Jason Statham

Dog’s Movie House: Statham, Ayer Don’t Offer Anything New In “Beekeeper” But It’s An Entertaining Action Romp Nonetheless!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a question. Do you like Jason Statham? How much you enjoy the chiseled British action star will most likely determine your enjoyment of “The Beekeeper” a new film from director David Ayer (“Fury”). Statham plays Adam Clay, a beekeeper who just happens to be a former “Beekeeper.” What’s the difference? Well a Beekeeper is an independently operating agent who makes Navy Seals and Special Forces look like, in the words of one character, pussies. They were created to keep the metaphorical “hive” running smoothly and answer to no one. This makes Clay a perfect character for Statham who seems to be more comfortable with exercising his physical muscles more than his acting chops.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Meg 2: The Trench” Is Everything You Could Possibly Want In A Giant Shark Movie. . .For Better Or For Worse!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with an admission: I really love Steve Alten’s “Meg” series of books. They’re entertaining with relatable characters and some pretty cool ocean monsters. They are also fairly serious endeavors, so when the first “Meg” film came out in 2018, I was somewhat surprised to see a somewhat lighthearted, goofy take on the story. It was entertaining, to be sure, but part of me wishes for a more serious treatment of Alten’s fascinating universe. That said, “Meg 2: The Trench” ups the ante on shark action and silliness, and knowing that going into the film made me enjoy it a lot more!

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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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The Kenblog: Five Great Action Movies!



Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog!

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Just got back from watching “Mechanic: Ressurection” and found it to be a serviceable, if unexceptional, action movie.  Statham is good as always, but he can do this kind of stuff in his sleep, and the direction by Dennis Gansel is somewhat flat at times.  As I was watching I found myself thinking of the true classics of action cinema, movies that can transport you with awesome set pieces and incredible choreography.  So for you, my dear readers, I’ve come up with a list of five (for the time being) of the greatest action movies of all time.  Feel free to comment and add some of your own!  So Sayeth The Kendog! Continue reading