Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and those of you who know me well know I love the world of professional wrestling (I refuse to call it sports entertainment unless I absolutely have to). Yes, it’s cheesy as hell sometimes but it can also be exhilarating and captivating under the right circumstances. Most of that is due to the dedication of the wrestling perfomers who give their blood, sweat and tears to entertain the fans. We lost two of the great ones this week, one of which was a living legend responsible for some of the most iconic moments and feuds in wrestling history. The other was taken from us way too soon and was well on his way to legendary status. The former is Terry Funk, who died at the age of 79 and the latter was Windham Rotunda, known professionally as Bray Wyatt, who died suddenly from a heart ailment at the tender young age of 36!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a little something new. This is an article honoring some of the most unsung heroes of the cinema. In this case we’re honoring Ben Burtt, the legendary sound designer and editor behind some of the most iconic films in history. Below is an older but still riveting documentary about our subject and his methods. (And no, he’s not dead. . .I think will honor these people while they’re alive for a change.) Enjoy the doc and remember Mr. Burtt when watching Star Wars or any of the movies he’s worked on! So Sayeth The Kendog!
Hey Folks! It’s The Kendog with the sad news of the passing of actess Kirstie Alley this week at the age of 71 after a short battle with cancer. Gone too soon, her vivacious energy will be missed as her comedic performances both on television and in films provided joy to many fans. As a way of honoring the lovely and talented actress, I’ve compiled a series of clips from her best known work in both television and film. Enjoy and feel free to comment below or on my Facebook page! So Sayeth The Kendog!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a list honoring on of the most popular movie monsters of all time: The Vampire! Vamps have been a movie staple since the silent era and have maintained an enduring popularity to the present day. The latest take on the Dracula myth “The Invitation” has just hit theaters and although the story is intriguing, it’s one of the lesser vampire efforts. There are some great cinematic vampires out there and here is a list of some of my favorites! Enjoy and feel free to comment below or on my Facebook page! So Sayeth The Kendog!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with the sad news that talented director Wolfgang Peterson died this week at the age of 81. He was a wonderful craftsman when it came to popular cinema and was the director of one of the greatest, if not the greatest submarine film of all time, 1981’s “Das Boot” which had the benefit of telling the tale of a German U-boat crew during World War II from a humanist perspective. Just because they fought for Germany didn’t make them any less human and that element along with Peterson’s fantastic ability to capture the claustrophobic nature of the German U-boat makes “Das Boot” a classic. He also directed the classic 1984 fantasy “The Neverending Story” which is as fresh today as it was nearly forty years ago. Other hits include “Outbreak,” “Enemy Mine,” “In The Line Of Fire,” “Air Force One,” “The Perfect Storm” and “Troy.” His career effectively ended with the flop “Poseiden” but he had a great run and will be sorely missed! So Sayeth The Kendog!Continue reading