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Off-Topic Discussion / Happy New Year!
« on: January 01, 2017, 02:30:08 AM »
I wish you all the best! O0

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Off-Topic Discussion / Peter Vaughan R.I.P.
« on: December 06, 2016, 12:59:51 PM »
Another fine European character actor dies...  :'(


May he rest in peace.

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Other Films / Bone Tomahawk (2015)
« on: April 10, 2016, 08:48:50 AM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2494362/


This is really good in terms of keeping the dialogue non-pretentuous, entertaining and flowing with the characters all at the same time. I mean it's really good, very realistic for a movie Western, I haven't seen anything like it a long time. Unfortunately for 2/3 of the movie that's basically all that happens... I mean, it's not, it just feels that way cause of the ending devoid of any antagonist worth mentioning, any finale, or any meaning.

I guess it's like the woman said: the OW wasn't a tough place because of Indians, wild beasts or the weather - but because of idiots.


Still, it's worth a 7/10.

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Other Films / Cheyenne Warrior (1994)
« on: February 16, 2016, 01:04:51 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109408/


Roger Corman-produced TV Western (with Native Americans). If you watch Ws you've seen it all before. It starts promisingly though.



4/10

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Other Films / Shoot Out (1971)
« on: February 05, 2016, 09:53:32 AM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067750/


Late delivery from Hathaway and Peck: sometimes rough sometimes cutesy and mostly familiar subpar W.


5.5/10

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Other Films / The Baron of Arizona (1950)
« on: May 19, 2015, 09:29:22 AM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042229/


Sam Fuller's second film: (apparently) a fictionalized tale of James Reavis' unsuccessful attempt to claim the whole territory of Arizona through forgery and deceit, starring Vincent Price, Vladimir Sokoloff and a few other semi-known faces of the industry system. A W without gunshots, hence not really a W. A watchable and rather suave flick, directed in a fairly typical Fulleresque (economical) way. Good performances.



7/10

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Trivia Games / What movie is this homage to LVC/SL/EM from?
« on: May 06, 2015, 11:42:09 AM »



?

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General Discussion / Rounders (1998)
« on: April 17, 2015, 07:13:44 AM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128442/


So this movie has sort of a connection with the MWNN character: at some point in the movie Damon and Norton are preparing a poker scheme but Damon decides not to follow Norton's plan and leaves - only to return later in the nick of time and bail him out. So, he asks Norton how did he know he'll come, and Norton replies (paraphrase): ''Of course I knew you'd come - Clint Eastwood - TMWNN - always sticks out for his buddy!''


Doesn't make much sense, does it? :-\

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Other Films / The Retrieval (2013)
« on: February 11, 2015, 12:22:00 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2635006/


A recent Black-stern I watched: it's psychology (drama) driven, pretty lean on story and rather slow paced - with little action. On the bright side: it isn't crown pleasing or foreseeable from the moment go - to a certain degree, of course. No beauty here also, in any form, but, as I say, maybe some of the interesting characters might do it for ya.


5/10

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Off-Topic Discussion / Anita Ekberg and others R.I.P.
« on: January 11, 2015, 08:23:09 AM »
Another bad year for legends...  :'(

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Other Films / Das finstere Tal aka The Dark Valley (2014)
« on: January 01, 2015, 02:34:04 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2650978/


Austrian-German W. 2014 must have been the if-you-don't-do-a-W-now-chances-are-you-never-will year.


I'll try to watch it tomorrow. Don't have any expectations.

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Other Films / The Tracker (1988)
« on: December 17, 2014, 01:39:51 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096295/


A cocktail of cliches and uninspired scripting, with lots of seen-him-before faces. John Guillermin's last movie is a nothing to write home about small TV Western, that looks like made for making some quick bucks in the second half of the 80s, but that surprisingly has its share of bloody and borderline creepy moments. The actors were all OK, even Kris Kristofferson whom I never could digest. Scott Wilson, who I always thought had one of those secondary creepy faces that should always play the second baddy from the left that gets snaky in the end of the movie, goes over the top a couple of times but is enjoyable even with such an unworthy unbalanced character. The plot is a joke.

John Quade, Leon Rippy, David Huddleston,... You know them, right? ;)


(a despite it all) 5.5/10 (that can be seen once)

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Other Films / O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted aka Saskatchewan (1954)
« on: December 15, 2014, 12:23:13 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047449/


Pretty simple Canadian Western story from Walsh and Ladd, without too many questions or explanations. Not very original or enthusiastic in any regard, and (despite some turquise blue in the background) not visually captivating either. Perhaps some of the action was slightly better than mediocre, but at that point I didn't really care anymore. With a knot in the end.


5/10

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Other Films / The Ride Back (1957)
« on: December 14, 2014, 01:01:57 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050899/


This is hardly the first W in which the line between what a hero and a villain represent isn't well defined, but it is maybe one of the first in which they have to help and rely on each other to survive. Here the sheriff stays the goodie while the opposite protagonist gains pluses as the story progresses. However, from this prospective it doesn't look as challenging and intriguing as it was back in the days. Given the finale, before which the sheriff dumps his really unnecessary curriculum vitae, even less so. The Indians don't quite live up to their potential, they fend 'em off pretty easily, even with a child on their back... Other than that it's a nicely filmed, b/w short psycho-W with good acting that won't leave you bored, but also probably won't have you come back for more.



6.75/10

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