Mystery Movies

Dog’s Movie House: Hercule Poirot Goes The Horror Route In “A Haunting In Venice.”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and I must admit that I’m a big Kenneth Branagh fan, both as an actor and director! As a director, Branagh has a style that is all his own, whether it is directing huge Shakespearean adaptations or Marvel Comic Book movies, the man knows his way around the camera. Recently he has devoted his directing aesthetic to the works of the great novelist Agatha Christie, so far creating three films based on her work. First he started with the most famous of her works with “Murder On The Orient Express” followed by the slightly less well known “A Death On The Nile.” Both were successful enough to merit a third film. This one’s called “A Haunting In Venice” and is actually the best of the bunch, a twisty, turning thriller that clearly leans into its supernaturual elements. The result is a mystery/horror hybrid that proves to be quite entertaining.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Missing” A Unique, Involving Thriller!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the new thriller “Missing” from the makers of a similar thriller a few years ago called “Searching.” In fact, “Missing” is a direct sequel to the former although it’s basically a stand alone story. Storm Reid plays June, an eighteen year old who’s mother Grace (Nia Long) disappears after heading to Columbia with boyfriend Kevin (Ken Leung). June, who has a strained relationship with her mother, is forced to reevaluate everything when she begins to investigate Grace’s disappearance. With the help of a part time worker in Columbia named Javi (the excellent Joaquim de Almeida), she finds herself involved in a mystery that puts her very life in danger.

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