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The Kitchen (Blu-ray) review

The Kitchen (Blu-ray) review
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:10:01 PM »

Studio: Warner Brothers 
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Rating: R
Film: 2/5

Between 8th Ave. and the Hudson River, the Irish mafia runs 20 blocks of a tough New York City neighborhood known as Hell's Kitchen. But for mob wives Kathy (Melissa McCarthy), Ruby (Tiffany Haddish) and Claire (Elizabeth Moss), things are about to take a dramatic and radical turn. When the FBI sends their husbands to prison, the three women take business into their own hands by running the rackets and taking out the competition.

My Thoughts
The story sets itself up pretty well as a trio of housewives must fend for themselves when their men are sent away for three years and they stumble into the “family business.” Unfortunately, the actors seem like they are going through the motions and you feel absolutely nothing towards any of them throughout the movie. Furthermore, the plot is all over the place and the story seems to speed up and slow down without any rhyme or reason. The highlight of the movie is the recreation of 1970s New York, which looks great.


Audio 4.5/5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)

Special Features:
  • Running Hell’s Kitchen
  • Taking Over the Neighborhood
  • Deleted Scene
  • Blu-ray+ Digital Copy

This didn’t resonate with me at all and I felt the cast mailed it in thinking that girl power was enough to carry the day. Sadly, that didn’t cut the mustard. Sure, the story has some potential if given room to breathe, but ultimately this is a disappointment outside of the set designs and costumes.

Reference Review System:
 JVC DLA-RS2000 4K Ultra High Definition Front Projector
 (Calibrated with Portrait Displays CalMAN color calibration software & C6-HDR Meter from Portrait Displays)
 Stewart Filmscreen - Firehawk 88” 16x9 Fixed Screen
 Anthem AVM60 Audio/Video Processor
 ATI AT527NC Powering Bed ChannelsATI AT524NC Powering Atmos Speakers
 Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
 System Controller: URC MX-980

M&K S-150 THX Ultra (R-C-L Speakers)
M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
 Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
 SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
 HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
 SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer

JL Audio Dominion D110 Subwoofer x 2 (configured as tandem mid bass modules)
Mini DSP controlling all subwoofers
 Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
 PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner

« Last Edit: November 03, 2019, 11:30:42 PM by David Vaughn »
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Re: The Kitchen (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 11:22:21 PM »
Sounds like " Widows " was a similar - and a heck of a lot better ! 
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Re: The Kitchen (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 12:01:14 AM »
Sounds like " Widows " was a similar - and a heck of a lot better !
Haven't seen Widows, but it's probably better than this!
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