Westerns

Eight is great
If ever a film had a strange road to the screen it's The Hateful Eight, but after a cancellation and a strange live reading it is coming and we now have our first look at the titular eight. EW brings to us the line up of all ... read feature

The first trailer for Slow West is visually stunning


Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelsohn star in hilarious and thrilling western
Mar 24
A24 should be everybody's favorite movie distribution/production company at this point. With movies like Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring, Enemy, Under the Skin, The Rover, Locke, Obvious Child, A Most Violent Year and the up... read
Five crazy people in a wagon...
Life in the early days of pioneer life was harsh and unforgiving. The loneliness and desperation to make things work was enough to drive people to either do anything they could, or go mad trying. The glimpses of frontier life... read feature

Hateful Eight

Tarantino's Hateful Eight gets synopsis, full cast revealed


Nov 07
After months of struggling with a leaked script leading to rewrites, production for Quentin Tarantino's next film, The Hateful Eight, begins next January. Because it's so close, the Weinstein Company has released both the fil... read

Denzel Washington to star in Magnificent Seven remake


Reuniting with director Antoine Fuqua and a whole lot of awesome
Sep 10
A remake of The Magnificent Seven has been in the works for years now with Tom Cruise at one point attached (maybe he still is). But with Tarantino getting ready to drop The Hateful Eight, a Tarantino homa... read

Hateful Eight official release date an 70mm love


Because the bigger the Tarantino the better
Sep 03
Ready for some great news? Not only is Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight coming out next year in fall of 2015, but it will also be getting one of the widest 70mm release in years. Tarantino has been long bragging abo... read
FFS: The Gunfighter

Flix for Short: The Gunfighter, a western with Nick Offerman as the narrator


Jul 01
From director Eric Kissack and writer Kevin Tenglin comes The Gunfighter, a short western where a man walks into a saloon and soon everyone can hear the narration of the film. It's short, hilarious, and definitely worth a watch.  So much infidelity.  [via Short of the Week] read
We goin' straight to the Wild Wild West
Seth MacFarlane's directorial debut, Ted, was a welcome surprise. It was a mix of a charming friendship, un-ironic love of the 80s, and gratuitous amount of raunchy humor. Like the best episodes of MacFarlane's Family Guy, it... read feature

Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West has an 8-bit game you can play


May 16
A Million Ways To Die In The West, Seth MacFarlane's upcoming Western comedy movie, now has an 8-bit videogame counterpart online at Adult Swim. Perhaps capitalizing on the nostalgically easy-to-die-in games of the 80's 8-bit... read

Western The Salvation gets a trailer


Cowboys being cowboys
May 02
It's always interesting to check out a Western by a director who isn't American. The genre is so ingrained in American culture that seeing it tackled from an outside perspective is always interesting. This one will be Dutch ... read

Tarantino drafting new Hateful Eight script


Did anyone really believe he wasn't going to make it eventually?
Apr 21
The drama over Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight has been pretty crazy. After the script leaked online he swore he was going to put the film on the back burner, and then decide to hold a one-time only reading of the ... read

Quentin Tarantino live reading 'Hateful Eight' script in Los Angeles


The Spectacular One Reads the Hateful Eight
Apr 03
Quentin Tarantino, understandably upset when the script to Hateful Eight leaked out in January, decided to shelve the project indefinitely. Fans were upset, taking to the streets with torches and pitchforks.. nah, just kiddin... read

Green band trailer for A Million Ways to Die in the West


That title is way too long for any pithy headline
Feb 04
Was the red band trailer for A Million Ways to Die in the West just too much for you? Then you're probably not going to want to see the movie because it's Seth McFarlane and that's what he's all about, but if you're sti... read
A Million Jokes to Die in the West
I'm not sure how I feel about the first (Red Band) trailer for Seth MacFarlane's Ted follow up, A Million Ways to Die in the West. While Ted surprisingly bent buddy movie tropes and reveled in nostalgia, A Million Ways at fi... read feature

8 new posters for A Million Ways to Die in the West


Get ready for some Western puns
Jan 29
A Million Ways to Die in the West, Seth MacFarlane's Western comedy follow up to Ted, is busy putting the finishing touches on itself (sexual pun intended) for its May 30 release, and then means promotions are starting. No tr... read

Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker Media


When I first saw this, I gawked.
Jan 28
Recently, Quentin Tarantino filed a contributory copyright infringement lawsuit against Gawker Media, famous for publications like Kotaku, Vallywag, and (of course) Gawker. The suit claims that, by linking to a download of Ta... read

New Django Film Announced


The "squee!" is silent
Jan 14
According to a press release from Point Blank Pictures, Franco Nero will reprise his famous role as the gunslinger Django in Django Lives: the canonical third installment in the Django trilogy. (Man, Django is a weird-lo... read

First look at A Million Ways to Die in the West


No confirmation on if cactus hugging is one of the ways to die
Jan 02
Here's a picture from A Million Ways to Die in the West, which is Seth MacFarlane's second directorial effort. It has many qualities such as people, hats and mustaches. You can discern some things from it such as it take... read

Quentin Tarantino is doing another Western, apparently


Hey, remember the Tonight Show?
Nov 27
On the Tonight Show last night, Quentin Tarantino apparently announced that his next film would be a Western. That's great! I loved Django Unchained, it's no Inglorious Basterds, but it's an instant classic. Top two Tarantino... read

Depp & Bruckheimer blame critics for Lone Ranger flopping


I think this is a mix of the first and second stages of grief
Aug 06
The Lone Ranger is a box office flop that will lose Disney a lot of money. According to Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the reason the movie flopped wasn't its tonal shifts, poor screenplay, problematic depictions... read

A full trailer has arrived for Yurusarezaru mono, the Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven starring Ken Watanabe and directed by Sang-il Lee. And man is it incredible. While the teaser trailer last year was very pr... read feature

An analysis of the characterization of Tonto in The Lone Ranger
The portrayal of Native Americans in film has been problematic for a long time. Going back as far as John Ford's 1939 western Stagecoach, the Native American has been stereotyped, truncated and even vilified by traditional Ho... read feature

See the Lone Ranger early and free


Washington DC screening
Jun 19
How do you spell hi ho? Is it like that? Hi ho Siliver, away! Or is it one word or hyphenated? I bet I could Google this and find out, but instead I'll just live in ignorance. While I'm pondering deep questions of the univers... read
The Wild Bunch remake

Will Smith to star and produce The Wild Bunch remake


WE GOIN' STRAIIIIIGHT TO THE WIIIIILD WILD WEST, WE GOIN STRAIIIIIIIIGHT TO THE WIIIIIIIILD WILD WEST
May 15
After turning down Django Unchained because he felt his character wouldn't be the hero, Will Smith now sets his eyes on another violent Western. This time it's a remake of The Wild Bunch, a film about a group of men who ... read
The Lone Ranger Trailer

Trailer: The Lone Ranger


Apr 17
The final trailer paints The Lone Ranger as Pirates of the Caribbean (given all the Bruckheimer vibe) with a Jonah Hex skin. It's got the Ranger's origin story and how he meets Tonto (as a man who has been to the other ... read
An interesting but not entirely memorable Korean revenge tale
[This review was originally posted as part of our coverage of the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival. It is being reposted as a reminder that the film will be screening for free tomorrow evening at the Tribeca Cinemas in New Y... read feature

Trailer: The Lone Ranger (Japanese)


"Lone Rangea"
Mar 14
This new trailer for Disney's The Lone Ranger (starring Armie "Arm & Hammer" Hammer and Johnny "I'm always Jack Sparrow" Depp) may be turning Japanese-a, but it still has a bit of English dialogue and quite a l... read

Trailer: Gallowwalkers


Feb 22
Back after a lengthy...um...hiatus, Wesley Snipes is back in an awesome clash of the Western and low budget Horror genres. While he's...um...currently away, he managed to film Gallowwalkers outside of the United States for t... read

Amanda Seyfried does it cowgirl with Seth MacFarlane


Feb 12
Everybody's second favorite Mean Girl (behind Lacey Chabert, of course) has kept herself busy since she was last seen predicting rain. Besides making an appearance in last year's Les Miserables, she showed off her storm detec... read

Super Bowl TV spot for The Lone Ranger


It could be worse, kemo sabe
Feb 04
Now if memory serves, this TV spot for The Lone Ranger marked the transition from normal commercials to Super Bowl commercials. It was a long spot, essentially a trailer for people watching on TV, and you know what? It doesn... read

Flix for Short: Malaria


Jan 21
Malaria, by Edson Oda, is a motion comic that tells its story with absolutely no animation whatsoever. It goes panel to panel through beautifully done craftsmanship and ingenuity that's just meant to be stared at. It follows... read
Something pertaining to Arnold being back goes here
Despite Arnold Schwarzenegger's plethora of cameos throughout the past decade or so (most recently in The Expendables 2) the action superstar hasn't headlined a film in quite some time. Now he's back (sorry) with The Las... read feature







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