Tag: Western

Cimarron Strip: The Complete Series

Cimarron Strip: The Complete Series

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

With an exciting mix of humor, action and suspense, the CBS western, Cimarron Strip, centers on the exploits of U.S. Marshal Jim Crown, assigned to keep order in the Oklahoma panhandle town of Cimarron. What sets Cimarron Strip apart from other series like it, save for The Virginian (1962-71), is that it boasts feature-length episodes, […]

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20th Century Fox’s “VOICE YOUR CHOICE” Winners: Part 3

20th Century Fox’s “VOICE YOUR CHOICE” Winners: Part 3

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

This final installment of my series of reviews examining Twentieth Century Fox’s inaugural wave of “VOICE YOUR CHOICE”-winning home video releases is devoted to the films of the “Duke” himself, John Wayne. The previous reviews, if you missed them, covered the earliest six titles chosen by viewers from the Fox archives to make their Blu-ray […]

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The Film Scripts Series: Classic Screenplays

The Film Scripts Series: Classic Screenplays

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Now available from Applause Books, this series of four, massive yet surprisingly affordable tomes, reprints George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison Jr. and Jane R. Gelfman’s 1971 Film Scripts books. The series was later reprinted in 1989 and the screenplays herein have since garnered the designation of classics, an especially accurate term for these scripts featuring […]

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In Old Arizona

In Old Arizona

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Old Arizona (1929) is one of those landmark achievements of cinema that is at once incredible to behold and yet a tad difficult to watch. Produced in the earliest days of the talkies, In Old Arizona was the first feature-length film to prominently incorporate sound captured outdoors instead of on a controlled studio lot. […]

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

I am having a hard time with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, the latest movie by the famed director starring Jamie Foxx as Django, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz , Leonard DiCaprio and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson. I am trying to view it as a love story, set in slavery times. But the movie is so […]

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained

| December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The great thing about a Quentin Tarantino movie is that the director loves making films in seldom seen genres.  Django Unchained is Tarantino’s spaghetti western, which is a genre I’m not at all personally familiar with but it’s easy to recognize certain conventions.  The use of conspicuous camera zooms and modern music create a fun […]

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Wind Blast DVD Giveaway

Wind Blast DVD Giveaway

| July 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of our Wind Blast DVD Giveaway: Bill Norris, OR & Marco Oviedo, IL We’re giving away two DVD copies of Gao Qunshu’s Wind Blast, courtesy of Well Go USA. If you would like to enter the drawing to receive a copy of this awesome Western/Kung-Fu hybrid, all you have to do is email filmmonthlycontests@gmail.com, with […]

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Interview with Director of Dead Man’s Burden, Jared Moshe

Interview with Director of Dead Man’s Burden, Jared Moshe

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a corner of the Marriot Hotel that is part of the bustling LA Live and home to the increasingly popular Los Angeles Film Festival, young, first time writer/director Jared Moshe is trying to soak in the success that he is attaining. His directorial début, the Western drama Dead Man’s Burden has proven so popular […]

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The John Wayne Film Collection

The John Wayne Film Collection

| May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 10-disc John Wayne Film Collection, now available on DVD from Fox Home Entertainment, includes ten films starring who else but The Duke himself. The set takes viewers all the way back to Wayne’s first starring role in Raoul Walsh’s 1930 Western, The Big Trail. In addition to The Big Trail, this set includes the […]

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Quigley Down Under

Quigley Down Under

| November 23, 2011

Tom Selleck stars as professional sharpshooter Matthew Quigley in this pseudo-revisionist western set in the Australian outback. The film opens with cowboy Quigley arriving in Australia with his custom Sharps Buffalo Rifle in hand to work for rancher Elliot Marston (Alan Rickman). Quigley’s job, or so he was led to believe before setting out from […]

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