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Appaloosa (2008) Ed Harris Changing the Western Gunfight

Ed Harris is one of the best in terms of acting. His directorial skills, while not so visible, Appaloosa is only his second time in the chair, are also top notch as he proved in this 2008 slow but interesting western. Starring in, co-writing the script (based on the Robert B. Parker novel of the… Read More ›

Castle Once Upon a Time in the West (Recap and Review)

Castle Once Upon a Time in the West (Recap and Review) In the latest episode of Castle, Once Upon a Time in the West, the show delivers what it does best, that perfect blend of murder and light comedy. Certainly it is early days in the marriage of Kate and Rick, but thus far the… Read More ›

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Django Unchained (2012): Long Spaghetti Western Love Letter

I had to wait a long time to see this film, I was going to rent it on blu-ray and then I happened to see a non-blu-ray version for sale for a tenner and I grabbed it. From the first frame of the film, it looked like a 1960’s opening for Sergio Leone-ish type spaghetti… Read More ›

Rango (2011): There’s a New Sheriff in Town.

My take on the new animated Western – Rango…Brilliant! Sorry about the weird colour thing going on here…poxy computer! This review is over 2 years old, and on another computer. Enjoy!

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Priest (2011): The Searchers for the Apocalypse

I tried to watch Priest once before. At that time, I just couldn’t get into the film. For whatever reason, it just didn’t click. I honestly could not tell you why. Either my bio-rhythms were off or the fact that Carl Urban appeared to bite the “big-one” at the start of the film or a… Read More ›

The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008): A Kimchi Western

Written and directed by Jee-woon Kim (I Saw The Devil, A Tale of Two Sisters) and starring Kang-ho Song (Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, The Quiet Family), Byung-hun Lee (I Saw the Devil, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Woo-sung Jung (Demon Empire, Daisy) The Good, The Bad, The Weird is Jee-woon Kim’s loving homage to the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone…. Read More ›

Django Unchained – A Western Tarantino Style

I got quite  excited when I heard that Quentin Tarantino had written and directed a new film. I got even more excited when I found out it was going to be a western (my favourite type of film). Add to the mix that it is a ‘homage’ to the spaghetti western and its multiple Django… Read More ›

Westerns

When I lived with my parents, in the long ago days before video and DVD players, it was a family tradition to watch any westerns that came on the television. This usually occurred on the weekend, most specifically on a major TV network (NBC I think) on Saturday Night At The Movies. It was on… Read More ›

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Wrinkles

  I sometimes think I was born with wrinkles. I’ve had them around my eyes and on my forehead since I was at least a teenager. I used to work for my father who had his own business building houses. Working for Dad had a bonus attached with it; a lot of outside work in… Read More ›

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