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

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another edition of Radio Daze! In honor of the new sci-fi epic “Dune: Part 2” I thought it would be fun to include a couple of classic radio episodes of “X-Minus One” an old radio show that ran for a few years in the 1950s. Using stories from Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick and others, “X-Minus One” was a truly entertaining and well-written series that’s perfect for the theater of the mind. Enjoy these shows! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Dog’s Movie House: “Dune: Part 2″ Delivers. . .And Then Some!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. It’s Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part 2” the second half of the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel. The first film, simply titled “Dune” released in 2021 during the pandemic and did remarkably well considering the circumstances. The first film was incredible to look at and very engrossing, but most of it was a set up for the characters and the rest of the story. I’m happy to say that “Dune: Part 2” delivers the good in every sense of the word, making it one of the best films of the year so far.

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Radio Daze: Some Fibber McGee & Molly For Your Old Radio Listening Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another episode of Radio Daze! This week’s episode focuses on Jim and Marian Jordan, better known as Fibber McGee & Molly. This real life married couple premiered way back in 1935 and ran for over two decades until 1956. Fibber was the fast talking -get-rich-quick-idea man while Molly McGee was the long suffering but always supportive wife. Known as much for its rogue’s gallery of supporting characters as much as the title couple, Fibber McGee & Molly served as one of the most popular radio comedies of all time. In fact, it was one of the first to feature its own successful spinoff, The Great Gildersleeve, which premiered in 1941 and ran for almost 15 years on its own. So enjoy the classic wordplay and crazy characters of Fibber McGee & Molly. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Dog’s Movie House: “Bob Marley: One Love” Entertaining But Somewhat Slight Biopic Of A Musical Legend!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and if there’s one musical icon deserving of the big budget biopic treatment, it has to be Bob Marley. A lyrical poet and activist who most folks often credit for bringing reggae into the mainstream, Marley is the very definition of “legend.” Like so many others who passed way before their time, Marley’s legend has only grown over the years and, approved by his family, director Reinaldo Marcus Green (“King Richard”) has created an entertaining musica biopic that is almost worthy of Bob Marley’s legacy.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Madame Web” A Cinematic Trainwreck, Not Just A Superhero Film Trainwreck!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at what might be the worst superhero film ever made (although it’s tough to imagine anything beating 1997’s “Batman & Robin” for that particular title). Sony Pictures, who own the rights to Spider-Man but don’t use him in their movies due to some sort of agreement with Disney (home of the MCU), have decided to try and make money by mining Spidey’s rogue’s gallery of villains and side-characters for their own stand-alone films! When it works, you get the “Venom” films (primarily because of Tom Hardy’s bonkers performance). When it doesn’t you get crap like “Morbius” and now, “Madame Web,” which takes a cast of talented actors and leaves them adrift on a sea of bad writing, less-than-special effects, and editing choices that may leave you wishing you’d brought your Dramamine to the theater!

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