Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a rather emberrassing admission: I was never really a big fan of “The Sopranos” HBO’s landmark television series about a mob family in New Jersey. I did watch it from time to time and I am familiar with some of the storylines and characters, but it just didn’t hook me the way it did so many others. That said, David Chase’s creation is one of the most iconic television series in history, with great stories and acting, and I imagine fans were happily anticipating the upcoming theatrical prequel that sheds light on the young Tony Soprano and how he became the hard-edged gangster we see in the television show. As for me, “The Many Saints Of Newark” is very well done from a dramatic standpoint, but it feels more like a longform version of the television show than an actual theatrical film! That’s not necessarily a bad thing.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some old radio comedy classic programming to enliven your weekend. This week we’ve got a couple of Burns & Allen programs from 1943 featuring legend Jack Benny as a guest star. These two programs involve Jack at a beauty parlor being caught by Gracie and the blackmail that follows. Enjoy the programs and feel free to comment either below or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look and a link to Sean Moody’s neat little short movie “Bang Bang” shot with drones, smart phones, and a cast consisting primarly of his kids and their friends, “Bang Bang” is a fun movie that has a lot of polish for such a new effort. Moody may have been making a movie for a lark, but his commitment to the craft matches those of the big budget boys. Make sure you watch the outtakes at the end; they’re nearly as funny as the film itself. Enjoy! So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at two new movies opening up this week. One is at the trusty theater and is an adaptation of a hit Broadway musical titled “Dear Evan Hansen.” The other is a Netflix release, a thriller called “Intrusion” that deals with the aftermath of a home invasion at a house in the middle of nowhere. Of the two, I found “Intrusion” more entertaining as “Dear Evan Hansen” left me wondering what the hell I just watched! I think it might be a generational thing, but spontaneously bursting into song in the middle what should be a compelling drama involving social disorders and suicide seems somewhat. . .off to me.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with some classic old radio again. This time it’s a couple of episodes of the popular radio series “Have Gun, Will Travel” starring John Dehner as Paladin, a gun for higher based out of San Francisco. The show was popular enough that it made a successful transition to television. While not as consistently excellent as “Gunsmoke” it’s still a terrific show. Enjoy the two episodes and feel free to comment either below or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!