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  • A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
    Review: "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" adds teeth to the vampire genre
    Vampires are so prevalent in pop culture that by now they should probably be considered a visible minority from the get-go in any supernatural film. Yet placed in the hand of the right creative people they can still be depicted in a scary and...
  • Heartland (1981)
    Classic Films: Heartland (1981)
    Most people today only know Conchata Ferrell as the smart aleck housekeeper on the vulgar sitcom Two and a Half Men – and while she was often the only bright spot in that otherwise dreary production, it was a role that was far below her...
  • Horsin' around
    The best birthday party in the wild west
    Cowboys and cowgirls will come from miles around to celebrate at your little ones' western-themed birthday party, so make it one to remember at an authentic working horse ranch. From entertainment to BBQ, we have scouted out the best vendors,...
  • Paint Your Wagon
    Classic Films: Paint Your Wagon (1969)
    Following the mid-1960s big screen success of My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music, the Hollywood studios decided that big-budget musicals were the key to box office gold. While the then-current line-up of Broadway hits was being culled by most of...
  • Duel in the Sun
    Classic Films: Duel in the Sun (1946)
    David O. Selznick’s desperate attempt to outdo the spectacle of his Gone with the Wind masterwork is an epic that, to borrow a line from the Dubya days, inspires shock and awe. The awe is obvious in a grand $6.5 million no-expense-spared...
  • Route 66
    Return to Tombstone
    Mary Doria Russell continues her exploration of the Tombstone, Az. mythology in her new novel "Epitaph" (Ecco, $27.99). Her first venture to the legendary town was "Doc"which focused on the life of "Doc" John...
  • The Salvation, A Danish Western
    The Salvation, A Danish Western
    It’s hard to understand our relation to the past today, especially in America. Africa, Europe and Asia had ancient history, but the USA only really has the Old West. This country has no real history, and most of its people came from other...
  • Tacky Tuesday - Western Saddle
    Tacky Tuesday - Western Saddle
    Western saddle are heavier and riders sit with a deep seat, sitting back with your feet in front of you. Western saddles are used for a variety of equine disciplines. Knowing the different parts of the saddle and how they work together will make...
  • 'Broken Horses' is a bad Bollywood take on Western
    'Broken Horses' is a bad Bollywood take on Western
    Fans of Law & Order: Criminal Intent might want to see Vincent D'Onofrio sink his teeth into a juicy part, but this story, "Broken Horses," is overdone and drier than a desert riverbed on a hot July day.Directed and co-written ...
  • 'Slow West' trailer #1 overview and commentary
    'Slow West' trailer #1 overview and commentary
    Trailer Watch is a first reaction viewing of the featured trailer (by me) where I give some light commentary and opinions on it. Trailers are a big deal, they are the first real impression a movie has on people and can have a huge impact on its...
  • 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...
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