Dog’s Movie House: “Red Notice” Slick But Slight Star Vehicle Featuring Big Time Actors Having A Good Time!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Netflix’s latest, an action thriller from the guy who brought you “Dodgeball” and “Central Intelligence.” This one’s called “Red Notice” and features the star-studded trio of Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot in a film that’s slickly shot and nicely acted, but slight in terms of story. That said, the actors are having a ball and director Rawson Marshall Thurber has a nicely kinetic style that keeps the film moving at a brisk clip. And since it’s on Netflix, you won’t have to worry about getting your money back if you don’t like it. (But I’m betting you will.)Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Shawn Levy’s new film “Free Guy.” Teaming up with Ryan Reynolds, Levy’s made a video game film that is not really about video games and that’s what makes the movie so good. Reynolds is pure movie star gold in this film, which exhibits as much heart and humor as it does expensive special effects. It makes “Free Guy” a truly wonderful experience at the movies!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with my review of “Deadpool 2!”
When “Deadpool” hit theaters in February of 2016 it took the cinematic world by storm, becoming the worldwide highest grossing R-rated for a movie in history. With a witty, hilarious script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and assured direction by Tim Miller, along with a bravura performance by Ryan Reynolds as the Merc With A Mouth, “Deadpool” was unlike any other comic film made. I’m happy to say that, aside from a change in director (damn those “creative differences”), everyone’s back for the inevitable sequel, making “Deadpool 2” the rare follow-up that’s actually better than the original. Continue reading
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Science fiction geeks like myself can easily forget the wonderful time in which we live. For the first time we can see comic book heroes realized as never before on the big screen. Modern special effects and the movie studios’ visions of dollar signs in their heads have led to a renaissance of very good to great comic movies. That said, we can’t stop complaining about the little things that bother us about comic movies nowadays. The biggest complaint I hear is that there is a certain “sameness” (whatever the hell that means) about comic book films, specifically with the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Apparently we aren’t satisfied with the state of things in the world of Comic Book Movieland and something is desperately needed to shake things up. Well thank goodness for Ryan Reynolds and “Deadpool,” a blissfully violent and funny R-rated romp that serves as not only one of the most entertaining comic book films in some time, but also one of the most entertaining movies in some time, period! Continue reading