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“VOYAGERS” An Adventure Thriller

April 9th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Choosing outer space for his next winning film, Writer and Director Neil Burger offers a galactic adventure with the movie Voyagers. The sci-fi adventure thriller transports his audience into the future using climate change as the base for finding a way to exit the Earth. The concept is very entertaining and with his young cast that really keeps his script lively and dramatic, this is one movie that teens and twenty something’s will glom on for its run in theaters. Read more…

“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…

“SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT” In Select Theaters and VOD

March 27th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A mystery thriller centering on the pre-WWII invasion of Great Britain, Six Minutes to Midnight follows one of the most insidious plans of Hitler’s dictatorship. Nicely filmed, directed and written, the film has an acting tour-de-force that makes their characters believable. Not a documentary, but based on true events account of Hitler’s strategy is what makes the film historical. If you are looking for a good drama that keeps the tension high, this 99 minute film should get you involved and provide some excellent distraction from your day. 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…

“HAPPY TIMES” now on Blu-Ray

February 10th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

The Israeli thriller Happy Times works as both a comedy and a horror flick for an adult audience. The derivative script idea however, could have easily been centered on a Thanksgiving gathering as it was filmed in Los Angeles. But, thankfully, Happy Times takes place at a religious Jewish Shabbat dinner party, making it unique, interesting and more mystifying. Read more…

“DREAMLAND” Now on Blu-ray/DVD

January 28th, 2021 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

A very good film for thrill seekers, Dreamland takes you into a world of the 1930’s where times are tough with crumbling farm lands and a country starving during the “Great Depression”. Margot Robbie leads a fine cast and she melts into a role that’s entrancing, deceitful and incisive. It’s an excellent character for her and she shines with her co-stars Finn Cole and Darby Camp.

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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…

CURSED FILMS – Tragic and Creepy

August 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Frightening, heart-rending and revealing Cursed Films becomes very compelling as it entertains in a morbid kind of way. Decades ago several films were labeled as being hexed due to mysterious deaths and accidents surrounding their release or within months of it. The tragedies had many affects and some of the films actually became iconic attracting others beyond the horror fan audience to see the films. Watching it brought back many memories of the now classic films, many of which are in my library. Read more…