Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tag: Western

Valley of Bones (2017)

Title: Valley of Bones
Rating: R
Directed by: Dan Glaser
Written by: Dan Glaser, Steven Molony, and Richard M. Lewis
Starring: Autumn Reeser, Rhys Coiro, and Steven Molony
Release Date: 9/1/2017
Running Time: 90 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
An adventure/crime thriller about a passionate paleontologist who embarks on a journey through the badlands of western North Dakota to search for a potentially historic fossil, and in the process, finds herself involved in the dark side of the Bakken oil boom.

As an ex-convict with a tarnished reputation, Anna finds it difficult to secure any meaningful work as a paleontologist. Soon, word reaches her that Wes McCoy, a recovering meth addict with unpaid debts to a drug cartel, has stumbled upon a large Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth – the first piece to an ancient puzzle.

Baited by the possibility of undoing past mistakes, Anna, along with her late husband’s brother, is determined to find the rest of the fossil at all costs; even if it means making an alliance with McCoy. However, Anna’s main obstacle is her relationship with her estranged ten-year-old son, Ezekiel.

Torn between her passion and her son, Anna agrees to bring her boy along for the trip. What ensues is a thrilling adventure that ultimately tests whether the characters can move on from the pasts they’re haunted by, or be consumed by them.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Dark Tower, The (2017)

Title: The Dark Tower
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
Written by: Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, and Nikolaj Arcel
Based on the novels by: Stephen King
Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley
Release Date: 8/4/2017
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: At the end of the credits we hear someone whistle.


Beguiled, The (2017)

Title: The Beguiled
Rating: R
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Written by: Sofia Coppola
Based on the novel by: Thomas Cullinan
Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Emma Howard, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, and Addison Riecke
Release Date: 6/30/2017
Running Time: 93 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


El Dorado (1967)

Title: El Dorado
Rating: A
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Written by: Leigh Brackett
Based on the novel by: Harry Brown
Starring: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and James Caan
Release Date: 6/12/1967
Running Time: 126 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Brimstone (2016)

Title: Brimstone
Rating: R
Directed by: Martin Koolhoven
Written by: Martin Koolhoven
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Kit Harington
Release Date: 1/12/2017
Running Time: 148 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
An epic thriller set in the old west. A triumphant tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against a violent past that refuses to fade.

Liz (Dakota Fanning) is a mute young woman who lives together with her husband and two children. She is a midwife and communicates through sign language, sometimes assisted by her daughter. Her relationship with her 14 year old son could be better, but otherwise Liz’s life seems pretty good.

When the new reverend (Guy Pearce) climbs the pulpit in church, Liz freezes. She immediately knows she and her family are in danger.

In four chapters we see not only how the reverend tries to take everything Liz loves away from her, but also how her life has unfolded in the past.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story (2016)

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Title: Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story
Rating: NR
Directed by: Terry Miles
Written by: Dan Benamor and Matt Williams
Starring: Trace Adkins, Judd Nelson and Kim Coates
Release Date: 11/4/2016
Running Time: 90 minutes

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After retiring from his life as an outlaw, Nathaniel Reed (Trace Adkins) has settled down to a quaint family life with his wife Laura Lee. But Reed’s new, honest life is quickly interrupted when his old partner in crime Frank Bell shows up to inform Reed that US Marshal Woody Calhoun (Kim Coates) is out to kill them over an old grudge and he’s enlisted bounty hunter Bonnie Mudd to help. After a gun battle that supposedly kills Laura Lee, Reed flees to lead Bell and Sid Dalton (Judd Nelson) on a series of stagecoach robberies. As the men avoid Calhoun and become the most wanted outlaws in the West, Reed earns the nickname “Texas Jack.” Their careers as stagecoach robbers comes to an abrupt end when, Bell and Calhoun set a trap for Reed. Reed escapes, but not for long. Calhoun captures Laura Lee to draw Red out of hiding. In an intense shootout, Reed saves Laura Lee and Sid from Calhoun and clears his name.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Note: The credits roll as the final scene of the group leaving church continues to play in the background.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Magnificent Seven, The (2016)

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Title: The Magnificent Seven
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Written by: Richard Wenk and Nic Pizzolatto
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard
Release Date: 9/23/2016
Running Time: 132 minutes

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With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of James Horner and Nick Dashnaw

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Traded (2016)

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Title: Traded
Rating: NR
Directed by: Timothy Woodward Jr.
Written by: Mark Esslinger
Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Trace Adkins and Michael Paré
Release Date: 6/10/2016
Running Time: 98 minutes

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In the 1880s western “Traded”, a father must leave his ranch for Dodge City to save his daughter from an old enemy, putting his reputation as the fastest draw in the west to the test.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Memoriam: In Loving Memory Alice Faye Montgomery 1947 – 2016

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)

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Title: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Rating: NR
Directed by: John Huston
Written by: John Huston
Based on the novel by: B. Traven
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt
Release Date: 1/24/1948
Running Time: 126 minutes

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Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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Title: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Rating: M
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Written by: William Goldman
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross
Release Date: 10/24/1969
Running Time: 110 minutes

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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


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