Who knew this was a thing? The top award at the Cannes Film Festival is the Palm D’Or, so as a take-off on that, they created an alternative award called the Palm Dog in 2001. It is awarded to the best performance by a canine (live or animated) or group of canines during the festival. The award consists of a leather dog collar with the term “PALM DOG”. Continue reading Palm Dog Awards at Cannes→
On the Ellen Show, Dennis Quaid discussed the controversy about possible dog abuse during filming. Quaid wasn’t present during the part of filming purporting to show the abuse, which was shown on an apparently heavily edited TMZ clip; however, he says he didn’t witness any hint of abuse while he was on-set.
We finally bought the movie “Hotel for Dogs” for our kids. It was not at all what I expected it to be, but it turns out to be a pretty good movie. I had no idea it was about foster kids, which as you know is a topic near and dear to my heart. The “hotel” the kids establish is designed to take in the “throwaway” dogs left out on the street, an obvious metaphor for foster kids.
Coming soon to a theater near you (or maybe already there): Hotel for Dogs, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and (I can’t wait!) Marley & Me.
To pass the time waiting for Marley to be released, I thought I’d take a stab at listing the top ten dog movies ever. Keep in mind, I’m a little warped and do NOT appreciate sappy endings, but feel free to tell me which ones I should have included on this list.