This Western imagines the later career of Butch Cassidy, who escapes to Bolivia where he leads a quiet life with the woman he loves. That is until he meets up with a Spanish robber who promises him one last adventure he can’t refuse
After drifter Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) murders her father, 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) hires alcoholic U.S. Marshal Reuben “Rooster” Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to help her exact revenge. The disreputable lawman still has grit, though, and mounts an epic search. Joining the duo on their quest is a Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) who’s also hunting for Chaney in this updated Western that received multiple Oscar nods, including Best Picture.
CONSENSUS: “The original True Grit was a mixed bag for us. It has a light, pleasant and even hokey tone that worked as much as it clawed. Classic western fans will likely find a fair amount of joy here, but western haters will likely find a lot to cringe at. INSTAFLICKA INDEX 2.50 John Wayne landed one of his
We got back on the saddle again this week and headed out west and then east for Western Week. We discussed True Grit(1969), Blackthorn and Sukiyaki Western Django. Meanwhile, we drank some beer with some kind of hooved animal on it. We talk about that as well. Yeeha!
This movie is as classic as classic comes. Shane, from 1953, is perhaps the definitive western. It is a must watch and it is now streaming on Netflix instant watch. Shane won an Oscar for cinematography and has been listed on a number AFI lists, including #3 on the list of Top 10 Westerns. Your primer is below. Amid stunning vistas, this Oscar-winning
The popular long-running western TV series Rawhide is now streaming on Netflix Instant. It stars Clint Eastwood in one of the early roles that cemented his western tough guy schtick. Several seasons of the series are available for streaming. Unfortunately, Netflix has not gotten around to organizing it properly yet. They are there, however. You just have to search for
The 2010 Coen Brothers western, True Grit, is now on Netflix Instant Watch. The movie, starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld, was nominated for ten Academy Awards last year, including Best Picture. It is a remake of 1969 western, of the same name, starring John Wayne. Both are classics and worth a watch. Here is your
John Wayne, a.k.a Marion Mitchell Morrison, a.k.a The Duke, stared in 142 motion pictures during his illustrious Hollywood career which spanned from 1926 until 1976. Many of his movies are streaming on Netflix Instant Watch. Below are the five best of the bunch available for instant streaming: Rio Bravo Sheriff John Wayne has a problem: He must keep killer Claude Akins