Dog’s Movie House: “Shotgun Wedding” Middling Comedy With Game Jennifer Lopez And Jennifer Coolidge!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog her with a look at Amazon Prime’s latest streamer. This one stars Jennifer Lopez and is called “Shotgun Wedding.” Lopez stars as Darcy Rivera, a fortysomething professional who’s getting married in a big wedding in the Phillipines to former ballplayer Tom Fowler (Josh Duhamel). There’s a bit of tension because Tom is all about the perfect wedding while Darcy just wants something simple. The two families don’t necessarily get along, and to make matters worse, Darcy’s ex Sean (Lenny Kravitz) shows up to make Tom even more insecure. Things really go from bad to worse when pirates show up and take everyone save the not-so-happy couple hostage. It’s up to Darcy and Tom attempt a rescue their guests while trying to sort out their relationship.Continue reading
Dog’s Movie House: “Top Gun: Maverick” Rousing Sequel 36 Years In The Making!”
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the long-delayed sequel to the 1986 classic piece of cinematic machismo, “Top Gun.” This one’s called “Top Gun: Maverick” and, despite the Covid-19 delays and restrictive filming conditions, I’m happy to say that “Maverick” not only honors its predecessor; it surpasses it in terms of sheer thrills and cinematic craftsmanship. At the forefront is the ageless (well, almost) Tom Cruise, slipping into the character of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell like a comfortable pair of old slippers. He and director Joseph Kosinski have made a rousing, old-school Hollywood blockbuster that is guaranteed to have audiences cheering, clapping, and laughing in their seats.Continue reading
Dog’s Movie House: “The Matrix Resurrections” A Trippy Return To The Matrix Universe!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a brand new Matrix film. This one’s called “The Matrix Resurrections” and features Keanu Reeves return as the techno-savior Neo for the first time in nearly twenty years. Normally I’d be leary about popping out another Matrix movie, especially since Neo sacrificed himself so handily in finale of the original trilogy. But returning director Lana Wachowski definitely has something in mind for this particular tale and it adds enough new elements to feel like more than a mere rehash of the first film. The result is a trippy, self-aware journey back into the war between humans and machines anchored by excellent performances from Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss.Continue reading
Dog’s Movie House: “The Protege” A Hard Hitting Action Flick With A Couple Of Fun Variations!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a decent action flick that’s probably going to fly under the radar. I know it’s tough to go to the movies nowadays, but “The Protege” is a film that is really entertaining and has enough quirks and unusual details to elevate it over the standard revenge-thriller plot. The film also benefits from the star-level talents of its trio of leads in Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, and the wonderful Michael Keaton.Continue reading
Dog’s Movie House: “Gunpowder Milkshake” And “Jolt” Give The Ladies A Chance To Kick Ass!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at two female-centric action films that give the ladies a chance to be front and center with the violence and mayhem. The first is “Gunpowder Milkshake” featuring Karen Gillan as an assassin who is outed by her employers after a couple of untimely mistakes. The second is Amazon Prime’s “Jolt” featuring Kate Beckinsale as a woman who suffers from major anger issues and is forced to put said issues to work when her would be boyfriend is murdered. Both films aren’t classics of the genre but are a lot of fun and get by on the charm and ability of the strong female cast.Continue reading