Dog’s Movie House: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” Gives The Heroes A Lively Animated Reboot!
Howdy folks! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for the better part of thirty-five years and have become embedded in our pop culture consciousness. People who barely know the films, comics and television shows know the names Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raaphael, and Donatello, as well as Splinter and Shredder. Michael Bay put his own roided out spin on things a few years back and those films were somewhat successful, but the playful nature of these “heroes-in-a-half-shell” haven’t had their playfull roots shown in awhile. Now comes “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayem” to provide a fresh, mostly invigorating spin on the Turtles with some wonderful animation!Continue reading
Dog’s Movie House: “Nimona” A Delightful Animated Film From Netflix That Will Give Disney A Run For It’s Money!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a little animated treasure called “Nimona” a film that ranks close to one of the best animated flicks of the year so far. Based on Nate Stevenson’s graphic novel, “Nimona” tells the story of Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed) a young knight in a futuristic world who is disgraced and hunted after being framed for a horrible crime. Desperate to clear his name, Ballister teams up with a shape-shifting girl named Nimona (Chloe Grace-Moretz), a smart ass who just happens to have a few secrets of her own. Together they may not only clear their names but also change their whole society for the better!Continue reading
Dog’s Movie House: “Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse” A Brilliantly Animated And Engrossing Spider-Man Film!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with an early contender for not only best animated film of the year, but best film of the year, period! In 2018, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord hit audiences with “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,” a comic book story come to life that introduced cinematic audiences to Miles Morales, and Brooklyn kid who becomes his world’s version of Spider-Man. It was emotional, funny, kinetic, and very clever, not to mention beautifully animated and it became a sensation with audiences and critics alike, even beating the likes of “The Incredibles 2” at that years Oscars. Now the sequel arrives and it’s actually better than the original, full of eye-popping animation, more incredible characters, and a deep, complex story arc that is still easy enough to understand!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and if you grew up during the eighties and nineties, you probably remember wasting a great deal of time playing Super Mario Bros. on your Nintendo. I know I burned a few brain cells trying to get Italian plumber Mario through the maze of traps and pipes to try and rescue Princess Peach. Around the same time a live action version of the game came out in 1993 that was simply titled “Super Mario Bros.” It was a disaster despite staring such luminaries as John Leguizamo, Bob Hoskins, and Dennis Hopper. Now Illumination Studios and Nintendo have come up with an all-star voice cast and some truly stunning animation to give us “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” an entertaining romp that doesn’t delve to deeply but has enough to keep both adults (especially fans of the game) and the little ones entertained!Continue reading
Howdy folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a couple of Thanksgiving movies that each offer something for everyone! First we have “Devotion” a biographical drama about Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors), the first black fighter pilot in the Korean War. Then we have Disney’s latest animated film, “Strange World,” which borrows from Jules Verne and “Fantastic Voyage” to create an entertaining family adventure. But first we get started with “Devotion!”Continue reading