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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Blu-ray Review: "Children of the Corn" (1984)

    A young couple, lost in the countryside, stumbles upon the town of Gatlin, Nebraska, where children have taken over the land, lead by Isaac and Malachi. But this is no peaceful kid commune -- Isaac is a preacher for He Who Walks Behind the Rows, a vengeful god who wishes death to all adults and those who wrong him.

    Stephen King's stories tend to get developed into fairly lackluster films. I could name a few, but I will not. "Children of the Corn" is a notable exception, ...
  2. Blu-ray Review: "Colors" (1988)

    An experienced cop (Robert Duvall) and his rookie partner (Sean Penn) patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

    Looking back now (2017), this film seems so normal, something that could be included in a long list of L.A. gang movies, with the Crips and Bloods fighting it out for turf. We all know about "gangsta rap" and Compton and South Central and all of that. But then you look at the date this film was released -- 1988 ...