Category Archives: Western

THE SISTERS BROTHERS (2018): New Trailer From Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, John C. Reilly…

The Sisters Brothers (2018), Joaquin Phoenix
The Sisters Brothers (2018), Joaquin Phoenix

Director Jacques Audiard’s latest film is set in 1850s Oregon and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed Rutger Hauer and John C. Reilly.

The story of Audiard’s western centres around an infamous duo of assassins known as the Sisters brothers who are chasing a gold prospector…

I wasn’t very sure about this one the first time I watched the trailer. Today though, I’m into the awkwardness of of the humour and trailer edit. Funny how things change in a day. Furthermore, the cast is so very good that surely it can’t, won’t and shouldn’t be so bad.

The Sisters Brothers Release Dates: September 21st, 2018 (US)…

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DAMSEL (2018): New Trailer From Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Forster…

Damsel (2018), Mia Wasikowska
Damsel (2018), Mia Wasikowska

Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Forster are the stars of Damsel, the story of a businessman who travels West to join his fiancée in the mountains. Unpredictably, their once-simple journey grows treacherous.

David Zellner and Nathan Zellner direct and and co-star…

It’s simple really, I’m in for the kooky / off-kilter humour. I’ll probably also be hoping that there’s no trace of Britishness in Pattinson’s accent. But mostly I just want to be amused in unexpected ways.

Damsel Release Dates: June 22nd, 2018 (US)…

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HOSTILES (2017): New Trailer From Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Peter Mullan, Ben Foster…

Hostiles (2017), Rosamund Pike
Hostiles (2017), Rosamund Pike

Starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster and Peter Mulan, Hostiles tells the story of what happened when in 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agreed to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory…

The brilliance that is Mr. Bale is the reason I’m tuning in. He embodies such screen presence, charisma and that’s before he even says a single word.

Directed by Scott Cooper; Jesse Plemons, Stephen Lang, Paul Anderson and Q’orianka Kilcher also star.

Hostiles Release Dates...

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FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES (2017): New Trailer From Director Michael Matthews, Starring Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Fok, Warren Masemola…

 

Five Fingers For Marseilles (2017)
Five Fingers For Marseilles (2017)

Directed by Michael Matthews and starring Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Fok plus Warren Masemola, Five Fingers for Marseilles is a thriller / western in which the lives of several are changed, after young Tau kills two corrupt policemen in a South African shanty town…

I was so ready to watch this movie when I thought it was about Marseille, France. Now that I’ve seen the trailer, I’m not mad because it looks very promising. The beautiful cinematography, the western in a way I’ve never experienced before, the story and the Quentin Tarantino vibe that I can’t deny are the reasons I’ll be watching.

Five Fingers for Marseilles release Dates…

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THE BEGUILED (2017): New Trailer Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning…

The Beguiled (2017), Colin Farrell
The Beguiled (2017), Colin Farrell

In The Beguiled, Colin Farrell plays a wounded Union soldier who cons his way into the hearts of the women in a Confederate girls’ boarding school. Soon enough, the women turn against each other but then they get smart and turn on him. Directed by Sofia Coppola; other acting talent includes Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Angourie Rice…

I find this trailer promising, especially because of the cast. I want to be even more excited but after The Bling Ring (2013) – the last Sofia Coppola directed movie I saw which I did not enjoy as much as expected,  I’ll wait and see;  in a very calm and perfectly balanced manner. Also this is a remake of the 1971 movie of the same name starring Clint Eastwood.

The Beguiled Release Dates: June 23rd, 2017 (UK); June 30th, 2017 (US)…

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BRIMSTONE (2017): New Trailer From Kit Harrinton, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning…

Brimstone (2016), Guy Pearce
Brimstone (2016), Guy Pearce

Brimstone is the latest western/ thriller from director Martin Koolhoven. Starring Kit Harrington, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning and Carice van Houten this is a story about Liz (Fanning), a young woman who wants a better life for her and her daughter are hunted by a vengeful preacher (Pearce)…

Guy Pearce in a ‘bad guy’ role reminds me of his great work in Lawless (2012). My, oh my did I hate his character in that movie – so good are his skills as a thespian. I hope this is a good one too.

Brimstone Release Dates: March, 2017 (US)…

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IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE (2016): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, John Travolta & James Ransone

In A Valley Of Violence (2016), Ethan Hawke
In A Valley Of Violence (2016), Ethan Hawke

Ti West is the director of In A Valley Of Violence, the new western starring John Travolta, Karen Gillan and Ethan Hawke. There’s the promise of a little gun play, some revenge,  a sprinkling of misfits and of course, a mysterious stranger…

I wonder which of Ethan Hawkes 2016 westerns I’ll like more, In A Valley Of Violence  or The Magnificent Seven? The gun play in the latter tells me it might win. But then there’s the humour in the former which feels reminiscent of A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)…

In A Valley Of Violence Release Dates: October 21st 2016 (US)…

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THE DUEL (2016): New Trailer Starring Liam Hemsworth & Woody Harrelson

The Duel (2016), Woody Harrelson
The Duel (2016), Woody Harrelson

It looks like 2016 is the year of the western because The Duel is a brand new  one that stars  The Hunger Games co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson…

For this particular movie, I’ve made the decision to look way beyond the highly questionable choice of trailer music and dig down deep in hopes for the best.

I’m getting a little bit of a Colonia (2016) vibe, which isn’t a bad thing. in fact – Lena, the character played by Emma Watson is my current reference for when I need to have courage in a challenging situation. ‘Be brave like Lena’ I say to myself.

The Duel Release Dates: June 24th, 2016 (US)…

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