Last week, it was 80+ degrees here, and now we get highs in the 50s. I guess that means fall officially is here, so our Holiday Page becomes the place to go!
DRAGNET: COLLECTOR'S EDITION [BLU-RAY] (1987): "A moderate hit in 1987, Dragnet shows nothing that makes me feel it deserved a better financial fate. While watchable and occasionally amusing, the film lacks consistency and drags as it goes." Starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks. Shout, $29.99, 10/30/2018.
THE MUMMY'S GHOST [BLU-RAY] (1944): "Dull and lifeless, The Mummy’s Ghost feels like little more than rehashed horror. The movie lacks creativity and comes across like a cheap attempt to recapture prior glories." Starring Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine. Universal, $39.98, 5/16/2017.
CONSTANTINE: CITY OF DEMONS [BLU-RAY] (2018): "Basically the Se7en of DC animated films, Constantine: City of Demons offers a dark, gruesome tale. It uses its themes well and becomes an unusually thoughtful, morally ambiguous effort that turns into a satisfying, dramatic effort." Starring Matt Ryan, Damian O'Hare. Warner, $24.98, 10/9/2018.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN [BLU-RAY] (1948): "To my surprise, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein becomes an entertaining little film. Frankly, I expected it to stink but instead I found a consistently funny and delightful piece." Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. Universal, $19.98, 10/14/2014.
GET SHORTY: COLLECTOR'S EDITION [BLU-RAY] (1995): "Though Get Shorty often becomes funny and entertaining, it doesn’t quite live up to its potential. While it enjoys strong source material as well as good performances, it fails to deliver the zest and pizzazz it needs to thrive." Starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman. Shout, $34.93, 10/23/2018.
THE HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN [BLU-RAY] (1942): "With House of Frankenstein, the Universal Classic Monsters series became gimmicky. Despite the silliness inherent in these crossover flicks, this one remains acceptably entertaining." Starring Lon Chaney Jr., Boris Karloff. Universal, $39.98, 9/13/2016.
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