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« Reply #480 on: October 18, 2007, 06:02:04 PM »

The War Wagon (1967)
                        -John Wayne, Kirk Douglas

Taw Jackson returns from prison having survived being shot, to the ranch and gold that Frank Pierce stole from him. Jackson makes a deal with Lomax, the man who shot him 5 years ago to join forces against Pierce and steal a large gold shipment. The shipments are transported in the War Wagon, an armored stage coach that is heavily guarded. The two of them become the key players in the caper

One of my favorite John Wayne films. Fun, light hearted with lots of action and humor
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« Reply #481 on: October 22, 2007, 08:44:11 PM »


Posse (1993)
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« Reply #482 on: October 22, 2007, 09:30:22 PM »

Posse (1993)
What did you think about it? I remember it being a decent film.
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« Reply #483 on: October 23, 2007, 12:53:42 PM »

What did you think about it? I remember it being a decent film.

The film had some great sequences, and I loved the spaghetti western influences in the film. However, I thought the film could have been a lot better than it was. It suffered from a lack of a great villain. Billy Zane plays the villain and he never sells me being a tough guy.

Also, I loved the Woody Strode cameo at the beginning where he narrates the story and then again at the end. Woody is one of my favorite character actor's ever. He was cool here even as an old man.

All and all, it's a good film, and I think it's worth a watch. I like how it tells the story of African American Cowboy's that did exist in the wild west. You don't see that much, if ever in western films. It's a nice change.
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« Reply #484 on: October 23, 2007, 05:35:08 PM »

"The Lone Ranger" (1956)
                            -Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels

The Ranger and Tonto try to stop a power mad cattle rancher who wants to start a war between Indians and whites so he can take control of a silver rich mountain on reservation land.

First of two feature length films based on the TV classic.
Simple story with some great action, fine acting and  nice scenery.
I love this movie
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« Reply #485 on: October 24, 2007, 11:12:01 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  :( 
I turned the telly on thirty minutes after it had begun and I wasn't paying it much attention later either, but judging from what I caught I agree with you.
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« Reply #486 on: October 24, 2007, 02:48:07 PM »

Today's movie:

"The Lone Ranger and The Lost City Of Gold" (1958)
-Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels

The second film based on the TV classic. In this one, the Ranger and Tonto, find out about a villain who is killing those who own 5 medallions. Legend has it that when all 5 medallions are placed together, they reveal the location of the Lost City of Gold.

Like the original film (and the TV and radio series before that) this is a pure fun "G" rated adventure film, I love it. Long Live "The Lone Ranger!!"
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« Reply #487 on: October 25, 2007, 05:29:59 PM »

Today I watched two episodes of the coolest western series ever.

"The Wild Wild West"

1. Night Of The Man-Eating House
2.Night Of A Thousand Eyes

I love this show
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« Reply #488 on: October 26, 2007, 09:42:17 AM »

Today is Oct 26, on this date in 1881 was the legendary "Gunfight At The O.K. Corral", so to commemorate this event I watched these great movies:

"Gunfight At The O.K. Corral"(1956)
-Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas


"Tombstone"
-Kurt Russel, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott
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« Reply #489 on: October 28, 2007, 10:19:56 AM »

^ What,no My Darling Clementine or Costner`s Wyatt Earp??  ;)
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« Reply #490 on: October 28, 2007, 11:44:00 PM »


The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
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« Reply #491 on: October 29, 2007, 01:18:30 AM »

I'd love to hear what you thought of it Holden.
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« Reply #492 on: October 29, 2007, 05:33:07 AM »

Yes, Holden ... please do tell!
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« Reply #493 on: October 29, 2007, 06:52:17 AM »

Day of the Outlaw (1959) - 8/10 O0
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« Reply #494 on: October 29, 2007, 12:38:49 PM »


Slap Shot (1977) 9/10

"They brought their f**kin' TOYS with 'em!"

Not only one of the greatest sports films of all time, but one of the greatest comedies as well. This film is just down-right hilarious. Paul Newman showed here he's not only was he a great dramatic actor, but he had just as much a comedic talent. A classic, not to be missed!
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« Reply #495 on: October 29, 2007, 01:00:36 PM »

I thought The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was very flawed, to be sure, but had moments of brilliance. And with the magnificent cinematography by Roger Deakins I'm very, very glad I saw it theatrically. Between Deakins' work in Jesse James, In the Valley of Elah and No Country for Old Men this year, if he doesn't win an Oscar this time he may never (he has five previous nominations and is one of my favorite D.P.s of the past couple decades). I know many here don't think much of Pitt's acting abilities, but I like the guy and think he was very well suited for the role as written and directed. Casey Affleck is equally good as Ford, though I think it was lessened by the fact that I had seen Gone Baby Gone literally the day before and he was far better in that role and film (which is a very good flick, by the by). Sam Rockwell is the standout in the supporting roles, and Sam Shepard adds a lot of weight as Frank James. It has some serious pacing issues and becomes repetitive. Unlike other movies where we know the historical outcome, they took too much time lingering and couldn't manufacture any suspense or truly interesting character motivations. I mean, the motivations are there and examined, but that's where the repetition comes in. Once the dynamics of the key relationship is established it takes too long to get to that fateful day with the picture frame. But there are definitely lots of nice scenes and moments, and it's wonderfully textured, visually and emotionally. It just needed a serious edit. Decent, worth seeing (especially in the theater), but too unfocused to ever become the great movie it often looks like.


And to expand on one of my parenthetical comments above (even though it's not a Western, so I'll keep it brief), Ben Affleck's directorial debut Gone Baby Gone, adapted from another Dennis Lehane novel, is better than both Scorsese's The Departed and Clint's Mystic River. There, I said it. See it for yourself if you doubt me. And you guys know I love both Marty and Clint to pieces.
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« Reply #496 on: October 29, 2007, 04:29:37 PM »

Thanks, Holden!  8)  I deleted the dup.

WeAllGotItCominKid, I think you posted your Slap Shot comments in the wrong thread ... or is there a Western angle to that one? ???
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« Reply #497 on: October 30, 2007, 10:05:11 PM »

"Brimstone" (1949)
                -Rod Cameron, Walter Brennen

A U.S. Marshal hunts a cattleman and his sons who try to drive out homesteaders with robbery, but a mysterious black clad bandit called "The Ghost" appears to complicate matters even more.

Decent "B" western. Plenty of action, okay story and acting.
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« Reply #498 on: October 31, 2007, 04:24:01 AM »

Day of the Outlaw

Just watched this and liked it quite a bit.Not a typical western even though it got plenty of familiar western type of situations.Robert Ryan is once again good...I wonder why I´m not bigger fan of his films/works  :-\

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052724/
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« Reply #499 on: October 31, 2007, 02:48:03 PM »

Since today is Halloween, I've been watching mostly horror movies for the last couple of days, but I did mange to slip in a few "weird westerns" just for the fun of it:

"Curse Of The Undead" (1959)
The cinema's first vampire Western! Young women in a small Western town are dying one by one of an unknown malady involving massive blood loss. The Carter family's ranch is being terrorized by a ruthless land baron . And a mysterious black-clad gunfighter with an aversion to sunlight has just arrived in town. B-grade western with a twist: mysterious gunslinger-for-hire Drake Robey is really a vampire, and it's up to Preacher Dan to save the town and girlfriend Dolores Carter.

"Bloodrayne 2: Deliverance"
Half vampire. Half Human warrior woman Rayne teams up with Pat Garrett(!) to battle a pack of vampire outlaws led by the undead Billy The Kid(!!!)
While not as bad as the original "Bloodrayne" this is still not a great movie, but it's worth a viewing. if you have nothing better to do.

and finally two great movies:

"High Plains Drifter"
Clint Eastwood's classic about a mysterious gunslinger getting revenge against a smll town called Lago.
Great movie.

"Pale Rider"
Clint Eastwood's classic about a mysterious Preacher/gunslinger protecting some miners from a ruthless mine operator
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