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« Reply #460 on: September 19, 2007, 05:47:46 PM »

I really, really wanted to like 3:10 to Yuma, but sadly I found it to be a total mess.  Characters act in ways that make absolutely no sense based on what we know (about the characters themselves and about human beings in general) and it's not just once or twice, where you can ignore it or figure you're missing something, it's constant throughout the movie.  I tried to help myself out by reading how other people interpret the character's motivations and I realize I did indeed understand everything correctly, and that the movie just fails to offer any plausible explanation for why they act as they do.  And it's practically all the characters, with one notable exception being Charlie Prince, Ben Wade's righthand man, but then he's one-dimensional, though fun in the way western bad guys are supposed to be fun. 

Christian Bale as Dan Evans and particularly Logan Lerman as Dan's son William are notable standouts here.  Whereas Russell Crowe's performance was annoying and weak.

I was very disappointed.  I have not seen the original, not that that matters when judging this movie, but now I'm curious.
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« Reply #461 on: September 20, 2007, 06:20:09 PM »

Do check the original out, Doug, and let us know what you think. It's been a while since I saw it, but I recall being impressed and entertained.
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« Reply #462 on: September 20, 2007, 06:25:49 PM »

Do check the original out, Doug, and let us know what you think. It's been a while since I saw it, but I recall being impressed and entertained.

It's to bad you didn't like the remake Doug. As you can see, I feel very differently than you. Do check out the original though!
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« Reply #463 on: September 23, 2007, 10:01:52 AM »

I saw The Outlaw Josey Wales for the first time yesterday. I was quite tired so I think that I didn't get everything possible out of it. But I liked it, very much. I will watch it again when I'm not that tired, I will notice new things about it, I'm sure.  ::) 8)
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« Reply #464 on: September 23, 2007, 12:19:00 PM »

"Crossfire Trail" (2001)
                        -Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck stars as Rafe Covington who has made a promise to a dying friend to look after his ranch and his wife (Virginia Madsen) after he is gone. Along with his two pals (David O'Hara, Christian Kane), Covington sets up shop on said ranch. Joining the trio is crusty old Wilford Brimley (barely recognizable) as a former ranch hand. Unfortunately, villain Mark Harmon also has designs on the aforementioned ranch and widow. When Selleck proves to be a formidable opponent, Harmon brings in gunfighter Brad Johnson to settle things which of course, leads to the inevitable showdown

very well made cable TV movie. Nice action, acting and scenery.
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« Reply #465 on: September 23, 2007, 05:56:20 PM »

High Noon (1952)

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« Reply #466 on: September 28, 2007, 08:41:50 PM »

"The Good The Bad and The Ugly"

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« Reply #467 on: October 02, 2007, 06:45:13 PM »

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« Reply #468 on: October 03, 2007, 06:21:38 AM »

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)


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« Reply #469 on: October 03, 2007, 08:45:44 AM »

The Gunfighter

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« Reply #470 on: October 03, 2007, 09:20:15 AM »

" The Tall T" (1957)
                 -Randolph Scott, Richard Boone

Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom. Tension build over the next 24 hours as Usher awaits a response to his demands and as a romantic attachment grows between Brennan and Doretta.

Solid well made western adventure film.

I also watched 2 episodes of one of my favorite western shows,
"The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr"
1. "No Mans Land"
2. "Brisco In Jalisco"

lots of fun.
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« Reply #471 on: October 04, 2007, 11:30:55 AM »

Jeremiah Johnson (1972) 8/10

Beautifully filmed western by Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Redford in a stirring performance as mountain man Jeremiah Johnson.

Johnson is a former American soldier who escapes war to become a mountain man. A long the way he meets some interesting and colorful host of characters, particularly an old trapper named Bear Claw Chris Lapp (Will Greer) who teaches him how to survive.

The one flaw of the film is that it doesn't quite know when to end. Still, that doesn't hurt the film's quality as it's still damn good. This is arguably Robert Redford's best role.

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« Reply #472 on: October 06, 2007, 01:55:44 PM »

"Stagecoach" (1939)

John Wayne/John Ford classic
A great movie
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« Reply #473 on: October 10, 2007, 08:48:59 AM »

The Grey Fox (1982)
Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
Blood on the Moon (1948)
Pursued (1947)
Best of the Badmen (1951)

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« Reply #474 on: October 10, 2007, 09:14:23 AM »



Oh, yes: and The Americano (1955), a William Castle piece starring Glenn Ford
and Cesar Romero. Good little flick. Ford is at his best.
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« Reply #475 on: October 12, 2007, 12:29:52 PM »

"The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943)
                                  -Henry Fonda

Tense drama of a lynch mob that seeks revenge for a ranchers murder

A great movie. Not your typical western action film, more of a drama about mob rule.
Well acted by everyone in the cast and of course Fonda is brilliant as always
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« Reply #476 on: October 12, 2007, 01:22:30 PM »

"The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943)
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The second best western ever made. A must see. 8)
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« Reply #477 on: October 12, 2007, 07:37:46 PM »

And a favorite film of Clint's! :)
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« Reply #478 on: October 12, 2007, 11:13:59 PM »

Wagon Master (1950)
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« Reply #479 on: October 14, 2007, 01:34:01 AM »

Last night from TV:



Got to say that I was a bit disappointed with this western.It should`ve been great with talents like John Wayne,Maureen O`Hara and number of other Wayne-film`s regulars but it simply was too noisy,too long and not that amusing at all  :( 
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