Denis Villeneuve

Dog’s Movie House: “Dune: Part 2″ Delivers. . .And Then Some!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. It’s Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part 2” the second half of the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel. The first film, simply titled “Dune” released in 2021 during the pandemic and did remarkably well considering the circumstances. The first film was incredible to look at and very engrossing, but most of it was a set up for the characters and the rest of the story. I’m happy to say that “Dune: Part 2” delivers the good in every sense of the word, making it one of the best films of the year so far.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Dune” Epic Telling Of Frank Herbert’s Sci-Fi Epic. . .Half Of It, That Is!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest cinematic adaptation of “Dune” Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction masterpiece. Combining beloved source material with one of my favorite directors in Denis Villeneuve (“Sicario”) seems to me like a match made in cinematic heaven. Ad an incredible cast and some epic locations and “Dune” should be a work of science fiction genius. Weeeellll. . .not quite. “Dune” is actually quite good and actually amazing in places but it suffers from one problem: It only tells half the damn story! Aaargh! That said, the inevitible “Part II” is coming and hopefully the two films together will make for an wonderful cinematic experience.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Blade Runner 2049″ A Masterpiece, But Not For Everyone!”

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Ryan Gosling as “K” in “Blade Runner 2049”




Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” from 1982 has transformed from a misunderstood underperformer at the box office at the time of its release to a science fiction classic almost four decades later.  There are several different versions of the film to view, discuss and dissect with friends or foes, and the film’s look is still beautiful all these long years later.   But make no mistake, “Blade Runner” is not a slam-bang action flick:  it takes it’s time to tell the story and those who find themselves disinterested in said story will find the film to be slow and uninvolving.  The same can be said for Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up, “Blade Runner 2049.”   Continue reading