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JoeBrosnan
September 16 2014

Denzel Washington Joins Cast of The Magnificent Seven Remake

While promoting his upcoming film, The Equalizer, Denzel Washington announced that he has signed on for a role in the eventual remake of The Magnificent Seven. Set to direct is Antoine Fuqua,...
EdwardAGrainger
September 15 2014

Steve McQueen: The King of Cool Westerns

Steve McQueen (1930-1980) built a legendary acting career playing anti-establishment characters in memorable films like Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair, and The Getaway. In 1974 he finally passed...
AngieBarry
September 9 2014

Fresh Meat: Nine Days by Minerva Koenig

Nine Days by Minerva Koenig is a debut mystery featuring Julia Kalas, a forty-something former mob wife who finds herself under witness protection in rural Texas and in the middle of murder (available...
EdwardAGrainger
August 14 2014

First in Series: The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson is the first modern western in the Walt Longmire series about a Wyoming sheriff. Registered commenters below will be entered for a chance to win an advanced reader's...
EdwardAGrainger
August 7 2014

How the West was Funny: 10 Can’t-Miss Comedies

Seth MacFarlane’s recent comedy A Million Ways to Die in The West may have been gunned down at the box office, but that’s no reason to give up on having a laugh at the expense of the...
EdwardAGrainger
August 5 2014

Longmire: 3.10 Season Finale “Ashes to Ashes”

“Ashes to Ashes” wrapped up a couple more of the main arcs and ended with a riveting season finale that was quite satisfying for this Longmire fan. Rather than try to hit all the plot points,...
jenforbus
July 29 2014

Longmire Days in Pictures: Boy Howdy, Do They Love Walt in Wyoming!

For the third straight summer, Buffalo, Wyoming magically transformed (with the help of one hard-working Chamber of Commerce and an incredible team of volunteers) into Durant, the Absaroka County...
EdwardAGrainger
July 29 2014

Longmire 3.09: “Counting Coup” Down to the Finale

The penultimate episode of the season started with a bang and barely came up for air as writer Sarah Nicole Jones scrawled another corker of a show that had me satisfied almost to the end. Editor's...
EdwardAGrainger
July 22 2014

Longmire 3.08: “Harvest” of Resentments

“Harvest” picks up where we left off with Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) receiving care for a flesh wound and Vic looking genuinely drained from her hellish experience as a captive. When...
EdwardAGrainger
July 15 2014

Longmire 3.07: “Population 25” Calls for Help

Victoria “Vic” Moretti (Katee Sackhoff) and her husband Sean (Michael Mosley) on a get-away of hopeful rest and relaxation have anything but and before you can yell, “Watch out...
EdwardAGrainger
July 8 2014

Longmire: 3.06 “Reports of My Death” Can’t Be Trusted

After last week’s outstanding episode, “Wanted Man” —where Walt, Branch, and Vic finally located Hector, then the dying man identified a photo of extremist David Ridges...
EdwardAGrainger
July 6 2014

From the Western Frontier to the Final Frontier: When Cowboys and Sci-Fi Collide

The Phantom Empire starring Gene Autry is widely regarded as the first mash-up between Western and science fiction on the big screen. From the singing cowboy to recent films like Cowboys and Aliens,...
EdwardAGrainger
July 1 2014

Longmire: 3.05 “Wanted Man”

“If you do the job right, Walt, by the time you put down your sheriff’s badge, you’re a wanted man.” —Lucian Connally. “Wanted Man” started strong...
EdwardAGrainger
June 24 2014

Longmire: 3.04 “In the Pines” With So Little Time

So many storylines, so little time. That’s what I was thinking while I watched ace writers Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny juggle Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), tasked with clearing Henry Standing...
EdwardAGrainger
June 17 2014

Longmire 3.03: “Miss Cheyenne” is a Winner

Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) goes before the judge and his lawyer, and good friend, Cady Longmire (Cassidy Freeman) is hoping to get him released on bail until the trial. And with good...
EdwardAGrainger
June 10 2014

Longmire 3.02 and the Trials “Of Children and Travelers”

Okay, so this episode may not have given much time to the running storylines that I was really looking forward to watching, especially after the exciting season opener, but there were some moments...
EdwardAGrainger
June 3 2014

Longmire 3.01: Season Premiere “The White Warrior”

“The White Warrior” opens with Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) thundering across the dusty landscape in his SUV with Deputy Branch Connally’s bleeding body in the back en route...
EdwardAGrainger
May 24 2014

Kickin’ Ass Like It’s 1880: Ten Modern Cowboys

In 2003’s Monte Walsh, a story about the end days of the Old West cowboy, our protagonist played by Tom Selleck tells another long-time ranch hand that as long as there is one cow and one...
EdwardAGrainger
May 13 2014

Fresh Meat: Dead Man’s Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West edited by John Joseph Adams

Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West edited by John Joseph Adams collects 23 short stories set in a Wild West teeming with gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers,...
EdwardAGrainger
May 9 2014

All My Earps: The Many Film Faces of Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp is a unique breed—for more reasons than one—among the famed gunslingers and infamous outlaws who shot their way across the Wild West horizon. He lived so long, passing away in...
EdwardAGrainger
April 27 2014

15 Fierce Female Roles: Women in Westerns

In a genre that revels in the lone male protagonist, there are few meaty roles for women beyond the standard soiled doves or window-dressing (seems more often than not, even the horse gets greater attention...
reginathorn
April 14 2014

Wrapping Up Justified’s Season 5: Can Raylan Kill His Own Shadow?

When they first announced that Justified would end after Season 6, I was prepared to be heartbroken at the news, but after the recently ended and quite lackluster season 5, I think it’s a...
EdwardAGrainger
April 5 2014

From Henry Fonda to Jeff Bridges: A Wild West Primer

I can’t count the number of times people have said to me that they won't watch a Western because they just can’t sit through one of “those boring movies.” Not another...
reginathorn
March 12 2014

Justified Slumps When It Strays from Harlan County

Et tu, Justified? Last fall, I decided to quit watching The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy because I was bored with the repetitive storylines and frustrated with the direction both of the storylines...
LeighNeely
February 28 2014

Fresh Meat: Wrecked by Tricia Fields

Wrecked by Tricia Fields is the third book in the series about West Texas Chief of Police Josie Gray, who is tasked with finding her lover, a man who is missing and suspected of murder (available March...
EdwardAGrainger
February 19 2014

Max Brand: The Shakespeare of the Western Range

According to Booklist, “The name Max Brand is synonymous with Western novels.” And it’s certainly true that Brand, along with Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey, stamped an indelible...
Crime HQ
February 17 2014

Nice Mug (Shot), Butch Cassidy

He doesn’t look much like Paul Newman, but he is Butch Cassidy—the real Butch Cassidy—and that’s his mug shot. It was issued by the Pinkerton National Detective Agency some time...
reginathorn
February 17 2014

Justified 5.06: “Kill the Messenger” Settles for Consexual Bloodletting

After last week’s bullet-filled extravaganza, the latest episode of Justified, “Kill the Messenger” didn’t feature a single dead body (though there was a good bit of blood flowing,...
reginathorn
February 8 2014

Justified 5.05: “Shot All to Hell” is Truth in Advertising

I knew the title of last night’s episode, but I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so literal. I lost count of the bodies by the second or third commercial, but I think they included... Note:...
JakeHinkson
February 5 2014

The Cowboy Rides Away: Gary Cooper and The Hanging Tree (1959)

Editor's Note: This entry will kick off a new series on the Final Westerns of the great cowboy stars. First up: Gary Cooper. When The Hanging Tree appeared in movie theaters in 1959 the Western...