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My Favorite Movies #99 - City Slickers

City Slickers


Directed by Ron Underwood

Netflix says… For a change of pace, three amigos facing midlife crises sign on for a fortnight cattle drive through the Colorado hills. 1,000 more words



TCM debuts a brand new “season” this March.  Usually, TCM’s calendar year runs from March and ends with the 31 Days of Oscar festival.  TCM has hired two new hosts, Dave Karger and Alicia Malone to assist Ben Mankiewicz.  723 more words

Classic Hollywood

Inevitability (Shane, 1953)

A quiet stranger rides onto the land of Joe Starrett and his family.  After initially trying to rush him off (believing him to be trouble), the stranger backs him up with a local rancher tries to strong-arm the Starretts off their land. 371 more words

Action Movies

2 March 2018

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Make Every Word Count

The Mercenary review

My review of Sergio Corbucci’s The Mercenary (A Professional Gun, Il mercenario, 1968) was published at CineSavant yesterday. Set during one of Mexico’s post-1900 periods of revolution, the film is a great example of a ‘Zapata’ Spaghetti Western. 120 more words

Film Review

Movie : Monte Walsh

Times are changing and Monte Walsh is bucking the trend.  He doesn’t know anything but cowboying and can’t imagine doing anything else.  A lot of his peers feel the same way but are being forced into changing just because there is not enough ranch work anymore.  305 more words

Writing Fiction: What Works For You?

Everyone is different. What I think works in fiction might have some overlap with what you think works in fiction but, equally, we will have areas where we disagree. 269 more words