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Review: The Lone Ranger

Directed by: Gore Verbinski.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, Leon Rippy, W. Earl Brown, James Frain.

Rating: Running Time: 149 mins.

At a San-Francisco fairground in 1933, a young boy dressed as legendary hero The Lone Ranger, enters a tent with several exhibits, one of which is titled “The Native Man In His Element” and features elderly Native Indian Tonto (Johnny Depp). Tonto tells the boy he knew the real Lone Ranger, and begins to tell him the story starting years earlier in Texas in the year 1869. As Lawyer John Reid (Arnie Hammer) travels home to a frontier town on the transcontinental railroad, the train is attacked by a gang intent on releasing their leader, outlaw Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) who is being held in another carriage along with Tonto. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Django Unchained

Latest trailer for Quentin Tarentino’s upcoming western.

Looks fairly interesting, with the kind of impressive cast you can now expect from a Quentin Tarentino movie, Django Unchained is expected for UK release on 18th January next year.

Trailer: Django Unchained

Long mentioned, the first teaser trailer for Quentin Tatentino’s Django Unchained has now been released!

First Impressions: A western by Quentin Tarentino featuring a cast including Christoph Waltz, Jaime Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L Jackson? What’s not to like?!

Review: Cowboys & Aliens

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell

Rating: 12A  Running Time: 118 Mins

I can only recall a handful of movies where the two genres of science fiction and westerns have met face to face. Standing out in particular are Westworld, a warning about the dangers of technology and how it may be harmful to us, and Back to the Future Part III, the final part of Robert Zemeckis’ time travel epic. Now from Jon Favreau, the director of Iron Man comes a new entry with a combination of the two, based on the 2006 graphic novel and with a title that plays on the well known term, simply substituting Aliens for Indians. Read the rest of this entry