Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at “Creed 2” and “Green Book.”
Adonis Creed and Victor Drago face off in “Creed 2”
This fall is turning out to be a banner year for dramatic films. Usually the holiday season boasts action fare and family fare in equal measure, and to be sure we have films like “Ralph Breaks The Internet” and “The Grinch,” but this year dramas like “Widows” have taken some of the spotlight. But while”Widows” isn’t doing much at the box office, movies like “Creed 2” and the excellent “Green Book” are looking to compete for filmmakers dollars over the holiday season.
The Legendary Stan Lee Has Passed At The Age Of 95.
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with the sad news that Marvel Legend Stan Lee has passed at the age of 95! It’s fitting on this Veteran’s Day that we honor the legacy of a man who served his country with distinction during World War II before becoming one of the most prolific and iconic comic book writers of this or any other generation. Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at the latest incarnation of Michael Myers in the new movie “Halloween!”
Michael Meyers Is Back In “Halloween”
In 1978, director John Carpenter pretty much defined the slasher movie with “Halloween” pitting a masked psychopath against a group of high schoolers in the ultimate game of survival! (Bob Clark’s “Black Christmas” was probably the first “slasher film” but Carpenter’s film really refined the concept.) Since then there have been a bevy of sequels and two reboots, each film varying in quality and in what these films added to an increasingly convoluted mythology. In this new film, writer/director David Gordon Green and frequent collaborator Danny McBride have basically wiped the slate clean, creating a direct sequel forty years in the making, and the film is all the better for it.
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with looks at a couple of this weeks films including Damien Chazelle’s latest, “First Man.”
Ryan Gosling is Neil Armstrong in “First Man”
Biopics are tricky things. Do them right and you get a riveting cinematic incarnation of some of histories most important events. Do it wrong and the audience is falling asleep just like they did during high school history class. Fortunately, “First Man” is solidly in the former category although it does have a few flaws. Plus we take a look at “Bad Times At The El Royale” and last week’s champion, “Venom.”
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with looks at “The House With The Clock In It’s Walls” and “Smallfoot!”
Jack Black, Cate Blanchette, and Owen Vaccaro fight evil in “The House With A Clock In It’s Walls”
Unless you’re the big bad Disney machine, a lot of times an animated film or a film for kids can get lost amongst the Mouse House’s publicity bulldozer. Only Illumination studios with their “Despicable Me” juggernaut has been able to really compete. In terms of quality, these two studios (and in the past, Dreamworks) are the top of the charts. (I’m not counting Aardman animation and any anime into the mix). So it’s nice to see Warner Brother’s Animation jumping back into the mix with their hilarious Chuck Jones-inspired “Smallfoot.” Also oddly pleasing is horror auteur Eli Roth getting into the kid-scaring business with “The House with the Clock in it’s Walls.” Continue reading