dawn except that series had vampires instead of witches. If you haven’t seen Robert Rodriguez’s films or the TV series “From Dusk Till Dawn”, then by all means jump into the fray with The Pale Door. 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…

“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…

“THE RENTAL” A Killer of a Thriller

July 23rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A few days ago we posted a review of one of the best horror flicks this year and I hold to that opinion. However, The Rental that opens tomorrow is equally as good with all the trappings of being even a tad better. The film sets up its audience in a cunning way to hide any future happenings in a mystery that takes an odd twist as the credits roll. Two in a row shows the power of some independents that with a help of good directing can deliver excellent movies to their fan base. 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…

“ARCHIVE” A Sci-Fi Chiller

July 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Mysterious and intensifying the film Archive takes you into the world of a cybernetic engineer who tries to duplicate his dead wife. Nicely crafted with futuristic sets, seamless computer graphics and much more, the movie entertains much like the film Ex- Machina that wowed sci-fi fans in 2015. In this sci-fi thriller there’s more than meets the eye and as each scene develops, things start to get dangerous leading to an ending far beyond what you may think. Read more…

“VOLITION” Dying Again

July 9th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

As each scenario plays out we get closer and closer to the reality in Volition. The film is a science fiction thriller that twists and turns to the final chapter. Well-acted and directed, once the storyline gets into your head you’ll be wanting more. It may be an indie, but the production value proves differently. If you like movies that create a mystery, has a lot of drama and maybe at least a smidgen of realism, check this one out on Digital and other streaming platforms. Read more…

“BELZEBUTH” Killers from Hell

July 7th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not a bad release, the film Belzebuth containing the reference to a Satanic character similar to Beelzebub, has some good horror moments, a lot of very good visual effects and make-up, relatively nice acting, and a creative storyline. Differing from anything I have seen in the past about the dark lord of hell, the Mexican connection, with its Night of the Living Dead mystique, adds a nice touch. However, all that said, the film does have some of the most diabolical killing scenes involving young children and babies that gets sickening to watch. Be forewarned that if you are squeamish, easily nauseated by a lot of blood, or immature, than you may want to steer clear of the film. Read more…