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The Trailer Dog Park: “Aquaman 2” and “The Creator” Anchoring Some Big Science Fiction In The Coming Months!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a couple of new entries for the Trailer Dog Park. Sit back and relax as you enjoy trailers for some of the biggest upcoming films releasing later this year. First we have “Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom” the long awaited sequel to James Wan’s DC tenpole. Jason Mamoa returns as the underwater superhero and fights an old enemy in Black Manta. Looks appropriately bonkers! Next is the next film from Gareth Edwards, the mind behind 2014’s “Godzilla” and “Rogue One.” This one’s an original film called “The Creator” and details mankind’s battle for survival against AI only with a slightly different twist than “Terminator” or “The Matrix.” This film looks huge and could be one of the hits of the season. Edward’s work has been stellar so far and I can’t wait to see this one. Enjoy the trailers! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Dog’s Movie House: “M3GAN” A Wonderfully Entertaining Comedic Horror Film!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here after a couple of weeks off for the holiday with the first fun film of the new year. It’s called M3GAN and while it has a lot in common with everything from “Frankenstein” to “Child’s Play” it has enough wicked humor and originality to be its own thing! The plot involves a little girl named Cady (Violet McGraw) who loses her parents in a car accident and is sent to live with her aunt, a robotics engineer named Gemma (Alison Williams). Gemma, who’s not good with kids at all, decides to test a new project on her neice, an advanced robot named M3GAN (Model 3 Generative Android). Gemma, who works for a cutting edge toy company, has been developing this project on the side and is a perfect chance to kill two birds with one stone: test her new tech and help herself with taking care of her wounded niece.

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” Satisfying Third Film In The Franchise!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the third film in the ever popular Conjuring series. Titled “The Devil Made Me Do It” this is the third cinematic adventure featuring Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), two real-life paranormal investigators who run into a case that is their most personal yet. This is also the first film not to be directed by the massively talented James Wan and while that was a cause for concern, director Michael Chaves does an admirable job bringing the scares and atmosphere, even if it doesn’t quite reach the levels of the first two films.

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The Trailer Dog Park: Will “Conjuring 3” Live Up To The Other Films’ Reputations?

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at “The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It,” the first in the series not directed by horror master James Wan. Even so, I’m willing to give it a go as the first two films have earned enough goodwill from yours truly not to dismiss it out of hand. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. Will this case be their last, mwahhahah? Take a look at the trailer below and feel free to comment either here or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!


Dog’s Movie House: “Annabelle: Creation” Terrifying, “Dark Tower” Terrifyingly Bad!


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Talitha Bateman In “Annabelle: Creation”




Horror, like comedy, is a very subjective genre.  Every moviegoer has something different that trips their “fear” switch.  For me, it’s more about what’s not visible onscreen than overt displays of violence and gore.  For that reason, the various films in The Conjuring franchise are some of the creepiest I’ve ever seen.  With the exception of the very disappointing “Annabelle” I’ve very much enjoyed the James Wan- led franchise and “Annabelle: Creation” is right up there with some of the best horror films in recent memory.   The same cannot be said for the long-awaited cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s legendary Dark Tower series.  “The Dark Tower” is a overly brief, thematic mess that pays only lip service to King’s sprawling fantasy saga.  Non fans of the books will be mildly entertained, but King devotees will either walk out or throw their popcorn at the movie screen.   Continue reading