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  • Django Meets Zorro at Dynamite Comics
    Django Meets Zorro at Dynamite Comics
    There are those who will tell you that Westerns are dead; they are wrong. We still have Westerns on TV (Justified); in films (A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Lone Ranger — regardless what you thought of wither of those two films), and...
  • The Salvation
    Movie review: 'The Salvation', revenge served cold
    Danish writer/director Kristian Levring has a deep fondness for the American Western. His love and admiration for the genre is evident in nearly every frame of The Salvation (opening today), a serious, gritty Western that is beautifully shot and...
  • The Salvation
    'The Salvation' review: Another Mads Mikkelsen triumph
    Kristian Levring's western film "The Salvation" starring Mads Mikkelsen began its theatrical run in Houston at Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park yesterday.It's 1871 in America and Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) has just been reunited with his...
  • 'Giving My Bones to the Western Lands' by Slackeye Slim
    Slackeye Slim - 'Giving My Bones to the Western Lands'
    Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Frankland, who goes by the moniker Slackeye Slim, has been wandering through today's roots music underground, appearing here and there with wholly memorable and impressive performances and album...
  • At Wolf Ranch
    At Wolf Ranch
    Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the...
  • Grace the elephant in the room
    Grace the elephant in the room
    Western religion is looked upon as the ‘establishment of a spirituality/religion that didn’t work.’ When it comes to the ways of spirituality and Eastern esoterics it is viewed as a counterculture that does nothing but outshine...
  • True Grit (2010)
    The True Grit "remake"
    True Grit: Rated “PG-13”(110 Minutes)Starring:Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Hailee SteinfeldDirected by:Ethan Coen, Joel CoenThere is an argument that Hollywood that goes, “You shouldn’t take a...
  • Bonanza
    One last hurrah at the Ponderosa
    On January 16, 1973, longtime fans bid goodbye to the Ponderosa and the Cartwright family as NBC broadcast the 440th and final episode of Bonanza. Debuting on September 12, 1959, Bonanza ran for 14 seasons and is ranked as the second longest...
  • Saddle Up photo
    Saddle Up in Pigeon Forge coming in February 2015
    Everyone loves an excuse to wear cowboy hats and boots, and here's a good one that will also factor in some great travel! The 15th annual Saddle Up in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee promises a celebration full of cowboy poetry, western music, two...
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West
    Get on little doggy: Movie review ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
    It figures that the only Seth MacFarlane film I paid to see in the theater would bomb. It is also interesting as to why that would be the case. Despite not liking Family Guy or MacFarlane as a host on the Academy Awards, to my surprise I found Ted...
  • The Homesman
    'The Homesman' Movie Review
    ‘The Homesman’ is not your typical pioneer tale. It is actually a bleak portrait of life on the plains in the 1800s. As a storyteller, Tommy Lee Jones (he stars, co-wrote and directed it) pulls no punches with graphic scenes that show...
  • The Homesman
    Movie review: 'The Homesman' shows that the Western is alive and well
    The Western is alive and well, in no small part because of the efforts of Tommy Lee Jones. The Homesman (opening today) is the second big-screen directorial effort for the established actor, following 2005's The Three Burials of Melquiades...
  • Sweetwater
    Movie Review: "Sweetwater" is one sweet revenge movie
    On paper the Western “Sweetwater” is just another revenge movie: the main character’s loved one is murdered and bloody retribution ensues. However, two things elevate the material. First, there is the unapologetic violence...
  • "Longmire" Zap 2 It
    Can TV western drama 'Longmire' lasso 'Netflix' as its' new home?
    It has been only two-and-a-half months since A&E cancelled the TV western/drama “Longmire.” The die-hard TV fans are probably “chomping-at-the-bit” over the news released on Nov. 13, 2014 at 4:29 p.m. Nellie Andreeva...
  • 'Shanghai Noon' is a very exciting western
    'Shanghai Noon' is a very exciting western
    One way to spice up a familiar movie genre is to add an international setting or exotic characters who have to decode American culture in order to succeed. “Shanghai Noon,” a comedy/western released in 2000, juxtaposes Chinese henchmen...
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