Dog’s Movie House: “Red Notice” Slick But Slight Star Vehicle Featuring Big Time Actors Having A Good Time!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Netflix’s latest, an action thriller from the guy who brought you “Dodgeball” and “Central Intelligence.” This one’s called “Red Notice” and features the star-studded trio of Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot in a film that’s slickly shot and nicely acted, but slight in terms of story. That said, the actors are having a ball and director Rawson Marshall Thurber has a nicely kinetic style that keeps the film moving at a brisk clip. And since it’s on Netflix, you won’t have to worry about getting your money back if you don’t like it. (But I’m betting you will.)Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog Here with a look at “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” the four hour magnum opus that gives Snyder the opportunity to tell the epic tale of DC’s greatest heroes and their eventual team up to defeat the evil minions of DC’s big bads: Darkseid and his lieutenant Steppenwolf (Not the 70’s rock band) The story behind this cut of the movie is as interesting as the movie itself. Snyder had to abandon the original film due to a tragedy in his family and Warner Bros. brought in Joss Whedon of “The Avengers” fame to finish things up. Whedon however reshot the majority of the movie which made the 2017 release a muddled, tonal mess. There was some good in that film but it was popular neither with the fans or the critics. Then the power of the internet came to for as Snyder’s fans came out in support of his unseen and unfinished cut. Pressure was so great that Warner Bros. not only authorized Snyder to finish his cut, but gave him millions to shoot new scenes. The result is now on HBO Max for your streaming pleasure.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog!
To say the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) has gotten off to a somewhat rocky start is something of an understatement. While “Man Of Steel,” “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Suicide Squad” made oodles of cash but were very divisive in terms of quality and fan satisfaction. I found that I liked the three films without loving them: each had some very good qualities but also had some very real problems, most of them revolving around the studio’s insistence on stuffing every film full of references to a larger cinematic universe rather than concentrating on telling a compelling story for each individual film. Thankfully that inconsistency is at an end with the release of “Wonder Woman,” which serves as a wonderfully exciting origin story and a cinematic coming out for one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. Continue reading