3:10 to Yuma 2007

 If you like westerns, this is an interesting story. Catch Russell Crowe still at the top of his best years.

Russell Crowe plays a desperado whose accomplices stage an ambush after he is taken into custody by a determined local sheriff in this remake of the 1957 film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. James Mangold directs a script based on the Elmore Leonard short story and penned by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas.

Sons of Liberty 2015

In celebrating our fight for freedom from a tyrannical King, this is a true story of just a small portion that helped out nation become independent.  I thought this series was excellent.  Rent or stream if you can.  The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America. Based on true stories.

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Sam Adams Speech to Congress

The Outsider 2002

The Outsider 2002.  Starring Tim Daly and Naomi Watts.

A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a

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cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded. 

It never was presented as a remake of Angel and the Badman 1974 but it’s very similar.

I loved this movie enough to make a 3 part video of the story, shown below.  I watch my DVD yearly.

 

 



Cold Mountain 2003

Based on the novel by Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella’s star-studded Cold Mountain is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War. Jude Law stars as Inman, a young soldier who, despite an injury, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada (Nicole Kidman) awaits. In Inman’s absence, Ada befriends Ruby (Renée Zellweger), who helps her keep up her late father’s farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting folks. Also starring Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymore Hoffman, Cold Mountain features original music by Jack White of the White Stripes.  Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
On Netflix this month
Adult Situations, Brief Nudity, Sexual Situations, War, Violence

 

 

 

Cold Mountain (2003)

 R

154 min. – Adventure | Drama | History

Awards

Won 1 Oscar Award. Another 18 wins & 101 nominations

Damsel 2018 – First photos from Comedy Western

Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska
 DAMSEL will air both at Sundance and Berlin Film Festival. It sees Robert Pattinson playing Samuel, a wealthy and influential pioneer who traveled across west American Frontiers to marry love of his life Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). Along the journey, he was aided by a drunkard and a miniature horse named Butterscotch. As Samuel continued on his quest, he encountered many obstacles and soon the lines between heroes, damsels and villains are blurred.
Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska play the happy couple
Damsel hits both Berlin and Sundance next month!

Winchester (Creepy) with Helen Mirren

TRAILER, POSTER AND PHOTOS

New trailer, photos and poster have been released for period set thriller horror WINCHESTER in which Helen Mirren plays the famous heiress to the gun production empire.
WINCHESTER out next February, sees Helen Mirren staring as the wealthy recluse who feared she was being haunted by the souls of people who were killed by the Winchester Repeating Rifle. Following the deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the never ending construction of an enormous  mansion with more than 160 rooms, complete with staircases that lead nowhere, designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. When sceptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate Sarah, he learns that her obsession might not be so insane after all.  The Queen Anne Victorian style house, whose construction began in 1884 and continued until Sarah Winchester’s death on September 5, 1922, can still be seen in California and it is a big tourist attraction.
The movie and the ghosts are out next month

 

The construction of the house continued for almost 40 years
Jason Clarke plays the doctor sent to check if Lady Winchester is mad

Jamestown S2 2018

 circa 1619 America
 British Sky has released a trailer for the second season of another of their historical dramas JAMESTOWN. 

The second season of the drama, which was a huge success for Sky last year, will start airing this February!
Set in the early 17th Century, tells the story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America as the wives of the male colonists who have lived more than 10 years without women. The first season showed them settling and finding their place bravely and courageously in the town ruled by men and hunger for gold and power. As you remember the final scene had a shocker of black slaves being brought into JAMESTOWN and the second season will obviously deal with all the ghosts that were disturbed by it

 

 

The second season should air its eight new episodes next month!
Alice and Silas found out they’re expecting a baby last season
Matt Stokoe returns as broken hearted blacksmith James Read
Will Verity, played by Niamh Walsh, take over her husband tavern?

 

THE OLD CAST RETURNS
Naomi Battrick, Sophie Rundle and Niamh Walsh return as the female protagonists, our beloved boys Stuart Martin, Matt Stokoe and Gwilym
Stuart Martin returns as the man in love Silas Sharrow!

 

Lee return as their supporters and lovers, with Jason Flemyng and Burn Gorman ruling the town again as the governor and the secretary. Ben Star is back as everyone’s fave doctor of the town! Abubakar Salim, Abiola Ogunbiyi and Rachel Colwell join the second season cast as the new members! Carnival Films that also did Downton Abbey, Hollow Crown, Dracula, Last Kingdom and many others of our favourite historical dramas is also producing this one!
Charismatic Gwylim Lee returns as the goodhearted Samuel Castell
Ben Starr is back as the charming doctor Christopher Priestley

The Ballad of Lefty Brown * Dec 15,2017

When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner — the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) — he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend’s gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan), to help deliver the men to justice.

 

Ahead of its arrival on DirecTV next month, A24 FIlms has released a new poster and trailer for the upcoming western drama The Ballad of Lefty Brown. Written and directed by Jared Moshe, it stars Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan and Peter Fonda; take a look below…

When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner — the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) — he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend’s gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan), to help deliver the men to justice.

After a gunfight with the outlaws leaves Jeremiah wounded, Lefty returns home with the names of Johnson’s killers only to find that he is being accused of his friend’s murder. With the tables turned, and with his friend in the governor’s mansion (Jim Caviezel) refusing to help, Lefty must evade the law and prove his innocence by exposing the powerful men ultimately responsible for Johnson’s death. A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Hidden Figures

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“I like her numbers,” astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) announces after witnessing unheralded NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) crack a previously unsolvable equation. With luck, audiences will echo Glenn’s sentiments when 20th Century Fox unveils the complete cut of Hidden Figures, an inspirational and patriotic drama that the studio just teased at the Toronto International Film Festival.

One of the great things about movies is that they can reveal things to the general public that most never knew before. Hidden Figures does this by shining a light on a part of the space program that most of us never think about. We’ve seen numerous films about some of the first men to go to the moon, but much less so about the people who helped them get there. We knew so little, that we had no idea how many African-American women were part of the program.

Taraji P. Henson plays actual NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who was part of the elite team that helped launch John Glenn on his primary orbit around our planet and, more important, bring him back home. As part of the footage shown, we were introduced to the three headstrong, intelligent and talented women at the heart of Ted Melfi’s historical drama: Johnson; division supervisor Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer); and aerospace engineer Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae). They are big personalities, who made huge contributions to our space program during the race our country held with Russian at the time of the Cold War.

 

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