Classic Movies

From the DVR: The Mind Reader (1933)

You can’t argue that carnival hustlers Chandler (Warren William) and Frank (Allen Jenkins) aren’t dedicated to their profession—they have tried on as many rackets as they have suits, from “painless dentistry” to hawking hair tonic.  When their “flagpole sitting” concession proves to be a bust, the two men observe a phony mystic (Robert Greig) doing turn-away… Continue reading From the DVR: The Mind Reader (1933)

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Bad Movies

On the Grapevine – You’re a Big Boy Now

I reviewed a pair of Alpha Video releases that I obtained from Oldies.com back in the merry month of May this year; the theme of these two discs was that they featured a mixture of the sound and silent “Mickey McGuire” comedies that starred Thrilling Days of Yesteryear bête noire Mickey Rooney.  One of the DVDs, Mickey’s Movies, also… Continue reading On the Grapevine – You’re a Big Boy Now

Classic Movies

Adventures in Blu-ray: The Freshman (1925)

After stalling for what seems like an eternity (well, mayhaps “stalling” is a bit harsh—I’ve really had a lot of items to clear out of my inbox) I finally got an opportunity to unwrap my Criterion Blu-ray of the Harold Lloyd classic The Freshman (1925) Thursday evening and have a peek at its contents.  I did a lot… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: The Freshman (1925)