Ben Affleck

Dog’s Movie House: “Air” A Crackerjack Tale Of Nike’s Signing Of Michael Jordan A Must-See!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with one of the best movies of the young year so far! It’s called “Air” and it details Nike’s courting and eventual signing of a just-drafted Michael Jordan to the shoe contract that would make history. The story revolves around Sonny Vaccaro (a potbellied Matt Damon), a consultant for the basketball shoe division at Nike in 1984. At this time Nike was known for its running shoes and little else as they trailed behind Addidas and Converse in the competitive basketball shoe market. Sonny knows basketball and wants to take a chance to using their entire budget to sign one player: Michael Jordan, who at this point hasn’t even stepped on an NBA court yet. The big problem: Michael wants nothing to do with Nike, so it’s up to Sonny to convince his boss Phil Knight (Ben Affleck) and public relations guru Rob Strasser (the always reliable Jason Bateman) to take a chance that could either make them or break them as a company!

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Dog’s Movie House: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” Epic And Epically Long!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog Here with a look at “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” the four hour magnum opus that gives Snyder the opportunity to tell the epic tale of DC’s greatest heroes and their eventual team up to defeat the evil minions of DC’s big bads: Darkseid and his lieutenant Steppenwolf (Not the 70’s rock band) The story behind this cut of the movie is as interesting as the movie itself. Snyder had to abandon the original film due to a tragedy in his family and Warner Bros. brought in Joss Whedon of “The Avengers” fame to finish things up. Whedon however reshot the majority of the movie which made the 2017 release a muddled, tonal mess. There was some good in that film but it was popular neither with the fans or the critics. Then the power of the internet came to for as Snyder’s fans came out in support of his unseen and unfinished cut. Pressure was so great that Warner Bros. not only authorized Snyder to finish his cut, but gave him millions to shoot new scenes. The result is now on HBO Max for your streaming pleasure.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Dawn Of Justice” Entertainingly Overstuffed!



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Batman (Ben Affleck) And Superman (Henry Cavill) Face Off In "Dawn Of Justice"

Batman (Ben Affleck) And Superman (Henry Cavill) Face Off In “Dawn Of Justice”




While I respect my fellow reviewers, I have to say most of them missed the mark when it comes to their reviews of “Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”   The movie is neither tired, nor overlong, nor overly gloomy. It doesn’t have the bounce of, say, most of the Marvel movies and it’s certainly not perfect, but “Dawn Of Justice” sticks many more landings than it misses. Director Zack Snyder gets a lot of flak (bordering on outright hate) from the internet community, but aside from one outright flop (“Sucker Punch”) Snyder has done some fine work. His DC Universe may not be all sweetness and light, but it’s certainly an intriguing place worth visiting. Continue reading