Posted: November 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm
Top Dog is a comedy-action film released in 1995 which stars Chuck Norris. The film centers on a policeman named Jake Wilder who is assigned a dog named Reno as a partner after Reno’s original police handler is killed. Jack and his new partner Reno are assigned to a case about a domestic terrorist plot and they must survive long enough to uncover the truth behind the attack and foil it. The following is everything you need to know about Reno and the film Top Dog.
Reno was a Briard
Although the film never explicitly states Reno’s breed, the dog actor (and his stunt doubles) who played Reno was a Briard. The Briard is a type of herding dog which originates from France and has been around since at least the 14th century. Briards were very popular in France and around the world because of their loyalty, strength and intelligence. Famous historical figures, including Napoleon and Thomas Jefferson, are all believed to have owned Briard dogs. The dog was even used for military purposes during WWI, although this use almost caused the breed to become extinct.
Dogs like Reno really are used for police work
One of the criticisms often laid against the movie is the fact that Reno does not look like the typical police dog; in other words, he is not a Rottweiler or German shepherd. However, despite their fluffy appearance, Briards are actually frequently used for police work in addition to military work and on search and rescue missions. The dogs are highly intelligence and are considered a great asset too many types of police work.
The film was the last Chuck Norris movie to be released in theaters
Although Chuck Norris is something of a cult figure today, his popularity began to wane in the 1990s. Top Dog was the last film Chuck Norris starred in that was released theatrically; afterwards, his films were all direct to video movies.
The movie was a box office bomb
Top Dog received mostly negative reviews, and its box office performance reflected its negative press. Many of the negative reviews criticized the film because it took too many elements from similar “dog” movies, such as Turner and Hooch and K-9. The film was produced on a budget of about $6 million, but the box office only took in about $5 million.
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Posted: November 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm
It would seem that life in the survivor’s camp has never been so difficult. Carol was cast off, disease is ravaging the camp, the fence is about to come down. Yes, the fence that serves as the main barrier between the walkers and the camp. Obviously, this is a big problem.
While the fence collapsing and scenes of a wave of walkers being fought off builds some drama, it’s hard to feel anything but underwhelmed at this episode. Last week’s episode was amazing, full of suspense, and a major character got sent away. This week, we expected more about that and some serious drama to go down. Instead, we got only more walkers being bashed in the face, shot at, and so on.
Rick returns to camp and tells Maggie what happened with Carol. This scene is particularly unsatisfying, and she merely remarks that he did the right thing. That was it. He did also tell Hershel, but the reaction wasn’t shown. I’m extremely curious about his take on it, being a man of medicine and a typical level-headed, good soul.
Hershel was, by far, the star of this episode. He was calm as the infected became walkers and did what he had to do. More profound quotes came out of this episode, as he explains that “a sad soul can kill quicker than a germ”. This is amazing. The quote was borrowed from Steinbeck, and it’s a nice way the show highlights Hershel’s inner thoughts. What is the link between emotion, the will to live, and actually surviving? This is a question viewers are asking more each week, as the camp has to endure more and more hardship with little relief in sight. He also says there is a plan, a reason for this all happening to them. Maybe. The episode concludes his part of the episode with a shot of him sobbing in his cell. He’s a hero, and even heroes cry sometimes.
Lizzy’s attempt to lure walker Henry away from Glenn as she would a dog was a little strange. Viewers thought she’d fight with Carol’s trusty knife, but it was a no-go. She somehow just happens to trip over her own shoes and Hershel must come to her rescue. While brave, it begs the question about Lizzy’s ability to have that ‘killer instinct’ if she needs it. It seems like the answer may be no, but we hope to be proven wrong if worse comes to worse. Maggie’s attempt to break into the prison after she hears the news of trouble is just laughably stupid. Her axe breaks on the door and she’s useless. It would seem everybody except Hershel was just kind of useless in this episode, and it’s not looking to good for the camp. Lizzy also swirls her shoe in a bloody puddle, which was honestly vomit-inducing. If you’re feeling confused after this episode, you’re far from alone.
Oh, and did we mention The Governor is standing right outside the camp, eye-patch and all? Looks like things are about to get even more intense for our survivors.
Posted: September 30, 2013 at 2:21 pm
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Posted: September 30, 2013 at 2:20 pm
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Posted: September 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm
Home entertainment is a very integral part of every household. It consists of primarily a television set and its encompassing peripherals. However to make everything click, your home entertainment system needs something to feed on; and by feeding it means programs and channels to play and exhibit.
A truly complete home entertainment system would require a comprehensive television broadcast with different programs from different channels. While there are countless television broadcasters out there airing your favorite shows; the monopolizing of the market by the bigger players has hiked up the price considerably.
Enter the offerings by Dish Network. This company offers everything that your regular CBS, NBC and Fox would offer at a premium with more options and choices. This satellite HDTV broadcast enables every household to operate their own home entertainment system to satisfy their own needs. But one might ask; why is it different from NBC, CBS and other satellite TV providers?
The answer for this question comes down to the power of choice and selection for the users. With the Dish Network packages, you can select a package that suits you best. If you like sports, then the America’s Top 200 package would be the ideal fit for you. The America’s Top 250 caters for all the movie lovers who cannot afford to miss their favorite movies in the theaters. It definitely beats queuing up at the movie theatre for seats and it ultimately saves you a lot of money and time.
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