Action Movies

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Fall Guy” An Hilarious Salute To The Movie Stuntman!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at David Leitch’s new film titled “The Fall Guy.” Now if that title sounds familiar it’s because the film is loosely based on the television series featuring Lee Majors that ran for five seasons in the 1980s. This version feature’s Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, a professional stunt man who drops out of the industry for a year-and-a-half after a nearly disasterous accident. He’s lured back into the movie business when he finds his one-time crush Jody (Emily Blunt) is directing her first big-budget film. When he gets there, Colt finds himself involved in a dangerous plot featuring a missing star, a murdered stuntman, and a somewhat vengeful would-be girlfriend.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Monkey Man” Energetic Debut From Actor Dev Patel!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at actor Dev Patel’s directorial debut, an action-revenge thriller set in India called “Monkey Man.” In the film, Patel plays The Kid, a young man on a mission of revenge against the corrupt chief of police who is responsible for the death of his mother. Flashbacks parse out the information that show The Kid as, uh, a smaller kid when his village is burned and people slaughter by the corrupt police force led by Chief Rama (Sikander Kher) in the service of a sinister religious leader-turned-politician Baba Shakti (Makrand Deshpande). Kid now must infiltrate and climb the ladder of privelege in India to get his revenge, kicking all sorts of ass along the way!

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Dog’s Movie House: Statham, Ayer Don’t Offer Anything New In “Beekeeper” But It’s An Entertaining Action Romp Nonetheless!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a question. Do you like Jason Statham? How much you enjoy the chiseled British action star will most likely determine your enjoyment of “The Beekeeper” a new film from director David Ayer (“Fury”). Statham plays Adam Clay, a beekeeper who just happens to be a former “Beekeeper.” What’s the difference? Well a Beekeeper is an independently operating agent who makes Navy Seals and Special Forces look like, in the words of one character, pussies. They were created to keep the metaphorical “hive” running smoothly and answer to no one. This makes Clay a perfect character for Statham who seems to be more comfortable with exercising his physical muscles more than his acting chops.

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Marvels” Bouyed By The Chemistry Between Its Three Stars!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and I can acknowledge that the cinematic world is currently suffering from a case of superhero fatigue. There’s so much comic book content in both movies and television that it’s hard to keep up with everything. That said, the quality of most of Marvel’s films is still quite good and “The Marvels” by the talented Nia DaCosta (“Candyman”) is an example of wonderfully breezy entertainment.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Meg 2: The Trench” Is Everything You Could Possibly Want In A Giant Shark Movie. . .For Better Or For Worse!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with an admission: I really love Steve Alten’s “Meg” series of books. They’re entertaining with relatable characters and some pretty cool ocean monsters. They are also fairly serious endeavors, so when the first “Meg” film came out in 2018, I was somewhat surprised to see a somewhat lighthearted, goofy take on the story. It was entertaining, to be sure, but part of me wishes for a more serious treatment of Alten’s fascinating universe. That said, “Meg 2: The Trench” ups the ante on shark action and silliness, and knowing that going into the film made me enjoy it a lot more!

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