Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with one of the best movies of the young year so far! It’s called “Air” and it details Nike’s courting and eventual signing of a just-drafted Michael Jordan to the shoe contract that would make history. The story revolves around Sonny Vaccaro (a potbellied Matt Damon), a consultant for the basketball shoe division at Nike in 1984. At this time Nike was known for its running shoes and little else as they trailed behind Addidas and Converse in the competitive basketball shoe market. Sonny knows basketball and wants to take a chance to using their entire budget to sign one player: Michael Jordan, who at this point hasn’t even stepped on an NBA court yet. The big problem: Michael wants nothing to do with Nike, so it’s up to Sonny to convince his boss Phil Knight (Ben Affleck) and public relations guru Rob Strasser (the always reliable Jason Bateman) to take a chance that could either make them or break them as a company!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at two highly anticipated releases in theaters this week. First we have Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel” which features Matt Damon and Adam Driver as former friends and dueling knights who battle to the death over an accusation of rape. Then we have “Halloween Kills” the sequel to the highly successful 2018 reboot of the Halloween franchise featuring everyone’s favorite William Shatner-masked serial killer Michael Meyers. Of the two, “The Last Duel” is the better film, but “Halloween Kills” is not without it’s horror thrills though it fails to live up to the cleverness of it’s predecessor.Continue reading
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I count myself a pretty big fan of Ridley Scott. After all, he’s responsible for modern classics like “Alien,” “Blade Runner,” and “Gladiator.” For all of his success, however, he’s hit a few snags lately with bombs like “The Counselor” and “Exodus: Gods And Kings.” I’m happy to report that Sir Ridley is back in fine form with his adaptation of Andy Weir’s bestselling novel “The Martian,” one of the most thriller space sagas since “Gravity.” Continue reading