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Dog’s Movie House: “Coming 2 America” No Classic, But Sweet In Its Own Right!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the long awaited sequel to Eddie Murphy’s long-awaited comedy hit “Coming To America.” It took a whopping thirty-three years for this sequel to finally be released and the obvious question is “is it worth the wait.” The answer is. . .sort of. It’s not the train wreck I feared when I first saw the trailers, but it’s never quite as inspired as the first film. “Coming 2 America” also relies a little too heavily on flashbacks from the earlier film to fully step out of its predecessor’s shadow. It’s got a lot of heart, though, and based on that and some good comic performances I can give “Coming 2 America” a solid recommendation.

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Lion King” Roars With Spectacular Animation!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at Disney’s reimagining of their 1994 classic “The Lion King”

Simba And The Gang In “The Lion King”

Of the Disney renaissance that began in the late 1980s with “The Little Mermaid” and continued into the 90s, I always found 1994’s “The Lion King” to be somewhat disappointing. The tonal shift from “Hamlet” to “Hakuna Matata” and back again always through me for a loop as did the miscasting of Matthew Broderick as an adult Simba. Imagine my surprise when Jon Favreau’s “live action” update became one of the more enjoyable experiences I’ve had at the theater this summer!

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