Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest from notable director Alex Garland. The man is responsible for a couple of the most ambitious science fiction movies in the last ten years. Garland gave us “Ex Machina” and “Annihilation.” Now he’s back and working in the realm of horror. His latest is called “Men” and it has all the hallmarks of what makes Garland such a creative and talented filmmaker. “Men” is atmospheric, expertly paced, and features excellent performances from his two leads, especially Rory Kinnear in multiple roles. It also has something of an ambiguous climax, another hallmark of Alex Garland’s work. It could be a metaphorical journey involving a woman’s grief or an incomprehensible horror fever dream, or maybe both. It’s up to you to decide, but if you keep an open mind “Men” is quite the rewarding experience!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another appearance on The Pat Walsh Show! This week is the Friday The 13th edition. Pat and I talk the new Firestarter and a Peacock Original film “The Outfit!” Also have some fun talking about a story in which being called “bald” qualifies as sexual harassment, Friday The 13th movies that ironically have nothing to do with Friday The 13th. We also remember the late, great character actor Fred Ward, probably most famous for playing astronaut Gus Grissom in “The RIght Stuff” and teaming with Kevin Bacon for the cult classic monster flick “Tremors.” Enjoy the Pat Walsh Show and as always, feel free to comment below or on my Facebook page! So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy folks! It’s The Kendog here with another episode of the Pat Walsh Show! This time I’m chatting with Sweet Lou Gallagher as Pat is currently enjoying the musical stylings of one Paul McCartney in Oakland (lucky stiff). During this hour we talk about Lou’s trip to Hawaii and I get to review both “Dr. Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness” and the excellent “Everything, Everywhere All At Once” starring the fantastic Michelle Yeoh. Enjoy the program and feel free to comment either below or on my Facebook Page. So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest Stephen King Adaptation to hit the big screen. It’s a new look at one of his early novels titled “Firestarter” and it’s about a little girl who has the ability to control fire with her mind and the evil government agency that’s after her. Traditional boiler plate stuff, but King was able to give it his usual horror spin and character development to elevate the tale from something rote to something, if not excellent, at least entertaining. A 1984 film adaptation starring Drew Barrymore is marginally better, but this version is the very definition of unexceptional despite a couple of story changes that could’ve made the film better.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun! In honor of the new Dr. Strange film arriving in theaters this weekend, I thought it would be fun to travel in the Wayback Machine to the early 1930s and Chandu The Magician, a magical juvenile series that started in 1932. Chandu was a detective and magician who used his powers to solve crimes along with his sidekicks. There were two runs and here were focusing on the first run starting in 1932. I’m including four episodes of this series as they last just 15 minutes a piece. Enjoy and feel free to comment either below or on my Facebook Page! So Sayeth The Kendog!