Family Films

Dog’s Movie House: See “IF” And “Furiosa” Before They’re Gone!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and I find myself pondering the strange phenomenon of underperfoming movies at the start of the summer season! “The Fall Guy,” “IF,” and “Furiosa” are all excellent films with some origninal ideas and fantastic performances, yet the general audiences seem to be staying away from the multiplex. I have some theories, of course, but they don’t come down to the usual “this movie is just another comic book movie” or “nobody wants to see this film because it sucks.” Two films in particular should be generating a lot more interest then they are at this point. Are prices of everything so high that folks are choosing to excise the process of going to the theater to save money? Or are the streaming choices available now squeezing the theaters out of business? Whaterver the reason, both “IF” and “Furiosa” are suffering for it.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Encanto” Delightful Disney Animation With Heart And Soul!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here after a bit of Thanksgiving time off with a look at Disney’s latest. It’s called “Encanto” and is a lushly animated film set in the hills of Columbia about a very unique family. It also features songs and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda who is quickly becoming the go-to guy for movie music nowadays. The film resonates emotionally with a story about the power of love and finding the hidden talents within. Of course, narratives like this are a dime a dozen and have been brought to film for decades, but “Encanto” manages to do so in a way that feels vibrant and original.

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