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Best Western #4625716
01/06/18 10:57 AM
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Interestingly enough, this is not a thread about hotels smile

There is a new movie "Hostiles" with Christian Bale coming out in a couple of weeks. In the ads, one of the blurbs is that it is "the best Western since 'Unforgiven'".

Now, up until 2010, I would have said "Unforgiven" was the best Western. Until the Coen Bros. "True Grit" came along.

What do all of you think?

Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4625726
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Iím not a huge fan of Unforgiven... good, but great...?

True Grit... old and newer are great.

The new Magnificent 7: just awesome

The other Christian Bale movie with Russell Crowe (I think), Yuma something... that was reallly good

And the one with Robert Duval and Kevin Costner....??? Drawing a complete blank on the name but itís fairly recent. Like that, too

Funny... Unforgiven: just doesnít reallly move me


.... I was sure this was going to have something to do with the hotel LOL

Last edited by Finz; 01/06/18 11:08 AM.

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Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4625731
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I favor the original True Grit in movies and the original Lonesome Dove in TV mini-series. I'm also a fan of the Encore Western channels. Love that Tales of Wells Fargo.


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Re: Best Western [Re: Finz] #4625733
01/06/18 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: Finz
Iím not a huge fan of Unforgiven... good, but great...?

True Grit... old and newer are great.

The new Magnificent 7: just awesome

The other Christian Bale movie with Russell Crowe (I think), Yuma something... that was reallly good

And the one with Robert Duval and Kevin Costner....??? Drawing a complete blank on the name but itís fairly recent. Like that, too

Funny... Unforgiven: just doesnít reallly move me


.... I was sure this was going to have something to do with the hotel LOL


"Open Range" Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall. Good one.

Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4625734
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Godless on Netflix is top flight.


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Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4625738
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Westerns don't usually trip my trigger, so to speak. But I did enjoy Butch Cassidy and also The Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean and Dancing With Wolves and Little Big Man. Other than those, I can't recall watching any Westerns in the last 10-20 years, and I probably won't see Hostiles any time soon.

Re: Best Western [Re: csandste] #4625746
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Originally Posted By: csandste
Godless on Netflix is top flight.

Thanx. I'll watch it.

Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4625771
01/06/18 11:51 AM
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I remember when "THe Unforgiven" came out.
It was if everyone had to say something AWESOMELY POSITIVE about that movie.
I thought it was a weak, superficially acted movie.
Also, the parade of stars (cast) was distracting.
Gene Hackman is old cheese.
Morgan Freeman is a GREAT voice.
Clint Eastwood is a stiff (sorry C.E. worshipers)
The punk with the hat (killed 5 men?) was garbage.

And what did everyone say about the film?.....Hey man, everyone in the story was unforgiven.....Huhh?

Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4625788
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Originally Posted By: bigj_16
Originally Posted By: csandste
Godless on Netflix is top flight.

Thanx. I'll watch it.

Yep, I never imagined Jeff Daniels in a role like this. Awesome.

We just got a Roku stick and some of the Netflix originals are amazing. Top notch scripts, scenery, acting. No commercials. This "new" venue is giving a lot of good, past-their-prime actors an opportunity to show their stuff.

Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4625792
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Old school - Shane.

Didn't really like unforgiven.

I did like The Missing - Cate Blanchette and Tommy Lee Jones.

Django was pretty entertaining western / southern

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Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4625808
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The westerns pretty much died with John Wayne. The only one I really liked is Open Range. The gun fight in that movie is one of the best ever imo.

If you really want to watch a great movie, check out The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Jimmy Stewart is excellent in that movie.


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Re: Best Western [Re: Finz] #4625810
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Originally Posted By: Finz
Iím not a huge fan of Unforgiven... good, but great...?

True Grit... old and newer are great.

The new Magnificent 7: just awesome

The other Christian Bale movie with Russell Crowe (I think), Yuma something... that was reallly good
3:10 to Yuma-also one of my favorite newer Westerns. Unforgiven really didn't excite me until Gene Hackman's character started showing his true colors-business started PICKING UP!


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Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4625922
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Once Upon a Time in the West...my high school drama teacher used the opening scene to teach "non verbal acting".

The Searchers

Red River

Those are my top three. After 1970 not much to offer imo.

Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4625995
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Liked Open Range. Only problem is the scene where the six gun fires nine rounds if I remeber the count correctly!


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Re: Best Western [Re: bigj_16] #4626023
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Does Westworld count as a Western?

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