Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and since the holidays are upon us I though it would be fun to feature some holiday-themed Jack Benny shows for your Old Radio listening pleasure! Jack and the gang are my favorite radio performers and these two episodes don’t disappoint. Enjoy the holiday shows and I hope you have a great holiday season! So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at “Godzilla Minus One” the latest film featuring the giant fire breathing monster that debuted almost 70 years ago and has become a worldwide phenomenon. This one takes place during the years just after World War II and serves as a soft reboot of the of the creature’s origin story. It is also more character-driven than any other Godzilla film that came before (including the entertaining American Monsterverse series of films) and is interested in exploring topics other than the mass devestation of Tokyo!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest chapter in the Hunger Games franchise. It’s called “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” and takes place 64 years before the events of the first film. Here we see the rise of the young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), the struggling son of the inventor of the Hunger Games. Now living on his late father’s name, Snow attempts to win the big monetary prize at the University by taking advantage of the new rules for the 10th Annual Hunger Games and sponsoring one of the “tributes.” He catches the attention of of the Games lead designer Dr. Gaul (Viola Davis) and the ire of the dean of the university (a great Peter Dinklage). His ideas on glamorizing the tributes and enhancing the watchability of the Games conflicts with the feelings he has for his tribute, a fiery young singer Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler). His feelings for Baird threaten to ruin his rise to the top of the capital.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and it’s nice to see Alexander Payne return to form after the ambitious but uneven “Downsizing.” And boy howdy is he back in a big way, reuniting with his “Sideways” star Paul Giamatti to come up with a fresh take on a familiar tale. “The Holdovers” is a story we’ve seen a million times before, but in Payne’s hands with such a talented cast, the story feels like something entirely original!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another Old Radio edition of The Dogcast. In honor of “The Marvels” releasing today, I have for your listening pleasure three episodes of the classic old radio series “The Shadow.” These episodes are from the premier season in 1937 featuring none other than the legendary Orson Welles as the voice of the Shadow, the man who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men. Delightfully campy with a solid score and some spooky stories, “The Shadow” is as close to an Old Radio superhero as you’re going to get! So Sayeth The Kendog!