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The Kid Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Carl Miller Directed by: Charlie Chaplin Running time: 53 minutes Year of release: 1921 Rating: NR  Spine #799 When the Kid (Jackie Coogan) reaches out for the Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), as he is about to be taken away to an orphanage, you can feel it. There is something magical that …

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The Undesirable: Blu-Ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Lili Berky, Victor Varconi, Mari Jászai Directed by: Michael Curtiz Running time: 66 minutes Year of release: 1914 Rating: NR For those of us that truly love film, we often look back at our favorite directors. This is usually done because it is easier to dive into a director’s filmography instead of patiently waiting for …

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Let There Be Light: John Huston’s Wartime Documentaries Blu-ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: James Stewart, Walter Huston Directed by: John Huston Running time: 281 minutes Year of release: 1942-1946 Rating: NR World War II documentaries are certainly nothing new. The era has been examined over and over again as a turning point in not just the American Culture, but in shaping the world. There are so many now, that …

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Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda 3

Review by Rob Vaux Starring the Voices of: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, JK Simmons, James Hong, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Dustin Hoffman, Randall Duk Kim, Kate Hudson, and Jackie Chan Directed by: Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh Running time: 95 Minutes Year of release: 2016 It’s easy to overpraise a movie like Kung Fu Panda 3, largely because it’s …

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Today in Movie History: January 25

We’re looking at quite a few notable films with release dates today. We’ll start with a triumph from the Silver Age of Walt Disney pictures. 101 Dalmatians remains one of the Mouse’s biggest hits (#2 behind Snow White if you adjust for inflation) and — amid the studio’s bevvy of memorable villains — delivering one Cruella de Vil, who just might …

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Gilda Blu-Ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready Directed by: Charles Vidor Running time: 110 minutes Year of release: 1946 Spine #795 “Gilda, are you decent?” Rita Hayworth then tosses her hair back and says “Me?” This was my first introduction to Hayworth, but it was not in her star turning performance as Gilda. In fact, it …