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
Dog’s Movie House: “The Menu” A Sharp Comedy Skewering Pretentious Food Culture And Compelling Thriller All In One!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a confession: I’m not a big fan of the current foodie culture. There seems to be a constant game of elitist one-upmanship in terms of holier-than-thou analysis of what the food means to the environment, as if by partaking in such a unique item makes you a better person than the fools who partake of the simple cheeseburger. Pricey and pretentiously annoying, aspects of this type of foodie culture have become the new avenue for cultural elitism. This is the subject that the makers of the movie “The Menu” skewer with much delight, all the while creating a compelling thriller featuring outstanding performances and some unique twists and turns.Continue reading
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Horror is a lot like comedy. It’s a subjective matter in that different people are scared by different things. Many of my friends are visual when it comes to his scares; they have to see the carnage on screen to get a thrill. I actually prefer horror films that use the “less-is-more” technique, allowing my admittedly overactive imagination to fill in the gaps. I say this before I begin my review for “The Witch” because this film caters to folks of the later persuasion. If you’re looking for instant gratification and oodles of violence and gore, please look elsewhere for your terror-filled thrills. Continue reading