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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Blu-ray Review: "The Dead Next Door" (1989)

    Zombies are everywhere. So who are you going to call? The Zombie Squad! These lucky paramilitary units track down and kill zombies so we can live safely. Unfortunately, the biggest hazard of the job isn't death -- it's undeath.

    The creation of the film is just as interesting as the film itself. For example, producer and casting director Jolie Jackunas came on board early because she and Bookwalter had a mutual friend in Sam Raimi. Exactly how Bookwalter knew Raimi remains unclear, ...
  2. Blu-ray Review: "Bubba Ho-Tep" (2003)

    A nursing home that hosts Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) and JFK (Ossie Davis) is attacked by an ancient mummy... and the king of rock and roll refuses to let the mummy suck the souls from his friends' nether regions. They may not be believed as icons, but they will have to be reckoned with as mummy fighters!

    Joe Lansdale's story was originally published around 1994 or 1995, and Don Coscarelli came down to Texas to option a different Lansdale story... and ended up getting this one ...
  3. Poetry in Motion: "The Color of Time" (2012)

    The different parts of C.K. Williams' life told through his poems. His childhood, his teens, college years, to when he meets and marries his wife, Catherine (Mila Kunis) and the birth of his children. The film is narrated by different versions of Williams (Franco, Hopper, March, Unger), depicting the different aspects of Williams through the years.

    Williams is not a household name, and probably not even well-known to many academics. Although he has won the Pulitzer Prize and countless ...