Tag: Western

The Night of The Grizzly

The Night of The Grizzly

| November 1, 2016

Recently, during a horror movie marathon, I watched 1976’s Grizzly, which is a Jaws homage about a massive killer bear terrorizing camping tourists on a mountain.  I really enjoyed the film as a monster movie, with its great moments of blood, gore, and explosions, but wasn’t sure what to expect when popping in The Night […]

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The Countdown: Top Ten Movies From The Past

The Countdown: Top Ten Movies From The Past

| August 22, 2016

This week on The Countdown: Movie and TV Reviews podcast, Paul and Wayne are talking about their top ten movies set before the 20th century, so I naturally tweeted them that the best one was Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.  It takes place a long LONG time ago after all and I […]

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The Countdown: Top Ten Kurt Russell Movies

The Countdown: Top Ten Kurt Russell Movies

| August 8, 2016

I’m excited to start this new weekly segment. A few months ago, I started a podcast called Quote Unquote Guilty all about guilty pleasures.  Upon getting some of my friends addicted to podcasting, they too started shows of their own and I compiled us all under a shared network: Word Salad Productions.  Recently, I reached […]

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The Hateful Eight – Blu-Ray Review

The Hateful Eight – Blu-Ray Review

| March 29, 2016

After watching The Hateful Eight twice now, once in the 70mm roadshow and another on home video, I feel confident enough to say that it’s not only my least favorite Quentin Tarantino film, but also one of the major cinematic disappointments of 2015. Set a few years after the American Civil War, the film follows […]

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The Salvation

The Salvation

| August 4, 2015

I volunteered to review this for one reason: Mads Mikkelsen.  I’ve recently become a huge fan of the actor for his portrayal of Hannibal Lector on the recently cancelled NBC Drama Hannibal.  It’s a smart and dark adaptation of the original stories done in a fresh and disturbing way, and Mikkelsen is amazing in the […]

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Slow West

Slow West

| July 11, 2015

I’ve always said that Western is not my favorite genre of film.  I think what put that idea in my head is how much I hate old John Wayne movies.  I think he was a terrible actor and not convincing as a hero type, and I associated that with the entire concept of Westerns to […]

Barquero

Barquero

| April 26, 2015

In this 1970 western, Lee Van Cleef stars as the titular barquero (or boatman) Travis, a stoic yet sleazy sort who leads a group of squatters in a cross-river standoff against a gang of murderous thugs bent on procuring Travis’ barge so they can flee from the law into Mexico. In an interesting twist on […]

Cold in July

Cold in July

| September 30, 2014

A couple of years ago, there was a series of movies that came out that tried to blend genre in interesting ways and the end result was a chaotic mess.  Watching the trailers, I couldn’t figure out what the movie was trying to be or who it was trying to appeal to.  Cold in July […]

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Cimarron Strip: The Complete Series

Cimarron Strip: The Complete Series

| May 28, 2014

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

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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