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  • 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...
  • Murder Mystery Dinner helps raise funds for Marshall County Guardianship Program
    Murder Mystery Dinner helps raise funds for Marshall County Guardianship Program
    Budding detectives from all over town joined Marshall County Guardianship Program, or GAP, to help solve a “wild west” crime during its second annual Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, Nov.1.This year community volunteer actors served...
  • The Pinkertons
    Jacob Blair takes us onto the frontier of new 'Pinkertons' syndicated TV series
    The Wild West is making a comeback on TV with The Pinkertons, the syndicated series following the storied exploits of the titular detective agency headed by Allen Pinkerton (Angus Macfadyen, Turn). Playing Allen's impulsive, "shoot first,...
  • 'A Million Ways To Die In The West'
    DVD review: 'A Million Ways To Die In The West'
    While he is always going to be best known for 'Family Guy', Seth McFarlane has already successfully branched out into features with 'Ted'.His followup comes in the form of a rare bird, these days, the western comedy.Let's see...
  • 'Defiance: Season Two'
    DVD review: 'Defiance: Season 2'
    With 'Warehouse 13' gone, and 'Lost Girl' on its way out, the SyFy Channel needs to rely on a new generation of original programming to keep an audience.'Defiance', its space western on a decimated Earth, continues on for a...
  •  Author Elmore Leonard
    2007's '3:10 from Yuma' a remake of a classic Elmore Leonard western
    If 3:10 to Yuma has a theme at all, it is the Bible verse that the film’s main villain, Ben Wade, played with charming and frightening skill by Russell Crowe. It reads "All a man's ways seem right to him, but the Lord weighs the...
  • 'Revelation Trail' DVD Review
    'Revelation Trail' DVD Review
    It's the days of the old west. The frontier is wide open. The trails are made of dirt and sagebrush. It's a wild time and it's about to get even wilder. For you see the dead are not interested in staying in their graves. They feel that...
  • 'Heaven's Gate'
    DVD review: 'Heaven's Gate'
    There is usually a clear distinction between good movies and bad movies. It gets fuzzy when a film is a devastating financial failure, is plagued by production problems, has a tyrannical director, is severely edited by the studio (United Artists,...
  • 'Tombstone' is a memorable western
    'Tombstone' is a memorable western
    Although once a staple of Hollywood, westerns no longer attract large audiences. Nonetheless, from time to time, some movie makers explore the fascinating and challenging years when the American West was settled. This weekend, “A Million...
  • The 50th Annual Lakeside Rodeo
    The 50th Annual Lakeside Rodeo rides into town!
    Rodeo has always been a part of American history. Come celebrate 50 years of western tradition at theLakeside Rodeo on April 25, 26, and 27, 2014 at theLakeside Rodeo Arena in Lakeside, CA.Cheer on your favorite cowboys and cowgirls in various...