• Posts Tagged ‘western’

    The Magnificent Seven

    by  • September 27, 2016 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Antoine Fuqua Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Peter Sarsgaard Rated: PG-13 for extended and intense sequences of Western violence, and for historical smoking, some language and suggestive material “The Seven Samurai” is hands-down one of the best samurai movies ever...

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    Jane Got a Gun

    by  • February 1, 2016 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Gavin O’Connor Starring: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor Rated: Rated R for violence and some language. Also contains an off-screen rape. A lot of Westerns have underlying themes of vengeance, the necessity of working together to survive in a harsh environment, and the mysterious loner who saves the day....

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    Django Unchained

    by  • January 8, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    “Django Unchained” is, on its surface, a fairly straightforward “man is wronged and loses his woman, then meets a man who helps him achieve his quest to avenge himself and get his woman back” sort of story. It’s certainly easy to enjoy the film on that level, especially if you’re a fan of Quentin...

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    Cowboys & Aliens

    by  • August 1, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Jon Favreau Starring: Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference. Westerns and alien invasion flicks both have their cliches, and the idea of mashing the two together is a clever one -- that kind of genre...

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    Priest

    by  • May 23, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Scott Charles Stewart Starring: Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language.

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