Dog’s Movie House: “The Good Dinosaur” Another Pixar Winner!

 

 

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Some Hungry T-Rexes In Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur"

Some Hungry T-Rexes In Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur”

 

 

 

Pixar has a tremendous track record as an animation studio.  Of all of the features they’ve made, only one is considered “Rotten” on Rotten Tomatoes (It’s “Cars 2” in case anyone is interested.  For my part, I find that movie to be very underrated) and so far it’s continued with “Inside Out” which qualifies as one of the best movies of the year.  While “The Good Dinosaur” doesn’t quite reach the heights of this summer’s offering, it is still a fine, emotionally poignant addition to the Pixar canon. Continue reading

Dog’s Movie House: “Mockingjay Part 2” a fitting, entertaining end to The Hunger Games!

 

 

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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2"

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2”

 

 

 

 

Of all the YA adaptations to come to the cinema in the past few years, “The Hunger Games” has done it the best.  More adult, more self-assured and flat-out entertaining than the other offerings out there, The Hunger Games’ only misstep was to split the last entry into two separate films.  “Mockingjay – Part 1” though well acted, felt like build up and filler and, quite frankly, seemed unnecessary.   That said, “Mockingjay – Part 2” is a very satisfying conclusion to a tremendously entertaining series, a dark triumph that isn’t afraid to go to some uncomfortable places. Continue reading

Dog’s Movie House: “The Night Before” Raunchy Yet Heartfelt Fun!

 

 

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Seth Rogen in "The Night Before"

Seth Rogen in “The Night Before”

 

 

 

I’ve got to hand it to Seth Rogen: the man knows how to make me laugh.  I know he has his share of detractors, but for some reason his brand of humor just vibes with me.  With films like “The Interview,” “Neighbors,” and “This Is The End,” under his belt, he has consistently made me laugh with his films.  Now, with “The Night Before,” Rogen and his talented co-stars have made a raunchy, funny film that’s filled with a surprising amount of heart. Continue reading

Dog’s Movie House: “Spectre” Solid, Almost Old School Bond!

 

 

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I make no apologies in my opinion of Daniel Craig as the best incarnation of James Bond.  Craig’s Bond is a badass of the first order, dispensing his particular skills (sorry, Liam Neeson) with utter precision and brutality.  If I were to have any criticism of the character it’s in the fact that Craig’s 007 broods a bit too much for my taste.  Narratively speaking, it’s necessary for this emotional introspection to take place due to the demands of the now four-film story arc, yet slowly but surely Craig’s Bond is becoming the Bond we all know and love.  “Spectre” continues this evolution and, aside from a few mostly minor bumps in the road, is a rousing, entertaining success. Continue reading

The Trailer Dog Park: “New Star Wars And Alice Returns!”

 

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Adam Driver As Kylo Ren In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Adam Driver As Kylo Ren In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

 

 

Got some new stuff in the Trailer Dog Park this afternoon.  Those of you itching for more Star Wars footage are getting an international trailer (mind the Chinese subtitles) that shows some different footage than the American release.  Also have for your perusal the first trailer to “Alice Through The Looking Glass” the sequel to Tim Burton’s massive hit “Alice In Wonderland” from a few years ago, with Johnny Depp returning as The Mad Hatter.  Enjoy and feel free to comment below and tell me what you think.  So Sayeth The Kendog! Continue reading

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