Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some old radio holiday cheer in the form of some classic Christmas programming. First we have the 1954 version of “Miracle On 34th Street” Featuring William Conrad. Then we have the dramatization of “It’s A Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart reprising his classic role for radio. Both are classics and will bring a smile to your face! So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a movie that really should be better than it is. This is Tate Taylor’s “Ava” an assassin-thriller that takes the template of “master assassin screws up and is hunted down by her former employers” and does almost absolutely nothing with new with it. It also wastes a tremendous cast led by Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, and Colin Farrell and that is a damn shame.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a rundown on what to stream this week. Theatrical releases are in doubt again, especially as California ramps up it’s lockdown procedures to curtail Covid-19 during the holiday season. So, as it has throughout this crazy year, it falls to the streaming services to provide your cinematic entertainment. This week I’ve got a couple of good ones: David Fincher’s latest, “Mank” and the second Christmas Chronicles film, creatively titled “Christmas Chronicles 2.”Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a remembrance of the two actors who embodied three of the greatest villains in cinematic history. Hugh Keays-Bryne, who died earlier this week at the age of seventy-three, played the villain in two Mad Max films. First he was the villainous Toecutter in George Miller’s original dystopian sci-fi classic “Mad Max.” Then, almost forty years later, Miller recruited Keays-Byrne to play the role of Immortan Joe, the primary antagonist in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Then we have the man who wore the suit of perhaps the greatest cinematic villain of all time. David Prowse, the man behind the mask of Darth Vader, died last week in London at the age of 85.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kcndog and I know I’m a little late but this week’s old radio offerings celebrate those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Norman Corwin was a brilliant writer/producer who told tales of our soldier’s heroism and sacrifice during World War II. On the occasion of this Veteran’s Day I’m offering two of Corwin’s best: On A Note Of Triumph and Fourteen August. The first describes and dramatizes the surrender of Nazi Germany while the second, narrated by Orson Welles, deals with the victor in Japan. These are dedicated to my late Grandfather, who fought and survived the Battle Of The Bulge in World War II! So Sayeth The Kendog!