July 23, 2013

Review: Love is a Dangerous Game

When you open your heart to a stranger you find that Love is a Dangerous Game
As Jack (Xander) and Elise (Alyssa) race through a warehouse they are being hunted by something or someone unseen.  Closing themselves off in an office they hold each other before deciding that this is their last chance to be together. (Going out with a bang you might say).  Their moment of pleasure is frantic and fast as they find an escape in each o
ther.  (OK I have to stop here… the combination of an out of this world accent **what the hell**, the curls and beard **gawds damn we all love the fucking hair**, and the ripping off of the panties with his teeth **swallows tongue** deserves a moment…or several.)  Their solace after coming together is short lived when the door knob shakes and they share one last glance before…. The book closes and Paulina (Natasha) hugs the latest Wes Mueller (Richie) thriller to her chest. 

As Paulina steps in to the office she interrupts intern Bonnie (Kelly) trying to convince their boss Donald (Jack) into giving her another chance.  Paulina’s news isn’t well received when she tells him about her decision to stop writing her best-selling children’s book series to concentrate on writing a horror novel.  Giving her one shot she makes a decision to use her resources to contact her idol, the sexy eccentric Wes Mueller.   Mueller, puts a lot of himself into his characters which is evident with his attempts to get into their heads be it by wielding an axe, fire poker or other not so blunt objects. (This is only one of the grin inspiring scenes Richie delivers.)  Getting a call from yet another “fan” he hangs up but after another attempt by Paulina she gets him not only to talk to her but to recognize her as a fellow author.

Their cute clips while they talk on the phone and get to know each other are totally funny as they are interspersed with clips of him further testing of threatening objects.  When Sara and Craig let Paullna know what their opinion of the man is and their concerns they add to the levity of the film.  When they do their own role play and Kimberly gets really vocal on what she wants the “burglar” to do to her I laughed out loud.  Getting more and more pressure including evidence he was in insane asylum Paulina cuts ties with Wes without explanation thinking him more than a bit “cray cray” but when he explains how his method of writing demands more than research on the computer they have a plan that will get her sister Sara and Craig back for their interference.   The scene with them sharing a dinner together was hilarious and left me holding my side from laughing so hard.  Wes’s method of cutting up his steak, his deadpan delivery about liking it bloody and the “death by chocolate” line is killer and sends Sara and Craig into shock while Paulina holds her own laughter back.  Taking her home he finally makes her his in a romantic and erotic scene.  Paullina is done with the children’s books after finding a new passion in both her life and her writing.

As a Xealot I love all movies and scenes that Xander is in but especially love when he gets to show his full acting chops in features.  The brevity of his part in this film did not allow me to drool throughout over his aforementioned hairstyle and accent but it was a great start to the film.  Getting entertained by the rest of the cast throughout their story was bonus.  I adored the chemistry with Richie and Natasha especially when they were doing the cutsie getting to know you clips and I absolutely loved Richie’s portrayal of the slightly psychotic and eccentric author!  He was simply brilliant as was the comedic relief from Kimberly and Rocco.  The interlude between Jack and Kelly was not as entertaining as a personal preference as the others but I had to smile at Jacks twisted scene with Paulina t the end of the movie which gave this viewer another reason to love this feature.  Once again I am totally blown away by the way Eddie Powell pulled the best out of his cast and the talented story that Jacky St. James penned.  As always I am in awe of their combined talents!
Watch the official trailer here on The Romance Series YouTube Channel

Xander Corvus as Jack

Alyssa Branch as Elise

Richie Calhoun as Wes Mueller

Natasha Nice as Paulina Connelly

Kimberly Kane as Sara

Rocco Reed as Craig

Kelly Klass  as Bonnie

Jack Lawrence as Donald

One      Xander Corvus and Alyssa Branch

Two      Kimberly Kane and Rocco Reed

Three    Kelly Klass and Jack Lawrence

Four     Richie Calhoun and Natasha Nice
New Sensations  The Romance Series
Directed by Eddie Powell
Written by Jacky St. James
**Photos are property of New Sensations and screen captures from official trailer.

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