Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Rian Johnson’s highly anticipated sequel to his hit 2019 film “Knives Out.” It’s called “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” and I’m happy to say that it’s just as good as the original film. That’s primarily because the only character returning from the first film, Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc, is just as smart and charming this time around as the world’s greatest detective. This time he’s been invited to an eccentric billionaire’s private island to participate in a phony murder that suddenly turns real. As in the first film, there is an impressive ensemble cast of potential killers and victims alike and enough twists and turns to qualify as a typical street in San Francisco. And at the center of it all is Benoit Blanc, the Southern Sherlock Holmes/Columbo hybrid who has become one of the most entertaining onscreen detectives in years.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at one of the most anticipated films of the year. After four cancellations and rescheduling conflicts due to the coronavirus, the 25th James Bond film “No Time To Die” is finally hitting theaters and believe you me, it is well worth the wait. There are many reasons why Daniel Craig is my favorite actor to play Bond, and every one of them is amped up to eleven here. Action packed, emotional, and deeply satisfying for fans of the Bond franchise, “No Time To Die” is one of the best films of the year, period!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at some potentially exciting new films, starting with the latest James Bond movie titled “No Time To Die.” We also have the long awaited sequel to “Top Gun” and an interesting Marvel film starring Jared Leto as Morbius, The Living Vampire! I’m especially excited about Daniel Craig’s last turn as Bond! What do you think. Sound off in the comments section!Continue reading
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I make no apologies in my opinion of Daniel Craig as the best incarnation of James Bond. Craig’s Bond is a badass of the first order, dispensing his particular skills (sorry, Liam Neeson) with utter precision and brutality. If I were to have any criticism of the character it’s in the fact that Craig’s 007 broods a bit too much for my taste. Narratively speaking, it’s necessary for this emotional introspection to take place due to the demands of the now four-film story arc, yet slowly but surely Craig’s Bond is becoming the Bond we all know and love. “Spectre” continues this evolution and, aside from a few mostly minor bumps in the road, is a rousing, entertaining success. Continue reading
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Having just come from the latest James Bond Film “Spectre” I have to say one of the things that impressed me was the level of humor coming from Daniel Craig’s Bond this time around. While not gut-bustingly over-the-top in the vein of the hope-I-never-see-it Jim Carrey interpretation of Bond, Craig’s superspy is not quite as dour as he’s been in the last few entries. Speaking of Craig’s sense of humor, I ran across this almost by accident and laughed my rather large posterior off. Imagine, if you will, what would happen if James Bond had to rent a car and the rental agent was none other than Stephen Colbert. This is from a recent episode of Colbert’s “The Late Show.” Bonus points for Craig barely keeping it together during the long sketch. Enjoy! So Sayeth The Kendog! Continue reading