A Million Ways To Die In The West

2014 Universal Pictures Directed by Seth MacFarlane Produced by Seth MacFarlane, Scott Stuber and Jason Clark Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild I’ll give Seth MacFarlane credit for his ambition in making a western comedy. Mel Brooks pretty much had the last word in that genre with his side-splitting “Blazing Saddles” a […]

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Duel At Diablo

1966 United Artists/MGM Directed by Ralph Nelson Produced by Fred Engel and Ralph Nelson Written by Marvin H. Albert based on his novel “Apache Rising” DUEL AT DIABLO is one of those westerns that when I mention it even to fans of westerns I get a blank look and a “say wha?” It’s one of […]

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The War Wagon

1967 Universal Directed by Burt Kennedy Produced by Marvin Schwartz Screenplay by Clair Huffaker Based on the novel “Badmen” by Clair Huffaker THE WAR WAGON combines two of my favorite genres into one rip-snorting package: The Western and The Caper Film. I absolutely love a good horse opera and many of my favorite movies are […]

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Priest

2011 Screen Gems Directed by Scott Stewart Produced by Michael DeLuca Written by Cory Goodman Based on the comic book series created by Min-Woo Hyung I have no idea why a movie like PRIEST didn’t click with audiences.  It almost got by me as I tried to watch it twice and both times fell asleep […]

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Cowboys & Aliens

2011 Universal Pictures Directed by Jon Favreau Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg Screenplay by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby Story by Steve Oedekerk Based on the graphic novel “Cowboys & Aliens” created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley with […]

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Quigley Down Under

MGM 1990 Directed by Simon Wincer Produced by Stanley O’Toole and Alexandra Rose Written by John Hill Original Music by Basil Poledouris I think it’s really a damn shame that Tom Selleck never became as big a movie star as I think he solidly deserved to be. He got jerked out of playing Indiana Jones […]

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The Long Riders

  1980 United Artists/MGM Produced by Tim Zinneman Directed by Walter Hill Written by Bill Bryden, Steven Smith, James Keach & Stacey Keach Walter Hill has long been one of the most dependable directors working in Hollywood for more than thirty years now.  Even though you don’t hear his name as much as some others, […]

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