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Dog’s Movie House: What to See!


Howdy folks!  It’s The Kendog here back from a month long absence to try and pull this thing together.  A rather serious health scare involving my wife kept me on the shelf for obvious reasons.  Thankfully, she is doing well and on her way to a full recovery and I am now trying to figure out a schedule to get thing s back on track! Continue reading

Dog’s Movie House: “Cars 3” Lovable End To Cars Trilogy!

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Lightening McQueen in “Cars 3”



Pixar’s Cars franchise has always been considered the acclaimed studio’s red-headed stepchild.  While the animation has always been top-notch, many felt the storytelling was more simplistic than classic Pixar fare like “Toy Story,” “Up,” and “Inside Out.”  I find myself in that camp as well, but unlike some of my colleagues I very much enjoy the Cars films for what they are: wonderful cartoons designed primarily for kids.  In the case of “Cars 3,” Pixar has decided to forget the Mater-centric “Cars 2” doesn’t exist and bring a nice, sentimental conclusion to the story of legendary racer Lightening McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson). Continue reading

Movie News: Spielberg Rounds Out His Pentagon Cast!

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I am an avid fan of Steven Spielberg and I know he’s more interested in pursuing adult material, but the kid in me just wishes he would go back to the masterfully crafted adventures that I enjoyed so much as a kid.  Of course, he tried that last year with “The BFG,” and that tanked so I can understand if he’s a little gun shy right now.  That said, he’s got a new film in the pipeline called “The Papers” about the Washington Post’s decision to publish the classified Pentagon Papers in 1971. Continue reading

Dog’s Movie House: “The Conjuring 2” Scary As Hell!



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An Uninvited Guest In "The Conjuring 2"

An Uninvited Guest In “The Conjuring 2”




A lot of sequels unfortunately follow the law of diminishing returns.  (See my review of “Now You See Me 2” here as proof)  Fortunately there is one filmmaker out there who knows that having a number after the title of your film doesn’t mean the finished product has to be a piece of brain dead dreck when it arrives in theaters.  That filmmaker is James Wan and he is rapidly becoming the preeminent voice in cinematic horror.  “The Conjuring” was one of the best horror films in recent memory and I’m happy to report that, while not quite in the same class as the original film, “The Conjuring 2” is close enough in quality to its predecessor that it is guaranteed to scare you witless in all the best ways. Continue reading