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The Dogcast: Some “X-Minus One” For Your Old Radio Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun! In honor of the science fiction flavored “Don’t Worry Darling” (read the review here) I thought I’d include a couple of episodes of “X-Minus One,” and excellent science fiction radio program that was popular during the 1950s. “X-Minus” one featured adaptations of the works of Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein and others during it’s run and some of the stories still hold up well today. Enjoy listening to these offerings of “X-Minus One” and feel free to comment either below or on my Facebook Page! So Sayeth The Kendog!

X-Minus One – Universe – 5/15/1955
X-Minus One – The Man In The Moon – 5/29/1955

The Trailer Dog Park: “Knock At The Cabin” Shows M Night Shyamalan At His Suspenseful Best!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another edition of the Trailer Dog Park. Today we get a look at M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, a film called “Knock At The Cabin.” This one stars Dave Bautista as the leader of a group of people who believe the key to stopping the apocalypse is to force a family staying at their forest cabin to make an unknown horrible decision. The trailer wisely keeps this decision from us but we know it involves the couple’s little girl. It looks like a small scale film like the ones Shyamalan has crafted his recent comeback upon. (The underwhelming “Glass” notwithstanding.”). Bautista, an excellent comic actor, looks to up the ante as the creepy but somehow sympathetic antagonist. Check out the trailer below and feel free to comment either here or on my Facebook Page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

Dog’s Movie House: Allison Janney Elevates “Lou” Into An Intense Thriller From Netflix!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Netflix’s latest original film, an action thriller starring Allsion Janney called “Lou.” Janney plays the title character, a loner living in a small coastal town in the Pacific Northwest. She’s about to end things when her renter Hannah (Jurnee Smollet) bursts in during the storm screaming that her daughter Vee (Ridley Asha Bateman) has been kidnapped by her crazy, ex-Green Beret father Phillip (Logan Marshall-Green). Lou decides to help Hannah, drawing on long dormant skills as a former CIA agent to track down Phillip and save Vee. What follows is part thriller, part action movie, all vehicle for Janney to show her considerable acting chops.

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Dog’s Movie House – “Don’t Worry Darling” A Intriguing, Entertaining Misfire!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Olivia Wilde’s second feature as a director. It’s called “Don’t Worry Darling” and features Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as Alice and Jack Chambers, a young couple living in the late 1950s in a utopian community known sponsored by a mysterious organization known as The Victory Project. Every morning the men drive across the desert to work while the wives do chores, shop and generally cater to their men in what appears to be an equitable partnership. The Victory Project is headed by the mysterious (and slightly sinister) Frank (Chris Pine), who uses his svengali-like influence to command absolute loyalty from his extended “family.” When one of the wives has a breakdown and supposedly kills herself in front of Alice, the latter begins to investigate the truth about The Victory Project and in doing so uncovers a nasty truth that threatens not only her sanity but her very life as well.

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The Dogcast: Some “Suspense” for your old radio pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some classic tales of “Suspense from the wonderful world of old radio. This is in honor of “Barbarian” a terrific thriller that is currently playing in theaters (you can read the review here). “Suspense” was one of the most successful dramas in radio history, running from the early 1940s to the 1960s. Major film stars often appeared on the program, often doing work that differed from their onscreen personas. Here we have a couple of “Suspense” episodes from the forties. One is a version of “The Most Dangerous Game” from 1943 and then we have the classic “House In Cypress Canyon” from 1946. “Cypress Canyon” is a true chiller, something to tide you over until Halloween. Enjoy and feel free to comment here or on my Facebook page! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Suspense – The Most Dangerous Game – 9/23/1943
Suspense – House In Cypress Canyon – 12/05/1946
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