Spy Movies

Dog’s Movie House: “Minions: The Rise Of Gru” Funny Enough But Missing Something!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest in the extremely popular “Dispicable Me” Franchise. The films about the not so villainous Gru (Steve Carell) and his pill shaped yellow Minions have garnered a worldwide following and are massively successful. Illumination Studios has found a formula that, at it’s best, reminds one of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons of yesteryear. This new film has some truly inspired pieces but seems to be lacking something from the other films. It’s just not quite as funny as the films that proceeded it.

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Courier” Old Fashioned Spy Entertainment!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a new spy thriller based on a true story. It’s called “The Courier” and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Greville Wynne, a British salesman during the 1960s who is recruited by both MI6 and the CIA to help an asset in Russia smuggle information to prevent nuclear war between Russia and the United States. Unfortunately Wynne is an amateur in the world of spycraft and that inexperience sets in motion a series of events that puts his life in danger.

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The Trailer Dog Park: New Bond Coming Soon!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest trailer for Daniel Craig’s last go-around as James Bond and this one looks like a good one. It’s called “No Time To Die” and is scheduled for release in November. (With the way things are going, we’ll see.) In any event, you all know what a big Bond fan I am and especially of Craig’s portrayal of Ian Fleming’s famous secret agent. “Spectre” was decent but a little underwhelming so I’m hoping Craig goes out with a bang. Enjoy and feel free to comment below. So Sayeth The Kendog!

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