Rian Johnson

Dog’s Movie House: “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” Just As Good As The First Film!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Rian Johnson’s highly anticipated sequel to his hit 2019 film “Knives Out.” It’s called “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” and I’m happy to say that it’s just as good as the original film. That’s primarily because the only character returning from the first film, Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc, is just as smart and charming this time around as the world’s greatest detective. This time he’s been invited to an eccentric billionaire’s private island to participate in a phony murder that suddenly turns real. As in the first film, there is an impressive ensemble cast of potential killers and victims alike and enough twists and turns to qualify as a typical street in San Francisco. And at the center of it all is Benoit Blanc, the Southern Sherlock Holmes/Columbo hybrid who has become one of the most entertaining onscreen detectives in years.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Best Star Wars Since “Empire!”


Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog!

Mark Hamill Returns As Luke Skywalker In “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”




I must apologize for the lateness of this post.  I’ve been under the weather a bit lately and with all of the Christmas preparations underway it’s been a tad difficult to keep up with the site.  For that I am truly sorry.  However, you can catch up with my latest audio reviews of “Ladybird,” “Three Billboards,” and others by clicking on the link to the America Matters Media website and searching for the show “Dog’s Movie House” among the many podcasts.  That should keep you up to date as my health continues to improve.  That said, it’s time for my review of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”  I will keep this review spoiler-free for those of you who haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, but I will say that writer/director Rian Johnson has definitely made a film that takes some terrific story Doturns while still feeling like a Star Wars film.   It manages to darken things up a bit thematically while still providing the humor and fireworks one is accustomed to seeing in a Star Wars film.   In short, “The Last Jedi” is positively terrific!

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