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  • The Homesman Poster
    Review: The Homesman
    Westerns are a genre of film that have been in dire straits for the last decade or so. Sure, a good one may come along now and again, like Kevin Costner'sOpen Range or John Hillcoat'sThe Proposition but for the large part they are...
    West of Chicago
    In his vastly entertaining 1976 memoir, Cagney by Cagney, James Cagney fondly recalls an incident from his pre-kindergarten days – of his father taking him to visit one of his cronies at the neighborhood firehouse. This was before mechanized...
  • "The Lonesome Trail" is a western worthy of Hollywood
    "The Lonesome Trail" is a western worthy of Hollywood
    "High Noon", "Stage Coach", "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly", "Once Upon A Time In The West". There have been many great westerns put on celluloid over the years. Indeed, westerns are a uniquely American art...
  • The Duke
    Don Collier and John Wayne
    Many actors have extraordinary voices that are easily recognized by pitch, accent and cadence. There are also the spectacular voices that makes us pause as the sound caresses our ears. Cowboy actors often have their own specialized western drawls,...
  • Dale Midkiff
    Meet Dale Midkiff at M7 Con
    Perhaps the most familiar and uplifting Western theme song, is the music from The Magnificent Seven. The incredible Elmer Bernstein composed the music and if you click on this link, you can listen while learning more about one of the cast members...
  • Stagecoach
    Daily film recommendation: 'Stagecoach' (1939)
    Currently streaming on Hulu PlusIt can be argued that without “Stagecoach”, the western genre wouldn’t exist as we know it. John Ford bought the rights to a short story called “The Stage to Lordsburg” in 1937, and...
  • Saddle up for a rip roarin’ good time at ‘The Western UnScripted’ at the Falcon
    Saddle up for a rip roarin’ good time at ‘The Western UnScripted’ at the Falcon
    Saddle up a pony and giddy up on past the Red River and Rio Bravo at High Noon for a rip roarin’ good time at the Falcon Theatre’s OK Corral featuring masters of improvisation Impro Theatre in their newest genre, “The Western...
  • Taken during the twilight of his career in St. Augustine, Fla., a studio portrait of a distinguished Richard Boone, circa 1978
    A knight without armor in a savage land—Saluting erudite tough guy Richard Boone
    Western writer David Rothel penned the authorizedRichard Boone: A Knight Without Armor in a Savage Land at the dawn of the 21stcentury but has seldom discussed the intensely realistic actor in detail until a comprehensive interview debuting...
  • Impro Theatre saddles up to the Falcon with ‘The Western UnScripted’
    Impro Theatre saddles up to the Falcon with ‘The Western UnScripted’
    Impro Theatre’s talented actors are wizards when it comes to improvisation. Last year Impro amazed Falcon Theatre audiences with their “Twilight Zone UnScripted” two fully improvised episodes of the iconic television created by...
  • James Stewart
    getTV airing three Jimmy Stewart movies in August
    James Stewart or what others like to call him Jimmy Stewart, was one of the beset actors of his time. He could do dramatic roles as well as comedic ones. You could see him even play in westerns and of course in some iconic Hitchcock movies. Well...
  • Yojimbo poster
    Classic Review: Yojimbo (1961)
    Many in the film industry have touted the power of film as a "universal language" that can bridge almost any divide. Whether these divides are cultural, verbal or generational, many films and genres of films have succeeded in staying...
    Lore and Order
    At 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 26, 1881, in the delightfully named hamlet of Tombstone, AZ, occurred one of the most famous incidents of beloved violence in American history. An altercation between the local warring factions culminated in an...
  • Actor Eli Wallach dies at 98
    Eli Wallach, classic movie star, dies at 98
    Eli Wallach, an actor remembered by classic movie fans for his roles in films like "Baby Doll" (1956), "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), and "The Misfits" (1961), died on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the age of 98. The...
  • Entertainment Spotlight: 'Unforgiven'
    Entertainment Spotlight: ‘Unforgiven’
    This weekend I would like to recommend one of, if not, the best contemporary Western movie currently available. Produced, directed by and starring legendary western star Clint Eastwood [link:
  • True Grit
    Review: True Grit (2010, Joel and Ethan Coen)
    At some point over the Thanksgiving holiday of 2010, as my family waited impatiently in the living room for the turkey to roast, the TV spot for "True Grit" came on. "Looks interesting." someone said. (It wasn't me.) "...