Tag Archive: western

For the better part of sixty years, westerns were the bread and butter of Hollywood filmmaking. There were prestige westerns and B-westerns and everything in-between, with every year expanding the genre with dozens of new films. And then audiences lost interest in the late ’60s and early ’70s and westerns began to die out. The quintessential American genre was now a novelty, occasionally… Continue reading 'The Keeping Room' and the Indie Western Resurgence

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

Movie Mash-Up of the Day:

Jesse Eisenberg was obviously cast as Lex Luthor because of his Mark Zuckerberg portrayal, so this mash-up of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Social Network is obvious but necessary:

Star Wars of the Day:

Everyone knows the Star Wars movies are heavily influenced… Continue reading Today in Movie Culture: 'Batman v Superman' Meets 'The Social Network,' 'Star Wars' Western Parody and More


Ghostbusters 3: Ivan Reitman, who has long been in favor of a third installment of the Ghostbusters series, has dropped out of the project as director, though he will still be serving as a producer. He was prompted to make the decision after the recent death of his friend Harold Ramis; the original Ghostbusters were slated to have minor roles in Ghostbusters 3. Sony… Continue reading Movie News: 'Ghostbusters 3' Loses Director, But Still a Go; Travolta Does a Western;' Meet 'The Boxtrolls' (Trailer)

The Avengers

Her: Scarlett Johansson gives an award-worthy performance as the kind, empathetic, loving voice of an operating system with artificial intelligence in Spike Jonze’s upcoming sci-fi movie Her, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has deemed her ineligible for any Golden Globe nominations. Johansson is not seen in the film, yet her presence is definitely felt. She is still eligible for Academy Award… Continue reading Movie News: Scarlett Johansson's 'Her' Voice Ineligible for Golden Globe; Quentin Tarantino's Western; 'Boxtrolls' Trailer

When they say, “They don’t make ’em like that anymore,” this is what they’re talking about. “How the West Was Won,” released in America 50 years ago this week (on February 20, 1963) was probably the most ambitious western ever made, an epic saga spanning four generations, 50 years, two-and-a-half hours, five vignettes, three directors (well, actually four), the widest possible screen, and an enormous cast of A-listers, including James… Continue reading 'How the West Was Won': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Classic Western