DVD Revew – Kin

Set in what seems to be modern-day Detroit (although the setting is a bit vague), Kin revolves around a 14-year-old Black kid, Elijah (Myles Truitt), who has been adopted by Hal (Dennis Quaid). Hal’s biological son Jimmy (Jack Reynor) has just been paroled, and comes home. Eli goes through abandoned buildings looking for metal to … Continue reading DVD Revew – Kin

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Blu-Ray Review – William Castle at Columbia Volume Two

This set includes several William Castle films from the early to mid-1960s, a period when he had started to move away from his gimmicks somewhat. However, they often had some sort of gimmicky aspect, and were often horror films (although two of these are not). The set includes Zotz!, 13 Frightened Girls, The Old Dark … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – William Castle at Columbia Volume Two

Blu-Ray Review – The Magnificent Ambersons

Orson Welles’s second film was The Magnificent Ambersons (unless you count the silent comedy Too Much Johnson). Noted for having had the most infamous studio cuts in history after a disastrous preview screening in Pomona, California, the film lost around 40 to 60 minutes in the editing room, and some parts were reshot, including the … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Magnificent Ambersons