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!Continue reading
Howdy folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a couple of Thanksgiving movies that each offer something for everyone! First we have “Devotion” a biographical drama about Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors), the first black fighter pilot in the Korean War. Then we have Disney’s latest animated film, “Strange World,” which borrows from Jules Verne and “Fantastic Voyage” to create an entertaining family adventure. But first we get started with “Devotion!”Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog!
The bombing of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 has been covered quite extensively in the world of cinema, most recently in the Mark Wahlberg film “Patriot’s Day.” But what we haven’t seen much of is the stories of the survivors of that terrible day and what they went through to rehabilitate themselves in the face of some pretty horrific odds. “Stronger” David Gordon Green’s latest, does just that, focusing on the incredible true story of Jeff Bauman, a young man who lost both legs in the blast and had to fight not only to regain mobility, but to discover who he was as a person. Continue reading