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DOG'S MOVIEHOUSE: "ELYSIUM" ENTERTAINING, BUT NOT QUITE A CINEMATIC PARADISE! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 August 2013 17:15

 

4 OUT OF 5 ON KENDOG'S BARKOMETER!

 

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I have to admit that DISTRICT 9 is one of my favorite films of all time.  It also qualifies as one of the greatest science fiction films in the last thirty years.  That's a hell of debut from director Neill Blomkamp and as a result, along with some timely promotion from "Lord Of The Rings" maestro Peter Jackson, DISTRICT 9 turned out to be the sleeper hit of 2009.  Four years later and we finally have his much anticipated follow-up, another dystopian science fiction piece known as ELYSIUM. The good news is that Blomkamp's sophomore effort is, for the most part, a wonderful film, full of visual splendor, big ideas, and some fine performances.  The bad news is that, unlike DISTRICT 9, there are a few notable flaws that keep ELYSIUM a goodly distance from being another masterpiece in the vein of Blomkamp's debut four years ago. 

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DOG'S MOVIEHOUSE: "2 GUNS" FUNNY, FAST-PACED THROWBACK! PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 August 2013 16:30

 

 

 

3 ½ OUT OF 5 ON KENDOG’S BARKOMETER!

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The buddy comedy can trace its roots back several decades, perhaps to the original movies starring Laurel and Hardy and Abbot and Costello. But it really took off in the eighties when filmmakers decided to add cops to the mix. 48 HOURS, the LETHAL WEAPON movies, and countless others made the cop-buddy film one of the most popular sub-genres in the movies. So it’s nice to see that over twenty years later that the studios can put out an entertaining, no-brainer, action packed, and mostly CGI-free piece of cinema. 2 GUNS may not re-invent the wheel, but it delivers a streamlined, hard-edged piece of entertainment that is elevated by the strength of its two leads and a strong supporting cast.

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DOG'S MOVIEHOUSE: "WOLVERINE" ALMOST A COMIC BOOK CLASSIC! PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 August 2013 15:56

 

 

 

4 OUT OF 5 ON KENDOG’S BARKOMETER!   

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Most comic fans seem to agree that X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE was a bit of a train wreck. While star Hugh Jackman gave his usual committed performance and there were a few entertaining bits of drama (mostly provided by Liev Schreiber’s Sabertooth) the ending and overall execution were something of a mess. Four years later Jackman and a new cast and crew (led by WALK THE LINE director James Mangold) are back to give Wolverine another shot, this time by taking him to Japan and riffing on one of the most popular comic book stories featuring and steel-clawed mutant. I’m here to tell you that it mostly works, with a third act that’s a bit underwhelming, but THE WOLVERINE is probably the best PG-13 Wolverine movie we’re going to get.

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DOG'S MOVIEHOUSE: "RED 2" BREEZY SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT. . .WITH EXPLOSIONS! PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 July 2013 22:09

 

 

 

3 ½ OUT OF 5 ON KENDOG’S BARKOMETER!

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The original RED (2010) was a pleasant fall surprise: an energetic, funny action comedy that struck a chord with critics and audiences alike. I’m not sure if audiences liked it enough to cry out as one for a sequel, but apparently the studio suits heard said cry from the cinematic netherworld and as a result, we have RED 2. The good news is that, while not quite as fresh and original as its predecessor, RED 2 has more than enough laughs and action to satisfy fans of the first film.

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DOG'S MOVIEHOUSE: "RIPD" DEAD ON ARRIVAL! PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 July 2013 09:24

 

 

 

1 ½ OUT OF 5 ON KENDOG’S BARKOMETER!                       

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R.I.P.D (Short for Rest In Peace Department) is perhaps the most disappointing film of the summer. Not because it’s bad (although it is that) but because it is such a missed opportunity. Combining the MEN IN BLACK formula with the supernatural seems like a no-brainer. Unfortunately the makers of R.I.P.D. took that “no-brain” thing a little too literally and the end result is a mess of terrible special effects, ho-hum acting, and a tremendous number of missed opportunities.

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