Action Films

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Tomorrow War” Entertaining Chris Pratt Vehicle With Some Scary Monsters!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest from Chris Pratt and Amazon Prime. This one’s called “The Tomorrow War” and has a big enough budget that one misses the opportunity to see it on the big screen. Part time travel film, part monster-horror pic, “The Tomorrow War” gets a lot of mileage out of everyman Pratt, a decent script from Zach Dean, and some truly frightening alien monsters. As long as you don’t think about the time travel elements too much, “The Tomorrow War” is a fun movie that has enough creature action to keep fans satisfied, at least until the next Jurassic Park film hits.

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