Guy Ritchie

Dog’s Movie House: “Abigail,” “Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare” Two Exciting Movies. . .For Different Reasons!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at two films, both very good, that feature their director’s signature styles. The first is “Abigail” from the directing duo known collectively as Radio Silence. It’s a vampire flick that, while not especially frightening, is a creepy, gory, funny, action packed good time with a villain that is sure to become a horror icon! The next is Guy Ritchie’s “The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warefare” an action flick based on the first real-life black ops mission carried out by the British during World War II. It’s based in truth, but Guy Ritchie’s flamboyant style makes it feel more like “Inglorious Basterds” than “Saving Private Ryan!

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Dog’s Movie House: “Evil Dead Rise” And “The Covenant” Arriving For Your Moviegoing Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at this week’s new releases. First we have “The Covenant” a thriller from Guy Ritchie that details the search by an American soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) who goes back to Afghanistan to save his interpreter (Dar Salim) after said interpreter saved the former’s life from the Taliban! Then we have “Evil Dead Rise” the fifth in the iconic series started way back in 1981 by Sam Raimi. Written and directed by Lee Cronin, “Evil Dead Rise” moves the horror festivities from the cabin in the woods to a condemned apartment building in Los Angeles. The result is an original entry into the series that still manages to pay homage to the original trilogy!

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Dog’s Movie House: “Wrath Of Man” Is Guy Ritchie’s “Heat” Which Is A Good Thing!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Jason Statham’s latest, Guy Ritchie’s “Wrath Of Man.” The movie is an interesting stylistic change of pace for Ritchie, who usually infuses his films with a manic intensity and gobs of humor from his scripts. There is a style to his films that is often imitated by others, but this time Ritchie tones it down a bit with a style more reminiscent of cinematic auteurs like Michael Mann or Christopher Nolan. The result is a sleek, entertaining thriller that is pared down to its basic elements with Statham providing a reliable, if somewhat grim presence.

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Dog’s Movie House: “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword” Energetic Fun!


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Charlie Hunnam as Arthur In “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword”




I love me a good sword and sorcery movie.  From “Excalibur” to “The Lord Of The Rings” to even the uneven pleasures of a movie like “Krull” I can’t get enough of those mystical worlds involving kings and dragons and knights and damsels in distress.  The King Arthur tale is one of the most enduring of these stories and has been told in film many times, most recently with Antoine Fuqua’s 2004 version starring Clive Owen.  Now it’s Guy Ritchie’s turn and he’s given us an entirely different, yet very entertaining version of the classic story that you’ll enjoy a great deal if you’re not too attached to the standard tale. Continue reading

Dog’s Movie House: “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” Light On Its Cinematic Feet!



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Henry Cavill And Armie Hammer In "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

 I was never a fan of the Robert Vaughn-starring 60’s television series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” so I don’t know how faithful this cinematic adaptation is going to be.  But I will tell you that, on it’s own, Guy Ritchie’s (“Snatch”, “Sherlock Holmes”) latest is a loving, light-on-its-feet homage to a bygone era of cold war espionage and 60’s fashions.  It doesn’t reinvent the wheel and is not particularly deep, but “The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is marvelously entertaining.  Continue reading