Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at “News Of The World” a new western film from Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Series) starring Tom Hanks as a world weary Civil War Veteran charged with taking a young girl of German descent back to her family after finding her hiding on the road. The film’s leisurely pace might turn off some, but those who stick with it will find a compelling story, beautifully shot scenery, and a couple of gangbuster performances from Hanks and young newcomer Helena Zengel.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at “One Night In Miami,” one of the best films of the year and a riveting debut from charismatic actress Regina King! Based partially on the historic meeting of four titans of the civil rights movement in 1964, “One Night In Miami” fictionalizes what could have happened and what might have been said when Malcom X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke got together at a Miami Hotel for a post-fight celebration after Clay put a beating on then champion Sonny Liston. What follows is a quartet of searing performances and insightful dialogue that make this one of the best films of the young year so far!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more classic old radio to provide some entertainment! This time we’re working with some great Jack Benny Classics. Both of these deal with the legendary Orson Welles as a guest host while Jack was sick! Enjoy and feel free to comment! So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here back after a couple of weeks of holiday mirth-making (subdued though it may be) to jump back in to the movie swimming pool. The end of the year brought us two blockbusters that would normally be released directly into theaters but because of circumstances are getting sent to the streaming services. “Wonder Woman 1984” after several delays got released simultaneously into theaters and HBO Max and Pixar’s latest “Soul” went directly to Disney Plus. It’s a shame these two films can’t be seen on the big screen because both are fine pieces of entertainment, with “Soul” being one of Pixar’s finest in the last few years.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at Chadwick Boseman’s last film and it’s a corker! It’s called “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and although Boseman is in a supporting role, he rules over the film in one last great performance. Set in a recording studio in Chicago in 1927, Boseman and Viola Davis lead a sterling cast in a drama about art versus commerce and the Black experience during the early part of the 20th century.Continue reading