Unforgiven (1992) – Review

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Directed by Clint Eastwood

Written by David Webb Peoples

Cast: Anna Levine, Anthony James, Gene Hackman, Jaimz Woolvett, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, and Saul Rubinek

Length: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Genre: Drama, western

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.” Continue reading “Unforgiven (1992) – Review”

Open Range (2003) – Review

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Directed by Kevin Costner

Written by Craig Storper; based on the novel by Lauran Paine

Cast: Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Abraham Benrubi, Diego Luna, James Russo, Michael Gambon, Annette Benning, and Kim Coates

Length: 2 hours and 19 minutes

Genre: Action, drama, romance, western

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.” Continue reading “Open Range (2003) – Review”

Blazing Saddles (1974) – Review

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Directed by Mel Brooks

Written by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryer, and Alan Uger

Cast: Slim Pickens, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, Gene Wilder, and Alex Karras

Length: 1 hour and 33 minutes

Genre: Comedy, western

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.” Continue reading “Blazing Saddles (1974) – Review”

Serenity (2005) – Review

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Directed by Joss Whedon

Written by Joss Whedon

Cast: Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Jewel Staite, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin and Ron Glass

Length: 1 hour and 59 minutes

Genre: Action, adventure, space western

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Description from IMDB:

“The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.”

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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – Review

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Illustrations by Michael Whelan

Published in 1982

Pages: 224

Genre: Fantasy, western

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”

It is difficult to find a more enigmatic line among Constant Readers (Stephen King fans) than the opener to The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. Beginning the tale of the eponymous character and his trek toward the mysterious Dark Tower, The Gunslinger combines the genres of high fantasy, Westerns, and horror to create an earnest, if somewhat problematic, introduction to King’s magnum opus. Continue reading “The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – Review”