Dog’s Movie House: “They Shall Not Grow Old,” “Stan & Ollie” Must Sees!

Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog With A Look At “They Shall Not Grow Old” and “Stan & Ollie!

John C. Reilly & Steve Coogan In “Stan & Ollie”



January is often known as the place most studios dump the films in which they have no confidence to die.  Fortunately it’s also the place where limited release films from the year before get a larger theater count so the general public can, you know, actually see them!   In this case, there are two stellar films that deserve your attention.  One of them is a World War I documentary by the legendary Peter Jackson and another tells the tale of one of the worlds most legendary comedy teams in Laurel & Hardy.  Both are must see cinema! Continue reading

Dog’s Movie House: “Detroit” A Searing, Timely Drama!

Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog! 

John Boyega In “Detroit”




There are some excellent films that are admittedly difficult to sit through due to the unflinching nature of the filmmaker’s techniques of showcasing brutal events on screen.  Kathryn Bigelow’s latest “Detroit” is one of those films.  Detailing the terrifying events that took place at the Algiers Motel during the riots in Detroit in 1967.  Along with her frequent writing collaborator Mark Boal (“The Hurt Locker,” “Zero Dark Thirty”), Bigelow and her crackerjack cast puts the screws to the audience from the very beginning and doesn’t let up until the end credits roll.  This is a film that depicts a terrible time in our nation’s history and serves as a timely reminder that. although we’ve made progress in terms of racial relations, we still have along way to go.   Continue reading