Movie Franchises

Dog’s Movie House: “Last Night In Soho” and “Paranormal Activity: Next Of Kin” Hit The Movies Just In Time For Halloween!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a couple of thrillers just in time for Halloween! First we have the trippy, entertaining-as-hell latest from Edgar Wright, “Last Night In Soho.” Then we have the latest in the seemingly unending Paranormal Activity franchise. This one’s entitiled “Next Of Kin” and although I could list as litany of bad puns regarding how bad the film is (“Be sure to inform your next of kin before seeing “Next Of Kin”) I will not stoop to such levels. Of the two obviously “Last Night In Soho” wins the battle, not just because it’s a better made film but because it feels fresh and orginal, while the Paranormal Activity franchise is definitely suffering from a bit of fatigue.

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Dog’s Movie House: “F9: The Fast Saga” and “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” Too Overstuffed To Match Previous Entries!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at two franchise films that disprove the saying “you can never have too much of a good thing! “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” is a sequel to the sleeper hit starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson back in 2017 while Vin Diesel and company return in the oft delayed ninth edition of the blockbuster Fast And The Furious Franchise, this time with a bunch of returning characters from other films along with the series most accomplished director in Justin Lin. Both films are highly anticipated and, unfortunately both fail to deliver on the promise of their previous entries.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Spectre” Solid, Almost Old School Bond!



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I make no apologies in my opinion of Daniel Craig as the best incarnation of James Bond.  Craig’s Bond is a badass of the first order, dispensing his particular skills (sorry, Liam Neeson) with utter precision and brutality.  If I were to have any criticism of the character it’s in the fact that Craig’s 007 broods a bit too much for my taste.  Narratively speaking, it’s necessary for this emotional introspection to take place due to the demands of the now four-film story arc, yet slowly but surely Craig’s Bond is becoming the Bond we all know and love.  “Spectre” continues this evolution and, aside from a few mostly minor bumps in the road, is a rousing, entertaining success. Continue reading