War Movies

Dog’s Movie House: “Evil Dead Rise” And “The Covenant” Arriving For Your Moviegoing Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at this week’s new releases. First we have “The Covenant” a thriller from Guy Ritchie that details the search by an American soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) who goes back to Afghanistan to save his interpreter (Dar Salim) after said interpreter saved the former’s life from the Taliban! Then we have “Evil Dead Rise” the fifth in the iconic series started way back in 1981 by Sam Raimi. Written and directed by Lee Cronin, “Evil Dead Rise” moves the horror festivities from the cabin in the woods to a condemned apartment building in Los Angeles. The result is an original entry into the series that still manages to pay homage to the original trilogy!

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Dog’s Movie House: “Devotion,” “Strange World,” Entertaining Thanksgiving Fare!

Howdy folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a couple of Thanksgiving movies that each offer something for everyone! First we have “Devotion” a biographical drama about Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors), the first black fighter pilot in the Korean War. Then we have Disney’s latest animated film, “Strange World,” which borrows from Jules Verne and “Fantastic Voyage” to create an entertaining family adventure. But first we get started with “Devotion!”

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Dog’s Movie House: “Da 5 Bloods” Ambitious, Unwieldy, Harrowing, Timely!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at two new releases that would normally be making their way to the cineplex but due to current circumstances are available on a couple of the more prominent streaming sites. First we’ll start with “Da 5 Bloods” Spike Lee’s latest about the bonds of four soldiers who served in the Vietnam War. Next we’ll look at “Artemis Fowl” a long delayed Disney release making it’s way to Disney+ today!

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Dog’s Movie House: “Dunkirk” Dynamic, “Valerian” Pretty But Inert!


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As an unabashed fan of both Luc Besson and Christopher Nolan, I have to admit I was excited when both filmmakers are releasing new movies on the same day.  Besson has “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ adapted from a famous French comic book, while Nolan is releasing the war drama “Dunkirk” detailing the harrowing evacuation of three hundred thousand British soldiers from the beaches of German-occupied France.  Unfortunately only one of these films is up to each of the director’s lofty standards.   “Valerian” is a beautiful film to look at, but a somewhat standard story keeps it from being anything but serviceable.  “Dunkirk” on the other hand is a terrific, immersive piece of entertainment that will stick with you long after you leave the theater.   Continue reading

Dog’s Movie House: “Allied” A Solid Piece Of Old Fashioned Entertainment!



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Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard In "Allied"

Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard In “Allied”



There’s something to be said for a good old-fashioned story filmed in a good old-fashioned way.  There are a variety films out there that go out of their way to be cutting edge both in technique and story.  However, there are reasons many of the classics of the golden age of cinema have endured.  A story well told is a story well told no matter the era, and while Robert Zemeckis’s latest wartime drama “Allied” doesn’t achieve those lofty heights, it entertainingly harkens back to a different era of moviemaking. Continue reading