Tag: Thriller

“Ma” Is Quite Unnerving, Frenetic Fun

HOLLYWOOD—It is Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer in a role unlike anything we’ve seen her in before. I had to take a moment to come to...

“Escape Room” Is Predictable Fun

HOLLYWOOD—Let me ask you a question: have you ever been inside an escape room? For those of you not in the know, it’s an...

“Bird Box” Is A Thrill-A-Minute

HOLLYWOOD—I cannot recall the last time I heard so much buzz about a movie that I couldn’t wait to see it to find myself...

“Widows” Borders Classic Heist Thriller

HOLLYWOOD—The last time I recall watching a heist flick that entertained me thoroughly and left me in a tizzy was the 2003 flick “The...

“Bad Times At The El Royale” Misses The Mark

HOLLYWOOD—When it comes to crafting a mystery/thriller it’s important to have all the right elements: interesting characters, a fun narrative and twists along the...

“A Simple Favor” Is Tantalizing Fun

HOLLYWOOD—When I first saw the teaser for the film, “A Simple Favor,” I knew it was going to be something special. It is something...

“Breaking In” Delivers Some Thrills

HOLLYWOOD—Have you ever seen a good B-movie? Of course, you know what a B-movie is. It’s a flick that is not Oscar caliber, but...

“Fifty Shades Freed” Falters On Excitement

HOLLYWOOD—Well, the time has come to bid adieu to the saga that had women all over the world clamoring to see how the risqué...

“Wait Until Dark” Is A Suspenseful Classic!

HOLLYWOOD—Considering I am a film historian and an aspiring filmmaker, I sure have missed plenty of classic films during my life. Yes, I will...

“Split” Scares The Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Well, January is not known for having explosive weekend’s at the box-office, but this weekend was a stunner. M. Night Shyamalan latest thriller “Split”...

“The Girl On The Train” Is Sensational Filmmaking

HOLLYWOOD—Some movies are so twisted that you have to watch a second time to fully take in precisely what was just witnessed on the...

“Morgan” Fails To Deliver Chills

HOLLYWOOD—I recall seeing the trailer for the movie “Morgan” in theaters and it immediately got my attention, however, that anticipation fails to deliver on...

“Don’t Breathe” Is A Taut, Calculated Thrill-Ride

HOLLYWOOD—I am an avid fan of horror films; I have been since I was a little kid so when I first got a glimpse...

“Don’t Breathe” Scares The Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Well summer may be coming to an end, but there were plenty of thrills at the box-office this weekend. The thriller “Don’t Breathe” took...

“The Visit,” Is Twisted, Full Of Surprises

HOLLYWOOD—Can you believe it, M. Night Shyamalan is back with another thriller? This is the guy who produced one of the best twists in...

“No Escape,” A Guilty Pleasure

HOLLYWOOD—You might walk into the theater seeing the movie “No Escape” with very little expectations, but you will walk out the theater being thoroughly...

“Seven” The Greatest Thriller Of All-Time

HOLLYWOOD—Asking a movie buff his or her favorite movie, is like asking them to choose which parent they love best; it’s no easy choice....

“Run All Night” Will Have You Running

HOLLYWOOD—Liam Neeson is back once again to prove that his fame as an action-star over 60 is far from over with his new thriller...

J-Lo Returns In “The Boy Next Door”

HOLLYWOOD—Ever walked into a movie theater feeling excited for a newly released film and predicted just about how it would go? I sure have....
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