Archive for the ‘Western’ Category

Cowboys & Aliens

Friday, July 29th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 119 min

Languages: English | Apache languages (some dialogue)

Director: Jon Favreau

Tagline: First contact. Last stand.

 

Writers: Roberto Orci (screenplay), Alex Kurtzman (screenplay)

 

Cast: Daniel Craig … Jake Lonergan
Abigail Spencer … Alice
Buck Taylor … Wes Claiborne
Matthew Taylor … Luke Claiborne (as Matt Taylor)
Cooper Taylor … Mose Claiborne
Clancy Brown … Meacham
Paul Dano … Percy Dolarhyde
Chris Browning … Jed Parker
Adam Beach … Nat Colorado
Sam Rockwell … Doc
Ana de la Reguera … Maria
Noah Ringer … Emmett Taggart
Brian Duffy … Deputy
Olivia Wilde … Ella Swenson
Keith Carradine … Sheriff John Taggart

 

Plot: The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been… Written by Universal Pictures   Plot Keywords: Sheriff  Posse  Arrest  Alien  Desert   See »

Blackthorn

Friday, April 1st, 2011

All Genres:
Western

Release Year: 2011

Country: Spain | USA | Bolivia | France

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director: Mateo Gil

Tagline: Sam Shepard is Butch Cassidy

 

Cast: Sam Shepard … James
Eduardo Noriega … Ing. Eduardo Apodaca
Stephen Rea … Mackinley
Magaly Solier … Yana
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau … James joven
Padraic Delaney … Sundance
Dominique McElligott … Etta
Luis Bredow … Doctor
Cristian Mercado … Oficial Boliviano
Daniel Aguirre … Iván
Martin Proctor … Caballero inglés
María Luque … Tabernera
Raúl Beltrán … Jefe indígena
Claudia Coronel … Indígena perseguidora 1
Erika Andia … Indígena perseguidora 2

 

Plot: In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Butch Cassidy  Bolivia  Treachery  Friend  Mine   See »

Saving Private Perez

Friday, March 18th, 2011

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Western

Release Year: 2011

Country: Mexico

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: Spanish

Director: Beto Gómez

Tagline:

 

Writers: Beto Gómez, Francisco Payó González

 

Cast: Miguel Rodarte … Julian Pérez
Adal Ramones … Benito García
Jaime Camil … Eladio
Jesús Ochoa … Chema Díaz
Gerardo Taracena … Carmelo Benavides
Joaquín Cosio … Rosalío Medoza
Isela Vega … Doña Elvira de Pérez
Rodrigo Oviedo … Pumita
Marius Biegai … Sasha Boginski
Claudia Salinas … Chayito Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Marie Benoit … News Correspondent
Michael Birnberg
Alex Cervantes … Julian Pérez – niño
Manuel Domínguez
Roberto Espejo … Lucio

 

Plot: A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth… Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Rescue Mission  Mission  Rescue  Hope  Butler   See »

Rango

Monday, February 14th, 2011

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 min

Languages: English

Director: Gore Verbinski

Tagline:

 

Writers: John Logan (screenplay), John Logan (story)

 

Cast: Johnny Depp … Rango / Lars (voice)
Isla Fisher … Beans (voice)
Abigail Breslin … Priscilla (voice)
Ned Beatty … Mayor (voice)
Alfred Molina … Roadkill (voice)
Bill Nighy … Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
Stephen Root … Doc / Merrimack / Mr. Snuggles (voice)
Harry Dean Stanton … Balthazar (voice)
Timothy Olyphant … Spirit of the West (voice)
Ray Winstone … Bad Bill (voice)
Ian Abercrombie … Ambrose (voice)
Gil Birmingham … Wounded Bird (voice)
James Ward Byrkit … Waffles / Gordy / Papa Joad / Cousin Murt / Curlie / Knife Attacker / Rodent Kid (voice)
Claudia Black … Angelique (voice)
Blake Clark … Buford (voice)

 

Plot: Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water. Written by napierslogs   Plot Keywords: Chameleon  Sheriff  Water  Western Town  Pet   See »

Let the Bullets Fly

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Western

Release Year: 2010

Country: China | Hong Kong

Runtime: 132 min

Languages: Mandarin | Cantonese

Director: Wen Jiang

Tagline: A comic western legend

 

Writers: Wen Jiang (screenplay), Ping Shu (screenplay)

 

Cast: Yun-Fat Chow … Master Huang
Xiaogang Feng … Counselor Tang
Wen Jiang … Pocky Zhang
You Ge … Ma Bangde
Kun Chen … Hu Wan
Carina Lau … Mrs. Ma
Jun Hu … Fake Pocky
Wu Jiang … Master Wu
Yun Zhou … Flora
Lu Yao … Hu Qian
Pu Miao … Shanxi MIstress
Fan Liao … Three
Bing Shao … Two
Xiao Wei … Seven
Mo Zhang … Six

 

Plot: Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: 1920s  Bandit Gang  Satire

Meek's Cutoff

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

All Genres:
Western

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: Kelly Reichardt

Tagline:

 

Cast: Michelle Williams … Emily Tetherow
Bruce Greenwood … Stephen Meek
Will Patton … Soloman Tetherow
Zoe Kazan … Millie Gately
Paul Dano … Thomas Gately
Shirley Henderson … Glory White
Neal Huff … William White
Tommy Nelson … Jimmy White
Rod Rondeaux … The Indian

 

Plot: The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in each other's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy. Written by Oscilloscope   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Desert  Oregon  Trust  Water  Settler   See »

The Book of Eli

Monday, January 11th, 2010

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime: 118 min

Languages: English

Director: Albert Hughes

Allen Hughes

Tagline: Some will kill to have it. He will kill to protect it.

 

Cast: Denzel Washington … Eli
Gary Oldman … Carnegie
Mila Kunis … Solara
Ray Stevenson … Redridge
Jennifer Beals … Claudia
Evan Jones … Martz
Joe Pingue … Hoyt
Frances de la Tour … Martha
Michael Gambon … George
Tom Waits … Engineer
Chris Browning … Hijack Leader
Richard Cetrone … Hijacker
Lateef Crowder … Highjacker / Construction Thug
Keith Davis … Hijacker
Don Tai … Hijacker (as Don Theerathada)

 

Plot: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Australia

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

All Genres:
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western

Release Year: 2008

Country: Australia | USA

Runtime: 165 min

Languages: English | Aboriginal

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Stuart Beattie (screenplay) and Baz Luhrmann (screenplay) …

 

Cast: Shea Adams … Carney Boy #3
Eddie Baroo … Bull
Ray Barrett … Ramsden
Tony Barry … Sergeant Callahan
Jamal Bednarz-Metallah … Mission Boy
Damian Bradford … Constable #1
Bryan Brown … King Carney
Nathin Butler … Carney Boy #1
Tara Carpenter … Essential Services Woman
Rebecca Chatfield … Magarri's Niece
Lillian Crombie … Bandy Legs
Max Cullen … Old Drunk
Essie Davis … Cath Carney
Arthur Dignam … Father Benedict
Michelle Dyzla … Hairdresser

 

Plot: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations

Appaloosa

Friday, September 5th, 2008

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Western

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 115 min

Languages: English | Apache languages | Spanish

Director:

Tagline: Feelings get you killed.

 

Cast: Robert Jauregui … Marshall Jack Bell (as Bobby Jauregui)
Jeremy Irons … Randall Bragg
Timothy V. Murphy … Vince
Luce Rains … Dean
James Tarwater … Chalk (as Jim Tarwater)
Boyd Kestner … Bronc
Gabriel Marantz … Joe Whittfield
Ed Harris … Virgil Cole
Viggo Mortensen … Everett Hitch
Benjamin Rosenshein … Town Boy
Cerris Morgan-Moyer … Tilda
James Gammon … Earl May
Timothy Spall … Phil Olson
Tom Bower … Abner Raines
Erik J. Bockemeier … Fat Wallis

 

Plot: Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

 

Awards: 2 wins

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

All Genres:
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 160 min

Languages: English | Danish

Director:

Tagline: Beyond the myth lies America's greatest betrayal.

 

Cast: Brad Pitt … Jesse James
Mary-Louise Parker … Zee James
Brooklynn Proulx … Mary James
Dustin Bollinger … Tim James
Casey Affleck … Robert Ford
Sam Rockwell … Charley Ford
Jeremy Renner … Wood Hite
Sam Shepard … Frank James
Garret Dillahunt … Ed Miller
Paul Schneider … Dick Liddil
Joel McNichol … Express Messenger
James Defelice … Baggagemaster (as James DeFelice)
J.C. Roberts … Engineer
Darrell Orydzuk … Ukranian Train Passenger
Jonathan Erich Drachenberg … Young Train Passenger

 

Plot: Robert Ford, who’s idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 19 nominations