Dog’s Movie House: “The First Omen” Is Actually Pretty Darn Creepy!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and I’m wondering about the penchant for rebooting, remaking, or sequelizing decades old properties, specifically horror films. We have updates on “The Exorcist,” “Halloween” and “The Thing” among others and the law of diminishing returns has definitely become evident in each. So when a prequel to “The Omen” was announced, that audible clicking sound you heard was the sound of my eyeballs rolling in disbelief. The original film was released in 1976 and was directed by Richard Donnor. It’s considered a horror classic and a stand alone film despite the many entries that later followed, most of which, well, sucked! Imagine my surprise when “The First Omen” actually turned out to be a pretty darned effective movie in it’s own right, marrying the original film’s aethestics to a modern day horror experience!

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Dog’s Movie House: “Monkey Man” Energetic Debut From Actor Dev Patel!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at actor Dev Patel’s directorial debut, an action-revenge thriller set in India called “Monkey Man.” In the film, Patel plays The Kid, a young man on a mission of revenge against the corrupt chief of police who is responsible for the death of his mother. Flashbacks parse out the information that show The Kid as, uh, a smaller kid when his village is burned and people slaughter by the corrupt police force led by Chief Rama (Sikander Kher) in the service of a sinister religious leader-turned-politician Baba Shakti (Makrand Deshpande). Kid now must infiltrate and climb the ladder of privelege in India to get his revenge, kicking all sorts of ass along the way!

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Radio Daze: Some “X-Minus One” For Your Old Radio Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some classic old radio in the form of “X-Minus One” and old radio science fiction program from the fifties featuring adapations of works from the finest science fiction authors of the day as well as some original stories as well. Good production values and fine voice work marked this series and I think you’ll find these two episodes to be a lot of fun. Enjoy! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Dog’s Movie House: “Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire” Fun, Energetic Monster Romp!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest in Legendary Studio’s Monsterverse series featuring none other than the iconic Japanese monster Godzilla. We’re now ten years into the Monsterverse and the big guy and his friends show no signs of slowing down. The fifth and most recent film in this series is titled “Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire” and features returning director Adam Wingard from “Godzilla Vs. Kong” from 2021, marking the first time in the series that a director has helmed more than one film. The results are not particularly emotionally deep, but as monster movies go, “Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire” is a highly enjoyable ride!

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The Kenblog: Remembering M Emmet Walsh!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some sad news this week. Legendary character actor M Emmet Walsh died at the age of 88. The instantly recognizable Walsh always managed to add some serious heft to whatever movie or television series in which he appeared. I won’t give you his bio here as you can get that on any number of websites. But what I will give you is a look at some of his most well known roles so you can see a master at work. He was one of the many actors who disappeared into his roles and toiled endlessly on hundreds of films and television series. M Emmet Walsh is a legend and he will be missed! So Sayeth The Kendog!

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