Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at “Creed III” a wonderfully entertaining entry into the saga of Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) the son of the legendary Apollo Creed. Now retired as champion from the ring, Adonis is focusing on training the next generation of fighters at his gym as well as enjoying his life with his lovely wife Bianca (Tessa Thompson) and young daughter Amara (Mila Davis-Kent). His good life is short-lived when the past comes back to haunt him in the form of Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors), an old friend who has just been released from prison after eighteen years. Damian, a former Golden Gloves champ, wants what he believes is his, which is a shot at the title, despite his age and inexperience as a pro. After using underhanded means to get what he wants, Damian then wants to complete his revenge by taking Adonis down in the ring. Creed not only has to face his toughest oppenent, but he also has to face his past.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest Tom Clancy adaptation. Despite the fact that the new Amazon Studios film deviates almost completely from the source material, “Without Remorse” is a swift moving action flick that benefits from a committed performance from star Michael B. Jordan.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at “Creed 2” and “Green Book.”
This fall is turning out to be a banner year for dramatic films. Usually the holiday season boasts action fare and family fare in equal measure, and to be sure we have films like “Ralph Breaks The Internet” and “The Grinch,” but this year dramas like “Widows” have taken some of the spotlight. But while”Widows” isn’t doing much at the box office, movies like “Creed 2” and the excellent “Green Book” are looking to compete for filmmakers dollars over the holiday season.
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Ever since Chadwick Boseman suited up as the Wakandan superhero The Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War” folks have been quite excited to see T’Challa return in a solo film of his own. Now that time has finally arrived and my fellow critics are falling all over themselves telling everyone how revolutionary “Black Panther” is, calling the film a game changer and as important to racial equality as King’s March In Selma. (Well, maybe not that last part, but you get the idea.) Now as a middle-aged white dude I’m in no position to speculate about the influence this movie will have on African-American moviegoers. I do know that “Black Panther” is an excellent film that does several different things from other Marvel films while firmly entrenching itself in the greater Marvel Universe. As good as “Black Panther” is, it’s still just a movie though.