western

Uncovering Curiosities: Peter Fonda’s THE HIRED HAND

Easy Rider helped change the mechanics of Hollywood when it was released in 1969. Both Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda were given carte blanche by Universal Pictures to produce whatever they wanted, with Hopper going on to produce the ill-fated The [...]

February 11, 2022

Kevin Costner To Star In & Direct The Western HORIZON

It looks like the great Kevin Costner is going to use the massive success of television’s Yellowstone to get a long-gestating passion project off the ground. Costner has announced that he’ll direct, star in, produce and finance the [...]

January 29, 2022

Kevin Costner – The Last Of The Hollywood Cowboys

Born on the 18 January, 1955, Kevin Costner was an avid film fan who up in California. Fascinated by epic westerns such as Red River and How the West Was Won, he dreamed of being cowboy (a dream that would be fulfilled many years later). Following [...]

January 18, 2022

Uncovering Curiosities: John Sturges’ HOUR OF THE GUN

John Sturges’ 1967 western, Hour Of The Gun is not only a fine example of the genre, but it’s also one of the finest films focusing on the legendary lawman, Wyatt Earp. Sturges’ film is a pseudo-sequel to his 1957 film, Gunfight At [...]

November 20, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Brent Christy’s THE WARRANT

  The general belief is that the western is dead. Modern audiences haven’t embraced the genre in a long time and over the last decade or so there have been few big budget attempts at bringing the ‘Oater’ back to the masses. However, away [...]

September 25, 2021

Old West: Trailer For Clint Eastwood’s CRY MACHO

This trailer for Clint Eastwood‘s Cry Macho is great. It appears to be a true Clint Eastwood film in every sense and it seems to share similar DNA with two of his best (and most well-regarded) movies – Unforgiven and Gran Torino. Growing [...]

August 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: WYATT EARP

Lawrence Kasdan – 1993 Directed, produced and co-written by Lawrence Kasdan, Wyatt Earp is a great looking historical epic. However, this western just doesn’t work despite a lot of great elements. It’s not bad, it’s just [...]

July 16, 2021

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