Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and if you grew up during the eighties and nineties, you probably remember wasting a great deal of time playing Super Mario Bros. on your Nintendo. I know I burned a few brain cells trying to get Italian plumber Mario through the maze of traps and pipes to try and rescue Princess Peach. Around the same time a live action version of the game came out in 1993 that was simply titled “Super Mario Bros.” It was a disaster despite staring such luminaries as John Leguizamo, Bob Hoskins, and Dennis Hopper. Now Illumination Studios and Nintendo have come up with an all-star voice cast and some truly stunning animation to give us “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” an entertaining romp that doesn’t delve to deeply but has enough to keep both adults (especially fans of the game) and the little ones entertained!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
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at “Mortal Kombat” a martial arts film based on the popular video game series that came out way back in 1992. In 1995, Paul W.A. Anderson had a large hit on his hands when he made the first film based on the game. It was a PG-13 adaptation and thus had none of the gory fatalities that marked the game’s most prominent features, but it was faithful to the storylines of the characters and had a few kick-ass fight scenes that still hold up today. This latest update comes from uber-producer James Wan, best known for his horror franchises like the Conjuring and Insidious series. So how does this new version of “Mortal Kombat” fare? Read on and find out!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog back from a long vacation ready to update you on what to see in the theater this week!
Disneyland is one of my favorite places, made all the sweeter by being able to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my lovely wife of almost 22 years. Unfortunately we were on the go for over a week and despite the presence of a laptop and Wi-Fi, yours truly couldn’t get around to keeping up with the movies that are coming out left and right. I did get a chance to watch the Oscars and will be posting a article about that particular ceremony in a few days. Until then, let’s get caught up, shall we?Continue reading