Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some old radio fun! In honor of the release of “A Haunting In Venice” I’ve decided to include a few old radio programs featuring that famous armchair detective Nero Wolfe! “Nero Wolfe” ran for only 26 episodes in the early 1950s and that always puzzled me because it was a great program with the legendary Sydney Greenstreet as Nero Wolfe and a various collection of actors as his trusty sidekick Archie Goodwin. The banter between Nero Wolfe and Goodwin is worth the price of admission alone but the mysteries are also quite good. ‘The Adventures Of Nero Wolfe” (as the series was properly called) is one of the great gems of detective old radio and I hope you enjoy these two programs as much as I do! So Sayeth The Kendog!
The Trailer Dog Park: “Aquaman 2” and “The Creator” Anchoring Some Big Science Fiction In The Coming Months!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a couple of new entries for the Trailer Dog Park. Sit back and relax as you enjoy trailers for some of the biggest upcoming films releasing later this year. First we have “Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom” the long awaited sequel to James Wan’s DC tenpole. Jason Mamoa returns as the underwater superhero and fights an old enemy in Black Manta. Looks appropriately bonkers! Next is the next film from Gareth Edwards, the mind behind 2014’s “Godzilla” and “Rogue One.” This one’s an original film called “The Creator” and details mankind’s battle for survival against AI only with a slightly different twist than “Terminator” or “The Matrix.” This film looks huge and could be one of the hits of the season. Edward’s work has been stellar so far and I can’t wait to see this one. Enjoy the trailers! So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Hulu’s latest original film, a science fiction comedy called “Robots.” It has an intriguing premise: The right wing government has managed to deport all of the illegal aliens back to Mexico and have replaced them with life-like robots to do all the menial tasks the former illegals once performed. Enter Charles (Jack Whitehall) a womanizer who uses his perfectly mannered twin robot C2 (also Whitehall) to do all the dirty work of meeting and wooing several women just so he can sleep with them. Also using this technique is Elaine (Shailene Woodley) a grifter who uses her double E2 (again, also Woodley) to string as many wealthy men along as she can without actually sleeping with them. An odd mixup allows the two robots to meet where they make a connection and decide to run off together, effectively taking over Charles and Elaine’s live. It’s up to the two less than respectable humans to stop their doubles before the authorities find out and arrest the two for possessing illegal versions of themselves.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and I must admit that I’m a big Kenneth Branagh fan, both as an actor and director! As a director, Branagh has a style that is all his own, whether it is directing huge Shakespearean adaptations or Marvel Comic Book movies, the man knows his way around the camera. Recently he has devoted his directing aesthetic to the works of the great novelist Agatha Christie, so far creating three films based on her work. First he started with the most famous of her works with “Murder On The Orient Express” followed by the slightly less well known “A Death On The Nile.” Both were successful enough to merit a third film. This one’s called “A Haunting In Venice” and is actually the best of the bunch, a twisty, turning thriller that clearly leans into its supernaturual elements. The result is a mystery/horror hybrid that proves to be quite entertaining.Continue reading
The Dogcast: Some “Black Museum” Old Radio Featuring None Other Than Orson Welles For Your Listening Pleasure!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun! This time we’re featuring a classic thriller program from 1952 featuring narration by the legendary Orson Welles. The setting was Scotland Yard’s museum of death, The Black Museum. Welles would take an artifact from the museum and tell the sordid tale of how it got there, usually involving a gruesome murder or some other crime. It’s a novel way of presenting a show and it’s very entertaining. Enjoy these two episodes and enjoy your weekend! So Sayeth The Kendog!