Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Christopher Nolan’s latest epic, “Oppenheimer,” a biographical tale detailing the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), the brilliant physicist responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. To call “Oppenheimer” epic would be a bit of an understatement, as this film has the scope and style of David Lean’s great pictures of the past. It’s big, brawny filmmaking that is detail oriented at the same time, with a sprawling cast of the who’s-who of the acting community playing the who’s-who of historical figures associated with the Manhattan Project. But “Oppenheimer” doesn’t stop there: it also tells the tale of the aftermath of the end of World War II in which Oppenheimer had to defend himself from being labeld a communist for his anti-war feelings. This film is emotional, gripping, and harrowing, a cautionary tale about the overriding allure of ultimate power and the corruption it encourages.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Disney’s latest attempt to turn one of DIsneyland’s iconic rides into the next big film franchise. This time it’s “The Jungle Cruise” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt lending their considerable star power to the film. Fortunately “The Jungle Cruise” has more in common with “Pirates Of The Carribean” rather than “The Country Bears” and director Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows”) and his team have crafted a wonderfully entertaining film that honors both the ride as well as some classic adventure films that serve as this particular movie’s inspiration!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the long-delayed sequel to one of 2018’s surprise hits. When “A Quiet Place” hit theaters a few years ago, it wowed audiences with it’s lean storytelling, compelling characters, and intriguing premise of having vicious creatures who hunt by sound alone. Director John Krasinski proved to be a master of suspenseful storytelling as well as a gifted lead actor (trust me, you forget all about his character of Jim from “The Office). With all that money being made, a sequel seemed all but inevitable, but the pandemic caused this highly anticipated film from reaching theaters until now. I can say with certainty that this second film is on par from a dramatic, suspense, and science fiction standpoint with the first film.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with another edition of The Dogcast!
This time we’re hitting up Emily Blunt’s latest, “The Girl On The Train” along with the Nate Parker slave drama “Birth Of A Nation.” Both of these films are fairly well made but at the same time both are missing something that could truly make them great. Blunt is the main reason to see “The Girl On The Train,” and those looking for some cathartic revenge should find something to enjoy in the drama about slave rebellion leader Nat Turner! Listen to the full Dogcast below and feel free to watch the assorted clips of both films afterward. Don’t forget to comment below!
So Sayeth The Kendog!