Dog’s Movie House: What To Watch – 8/16/19!

Jacob Tremblay in “Good Boys”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a roundup of what to see this week at the movies! I’ve been away for a couple of weeks so this is gonna be a quickie version. . .two releases from last week and two from this week, including a charming indie flick you may have to search for to see. . .but trust me, it will be worth it!

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Dog’s Movie House: “Once Upon A Time. . .In Hollywood” Rambles Through 1960’s Tinseltown!

Howdy folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon A Time. . .In Hollywood!”

Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio in “Once Upon A Time. . .In Hollywood”

This goes out to my good friend Pat Walsh who has been standing tall on his movie-going soapbox for a loooong time opining about the lack of mature, adult fare during the summer movie season. Now we can argue about the creative merits of the big blockbusters but since Pat won’t see them on general principle, it’s difficult to get into creative debates about the individual films. What does matter is that we now have a blockbuster-type film filled with A-List movie stars, adult themes, a dynamic director and nary a sign of Thor and his magic sword, heh!

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Lion King” Roars With Spectacular Animation!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at Disney’s reimagining of their 1994 classic “The Lion King”

Simba And The Gang In “The Lion King”

Of the Disney renaissance that began in the late 1980s with “The Little Mermaid” and continued into the 90s, I always found 1994’s “The Lion King” to be somewhat disappointing. The tonal shift from “Hamlet” to “Hakuna Matata” and back again always through me for a loop as did the miscasting of Matthew Broderick as an adult Simba. Imagine my surprise when Jon Favreau’s “live action” update became one of the more enjoyable experiences I’ve had at the theater this summer!

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Summer Of Sequels!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a very serious question: who else is tired of all the sequels being rammed down our throats this summer?

I’m generally not opposed to sequels or continuing franchise movies but they at least have to look like they’re trying, for goodness sake! This summer seems to be one of mediocrity in terms of franchising and revisiting old properties, but never fear! I shall tell you which ones are worth your time and the ones to avoid!

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Dog’s Movie House: “John Wick 3″ Crazy-Good In All The Right Ways!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum!”

Keanu Reeves Is Back In John Wick Chapter 3

Aside from reinvigorating Keanu Reeves’ career, the John Wick franchise has brought an incredible beauty to the world of ass-kicking assassins with breathtaking choreography and fluid camera work. The first film had a simple but wonderfully effective emotional core while the second chapter ramped up the action and the world building as well as the stakes. I’m happy to report that John Wick Chapter 3 ups the ante even more, delivering a ballet of brutality that has to be seen to be believed.

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