My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies… Pardner!

House of the Rising Sun / Heavy Young Heathens The CWF Charismometer: Test One Continued:  Measuring Star Power / Charisma / Casting Fuqua’s Folly? /  Formula “So far, so good.” – Vin In a lot of ways a re-make of M7 1960 was a no win scenario. Except of one way: Money. In this, Fuqua knew his formula of Denzel …

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I finally went and saw The Magnificent Seven (2016) the other night. I had initially said that I wouldn’t judge this movie by the original, but it raises so many issues surrounding modern Film Making – and Westerns that I couldn’t resist. “Justice has a number” – M7 (2016) tagline “Remakes? You probably shouldn’t go there.” – …

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The Magnificent Seven (2016) will be released Sept. 23 in theaters across North America.  It will also premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival announced on Sept. 8 as the festival’s opening night attraction. We won’t have to long to wait to see if this Remake is going to be Heroic – or shot down. Unfortunately there are …

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