Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a rundown on what to stream this week. Theatrical releases are in doubt again, especially as California ramps up it’s lockdown procedures to curtail Covid-19 during the holiday season. So, as it has throughout this crazy year, it falls to the streaming services to provide your cinematic entertainment. This week I’ve got a couple of good ones: David Fincher’s latest, “Mank” and the second Christmas Chronicles film, creatively titled “Christmas Chronicles 2.”Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a remembrance of the two actors who embodied three of the greatest villains in cinematic history. Hugh Keays-Bryne, who died earlier this week at the age of seventy-three, played the villain in two Mad Max films. First he was the villainous Toecutter in George Miller’s original dystopian sci-fi classic “Mad Max.” Then, almost forty years later, Miller recruited Keays-Byrne to play the role of Immortan Joe, the primary antagonist in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Then we have the man who wore the suit of perhaps the greatest cinematic villain of all time. David Prowse, the man behind the mask of Darth Vader, died last week in London at the age of 85.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kcndog and I know I’m a little late but this week’s old radio offerings celebrate those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Norman Corwin was a brilliant writer/producer who told tales of our soldier’s heroism and sacrifice during World War II. On the occasion of this Veteran’s Day I’m offering two of Corwin’s best: On A Note Of Triumph and Fourteen August. The first describes and dramatizes the surrender of Nazi Germany while the second, narrated by Orson Welles, deals with the victor in Japan. These are dedicated to my late Grandfather, who fought and survived the Battle Of The Bulge in World War II! So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy folks! It’s The Kendog with a couple of recent releases to keep you entertained over this cold, rainy weekend. I’ve been off the movie review path for a week or so, and for that you have my apologies, but I think these two recent movies will put some spring in your cinematic step, as it were. The first is a really well done monster film called “Love And Monsters” starring Dylan O’Brian as a young man searching for his love during a monster apocalypse. The other is “The Trial Of The Chicago 7” a dramatization of the trial of the seven individuals charged with inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic convention. For different reasons, both films are entertaining and thought-provoking in equal measure.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun. This time we’re going with some spy stuff in honor of the passing of Sir Sean Connery last week. The original Bond is the best to many and got me thinking of classic spy radio dramas and the one that comes to mind is “I Was A Communist For The FBI” starring Dana Andrews. While based on true stories, there was no doubt that this program was “enhanced” for our listening pleasure! Enjoy these two programs and feel free to comment below or on my Facebook page! So Sayeth The Kendog!