Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dog Movies-- Dogs in Space

Today it's dog movies-- that is movies with "Dog" in the title. Since I am becoming such an old dog myself, and many of you are younger than I am, I'd like to suggest to you some movies you might like to rent from Netflix that are older and out of the ordinary. The "Dog" figures in a lot of movies titles. There's Nikki, Wild Dog of the North-- 3 stars; The Dogs of War-- 2 stars; and believe it or not Dogs in Space, a musical that gets 2 stars. Some of the "Dog" films are just that-- dogs (or turkeys as they are rated in my rating book.) Among them is a horror film, Dogs of Hell; Dog Pound Shuffle; and Dog Day which is apparently socially redeeming only because Tina Louise of Gilligan's Island appears in the movie.
Not all dog films are dogs though. Dog Day Afternoon stars Al Pacino chewing the scenery as a gay man who robs a bank-- 4 1/2 stars for that. Boy and His Dog is a really offbeat sci-fi film starring Don Johnson (Miami Vice)-- this film is really different from the recent Alien genre of sci-fi flicks. Dog of Flanders grabs 4 stars-- I haven't seen this one.
Perhaps the best film with "Dog" in the title is My Life as a Dog, a Swedish film from 1985 that is as charming as it is perceptive. If you haven't seen this one, check it out. It will surprise and touch you.
If you are looking for a movie for the kiddies (not the really tiny kiddies though), try Old Yeller. I think Disney made this one and it's a classic. Well, that's all for today.


  1. Don't forget "Reservoir Dogs" A Quentin Tarantino movie from 1992. With Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen. Now that was one of Chris's favorite movies. Very graphic, not for the weak of heart or stomach. Brilliant movie.

  2. I dislike dogs so much that I wouldn't watch a movie starring one.